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A new (agri)culture

A new (agri)culture

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Unless we quickly get our act together, we must be prepared to face the consequences. In any food crisis, it is the top of the food chain that suffers the most. In the case of farmer’s distress, the top of food chain is us — the end consumer. In the last 20 years, according to the government’s statistics, more than three lake farmers have committed suicide in India. The situation of the farmers was never very good to begin with, but has been steadily declining and has reached its nadir right now. That is why we are seeing spontaneous eruptions of farmers’ agitations in state after state across the country. Gradually, these spontaneous agitations are getting organised and now, a coordinated all-India farmers’ movement is beginning to take shape which promises to be the beginning of one of

Picture of baby holding birth control device goes viral on social media

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  Picture of baby holding birth control device goes viral on social media Mother of the new born has given clarification that the picture she shared on herFacebook account that shows the baby boy holding the contraceptive coil is real. Baby is named Dexter Tyler. It is told that Hellein conceived just after three week of installation of Mirena’s intrauterine birth control device (IUD). Mirena is a brand of intrauterine device. It releases a hormone that makes a woman not conceive but in this case, it didn’t work. Hellein told First Coast News, that her son was not born holding the contraceptive device.       Well, according to reports, the device was found behind her placenta, when her son was born via caesaren section. According to Huffingtonpost.com,
Medical Miracle! 18 miscarriages in 20 years: Agra woman gives birth to baby boy

Medical Miracle! 18 miscarriages in 20 years: Agra woman gives birth to baby boy

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According to the doctors who conducted a laparoscopic surgery on her to hold the fetus in the uterus are now planing to get the case registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.   Miracles do happen and it not a joke! After 18 miscarriages in 20 years this 38-year-old woman has given birth to a child after 18 miscarriages. According to the doctors who conducted a laparoscopic surgery on her to hold the fetus in the uterus are now planing to get the case registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is a resident of Hathigarhi village in Barhan area of Agra. Rajani was finally operated at a private hospital here by Dr Amit Tandon, a laparoscopic surgeon, and Dr Vaishali, IVF specialist.     Dr Amit Tandon, a laparoscopic surgeon, and Dr Vaisha
Shocking! Man constipated since birth, doctors remove 13 Kgs of feces from 22 year-old

Shocking! Man constipated since birth, doctors remove 13 Kgs of feces from 22 year-old

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  Chinese doctors have removed around 13 Kgs of feces from the intestine of a 22 year-old man who was reportedly constipated since birth. The unnamed 22-year-old had 30 inches of his grossly enlarged bowel removed by surgeons at Tenth People's Hospital of Shanghai in China. The man is believed to be suffering from Hirschsprung, the rare congenital disease which causes bowels to swell because of the missing nerve cells in Colon which are supposed to control the gut. Chronic constipation leads to pile up of waste, creating what is known as a 'megacolon'.     Doctors said the man looked like he was nine months pregnant because of the painful enlargement and feces backup. Media report suggests that If not treated early, a person can even develop sepsis - a p
Subscribe to Infectious Disease Medieval Pilgrim Excavated in UK Carried Leprosy Strain That Still Circulates

Subscribe to Infectious Disease Medieval Pilgrim Excavated in UK Carried Leprosy Strain That Still Circulates

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NEW YORK (Genome Web) – Genetic analysis of a pilgrim who died in the late 11th or early 12th century showed that he was infected with Mycobacterium leprae belonging to the 2 lineage. The University of Surrey's Michael Taylor and his colleagues excavated the pilgrim and two other individuals for bio molecular, radiocarbon, and isotopic analysis. As they reported today in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, they found that the pilgrim, a man between the ages of 18 and 25 years when he died, was likely not local to the area in Britain where he was buried and was infected with a leprosy strain now associated with south-central and western Asia. "[T]these results add to our understanding of isolates behind the widespread nature of European leprosy in the high Middle Ages and in particular of a
Britain’s first pregnant man gives birth to baby girl courtesy sperm donor found on Facebook

