Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. 'Child bullying is becoming bigger with every passing day. Earlier such bullying was …
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Various infectious diseases like tuberculosis, AIDS and dengue have killed millions of people all over the world but what distinguishes Ebola from others, is that is highly mysterious. Here's are some interesting facts about the Ebola virus that make it so deadly. It can kill within seven days: Unlike other viruses (like HIV) that can remain dormant in a person for years without causing the …
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At least 19 students fell ill Tuesday after drinking water at a school in Bihar's Vaishali district, an official said. All of them were out of danger after receiving medical treatment, the official said. The incident took place at a government middle school in Panchmandia in Vaishali, about 50 km from here, a district official said. 'Soon after drinking water during the break, the children …
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High-intensity exercise can help stable heart transplant patients reach higher levels of exercise capacity and gain better control of their blood pressure than moderate intensity exercise, a study indicates. Researchers compared the effects of 12 weeks of high-intensity interval training versus continued moderate training in 16 stable heart transplant recipients who had been living with their new …
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The number of people infected with dengue fever is on the rise in southern Vietnam. Vietnamese capital Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City reported the most cases of dengue fever, Xinhua quoted the Saigon Times as saying Tuesday. Specifically, in the first seven months of this year, over 9,400 cases of dengue fever were reported in 42 out of 63 cities and provinces nationwide.  In those cases, there were …
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Patients no longer need put off blood tests for fear of painful needle prick. Butterfly needles are here, making blood collection a pain-free exercise. The high-end technology needles, unveiled by an NCR-based pathology diagnostic centre, are a relatively pain-free tool for collecting blood from patients - especially those who are hypersensitive to pain, have syringe phobia, children, newborn …
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The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa has caused 1,229 deaths and has affected 2,240 people so far this year, according to new figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday. The UN health organisation said that between last Thursday and Saturday there were 84 more deaths and 113 new infections in the four countries affected by the epidemic - Guinea, Liberia, …
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Psoriasis, also known as the scaly disorder of the skin is an extremely resilient disease and has no known cure. People suffering from this condition are often left with embarrassing patches of flaking skin that are highly sensitive to touch and can be extremely debilitating. While there are a number of medications to help control the condition, very often, none of these modes of treatment …
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Unless you've living under a rock or some place similar you must have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to promote ALS. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella, Phil Schiller, Dick Costolo, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Christie, Triple H and Martha Stewart have all participated in the challenge and asked fellow celebs to do the same. The ALS …
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Banned Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there’ll be no further biting incidents. Suarez is currently serving a four-month for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup – the third time he has bitten another opponent. ‘I say to fans, don't worry, because I won't do that anymore,’ he promised. ‘I spoke to my …
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Discussing loss of bladder control and involuntary urine leakage problems can be embarrassing, but it’s a medical condition that shouldn’t be ignored. Incontinence mainly occurs when the pressure due to a completely filled bladder exceeds a certain threshold. Here are some factors that can increase this pressure and cause incontinence. Over-active bladder: The coordinated contraction and …
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Ugandan health officials placed a female Nigerian passenger with Ebola virus disease-like symptoms in an isolation unit at the country's Entebbe International Airport. 'The passenger was stopped Monday as she arrived at the airport. She was showing signs of fever like Ebola. We are waiting for the test results from the research institute for confirmation,' Xinhua quoted an official as …
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Friendly neighbours may be good for your heart. Researchers have found that bonding well with your neighbours might extend social support network which is linked to lower cardiovascular disease risk. 'Perceived neighbourhood social cohesion could be a type of social support that is available in the neighbourhood social environment outside the realm of family and friends,' said researchers from …
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While buying bottled drinking water you might have thought several times about the quality of water and always wanted to go with the best available brands, but have you ever thought about the quality of the plastic container that stores your life-saving drink? Researchers say that plastic water bottles contain some harmful chemicals which may enter your body via water and put your health at …
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