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One-third of the world’s adult diabetics are from India or China

Read more: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/171864/a-third-worlds-diabetics-india.html

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Beware of extreme food adulteration: Delhi man dies after eating kuttu atta | ‘Coal-tar colours are employed a great deal, pickles and canned vegetables are sometimes coloured green with copper salts; butter is made more yellow by anatta; turmeric is used in mustard and some cereal preparations’

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Cycling in Delhi | New group tries to popularise cycling and its benefits … but what about the traffic?

Read more: http://www.thebetterindia.com/2657/delhi-cyclists/

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Two kids in Bulandshahr killed by toxin-laden potatoes

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India’s chronic lack of public hospitals and health care

‘A committee in the Planning Commission has woken up and pointed out that copying the US health care model will not work; that a universal, publicly-funded health care infrastructure is needed. This is saying the obvious, but all too often the obvious is not even considered an option. India has to double and treble its public expenditure on health care, in the same way that its investment in infrastructure has multiplied. Health care has to receive the same attention that education has begun to receive.’ (TN Ninan in Business Standard) Continue reading

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Tragic story of retired Indian Navy sailor who went for a shave in Bangalore, got lost and ended up dead

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Landmark judgement on mercy killing | Tragic Aruna Shanbaug has been trapped in a persistent vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital for 37 years

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Michelin, the tyre company, versus Thervoy Kandigai, a Tamil Dalit village: ‘These forests are also natural pharmacy for the villagers…’

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New study: ‘Nearly half a million girls are aborted each year … The practice is concentrated among relatively rich and educated Hindu families’

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Newborns in India have the highest chance of survival in Goa; lowest in Madhya Pradesh

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