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Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough 27.7.2016 DNA: Top News
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative disease ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, researchers say. The challenge involved people pouring ice-cold water over their heads, posting video on social media, and donating funds for research on the condition, whose sufferers include British physicist Stephen Hawking. Celebrities including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Benedict Cumberbatch and former US President George W. Bush were among millions of people who took part in 2014, attracting more than 400 million views on social media. The challenge raised $220 million worldwide, according to the Washington-based ALS Association. News of the gene discovery again sent Ice Bucket Challenge viral, proving one of the top trending topics on Twitter on Wednesday. The money funded the largest ever study of inherited ALS and identified a new gene, NEK1, that ranks among the most common genes ...
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Two in every five Indian kids under age five are stunted: Report 26.7.2016 DNA: Top News
Around 48 million children or two in every five children under the age of five years in India are stunted, making India home to largest number of stunted children in world in terms of volumes, a new report today said. "India, the world's second most populous nation and a country with a well-known sanitation crisis has been named as having the greatest number of children in the world who are stunted. "The report reveals 48 million children in India, or two in every five under five, are suffering from stunted growth, which affects their physical development as well as cognitive and emotional development," the report 'Caught Short' - How a lack of toilets and clean water contributes to malnutrition' brought out by international development charity WaterAid said. Noting that India has the highest concentration in the world of people practising open defecation, the report said that high rates of open defecation have a strong correlation with increased rates of stunting, as faeces in the environment ...
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CM directs DCs to help flood-affected people 26.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
CM directs DCs to help flood-affected people
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Did BJP tell Subramanian Swamy to 'be silent'? 26.7.2016 TOI: Home
Late on Monday, he tweeted that the opposition Congress party has become "aggressive" in the Rajya Sabha during the latest Parliament session that began last week. And it's the reason he cites for this Congress "aggression" that may have given the Rajya Sabha MP away.
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First cholera case surfaces in Kozhikode 24.7.2016 TOI: Cities
Kozhikode district reports first case of cholera from the limit of Kozhikode Corporation. Cholera was detected in 47year-old male hailing from Edakkad fall in the limits of City Corporation.
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Animals in flood-hit areas being inoculated 23.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
Animals in flood-hit areas being inoculated
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Nabard sanctions about Rs 177 crore for Punjab 20.7.2016 ET: Agriculture
Installation of 555 reverse osmosis plants will provide safe drinking water, thereby reducing incidence of serious diseases resulting from underground water with contaminants.
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LIVE! Kashmir: Curfew continues, internet shut, mobiles blocked 20.7.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Showers bring joy, but it's raining diseases too 19.7.2016 TOI: Delhi Times
The spell of rain over the last few days may have brought some relief to Delhiites from humid weather conditions, but it has led to a spurt in viral fever and typhoid cases. Doctors say the incidence of mosquitoborne diseases, dengue and malaria, may also go up in the coming days due to collection of water post-rains.
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Tamil Nadu: Did the polluted Palar riverbed cause death of 3,500 ducks? 15.7.2016 DNA: Top News
Over 3,500 ducks owned by a poultry farmer have died in a nearby village after consuming suspected polluted water on the Palar riverbed and tests have also ruled out any outbreak of disease for the en-masse deaths of the birds, a top official said in Vellore on Friday. Gopinath, a poultry farmer, had been rearing 3,500 ducks at nearby Periya Komeswaram village. The birds were found dead in bunches on June 13 and 14. "The ducks had drunk water stagnant on some stretches of the Palar riverbed. We suspect the water might have been heavily contaminated and toxic," said a top district animal husbandry official, who did not wish to be named. He said tests carried out to ascertain if the ducks had died of any disease outbreak had confirmed that it was not so. "Test result today confirmed that the deaths are not due to any disease outbreak. It was not due to any disease that affects birds (including ducks)," he said. "The poultry farmer has 1,000 more ducks and these are reared in a separate enclosure by him. ...
