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The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Wednesday asked the state government to submit an action-taken report (ATR) within three weeks after at least 19 infants died allegedly due to malnutrition in three months at Nagada village in the...
Mumbai: Malik Abdullah's plastic recycling business in Dharavi, the sprawling slum in Mumbai that is among the largest in Asia, has survived fire, building collapses and the criminal underworld for decades. Now, it is threatened by development. For 35 years,...
London: For patients in the advanced stages of cancer, walking for at least 30 minutes thrice a week may boost a positive attitude towards their illness and improve their quality of life, new research claims. Despite growing evidence of significant health...
New Delhi: The air Indians breathe is turning more toxic by the day and an average of two deaths take place daily due to air pollution, says a new study. According to medical journal The Lancet, over a million Indians...
New Delhi:  Cash incentives are not enough to encourage mothers-to-be to use government maternal healthcare facilities, say scientists who found that less than 50 per cent of eligible women take advantage of the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) due to...
Toronto: A combination of drugs may act as a "double-whammy" to brain cancer tumours, according to a new study that may lead to novel therapies to treat the disease. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Canada...
New York: Besides financial issues, which push many farmers to commit suicide especially during economic crises or periods of extreme weather, several other factors may drive farmers to take the extreme step, says a study. "Occupational factors such as poor access...
New Delhi: Psoriasis, a skin condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches, has high chances of recurrence if the patient is subject to anxiety and depression, say doctors. According to the doctors, stigma attached...
Mumbai: The government has directed states not to grant rights to indigenous people and forest dwellers living in tiger reserves, a move that could hurt vulnerable communities, trigger clashes and endanger wildlife, human rights activists said. The National Tiger Conservation...
Rohtak, Haryana: Former international hockey player Ajit Pal Nandlal, who retired from hockey series in 2013, has decided to sponsor education and sports training of 22 girl students from his native village in Haryana. The girls study at Government Senior Secondary...

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