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Vaccination, precautions can help rein in Covid

INDIA is in the throes of a rampaging second wave of Covid-19. Currently, India accounts for nearly half of the daily cases across the world and one-fourth of the deaths. Corresponding to these figures is the grim fact that test positivity is around 20%, with some states recording over 30%. The second wave is far more intense than the first one, when the maximum single-day caseload was slightly over 97,000.

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Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. — Reinhold Niebuhr
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Negotiation mafias attempts to murder Gomati Zilla Sabhapati son  Negotiation mafias attempts to murder Gomati Zilla...
14 May 2021 18:02 - Our Correspondant

Agartala, May 14, 2021: Former general secretary of Gomati District  BJP  Rupak Adhikari  was beaten   today in broad day light.  He is son of incumbent Gomati Zilla Sabhadipati Swapan Adhikari. Narrating the incident  live in social media, Rupak claimed today morning he was attacked by miscr [ ... ]

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16 Mar 2021 20:45 - Our Correspondant

Agartala, March 16,2021: The budget session ( 2021 -22) of the state assembly will start from 19th March and end on 25th March. The session will be for five days.      In between the session there will be   two holidays - Saturday and Sunday. The business of the assembly session was finalized [ ... ]

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Walking can improve life quality for cancer patients

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has found.

Researchers from the University of Surrey and King's College London in the UK explored the impact of walking on the quality of life and symptom severity in patients with advanced cancer.

Despite growing evidence of significant health benefits of exercise to cancer patients, physical activity commonly declines considerably during treatment and remains low afterwards.

Initiatives in place to promote physical activity for those suffering with cancer are normally supervised and require travel to specialist facilities, placing an additional burden on patients.

During the study 42 cancer patients were split into two groups.

Group one received coaching from an initiative which included a short motivational interview, the recommendation to walk for at least 30 minutes on alternate days and attend a volunteer-led group walk weekly.

The health benefits of walking are well documented, with improved cardio vascular strength and increased energy levels.

Group two was encouraged to maintain their current level of activity.

Researchers found that those in group one reported an improvement in physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing having completed the programme.

Many participants noted that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks.

"The importance of exercise in preventing cancer recurrence and managing other chronic illnesses is becoming clear," said Emma Ream from the University of Surrey.

"Findings from this important study show that exercise is valued by, suitable for, and beneficial to people with advanced cancer," said Ream.

"Rather than shying away from exercise people with advanced disease should be encouraged to be more active and incorporate exercise into their daily lives where possible," Ream added.

"This study is a first step towards exploring how walking can help people living with advanced cancer," said lead researcher Jo Armes from King's College London.

"Walking is a free and accessible form of physical activity, and patients reported that it made a real difference to their quality of life," said Armes.

"Further research is needed with a larger number of people to provide definitive evidence that walking improves both health outcomes and social and emotional wellbeing in this group of people," Armes added.

 

The study was published in the journal BMJ Open.

 

Beware! Coloring your hair can up chances of breast cancer

Women beware before dying your hair or using hormonal contraceptives, as they may increase your chances of breast cancer.

Researcher Sanna Heikkinen from the University of Helsinki in Finland and Finnish Cancer Registry evaluated the contribution of the use of hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes on breast cancer risk factors.

“The biggest risk factor in breast cancer is high age and known lifestyle-related risk factors include late age at first birth, small number of children, high alcohol consumption and sedentary lifestyle," said Heikkinen.

They analysed self-reported survey data from 8,000 breast cancer patients and 20,000 controls from Finland.

The results suggested that use of other hormonal contraceptives was, by contrast, associated with 32 percent higher breast cancer risk among younger women under 50 when compared to women who did not use hormonal contraceptives.

The team also investigated the amount of opportunistic mammography, which was found to be very common.

More than 60 per cent of responders reported having had a mammography before the screening age of 50.

“Women should be more extensively informed of the harms of opportunistic mammography, such as accumulating radiation burden and the potential consequences of false positive or negative findings," Heikkinen noted

 

Mother's hug may boost immunity, health of baby

A mother's hug can boost immunity, stabilise heart rate and maintain body temperature of the baby, say doctors in a survey which shows that an embrace does more than simply putting a smile on your little one's face.

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WORLD HEALTH DAY A student commits suicide in India every hour

Every hour, one student commits suicide in India, according to 2015 data (the latest available) from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). The global body is observing World Health Day today with the theme of 'Depression: Let's talk'.

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‘Bengal mangoge toh cheer denge': TMC leader Madan Mitra issues open threat to BJP in Mamata Banerjee’s state

Kolkata, Jan20,2021: A few months ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal, a senior Trinamool Congress leader, Madan Mitra, has issued an open threat to the BJP which is trying to further expand its footprint in the Mamata Banerjee-ruled state.

Addressing a public rally in Howrah on Tuesday, Mitra said, “Those from BJP listen, 'doodh maango to kheer denge, agar Bengal maango toh chiir denge'.” (Listen, you people of BJP, if you ask for milk, we will give you kheer, But if you ask for Bengal, we will rip you off),” Mitra said while challenging the BJP.


Mitra, a former state transport minister,
 further claimed that he will slit his wrist if Mamata Banerjee doesn’t win by a margin of one lakh votes from Nandigram. He made the comment after BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari claimed that he will quit politics if he doesn’t defeat CM Mamata Banerjee with a margin of 50,000 votes.

Referring to him, Mitra said ‘it will be better, he keeps mum.’ The BJP, which is trying to unseat the Mamata Banerjee government in the upcoming Assembly elections, has already sounded the poll bugle in the TMC-ruled state. 

 

National News

India's COVID cases to peak in June-July: AIIMS director

New Delhi, May8,2020:All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Thursday said India may witness the peak of COVID-19 cases in June or July. "The answer of when will be the peak of cases of COVID-19 in India depends upon modelling data. National and international both experts are analysing the data. Most of them have guessed that India will most likely see the peak in June or July," he said.

Dr Guleria added, earlier it was analysed that the peak will be in May but due to extended lockdown the peak has also been extended.

It is a dynamic process that depends upon various factors. It is a long-lasting battle. Cases will come even after the peak is passed. People's lifestyle in terms of travelling and socialising will change," he said.

The AIIMS Director also said only with time the quantum of effect of the lockdown in the country will be known. The cases are increasing with the tally on Thursday at 52,952, including 1,783 deaths according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total tally includes 35,902 active cases while 15,266 patients have recovered from COVID-19.

 

Interview

Loved Rajinikanth’s hair in 'Murattu Kalai'? Meet the wig maker behind the look

Veteran wig maker B Natesan takes us through the process of making one, and why he feels his is a thankless profession

“Your hair determines your beauty. Without it, you’re nothing but a naked soul,” says wig maker B Natesan (60). He is sitting crossed legged at his tiny shop, adjacent to Kodambakkam bridge, and reflecting on the popular opinion that baldness or the lack hair might lower a person’s self-esteem.

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