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Why does India trail in Scientific publishing?

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India is lagging quite behind when we talk about scientific publishing. In fact, considering the population of our country, we should be leading the world in these numbers. Yet, we are far behind in the race.

Preventable diseases Indian children suffer from

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According to a study published in The Lancet, in the year 2010, 16.8 lakh children died in India below the age of five years, due to infectious but preventable diseases. More than half of them could not complete the first month of their life. Pneumonia was the leading killer with causing 28.6% of the deaths,…

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Common diseases related to old-age

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According to the United Nations Organization, the population of elderly persons is the fastest growing around the world and the number of elderly people by 2050 will be close to 2 billion. Aging is an inevitable process and many factors like genes, lifestyles, diet and environment determine longevity. Though life expectancy has increased in modern…

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Condition of stray animals in India

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In India, where the condition of people living on the streets is so horrifying, the condition of stray animals is very unlikely to be on the government’s list of priorities. So it becomes all the more important for us people to address this issue. The plight of stray animals, especially dogs, is a horrible thing…

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Organic foods: Are they really the better choice?

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Once used to be seen only at health shops, organic foods are now very common in most supermarkets. Let’s look at some facts before we decide if they’re really better than the conventionally produced foods. The word “organic” basically differentiates the way farmers grow and process food products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products…

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Issue of diabetes in urban India

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Dubbed as the diabetes capital of the world, India has the largest number of people suffering from diabetes in the world. There were 41 million cases in 2007 and at the same rate, it is estimated to hit 70 million by 2025. Having a look at the global stats, there are 246 million people suffering…

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Glaring statistics of Child marriage in India

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As per the definition given by UNICEF, child marriage is the formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of eighteen. It is, internationally, considered as a violation of human rights. Though it is observed for both the genders, the majority of the affected population is female due to…

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Challenges faced by sports women in India

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Sports is one area where gender inequality is highly evident. It is deplorable that even today, women are treated so differently, especially in sports.  Women in India are still seen as home-making and child-rearing machines. In some cities, women have also started earning their own living but participation in sports is still gloomy. Major problems…

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Why do we need to promote cycling?

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You Decide!    via Taking up cycling could be one of the wisest choices you ever make, be it for any reason: fitness, bank balance, or environmental concerns. You could take it up for commuting or for recreational purposes, and there are numerous good reasons to convince you for that. Zero carbon footprint Economical In…

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