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About ksparthasarathy

I am a former Secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. I am a former Raja Ramanna Fellow in the Department of Atomic Energy. Free lance journalism is my hobby

Nuclear Legacy Trap: Myths and Reality

https://www.thestatesman.com/opinion/nuclear-legacy-trap-myths-reality-1502625735.html Home / Opinion / Nuclear Legacy Trap: myths and reality Nuclear Legacy Trap: myths and reality K S Parthasarathy | April 22, 2018 1:10 am Nuclear power plant.   General Vinod Saighal’s eminently readable, lucid opinion piece (The Statesman … Continue reading

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Researchers find undiscovered genetic contributors to stroke; study could lead to better treatment of this fatal disease

In the largest-ever genetic study of stroke, an international research group which included scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, studied about 520,000 people from around the world and identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling … Continue reading

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Dr A K Ganguly

The Indian Association for Radiation Protection (IARP) an affiliate of the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA)  has held a special session to mark the Birth Centenary year celebration of Dr A K Ganguly . I wrote an article on him … Continue reading

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Reducing antibiotics use not enough to reverse resistance

Antibiotics resistance is presently a major health issue. Its ramifications are scary. Researchers have discovered how drug resistant bacteria travel from country to country without any passport or visa. The war between the bacteria and humans is going on for … Continue reading

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UD FDA Advice against Limbrel Capsules, a Medical Food, as it is Linked to Potentially Life-Threatening Health Problems

The US Food & Drug Administration (US FDA)  has issued an advisory against the consumption of Limbrel capsules as it is lined to potentially life threatening health problems. Limbrel is a medical food to manage the metabolic processes associated with … Continue reading

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Fruit flies help scientists to win Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine

Fruit flies continue to help scientists again. This time they help Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young to win The Nobel for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. A press release from The   Nobel Assembly at Karolinska … Continue reading

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Suffocation risk to children

Uninflated balloons and broken balloon pieces According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), of all children’s products, balloons are the leading cause of suffocation deaths. The commission warned parents and caregivers of young children about the suffocation hazard … Continue reading

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