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    Coronavirus Outbreak: 139 New Cases Reported And Other Updates

    China has reported 139 new cases of the "never-seen-before," novel coronavirus in the past two days from the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzen.While two cases of the coronavirus were confirmed from Beijing, one case was confirmed from Shenzhen. This confirms that the infection has spread outside the city of Wuhan, where it first appeared in December. #China has reported...

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    Less Active Babies Have Higher Obesity Risk: Study

    Parents, please take note. Researchers have revealed that less active infants may accumulate more fat, which in turn may put them at risk for obesity later in life.For the study, published in the journal Obesity, researchers tracked the physical activity levels of 506 infants using small ankle-worn accelerometers for four days per tracking period at ages 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.For each tracking...

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    64-Yr-Old Man Dies of Cardiac Arrest While Running Mumbai Marathon

    At the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 held on Sunday, a 64-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest and died while running. 1350 other runners required minor medical assistance.The man, identified as Gajanan Maljalkar, collapsed while crossing the 4 kilometer mark. He was running in the senior citizen category. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.One...

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    Sexolve 188: 'My Girlfriend Refuses to Have Sex With Me'

    Sexolve is equal rights activist Harish Iyer's Q&A space on FIT.If you have any queries regarding sex, sexuality or your relationship, and need some advice, answers or just someone to hear you out - write in to Harish Iyer, and he'll try and 'sexolve' it for you. Drop in a mail to sexolve@thequint.com.This week's Q&As below:'My Girlfriend Doesn't...

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    Acid Reflux Drugs May Not Be Safe for Breast Cancer Patients

    Researchers have found that acid reflux medicines prescribed to breast cancer patients may have side effects such as poorer memory and concentration.The study, published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, shows an association between breast cancer survivors' use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), and reports of problems with concentration and memory.On an average, cognitive...

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    Rs 5.38 Lakh Crore Needed for Primary Healthcare: Health Ministry

    Projecting a Rs 5.38 lakh crore requirement over the next five years for providing primary healthcare, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said it will help deal with 90 percent of the healthcare demands.In a presentation to 15th Finance Commission, the Ministry said investment in primary healthcare could reduce the need for more costly and complex care by preventing...

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    China Reports 4 More Cases in Viral Pneumonia Outbreak; Total 45

    Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has killed two people and prompted countries as far away as the United States to take precautionary measures.The latest cases bring to 45 the number of people who have contracted the illness, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission said on 18 January, Saturday. Five are in...

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    Researchers Develop 1st Diagnostic Test for New Chinese Virus

    Researchers have developed the first diagnostic test to detect the novel Chinese coronavirus, which is likely to spread globally.The assay protocol has now been published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a guideline for diagnostic detection. The new method also enables suspected cases to be tested quickly.The virus, which first emerged in Wuhan, China, and can cause severe...

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    Faking Emotions at Work? It Does More Harm Than Good

    The idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits - often backfires when used with co-workers, a new study suggests.Instead, making an effort to actually feel the emotions you display is more productive, according to the research, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.For the findings, the research team analysed two types of emotion regulation that people...

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    Fish Sticks Generate Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

    Researchers have found that transforming 'Alaskan pollock' into fish sticks, imitation crab and fish fillets generates nearly twice the greenhouse gas emissions produced by fishing itself.Post-catch processing generates nearly twice the emissions produced by fishing itself, which is typically where the analysis of the climate impact of seafood ends, according to the findings,...

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