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Homeopaths offer services to help fight Ebola epidemic in west Africa 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Scientists condemn homeopaths as irresponsible and cruel for offering victims false hope and for putting lives at risk Continue reading...
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How insects could feed the world 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Is eating bugs the solution to feeding the worlds growing population of human beings and livestock? Emily Anthes chews on locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she tries to find out At first, my meal seems familiar, like countless other dishes Ive eaten at Asian restaurants. A swirl of noodles slicked with oil and studded with shredded chicken, the aroma of ginger and garlic, a few wilting chives placed on the plate as a final flourish. And then, I notice the eyes. Dark, compound orbs on a yellow speckled head, joined to a winged, segmented body. I hadnt spotted them right away, but suddenly I see them everywhere my noodles are teeming with insects. I cant say I wasnt warned. Ive agreed to be a guinea pig at an experimental insect tasting in Wageningen, a university town in the Netherlands. My hosts are Ben Reade and Josh Evans from the Nordic Food Lab , a non-profit culinary research institute. Reade and Evans lead the labs insect deliciousness project, a three-year effort to turn insects into tasty ...
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Odisha villagers script social success in 'backward' Koraput 28.10.2014 DNA: Opinion
They may be residing in one of the most-backward districts of the country with little knowledge of the outside world, but they have scripted a social success for others to emulate. Eleven villages of Koraput and Semiliguda blocks in Odisha's Koraput district with a total of 522 households have become open defecation free (ODF) as the villagers have started using 'pucca' toilets constructed at their houses. "All the 96 families of our village have toilets and open defecation is a matter of the past. Villagers, mostly tribals, use their toilets and there is strict prohibition on open defecation," said Kamala Jani, an elderly woman of Chandramundar village, 60 km from here, in Koraput block. Along with Chandramundar, Chakarliguda, Khaparaput, Gandhiput, Station Suku, Maluguda and Haldiput of Koraput block and Bandguda, Doraguda, Jagamput and Sadam of Semiluguda block have become ODF. It was not easy to inculcate the toilet culture in the villagers as they were habituated to defecating in the open. It took a ...
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Swamped and riddled: the toxic words that wreck public discourse 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Why do politicians such as Michael Fallon trot out the same loaded phrases? Over the weekend, defence secretary Michael Fallon claimed British towns are being swamped by immigrants and their residents are under siege [with] large numbers of migrant workers and people claiming benefits. Poor Mr Fallon, did you miss that mixed metaphors class? Is that useful cliche, ordinary British working people, sinking beneath rising waters of oleaginous, pestilential filth? Or are blameless British towns from Wrexham to Wroxham even now ringed by foreign vigilantes in makeshift trenches with knives between their teeth and murder in their heart? Is it just me who is imagining an infernal alliance of Polish plumbers tooled up with spanners and Wahhabist militants waving ancestral scimitars as they secure the cheese counter at the local Morrisons with their war traditional cry Aiee! Die infidel dogs! No more unpasteurised stilton for you!? ...
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Ebola creating atmosphere of fear in shipping industry as coastguard steps in 27.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Maritime and Coastguard Agency monitoring vessels entering UK waters that have visited ports in west Africa affected by virus Continue reading...
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Modi @ Reliance hospital opening: 'Plastic surgeon may have fixed elephant's head on Ganesha' 25.10.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Describing neonatal and maternal mortality rates as a matter of grave concern, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government wanted to effectively use its 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' campaigns to reach healthcare to the country's poorest of the poor.
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Gut bacterium may make mosquitoes less vulnerable to malaria, dengue 24.10.2014 Sify News
A new research has observed that bacterium isolated from the gut of an Aedes mosquito can reduce infection of mosquitoes by malaria parasites and dengue virus.
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Bob Geldof: 'We are a normal family. And one of us didn't make it' 18.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Six months after the death of his daughter Peaches, Bob Geldof is still raw and angry. He talks about addiction, intrusion and why hes back in his snakeskin suit You can prepare for a Bob Geldof interview, but you cannot prepare for Bob Geldof himself. Not that he isnt how you imagine: he is, but more so. Taller, louder, funnier, better read, more sweary, more informed, more opinionated. More everything. He rarely draws breath. He fires off stats about the planets resources (Humans will need 1,700% of the planets resources in 80 years), and the energy drain that is Google (Every time you search for something on Google, you use as much energy as driving a car 65 metres). He berates the BBCs Africa coverage (They only want the noble primitive version), then switches to my career, though weve met only once before: Tellys where the moneys at, Sawyer, get with the programme! If you were to draw a cartoon of us during this interview, I would have my hair blown back, as though facing a hurricane. We are at his ...
