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Zika Virus Threat Looms Over Rio Olympics 2016, Mosquito Nets for Pay Now

With Zika virus threat looming large on Rio Olympics in Brazil, the organizing committee has offered masquito nets to delegations on additional payment depending upon what type they would like to use. The rates may vary from Velcro that costs $15 to durable screens which can cost over $100. Philip Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Rio 2016 organizing committee, said ...

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BITCOIN: 5 Things You Should Know Before Investing in Virtual Currency

Bitcoin, the virtual currency is gaining momentum and giving rise to alternative virtual currency models in the world. The virtual or digital money can be used like traditional money—to purchase goods or services, usually online, or it can be exchanged for other virtual or traditional currencies such as the U.S. dollar. “As with any new product, virtual currencies too have ...

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5 Key Tips for Diabetics on Trip Away From Home

Those with diabetes, especially those on daily insulin injections need to plan their vacation away from home, even to their nearest farm house with care and caution, suggest experts. Besides carrying their medicine, they need to locate the nearest medical facility in case of any need and keep handy their list of medications and insurance cards. While food reserves help ...

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Post-Quake Do’s and Don’ts for all

Earthquake cannot be predicted with our technology prowess, hence it is better to be aware of the Do’s and Don’ts in case of an earthquake. Moreover, experts warn that India too could be the target owing to same tectonic plate that lies underneath India as Nepal’s. Here they are: – If indoors, drop to the ground. Take cover by getting ...

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HOLI: How to make mithai? Sanjeev Kapoor’s Tips

What’s a Holi without some ‘mithai’? But be a little cautious and try cooking some healthier sweets in your home kitchen, suggests Indian masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor, as he gives out some easy recipes: Gujiya Ingredients: For the filling Khoya/mawa: 500 gm Sugarfree natura diet sugar: Six tablespoons Desiccated coconut: 3¼ tsps Cashewnuts (blanched and chopped): 15 nos Almonds (blanched and ...

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Ebola Virus Can be Present in Sperm for 82 Days, Says WHO

Clarifying the wary authorities in India and other countries who have mounted screening of patients returning from West africa, The World Health Organization said human sperm can carry the Ebola virus for over 82 days, and those who have recovered from the disease should wear condomes for at least three months. Underscoring the potential to transmit the virus sexually for ...

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Indian Quarantined at Delhi Airport Tested Negative for Ebola

The Indian man, who had travelled to Liberia and got infected with Ebola but cured, continues to be symptom free and his tests for the killer virus have been found negative, an official statement said Saturday. “The 26-year-old male, Indian, who had undergone Ebola treatment in Liberia, is presently quarantined at Airport Health Organization Quarantine Centre, New Delhi,” the statement ...

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Women Astronauts More Susceptible to Health Hazardous then Men, says NASA Study

In a gender-specific finding, a NASA study has revealed that women are more susceptible to physiological, psychological and behavioural changes that occur during spaceflight. The report stated that women have greater loss of blood plasma volume than men during spaceflight and women’s stress response characteristically includes a heart rate increase while men respond with an increase in vascular resistance (resistance ...

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