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Supreme Court Allows Women To Take National Defence Academy Exam

Women will be allowed to take National Defence Academy (NDA) examination scheduled for September 5.

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ESIC Announces Major Policy Initiatives For Insured Workers, Women

Bhubaneswar: The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has undertaken several major policy initiatives to provide better services to insured workers and insured women. During its 184th meeting held on February 22 under the chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Labour& Employment (Independent Charge), the government of India has taken several decisions to […]

Young women more affected by alcohol use than men

New York: Female college students are more likely to depend on alcohol to improve mental well-being, say researchers, adding that the young women appear to be more affected by high alcohol use than men, which may lead to less interest in academics. “Cognitive aptitudes of young women appear to be more affected than for men […]

Dairy intake may not prevent age-related bone loss in women

New York: Researchers have found that despite containing essential nutrients, dairy products do not benefit lumbar spine or femoral neck bone density, nor do they protect against fracture risk in women. The study, based on data from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) shows that during the menopause transition, when bone loss […]

Coronavirus Death: Why Men Are Dying More From COVID-19 Than Women

New Delhi: All over the world at least 2.97 lakh people have lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While novel coronavirus has equal potential to penetrate and spread irrespective of gender and age, but common notions that males are more susceptible to COVID-19 as compared to women and even fatalities among the males […]

Coffee consumption linked to lower body fat in women

London:  This news may make coffee-lover men depressed a bit as new research has revealed that women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less. The study indicated that some compounds in coffee may have anti-obesity properties. […]

Editing selfies influences girls' thoughts about natural looks

Sydney: Spending too much time editing your selfies? Stop it now. Researchers have urged that girls and young women shouldn’t spend a lot of time editing selfies for social media because it negatively influences their thoughts about their natural looks. In a study published in the journal Body Image, researchers at Flinders University in Australia, […]

Women with heart problems need flexible lifestyle programmes

Toronto: Women with cardiovascular problems today need flexible options for lifestyle programmes that fit their busy schedules, say researchers. “Women tend to prioritise others before themselves. The realities of modern life require women to address multiple family, community, social and work-related demands. As a result, many feel they do not have time for cardiac rehabilitation,” […]

Every NDRF Battalion Will Soon Have An All-Women Unit: DG Pradhan

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of Supreme Court granting permanent commission and command positions to women officers in the Army on par with male officers, Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Satya Narayan Pradhan on Sunday informed that soon women jawans will be inducted into every battalion of the specialised force. Addressing media […]

Women Going Through Menopause At Greater Heart Disease Risk

New York: A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, according to a new study. The research team from the University of Pittsburgh in the US, used a subset of data from the SWAN (Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation) Heart, an ancillary study that enrolled women from Pittsburgh […]

Algorithm Developed To Predict Gestational Diabetes In Women

Jerusalem: Researchers have developed a new computer algorithm which will be able to identify women who are at high risk of gestational diabetes — even before they get pregnant. For the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, a research team from Weizmann Institute of Science, analysed data on nearly 6,00,000 pregnancies available from Israel’s […]

Women SHG Members In Odisha To Collect Water Cess Under Jalasathi

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the ‘Jalasathi’ programme in Bhubaneswar, an initiative to engage women SHG members under Mission Shakti for collection of water cess. The CM also launched Jalasathi App during the event. The project, which was inaugurated at the railway auditorium, will be implemented in seven wards of the […]

Vigorous Exercise Lowers Mortality Risk In Women

London: Women who exercise vigorously are at significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and other causes, reveals a new study. The study, presented at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), examined exercise capacity and heart function during exercise in women and their links with survival. The […]

It's A Hoax: Commissionerate Police On Facebook Accounts Offering Help To Women In Distress

Bhubaneswar: At a time when rising number of rape cases has posed safety concerns among people not only in Odisha but across the country, a few youngsters in the State were seen sharing numbers on social media platforms pledging their support to women and girls in distress. Reportedly, some Facebook account holders shared locations and […]

Column: BJD’s Focus On Youth And Women

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) membership is reported to have crossed the 80 lakh mark which, if true, is quite an achievement. With urban body polls likely to be held sooner or later all parties are keen to enrol new members but the focus has been on BJD and its prime […]

Naveen Should Resign If Not Ready To Discuss Crime Against Women: Congress

Bhubaneswar: Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra today slammed the Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging that the latter is least concerned about rising cases of harassment against women. Citing the rape and suicide of a minor girl in Jagatsinghpur, Mishra alleged that CM Naveen doesn’t want such discussions to be held in the Assembly. “If Chief […]

Odisha women stop liquor-laden truck, destroy bottles

Puri: As many as 50 women of a Self Help Group (SHG) today seized a foreign liquor-laden truck on Chilika-Nuapada road and destroyed the alcohol bottles in an anti-liquor drive. As per reports, the women had been complaining before the police and the Excise Department about rampant sale of liquor in the area for quite […]

Odisha Youth Who 'Cheated Over 100' Women Is On Prowl Again

Bhubaneswar: Priyaranjan Naik alias Pintu from Daringbadi area of Kandhamal, arrested earlier this year for allegedly cheating several women on the pretext of marriage, has reportedly deceived many other women after being released from  jail. A woman who recently filed a complaint against the accused said: “After maintaining physical relationship and promising to marry me, […]

Treadmill exercise may reduce period pain: Study

London: Women, take note — A treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life, says a study. According to the study published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Trials, the researchers conducted a trial over a seven-month period to see how treadmill exercise benefited women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea, commonly known […]

Women's agricultural labour cause of malnutrition in rural India

London:  In order to improve women’s lives and household nutrition and health outcomes in rural India, policies need to be context-specific, taking into consideration factors such as caste and location, says new research led by an Indian-origin scientist from University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England. Recognition of Indian women’s roles in both agriculture […]

Leader of sex cult 'Nxivm' ordered women to be naked in meetings, says report

New York: Keith Raniere, the leader of the so-called sex cult Nxivm ordered female members of the group to gather around him without clothes as he lectured them on philosophy and other topics, one of the women said during the trial of Raniere on Friday, the media reported. The female members of the group were […]

EC applauds senior citizens, disabled for voting

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday applauded senior citizens, women and persons with disabilities, who came out to vote. “As a nation, we feel very proud that many centenarians came out and voted, signalling that the past, present and future of this country has been secured,” an Election Commission official said. The official thanked […]

Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medicines

Vienna: Breast cancer passed down in families may be preventable by the medication Denosumab, which is undergoing a five-year study in Austria. The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group is leading the work as it examines the drug’s effectiveness on 2,950 patients with a hereditary disposition to this particular form of cancer, according to […]

Novel body awareness training may help combat drug addiction

New York: Mindful body awareness training may help women recover from drug addiction, say researchers as they find improvements in the study participants. The findings suggests that the training helps people better understand the physical and emotional signals in their body and how they can respond to these to help them better regulate and engage […]

Chilli compound slows lung cancer progression, claims study

New York: Besides spicing up your food, chilli, it seems, also has some medicinal value. New research suggests the compound responsible for chilli’s heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most cancer-related deaths occur when cancer spreads to distant sites, a process […]