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HIV Cases rise steadily over decade : Chaina Daily

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Elderly males who are sexually active saw significant increase - The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in China remains low, but certain groups, such as elderly men, are at increasing risk of infection, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The country reported 68,000 HIV/AIDS cases this year, as of the end of June, an increase of 8.5 over the same period in 2016, Gao Fu, the center's director, said on Monday at the International Symposium on HIV Prevention and Control in China, organized by the National Health and Family Planning Commission. As of June, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in China was 718,000-about 5 per 10,000 population-he said. Sex remains the primary mode of HIV transmission in China, with homosexual contact taking an increasing share of newly reported infections, he said. About 12 percent of infections were the result of homosexual contact in 2010, but the figure rose to 25.6 between January and June this year, Gao said. Elderly men have …

Don't Let Your Best Night Turn Into a Nightmare

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Drinking too much ? Binge-Drinking ? Weaker ‘Pleasure Pathway’ Makes Some People Binge-Drink : Study Say’s
Scientist may have discovered why some people are prone to binge drinking more that others.
Going day or weeks without drinking any alcohol, only to make up for it in one night by overindulging, is easy to write off as a lack of will power. However, scientist are now claiming that those of us who engage in such habit could actually be genetically predisposed to do so.
The science behind how alcohol hooks the brain into wanting more has been known for some times : it causes the neurons in the region called the Ventral Area ( VTA ) to release dopamine , the brain's ‘reward chemical.
But now researchers with the ‘Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetic at the University Illinois at Chicago’ have identified a channel into VTA, called KCNK13, that is blocked by alcohol & as a result, causes neurons to become hyperactive & release more dopamine.
The scientists found that…

Are You Washing Your Face the Right Way ?

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We have always been told that washing one's face is a necessary step in one's daily skin care regimen. But are you doing it in the right way ? Expert's suggest the following steps to get it right......

Ensure Your Hand's Are Clean :

People usually tend to skip this steps. Dirty hands mean washing your face with dairty hands. One of the most important & necessary steps is to wash your hands with anti-bacterial hand wash before you wash
your face.

Don't Use Soap Washing Face :

The most common mistake people make while washing their face is by using soap for washing. But these harsh soaps stripe the natural hydrators from the skin & make the skin dry & flaky. Use face wash instead.



Don't Exfoliate Daily :

Exfoliating face is necessary to keep the sking glowing. But doing it daily with cleansers, scrubers & manual exfoliators makes the skin lose its shine, & dull. Dermatologist suggest using a cotton wash-cloth for exfoliating & doing it once …

The Mission ''Save Ganga''

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Pollution of the Ganges (or Ganga), the largest river in India, poses significant threats to human health and the larger environment. Severely polluted with human waste and industrial contaminants, the river provides water to about 40% of India's population across 11 states, serving an estimated population of 500 million people or more, more than any other river in the world. Today, the Ganges is considered to be the fifth-most polluted river in the world. Raghubir Singh, an Indian photographer, has noted that no one in India spoke of the Ganges as polluted until the late 1970s. However, pollution has been an old and continuous process in the river as by the time people were finally speaking of the Ganges as polluted, stretches of over six hundred kilometres were essentially ecologically dead zones. A number of initiatives have been undertaken to clean the river but failed to deliver desired results. After getting elected, India's Prime minister Narendra Modi affirmed to work i…