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Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring (20:38)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found.

Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan (Lead) (19:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".

Honorarium hike for Anganwadi, ASHA workers (Lead) (19:22)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a hike in honorarium for Anganwadi and ASHA workers.

Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study (18:58)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviours.

High sugar levels in yogurt may up obesity risk (18:50)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars and fat -- even more than soft drinks and fruit juices, thus increasing the risk of obesity, a study has claimed.

Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan (17:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".

194 Haryana hospitals empanelled for Ayushman scheme (17:54)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) As many as 194 government and private hospitals in Haryana have been empanelled for the Centre's Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday.

First gut bacteria determines ability to fight chronic diseases later (17:50)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The first bacteria that arrives into the gut after birth and order of their arrival has a lasting impact on the individual's ability to ward off serious chronic diseases in adulthood, finds a study.

ADB approves $110 mn for Bangladesh healthcare services (17:40)IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships.

CCEA approves Rs 1,225 crore for rural health workers (17:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a package of Rs 1,224.97 crore for the government scheme ASHA, doubling the incentives given to workers under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Act against illegal pathology labs, HC tells Delhi government (17:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to take action against illegal pathology laboratories and diagnostic centres here.

Strawberry saboteurs may face 10-15 years in jail: Australian PM (15:27)IANS Photo Service
Canberra, Sep 19 (IANS) People responsible for putting needles into strawberries or posting online fake images of sabotaged fruits may face 10-15 years in jail, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday following a fruit contamination scare that has alarmed the country.

Squats, push ups can help your kids to stay fit (15:24)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Cycling or evening park time is absolutely fine to see your children stay fit but encouraging them to do strength-based exercises such as squats, push ups and lunges can help them shed weight faster, reveals a most extensive review of resistance training's impact on young people.

Immune cells in brain play significant role in schizophrenia: Study (14:24)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified that some people with schizophrenia have greater amounts of immune cells in their brains, a finding that could open the doors to new treatments and therapies.

Obesity, vitamin D deficiency raises breast cancer risk (13:16)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Obesity coupled with vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women may pose a significant risk of breast cancer -- the most common and leading cause of death in women, finds a study.

Kejriwal wishes Maken speedy recovery (12:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wished for the speedy recovery of ailing state Congress President Ajay Maken.

Chemical leak at Sydney hotel causes panic (09:14)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) A chemical leak at a luxury hotel here in Australia on Wednesday caused six persons to be rushed to hospital while 24 others were treated at the scene, a hospital official said.

5mn Yemeni children face famine: NGO (08:36)
Sanaa, Sep 19 (IANS) A total of 5.2 million children in Yemen face famine, said non-government organisation Save the Children, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

TB remains world's deadliest infectious disease: WHO (04:14)IANS Photo Service
Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) Tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday.

Standalone 'Reliance Health Insurance' to be operational this fiscal: Anmol Ambani (00:20)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Reliance Health Insurance -- a standalone health insurer -- will be operational this fiscal, said Anmol Ambani, Executive Director, Reliance Capital Ltd, on Tuesday.

Nitish visits AIIMS for check-up (22:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday visited the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) here for a routine medical check-up.

Unmindful of 60 child deaths, UP Minister dances her heart out (22:08)
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh Minister, Anupma Jaiswal, has triggered outrage after she was seen dancing at a Ganesh Puja event in Bahraich where over 60 children and infants have died in the past one month due to fever.

Add Tulasi to your diet to boost health: Expert (20:20)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Integrating Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) to your diet may not only help you look good but can also boost your physical and mental health, says an Ayurveda expert.

No coercive action against sale of available banned FDC drugs: HC (20:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In an interim order, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed that no coercive steps be taken against the sale of 328 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs that were banned by the government last week but are still available in the market.

Nadda reviews launch preparations of Ayushman Bharat in Ranchi (20:16)IANS Photo Service
Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday reviewed the preparations for the launch of Ayushman Bharat in Jharkhand's capital city by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23.

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