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Dr. Harsh Vardhan launching  Global Cooling Prize in New Delhi
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Dr Harsh Vardhan announces launch of Global Cooling Prize

NEW DELHI: India's Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has announced the launch of the Global Cooling Prize at the inaugural event of the Global Cooling Innovation Summit in New Delhi on November 12.

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6 million children die of preventable diseases annually: UNICEF

Rohit Shishodia
UNICEF Executive Director Dr Henrietta Fore has said that six million children die every year before their fifth birthday. Most of them die of preventable causes. Also, more than 150 million children are stunted every year.

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UN for law banning virginity tests

Rohit Shishodia
The World Health Organization (WHO) and activists have called for a ban on virginity testing on women that only leads to adverse short-and long-term physical, psychological and social consequences and causes various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.

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Aurobindo recalls Irbesartan drug as it may cause cancer

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On the possibility that it may cause cancer, Hyderabad based Aurobindo Pharma has started voluntary recall of 22 batches of drug substance Irbesartan from the US market. The Irbesartan, which is used for treating hypertension, has presence of an impurity named N- nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) that can cause cancer.

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Air pollution kills 7 million people annually: WHO

Rohit Shishodia
The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that some seven million people die of air pollution every year in the world. The UN body also informed that up to one-third of the deaths from stroke, lung cancer and heart diseases are due to air pollution.

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India to Host Global Conference on Child, Maternal Health in December

Rohit Shishodia  
India will host the fourth edition of the Global Partners' Forum in Delhi in December 2018 to discuss and deliberate on various issues related to child and maternal health. The Global Partners' Forum includes health ministers, health officials and celebrities from 100 countries. Some 1,200 participants from across global are expected to join the conference.

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