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Long working hours may be linked to increased use of alcohol among nurses.

Long Working Hours Make Women Turn to Alcohol | MedIndia
A new study conducted by researchers from New Zealand suggest that long
working hours may be linked to increased use of alcohol among nurses.
<http://www.medindia.net/news/long-working-hours-make-women-turn-to-alcohol-98875-1.htm>

Consumption of premium liquor on the rise in India

Consumption of premium liquor on the rise in India
Livemint
Per-capita consumption of alcohol in India, while on the rise from 2.9
litres in 2007 to 3.7 in 2010, is well below that in other key emerging
markets. In Russia and China, per capita consumption is 16 litres and 8
litres, respectively, according the ...
<http://www.livemint.com/2012/03/18224301/Consumption-of-premium-liquor.html>

India's former Mr. Universe turns 100, says "He does not smoke and has never touched alcohol,"

India's former Mr. Universe turns 100, says "He does not smoke and has never touched alcohol," He does not smoke and has never touched alcohol, he said. “I never allow
any sort of tension to grip me. I had to struggle to earn money since my
young days, but whatever the situation, I remained happy,” Aich said,
sitting in a room decorated with ...
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/happiness-key-to-living-to-100-says-indias-pint-sized-former-mr-universe/2012/03/18/gIQAjchvJS_story.html>

From the desk of Dr.Michael.O.Smith...

Visit to Bhim Basti and BalBhawan Mandi 
Yesterday we visited the Bal Bhavan to see a graduation program of the radio club –a previous activity conducted by Suneel and Pallavi including several students in English class at Bhim Basti.    The graduation itself took more than an hour with speeches by several of the teenagers and an announcement of a 500-800 word essay contest (in Hindi of course).  There were about 75 kids aged 6-18 in the multiple graduation of different Nada India programs.  The constructive enthusiastic attention was impressive—considering the range of ages and topics.  This Bal Bhavan (meaning simply ‘children’s building’)is an extensive 20 building park with displays of paintings, drawings, etc, a large bird house, yoga posters, and other activity centers.  It is a product of prior decades when the Indian government emphasized social uplifting in urban villages.  A small dedicated staff remains.  Some of the art work is quite well imagined –trees with fingers and sna…