• Thousands join India's Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

    Thousands join India's Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

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    The Chief Minister, along with Power Minister R K Singh, took part at the state celebration in Raipur. The way to lead a calm, creative and content life is yoga . Yoga increases the flexibility of the body, makes it toned and supple, and also helps maintain a good body weight. Modi said yoga presents a ray of hope for future of the world.
  • Gaming addiction 'a mental health disorder'

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    Researchers across the world use it as reference for data, whereas doctors and other medical practitioners use it to diagnose disease and other conditions. Director of WHO's Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Shekhar Saxena, describes some of the warning signs of addictive Gaming behavior.
  • DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional

    DOJ calls Obamacare preexisting condition protection unconstitutional

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    While the ACA has been the target of a sharply divided and partisan debate for almost a decade, pre-existing protections are one of the most popular actions Congress has taken in modern times. "Congress in 2010 may have thought that a mandate may have been an essential component of the ACA, but a subsequent Congress indicated otherwise by eliminating the penalty without altering the other parts of the law".
  • You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays

    You Will Live Longer If You Sleep More on Saturdays and Sundays

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    Don't feel so guilty next time you sleep in at the weekend - it could be prolonging your life. Previous studies have found a U?shaped relationship between mortality and (weekday) sleep duration. "Short sleep (or long sleep ) on both weekdays and weekend showed increased mortality". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults aged 18-60 get at least seven hours of sleep per night.
  • World Health Organization warns against outbreak of Nipah virus

    World Health Organization warns against outbreak of Nipah virus

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    Officers of the Health Department, Animal Husbandry Department and Forest Department arrived at the Burma Papadi School, following a directive from the Deputy Commissioner, and took samples from the dead bats for further investigation. Around 15 bats were found dead in a government school in Nahan, reported ANI. "I am not very anxious about my family back there as the state medical department is working very efficiently and we hope that the virus will be contained soon", he adds.
  • Doctors sweat 1st urban case of Ebola

    Doctors sweat 1st urban case of Ebola

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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday over the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). "If you remember from the previous outbreak, it took a whole lot for the worldwide community to understand it's a risky disease.Today it seems as if as soon as the first case was declared at least a lot of people are coming in to help", said Axelle Ronsse of the organisation.
  • Ebola outbreak threatens Super Eagles friendly with Congo DR

    Ebola outbreak threatens Super Eagles friendly with Congo DR

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    The first Ebola death was confirmed in a new outbreak and 11 people have now been infected by the deadly virus in Democratic Republic of Congo , including three health workers. The ongoing epidemic is located in the Bikoro health zone, located in Equateur province, in western Democratic Republic of the Congo and on the border with the Republic of Congo.
  • Gulf braces for fallout after USA exit from Iran deal

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    Saudi Arabia has expressed support for the USA pulling out of the nuclear deal, saying it did not adequately address Iran's behavior in the region. "What the full impact on Iranian flows will be is still hard to estimate", Petromatrix strategist Olivier Jakob said. The other looming debacle is whether a U.S.
  • IPL: Sun Risers Hyderabad take on Royal Challengers Bangalore

    IPL: Sun Risers Hyderabad take on Royal Challengers Bangalore

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    They are on a four-match winning streak. RCB will need some wickets from Yuzvendra Chahal, who has bowled well but hasn't really been amidst the wickets this season. RCB have struggled to find the right combination throughout this tournament and with the likes of Kohli, Devillers not in form, Bangalore will definitely have to play out of their skins in Monday's match in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs alive.
  • Air pollution kills about 7 million people yearly

    Air pollution kills about 7 million people yearly

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    But the most disquieting fact is that among the worst affected cities in the world, Indian cities top the list. New data from the World Health Organisation ( WHO ) have shown that 7million people die every year from breathing highly contaminated air.
  • Breast cancer screening scandal: 100s of women may have died

    Breast cancer screening scandal: 100s of women may have died

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    Early indications suggested that between 135 and 270 women had their lives shortened as a result of the error, Hunt said. Public Health England insist that the system is now fixed and that they are confident that screening programmes for bowel and cervical cancer are robust.
  • U.S. falls in global index of press freedom, reporters' group says

    U.S. falls in global index of press freedom, reporters' group says

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    The World Press Freedom Index measures media freedom in 180 countries and the latest measurements find Taiwan improving in rank, from 45th to 42nd, maintaining the freest press in Asia. The report also analysed press freedom in five regions, with the Middle East and North Africa region being the worst for journalists. He added: "The political leaders who are despising journalists are undermining the principle of public debate that is based on facts rather than propaganda".
  • Residents urged to take part in National Drug Take-Back Day

    Residents urged to take part in National Drug Take-Back Day

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    Volunteers will accept prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, pet medications, and vitamins and supplements. According to a recent national survey, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. "Rates of prescription drug abuse in the USA are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs". "Eighty percent of new users of heroin started with a prescription medication, and most first-time abusers of painkillers obtained them ...
  • New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski is getting annoying

    New England Patriots: Rob Gronkowski is getting annoying

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    This all stems back to Gronkowski's comments after the Super Bowl . Trainer Jeremy Noseda said earlier Monday in an interview with RacingPost.com that Gronkowski "had a minor setback, and we will know where we are in the next 24 hours", with regard to racing at Churchill Downs on May 5.