Hailing mother India and spitting in public cannot go together, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a lesson in nationalism saying one cannot hail mother India and in the same breath spit in public, which is not acceptable. “We say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ and spit (in public) in the same breath after chewing Banarasi paan (betel). What kind of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is this?” he said at […]

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No tobacco

Why spoil health, waste money and destroy the quality of life. Make a pledge and shun smoking it here and now With different days celebrated on national/international levels on fixed dates & subjects for either  promotion  or curbing  their menace ‘World No Tobacco Day’ is celebrated every year on 31st May. The days is yet […]

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24 fined for spitting in public areas

Dehradun: In its crackdown against spitting in public places, the officials of Dehradun Municipal Corporation have  24 people in the last five days and collected over Rs 8,000 as penalty. DMC senior health officer Kailash Joshi said that the fines were imposed under the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 and Anti-littering Act of the same year. […]

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AMC issues 306 e-memos to those spitting in public, citizens

It’s been a month since AMC made spitting  a punishable offence, issuing over 10 e-memos on a daily basis. But this has had little effect on Amdavadis who have been on a spitting spree. A Mirror Check  finds that though citizens agree the initiative is good, they claimed ignorance about spitting in public being an offence. The […]

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Yoga and meditation helps cancer patients deal with deadly disease

Mysuru: Women patients who contract breast cancer, in particular, endure a tortuous ordeal, their self-esteem often plummeting owing to loss of hair and other devastating side-effects of radiation and other modes of treatment . In order to help women cancer survivors and patients cope with the multi-pronged pressures of this fatal disease, the department of biotechnology attached to […]

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Smokeless Tobacco Control Policy Lags Cigarette Policy Globally

Smokeless tobacco use remains a difficult issue in tobacco control policy circles. These products are harmful by any measure, but the level of hazard they pose to users varies widely according to how the products are prepared and used. Worldwide, the death toll from smokeless tobacco was 76,000 in 2017, but the death rate from smokeless tobacco use has increased […]

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Cancer drug prices slashed

NPPA brings down MRP of medications by up to 60%; R&D cost ignored, says industry In a major relief for patients, the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of some anti-cancer drugs has been slashed. According to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), prices of nine non-scheduled anti-cancer medicines have been reduced by 30-60 per cent. This […]

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Rajkot: Caught spitting mava? Be ready to shell out hefty fines

RAJKOT: Spitting on the roads while driving a vehicle will now land people of Rajkot in trouble. As such, spitting in public places is already an offence. However, it is difficult to identify an offender unless the health inspector is present at the spot. The Rajkot Municipal Corporation has now decided to use the network of […]

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Having piping-hot tea may increase cancer risk

Tea is a common beverage across the globe. We all love to enjoy a warm cup of tea, be it summer or winter. A lot of us just gulp down a piping hot cup of tea in one go. But science says that tea lovers who do not let their beverage cool down a bit […]

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