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Pakistani PM announces anti-polio campaign targeting most vulnerable districts
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced that an anti-polio campaign was launched in Pakistan on Monday targeting 25 most vulnerable districts across the Asian country. "Polio is...
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Pollution linked to 10% of cancer cases in Europe: report
The Bulgarian capital Sofia boasted the highest levels of PM2.5 particulates in Europe in 2018. Photo: AFP COPENHAGEN: Pollution is linked to more than 10 percent of cancer cases in Europe, a report by the European Environment Agency said Tuesday. Most of these cases are preventable, it said....
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Abortion rights proponents file wave of lawsuits challenging bans
Abortion rights activists have quickly filed a slew of lawsuits in states with trigger bans that went into effect following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday. Suits have so far been filed by organizations including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil...
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Can Gardening Make You Happier?
Years ago when we had a big yard, thumbing through gardening catalogs was one way I got through the long Minnesota...
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Australia’s millennial generation is overtaking baby boomers new census data shows
New data released on Tuesday shows a snapshot of the nation during Covid-19 and reveals insights into religion, identity and how Australians live Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Download the free Guardian app ; get our morning email briefing New data released on Tuesday...
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Intermittent fasting may help heal nerve damage, change gut bacteria activity: Study
Intermittent fasting helps change the activity of gut bacteria and increase their ability to recover from nerve damage, according to a study conducted in mice. Researchers from the Imperial College London observed how fasting led to the gut bacteria increasing production of a metabolite known as...
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Why Kathmandu has banned pani puriCholera bacteria were found in the water used in pani puri
Sale of pani puri has been banned in Kathmandu Valley's Lalitpur Metropolitan City as cholera cases have spiked in the Valley with 12 people testing positive The Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) on Saturday decided to stop the sale and distribution of pani puri in the metropolis, claiming that...
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‘Shopping is a nightmare’: how ADHD affects people’s spending habits
For most of us, popping to the supermarket is a mundane chore but for Hannah Crawford it’s a task that can fill her with dread. “A supermarket is a nightmare,” says the 24-year-old, who describes going to buy food as “like being a three-year-old in a sweet shop”. Crawford says it can be an...
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‘Blood on their hands’: world’s medics condemn US overturn of abortion rights
Doctors and pro-choice activists have condemned the overturning of Roe v Wade, describing it as an “unconscionable attack” that will leave the supreme court justices with “blood on their hands” and cause a global chilling effect on women’s rights. In a statement signed by more than 100 global...
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How the Brain Prepares to Think
UT Southwestern researcher’s decades-long quest to understand synaptic transmission gets help from fastest U.S. academic supercomputer. Let’s think for a second about thought – specifically, the physics of neurons in the brain. This topic has been the lifelong interest of Jose Rizo-Rey,...
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