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70% Needy Patients in India Can’t Access Dialysis: Study

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on 70% Needy Patients in India Can’t Access Dialysis: Study

In India, almost 200,000 new patients need dialysis every year, and it is estimated that less than 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy mainly due to non-availability or unaffordability, says a study. Efforts to provide dialysis to those with end-stage kidney disease should be done in conjunction with more cost-effective […]

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A Fasting Diet May Help to Reverse Diabetes

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on A Fasting Diet May Help to Reverse Diabetes

A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed. In the study, led by researchers from the University of Southern California, mice were placed on fasting mimicking diet (FMD) for four days each […]

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Heel-to-ground Foot Makes us Better Fighters, Slow Runners

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Heel-to-ground Foot Makes us Better Fighters, Slow Runners

Standing with heels planted allows humans more swinging force when fighting, but the heel-down posture also makes us bad at fleeing, says a study. In contrast, many other species of mammals, including most primates, stand, walk and run with their heels elevated, and on the balls of their feet or toes, a posture important for […]

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‘Focus on Building Stamina Than Just Weight-Loss’

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on ‘Focus on Building Stamina Than Just Weight-Loss’

Rather than focussing only on weight-loss and a well-toned body, one should have a holistic approach to fitness and build stamina across all areas — running marathons, lifting weights, cycling, and performing basic daily chores, experts say. “Fitness doesn’t mean good looks, It means progressive improvement in strength, endurance and mobility. Weight lifting plays an […]

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What Makes You a Lefty Or a Righty?

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on What Makes You a Lefty Or a Righty?

It is not the brain that determines whether a person is a lefty or a righty, but the spinal cord, a study has claimed. Until now, it had been assumed that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemisphere might be responsible for a person’s handedness — people’s tendency to naturally favour the […]

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Our Lives Are Shaped by Errors, Some Camel-Sized (The Funny Side)

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Feature, OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Our Lives Are Shaped by Errors, Some Camel-Sized (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi About two years ago, I tried to remove a bubble from my smartphone protective screen and accidentally bought a camel. Luckily, I managed to back out from the purchase by switching the phone off and turning around three times for luck, a useful trick I learned from my children. For research reasons […]

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Centre to set up new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Centre to set up new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 24 : The Centre will set up several new Passport Seva Kendras in Assam. Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said this during a discussion with Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Dispur on Friday. Singh said the External Affairs Ministry will extend all required support to open more Passport […]

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Indian man killed in hate crime in US bar

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Indian man killed in hate crime in US bar

Washington/Hyderabad, Feb. 24: An Indian engineer was killed and another injured by an American who mistook them for “Middle Easterners” and yelled “Get out of my country” before shooting them at a bar. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed and Alok Madasani was injured when Adam W. Purinton, a white who earlier served in the US […]

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Smith, O’Keefe put Australia 298 runs ahead of India at stumps

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Smith, O’Keefe put Australia 298 runs ahead of India at stumps

Pune: Australian bowler Steve O'Keefe celebrates his six wickets during the first test match played against India in Pune on Friday. PTI Photo by Shashank Parade(PTI2_24_2017_000053B)

Pune, Feb. 24: Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe’s career-best six-wicket haul and skipper Steve Smith’s half century helped Australia take a commanding lead of 298 runs as they reached 143/4 in their second innings at stumps on the second day of the opening cricket Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. Smith, who […]

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Real Madrid’s Varane out for 1 month due to injury

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Real Madrid’s Varane out for 1 month due to injury

Real Madrid's Varane out for 1 month due to injury

Madrid, Feb. 24: Real Madrid on Friday announced that defender Rafael Varane is suffering from a hamstring injury. The French defender was injured on Wednesday in the postponed La Liga match against Valencia at the Mestalla, where Los Blancos lost 1-2, reports Efe.

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