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J&K’s Kathua district records upward trend in Child Sex ratio

Kathua district has witnessed improved girl sex ratio recording a 14 point increase against the last year figures. This was disclosed by District Development Commissioner...

Catering to 90 villages, SDH Tral without ophthalmologist

Although the sub-district hospital Tral caters to 90 villages, the post of much-needed eye specialist has been vacant for the past several years. Established during...

Low-fat, high carb diet may increase death risk | Study

Consuming a diet low in fats and high in carbohydrates may increase the risk of early death, according to a major global study that...

Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

If you love eating tomatoes, then here’s another reason to keep up the good habit. A recent study has found that eating tomatoes daily...

Eat proteins three times daily to boost muscle strength in old age

Eating enough proteins spread among three times daily may boost muscle strength among the elderly, a study has found. Loss of muscle is an...

Ten die every day due to unsafe abortions in India

Almost one in every two abortions that occur worldwide is unsafe, according to the latest estimates reported by medical journal The Lancet. Of 5.57...

Bananas may help prevent strokes and heart attacks, suggests study

Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious in taste too. It does not just gives a great taste but also have benefits in digestion, heart...

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds

In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as...

High salt intake linked to diabetes risk: Study

Besides high blood pressure, high intake of salt, which is the main source of sodium, may be associated with the increased risk of developing...

New smartphone-based test can detect HIV in seconds

Scientists have developed a novel smartphone-based test that uses a single drop of blood from a patient to detect HIV in just 10 seconds. The...

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