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Bombay HC raps Maha govt for inadequate facilities in prisons 15.12.2017 Metros | The Asian Age
The HC had earlier directed the government to set up a model prison with necessary infrastructure and reduced overcrowding.
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Drink hot tea daily to reduce glaucoma risk, claims study 15.12.2017 life and style
Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may significantly lower risk of developing glaucoma - a serious eye condition, a study suggests. However, drinking decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee, decaffeinated tea, iced tea and soft drinks does not seem to make any difference to glaucoma risk, said researchers from the University of California in the US. Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye (intraocular pressure), damaging the optic nerve. It is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, and currently affects 57.5 million people, and is expected to increase to 65.5 million by 2020, according to the study published in the journal BMJ. Previous research suggests that caffeine can alter intraocular pressure, but no study so far has compared the potential impact of decaffeinated and caffeinated drinks on glaucoma risk. The researchers looked at data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US. Among the 1678 participants who had full ...
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Government to frame policy on digital mapping: Prasad 15.12.2017 deccanherald.com
The government is considering a national policy on digital mapping of roads and infrastructure, said Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Prasad, who chaired a meeting with IT, BPO, social media industry representatives here on Thursday evening to discuss the sector issues, said some companies have suggested for a policy on digital mapping and that the IT ministry will work on it. Digital mapping is the process by which a collection of data is compiled and formatted into a virtual image. The main function of this technology is to generate maps which give precise representations of a particular area, detailing major road arteries and other points of interest. The technology also help in calculation of distances from one place to another. The minister said the government will explore new opportunities in various sectors like providing BPO service from home, digital healthcare and agriculture to achieve the target of making the country a $1 trillion economy in next few years. The meeting was ...
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Death toll rises to six after school bus, train collide in France 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
The bus was carrying around 20 students ages 11 to 15 from the Christian Bourquin school in the village of Millas, near Perpignan in southern France. Those killed were all 12 or 13.
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Kalaburagi ZP to launch journal to record achievements, motivate stakeholders 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
In order to keep track on the activities, progress record and achievements of major departments such as Education, Health and Family Welfare, Women and Child Development, that fall under its ambit, K...
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Palestinians-Israelis clash as Jerusalem fallout continues 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
Palestinian protesters are scuffling with Israeli forces as fallout continues over President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week. Following Muslim prayers ...
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How to get rid of joint pain 15.12.2017 Life | The Asian Age
Find out how you can do it.
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6 tips to get rid of joint pain this winter 15.12.2017
New Delhi: While some of us wait for the winter season to get relief from the summer heat, there are others who are wary of the unfriendly chilly season. The winter brings increasing episodes of joints pain and aches for them. The drop in temperature during winters creates low atmospheric pressure and as per medical research, lower air pressure pushes less against our bodies. This causes our muscle tissues to expand and possibly put pressure on our joints. Microscopic in nature, we can hardly notice this body change until we start getting sensations of joint irritation, stiffness and swelling, which can aggravate our nerves resulting in increased pain. To avoid this, here are some easy-to-follow lifestyle tips by Huma Kausar, Physiotherapist, AktivHealth Centre. Exercise therapy: Regular exercise can certainly combat stiffness, pain and improve general well being. Physical therapy or rehab can ease your muscle and joint pain. By regularly exercising as advised by your physical therapist, you can ...
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Toffee launches insurance for millennials 15.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Toffee, the mobile-first, digital-only insurance platform, on Friday announced the launch of insurance policies customised to millennials lifestyle-related risks. It has launched Anti-Dengue Toffee, a policy for the treatment for Dengue; Commuters Toffee, a policy for daily commuters exposed to accidents; and Globetrotter Toffee, a policy for international travel without market/regional exclusions. Also, additional product roll out will take place over the next three months, expanding the offering to include Renters Toffee, Backpacker Toffee, and Stay Fit Toffee, a company release said. Founded and developed by Rohan Kumar and Nishant Jain, Toffees advisory board includes CEO Apollo Clinics, Neeraj Garg and Rajiv Jamkhedkar, and former CEO Aegon Religare. Rohan Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, Toffee said, "Using behavioural and real-time data, Toffee has been designed to create personalised and relevant product offerings to essentially disrupt how one thinks about insurance." Nishant Jain, Co-Founder ...
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NSE to auction investment limits for Rs 3,000-cr govt bonds 15.12.2017 Business Standard: Markets & Investing
The auction will be conducted on NSE's e-bid platform from 1530 hrs to 1730 hrs after the close of market hours, the exchange said
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House Speaker Paul Ryan denies reports he may leave Congress 15.12.2017 World – The Indian Express
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R Hemalatha takes charge as Director, National Institute of Nutrition 15.12.2017 BusinessLine - News
India’ triple nutrition burden — under-nutrition, anaemia and over-nutrition — will be among the top priorities for R Hemalatha, the new Director of the country’s premier National Institute of Nutrit...
