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BIMARU states top in non/partially-immunized children: UN agencies (22:30)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The 'BIMARU' Indian states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh - have the highest numbers of partially immunized and non-immunized children, according to UN bodies WHO and Unicef.

People are more important than industries, SC tells Centre (21:26)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday, while taking into note of a report that 60,000 people have died due to pollution, told the Centre that "people are more important than industries".

To meet rush of drug addicts, Punjab to hire retired shrinks (19:20)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Punjab government will hire retired government psychiatrists to deal with the rush of drug addicts at de-addiction centres across the state, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday.

Delhi HC seeks advisory on dengue, chikungunya be issued (19:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Observing there was a possibility of vector-borne diseases spreading during the monsoon season, the Delhi High Court on Monday directed the state government and civic authorities to issue an advisory on preventive steps related to dengue and chikungunya.

Nano bubbles filled with drug may kill cancer cells: Study (19:04)
Sydney, July 16 (IANS) In a step further to identify range of cancer treatments available to patients, scientists have developed drug-filled nano bubbles triggered in the body by X-rays which may help kill the malignant cells.

Younger pregnant women at high risk of prenatal depression: Study (19:04)
London, July 16 (IANS) Owing to the increased pressures of social media and the pace of modern life, younger expecting mothers may be at more than 50 per cent higher risk of developing prenatal depression, than their mothers, according to a study.

Four Delhi hospitals set for expansion, 58 Mohalla Clinics in pipeline (17:30)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi government plans to expand and add more medical facilities in four hospitals here and also proposes to set up 58 new Mohalla Clinics across the national capital, an official said on Monday.

Wolbachia mosquitoes released in Fiji to curb dengue (17:12)
Suva, July 16 (IANS) Fiji has identified hot spots for dengue fever where officials of the World Mosquito Programme (WMP) will release the Wolbachia mosquitoes on Monday to curb the spread of dengue, Zika and chikungunya diseases.

20 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally (Lead) (15:58)IANS Photo Service
Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) At least 20 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, a BJP leader said.

Scientists identify molecule to treat fibrotic diseases (15:24)
New York, July 16 (IANS) Scientists have identified a molecule that can act as a potential therapy for fibrotic diseases -- a progressive scarring and hardening of internal organs.

Ticks are more likely to attack blood group A: Study (13:48)
London, July 16 (IANS) People with type A blood could be more at risk of being bitten by a tick, including bugs that cause the potentially fatal Lyme disease, a study says.

Polish people take part in 'Day without cell phone' (07:06)
Warsaw, July 16 (IANS) Polish people participated in the "Day without cell phone" campaign on Sunday, an informal action encouraging people to put away their mobiles and strive to consolidate direct ties with friends and family members.

Food-induced anaphylaxis less severe in infants: Study (15:36)
New York, July 15 (IANS) Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are less severe than in toddlers and older children, a new study suggests.

Over 17mn babies born in China in 2017 (14:04)
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Some 17.58 million babies were born in China last year, according to figures released on Sunday.

Feni, fish and formalin: Morgue preservative in seafood provokes outrage, acrid humour (12:06)
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) Over the last few days, the word formalin or formaldehyde, a powerful carcinogenic disinfectant used to preserve dead bodies in mortuaries, is on the lips of most fish-loving Goans, after the state Food and Drugs Administration cracked down on consignments of fish from other states laced with the chemical.

Testosterone treatment can bring new hope for cancer patients (11:28)
New York, July 15 (IANS) Treatment with hormone testosterone could be effective at combating a condition of loss of body mass in cancer patients and improving the quality of life, say researchers.

Herpes virus linked to Alzheimer's, antivirals may help (10:04)
London, July 15 (IANS) Scientists have found evidence of a link between herpes infection and Alzheimer's disease as well as the potential of antivirals in reducing the risk of the neurodegenerative disease.

Sri Lankan medicines to be protected under international intellectual property system (08:16)
Colombo, July 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka has announced that it is moving its centuries-old folk medicine system for protection under the international intellectual property system.

Bihar set to get cheapest drinking water in world (Lead) (20:20)IANS Photo Service
Darbhanga/Patna, July 14 (IANS) An innovative cost-effective drinking water project in Bihar promises to lower the price of one-litre bottle to 50 paise -- cheapest in the world.

Bihar project promises drinking water at 50 paise per litre (19:40)IANS Photo Service
Patna, July 14 (IANS) An innovative cost-effective drinking water project in Bihar promises to lower the price of one-litre bottle to 50 paise. The project launched on Saturday in Darbhanga by Sulabh International will convert contaminated pond water into safe drinking water.

Checking for heart damage may predict risk of Pakinson's later (19:18)
New York, July 14 (IANS) Examining stress and inflammation in the heart may be key to predicting risk of Parkinson's disease, say researchers, as it may help physicians test new therapies and delay the progression of the disorder.

Don't act like 'prophets of doom', Goa Minister tells media (17:56)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) Goa Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday accused the state's media of acting like "prophets of doom" as major local dailies ran stories and editorials criticizing the government for its alleged bid to downplay presence of formalin in fish sold here and its flip-flop on the level of chemical.

Haemorrhagic stroke highest in northeastern states: Study (17:14)
Toronto, July 14 (IANS) One in three people, between 30-69 years, living in India's northeastern states, suffered premature deaths due to haemorrhagic stroke in 2015, and were about three times higher than the national average, alarming research, led by one of an Indian-origin, has found.

Decoded: How Omega-3 fatty acid helps inhibit cancer's spread (14:50)
New York, July 14 (IANS) While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed that omega-3 fatty byproducts may also have anti-cancer effects.

FDA approves first drug with potential for smallpox treatment (13:46)
Washington, July 14 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday approved the first drug with an indication for treatment of smallpox.

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