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African-American cancer survivors tend to survive more with social needs: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Michigan [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 02:55 PM IST
A study from the American Cancer Society claims about the relationship between lower health-related quality of life with social needs factors of African-American cancer survivors.
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On November 9, NGT banned the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in NCR from November 9 to 30, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and not to celebrate deaths and diseases”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
On November 9, NGT banned the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in NCR from November 9 to 30, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and not to celebrate deaths and diseases”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Diwali pollution: Delhi-NCR exhibits irresponsibility, again | HT Editorial

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 04:31 PM IST
If both governments and citizens are so lackadaisical about air pollution and its ill effects, even in the midst of a raging climate crisis and a pandemic, the Delhi-NCR region will struggle to get the clean, blue skies, good air, and the quality of life that it should aspire to.
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India’s cities fail to battle old and new challenges because of several reasons(AP)
India’s cities fail to battle old and new challenges because of several reasons(AP)

Why the new climate centre for cities matters | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:13 AM IST
Already bearing the impact of the climate crisis, it can help cities bridge gaps
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When the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed in 2019, it was the police who were tasked with the responsibility of dealing with the pushback from the people of the country.(Unsplash)
When the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed in 2019, it was the police who were tasked with the responsibility of dealing with the pushback from the people of the country.(Unsplash)

The story of my campaign: How I created a drive to provide sanitisers across police stations during coronavirus pandemic

By Shounak Malhotra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 02:17 PM IST
During such difficult times, the police officials are at the forefront, protecting the citizens across communities who have been affected during the global pandemic and helping in distributing resources. Read on.
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Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for April 22, what’s in store for Aries, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and other zodiac signs.
Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for April 22, what’s in store for Aries, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and other zodiac signs.

Horoscope Today: Astrological prediction for April 22, what’s in store for Aries, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and other zodiac signs

By Dr. Prem Kumar Sharma & Manisha Koushik | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Horoscope Today: Are the stars lined up in your favour? Find out the astrological prediction for Aries, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and other zodiac signs for April 22.
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Perhaps instead of trying to go faster, adopting a slower pace of technology and growth might finally ensure that we build cities for people(REUTERS)
Perhaps instead of trying to go faster, adopting a slower pace of technology and growth might finally ensure that we build cities for people(REUTERS)

Build smart, but also slow, cities | HT editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 08:27 PM IST
Adopt a slow pace of growth and shift focus to the quality of life
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Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life.(Unsplash)
Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life.(Unsplash)

Five healthy lifestyle habits to follow for a longer life

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 03:33 PM IST
Researchers have found that maintaining five healthy habits may increase years lived free of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
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Mohali MC to spend 14 cr to boost drinking water supply

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Under AMRUT project, civic body to install water treatment plants, boost water system in different phases of city; cost also borne by centre
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Widespread illegal structures in villages: Planning dept

By Munieshwer A Sagar | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 12:59 AM IST
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Visits to national parks around the world may result in improved mental health valued at about $US6 trillion (5.4 trillion euros), according to a team of ecologists, psychologists and economists.(Unsplash)
Visits to national parks around the world may result in improved mental health valued at about $US6 trillion (5.4 trillion euros), according to a team of ecologists, psychologists and economists.(Unsplash)

National parks a boost to mental health, improve sleep, reduce stress worth trillions

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 03:40 PM IST
Visits to national parks around the world may result in improved mental health valued at about $US6 trillion (5.4 trillion euros), according to a team of ecologists, psychologists and economists.
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Instead of blowing up thousands of rupees on setting the sky ablaze commit to paying for a girl child’s education
Instead of blowing up thousands of rupees on setting the sky ablaze commit to paying for a girl child’s education

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Pray it forward

By Seema Goswami | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 09:11 PM IST
This Diwali, ask Goddess Lakshmi to shower her blessings on those who need it the most (and no, that’s not you)
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Participants who reported teeth symptoms at baseline experienced their global cognition and episodic memory decline.(Unsplash)
Participants who reported teeth symptoms at baseline experienced their global cognition and episodic memory decline.(Unsplash)

Poor oral health linked to decreased quality of life and cognitive decline. Here’s how

