Los Angeles, Sep 6 (IANS) 'Girls Aloud' singer Sarah Harding, who was battling breast cancer, passed away at the age 39, her mother has said.The 'Promise' singer shared last year she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and on Sunday her mother broke the news that she has passed away after the disease spread to her spine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.In a message posted on Harding's Instagram, her mother Marie wrote: "It's with deep heartbreak that today I'm sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away."Many of you will know of Sarah's battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day. She slipped away peacefully this morning."Marie thanked everyone for their "kind support over the past year"."It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved. I know she won't want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease - she was a bright shining star and I hope that's how she can be remembered instead."Sarah was diagnosed with cancer last year, and had previously said she was told by doctors that Christmas 2020 would likely be her last.Harding had said: "In December my doctor told me that the upcoming Christmas would probably be my last. I don't want an exact prognosis. I don't know why anyone would want that. Comfort and being as pain-free as possible is what's important to me now."She had added that she was trying to live and enjoy every second of her life, however long "it might be."Harding said: "I am having a glass of wine or two during all this, because it helps me relax. I'm sure some people might think that's not a great idea, but I want to try to enjoy myself. I'm at a stage now where I don't know how many months I have left. Who knows, maybe I'll surprise everyone, but that's how I'm looking at things."She added that spending time with her mother and her friends had been her priority, and expressed her wish to have a party before she passed away.Harding tried her hands in acting as well.She appeared in "Bad Day", "Freefall", "Run for Your Wife", and "St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold". Harding contributed three solo songs to the soundtrack of "St. Trinian's 2".In late 2012, she reunited with Girls Aloud to celebrate their 10th anniversary. In early 2013, they announced that they had split up.In 2015, she briefly appeared in 'Coronation Street', and released her first extended play record titled 'Threads'. She was crowned as the winner of "Celebrity Big Brother' in 2017.--IANSdc/in
Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) The macabre dance of Covid-19 infection and the ensuing restrictions have taken the sheen out of Independence day celebrations in Tamil Nadu, with the main programme at Chennai only witnessing some lively participation.In several southern districts of Tamil Nadu, the 75th Independence day celebrations turned out be a low-key affair with the District Collectors hoisting the national flag and taking salute.Generally, several entertainment programmes organised by the school students used to liven up the Independence day programmes. However, with tight Covid restrictions in place, students were not allowed entry for the programmes.Several organisations, including resident associations, NGOs, youth clubs, social and political organisations had requested the police for permission to conduct the Independence day programme. But all such requests were turned down fearing the Covid-19 pandemic and its spread if more people attend an event.The grama sabhas which were generally conducted in the state during Independence day celebrations were also not allowed and came under severe criticism from several quarters, including superstar Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Chief Kamal Haasan.All major temples in the state were closed and hence the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department which manages the temples arranged sweet pongal for the people and delivered it in packets.Inspector General of Police (IGP), South Zone, T.S. Anbu, speaking to IANS, said, "Across southern zone there was high-level police deployment to ensure no untoward incident in the city.With the recent arrest of certain LTTE sympathisers and crackdown against a major heroin smuggling network, the police was on high alert in southern Tamil Nadu during Independence day celebrations.Several vital installations like V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Thoothukudi; statues of prominent personalities; Pamban Bridge and other important landmarks were placed under tight police security.The situation was similar in most parts of north and western Tamil Nadu and with people not being allowed entry to the stadiums during the Independence day flag hoisting owing to Covid-19 restrictions, the events were a low-key affair. District Collectors hoisted the flag and presented merit certificates to people whose names were announced earlier.--IANSaal/khz
पुणे, 10 अगस्त (आईएएनएस)। प्रख्यात आयुर्वेदाचार्य बालाजी तांबे का मंगलवार को एक निजी अस्पताल में संक्षिप्त बीमारी के बाद निधन हो गया। पारिवारिक सूत्रों ने बताया कि वह 81 वर्ष के थे।
वह एक सप्ताह से अधिक समय से बीमार थे और उन्हें अस्पताल में भर्ती कराया गया था, लेकिन उन्होंने चिकित्सा का कोई जवाब नहीं दिया।
तांबे के परिवार में उनकी पत्नी वीणा, बेटे सुनील और संजय और पोते-पोतियां हैं।
महाराष्ट्र के राज्यपाल भगत सिंह कोश्यारी, मुख्यमंत्री उद्धव ठाकरे और अन्य गणमान्य व्यक्तियों ने महान चिकित्सक और शोधकर्ता के निधन पर शोक व्यक्त किया।
आयुर्वेद, योग और संगीत चिकित्सा में विश्व स्तर पर प्रसिद्ध गुरु, तांबे 1982 में एक वैदिक जीवन शैली पर डिजाइन किए गए लोनावाला के पास, कार्ला में आत्मसंतुलना गांव के संस्थापक थे।
यह भी पढ़े ► आयुर्वेद चिकित्सक डॉ. दीपा शर्मा की भूस्खलन में मौत
Pune (Maharashtra) - Renowned Ayurvedacharya Balaji Tambe passed away following a brief illness at a private hospital here on Tuesday. He was 81, family sources said.
