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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 23, 2017

The government has made Aadhaar compulsory for tuberculosis patients and health providers who want cash assistance under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme.

The nationwide program is administered online through a web-based application called Nikshay. All government and private healthcare providers are supposed to register TB patients using Nikshay.

Health officials say that this means that TB patients registering on Nikshay will need Aadhaar, whether or not they take cash assistance. If patients are not enrolled under Aadhaar, they must apply for Aadhaar and provide the enrollment slip along with other identity cards such as voter identity card by 31 August.

Activists say that this will come in the way of seeking care for TB patients. There are 1,400 deaths a day because of TB and they fear that this new rule will simply lead to a rise in numbers.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 23, 2017

Yoga has now become an international way of well-being. More and more people are now practicing yoga for a healthy body and mind. Here are a few things to look for in your yoga mat.

Choose a mat that is not too thin and neither too thick. A perfect mat is 1/16 inch thick as it keeps you in a stable position and gives proper support.

Mats are available in various materials like foam mats, PVC, rubber, cotton or jute. Select the mat based on your requirements.

The standard size of a yoga mat is 24 x 68 inch and makes for a comfortable layout.

Keep the mat clean and at a easily accessible place for regular workout.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 23, 2017

A new study says that people who sleep after 3 AM at night have lack of control over their obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour.

Researchers studied the one week’s sleep of 20 individuals who were diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and 10 individuals having OCD symptoms.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. It means having excess unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that leads to compulsive or repetitive behaviours. Treatment includes talk therapy, medication or both.

The study showed that the unusual timing of sleep of the participants had a negative effect on their memory and thinking abilities, which made it difficult for them to manage their compulsive behaviours.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 23, 2017

India's cricket captain Virat Kohli spoke up for the first time after former coach Anil Kumble’s statement about why he quit the post of head coach.

Virat said that while the players respect him, the privacy of the dressing room needs to be maintained. Virat said that the team respects Kumble's decision.

Virat also said that the team had built a culture over the last three years that whatever happens in the dressing rooms stays within the room, and that he would not like to speak about that in public.

Under Kumble as head coach, India has performed well. The country won 10 out of the 13 home Tests with two draws and a just one loss. After he stepped down, Kumble issued a statement that the captain had problems with his style. There were attempts made by the cricket board to resolve the problems, but Virat was not willing to compromise.

India face the West Indies in the first of five one day internationals but the series has been overshadowed by Kumble's resignation and the reasons he gave for the decision.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 22, 2017

The Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in Delhi organized a first-of-its-kind wheelchair yoga session that saw nearly 20 participants.

As yoga combines meditation, breath control, and body postures, it has elements of physical fitness, mental awareness and spiritual awakening. The therapist here is Pragya Ghidhiyal, who is the first female yoga therapist on wheelchair in India. She has represented India in international Para athletics.

Ghidiyal was running a yoga studio in Delhi, until she met with a major road accident that left her lower body paralyzed permanently.

Wheelchair yoga helps users maintain flexibility, posture and adds to the strength of their limbs, without putting too much strain on joints. It is also a great way to overcome depression, which many people experience after being confined to the wheelchair.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 22, 2017

The Jammu and Kashmir Football Association has organized the first ever-special football coaching camp for disabled kids.

The camp is called Grassroot and is being held in association with the youth sports and services in Srinagar.

The camp was organized especially for deaf children to provide a proper platform to them. The main purpose was to attract promising players and provide them with a good platform along with proper infrastructure.

A number of children participated as this was their first chance. They also got to learn number of new techniques like warm-up, kicking, and heading, jumping and running. The children were from 10-16 years of age.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 22, 2017

A new study in Australia has found that Acupuncture treatment is also very effective in the treatment of pain.

In fact the researchers found that Acupuncture can replace painkillers in providing long-term relief for patients with severe pain.

The study was done in emergency departments of four hospitals and involved about 528 patients with acute low back pain, migraine or ankle sprains.

Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body at specific points.

The study found that patients reported reduced pain after receiving acupuncture treatment.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 21, 2017

Anil Kumble has resigned as India's head coach. Kumble said that he took the decision after hearing that Virat Kohli had problems with his working style, and his continuing as head coach.

He said that though the Indian cricket board had tried to resolve the issue, he had decided to move on. 46-year-old Kumble was put in charge last June and helped India win 12 out of 17 Tests. He said the credit for the wins went to the captain, the entire team, coaching and support staff.

Kumble said that given Kohli's issues with his style it was best to hand the responsibility over to someone else.


Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 21, 2017

Mountaineer Arunima Sinha, who is physically challenged, has said that disabled athletes are not getting a proper platform to display their talent.

She also accused sports officials of not properly advertising dates of national para-athletics championship and leaking the details to a few players.

Sinha said that whenever the national para-athletic games are held, information does not reach the athletes. Sinha scaled Mt Everest in 2013, becoming the first female amputee to reach the highest peak of the world.

However, she said that she had no information when Jaipur hosted the national para-athletics championship this year. She also said that when the national junior para-athletics games were held in Faridabad in June, para sportspersons did not get any information.

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Category: Sports and Health

Date: Jun 21, 2017

The ability to share feelings with your partner can help improve physical condition overtime.

An American study has found that in case of a partner suffering from chronic pain or with osteoarthritis, an understanding partner can make a positive difference.

The study shows that when a person is suffering from chronic pain, a understanding partner can help them feel better and improve faster.

An irritated and insensitive partner can make things worse for a person in pain.

Talking to a spouse in pain and understanding their situation can have positive effect on their mental and physical health.

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