Daily Archives: October 14, 2018

Healthline ritesh kumar

“Regular physical activity is associated with better lung function among smokers, regardless of air pollution levels.” — Environment International Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/healthline-ritesh-kumar/article25217566.ece

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Toxic glitter

Cadmium review:Jewellery with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers in the U.S. , according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the non-profit Center for Environmental Health showed that some jewellery sold with women’s dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which …

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Lessons from the Philippines

A revolutionary journey in India’s health-care system has just begun with the launch of Ayushman Bharat. The world’s largest public health-care scheme promises to cover 100 million poor and vulnerable families. But will it have a transformative impact in a country where this is delivered mostly by the private sector? …

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Exercising, for two

Research undercuts beliefs about strenuous training and pregnancy Female athletes seem to be able to exercise safely and intensively both before and during pregnancy without increasing their risk for birth-related complications, even if they are trekking up Mount Everest, according to two eye-opening new studies. Together, the new research undercuts …

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Devotion under natural light

Past and present co-exist in Delhi’s Naya Jain Mandir The Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir dominates the skyline at the entrance of Chandni Chowk in Shahjahanabad, or Old Delhi. The red spires can be seen opposite the Red Fort’s Lahori Darwaza from afar. This temple has its origins in the …

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Too much dissent on Aadhaar

It’s all that’s real — everything else is an illusion It really amazes me how some people will never admit that they were wrong. Take, for instance, this whole anti-Aadhaar-wine-and-cheese-loving-paid-urban-Naxal-pro-JNU gang. The Supreme Court has definitively settled the matter in favour of Aadhaar by a thumping majority of 4:1. And …

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Empathising with victims of sexual assault

Proper public remembrance alone restores dignity and self-respect to the victim Last week saw several women come out publicly to speak about their suffering at the hands of sexual predators in our society. But do we, those of us who saw or heard them, really understand what they experienced, the …

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The danger in talking past each other

Much of what exists on social media is not conversation or even argument. It is sheer gossip Gossip plays a crucial role in one of our greatest epics. I am talking of the Ramayana, and what Sita has to undergo as a consequence of, yes, gossip after she has been …

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Plotting transplant outcomes

A rare case of organ transplant failure highlights the need for outcome registries in India In a rare instance in Mumbai last month, the organs of a 59-year-old brain-dead patient, that were harvested and transplanted, failed in all the three recipients. One of them, a 32-year-old being treated for renal …

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