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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru have discovered a new way to treat tuberculosis.

The team has found a way to kill the mycobacteria that causes TB by cutting of its nutrition supply.

This is done with the help of two types of bacteria that they have developed that can fight TB in a more aggressive manner. This method will be faster and more effective than the treatment used at present.

India has a very large number of people suffering from TB. The country accounts for 27% of the total number of TB cases reported across the world. As per data, 2.8 million people developed tuberculosis in India in the year 2015 alone.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 29, 2017

A study says that stressful situations like a sudden change in workplace, bad performance and sudden serious illness are some of the reasons for adjustment disorders and depression.

The research found that around 14 percent of patients who are in hospital or are suffering from dangerous diseases like cancer suffer from this disorder.

Adjustment disorders are seen in patients after major operations due to the emotional trouble and pain that these patients go through.

Promoting positive mental health in social and work cultures is important to do away with this disorder.

Regular exercise, relaxation, good sleeping habit, avoiding alcohol, choosing a hobby or an activity of one's liking are some activities to reduce the disorder effectively.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 29, 2017

A study by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine in the United States says that people who sleep more than nine hours at night have double the risk of developing dementia in 10 years than those who sleep less.

The study followed participants for 10 years to see who developed the disease. Apart from sleep patterns, researchers found that those who developed dementia had smaller brain volume.

The study also showed that those who are highly educated but sleep over nine hours show less chances of getting dementia. So a change in the length of sleep may help in early detection.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Running is considered to be the best form of exercise. But in the intense summer heat, it is not such a pleasurable activity.

Some tips can make it easier to stick to your routine.

Run in the morning is advised as the temperature is cooler and it also helps keep the energy levels high all through the day.

Keep a set routine and distance of running to get the body used to the exercise.

Do not go running outdoors without a sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful sun rays.

Try and find a partner to run with, as it keeps you motivated and makes running fun.

A simple thing like wearing a hat can make running in the sun more comfortable.

If possible, run near a water body as it will be much cooler.

Do not ignore signs of heat stroke and take a break from running if you get a headache, feel like vomiting, or feel dizzy.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Former Indian cricket captain Gautam Gambhir has said that he will bear the full expenses of the children of 25 CRPF personnel killed in an attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh this week.

Gambhir said that he would extend the support through his Gautam Gambhir Foundation and that initial steps were already being taken.

Gambhir, who leads the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, said he was shaken by the massacre and the newspaper pictures of the shattered daughters of the killed officials.

Gambhir said he found it tough to concentrate on his game after the Chhattisgarh incident.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 29, 2017

Former cricketer Kapil Dev’s wax statue will be the latest to be added at the Madame Tussauds Delhi.

Kapil’s wax figure will be featured among other famous sports persons.

Cricket fans will also get a unique chance to test their cricket skills in an interactive area in the wax museum.

Kapil is one of the greatest cricketers of India who is known for leading the national team to the historic Cricket World Cup win in 1983.

A group of talented world famous artists of the wax museum met Kapil and took over 300 measurements to start the process of creating his wax figure.

Madame Tussauds Delhi is a wax museum that features Bollywood and Hollywood stars, famous sportspersons, historical and political persons under one place.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 29, 2017

A new study says that exercise in any form is good for the body as well as the mind.

Healthy living habits such as good diet and some form of regular physical activity helps to achieve a balanced body and mind.

It is found that people above the age of 50 years have symptoms of memory decline. But moderate exercise many times a week is the best way to keep the mind active.

The research said that aerobic exercise improves thinking, reading, learning and reasoning abilities, while muscle or weight training had a better effect on memory and the brain's ability to plan and organize for people above 50 years.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 28, 2017

As per reports, 28 lakh units of blood and its components were thrown away by blood banks across India in the last five years.

This means that around six lakh litres of blood was wasted due to issues in the blood banking system.

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka are responsible for the most blood wasted as the lifesaving parts were not saved before their expiry date.

Experts say that the reason is lack of proper sharing network between blood banks and hospitals. They also feel that donation camps organized by local politicians lead to more blood to be collected than can be managed.

The country faces a shortage of three million units of blood each year and this becomes a major cause of death, especially in the case of accidents.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 28, 2017

Former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan has announced his engagement with Bollywood actor Sagarika Ghatge.

The engagement was made public by the cricketer on Twitter. He also posted a picture of them posing together showing the engagement ring.

Sagarika Ghatge is known for her role in the sports movie 'Chak De! India' with Shah Rukh Khan. Interestingly she had played the role of an Indian hockey player who dated a cricketer in the movie.

The couple were seen together on several occasions last year. Zaheer was earlier linked with Bollywood actor Isha Sharvani.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Apr 28, 2017

Draupadi Murmu, the Governor of Jharkhand, has started the second mini national day-night cricket for persons with disabilities.

The cricket matches will see the participation of 144 players with 20 to 80% physical disability from nine states.

The matches will be played using international-level solid cricket balls.

The event has been organized by Tata Steel and the Jharkhand Board of Divyang Cricket Association. The idea is to give an opportunity to cricketers with physical disabilities to display their talent.

The nine states participating in the matches are Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.