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Sir David Attenborough’s groundbreaking new documentary from Oct 27

LONDON Oct 8: BBC One has finally revealed when Sir David Attenborough’s eagerly anticipated new documentary Seven Worlds, One Planetwill start airing in the UK.
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Algae with anti-viral properties found in Padma Theertha pond 

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Sept 24: It has been found that algae growth in the Sree Padmanabha Temple pond is special and has medicinal qualities. Continue reading “Algae with anti-viral properties found in Padma Theertha pond “

Two glasses of diet drinks each day raises the risk of an early death

Just two glasses of diet drink a day increases the risk of an early death, a World Health Organisation study has shown.
The global study of more than 450,000 adults in 10 countries – including the UK – found that daily consumption of all types of soft drinks was linked with a higher chance of dying young.
But the rates for those drinking artificially-sweetened beverages were significantly higher than those consuming full sugar versions.
The scientists, from the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, said it would be ‘prudent’ to cut out all soft drinks and have water instead.
And they said taxing sugary drinks – as is done in the UK – could boost diet drink uptake for which the ‘long-term’ health implications’ are unknown.
Experts speaking at the European Society of Cardiology in Paris said people should ‘eliminate’ soft drinks from their diet.
The research, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, is the largest study to examine links between soft drink consumption and mortality.
Previous smaller studies have suggested a link, but have not found such dramatic differences.
The new research found those who consumed two or more 250ml glasses of diet drink a day had a 26 per increased risk of dying within the next 16 years.
And deaths from cardiovascular disease went up 52 per cent.
For those who had two or more sugary soft drinks a day, the risk of death in the same period was raised by eight per cent.
Study leader Dr Neil Murphy, said: ‘The striking observation in our study was that we found positive associations for both sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks with risk of all-cause deaths.’

PM Modi To Release Special Stamps On 12 “Rockstars” Of Traditional Medicine

New Delhi Aug 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release on Friday commemorative stamps on 12 modern masters in the field of traditional Indian systems of medicine and yoga to celebrate their unsung legacy, officials said on Thursday.
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India To Ban Six Single-Use Plastic Products From October 2

NEW DELHI Aug 29: The Centre is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world’s most polluted.
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UK To Face Fuel, Food And Medicine Shortages In No-Deal Brexit: Report

London Aug 19: Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.
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New Delhi Aug 17: Palani Panchamirtham, a temple “prasadam” from Tamil Nadu, Kerala’s Tirur betel leaf and two other products have been awarded Geographical Indication (GI) tag, the Commerce Ministry said on Friday.
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Assam tea bags world record at auction

GUWAHATI Aug 3: A rare Assam tea has sold for a world record price at auction in India, highlighting a boom for speciality teas while the industry as a whole is in crisis.
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Coffee tycoon found dead, cremated

Mangaluru/Bengaluru Aug 1: Billionaire coffee tycoon V G Siddhartha, whose body was fished out of a river two days after he went missing, was Wednesday cremated at his estate in his home district of Chikmagalur after hundreds of people paid a tearful adieu to him.
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PM Modi to feature in Man vs Wild episode with Bear Grylls

NEW DELHI: In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will feature in Discovery Channel’s show ‘Man Vs Wild’ alongside the popular host and adventurer, Bear Grylls.
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