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Night owls – people with cooler lives but more prone to mental & physical problems

A country’s economic health can be damaged in the event of an epidemic of poor sleep.
Children showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) undergoing treatment at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), in Muzaffarpur

Yogi’s UP govt has some tips for Nitish Kumar on tackling encephalitis

UP health minister Sidharth Nath Singh says AES fatality rate is down to 4%, and only one case of Japanese Encephalitis has led to a death so far this year.
Mothers hold their infants, who are being treated for Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in Muzaffarpur. | ANI Photos

Litchis aren’t giving encephalitis to Bihar’s kids, it’s malnourishment

Doctors say it's the poor living conditions, low immunity and undernourishment that are the significant factors behind onset of encephalitis.
Children dying in Bihar because of Encephalitis

Bihar’s snoozing govt, clueless doctors blame heat and litchis as encephalitis kills 110

Nearly 110 children have died in Bihar this year due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, compared to 33 between 2015 and 2018.
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Fourth carcinogen discovered in blood-pressure pills used by millions

Some valsartan found positive for carcinogen DMF by US online pharmacy Valisure include those made by Indian pharma firms Alembic and Macleods.
People participate in the annual walk called Walk For Life in New Delhi | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Healthy living can’t prevent cancer

While studies continue on ‘random bad luck’ being a major factor for cancer, it is defeatist to give up on minimising risk.
Children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) being treated at a hospital in Muzaffarpur

Death toll of children in Muzaffarpur encephalitis case touches 103 after 6 more die

While doctors have maintained that the deaths occurred due to AES, state officials claimed that most of the victims have fallen prey to hypoglycemia.
Screengrab from Crompton's Anti-Bac LED Bulb advertisement

Now there’s an LED bulb to fight bacteria. Question is, do we really need it

With Crompton pushing its anti-bacterial LED bulb, ThePrint takes a look at the appeal of such products and the impact of a germ-free environment.

Don’t ask women the period question. Ever

Women in many cultures have been denied equal access to public spaces and career opportunities for one reason: having a uterus.
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Modi govt wants to define e-prescription format to regulate online sale of medicines

Government to examine laws in developed countries and their format of designing online prescriptions before formulating policy.

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