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November 10, 2017
63 million people living in rural India do not have access to clean water, said Wild Water, a report on the state of the world’s water. Despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India continues to face a major challenge of ensuring water security for its growing population. According to the report by WaterAid released on...
Over 4000 resident doctors in Government Hospitals in Maharashtra abstained from duty for the second day today as a part of their protest against attack on their colleagues, partly affecting the state's healthcare system. For the second consecutive day, medical services across 17 government hospitals in Maharashtra, including four in Mumbai, were hit. Almost 4,000 resident doctors continued their mass ‘Casual...
As many as 20 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with high blood pressure may not have the condition, all because they’ve been misdiagnosed by doctors using outdated blood pressure monitors. “About 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension don’t actually have a problem and do not need medication. This is due mainly to the fact that their blood...
Ahead of the admission season of the 2017-18, the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Monday released on its website a list of 23 fake universities and 279 fake technical institutes that are operating in India. Students seeking for various Under Graduation and Post-Graduation Courses in Engineering colleges get disappointed with...
Skin creams containing paraffin are causing people to set themselves on fire, sometimes with lethal consequences, it has been reported. Paraffin creams are used for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis but can also soak clothes or bedding, which can make the fabric flammable. The medicines regulator has updated its guidance and says all creams containing paraffin should carry a...
Humans inherit their nose shape from their parents or grandparents, but ultimately, the size and shape of someone’s nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to local climate, according to new research. Birthplace, local climate conditions and temperature can all have an effect on the size and shape of the human nose....
The state-run Gandhi Hospital authorities today constituted a committee to probe into the allegations that a patient was denied wheelchair for being unable to pay "bribes." The incident was captured on camera by a television reporter and went viral on Friday,in absence of the wheelchair, the patient, S Raju in his 40s,with severe mobility problems, has been left moving around...
The Great Barrier Reef which is a home to more than 2900 individual reefs, 900 islands and to myriads of living organisms and corals is under a great threat. Being one of the World Heritage Sites, its decline is of major concern. Global warming is one of the major contributors to the slow death of this natural wonder where thousands...
Ibuprofen and other common painkilling medications are linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrest-- when your heart abruptly stops working, researchers have warned after discovering it increases the risk of cardiac arrest by 31 per cent. A new study from Denmark published on Wednesday (January 15) in the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. Ibuprofen, currently available in supermarkets...
With the end of winter, Mumbai has recorded poorer air quality than Delhi for the past two weeks. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) examined the quality of air in Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune from February 27 and March 13, 2017. The study found that 20% of the days in Mumbai had ‘very poor’ air quality,...