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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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Smelly, contaminated, full of disease: the worlds open dumps are growing 6.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Almost 40% of the worlds waste ends up in huge rubbish tips, mostly found near urban populations in poor countries, posing a serious threat to human health and the environment
Interactive: the worlds biggest and most dangerous dump sites Continue reading...
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Tackling global warming will improve health, save lives, and save money 6.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

New research shows there are many benefits from tackling climate change

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20 lakh people face threat from fluoride, arsenic 5.10.2014 The Assam Tribune
20 lakh people face threat from fluoride, arsenic
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Harsh Vardhan calls for healthier India, wants people to join forces to fight diseases 4.10.2014 DNA: Wide Angle
Promoting the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Saturday called for a healthier nation and stressed on joining forces to fight diseases across the country. Dr. Vardhan said that a healthier nation can only be built if each one of us takes the initiative and pledges to combat water-borne diseases. "All the vector borne, water borne diseases and diseases occurring due to ill-sanitation conditions in the society, all these health problems will vanish as a result of the cleanliness," Dr. Vardhan said. "The number of people who spend money on treatment of diseases and visit doctors will reduce. People face infections and children fall sick and spend money on their treatment. The poor people face hard times. All this will be saved through this drive," he added. Meanwhile, former Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal asked the people of Delhi to monitor the cleanliness of their city. "We appeal to the ...
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The battle for the soul of British milk 2.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
The supermarket price wars that let you buy a four-pint carton of milk for one pound are driving farmers out of business. Are American-style mega-dairies the only way for them to survive? On a still, close afternoon in early September, diggers and dumpers excavated and flattened a once-green field beside the winding country road that leads to the Victorian village of Leighton in the Welsh Marches. Behind 300 metres of gleaming chain-link fence, men in high-vis jackets paced and measured, while one man stood and watched. It had taken Fraser Jones six years of persistence, a public inquiry and a high court ruling to get to this point, and he still could not quite believe it was happening. This is it, then, he said, an ample grin splitting an earnest face. The future. Jones is the fourth generation of his family to work the land in this part of the Borders, near Welshpool. He is 34, a fit, affable and enterprising young farmer. The future, as he sees it, looks like this: three huge, hangar-like sheds fitted ...
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