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Permanent care centre for endosulfan victims still a dream 12.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Political parties have not responded to this demand
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Microsoft introduces $25 million AI initiative to empower people with disabilities 8.5.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Microsoft will now launch a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities.  “AI for Accessibility” will be a five-year programme for developers globally, including in India. During Microsoft Build 2018, CEO Satya Nadella said, “It is important for us to figure out how to empower more people. It has been a personal passion of mine to help people suffering with disabilities like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and autism. AI for Accessibility is a grand programme for the researchers, NGOs and developers — providing them with platform technologies so that they can help over one billion people with disabilities.” The company stated that only 1 in 10 people with disabilities globally have access to assistive technologies and products. By making AI solutions more widely available, Microsoft believes that technology can have a broad impact on the community. The AI for Accessibility program will be run by Accessibility team and its leader, Jenny ...
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$ 25 million Microsoft AI initiative to empower people with disabilities 8.5.2018 Sify Finance
, May 8 (IANS) Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people with disabilities, Microsoft has announced "AI for Accessibility" -- a new $25 million, five-year programme for developers globally including in India.
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$25mn Microsoft AI initiative to empower people with disabilities 8.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people with disabilities, Microsoft has announced "AI for Accessibility" -- a new $25 million, five-year programme for developers globally including in India.
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A healthy digestive system could do wonders! 3.5.2018 General News
Microbes in the digestive system have a big influence on human health and may play a role in the onset of disease throughout the body, claims a research.According to the study conducted by the American Chemical Society, a way has been found to use chemical compounds to target and inhibit the growth of specific microbes in the gut associated with diseases without causing harm to other beneficial organisms.The digestive system is crammed with trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that help process food. Recent studies suggested that the changes in these gut flora, or microbiome, may play a role in the onset of a host of diseases and conditions including obesity, diabetes, cancer, allergies, asthma, autism and multiple sclerosis.Antibiotics can help regulate the microbiome, but bacterial resistance is on the rise. In addition, antibiotics can wipe out some of the organisms that contribute to a healthy microbiome, and the microbes that take their place can sometimes cause more .
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Italian schools ban kids with no vaccination 3.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
School authorities in Italy's Piedmont region have banned several children from attending kindergarten because their parents failed to comply with a government immunization deadline, media reports said.
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Pet-free city upbringing raises mental illness risk: Study 1.5.2018 General News
Children raised without pets in an urban setting are more vulnerable to mental illness than those raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, says a new study.
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Meat of dead chicken meant for supplying to restaurants seized 27.4.2018 General News
A day after the seizure of 20 tonne of rotten meat suspected to be of dead animals, meant for supply to restaurants in and around the city, the police today confiscated flesh of dead chicken from a farm at New Town near here. Police said the locals of a place near the airport area caught a person with the meat of dead chicken meant for supply to a restaurant. They informed the police and the person was arrested along with the restaurant owner. The whereabouts of the farm was known on interrogating the two men and the police raided it. The flesh of dead chicken was found in a freezer in the farm and was seized. Samples of it was sent for forensic examination to ascertain whether any other meat had been mixed with it, the police added. The West Bengal government has directed all police stations in the metropolis and the districts to keep watch on the sale of meat in their areas, officials said. Yesterday, around 20 tonnes of rotten meat suspected to be of dead animals which was meant ..
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Celeb spotting: Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and others 27.4.2018 Entertainment Gallery – The Indian Express
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Common antidepressants linked to dementia risk: Study 27.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
If you are used to taking commonly prescribed antidepressants, think twice. According to a study, you may be at high risk of developing dementia, even 20 years before the actual diagnosis, a study has warned.
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Children create awareness on autism 27.4.2018 Hindu: News
Since April 2, a group of children at Learning Alternatives Centre for Beyond School Experiences, Vettamukku, has been on a project to create awareness on autism
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Guterres appoints special envoy for Myanmar in refugee crisis 27.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Christine Schraner Burgener, a Swiss diplomat with conflict resolution experience in Southeast Asia, as his special envoy for Myanmar.
