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Information on dengue prevention
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Dengue Fever season: Protect yourself

Caution: Do not take asprin or ibuprofen as self medication if you have fever that matches the symptoms of dengue. Asprin increases tendency to bleed. Dengue reduces platelet count and increases tendency to bleed. Asprin given to a dengue patient will increase chances of hemorrage and shock. Covered in small news stories is a large […]

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Suicide - warning signs
General
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National

Help The Sara help Kashmiri youth

While Jammu and Kashmir has always had among the lowest suicide rates (0.3% of all suicides) in India, statistics show a rising trend (44.3% more in 2012 than 2011) as opposed to a slight decline (0.1% less in 2012 than 2011) in the overall national figures. The dramatic increase is concerning in a state where […]

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Indian regional languages distribution
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National

Sanitation in India, development, politics and the stinking truth

The provisional census data on houselisting has a shocker on sanitation in India – sanitation in India statistics reveal that less than 31% of Indians had access to proper toilets. Yep. You got that right. MOST INDIANS DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A TOILET. Half of india still defecate in the open. A proposal to […]

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National Rural Health Mission
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Healthscare: Primary health care for common man

Primary health care with skilled nursing facilities and medical technology for prenatal care and delivery. Possibly medical technology for a cesarean section and a neo natal intensive care unit. How complex can it be for the abilities of an upcoming superpower like India? Health care reform is an urgent need, yes, but what does it take to […]

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Fiona Harrison vaping or e-smoking on stage of Carmen at a Welsh National Opera production in Swansea, South Wales
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Electronic Cigarettes: Getting off the smoke

I am a fairly heavy smoker, and have been wanting to quit smoking for a long time. I quit easily enough, but I enjoy smoking too, and end up right back later. I had earlier tried shifting to electronic cigarettes, but it didn’t work. Then, I got a better electronic cigarette from Smokefree, and it […]

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