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    Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain: Study

    London, Sep 17 (IANS) Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Stroke, reaffirmed a link between smoking and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke that occurs under the membrane that covers the brain and is frequently...

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    Covid-affected Karnataka BJP MP Gasti's condition critical

    Bengaluru, Sep 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP's newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, Ashok Gasti is in a critical condition due to Covid-induced complications at a private hospital in the city, an official said on Thursday."Gasti is in a critical condition. He was admitted in our hospital recently after he tested Covid positive," a Manipal Hospital spokesperson told...

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    Nearly 1.5 cr UP labourers to get free religious trips

    Lucknow, Sep 17 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to take nearly 1.5 crore labourers, employed in about 6.5 lakh commercial establishments and 20,500 factories and workshops in the state, on government funded religious trips.The scheme is likely to be announced by Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on November 10, the birth anniversary of Dattopant Thengadi, RSS ideologue who...

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    Wearing eyeglasses may lower the risk of Covid-19: Study

    New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A small yet significant study from China has found that people who wear eyeglasses may be at a lower risk of contracting Covid-19 as the virus may enter the body via eyes.The study involving 276 patients hospitalised with Covid-19 in Suizhou, China, found that the proportion of daily wearers of eyeglasses was lower than that of the local population (5.8 per cent...

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    Pollution exposure may up stroke risk in people with AFib

    New York, Sep 17 (IANS) People with one of the most common heart disorders or atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are exposed to greater levels of pollution have a 1.2-fold higher risk of stroke than their peers who live with less pollution, say researchers.For the study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the research team followed more than 31,000 people living in Allegheny County...

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    New Covid-19 cluster detected in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Malaysian Health Ministry announced on Thursday that a new Covid-19 cluster was detected in Sabah state, traced to a woman who had been screened prior to being admitted to a hospital, with two testing positive so far.The Ministry's Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said that of the 21 new cases detected on Thursday, 16 were locally transmitted, reports Xinhua...

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    Covid norms go for toss as thousands gather for 'tarpan' at Kolkata ghats

    Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Gross violations of Covid-19 social distancing norms were seen at several 'ghats' of river Ganga in Kolkata and it's adjoining Howrah district as people came in hordes to offer "tarpan" on Thursday morning.Thousands of people were seen violating safety guidelines as most of them did not ever bother to wear masks and use the...

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    Maha Covid surge leads to 'voluntary' Janata curfews in many towns

    Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Alarmed by the increase in spread of the Covid-19 scourge, people in several cities and towns in Maharashtra are opting for voluntary 'Janata curfews' to control the pandemic, officials said on Thursday.Nagpur, the state's second capital, has decided to go for a 'Janata curfew' for two of the remaining weekends of September --...

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    New Zealand reports 7 new Covid-19 cases

    Wellington, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand on Thursday reported seven new coronavirus cases, all detected in a managed isolation facility, taking the total to 1,458, said the Ministry of Health.With the exception of one arrival from Uzbekistan, the new cases were detected as a result of day 3 testing and are now in quarantine, reports Xinhua news agency.There were no new community cases, said the...

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    S.Korea reports 153 new Covid-19 cases

    Seoul, Sep 17 (IANS) South Korea reported 153 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the total number of infections to 22,657.The daily caseload has remained below 200 for 15 straight days, but it continued to grow in triple digits since August 14, reports Xinhua news agency.The spike was attributed to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province.Of the new cases, 62 were Seoul...

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