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Dead pigs floating in Chinese river 17.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
170 dead pigs recovered from a river in northwest China is the latest in a string of food and water safety scandals

At least 170 dead pigs have been found in a river in northwest China according to state media, the latest food and water safety incident to hit the country.

The pigs were found in a tributary of the Yellow River, China's second longest river, in Qinghai Province by local residents last week but it was not yet known where the pigs came from and what killed them.

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Delhi High Court summons chief secretary over water contamination (Cached) 16.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
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Delhi High Court summons chief secretary over water contamination (Cached) 16.4.2014 DNA: Mumbai
The Delhi High Court Wednesday summoned the city chief secretary over not submitting a report on contaminated water supplied to residents and not cleaning the polluted Najafgarh drain that was affecting the health of people due to toxic gases emitted from it and which later merges into the Yamuna river. A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Jayant Nath expressed displeasure on the conduct of the Delhi government and Delhi Jal Board for not filing a status report on the issues sought by it months before. "We had granted time for filing status report. Now we seek personal presence of the chief secretary. He will be present in court April 23," the bench said. The bench also said "Delhi people have no civic sense and throw garbage at any place". The court was hearing a suo motu cognizance on a letter sent to it by the residents welfare association (RWA) of South Extension Part I complaining that 90 percent of the water was contaminated. The letter also informed the court about the dismal ...
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Doc's to-dos to cut cancer risk (Cached) 15.4.2014 Telegraph: Calcutta
Reduce the risk of breast cancer with physical exercise and by avoiding junk food and having the first child before 25, clinical oncologist Suresh Advani told a gathering of women in Calcutta on Monday.
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Waterproof layer protects turkey eggs from bacteria (Cached) 14.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, April 14 : Shells of Australian brush turkeys are 1.5 times thinner than those of chickens, but that does not make them more vulnerable to attacks from microbes because of a natural waterproof layer, a study finds.
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Contaminated water from crude oil leak affects 2.4 mln in China (Cached) 13.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
London, Apr. 13 : A crude oil leak from a pipeline owned by China's biggest oil company has been blamed for water contamination that has affected more than 2.4 million people.
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China and India face huge cancer burden: Experts (Cached) 12.4.2014 ET: Healthcare
China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday.
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Amethi's plight of being a VIP constituency (Cached) 12.4.2014 TOI: India
Less than 1km away from the district collector's sprawling bungalow in the heart of Amethi district, residents of Katra Lalganj are up in ...
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Turmeric branded latest superfood to protect against Alzheimer's (Cached) 10.4.2014 New Kerala: Health News
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South Sudan: UN reaffirms commitment to protect civilians (Cached) 10.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 10 : The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Wednesday that since the hostilities that erupted between the Government and opposition forces last December, an average of 75,000 civilians have found refuge from violence in UN bases across the country.
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Drinking coffee could help you ward off Alzheimer's (Cached) 8.4.2014 New Kerala: Health News
Washington, April 8 : Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer's disease.
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Drinking coffee could help you ward off Alzheimer's (Cached) 8.4.2014 DNA: Money
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer's disease. Tau deposits, along with beta-amyloid plaques, are among the characteristic features of Alzheimer's disease. These protein deposits disrupt the communication of the nerve cells in the brain and contribute to their degeneration. Despite intensive research there is no drug available to date which can prevent this detrimental process. Based on the results of Prof. Dr. Christa Muller from the University of Bonn, Dr. David Blum and their team, a new class of drugs may now be developed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Caffeine, an adenosine receptor antagonist, blocks various receptors in the brain which are activated by adenosine. Initial results of the team of researchers had already indicated that the blockade of the adenosine receptor subtype A2A in particular could play an important role. Initially, Prof. Muller and her colleagues developed an A2A antagonist in ultrapure ...
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Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases (Cached) 7.4.2014 New Kerala: Health News
New Delhi, April 7 : Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.
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Governor directs to ensure safe drinking water for all (Cached) 7.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
Hyderabad, Apr 7 : Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan today directed the officials to ensure safe drinking water for all the people in the state.
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Full text of BJP Lok Sabha poll manifesto for 2014 (Cached) 7.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
Preface : India is the most ancient civilization of the world and has always been looked upon by the world as a land of wealth and wisdom. India has been credited to have developed, apart from philosophy and mathematics, science and technology of a very high order, which had attracted scholars from all over the world.
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World Health Day Special : Vector-borne diseases on the rise in Pune 7.4.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
Pune: The World Health Organization(WHO) this year has identified vector-borne diseases as its theme to observe World Health Day on April 7. Taking note of the ascending figures in cases related to vector-borne diseases in Pune, city's medical experts said that it is hight time, appropriate steps are taken to prevent these diseases. On being asked for the surge observed in vector-borne cases in the city, Dr Dileep Sarda, state president of Indian Medical Association(IMA), said, "Pune has become a crowded city, with poor management of garbage and drains. The rivers are never free of water hyacinth. All these factors are leading to the rise of the vector-borne diseases in the city." Dengue and malaria are among the most widely reported vector-borne diseases. In 2014, 53 cases of dengue and 18 cases of malaria reported were reported at Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Dr. Avinash Bhondwe, former president of IMA felt that there was lack of awareness among the citizens that is also contributing to the ...
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Floods claim seven lives in Solomon Islands (Cached) 5.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
Honiara, April 5 : At least seven people have been killed and 30 remain missing in the floods triggered by torrential rains in the Solomon Islands, The New Zealand Herald reported Saturday.
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The nightmare of living with OCD 4.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Is that my blood? Is it somebody else's? What if they were HIV-positive? What if I've caught it? Science writer David Adam reveals what it's like to live with an overwhelming fear of being infected with HIV The day the Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna died in a crash, I was stuck in the toilet of a Manchester swimming pool. The door was open, but my thoughts blocked the way out. It was May 1994. I was 22 and hungry. After swimming a few lengths of the pool, I had lifted myself from the water and headed for the locker rooms. Going down the steps, I had scraped the back of my heel on the sharp edge of the final step. It left a small graze through which blood bulged into a blob that hung from my broken skin. I transferred the drop to my finger and a second swelled to take its place. I pulled a paper towel from above the sink to press to my wet heel. The blood on my finger ran with the water as it dripped down my arm. My eyes followed the blood. And the anxiety, of course, rushed back, ahead even of the ...
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Could Modi be a development disaster? (Cached) 4.4.2014 India Together - Environment

If the cost of ecological damage and social deprivation are accounted for, Narendra Modi will only be half as tall as he is made out to be, says Ashish Kothari, issuing a grave warning.

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Delhi HC notice on railway water quality (Cached) 4.4.2014 TOI: India
A division bench of acting Chief Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul gave time till May 14 to the railway ministry and Northern Railway general manager to ...
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