EPILEPSY: MYTHS AND FACTS
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EPILEPSY : MYTHS AND FACTS. What precautions are important for people with seizures and epilepsy: atment for refractory epilepsy?
Bengaluru/New Delhi, Feb 7. American retail giant Walmart and its Indian e-tail major Flipkart are betting big on India despite the revised norms for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in e-commerce, the companies said. “Walmart’s and Flipkart‘s commitment to India is deep and long term. Despite the recent changes in regulations, we remain optimistic about the country,” the regional Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Asia and Canada Dirk Van den Berghe told IANS in a statement in New Delhi. The companies will continue to focus on creating “sustained economic growth and bringing sustainable benefits to India, including employment generation, supporting small businesses and farmers, and growing Indian exports to Walmart’s global markets”, added Berghe, who is also the retail giant’s Executive Vice President. Walmart’s assertion on the company’s commitment to India came after American investment bank Morgan Stanley in a report on Monday said the former might exit the country after the new FDI norms in e-commerce came into force on February 1. “An exit is likely, not completely out of the question, with the Indian e-commerce market becoming more complicated,” the New York-based financial services firm said in its report titled “Assessing Flipkart Risk to Walmart EPS (earnings per share)”. In May last year, Walmart bought 77 per cent equity stake in Flipkart for a whopping $16 billion (Rs 1,16,256 crore). The revised FDI norms in e-commerce, however, have tightened the noose around the businesses of the country’s leading e-tailers – Walmart-owned Flipkart and Indian arm of American e-commerce giant Amazon. The policy revisions, issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on December 26, 2018, barred e-commerce platforms providing a marketplace from exercising control or ownership over the inventory and forbids any company to sell its products exclusively on an e-commerce platforms alone. The e-tail companies are now working towards changing the ownership of their inventory, so as to comply with the norms. क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ? कृपया कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा लोगों तक बात पहुंचे कृपया हमारा यूट्यूब चैनल सब्सक्राइब करें स्तम्भ ‘मोदी युग’ की दो…
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Brasilia, Feb 7. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 13 additional years in prison on corruption and money laundering charges, judicial sources said. Lula, who served as President from 2003 to 2010, is currently serving a sentence of 12 years and one month on charges of accepting a luxury beachfront apartment from a construction firm in exchange for government building contracts, Xinhua news agency reported. Wednesday’s sentence, which lasts for 12 years and 11 months, also stems from a property deal and renovation project which prosecutors claim was actually a bribe. According to the new charges, construction companies spent hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating a hacienda or apartment that Lula and his family often used for getaways. In exchange, the government turned a blind eye to fraud and corruption schemes by the companies, which were involved in a corruption scandal centred on state oil giant, Petrobras. Lula, 73, was initially sentenced to nine years and six months in 2017 for the luxury triplex. He has denied all the charges, alleging that they were politically motivated to keep him from running again for office. With Lula behind bars, Brazil’s left-leaning Workers’ Party was forced to name a substitute candidate in the 2018 presidential elections, who was handily defeated in October by conservative Jair Bolsonaro, who took office on January 1. क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ? कृपया कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा लोगों तक बात पहुंचे कृपया हमारा यूट्यूब चैनल सब्सक्राइब करें हस्तक्षेप ‘मोदी युग’ की दो परिघटनाएं, अल्पसंख्यक और अस्मितावाद की राजनीति करने वाले जितना जल्दी समझ लें उतना बेहतर छोड़-छाड़कर विकास की गली भाजपा फिर मंदिर चली नायकों पर कब्जा करने की संघी मुहिम : अब बारी नेताजी सुभाषचन्द्र बोस की 13 पॉइंट रोस्टर : बहुजनों में एजुकेशन डाइवर्सिटी के लिए पैदा हो आक्रोश! प्रियंका के आने से भाजपा ही नहीं क्षेत्रीय दलों की भी बढ़ी बेचैनी नवउदारवादी शिकंजे में आजादी और गांधी आरएसएस हिंदू धर्म को पूरी तरह से एक मजाक में तब्दील करने की मुहिम में लग गया है
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Washington, Feb 6. The judicial wars returned to Washington on Tuesday as the Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for newest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh‘s now-vacant seat on a powerful appellate court in Washington. Neomi Rao is Indian-American woman Neomi Jehangir Rao is an American attorney, law professor, academic, and federal government official who currently serves as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Indian-American woman, Rao, who serves as Trump’s “czar” overseeing regulatory rollbacks, faced fierce questioning from Democrats not just for her work in the Trump administration but for commentary she wrote decades ago as a Yale University student suggesting women should change their behaviour to avoid date rape. “I cringe” at some of the language, Rao told the senators during her testimony on Tuesday. As most every Democratic senator on the dais mentioned her early writings, Rao stressed that they occurred nearly “two decades” ago at a “time of exploration” in college. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who recently publicly disclosed she had been a victim of sexual assault, said Rao’s columns gave her “pause”, CNN reported. In one piece for the Yale Herald written in 1994 titled “Shades of Gray,” Rao responded to an alleged date rape incident on campus by writing: “It has always seemed self-evident to me that even if I drank a lot, I would still be responsible for my actions.” She added: “A man who rapes a drunk girl should be prosecuted. At the same time, a good way to avoid a potential date rape is to stay reasonably sober.” On Tuesday, Rao said that when she was writing about the incident she emphasised that rape is a crime and no one should “blame the victim” but that she had attempted to make a “common-sense observation” that there were some actions a woman could take so it would be less likely she would become a victim. Rao said she hoped she has “matured” as a writer and a person. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont seized on her comments and said that as…
