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#ThrowBackToday: Mass beaching of short-finned pilot whales on Thoothukudi beach frightens all

In today's #TBT, we take you back to January 11, 2016 when over 80 short-finned pilot whales were found on the shores of Tuticorin frightening citizens and scientists alike. This is what ensued 

Published on 11th January 2021
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Don't participate in events sponsored by firms promoting tobacco products: Delhi government to schools

The government has also directed that prizes or scholarships offered by such firms should not be accepted by educational institutions or students

Published on 4th January 2021
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Ohio State University study: Vaping linked to increased smoking in teenagers

This research followed more than 1,200 boys from urban Franklin County and nine rural Appalachian counties in Ohio for two years. They were 11 to 16 years old when they entered the study

Published on 18th December 2020
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Here's how parents can cope with their children's Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease

COPD incidence is found to be the highest among children with both asthma and pneumonia in childhood. Care should be taken to treat these diseases in children

Published on 14th December 2020
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E-cigarette users may have increased susceptibility to COVID-19

The main reason to avoid smoking is the risk of cancer, heart disease, emphysema, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and other lung diseases

Published on 18th November 2020
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Less screen time, adequate sleep, better diet can help prevent depression, says study

The study found a significant relationship between physical activity, healthy diet, and optimal sleep (7-9 hours) associated with less frequency of depressed mood

Published on 12th November 2020
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Poor diet top contributor to heart disease deaths globally, finds study

Tobacco use ranked as the fourth highest contributor to ischaemic heart disease deaths in men but only seventh in women

Published on 16th October 2020
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COVID-19 patients who smoke, vape are at higher risk than others: Study

"COVID-19 seems to have this ability to increase the risk for blood coagulation, as does smoke," Luca Cucullo, lead researcher, said. "This may ultimately translate in higher risk for stroke."

Published on 26th July 2020
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Yes, Father’s Day is a corporate agenda but there’s also a sweet story behind how it came to be

The first Father’s Day was celebrated in a YMCA in Spokane, Washington in 1909 and was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd

Published on 21st June 2020
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Walls of medical college in Jodhpur painted with COVID-19 slogans to spread awareness

Slogans like 'It isn't just tobacco, spitting can also be injurious to health' and 'precaution is the ultimate treatment' were seen painted on the walls

Published on 7th June 2020
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More than 40 million across the globe begin using tobacco between ages 13 and 15: WHO

Even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry is pushing its products, the WHO said, adding that these addictive substances limit people's ability to fight coronavirus

Published on 31st May 2020
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This portable spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste within a few seconds and can cut COVID spread

EzySpit – the world’s first-of-its-kind mobile spittoon converts your spit into biodegradable waste in semi-solid form. We find out more

Published on 29th May 2020
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Extra hours in work from home may lead to adverse psychological impact

Close to two months into a nationwide, it seems work-from-home experiment has no end in sight. And, if there were boundaries separating work and personal life, it seems it has faded away

Published on 5th May 2020
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Spitting in public now an offence under the Disaster Management Act: MHA

The directives shall be implemented by district magistrates through fines and penal action given under the Disaster Management Act, 2005

Published on 15th April 2020
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Average age in which teens start using drugs rise, finds study

Those who reported using heroin or cocaine for the first time had an average age of just over 17 in 2004, which had risen to about 18 for heroin and close to 19 for cocaine by 2017

Published on 3rd March 2020

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