Britain’s first pregnant man gives birth to baby girl courtesy sperm donor found on Facebook

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21-year-old Britain man is doing rounds on social networking sites after he gave birth to a girl child this year on June 16 at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in London. Earlier, Hayden Cross, the London resident had been hitting headlines through out the world when he found a sperm donor via Facebook and became successfully pregnant. Talking about his new born baby girl Cross said, "Daughter Trinity-Leigh is my angel". The proud father who is at present on cloud nine, was born a girl named Paige and put his sex transition on hold in order to get pregnant and experience this greatest ever feeling in the world. Previously, three years back, UK's state-funded National Health Service (NHS) successfully performed the hormone treatment to transform him from a woman to man. Since ...
Pregnant fitness blogger stuns with her six-pack abs; gets trolled

Pregnant fitness blogger stuns with her six-pack abs; gets trolled

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Fitness blogger Sarah Stage has set the internet on fire with her non-existent baby bump photos on Instagram. Six months pregnant blogger has shared several photos on the social media but many are struggling to believe that she is actually pregnant. There are some who are even criticizing and slamming her for being insensitive towards the child and giving importance to her fitness rather than the unborn baby. One of her followers commented, "Please stop exerting so much energy into physical activities, it is not good for the baby." But she is not paying attention to all such comments and keep on updating her Instagram account with new photos. "Good morning little baby #HumpDay #BumpDay #24weekspregnant #6monthspregnant ALSO, so happy that you ladies are loving my Fitness eBook, t...
World Plastic Surgery Day: Patient from Ghana gets new set of genitals, all thanks to Indian doctors

World Plastic Surgery Day: Patient from Ghana gets new set of genitals, all thanks to Indian doctors

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Abdullahi Kojo (name changed) from Ghana has got a new set of genitals, all thanks to doctors in India. A year after he was attacked by a stray dog that bit off his testes and scrotum back home in Ghana, Kojo says life is back to normal. The Ghanaian, on the advice of a doctor in his country, decided to seek help in India and, two operations later, says he is now experiencing a “good sexual life”. As India celebrates National Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Day on Saturday, doctors who conducted two operations on him at Fortis Hospital in Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi talk about the challenges of such surgery, and how far the country has moved in this area of treatment. Dr Richie Gupta, senior consultant, department of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery at the hospit
Cassini Snaps Images Of Weird “Ravioli Moon” Pan Orbiting Saturn

Cassini Snaps Images Of Weird “Ravioli Moon” Pan Orbiting Saturn

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There are some odd moons in the Solar System, such as Iapetus with its two-toned surface, or Hyperion with its sponge-like appearance. But Saturn’s moon Pan looks like it’s about to jump up the weird scale, as new images from the Cassini spacecraft reveal its bizarre shape. We’ve actually known it had this shape for quite a few years, but these latest snaps show just how weird it is. Images from the spacecraft show the moon, which is about 34 kilometers (21 miles) wide, has a large equatorial bulge. This might be built up from material in Saturn’s rings, with Pan orbiting in a gap within them known as the Encke Gap. The images were taken from 24,572 kilometers (15,268 miles) away and are the closest images ever of Pan. The bizarre shape of Pan has drawn similarities to ravioli
NASA Scientists Find “Lost” Spacecraft Orbiting The Moon

NASA Scientists Find “Lost” Spacecraft Orbiting The Moon

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NASA has managed to find a “lost” Indian spacecraft in orbit around the Moon using a novel technique that could be used to track spacecraft in the future. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, used NASA’s Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex – also in California – to send a beam of microwaves to the Moon. By recording the waves that bounced back, they were able to detect two spacecraft – one dead and one alive – in lunar orbit, 380,000 kilometers (237,000 miles) away. The “living” spacecraft was NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which has been in lunar orbit since 2009. Its orbital characteristics are well known, so working with the team’s navigators, these scientists were able to track it down by reflecting microwaves off it.