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6 Pack Band 2.0: Karan Johar launches a very 'isspeshal' band of teens - Here's all you need to know 26.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Filmmaker Karan Johar has introduced a band comprising of differently abled members to create awareness about the issue. The band, 6-Pack Band 2.0, is the second segment of India's first transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band, which exploded on to the scene in 2016, winning millions of hearts across the globe. The band had special collaborations with Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, among others, that became huge talking points. Its second edition focuses on the important theme of Mental Health and Disability. Celebrated Producer-Director-Author-Host Karan Johar joined this cause to change the way we perceive children with different abilities. India's 1st 'isspeshal' band, the '6-Pack Band 2.0', comprises 6 teens between the ages of 13 to 18 (3 girls, 3 boys) with special needs but incredible music skills, drive and passion. Their spirit, their infectious energy, their resolve and their life stories are extremely inspiring. They've come together to show the world ...
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A band launched for mental disability awareness 26.4.2018 General News
Filmmaker Karan Johar has introduced a band comprising of differently abled members to create awareness about the issue.The band, 6-Pack Band 2.0, is the second segment of India's 1st transgender band, the Brooke Bond Red Label 6 Pack Band, which exploded on to the scene in 2016, winning millions of hearts across the globe.The band had special collaborations with Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, among others, that became huge talking points.Its second edition focuses on the important theme of Mental Health & Disability. Celebrated Producer-Director-Author-Host Karan Johar joined this cause to change the way we perceive children with different abilities.India's 1st 'isspeshal' band, the '6-Pack Band 2.0', comprises 6 teens between the ages of 13 to 18 [3 girls, 3 boys] with special needs but incredible music skills, drive and passion.Their spirit, their infectious energy, their resolve and their life stories are extremely inspiring. They're have come ...
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Musical performances to take place on full moon nights 24.4.2018 General News
With the majestic Qutub Minar as its backdrop, a three-part monthly series will bring together different traditions of Indian music on full moon nights here. 'Under the Banyan Tree on A Full Moon Night' will mark the advent of the full moon in the months of April, May and June, respectively, starting from April 29 at 1AQ, near Qutub Minar. Organised by Teamwork Arts, the music concert will open with sitarist Azeem Ahmed Alvi, Hindustani classical vocalist Ujwal Nagar, and Sufi qawwals Qutbi Brothers representing the vibrancy and richness of Indian musical tradition. With a poetic blend of moonlight and music, music aficionados of the city will be able to enjoy Baithak-style evenings along with an intimate experience with the like-minded and an opportunity to engage with the musicians as well. "Each time we put together a programme, our endeavour is to bring before the enthusiasts once-in-a-lifetime experiences, that they may cherish eternally. Our team's expertise in designing a ...
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Prolonged paracetamol use in pregnancy may up autism, ADHD risk 24.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Long-term use of paracetamol during pregnancy is associated with the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), a study has found.
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Raghav Productivity Enhancers fixes record date for bonus issue 23.4.2018 General News
Record date is 09 May 2018
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Dementia patients likely to take unnecessary medicines: study 22.4.2018 General News
Unnecessary or inappropriate medications - such as sleeping pills, painkillers, depression drugs and antacids - increases in patients newly diagnosed with dementia, a study has found. For the study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, researchers from Yale University and University of Kentucky in the US studied nearly 2,500 people. Following a diagnosis of dementia in older people, medication use increased by 11 per cent in a year and the use of potentially inappropriate medications increased by 17 per cent, said Danijela Gnjidic, from the University of Sydney in Australia. Potentially inappropriate or unnecessary medications included sleeping tablets, pain drugs, depression drugs and acid reflux drugs (proton pump inhibitors). "These medications are typically recommended for short term use but are commonly used long term by people with dementia," Gnjidic said. "A number of reasons may account for this, including inadequate guidelines, lack of time during ...
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UN staff increasingly becomes target of attack: Guterres 20.4.2018 General News
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that UN staff members have increasingly become targets of attack despite the world body's efforts to ensure their safety and security.
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Tyga to visit Delhi's Qutub Minar, India Gate 19.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Grammy nominated American rapper Tyga is expected to visit Delhi's tourist attractions like Qutub Minar and India Gate during his less than 24-hour maiden India trip.
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