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 04:46 PM IST
According to a recent study, those who reported tooth symptoms experienced decline in cognition and episodic memory, often precursors to dementia.
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Pir Panjal tunnel. Kashmiris must now build a solid economy and infrastructure, but to do so will require a significant change in mindset(Hindustan Times)
Pir Panjal tunnel. Kashmiris must now build a solid economy and infrastructure, but to do so will require a significant change in mindset(Hindustan Times)

Beyond Article 370: A road map for Kashmir’s economic development

By Vasant Dhar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Accelerate public spending, encourage private investment, and persuade Kashmiris to welcome it
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According to the data, 68% respondents said there is an improvement in their lives as compared to 60% in 2014.(HT file photo)
According to the data, 68% respondents said there is an improvement in their lives as compared to 60% in 2014.(HT file photo)

Praja Foundation survey on MLAs in city: Fewer questions asked, but quality of life better

By Tanushree Venkatraman | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 06:43 AM IST
Praja foundation has linked quality of life to the improved performance of the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) based on parameters like attendance, number and quality of questions and usage of area development funds.
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Around 600 million people are already facing a severe water shortage(HT)
Around 600 million people are already facing a severe water shortage(HT)

India’s water crisis: All stakeholders must come together

By Amitabh Kant
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 06:30 PM IST
While CSR activities have been geared towards water conservation, corporations must make it a top priority
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The team from Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC) found that adapted AR glasses can improve patients’ mobility by 50% and grasp performance by 70%.(Unsplash)
The team from Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC) found that adapted AR glasses can improve patients’ mobility by 50% and grasp performance by 70%.(Unsplash)

AR glasses can help visually impaired navigate better

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 01:47 PM IST
The research was conducted with patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision.
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Chronic stress is associated with short sleep and poor-quality sleep. Nighttime awakenings by a patient with dementia also can contribute to disturbed sleep in caregivers, researchers said.(Unsplash)
Chronic stress is associated with short sleep and poor-quality sleep. Nighttime awakenings by a patient with dementia also can contribute to disturbed sleep in caregivers, researchers said.(Unsplash)

Losing sleep caring for Dementia patients can affect health: Study

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 02:57 PM IST
Chronic stress is associated with short sleep and poor-quality sleep. Nighttime awakenings by a patient with dementia also can contribute to disturbed sleep in caregivers, researchers said.
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The study also showed that the distinct responses in cognitive performance to exercise versus exercise and sitting breaks point to different patterns of physical activity being able to enhance distinct aspects of cognition.(Unsplash)
The study also showed that the distinct responses in cognitive performance to exercise versus exercise and sitting breaks point to different patterns of physical activity being able to enhance distinct aspects of cognition.(Unsplash)

Morning exercise may improve decision-making during day in older adults

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 01:27 PM IST
The study published in the ‘British Journal of Sports Medicine’ showed that a morning bout of exercise combined with brief light-intensity walking breaks to frequently disrupt sitting throughout an 8-hour day can boost your short-term memory compared to uninterrupted sitting.
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Gurugram mayor Madhu Azad joined participants in Sector 15 and exhorted residents to come together every Sunday and join these activities, saying it not only helped keep a person fit, but also helped build a spirit of community.(HT Photo)
Gurugram mayor Madhu Azad joined participants in Sector 15 and exhorted residents to come together every Sunday and join these activities, saying it not only helped keep a person fit, but also helped build a spirit of community.(HT Photo)

Raahgiri day: Mayor joins celebrations in Gurugram’s Sector 15

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 02:59 AM IST
Gurugram mayor Madhu Azad joined participants in Sector 15 and exhorted residents to come together every Sunday and join these activities, saying it not only helped keep a person fit, but also helped build a spirit of community.
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International Yoga Day 2019: A government official at a village 300 km from Beijing said yoga has improved the quality of lives of the villagers.(HT Photo)
International Yoga Day 2019: A government official at a village 300 km from Beijing said yoga has improved the quality of lives of the villagers.(HT Photo)

How yoga helped people escape poverty in this Chinese village

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Yoga Day 2019: Most of the 260-odd villagers of Yugouliang were poor until 2016, eking out a subsistence-level life through basic farming.
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The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)
The hand pumps in the village, that used to run dry in summer, have enough water these days, said locals. “Residents had to dig borewells 25-30 feet deep, as the water supply from the water utility has been erratic.(HT Photo)

