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Single mothers worse off than single fathers

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Single mothers are far more likely to live in poverty than single fathers and their condition deteriorates with each additional child they have, new research has found. The income of single fathers, on the other hand, remains the same or increases with each added child in their family, the findings showed. Single mothers earn about two-thirds of what single...

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Young diabetic women at six-fold heart attack risk

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Young women suffering from diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, new research has warned, adding that young women who had suffered a heart attack were also more likely to be smokers. The study in 7,386 women assessed the effect of risk factors on heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI) incidence in young women and assessed differences related to age. <...

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Why India ignores a $16 bn smoking-led health crisis

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS/IndiaSpend) In January, the government asked for public opinion on tougher new laws to curb smoking: To raise the minimum smoking age to 21 from 18, and to ban the sale of single cigarettes, which account for 70 percent of nationwide cigarette sales. People responded enthusiastically; 45,000 emails and 100,000 letters poured in to the health ministry, as Reuters re...

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My focus is on Tamil cinema: Rahul Venkat

Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Actor Rahul Venkat, who impressed audiences with his debut performance as the baddie in last week's Tamil actioner Thakka Thakka, says he wants to focus on Tamil filmdom and await better opportunities. I'm really happy the way Tamil audiences have received me. Last week as I came out of a cinema hall in Chennai after watching the movie, some people recognized me and...

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Indian rape sentence antediluvian: Pakistani daily

Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) A Pakistani daily on Tuesday described as antediluvian a village council in India's Uttar Pradesh state ordering the rape of two young sisters after their brother eloped with a married woman. Twisted notions of justice that underlie the panchayat's decision in India spring from an antediluvian patriarchy that is equally well entrenched on this side of the border, ...

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Common antidepressant may help stroke victims recover

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) A commonly prescribed antidepressant may help stroke survivors improve movement and coordination even when rehabilitation after the stroke incidents gets a little delayed, new research has found. An estimated 65 percent of stroke survivors experience some weakness or paralysis of their limbs, and difficulty in walking and moving due to the death of brain cells from...

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NASA, USAID launch environmental information hub

Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia. Called SERVIR-Mekong, the project is housed at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok, Thailand. It joins a growing global community of scienti...

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Rivaldo's son joins Portuguese club Boavista

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Portuguese top-flight club Boavista announced signing of Rivaldinho, son of former Brazil great Rivaldo. The 20-year-old forward joined the Porto-based outfit on a three-year deal from Brazil's Mogi Mirim, Boavista said in a statement on Monday, Xinhua reported. Rivaldinho played 47 matches and scored 11 goals for Mogi Mirim, who currently play in Bra...

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Rio 2016 BMX track ready for test event

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) The Rio 2016 BMX center has become the city's first Olympic venue to be completed this year, organisers said. Located at the Deodoro Olympic Park, the games' second largest venue cluster, the track covers an area of around 4000m2, Xinhua reported on Tuesday citing Rio2016.com. It will be used for the first time in October when it hosts the Internation...

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Donald Trump meets his match in Ben Carson in new poll

Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Finally neurosurgeon Ben Carson has caught up with the frontrunner Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump in Iowa, one of the first four nominating states in the party primary, according to a new poll. Trump and Carson are tied at 23 percent, according to the Monmouth University survey, making it the first time since July 26 that a poll in the first four st...

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Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) It was a sunny Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a partly overcast day ahead. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius. The day ahead today (Tuesday) is likely to be partly overcast, sa...

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Social and communal harmony: The Sikkim example

The recent riots in parts of Gujarat have taken most of the elite in the state and the country by surprise. These events need a thorough examination. Could we have foreseen them? Hardik Patel's fiery persona has triggered a mass movement of Patidars (or Patels) coming forward to claim something they believe to be their right. They want to be included into the other backward class (OBC) fold like ...

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Modi greets Uzbekistan on Independence Day

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the people of Uzbekistan on their Independence Day. Independence Day greetings to the wonderful people of Uzbekistan. India will always cherish the unbreakable bond with Uzbekistan, the Prime Minister said in a statement. ...

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Sensex drops 262 points in early trade

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday dropped 261.83 points or one percent during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 80.45 points or 1.01 percent down at 7,890.85 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened...

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Email saga brings fresh headache for Hillary Clinton

Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Hillary Clinton may not be in legal trouble over the use of a private email server for official correspondence, but release of some 7,000 new emails with information redacted from 150 of them added to her political headaches. Information was redacted from the emails because it has now been deemed to require classification, the State Department said Monday night a...

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Short sleepers more likely to catch cold

Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) People who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch cold, says a study. The findings published in the US journal Sleep, added to growing evidence of the importance of sleep for health, reported Xinhua news agency. It goes beyond feeling groggy or irritable, lead author Aric Prather, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Ca...

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US stocks decline

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) US stocks dropped as recent economic data speculated the Federal Reserve will begin raising interest rates from September. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 114.98 points (0.69 percent) to 16,528.03 on Monday, reported Xinhua news agency. The S&P 500 lost 16.69 points (0.84 percent) to 1,972.18. The Nasdaq Composite Index shed 51.82 points (1.07 p...

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Chinese yuan strengthens

Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi (yuan) on Tuesday strengthened by 141 basis points to 6.3752 against the US dollar, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reported Xinhua news agency. ...

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Gold down on US Fed hints

Chicago, Sep 1 (IANS) Gold futures fell on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange as the US Federal Reserve hinted that the US interest rate could be increased before the end of the year. The most active gold contract for December delivery on Monday fell $1.5 (0.13 percent) to settle at $1,132.50 per ounce, reported Xinhua news agency. Gold was put under pressure ...

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Three dead, scores injured in Manipur violence

Imphal, Sep 1 (IANS) Three people died and many others sustained injuries in Manipur following a mob violence that erupted over three bills passed in the state assembly, officials said on Tuesday. The violence took place on Monday night in Churchandpur, where an indefinite curfew has been imposed to control the law and order situation. The officials said the mob comprised of memb...

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