Alappuzha's dirty secret: Lauded by UN, NGOs -- but 'Venice of East' still stinks (13:04)
By Nikhil M. Babu
Alappuzha (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) Standing atop a wall, 37-year-old Sabu Vijayan, an Alappuzha municipality sanitation worker, was singing as he used a long metal pipe to break a thick layer of waste floating on the two-metre-wide canal below him.
Aretha Franklin cancels concerts due to health concerns (12:24)
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has cancelled her two upcoming concerts on her doctor's orders.
Stay in shape to cut heart disease risk (12:08)
London, March 18 (IANS) If you thought it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, think again! A new study of nearly 300,000 people has found that unhealthy weight gain can raise risk of heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.
Urological cancer linked to increased risk of suicide (11:04)
London, March 18 (IANS) Patients with urological cancer such as prostate, bladder or kidney cancer are five times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, new research has found.
Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi (09:42)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) It was a pleasant Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 14.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the weather office said.
Keep stomach calm with ginger, fennel seeds (06:54)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Eating out and binging on fast food is a common problem, which may upset bowel movements.
Temperature rises in Delhi, air quality improves (Lead) (21:26)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The national capital on Saturday saw rise in minimum temperature while the maximum temperature was recorded at 31.2 degree Celsius, same as the day before. The IMD said that the mercury will rise towards Sunday and the sky would remain partly cloudy.
Factory owner held for manufacturing spurious medicines (20:36)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi Police arrested a factory owner and his associate on the charge of manufacturing spurious medicines here, police said on Saturday.
Leopard mortality on rise, 21 more die in March (19:30)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) At least 21 more leopards lost their lives in the first half of March, taking the toll to 127 this year, according to the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI).
Lalu admitted to hospital after chest pain complaint (19:10)
Ranchi, March 17 (IANS) RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad was admitted to a hospital here on Saturday for treatment after he complained of chest pain.
New nano fibre material may prevent infectious diseases (18:22)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Scientists have developed a highly efficient and durable bacteria-and virus-killing material which may be integrated into personal protective equipment (PPE) in the near future to prevent the outbreak of emerging infectious diseases.
Experimental obesity drug may prevent kidney stones (15:54)
Tokyo, March 17 (IANS) Japanese scientists have found that an experimental obesity drug can potentially prevent the formation of kidney stones in mice, a finding that paves the way to develop medications to prevent the condition in at-risk individuals.
New AI system can diagnose prostate cancer just good as pathologists (15:18)
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new learning artificial intelligence (AI) system which can diagnose and identify cancerous prostate samples as accurately as any pathologist.
Alzheimer's patients may benefit from cell therapy (15:16)
New York, March 17 (IANS) Transplanting a special type of neuron into the Alzheimer's brain can restore memory and other cognitive functions, a study has revealed that can lead to new treatment.
Omega-3 levels may better predict mortality risk than cholesterol (14:32)
London, March 17 (IANS) Measuring the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids present in the blood may indicate the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and mortality more profoundly than serum cholesterol, researchers have claimed.
Online intervention helps teenage moms deal with depression (14:24)
New York, March 17 (IANS) If you are a teenage mom and suffering from depression, an online intervention may help as it can improve your depression treatment rates, a new study suggests.
New mobile application can reduce stroke risk (13:30)
London, March 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new mobile application that can detect atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, and can timely prevent heart-related complications.
Pentavalent vaccine: Doctors raise red flag (12:22)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Pentavalent vaccine (PV), that was introduced by India a little over six years ago, doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to the DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus) vaccine, according to a new study that calls for a "rigorous review of the deaths following vaccination with PV".
Clear Saturday morning in Delhi (09:50)
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) It was a clear Saturday morning in the national capital with minimum temperature recorded at 17.5 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the weatherman said.
Rain lashes Bengaluru, hits normal life (Second Lead) (22:04)
Bengaluru, March 16 (IANS) Bengaluru was lashed by rain on Friday, leading to traffic snarls and flooding of low-lying areas in the state capital, a weather official said.
Delhi to see gradual rise in mercury before another respite (Lead) (21:28)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) As Delhi residents on Friday saw further respite from heat, weather analysts said that they expect mercury to rise gradually before another respite due next week with possibility of rain showers.
Health initiatives will fulfil Swasth Bharat dream by 2022: Minister (21:24)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Friday said that the National Health Policy and Ayushman Bharat will fulfil the dream of a Swasth Bharat (healthy India) by 2022.
Government amends 30-year-old forest policy to focus on climate change (19:52)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Union Environment Ministry has come up with a new forest policy that focuses on climate change mitigation and reducing threats like wild fires, encroachment and man-animal conflict.
Microplastics contamination in bottled water not alarming: FSSAI (19:32)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Friday said the findings of a US-based NGO about microplastics contamination in bottled water in India were not alarming as there was no known health hazards due to it.
Multi-hazard early warning system for disaster management in Odisha (19:18)
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) The Odisha government will develop an integrated multi-hazard early warning system for better disaster management which will improve the quality, prediction ability and response capacity of the Odisha Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) in dealing with natural disasters, an official said on Friday.