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‘Vaping-linked’ lung illness reported in 100 people in US

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on ‘Vaping-linked’ lung illness reported in 100 people in US

Health officials in the US are reportedly investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) said it is investigating a cluster of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping or dabbing — vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates. “As […]

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This Sensor Uses Sweat to Give Real-Time Health Updates

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on This Sensor Uses Sweat to Give Real-Time Health Updates

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed wearable skin sensors that use sweat to provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue. They used the sensors to monitor the sweat rate, electrolytes and metabolites in sweat, from volunteers who were exercising and others who were experiencing chemically-induced perspiration. “The goal of […]

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New Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise in Trial

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on New Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise in Trial

Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing. The trial looked at AZD1775, an inhibitor designed to block an enzyme called Wee1, which plays a role in DNA damage repair. The trial builds on almost 20 years of research focused on improving the treatment […]

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People with HIV at Increased Risk of COPD — Study

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on People with HIV at Increased Risk of COPD — Study

People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study. For the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers combined data from 20 separate observational studies and examined 55 different illnesses. They […]

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Education and its Economic Outgrowths

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on Education and its Economic Outgrowths

By Amit Kapoor | IANS In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the issue of population explosion in the country and the need to address it. He added education as a means of both moderating the trend of rising population and making them productive as well. Development trends throughout history have shown that […]

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Now for the Roadmap for Financing

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Op-ed  /  Comments Off on Now for the Roadmap for Financing

By Taponeel Mukherjee | IANS As India celebrated its 73rd Independence Day, the roadmap for the next phase of growth is of prime importance and much interest across the spectrum. While the details are being debated upon, the three focus areas of greater details on the financing of new investments, efficient allocation of government funds and […]

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Curbs, communication clampdown being lifted in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug. 17 (IANS): Against the forecast of a doomsday scenario, government agencies have succeeded in preventing any loss of life during the 12-day clampdown in the Kashmir Valley and have started easing restrictions stepwise, officials said. Against the widespread rumours and malicious propaganda, all hotels in Srinagar and other districts of the Valley functioned […]

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Jaitley in critical state; several leaders visit him

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New Delhi, Aug. 17 (IANS): Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has been put on life support at the AIIMS hospital here, is in a critical condition, hospital sources said on Saturday. Jaitley has been put on extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which is used for patients whose lungs and heart are incapable of operating on […]

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BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on BJP races ahead in preparing for UP by-elections

Lucknow, Aug. 17 (IANS): Uttar Pradesh is gearing up for by-elections to 13 Assembly seats, the dates for which are likely to be announced next month. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is already racing ahead of all other parties when it comes to preparations for the by-elections. The party has initiated the process of short-listing […]

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With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on With less than 45% rain, drought looms over Bihar

 Patna, Aug. 17 (IANS): With Bihar receiving 45 per cent less than normal rain this year, several districts of the state are in the grip of a severe drought, even though flood has made lives miserable in the neighbouring states. Paddy sowing has been badly affected with at least 24 of the 38 districts of […]

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