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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

... world’s research labs. “We can see the top of the hill for the first time, and while we probably won’t get where we want to be for many years, it is really exciting.” Dr. Younkin helped discover that a single brain protein, known as amyloid-beta 42 (AB42), appears to be the central player in the disorder...

Poisoned Workers of Hindustan Lever Demand Treatment

...ustan Lever Limited (HLL) in Kodaikanal, a popular hill station in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu...vists that it was polluting the environment of the hill station. But workers exposed to mercury poisoning when it was operational are struggling to cope w...

Shimla to Take Stringent Action Against Tree Felling

...d forest conservation law gets implemented in this hill station. Official sources said fines of up to Rs.60,000 could also be imposed under a Forest Protection Act that awaits the government nod. The act has been drafted for Shimla by the forest department as the gradual depletion of green cover in t...

Shimla Faces Water Crisis

... the civic authorities to ration it. // While the hill station with a 250,000 population needs eight million gallons of water daily, it has only six million for distribution, according to the Shimla Municipal Corporation. Civic officials said that starting Thursday, water would be supplied on alternate...

British Doctor’s Pat for Indian Hospital

...ident in Rajasthan, he said: "We were going down a hill doing about 25 mph. Toni skidded and came off onto the road and banged her head." With the help of army doctor Claire Gaunt, who was among the group, they turned the back seat of their bus into a stretcher and began the five-hour journey to Ajmer. ...

Coal Stoves May Be Banned In 3 Himachal Towns

...ireplaces are likely to be banned from three other hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. // Heating coal stoves and fireplaces were banned in Shimla some eight years ago by the state government cleaning the town's air significantly in winters. Experts say burning coal on a large- scale leads to emission o...

Islamabad Bans Hookah Smoking in Public Places

...issued Wednesday covering the areas of Murree, the hill resort close to the national capital. The newspaper quoted an official as saying: "Some restaurants are offering sheesha to young girls and boys. These youths appear to have taken to sheesha as a fad without knowing its consequences. "Today, we s...

India registers 3,000 dengue patients, toll crosses 40

...after the first case of dengue was detected in the hill state late Wednesday. The Bihar government decided to set up a dengue detection centre at the Patna airport as well as at all railway stations in the state capital. "Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is monitoring the situation and has asked top official...

Craniofacial Surgery Gives Tijuana Teen Chance to be 'Normal' Kid

...the bike didn’t have brakes. He was halfway down a hill when he saw a taxicab approaching … neither the driver nor Lozano was able to stop in time. As a result of the accident, he suffered extensive injuries to the right side of his skull. The stigma resulting from the deformity has prevented him from att...

It’s All With Psychological Approach – Research Fins

... for participants to estimate the steepness of the hill as greater after completing the run. Similar over-...her experiment placed participants at the top of a hill steep hill, standing on a skateboard. The perceived risk of bodily injury led the participants stand...

Its all in the mind and the eyes: senses deceive sometimes!

... for participants to estimate the steepness of the hill as greater after completing the run. Similar ov...her experiment placed participants at the top of a hill steep hill, standing on a skateboard. The perceived risk of bodily injury led the participants stand...

Mental Health Problems on Rise in Himachal Pradesh

...other related problems. Around 90 percent of the hill folk of the state, with six million people, live in villages. The state has one of the highest literacy rates at about 80 percent but also a high unemployment rate. (Source: IANS News)...

Heroin Addicts Chained For Cure

...idents are tribal, originally from the surrounding hill regions, who were converted to Christianity by missionaries some 140 years ago. 'There is no coercion involved and all are free to leave provided their parents withdraw them,' Dousel said. He also makes it mandatory for the parents of inmates to b...

Organic Farming May Increase The Output Of Apples In Himachal

...xperts who have just ended their field trip to the hill state to raise awareness about the need for adopting organic farming. Apple is the main cash crop of Himachal Pradesh and, along with neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal, the state accounts for almost the entire apple production of the c...

Pakistan Scared By Fresh Bird Flu Case

... the northwestern market town of Charsadda and the hill resort of Abbottabad. --Edited IANS...

Exiled Tibetans In India To Adopt Organic Farming

...Tibetan government in exile, which is based in the hill town of Dharmasala.// 'Under an integrated development programme by 2007, $25 million will be spent on organic fertilisers,' said a spokesman of the Tibetan government led by the Dalai Lama. There are over 100,000 Tibetan refugees living in Indi...

Himachal Pradesh: Horse Dung To Be Converted Into Organic Fertilizer

...solve the problem posed by horse dung scattered on hill treks - and even profit from // it. Kufri, 16 km uphill from here, is visited every day by hordes of tourists, with many of them riding horses. There are about 700 horses in that mountain resort. Health officials, however, have pointed out that ...

Female Ratio Drops Alarmingly In Himachal Due To Feticides

Female feticide has become a common feature in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh that at least 7,500 feti...des only one case has been convicted so far. The hill state of Himachal Pradesh registers an estimated 7,500 female feticides every year, taking its gende...

Human Error: Teenager’s Renewed Zest for Life Nose-Dive

... January 5th, after chemotherapy at Glasgow's York hill hospital. Last week, she had left the hospital happy that the tumor was gone! A few days later, hospital authorities visited her home to inform her about the overdose. Complaining of burns at the back of her neck and blisters that are giving her sl...

Avian flu scare in Malawi too!!

... thousands of migratory birds were found dead on a hill in the central Ntchisi district.// There was alarm and panic as agriculture officials expressed alarm after local villagers started scooping up the dead fork-tailed drongos -- known locally as namzenze -- to eat earlier this week in the district ab...

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