5 February 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) warns of increasing attacks on health facilities and workers in both frequency and scale. WHO has documented more than 41 attacks targeting health workers and facilities throughout 2018–2019 across the country. These attacks resulted in 6 health workers and patients killed and 25 health workers injured. An additional seven health workers were also assaulted during this period. According to a Press release, “As the fighting across the country continues, the number of health facilities destroyed or damaged by attacks is increasing, depriving thousands of people in need of urgent and essential health care. In Libya, almost 75% of health facilities are closed or only partially functioning due to the ongoing political crisis, and there is a severe shortage of health staff. Increasing attacks on health care deprive thousands of people of health services and further weaken the health system.” “WHO once again demands that all parties in the conflict respect the safety of health workers, health facilities and medical supplies, and the overall sanctity of health care. The pattern of attacks indicates that health care is being deliberately targeted in the conflict area – this is a major violation of International Humanitarian Law and a tragic disregard of our common humanity. Such attacks are an outrage that put many more lives in danger in Libya and deprive the most vulnerable, including children and pregnant women, of their right to health services, just at the time when they need them most,” Dr Jaffar Hussein, WHO Representative and head of the mission said. क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ? कृपया कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा लोगों तक बात पहुंचे कृपया हमारा यूट्यूब चैनल सब्सक्राइब करें
London, Feb 5. The grave of German political philosopher and revolutionary socialist Karl Marx at Highgate Cemetery in London has been vandalized. “Karl Marx’s memorial has been vandalized! It looks like someone has had a go at it with a hammer,” said a tweet by Highgate Cemetery. “It’s a Grade I-listed monument; this is no way to treat our heritage,” the cemetery said, adding that it will repair the memorial “as far as possible” after the incident. Marx, who lived from 1818 to 1883, wrote about revolutionary ideas related to class struggles, the flaws of capitalism and human labour. Ian Dungavell, Chief Executive of the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust, told CNN that attacks on Marx’s memorial were regular but not frequent. According to him, the worst incident was in 1970 when an attempt was made to destroy the memorial using a pipe bomb. Dungavell called the latest incident more upsetting because chunks of the white marble panel on the memorial were lost and the lead lettering was smashed.
Study links psoriasis treatment and improvement in heart artery disease Washington, 05 Feb. Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. The findings highlight how immunotherapies that treat inflammatory conditions might play a role in the reduction of cardiovascular disease risks. The study, funded by the United States’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, appears online today in the journal Cardiovascular Research. “Classically a heart attack is caused by one of five risk factors: diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, family history, or smoking,” said Nehal N. Mehta, M.D., head of the Lab of Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Diseases at NHLBI. “Our study presents evidence that there is a sixth factor, inflammation; and that it is critical to both the development and the progression of atherosclerosis to heart attack.” Now researchers provided first in-human evidence that treatment of a known inflammatory condition with biologic therapy, a type of drugs that suppresses the immune system, was associated with a reduction in coronary artery disease, in particular of rupture prone plaque which often leads to a heart attack. Psoriasis : a common skin disease in U.S. Psoriasis, a common skin disease affecting 3-5 percent of the U.S. population, is associated with heightened systemic inflammation, which elevates risk of blood vessel disease and diabetes. Inflammation occurs when the body’s defensive mechanism kicks in to ward off infection or disease, but this mechanism can turn against itself when triggered, for instance, by excess low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) that seep into the lining of the arteries. The resulting inflammatory response can cause blood clots, which block arteries and can lead to heart attack and stroke. Inflammation puts 20-30 percent of the U.S. population at risk for these kinds of events. People with inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and psoriasis have a much higher rate of cardiovascular events. Those high rates make worse already troubling numbers: More than…
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New Delhi, Feb 5. India and Monaco can further augment their ties by focusing on areas such as environment and climate change and renewable energy where they have a “strong meeting of minds”, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday. Welcoming Monaco’s ruler, Prince Albert II, who is on a week-long visit to India, he said that the two countries have always enjoyed a relationship of trust, friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation. “India-Monaco ties are doing well. However, there is scope to do a lot more together. On issues such as renewable energy, climate change and the environment, there is a strong meeting of minds between us. We must prioritise these areas for bilateral cooperation,” the President said. “India is the fastest growing major economy in the world, and Monaco’s technology and investment companies can significantly benefit from the Indian growth story.” President Ram Nath Kovind and Prince Albert also discussed various issues like trade and energy. On Monday, Prince Albert had attended the India-Monaco Business Forum. On the same day, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation – founded by the Prince himself with an aim to protect the environment – had also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to support work in areas of priority which include energy, environment, climate, resource efficiency and sustainable agriculture. According to a statement released by TERI, both organisations will work towards information exchange on the strategies and programmes implemented in their countries, including sectoral policies, and priority actions to promote in those countries and the conditions for their implementation. President Kovind presented Prince Albert II of Monaco a photograph of his visit to the Indian Research Station ‘Maitri’ in Antarctica in 2009 pic.twitter.com/fDFm7xklPZ — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 5, 2019 “They will also aim to implement joint projects in these areas. A committee will also be set up under the agreement in order to facilitate the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge to benefit the common areas of work,” it said. The Prince will proceed on a private tour of India after his official…
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