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  • Six-year-old boy from north Kolkata succumbs to dengue

    2 November, 2017 12:30 AM 86

    KOLKATA: Dengue claimed yet another life in Kolkata on Wednesday. Six-year-old Tirjak Chakrabarty from Muraripukur in north Kolkata succumbed to the virus at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital. Tirjak had been suffering from high fever since last Friday and had been admitted to a hospital in Salt Lake on Monday. A day later, his condition started deteriorating

  • Students form a pink ribbon to honor those fighting breast cancer

    1 November, 2017 4:15 PM 80

    HARRISON TWP. -- Clearview Regional Middle School students donned pink apparel during spirit week to support breast cancer awareness. "Pink Day" was held during the annual spirit week for breast cancer awareness. School officials gathered as many students and staff members as possible to create a human ribbon to honor those who have had to fight breast

  • Climate change and ill-health

    31 October, 2017 7:22 AM 56

    Here is a look at the key numbers on how climate change affects health and labour produtivity: 46 — The global increase percentage in weather-related disasters since 2000. 50 — Number of years of gain in public health undermined due to anthropogenic climate change. 87 — The percentage of global cities that are in breach of WHO air pollution guidelines

  • Respite from vector and waterborne cases

    31 October, 2017 2:28 AM 98

    The city got respite from diseases for a while with the number of waterborne and vector-borne diseases coming coming down. Number of swine flu cases have also gone down. The recent report issued by the health department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), states that 1,027 cases of vector borne diseases have been reported this month. Of this, 649 cases

  • DRG jawan injured in IED blast in Dantewada

    29 October, 2017 8:14 PM 60

    Raipur, Oct 29 (PTI) A District Reserve Guard jawan was injured when an improvised explosive device, planted by Naxalites, went off in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Dantewada district today, police said. The incident took place in the evening in the forest near Telam-Tetam village under Katekalyan police station limits when a joint team of states DRG and local

  • BJP women's wing holds rally against dengue in Kolkata

    28 October, 2017 8:01 PM 69

    The West Bengal BJP women's wing today took out a rally in the city protesting against the outbreak of dengue in the state and accused the state government of "not being" serious in tackling the crisis. KOLKATA: The West Bengal BJP women's wing on Saturday took out a rally in Kolkata protesting against the outbreak of dengue+ in the state and accused

  • 3 more die in city as dengue crisis spirals

    27 October, 2017 9:33 PM 76

    KOLKATA: Dengue claimed three more lives in Kolkata on Friday, adding to the fast-rising toll. While a 55-year-old woman — a resident of the Kolkata Leather Complex area in Bantala — died at the Beliaghata ID Hopsital, a 54-year-old woman from Behala succumbed to the virus at CMRI Hospital. Late in the evening, another 62-year-old resident of South 24 Parganans

  • Love Pasta? Experts Blame It On The New Type Of Taste

    27 October, 2017 9:53 AM 58

    Carbohydrates are one of the primary sources of energy needed by the body. It was found that people sensitive to the taste of starchy food items and carbs were more likely to consume these food items and put on weight. On examining a group of 34 individuals, it was revealed that most of them could easily identify common carbs found in items like rice, breads

  • Underweight Teenagers At Greater Risk Of Early Menopause: 4 Ways Your Diet Can Make A Difference

    26 October, 2017 10:26 AM 35

    What you eat matters a great deal in determining your health and preventing risks of a range of ailments. Eating healthy is not that difficult, keep the following points in mind to plan your meals better and avoid early menopause. 1. Include more veggies in your diet. Experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public

  • Bijnor civic bodies dump waste near villages, causing health hazards

    25 October, 2017 5:10 PM 53

    Bijnor: The Swachch Bharat Mission appears to have hit a speed bump in Bijnor, with civic bodies continuing to dump garbage near villages around the city. This in turn is increasing the risk of communicable diseases in Bijnor’s rural areas, that too at a time when the health department is on its toes with at least 22 dengue cases being reported. The district