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Healthline ritesh kumar

“Babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights.” — Infant Behavior and Development Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/healthline-ritesh-kumar/article25645667.ece

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After the ‘Implant Files’

Strengthening oversight:U.S. health officials have said that they plan to overhaul the decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticised by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans aimed at making sure new …

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Taking guard on Zika

Every year, several lives across the world are lost or debilitated due to vector-borne diseases such as dengue and chikungunya. In India, the first case of dengue was detected in 1964 in Kolkata, with numbers rising due to a lack of vector control, unplanned urbanisation, climate change and varying immunological …

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An unpleasant comeback

As cases of measles surge worldwide, ‘decades of progress’ in jeopardy Reported cases of measles worldwide surged by nearly a third last year, partly because parents did not vaccinate their children, health organisations have said. The increase in measles, a highly contagious scourge that had been nearly eradicated in many …

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Killing the golden goose

The Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Draft Passenger Charter, unveiled with much fanfare in May and promising long-suffering Indian air travellers some basic rights somewhat on par with what their brethren enjoy in other, better regulated geographies, was quietly buried last month, with airline operators refusing to budge on most of …

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The 2018 bookstore

It’s that time of the year when the literary pages are awash with lists of the best books of 2018. By all accounts, this has been a particularly remarkable year, and the copious lists that are filling the pages, particularly of the British and American papers, offer even the most …

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Breaking free from within

For interventions to put down roots in complex traditions, they have to make sense to the practitioners and participants There is a remarkable scene in a documentary Aarar Asaippadaar by the director Prasanna Ramaswamy, which traces the everyday life of the great Carnatic singer Sanjay Subrahmanyan. We see Subrahmanyan (when …

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Those obscure objects of desire

We may all crave toys, but only some of us crave them for the attachment we develop with them Like most other people I know, I crave new toys. The process kicks in early in childhood: coveting something, the object either imagined or actually seen; wrestling with reality so that …

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Keeping the vigil

In natural disasters such as Cyclone Gaja, a resilient health system can make all the difference It is 15 days since Cyclone Gaja made landfall in southern Tamil Nadu, wreaking havoc in six districts of the State. At least 3,000 public health personnel still remain on the ground, organising medical …

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