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Over 6.25 lakh Indian children smoke cigarettes daily, claims report

A recent study conducted all across India has claimed that over 6.25 lakh children aged 10-14 smoke cigarettes every day. The report by Global Tobacco Atlas has come at a....

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No Smoking Day 2018: Belfast businessman saves £13,900 in 3.5 years after he quits smoking

A story which can set a great example for smokers, a businessman from Northern Ireland's Belfast has claimed that he has saved around £13,900 in last 3 and half years after....

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International Solar Alliance: PM Modi suggests turning to Vedas to combat climate change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), suggested that we need to look back at Vedas to combat climate change. PM....

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Humanity still alive! Parents donate 8-year-old daughter's organs

In yet another case showing that people in this world are still generous and humanity is alive, parents of an 8-year-old girl donated their daughter's organs after she couldn't survive....

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To provide clean fuel to rural women biomass stoves distributed across India

In a bid to provide clean fuel to the women who have limited access to cooking gas (LPG), Neha Juneja launched an organisation called Grameen Infra in 2011. You can....

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Crocodile found in drain near Mulund in Mumbai; later rescued by RAWW

While the humans continue to expand their societies out of cities sometimes entering or disturbing the natural habitat interfering animals lives, a Mumbai resident discovered a 4.4 feet long crocodile....

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Irrespective of gender, menstrual hygiene should be seen as a human right: #YesIBleed campaign

Menstruation is a natural process and we should create awareness among people about it across India, said Union Minister for Health and Family welfare Ashwini Choubey while attending the second....

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Global Warming effect! MET forecasts scorching pre-monsoon summer across India

Confirming the increasing global warming and its effect on Earth's temperature, Indian Meteorological Department (MET) has forecasted that there will be a stiff rise in mercury this summer and might....

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Shocking! 24 prisoners found HIV positive in UP's Gorakhpur district jail

Gorakhpur district jail organised a blood donation camp for inmates in the jail premises with the objective of social service but they witness a shocking reality. Jail officials found 24....

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Poor women to get free breast surgery by Tamil Nadu government

Have you ever thought of getting out the ‘exact’ details of where your hard earned money is going? How about if your Government tells you that your endeavours are getting....

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Siliguri Municipal Corporation to fight dengue with drones

Drones introduced by West Bengal's Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) to check overspread of mosquito in areas of the city. A drone was made by a school student which can take pictures....

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Pinkishe Foundation: Uttar Pradesh's Pad Bank provides free sanitary napkins across India

Breaking all the stereotypes, a group of women in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad have come up with their initiative to provide sanitary napkins among underprivileged women. Pinkishe Foundation is an organisation....

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Sex ratio at birth records major downfall; 17 states see alarming dip in numbers

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) took an alarming dip of 53 points in Gujarat following 17 out of 21 large states facing the same decline, Niti Aayog issued a....

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IVF treatment helps a Pune woman to become a grandmother to two twins from dead son's semen

In an unprecedented incident, a woman from Pune has become a grandmother to two twins with the help of surrogacy using her son Prathamesh Patil's cryo-preserved semen. With the help....

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Test tube baby birth certificate case: Bombay HC seeks reply from BMC on single mother's plea

In order to obtain a birth certificate for her girl child, a 31-year-old mother from Nalasopara resident, Palghar district of Maharashtra has approached the Bombay High court. The single mother....

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Blue light on traffic signals may reduce air pollution and save fuel, believe two Mumbai sisters

With more population, several Indian metro cities are also facing the problem of high-level pollution. It has not been many months when the National Capital Delhi made international headlines about....

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11 cities of the world may face water crisis like Cape Town

Water is the most essential thing for the survival of human being. Despite the fact that water consist 71% surface of the Earth still there are some places which are....

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This 'e-skin' is self-healable, malleable and recyclable

Scientists have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that can be used in biomedical devices like artificial limbs and prosthetics. The new e-skin has....

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Scientists develop first human kidney tissue capable of producing urine

In a first for medical science, scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism that is able to produce urine, a significant milestone in the development of....

Yoga is not just exercise but a transformation process: Sarvesh, CEO & Founder, Zorba Yoga

Yoga is not just exercise but a transformation process: Sarvesh, CEO & Founder, Zorba Yoga

With people becoming more health conscious today, yoga studios have mushroomed all over India across neighbourhoods. But Zorba Yoga studios are unique because they believe that this is not just....

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NITI Aayog Health Index Rankings out; UP worst, Kerala best on health indicators

Despite being among the fastest improving states, Uttar Pradesh ranked at the bottom among 21 large states on health indicators as per NITI Aayog's Health Index Rankings announced on Friday.....

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National Healthcare Protection scheme will be implemented this year says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The ambitious National Health Protection Scheme under which Rs 5 lakh medical insurance cover will be provided annually to 10 crore poor and vulnerable families in the country announced in....

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Lack of nutrition in early childhood can make you deaf

Parents, take note. You need to keep a check on your child's diet as a new study suggests that young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice....

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Ebola virus can infect human reproductive organs: Study reveals

 The Ebola virus has the potential to infect reproductive organs of humans, reveals a study conducted on macaques. The 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak was the most widespread of the....

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2,210 adult white sharks live off Australian coast: Research

 At least 2,210 adult white sharks currently live off Australia's coast with an adult survival rate estimated at 90 percent, according to a study released on Friday. Due to the....

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Goa gets its first bike ambulance service; will serve as first respondents

Be it a deteriorating rural region or an ever-improving metropolitan, the condition of roads in India is bizarre. The rural population of the country has more potholes than roads while....

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First hip joint replacement surgery in Jammu region gives youth new life

In the first such surgery at a government hospital in Jammu region, a 23-year-old youth suffering from Avascular Necrosis (AVN) interruption in blood supply to the bone was given a....

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Oracle launches new cloud-based e-Clinical solution

Technology giant Oracle on Thursday announced the launch of a new holistic, unified cloud-based eClinical solution intended to bring new drugs to the market in a timely manner, while maintaining....

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Supreme Court seeks plan from Uttar Pradesh Government to protect Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court sought from the Uttar Pradesh government a detailed vision document for protection and preservation of the wonder of the centuries-old monument to love, the Taj Mahal. A....

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Protein with a potential therapeutic strategy for treating flu identified

Researchers have identified a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu and may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza.The results -- published in the....