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Launches four schemes for disaster risk reduction

HE SAID DISASTER REDUCTION MEASURES SHOULD BE IN THE CURRICULUM OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS AND SHOULD ALSO BE INCORPORATED IN THE MUNICIPAL ACT Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary B.K. Agarwal has stressed the need for proper designing and earthquake resilient construction of community halls and other structures in gram panchayats. Agarwal was presiding over inception workshop on

Midnight snacks may up heart risk, diabetes

New York, Nov 8, Are you in the habit of late night snacking? Beware, as people with this habit have a higher risk of developing various heart diseases and diabetes, says a new research. Late night eating habits disrupt the working of the body’s biological clock. It is out-of-sync with the 24-hour cycle, resulting in

Email users at highest risk of cyber threats

New Delhi, Oct 11, Email users are more than twice as likely to encounter cyber threats through emails than any other malware, a new report said on Wednesday. One out of every nine users would have received a malicious email in the first half of 2017, revealed the cyber security firm Symantec’s report “Email Threats


Women all over India equally at risk of heart diseases

Women all over India equally at risk of heart diseases. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally and are the leading cause of death in India also. The most common tests that are done to check the risk of CVD are the lipid tests. The general knowledge is that CVD is


Know these benefits to reduce diabetes risk with Apples

Know these benefits to reduce diabetes risk with Apples . Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds. Scientists believe these compounds help prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity. Apples are also full of a fibre called pectin – a medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of fibre.Pectin is classed as a soluble, fermentable and

Have you hear before about “biosensing” tattoo

These Biosensing Tattoos Change Color When Your Health Is at Risk

These Biosensing Tattoos Change Color When Your Health Is at Risk. Tattoos are on trend now a days. Mostly people like tattoos , you’ll have to admit—these are pretty cool. In this modern world our Scientists have developed something called a “biosensing” tattoo . Yes you heard it right its biosensing tattoos, they could help


Why people with diabetes are at a risk for hearing loss ?

According to the American Diabetes Association, if you have diabetes, you have at least twice the chance of experiencing hearing loss than someone who does not have the condition.If you have pre diabetes, your risk for hearing loss is 30 percent higher compared with those who do not have diabetes. Two other things that can

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Too much salt in teenage, risk of stroke later

Too much salt in adolescents’ diet may adversely affect their blood vessels, increasing the risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, during adulthood, a study said. Too much salt caused measurable changes in their blood vessels that led to arterial stiffness, or hardening of the arteries — early signs of cardiovascular disease.

Higher maternal iron levels may up gestational diabetes risk

New York: Pregnant women who are particularly vulnerable to iron deficiency, may also be at risk if iron is found in excess in their bodies. They are likely to develop gestational diabetes, a study has found. As a strong pro-oxidant, free iron can promote several cellular reactions that generate reactive oxygen species and increase the

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India

Encourage leadership of women in disaster risk mgmt: PM

New Delhi: Outlining a 10-point agenda forrenewing efforts for disaster risk reduction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on encouraging involvement of women volunteers and sought greater cohesion in international response to deal with all kinds of calamities. Inaugurating the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) here, he emphasised on working towards risk

Nawaz Sharif a security risk for Pakistan: Imran

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has become a security risk for Pakistan. Talking to journalists outside his Islamabad residence, Imran said that Sharif has become a security risk for the country in the current circumstance as the Prime Minister was only interested in saving himself

Belly fat may increase risk of heart diseases

New York: Increasing stomach fat — also known as the “hidden fat” in abdomen — can lead to worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. The study adds to the growing evidence that regional fat deposits are harmful and further suggested that the density of the stomach fat (measured by CT scan) is

‘High factor sunscreen may cut melanoma risk by 33 per cent’

London: Using high factor sunscreen may decrease the risk of melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer – by 33 per cent compared with low factor product, a large new study has claimed. In the study by researchers at University of Oslo in Norway, sunscreen users reported more sunburn, more sunbathing vacations and

Jackson’s pregnancy at risk for serious complications

Los Angeles: Singer Janet Jackson, who announced her pregnancy in May, has reportedly been advised by doctors to stay in bed because she is “at risk for serious complications”. According to a source, the 50-year-old has been staying at home with her husband Wissam Al Mana, reports aceshowbiz.com. “This pregnancy is doing a number on

Childhood antibiotic use linked to higher food allergy risk

New York: Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, suggests new research. The researchers found that children prescribed antibiotics within the first year of life were 1.21 times more likely to be diagnosed with food allergy than children who hadn’t received an antibiotic prescription. “Overusing

Dengue fever patients on the rise in and around city

Ludhiana: The patients suffering from Dengue fever are increasing with every passing day in Ludhiana District. The number of these patients has risen to 44. As on Thursday, nine patients from different parts of the district have been tested positive, according to district health officials. Of the total nine patients, four patients belong to Sahnewal

New AI system can help predict breast cancer risk faster

Houston: Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that can assist doctors to quickly and accurately predict breast cancer risk. The software intuitively translates patient charts and mammograms into diagnostic information at 30 times human speed and with 99 per cent accuracy. “This software intelligently reviews millions of records

Stuck in traffic jams? It may up risk of cancer

London: Apart from wasting your time, long traffic jams may cause exposure to toxic fumes, and potentially increase various health risks, including cancer, say researchers, one of them of Indian origin. Exposure to outdoor air pollution is among the top ten health risks faced by humans and is especially pronounced in urban concentrations, according to

India ranked 77 in disaster risk index of the world

Berlin: While Bangladesh is among the top five countries at risk of disaster, India ranks 77th on the World Risk Index — marginally better positioned than Pakistan which is placed 72. The index is part of the World Risk Report 2016 released on Thursday by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security

Food allergies linked to higher asthma risk in kids

New York: The higher the number of food allergies a child might have, the greater is his or her risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood, new research has found. “Of the major food allergens, allergy to peanut, milk and egg significantly predisposed children to asthma and allergic rhinitis,” said lead researcher David