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Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms

...orkers, who preferred it to other flavours such as banana and chocolate, the Hindustan Times reported "The community loved it as most of the sex workers chew paan," Sanjeev Gaikwad, a director at advocacy group Family Health International who helped launch the new condom as part of HIV-AIDS prevention eff...

Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

... cakes for fuel. The flies survive on the sap in banana and bamboo groves and the decomposed cow dung heaps. They make their home in the straw thatches of houses. The disease is characterised by fever, weight loss, swelling of the spleen and liver and leads to cardiovascular complications resulting in d...

Harbinger of Hope for Kala Azar Victims of Bihar

...ng cakes for fuel. The flies survive on the sap in banana and bamboo groves and the decomposed cow dung heaps and make their home in the straw thatches of houses. "Decent houses will prove hostile to the little sand fly to survive and will help the fight against the disease," Singh told IANS over telephon...

Kalaazar sweeping through Bihar, 93 dead

...ng cakes for fuel. The flies survive on the sap in banana and bamboo groves and the decomposed cow dung heaps and make their home in the straw thatches of houses. Like Manjhi's son there are dozens of poor labourers and rickshaw pullers in Tirhut region where most of the deaths have occurred, who are affl...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...eir shanties with. The flies survive on the sap in banana groves, bamboo stands and decomposed cow-dung and thrive in thatches used to make tiny houses. Flies that have bitten infected humans also transmit the disease when they bite another person. Jha, who is the principal investigator of a United Nati...

Elders with Dementia Can Tap Into Memory Stores to Give Advice

...ching someone a simple recipe, such as how to make banana pudding or decorate a gingerbread man. Both the cognitively intact older adults and those with dementia successfully taught students to prepare the recipes. Dijkstra said she was surprised that there was so little difference in the teaching abiliti...

Banana in grave danger of extinction!

...griculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that wild banana species are rapidly going extinct as Indian forests are destroyed, while many traditional farmers' varieties are also disappearing. And now it could take a global effort to save the bananas' gene pool. In fact, many of the genes that could save...

Viewing TV During Lunch Affects Children's Food Intake

...sh-shaped baked snack crackers and dried sweetened banana chips. To measure the children's eating habits at home, their mothers were asked how frequently the child eats snacks while watching TV, how frequently the child eats other meals while watching TV and how frequently the TV is on when meals are eat...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

Macaroni faster than spaghetti? A greenish banana faster than a freckled one? Yes, say some of the top-tier nutritional experts.They are convinced that carbohydrates should be labeled good or bad, just the way fats are.// The debate involves an idea called the glycemic index. It is a way of rating ...

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