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Juvenile delinquency could be a result of air pollution: study 15.12.2017 Downtoearth
Inflammation caused by air pollutants can damage brain structure, neural networks and influence adolescent behaviour
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Cup of hot tea a day can keep glaucoma away 15.12.2017 Life | The Asian Age
However, decaffeinated tea and caffeinated coffee have no impact on glaucoma risk.
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Poll: Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probe 15.12.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Ketamine may reduce suicidal thoughts: Study 15.12.2017 The Tribune
New York Addictive party drug ketamine may be effective in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a study claims. Researchers found that administration of low-dose ketamine reduced anti-suicidal thoughts within hours. "There is a critical window in which depressed patients who are suicidal need rapid relief to prevent self-harm," said Michael Grunebaum from the Columbia University Medical Center in the US. "Currently available antidepressants can be effective in reducing suicidal thoughts in patients with depression, but they can take weeks to have an effect," Grunebaum said. "Suicidal, depressed patients need treatments that are rapidly effective in reducing suicidal thoughts when they are at highest risk. Currently, there is no such treatment for rapid relief of suicidal thoughts in depressed patients," Grunebaum said. Most antidepressant trials have excluded patients with suicidal thoughts and behaviour, limiting data on the effectiveness of antidepressants in this population. However, ...
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Drinking hot tea daily may reduce glaucoma risk 15.12.2017 The Tribune
Los Angeles, December 15 Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may significantly lower risk of developing glaucoma - a serious eye condition, a study suggests. However, drinking decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee, decaffeinated tea, iced tea and soft drinks does not seem to make any difference to glaucoma risk, said researchers from the University of California in the US. Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye (intraocular pressure), damaging the optic nerve. It is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, and currently affects 57.5 million people, and is expected to increase to 65.5 million by 2020, according to the study published in the journal BMJ. Previous research suggests that caffeine can alter intraocular pressure, but no study so far has compared the potential impact of decaffeinated and caffeinated drinks on glaucoma risk. The researchers looked at data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US. Among the 1678 ...
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Drinking tea can lower risk of developing glaucoma, new study finds 15.12.2017
Washington: Tea lovers rejoice! New research shows drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day can lower the risk of developing glaucoma , a serious eye condition. But drinking decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee, decaffeinated tea, iced tea and soft drinks doesn't seem to make any difference to glaucoma risk, the findings show. Glaucoma causes fluid pressure to build up inside the eye (intraocular pressure), damaging the optic nerve. It is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, and currently affects 57.5 million people, and is expected to increase to 65.5 million by 2020. Previous research suggests that caffeine can alter intraocular pressure, but no study so far has compared the potential impact of decaffeinated and caffeinated drinks on glaucoma risk. So the researchers looked at data from the 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US. This is a nationally representative annual survey of around 10, 000 people that includes interviews, physical ...
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Farhan Akhtar: Influence of women in any field is good 15.12.2017 mid-day.com
Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar hopes that actresses backing films as producers is not just a passing trend as he believes that women's influence, irrespective of the field, is good for everyone. Over the years, actresses like Dia Mirza, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Chitrangda Singh and Richa Chadha have shown interest in contributing to filmmaking as producers. Farhan Akhtar Asked what he thought about the trend, Akhtar told IANS here: "That's how it should be. Not just actresses, there are also a lot of female producers and women who are working in different companies and handling the creative aspect of those companies." "It is amazing to see that. The more influence that we have of women in any field, why just films... it can be sports or politics also, it's good for everyone because they have a different perspective on things because they have experienced life in different ways from what we (men) have; so, it makes a difference," added the brother of director Zoya Akhtar. Farhan's latest ...
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50 per cent of beds at Delhi govt's GB Pant Hospital to be reserved for Delhiites 15.12.2017
New Delhi: Half of beds at the Delhi government's super-specialty G B Pant Hospital will be reserved for the city's residents requiring specialised treatment, according to senior officials. According to an order issued by Delhi's health department recently, the facility would be available at the G B Pant Hospital in central Delhi. "It has been decided that 50 per cent of the total beds shall be reserved for patients who fulfil the following conditions -- they must be residents of Delhi, they should have been referred by another Delhi government hospital and the admission should be required for specialised treatment or for planned surgeries," according to the order. The order says the facility seeks to provide timely and best available treatment for patients who are residents of Delhi. The foundation stone of Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital was laid in October 1961 and was commissioned by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on April 30, 1964, according to the website of the ...
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