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Over 300 kids under the age of 5 die of diarrhoea everyday: Health ministry 11.7.2016 TOI: India
Around 328 children under 5 years of age die of diarrhoea every day, latest assessment by the health ministry shows. This has prompted the ministry to intensify its diarrhoea control programme to reach out to over 10 crore children with ORS solution this year from 6.3 crore last year.
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CM reviews flood scene 10.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
CM reviews flood scene
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Women, it's time you cut down your caffeine intake! 6.7.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
Read on to find out the benefit of replacing coffee with more alkaline foods.
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Your water is more contaminated than last year 5.7.2016 DNA: Popular News
Complaints of water contamination are on the rise in the city. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), there were 40 complaints from June 15 to June 30, out of which only 11 were attended. Gorai, Culvam Village, Borivli, Kandivli, Charkop, Samta Nagar and Lokhandwala Complex in the R-Central and R-South wards accounted for the maximum complaints. "Corroded pipelines and sewage and water pipelines running parallel are one factor. Most complaints relate to foul smell, yellow-coloured, and, at times, water mixed with muck and dirt," a civic official said. Water contamination levels in 2013-14 and 2012-13 were 10.84% and 19%, respectively. From April 2015 to March 2016, the civic body collected water samples from all wards. Tests showed that 4.31% of the samples were unfit for consumption. This year, it is 3.87%. Also last year, there was a surge in water samples with E. coli bacteria, that gives spreads water-borne diseases. Speaking to dna, a senior official from the hydraulic engineering ...
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City witnesses rise in water-borne diseases this year 2.7.2016 DNA: Top News
The city has witnessed a rise in leptospirosis, hepatitis and typhoid cases in 2016 compared to 2015, says Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Hepatitis alone has seen 797 cases between January to June this year as compared to 582 cases during the same period last year. "This year, we have seen more of hepatitis cases as compared to 2015 during the same period. We found that maximum hepatitis cases were reported from F/South (Parel), H/East (Santa Cruz), L Ward (Kurla) and M/East (Deonar)," said Dr Padmaja Keskar, executive health officer BMC. On Sunday, a 5-year-old boy from Wadala lost his life to hepatits. Hepatitis A and E are mainly transmitted through faecal-oral route caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water and due to lack of personal hygiene. "We have screened around 1,095 people for jaundice-like symptoms in 216 houses. We did not find any cases suggestive of jaundice in the surrounding area," Keskar added. The BMC health department also found more number of typhoid cases in ...
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No toilets in Neem ka Thana, residents at disease risk 28.6.2016 TOI: Jaipur
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Indian buffalo meat not competitive to US beef exports: report 28.6.2016 DNA: Urban Tales
India, one of the largest exporters of beef, is unlikely to pose a challenge to the export of American beef due to the poor quality of its buffalo meat and lack of animal health regulations, an official report has said. "So far, it appears that Indian water buffalo meat exports, although relatively low cost, are mostly non-competitive with US beef exports, primarily due to quality preferences and animal health regulations in the major markets that import US beef," the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a report on Indian beef exports. The report 'From Where the Buffalo Roam: India's Beef Exports', said that Indian exports of buffalo meat do not comply with health standards, including foot and mouth disease-free status, required by most high-income markets served by the US. Even in markets shared by the two countries, the products are likely to serve different customer segments, it said, adding that about 90% of US beef exports go to markets closed to Indian beef. "However, India's water buffalo ...
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English Rendering of Text of PM’s “Mann ki Baat” programme on All India Radio on June 26, 2016 26.6.2016 Govt of india: PIB
English Rendering of Text of PM’s “Mann ki Baat” programme on All India Radio on June 26, 2016
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3 cases a day: It’s raining dengue, disease in Bengaluru 24.6.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
The city has seen 82 new dengue cases in the past 30 days, according to the daily status report of the health and family welfare department. From May 23 to June 22, the number shot up from 44 to 126. Across the state, 430 new positive cases were recorded in the same month.
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How a village block in UP turned 'swachh' 23.6.2016 TOI: Cities
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