August 2018 – Boisar Marathi News

Month: August 2018

Colin Mendelsohn writes: Tobacco tax rise exploits and punishes addicted smokers

Colin Mendelsohn writes: Tobacco tax rise exploits and punishes addicted smokers

Health
FROM today, the cost of cigarettes will rise for the second time this year. And it’s not cheap. Cigarettes will rise 12.5 per cent from 71 cents to 80 cents per stick. The average price of a 25 pack of cigarettes will rise from $25-$30 to $28.25 — $33.90. According to analysis by finder.com.au, a pack-a-day smoker will now be spending close to $922 a month with the tax increase, an increase of over $100 a month. Tax will rise from 66 per cent of the price of cigarettes to 69 per cent. The Government bans the sale of e cigarettes that contain nicotine, even though these are 95 per cent less harmful than cigarettes. Read more: Cigarette packaging to be reviewed after shock study Read more: Report finds there is no harm in passive vaping Read more: Smoking rates in Australia stall as ex...
Mumbai: City reports 3 dengue deaths in a fortnight

Mumbai: City reports 3 dengue deaths in a fortnight

Health
By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 1, 2018 2:39:44 am In August last year, 93 cases had been recorded. (Representational Image) Three dengue deaths have been reported in the city since August 15 and in the past fortnight, 74 fresh cases have been recorded and 1,134 patients have been treated for dengue-like symptoms. Data from the civic health department shows that this year, the number of dengue cases are higher than last year’s records. In August last year, 93 cases had been recorded. This August, 153 confirmed and 2,317 suspected d...
Fall in dengue, malaria cases

Fall in dengue, malaria cases

Health
Chandigarh:  Malaria cases have come down to 30 till August 31. Last year, during the same period, 87 cases were reported. Similarly, 186 dengue cases were reported in 2017. This year, the number came down to 34. As many as 52 chikungnuya cases came were reported in 2017, which reduced to just two this year. Department officials claimed that effective fogging in the city reduced the number of cases. They urged people not to let water accumulate in and around their houses. They asked the residents to keep coolers and overhead tanks clean. TNS Purse stolen from scooter dickey Zirakpur: A purse, containing Rs 3,000 in cash and some important documents, was stolen from the dickey of an Activa scooter at Zirakpur. Complainant SDN Maleshwar, a resident of CRPF campus, Hallo Majra, told the p...
Bread wheat’s genetic code cracked at last

Bread wheat’s genetic code cracked at last

Health
Mapping the genome means scientists can identify genes that provide higher yield, better quality, or make it palatable to those who are gluten intolerantNEW DELHI It took the best scientific minds from 20 nations, including India, to scale what is considered as the “Mt Everest of the genome world”. After 13 years of painstaking effort, a global community of scientists has decoded the gigantic bread wheat genome (Chinese Spring variety), a feat that breeders hope will help address productivity and climate resilience issues, especially in India, which is world’s second-largest producer of the grain. The group of scientists known as the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium published in August 2018 a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most wide...
Dengue claims boy, woman

Dengue claims boy, woman

Health
Salt Lake: A 10-year-old boy from Duttabad, suffering from fever for seven days, died of dengue at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals late on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Rinku Ghosh, 36, from Ashwininagar on the outskirts of Baguiati died at the Beleghata ID Hospital. Her NS1 test results were positive, an early indicator of dengue. Narayan Shrestha, a Class V student of Salt Lake Point School, died of refractory shock because of severe dengue. He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night, a family member said. Narayan used to live with his father Kamal Bahadur and mother Pramila in a two-room tenement in Duttabad on the outskirts of Salt Lake. He had fever since Saturday night. His parents took him to a doctor in Kankurgachi on Sunday, Ram Kisan Panth, a family friend, sai...
Focus on HIV-2 Infection: A Clinician Roundtable

Focus on HIV-2 Infection: A Clinician Roundtable

Health
August 31, 2018 Clinicians should be aware of the possibility of HIV-2 infection in their patients coming from endemic areas, especially West Africa. As part of the UNAIDS/WHO 90-90-90 campaign to end AIDS, goals to be reached by 2020 include awareness of HIV status in 90% of affected individuals, sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 90% of people diagnosed with HIV and viral suppression in 90% of people receiving ART.1 While these targets are focused on HIV-1, they “also implicitly include HIV-2, which is endemic in West Africa and has achieved limited spread to other countries outside the region,” wrote the investigators in a review published in i...
How do you treat neck pain in children?

How do you treat neck pain in children?

Health
While minor bumps and bruises are common during childhood, experiencing neck pain as a child can be startling. A range of things can cause neck pain in children, and it is vital to identify the cause to determine the best course of treatment. Neck pain is often temporary and clears within 1 or 2 days without treatment. However, sometimes neck pain is chronic and can affect a child’s quality of life, social activities, and education. Muscle strains in the neck may be due to rough play or looking down for extended periods, such as while on the phone or computer. It is crucial to listen to the child when they describe their symptoms to help identify and treat the underlying cause of their neck pain. Treatment Treatment for neck pain in children will depend on ...
Dengue back in Doon, two new cases detected

Dengue back in Doon, two new cases detected

Health
Detection of two cases of dengue on Thursday has   jolted the district health authorities out of their slumber. Till now, the health department officials remained complacent because of the continuous rain, something which is believed to check the breeding of Aedes mosquito, the vector of dengue. With this, the number of dengue cases reported from the district this season has mounted to five. The district vector borne diseases officer, Subhash Joshi said while talking to The Pioneer on Friday that the two patients have been tested positive in the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) test which is confirmatory test for the disease. However, they are out of danger now, he added. He, further, said that while one patient, a resident of Vikasnagar presently working in Ahmadabad, has ...
Aretha Franklin’s funeral: Ariana Grande, Bill Clinton, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson pay tribute

Aretha Franklin’s funeral: Ariana Grande, Bill Clinton, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Hudson pay tribute

Entertainment
Former President Bill Clinton poses for picture with Ariana Grande and her fiancee Pete Davidson at Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. (Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Friday's funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Detroit's Greater Grace Temple brings her week of tributes to a close with a live-streamed, all-day, music-studded ceremony. It was a service filled with music, prayers, reflections and emotions from a parade of boldfaced names, from presidents to pastors. But it wasn't supposed to be a show, said Bishop Charles Ellis III of Greater Grace. Isaiah Thomas (Photo: Sam Greene/The Cincinnati Inquirer) "It is my goal and my aim to ensure that people leave here with some kind of spiritual awakening," Ellis told reporter...

Eminem Producer Explains Why ‘Kamikaze’ Is a Throwback to Slim Shady

Entertainment
When Eminem‘s surprise Kamikaze album arrived at midnight on Thursday, one name stood out in the credits: Illadaproducer is credited with production on four tracks, more than anyone other than Eminem himself. The beat-maker, real name Illya Fraser, is partially responsible for three of the first four songs, and his brawling beats help set the album’s feisty tone. On the first track alone, Eminem declares that every rapper except Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Big Sean is “a goner”; defies New York radio personality Charlamagne tha God; makes fun of Lil Pump, Lil Xan and Lil Yachty; and even decides his own anti-Trump cypher last fall may not have been worth it.   Illadaproducer, who works with Kent Jones and has produced songs for Lil Pump, sees Kamikaze as Eminem’s ret...