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India has the world's highest number of people without access to clean water - imposing a major financial burden on people, according to a report released on Tuesday.
London: Drugs used to lower blood pressure can potentially block breast and pancreatic cancer invasion by inhibiting their cellular structures, say researchers. The study discovered that calcium channel blockers - currently used to treat hypertension - can efficiently stop cancer...
New Delhi:  Long queues, disappointed faces and people sweltering under the July heat are a common sight at the Janakpuri Super Specialty hospital – the biggest of its kind in West Delhi. The 250-bed hospital got ready in 2008,...
Obstructive sleep apnea is linked with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research shows. The findings support recommendations from the International Diabetes Federation that patients with one condition be screened for the other, too, the research teams...
Los Angeles: A key cellular protein may help effectively treat neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Huntington's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study has claimed. At their root, these disorders are triggered by misbehaving proteins in the brain....
Berhampur (Odisha): An organisation of people with disabilities in Ganjam district in Odisha on Tuesday demanded fee waiver for students with 40 per cent disabilities. "We have been demanding that students with 40 per cent disabilities be exempted from paying...
New York: Higher dosage of Vitamin D in premature and preterm infants may prevent them from rickets, researchers suggested. Rickets is a disease that leads to softening and weakening of bones in children due to Vitamin D deficiency. According to the American...
The rituals in which girls are dressed as brides and then "their dresses are removed, virtually leaving them naked" is a form of the banned devadasi system, the National Human Rights Commission said in a report published on Monday.
New Delhi: Obesity leads to 13 types of cancer, including that of pancreas and esophagus, as fat cells affect the processes that regulate the growth of cancer cells in the human body, says a study. Due to excess fat in...
New Delhi: Adolescents in large parts of the world have it hard. They face a future of uncertainty given the growing xenophobia, harsh climate changes, conflict, migration, extreme poverty, and the growing lack of access to food and clean...

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