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As Ebola epidemic tightens grip, west Africa turns to religion for succour 17.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Fears evangelical churches that hold thousands and services promising healing could ignite new chains of transmission Continue reading...
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Shirdi municipality employee dies of swine flu 16.10.2014 DNA: Mumbai
42-year-old employee of Shirdi Municipal Corporation died of swine flu today in a Mumbai hospital. Ashok Rambhau Gaikwad, an employee in corporation's water supply department, was suffering from fever, cold, and cough for last ten days and was being treated at a private hospital in Shirdi but was later moved to a Nashik hospital, chief officer, Shirdi Municipality, Dhairyasheel Jadhav said. His condition deteriorated and was shifted to Mumbai for treatment, where he died today, he said.  A team under district health officer, Ahmednagar has been sent to the Gaikwad's village Kankuri, around 4 kms from here, to screen his family members, neighbours and colleagues, if they are showing any symptoms of the contagious disease, civil surgeon, Ahmednagar civil hospital S M Sonawane ...
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After cyclone Hudhud, Vizag faces epidemic fear 16.10.2014 Rediff: News
The woes of people living in Vizag are far from over. After struggling from the devastation and even as supply of essential services are restored in the cyclone-hit area, another threat looms large - that of an epidemic.
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Forty years on from the Rumble in the Jungle, Kinshasa is a city of chaos 15.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The heavyweight world championship showdown between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman electrified a city full of pride and promise in the early years following independence and then the money ran out Inside Gbadolite: Mobutus personal city in the jungle Kinshasa was a very nice place. Very clean. Not too many people, like there are now, Dieudonne Duabo explains quietly. Sitting in the shade of an ageing hangar at the edge of the citys Ndolo airport, the 64-year-old former army pilot is reflecting on when he first came here as a 17-year-old student in 1968. At the time, with what I had, I could go to the supermarket and get what I wanted. I could really control my life. It was OK. No problem. Ndolo airport was once a shining symbol of Kinshasas modernity, growth and prosperity. Built in the early 1920s, it was a cornerstone of Congolese aviation and a major hub in the allied African air network during the second world war. Now it is as tumbledown as most of the rest of the sprawling city, with derelict ...
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Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military 14.10.2014 Sify News
Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages
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How to avoid catching Ebola 13.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Prevention includes avoiding direct contact with those infected and health officials following decontamination procedures

The Ebola virus is transmitted in the bodily fluids of people who are seriously ill, who are likely to be vomiting, bleeding or have diarrhoea. Blood, faeces and vomit are the most infectious fluids, and in late stages of the disease even tiny amounts can carry high loads of virus. But a nurse who got a patients blood on their hands could wash it off with soap and water without any ill-effects. He or she would become ill only if they had a cut or abrasion on their hand or touched their mouth, eyes or nose, which would allow the virus to pass into their bodily fluids.

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LIVE! Pistorius sentencing could take a week, psychologist's questioning ends 13.10.2014 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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In Washington, UN, World Bank chiefs rally support 'to build a healthy Haiti' 10.10.2014 Sify News
New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined global partners, including the head of the World Bank, at a high-level conference in Washington, D.C., to combat water borne diseases like cholera in Haiti and, raise commitments to provide clean water, improved sanitation and health services in cholera endemic areas over the next three years.
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Study: Toilets alone won't fix India sanitation 10.10.2014 Sify News
Building toilets in rural India, where hundreds of millions are still defecating outdoors, will not be enough to improve public health, according to a study published Friday.
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Better toilets may not mean better health: Study 10.10.2014 TOI: India
The world's biggest sanitation programme, being run in India, will reduce the shameful practise of open defecation in the country but may not improve the country's abysmal health indicators, according to a study.
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Ebola crisis: how health workers on west African frontline are paying with their lives 8.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
The epidemic has exposed weak healthcare systems and left nearly 3,500 dead, but far more might have died if not for the courage of local health workers Continue reading...
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Proposal to protect fisher cites pot farm threat 7.10.2014 Sify News
Citing a threat from rat poison used on illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists on Monday proposed Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger
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