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Thursday, 18 September 2014

MORE THAN 2 CRORE CHILDREN IN INDIA ARE MALNOURISHED

Recent reports show that in India more than 2 crore ( about 2.3 Cr) children are malnourished or under weight.

Delhi, the capital of the country reported that over 35 percent which is about 7 lakh children going to anganwadis are under weight.

The northeastern states have a lesser rate of malnourished children of about 10 percent. The other two larger states with relatively lower malnourished rates are Tamil Nadu (18 percent) and Maharashtra (11 percent).

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

MAN WITH THE LONGEST TONGUE


 This is Nick Stoeberl. He got into Guinness World Records by a tongue.

Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedian from Monterey, California, has been trying to get official recognition for his massive tongue for two years.

Guinness World Records finally measured him earlier this year and declared Stoeberl's titanic tongue measured 3.97 inches from tip to closed lip.

He beat the previous record holder, Stephen Taylor, a 52-year-old British man whose tongue measures about 3.86 inches.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

20-MINUTE SIMPLE EBOLA SCREENING TEST DEVELOPED IN JAPAN

Japanese researchers had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper than the system currently in use in west Africa where the virus has already killed more than 1,500 people.

Friday, 12 September 2014

A POEM DEVELOPED TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION

Researchers from the UK have successfully created the world`s first air cleansing poem.

The poem is printed on a material and can eradicate air pollution caused by 20 cars per day.

The 10m x 20m piece of material is developed by the researchers from University of Sheffield (the pic given shows the poem hangs on the University building). The material can remove harmful nitrogen oxide from the atmosphere by soaking it up.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

SPECIAL ROOMS FOR BREAST FEEDING WORKING WOMEN IN CHINA



China's capital Beijing has opened 200 rooms at workplaces for working mothers to breast-feed their babies.

The Beijing Federation of Trade Unions announced that 200 rooms were only the first phase of its plans.

A second phase of providing mothers' rooms was already underway, and eventually the union hopes to provide upto 1,000 rooms within three years, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

IT WAS NOT A BABY BUT A GIANT TUMOUR!



A 31-year-old Iraqi woman who mistakenly thought she was six months pregnant had to have emergency surgery to remove a cancerous 35-kilogram tumour removed from her abdomen.

The obstetrics & gynaecology department at the Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah carried out the complicated surgery to save the woman’s life and remove the tumour.

Tests confirmed she was not pregnant. Dr Kawthar Mansour, the head of the department, said the woman weighed 108kg before the operation and after the removal of the tumour she is now 68kg.

SMART PHONE FOR THOSE WITH LOW VISION

Name of this smart phone is SmartVision designed by French digital company KAPSYS

According to the company’s website, the SmartVision is the first smartphone specifically designed for people with low vision. This device was launched earlier this year and is powered by Android technology.

The phone offers touchscreen, keypad, and voice interfaces to ensure a range of accessibility options to suit a diverse range of preferences.

The phone also offers vision enhancing options, including magnification, text and colour configuration, and enlarged user-interface print. It also offers object identification and navigation applications, and can even wirelessly connect to your HDMI compatible television.

LOW DOSE ASPIRIN REDUCES THE RISK OF CANCER

New results from the Women’s Health Study, a clinical trial that evaluated the benefits and risks of low-dose aspirin and vitamin E among nearly 40,000 women, shows that aspirin reduces the risk of developing colo-rectal cancer by 20%.

According to the researchers the effect is not immediate, but instead takes ten to 20 years to be seen

Several earlier studies have linked aspirin use to protection against colorectal cancer. But they were observational studies, which can’t prove cause and effect.

A PHOTO THAT HAUNTED THE PHOTOGRAPHER

I am talking about Kevin Carter, The well known South African Photographer and Pulitzer prize winner.

The picture given above is one of his well known photograph which showed the entire world about the starved population of Sudan: An emaciated child huddles on the ground, seemingly wracked by despair as well as starvation. A vulture lurks just a few feet away, by all appearances waiting for the child to die.