Air Quality to remain 'poor' in Delhi-NCR
  • Air Quality to remain 'poor' in Delhi-NCR(10:56)
    New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The air pollution level on Wednesday in Delhi-NCR stood at 'poor' category. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 273, said the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). The PM10 was recorded 228, which fell in the moderate category. However, PM2.5 remained 'poor' at 112.
Saliva can predict excess body fat in teenagers
  • Saliva can predict excess body fat in teenagers(10:41)
    Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) In addition to keeping the mouth moist and protecting us against germs, saliva can also be used for early detection of the risk of developing diseases associated with surplus body fat, a new study suggests.
Forces roped in to rescue Indians from coronavirus affected China
  • Forces roped in to rescue Indians from coronavirus affected China(23:28)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) After finding that the aviation industry is in no position to provide infrastructure to bring back Indians from the coronavirus affected places in China, the government has approached the Indian Air Force (IAF) to carry out the tough task.
  • 54% higher rates of COPD in women with HIV: Study(19:09)
    Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among women living with HIV was 54 per cent higher than that of HIV-negative women.
Punjab names medical college after Ambedkar
  • Punjab names medical college after Ambedkar(18:47)
    Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) As a tribute to the Father of the Indian Constitution, B.R. Ambedkar, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to the renaming of Government Medical College in Mohali as Dr B.R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences.
Punjab to fill 550 posts in medical colleges
  • Punjab to fill 550 posts in medical colleges(18:40)
    Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved creation of 550 posts in the Government Medical Colleges at Patiala and Amritsar with the objective of further improving and streamlining the functioning of these institutions.
  • Mortality risk higher in IVF babies before 1 yr of age(18:40)
    London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the children conceived through assisted reproductive techniques including IVF (in vitro fertilisation) had a 45 per cent higher risk of death before 1 year of age than children conceived naturally.
  • Carbon conscious regions generate half of world's GDP: Report(16:51)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Nearly half of the worlds gross domestic product (GDP) is now generated in places where authorities have set or are proposing to set a target of bringing carbon emissions to net zero in or before 2050, an international report said on Tuesday.
246 elephants died in Odisha in 3 years: Minister
Apple Watch helps save life of teen athlete
  • Apple Watch helps save life of teen athlete(14:24)
    San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) An Oklahoma teen athlete, Skylar Joslin, has credited his Apple Watch for saving his life after the device notified him of his abnormally rapid heart rate.
Vast majority of Australians affected by bushfires: Poll
NHAI may be roped in to bring down Ghazipur landfill
  • NHAI may be roped in to bring down Ghazipur landfill(13:41)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP's East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday inspected the infamous Ghazipur landfill site followed by a review meeting in the same in which the idea of roping in National Highway Authority of India was floated.
  • Follow plant-based diets for better heart health(13:09)
    New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease the risk of heart disease, say researchers, adding that it's because plant-based food minimises the negative effects of a gut-microbiome associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Czech Republic confirms second bird flu outbreak
80% Indian bird species population on decline
  • 80% Indian bird species population on decline(23:07)
    Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) Almost 80 per cent of the 867 species of birds population in India has been on decline in the past five years, according to a report to which over 15,500 birdwatchers from across the country contributed.
  • UN stamps featuring endangered species released(20:39)
    Gandhinagar, Feb 17 (IANS) A special set of UN stamps featuring endangered migratory species was released on Monday at a function to coincide with the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13).
Sitting more may raise heart disease risk in older women
Eliminate illicit tobacco trade, ASPA urges Centre
  • Eliminate illicit tobacco trade, ASPA urges Centre(18:40)
    New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Authentication Solutions Providers' Association (ASPA) has urged the government to eliminate illicit tobacco trade as only 10 per cent of tobacco consumption in the county constitutes legal cigarettes.