Free Press Journal
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    Hepatitis B, C pose huge health challenge in India

    New Delhi: Despite the cost of drugs coming down and dramatic advances in the treatment of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, getting rid of both types of the disease remains a huge challenge primarily due to lack of awareness and unsafe injection practices, experts have rued.

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    When Presbyopia Strikes: Dealing with Vision after 40 years of age

    New Delhi: A natural occurrence, presbyopia (literally meaning ‘ageing eye’) will eventually happen to everyone typically around age 40, whether you are short-sighted, farsighted or have perfect vision. People with presbyopia will no longer have clear vision at all distances and near vision, blurring occurs even if they are wearing their regular glasses or contact lenses. So, your old spectacles will no longer suffice for all needs.

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    ‘Unhealthy, indulgent meals were desirable even 500 years ago’

    Washington: Our desire for indulgent meals may be over 500 years old, according to a new study which found that meat and bread were among the most commonly depicted foods in 16th century European paintings of meals. “Crazy meals involving less-than-healthy foods aren’t a modern craving,” said lead author Brian Wansink, from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab in the US.

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    Vodafone, Huawei conduct trial for new 4.5G technology

    New Delhi: Vodafone UK and Huawei have been conducting technical trials of a new mobile technology — 4.5G (TDD+) with LTE TDD — to significantly increase the capacity and efficiency of their 4G network in urban areas, as well as prepare for the introduction of 5G by 2020, a statement said here on Wednesday.

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    Here are some tips to prevent sexual harassment at workplace

    New Delhi: Sexual harassment is a menacing act prevailing in India for a long time, in spite of various laws and thousands actions taken into concern. Workplace, in some cases, are of no difference. Hence, Kanishk Agarwal, founder of law firm CriTaxCorp have pointed out some useful tips for organisations and the senior management personnel, in order to curb manifestation of sexual harassment at workplace.

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    Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality

    London: Exposure to infections in childhood does not have long-lasting consequences for later life survival and reproduction, revealed a new study. The researchers found no support for the idea that exposure to infections in childhood can result in higher mortality risk during adulthood. Previous research suggested that diseases which used to be common in childhood, such as smallpox, measles and whooping cough caused long-lasting inflammation, which then increased the risk of heart

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    Novel device may lead to faster, cheaper internet

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new phototransistor device that provides a low-cost and low-power alternative to traditional radio-frequency wireless data links, and may result in faster and cheaper internet. With a growing number of people connecting to the web everyday, internet cables are under the threat of a “bandwidth explosion.”

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    Why and how we take risks

    Washington D.C: A new study has shed light on what’s going on inside our heads as we decide whether or not a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process.

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    Bills will be passed only after debate: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today assured the state Legislative Assembly that the government will ensure passage of all bills only after discussion in the House. Responding to opposition Congress-NCP members’ criticism that some bills were passed in the Lower House without discussion, Fadnavis said rules of the Legislature should be adhered to by everyone.

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    France’s Barnier to lead Brexit talks

    Brussels: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker today appointed veteran French politician and former EU commissioner Michel Barnier to lead the negotiations with Britain on its exit from the bloc. Britain’s June 23 vote to quit the 28-nation European Union shocked EU leaders who had bet on a vote to remain but they have since rallied, with France and the Commission leading demands that negotiations should begin as soon

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    Shooter Vijay Kumar expects four medals from Rio squad

    Kolkata: Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar, who failed to make the Rio-bound squad, has now turned into a die-hard supporter and hopes that his countrymates would at least double the tally of London Games.

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    Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

    Philadelphia: Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police after Hillary Clinton won the party’s presidential nomination. Despite Sanders’ calls for them to support Clinton, thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention this week to voice support for the liberal Vermont US senator and his progressive agenda.

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    Weightlifter Robles aims to inspire young Latinos to compete in Olympics

    Los Angeles: Mexican-American weightlifter Sarah Robles wants to raise the US flag on high at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, but at the same time would love to “inspire young Latino athletes.” “As an Olympic athlete I represent all Americans, but representing Latinos and Latinas is a great honour,” the 27-year-old told Efe on Tuesday.

  • Chinese incursion in U’khand, soldiers spotted

    Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government said on Wednesday Chinese troops had been spotted within its territory by a local administrative team on July 19 and were asked to return.

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    In Rio, spotlight on Pakistanis linked to recent terror plot

    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Brazil’s Counter-terrorism Director Luiz Alberto Sallaberry has revealed that the threat by the ISIS to the Olympic Games is genuine. The national intelligence agency has been on an overdrive scanning the entry and exit of suspected radical Islamists. According to officials, many Pakistanis, including the recent suspects, came into the country during the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and did not return. The security spotlight is on them.

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    Morales promises rewards for Bolivia’s medallists in Rio

    La Paz (Bolivia): Bolivian athletes who win medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will receive up to $50,000 in bonus, President Evo Morales said here during a send-off for the Andean nation’s 12-member contingent. “I am very confident that you will exalt Bolivia’s name,” he said at the presidential palace on Tuesday, reports Efe.

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    Mumbai City sign striker Sangoy, defender Ibanez for ISL

    Mumbai: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC on Wednesday announced the signing of Argentine striker Gaston Sangoy and Uruguayan centre-back Walter Ibanez for the third edition of the football tournament later this year.

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    Jammu Floods: 2 minor girls washed away 

    Jammu: Two minor girls were washed away in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Jammu today where several areas have been submerged as authorities sounded a flood alert in river Tawi.

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    31 dead in double bomb blast in Syria Kurdish city: state TV

    Beirut: A double bomb attack killed 31 people and wounded dozens in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria today, Syrian state television reported. In a breaking news alert, state television gave an “initial toll” of 31 dead and 170 wounded, adding that rescue workers were still retrieving victims of the blasts.