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Patient in coma allegedly bitten by rat passes away

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Mumbai: A 27-year-old comatose patient at a civic hospital here, who was allegedly bitten by a rat while in ICU last month, died on Thursday, hospital sources said.

Parminder Gupta was hospitalised after he met with a road accident last year.

After initial treatment at a hospital in Thane, his parents admitted him to the civic-run Bal Thackeray Trauma Care Hospit

Poor sleep may raise obesity risk in kids

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London: Besides healthy eating and exercise, getting enough sleep may also be a key factor in managing weight in children and adolescents, a new study has found.

The findings showed that children and adolescents who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of gaining more weight.

Overall, they were 58 per cent more likely t

Air purifiers bought for PM Narendra Modis office government buildings

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New Delhi: At a time when toxic air in and around Delhi has been choking residents, as many as 140 air purifiers were brought for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and six more for other government buildings - according to a Reuters report citing unpublished government data.

India's capital and the region around it has become one of the most polluted in th

Your office chair may be killing your back slowly Here is how you can fight back

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Can climbing ladders give you back problems that can last years? They can, especially if you are trying to climb up the ladder at work, and are stuck to your chair for hours on end. Not many pay attention to the chairs we spend a significant part of our lives in. And these very chairs may end up causing trouble for us in the long run.

Many of us have desk jobs and are

Womans skeleton found at Manik Sarkars house BJP wants septic tanks at ministers quarters cleaned

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Agartala: A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has asked Biplab Kumar Deb, the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Tripura, to get septic tanks of his official residence cleaned before moving in. 

Sunil Deodhar, the BJP's national executive committee member and the party's in-charge for Tripura, has also requested Deb to have the septic tanks of all s

UP shocker Jhansi doctors use bus accident victims amputated leg as pillow probe ordered

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Jhansi: In yet another incident showing the pathetic state of health services in Uttar Pradesh, the doctors at a government medical college in Jhansi allegedly used the amputated leg of a man, who was seriously injured in a bus mishap, as a pillow.

The doctors at Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College had allegedly put the amputated leg under the victim's head in order

Prefer energy drinks over coffee You may have to think twice

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New Delhi: Energy drinks have always been a subject of deep debate over its health properties. Those who indulge in it, swear by its 'healthier' properties compared to sodas and other caffeinated drinks like coffee.

However, a new study has completely negated this belief saying that energy drinks are worse than coffee itself.

Elaborating on its findings,

Janhvi Kapoor video bombs Yasmin Karachiwalas workout sessionWatch

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New Delhi: Veteran actress Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor is all set to make her big screen debut in Hindi film industry with Dhadak. The film stars Janhvi in the lead and Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khattar.

The newcomers are introduced in a Dharma Productions' venture which happens to be an official remake of superhit Marathi flick Sairat. These days

Are eggs vegetarian or non-vegetarian Scientists finally put an end to the debate

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New Delhi: Scientists have finally given an answer to the long-standing question of whether eggs are vegetarian or non-vegetarian, which might put an end to the debate once and for all.

Well, the answer according to scientists is that eggs are very much vegetarian.

Many people have reasoned that eggs are non-vegetarian since they come from a hen – a living

In blooper Punjab campaign says AIDS can spread through handshakes

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New Delhi: AIDS, how it is spread and its subsequent transmission has been a sensitive subject, one that has been distorted to such an extent that many people have their facts all twisted.

AIDS or Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, is caused by HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus spread through certain body fluids, like semen, vaginal or rectal fluids, blood and brea

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