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World Diabetes Day: Most Europeans Not Sure How to Tackle Diabetes, Says study

Despite greater access to health information, new research found that many Europeans were confused about diet and lifestyle changes related to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, revealed 2015 research, conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC). In a survey of over 2,800 European adults across the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands and Finland to ...

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World Stroke Day: Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Organises Stroke Support Event

On the occasion of World Stroke Day, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in association with Indian Stroke Association organised a Stroke Support Group interaction on October 24, 2015 which saw participation from over 300 patients, friends and families with the aim of providing a forum for stroke survivors and caregivers to make friends, socialize and to exchange common challenges by sharing experiences ...

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38 Indian cities in high risk earthquakes zones, Rules not Enforced in India: NGO

Indiaspend.org, a data-driven, non-profit, public-interest journalism platform said at least 38 Indian cities lie in high-risk seismic zones and nearly 60% of the Indian subcontinent is vulnerable to earthquakes. Barring rare exceptions, such as the Delhi Metro, India’s hastily-built cities which are prone to damage from earthquakes. The earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday and jolted northern India, damaging buildings ...

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Forget Beijing, Clean Up Delhi Fast, says Greenpeace

Global climate awareness agency Greenpeace, citing the Central Pollution Control Board report, said Delhi’s average pollution at PM2.5 level in 2013 as 153μg/m3, based on hourly measurements at 6 different stations. “This is 15 times the World Health Organization guideline and 3.8 times the national standar,” it said. Delhi’s average is also 80 percent higher than the average in Beijing, ...

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Big B tweets expressing his new commitment to spreading awareness about head injury, Hepatitis

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has taken up the task of spreading awareness about head injury and Hepatitis and on Saturday took to Facebook to share his commitment in social media. “If my face and my voice is needed to the cause of awareness for Head Injury and Hepatitis… I have committed to it,” Amitabh tweeted on Sunday. “Dedicated today (Saturday) to ...

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Lack of Awareness: Students Consider Hookah Safer than Cigarette

The prevalence of hookah use among college students seems to be on rise, according to a recent study. The students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes as they lack awareness about the risks associated with the former, says a US-based study. Misperceptions associated with hookah use indicate a starting point for developing health behavior change interventions. “The biggest surprise ...

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NASA Climate Challenge: Create Apps, Help US Cope, Win Prizes

With the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA has offered $35,000 in prizes to create apps which use US climate data. The contest, called the Climate Resilience Data Challenge offers prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that will help the United States cope with climate change. The Climate Resilience Data Challenge, conducted through the NASA Tournament Lab, a partnership with Harvard ...

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World Heart Day 2014: WHO Pitches for Less Salt Solution

As the world observes the World Heart Day 2014 on the last Sunday of September, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has pitched for a common solution — salt reduction to 5 grams per adult or just under a tea spoon and lower for children — to prevent heart diseases, blood pressure or strokes. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO regional director for ...

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