Residents of North Delhi give a thumbs up to parks

By Vatsala Shrangi and Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 06:38 AM IST
The park is surrounded by Jagatpur and Wazirabad villages on the one side and some newer settlements such as Baba Colony and Sangam Vihar.
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As we close out the mental health awareness month in India, it is our collective responsibility to plan and work together to end these tragic and preventable deaths(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
As we close out the mental health awareness month in India, it is our collective responsibility to plan and work together to end these tragic and preventable deaths(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Reducing suicide deaths: a collective responsibility

By Soumya Swaminathan
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:26 PM IST
India has already introduced several steps towards health for all, including the launch of Ayushman Bharat and adopting a visionary mental health policy. A national suicide prevention plan is under discussion in the ministry of health and family welfare– its success will depend on policy and programmatic interventions in many different ministries
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With time, people can adapt to societal diversity and actually benefit from it, according to a study.(Unsplash)
With time, people can adapt to societal diversity and actually benefit from it, according to a study.(Unsplash)

People tend to adapt to societal diversity over time

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington [usa]
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 09:35 AM IST
Although religious diversity was negatively associated with quality of life among individuals in the short run, it bore no association with the quality of life across countries, in the long run.
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File image of Andy Murray(AP)
File image of Andy Murray(AP)

Andy Murray plays down his chances of playing singles at Wimbledon

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2019 11:58 AM IST
Murray has started training since the procedure and hopes to emulate doubles veteran Bob Bryan, who successfully returned to competitive tennis after a similar operation.
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A shortage of serotonin in the neurons of the gut can cause constipation, just as a serotonin shortage in the brain can lead to depression.(Unsplash)
A shortage of serotonin in the neurons of the gut can cause constipation, just as a serotonin shortage in the brain can lead to depression.(Unsplash)

Study explains why depression is often accompanied by moody gut

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 11:32 AM IST
People who suffer from depression are also likely to face gastrointestinal distress as a study has pointed out that for some, both the conditions are triggered by the same glitch in neuron chemistry-low serotonin.
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Oesophageal squamous carcinoma together with adenocarcinoma is the sixth main death causes in the global oncological practice. Less than 15 per cent of patients survives for five years from the time of the diagnosis.(Shutterstock)
Oesophageal squamous carcinoma together with adenocarcinoma is the sixth main death causes in the global oncological practice. Less than 15 per cent of patients survives for five years from the time of the diagnosis.(Shutterstock)

Mauritian herbs found to stop growth of cancer cells

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The researchers have found that the herb contains natural chemical compounds to inhibit the propagation of cancer cells.
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Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were designed to cater to the varying governance needs of urban and rural areas. But urbanisation has pushed cities beyond boundaries, rapidly populating the peripheries(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were designed to cater to the varying governance needs of urban and rural areas. But urbanisation has pushed cities beyond boundaries, rapidly populating the peripheries(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)

Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life

By Kadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 11:39 PM IST
India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more
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New Delhi, India - April 2, 2019: Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference to react on Congress party manifesto, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - April 2, 2019: Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference to react on Congress party manifesto, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

National security, terrorism key issues in long run: Arun Jaitley

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2019 03:35 AM IST
Jaitley wrote the most important issue that confronts India in the short, medium and long term is how it handles J&K and terrorism emanating from Pakistan and from within.
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According to a recent study, having a pet can help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.(Unsplash)
According to a recent study, having a pet can help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues.(Unsplash)

Having pets may lower stress in older adults: Study

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 11:55 AM IST
For those who reported that their health was fair or poor, pet ownership appeared to offer even more benefits.
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Urban well-being is a term that refers to peoples’ sense of wellness and happiness in a city. It is, of course, very difficult to measure, and is, hence, not a static concept.(HT File)
Urban well-being is a term that refers to peoples’ sense of wellness and happiness in a city. It is, of course, very difficult to measure, and is, hence, not a static concept.(HT File)

Communities need to be at heart of urban well-being

By Kalpana Viswanath | Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:18 AM IST
The Better Life Index measures access to basic health services, education, clean air and water, besides feeling safe walking alone at night.
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