User: aseem Topic: Water
Category: Water_Brone_Diseases
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Tens of thousands need aid after deadly cyclone pounds Bangladesh, Sri Lanka 24.5.2016 DNA: Money
Tens of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka need aid including clean drinking water, dry food rations and medicines after a deadly cyclone hammered the South Asia region, aid agencies said on Tuesday. With wind speeds reaching 90 kph (56 mph) and heavy rains, cyclone Roanu struck Bangladesh on Saturday, after buffeting India and Sri Lanka in the Bay of Bengal - killing at least 120 people and affecting hundreds of thousands more in the region. Aid workers said Roanu's torrential rains triggered flooding, landslides and tidal surges mostly in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - ripping apart thousands of rickety homes, burying entire villages and inundating swathes of farmland. "Tens of thousands of poor families will have lost most of their assets - not just their houses, but also their food stores, seasonal crops and vital livestock such as cows, goats and ducks," said Shakeb Nabi, Christian Aid's Bangladesh head. "Access to food, safe drinking water, health supplies and sanitation materials is ...
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Heat stroke kills 7 in Madhya Pradesh 23.5.2016 TOI: Cities
Heat Stroke has killed 7 people in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh in past 24 hours.
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'Toxic' Ramganga fish causing learning disabilities, renal failure in humans 18.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
'Toxic' Ramganga fish causing learning disabilities, renal failure in humans
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UK water experts develop device to help save lives in India 17.5.2016 DNA: Money
A team from the University's Department of Civil Engineering has developed prototype optical equipment called "Duo Fluor" which uses water s natural fluorescence to "scan" the water and highlight pollutants that are present in the sample almost instantly revealing whether supplies are safe to drink. Professor John Bridgeman, who led the team of researchers, said: "It is vital to ensure that people have access to safe water supplies. The 'Duo Fluor' device is a huge step forward in managing water and wastewater systems and has the potential to save lives not just in India, but around the globe. John Bridgeman Professor of Environmental Engineering at University of Birmingham Microbiological waterborne disease remains a significant concern for the global water community. Pathogens in drinking water sources cause ill health and the 'Duo Fluor' allows rapid drinking water quality checks to prevent the spread of disease and death." The researchers are now working with experts from the charity Oxfam and ...
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Bird flu scare hits poultry farmers reeling under drought 9.5.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Shahjahanpur grapples with poor sanitation 8.5.2016 TOI: Cities
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Midday meal tragedy: Toll reaches 4, as test reports indicate possibilities of Cholera 7.5.2016 TOI: India
Even though the tests reports of the milk and water samples, collected from the government school in Mathura, where four people, including two minor children, have so far died and 200 others hospitalised, have not been received, local authorities claim that this could be of cholera breakout.
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Mathura: Cholera looms large, around 100 sufferers identified 7.5.2016 DNA: Popular News
Two days after two children died following consuming milk as part of mid-day meal at a school in Kansi Ram colony in Mathura, the area is facing another crisis - with over 100 people suffering from cholera which "virtually has taken an epidemic form". "Anganwadi Assistant Usha Devi, who was also taken ill after consuming the milk, died last evening. The number of children and adults suffering from vomiting and loose motion has swelled from 48 by Thursday evening to 118 today," officiating Chief Medical Officer Dr Sajjan Kumar said. Since only 29 children had consumed milk on Wednesday as part of mid-day meal and a majority are of different age groups, it has been established that cholera has spread in the area, District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar said. "There was no casualty today. On the basis of stool test it has been established that most of the patients are suffering from cholera which virtually has taken an epidemic form," he said, adding the other cause appears to be mixing of drain water with ...
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Amazon and eBay hosting ads for banned invasive species 6.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Unregulated traders are using the sites to sell some of the world’s most invasive plants, with potentially devastating impacts on ecosystems Amazon and eBay appear to be openly breaking the law by hosting listings to ship banned invasive species to the UK, the Guardian can reveal. Both eBay and Amazon have previously been criticised for hosting ivory traders, but the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) rates invasive species as a more significant threat to biodiversity than poaching for animal parts. In February, the CBD said there was an “urgent need” to control the vast, unregulated network of online traders who buy and sell these pests across the ...
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Midday meal in Mathura leaves three dead and 40 hospitalised 5.5.2016 TOI: Cities
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Diarrhoea outbreak in Cuttack 4.5.2016 TOI: Cities
Over 30 diarrhoea cases have been reported from Jagannath Colony and Khannagar's Nuasahi in the last three days.
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Labradors may be genetically 'hard-wired' for greed 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

A study of labrador DNA revealed more than a fifth of the dogs carry a genetic variation which could predispose them to food-seeking and weight gain

Labrador dogs are well known for being fond of their food, but new research suggests their greedy nature could be down to genetic mutation.

Labrador retrievers are top dog in the UK, with 32,507 animals newly registered with the Kennel Club in 2015 alone. But the breed is well known for its tendency to develop a portly form, a concern given the variety of health problems - from diabetes to heart disease - linked to obesity.

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Press Release from Business Wire : House Wellness Foods 3.5.2016 TOI: Intl Business
TOKYO, (BSW) -A study from Japan has shownfor the first timethat heat-treated lactobacillus, as found inHouse Wellness Foods Feed LP20®,is effective in supporting the immune system of the Whiteleg shrimp, reversing disease trends and increasing reproduction.
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Mentally ill in solitary: 'we're not addressing the problem, we’re making it worse' 3.5.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

In Florida, one in five mentally ill prisoners is in solitary confinement. For Kristopher Pena, being diagnosed with schizophrenia began a nightmare

After her son tore off his penis with his bare hands in his cell, Gemma Pena thought Florida’s prison authorities might see his illness. They’d see he needed a hospital, instead of solitary confinement.

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Gujarat CM dedicates solar Anganwadi for children 2.5.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Kheda-based Amanta Healthcare gets TGA Australia approval 1.5.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Kheda-based Amanta Healthcare gets TGA Australia approval
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'This boy is as tough as nails' 28.4.2016 Rediff: Movies
As a parent, there can be nothing worse than hearing your child diagnosed with cancer.
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Manipur opens relief camps for rain-hit villagers 25.4.2016 The Assam Tribune
Manipur opens relief camps for rain-hit villagers
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If consumers knew how farmed chickens were raised, they might never eat their meat again 24.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
The debate about animal welfare has intensified

The year 2012 marked a leap forward for animal welfare in the European Union. Farmers were no longer allowed to keep egg-laying hens in barren battery cages smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. Instead, the minimum requirement now is that hens are kept in a cage the size of an A4 sheet of paper, with an extra postcard-sized bit of shared space that allows them to scratch and nest. These are known as enriched cages.

Animal welfare campaigners would like to see them abolished too, saying they barely make a difference to the birds’ ability to express their natural behaviour and live free from stress. Around half of the eggs we eat are still produced in caged systems.

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9 reasons to eat watermelon 20.4.2016 Rediff: GetAhead
This sweet, thirst-quenching fruit will not only keep you hydrated but also reduce the chances of getting cancer.
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