- No drastic fall in Delhi air quality in next two days(21:12)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Though the air quality in Delhi remains in the poor category and stubble-burning incidents have increased in Punjab, Haryana and even Pakistan, no drastic deterioration of air quality is expected in the next two days.
- SDMC steps up efforts to curb pollution(21:04)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) With the increase in pollution, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has stepped up efforts to fight air and dust pollution in the national capital, taking stringent pollution control measures including action against burning of solid wastes, garbage, dry leaves, and plastics, rubber and construction activities.
- FAO calls for boosting millets to fight malnutrition(20:08)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations have proposed to declare the year 2023 as the International Year of Millets, which are one of the most climate-resilient traditional crops of India.
- Delhi asks government schools to ensure bag weight criteria(16:24)
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Reiterating the rules for capping the weight of bags for classes 1-10, Delhi's Directorate of Education (DoE) has asked heads of government schools in the capital to ensure that bags for students in Class 1 and 2 should not be above 1.5 kg, while they should not be given any homework.
- Pressuring newly-weds to conceive affects mental health(16:04)
Gurugram, Oct 15 (IANS) Newly-married women are still subject to fulfiling unwarranted expectations such as having children, say experts at Apollo Cradle, adding such familial and societal pressure on women can affect their mental health.
- '1 in 3 children under 5 undernourished or overweight'(08:50)
United Nations, Oct 15 (IANS) At least one in every three children under five years of age is undernourished or overweight, according to a new Unicef report that sounds the alarm on the consequences of poor diets around the world.
- Delhi's dengue cases reduced to half in 2019: Kejriwal(17:58)
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that his government's anti-dengue drive has resulted in a reduction in the number of dengue cases to 467 till now, as compared to 830 cases last year.
- New device shows promise in Type 2 diabetes treatment(14:42)
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Researchers have found that a newly tested medical device, called "Sleeveballoon", mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control.
- Kerala fails to get medics from reserved category(00:10)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 (IANS) Unable to get qualified personnel from the Scheduled Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC) category to fill up 25 posts for Assistant Surgeons/Casualty Medical Officer, the Kerala Public Service Commission has issued notification, third since December 2014, inviting applications for the posts.
- Much needs to be done on health front: CNNS(17:52)
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India has made some progress in reducing child malnutrition, but a lot needs to be done, according to the first Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) survey, released recently.
- Coffee bean extracts can cut fat-induced inflammation(12:04)
New York, Oct 13 (IANS) Coffee is beneficial for health we all know, but unused coffee bean extracts can also help reduce fat-induced inflammation in the cells and improved glucose absorption and insulin sensitivity, find researchers.
- Spurt in dengue cases in UP; principal secy among infected(18:26)
Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) With the threat of dengue looming large in Uttar Pradesh's capital, 433 people have been confirmed to be affected by the disease here since January including Navneet Sehgal, principal secretary, Khadi Gram Udyog.
- Eye drops show promise for treating dry eye disease(14:10)
New York, Oct 12 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified the presence of a specific type of antibody, called anti-citrullinated protein autoantibodies, or ACPAs, in human tear fluid.