User: spoornim Topic: Health
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U.S. Congress has shut down the government. Now what? 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Here’s a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government.
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This TV show watched by 400 mn helped change gender beliefs in rural India 20.1.2018 Latest News
What marked this soap apart was its use of education-entertainment, or 'edutainment', to talk about women's reproductive health and gender rights
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DNA EXCLUSIVE: Now 'Padman' Akshay Kumar's bicycle too pedal... 20.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
DNA EXCLUSIVE: Now 'Padman' Akshay Kumar's bicycle too pedal...
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Remove illegal billboards: rights panel 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Street-side traders along metro rail premises and other parts of the city should be evicted, orders panel
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Apple responds to Shanghai Consumer Council's inquiry 19.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In response to the Shanghai Consumer Council on an inquiry letter over the slowdown of older iPhones after an iOS update, Apple on Friday said that an upcoming version of iOS will allow iPhone owners to make the decision between their iPhone's speed and battery condition.
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Naidu calls for action plan to revitalise farming sector 19.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Expressing concern over the agrarian distress affecting millions of farmers across the country, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for a medium-term and long-term action plan to revitalize the farm sector.
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Tejnaksh Healthcare hikes stake in Tejvedaant Healthcare 19.1.2018 General News
From 60% to 75%
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Mother and child hospital opens for public in Udupi 19.1.2018 General News
A new 200-bed mother andchild hospital at Udupi, established by NRI entrepreneur B RShetty under public-private partnership, started functioningtoday. Vishwesha Teertha Swami of Pejawar Mutt dedicated the hospital, coming in place of the earlier government maternity hospital, at a function in Manipal last evening in the presence of Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda. The Swami, in his speech said the hospital had more facilities than the earlier one and it should be ensured that poor and backward classes received treatment free of cost at the new hospital also. Nadda said the BRS venture was a unique and first of its-kind public-private partnership hospitalproject in India. The state government and a privateentrepreneur had joined hands to provide world class healthcare for the poor, he said. Nadda said the Union governments blue healthprogramme introduced in 2017 was a strategic engagement of theprivate sector in health care. The initiative ...
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PLANET grows bigger 19.1.2018 Hindu: News
The focus of the third edition of Perungudi Lake Festival is to create a wider volunteer base to support similar initiatives to protect other waterbodies across Chennai. A resident presents the story of a lake
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Diesel cess to fund study on pollution's impact on health:CPCB 19.1.2018 General News
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has cleared seven projects, including a study on the impact of air pollution on health, which will be funded by its environment fund made up of the cess levied on the sale of high-end diesel cars, officials said. The apex pollution regulator currently has Rs 70 crore in the corpus, called the Environment Protection Fund (EPC), which was created following a Supreme Court order in August 2016, CPCB member-secretary D Sudhakar said. In July last year, the agency had floated an expression of interest (EoI) and proposals for projects and studies to be undertaken using the EPC. Since then, it has received 39 proposals, Sudhakar said. "We have cleared seven proposals out of the 39. An amount of Rs 10.7 crore has also been sanctioned for this purpose," Sudhakar said, adding that a few more proposals are likely to be cleared in the board's next meeting on January 24. The approved projects, once completed, will help strengthen the air ...
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Need to strengthen medical insurance coverage, says industry 19.1.2018 General News
There is an urgent need to strengthen medical insurance coverage in the country and develop talent in the healthcare sector, private players have said ahead of the upcoming Union Budget 2018-19. As an instrument of change, the budget can create more avenues for a major play for private public partnerships for wider coverage of quality healthcare in the country, they said. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the budget to Parliament on February 1. "There is a huge need to strengthen our healthcare sector to the growing disease burden of the country. While the proactive steps taken by the government in this regard are a good start, the budget should continue to embark on this path," Fortis Healthcare CEO Bhavdeep Singh said in a statement. Apart from widening and strengthening primary healthcare platforms, it is imperative that secondary and tertiary care are also strengthened in the country, he added. "By supporting initiatives like tax holidays for new hospitals .
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Don't fret over conceiving with irregular periods 19.1.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
If your irregular menstrual cycle is worrying you about conceiving conveniently, focus on eating a balanced diet and exercising daily, experts suggest.
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US shutdown looms amid immigration feud 19.1.2018 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Washington The US Government is days away from a shutdown as lawmakers and the... more »
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WHO Gets to Work: 2018 a Litmus Test for New Team 19.1.2018 The Wire

Ambitious priorities, strained budgets and a changing political order dominate the World Health Organisation's upcoming annual executive board meet in Geneva.

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Empty Prisons, Grounded Warplanes: US Budget Dysfunction Hits Home 19.1.2018 The Wire

Across the country, the US government is carrying out duties ranging from nuclear weapons development to homeless assistance, but its spending levels and priorities are four months out of date.

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International Groups Condemn US Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency 19.1.2018 The Wire

The US administration announced this week that it is withholding $65 million from a planned $125 million aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.

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US House passes stopgap spending bill to avoid government shutdown 19.1.2018 Sify Finance
The US House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, but whether the bill could pass the Senate remained uncertain.
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Delhi government opposes criminalisation of marital rape in HC, says it is 'already an offence' 19.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
The AAP government on Thursday opposed before the Delhi High Court the criminalisation of marital rape, saying it was already an offence under the existing laws.
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Can exposure to natural environments promote positive body image? 19.1.2018 General News
Exposure to natural environments and photographs of nature promotes positive body image, researchers suggest.The research involved five separate studies carried out by academics from Anglia Ruskin University, Perdana University in Malaysia, and University College London.In three studies, using different designs and measures, university students in Cambridge and London were shown photographs of both natural and built environments, with results showing that exposure to images of natural, but not built, environments resulted in improved body image.A fourth study involved members of the public walking in both natural and built environments in and around Hampstead Heath in London, while the final study involved participants who were recruited as they were entering the park at Primrose Hill in London. Both of these studies indicated that spending time in a natural environment resulted in significantly higher body appreciation.Previous research has shown that the natural environment has a ...
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Explained: Why Republicans, Trump are scrambling to avoid US govt shutdown 19.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The last government shutdown in October 2013 lasted more than two weeks and more than 800,000 federal employees were furloughed
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