He had been ailing for over a week and had been admitted to the hospital but did not respond to the medical treatment and breathed his last.
Tambe is survived by his wife Veena, sons Sunil and Sanjay and grandchildren.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other dignitaries mourned the demise of the legendary healer and researcher.
A globally renowned legendary master in Ayurveda, Yoga and Music Therapy, Tambe was the founder of the Atmasantulana Village at Karla, near Lonavala designed on a Vedic lifestyle, in 1982. (agency)
हिन्दी में पढ़े ► प्रख्यात आयुर्वेदाचार्य बालाजी तांबे का 81 वर्ष की आयु में हुआ निधन
Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) The condition of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh remains 'unstable' and he has been put on non-invasive ventilation at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS).According to a bulletin issued by the hospital on Tuesday, "The condition of Kalyan Singh is unstable. His clinical parameters are being closely monitored by the expert consultants. He has been kept on non-invasive ventilation due to respiratory worsening."The senior faculty of Critical Care Medicine (CCM), cardiology, nephrology, neurology and endocrinology are keeping a close watch on all the aspects related to his health, the statement said.SGPGIMS director, Professor R K Dhiman is supervising Singh's treatment on a daily basis, the statement added.Kalyan Singh was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the SGPGIMS on July 4.--IANS amita/bg
New York, July 11 (IANS) Drinking one or more cups of coffee per day was associated with about a 10 per cent decrease in risk of Covid-19, compared to less than one cup daily, claimed a study.
The study, led by researchers from the Northwestern University in the US, also found that the consumption of more vegetables, and less processed meats, could cut the risk of Covid infection.
Coffee is known to contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
"Coffee consumption favourably correlates with inflammatory biomarkers such as CRP, interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumour necrosis factor I (TNF-I), which are also associated with Covid-19 severity and mortality," said the study published in the journal Nutrients.
"Coffee consumption has also been associated with lower risk of pneumonia in elderly. Taken together, an immunoprotective effect of coffee against Covid-19 is plausible and merits further investigation," it added.
For the study, the team analysed the records of 40,000 British adults in the UK Biobank. They looked at the link between diet factors including daily intake of coffee, tea, oily fish, processed meat, red meat, fruit, and vegetables, and Covid.
They found that consumption of at least 0.67 servings/d of vegetables (cooked or raw, excluding potatoes) was associated with a lower risk of Covid-19 infection.
Processed meat consumption of as little as 0.43 servings/d was associated with a higher risk of Covid-19. However red meat consumption presented no risk, suggesting meat per se does not underlie the association observed with processed meats.
"Our results support the hypothesis that nutritional factors may influence distinct aspects of the immune system, hence susceptibility to Covid-19. Encouraging adherence to certain nutritional behaviours (eg, increasing vegetable intake and reducing processed meat intake) may be an additional tool to existing Covid-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of this virus," said the researchers.
"Although these findings warrant independent confirmation, adherence to certain dietary behaviors may be an additional tool to existing Covid-19 protection guidelines to limit the spread of this virus," they added.