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New biomedically useful 'painless' adhesive can be detached with light (7 minutes ago)
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) A novel painless adhesive that works even on wet surfaces can soon make the removal of band-aids a lot less painful, says an international team of researchers.

Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse (14:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study.

Striking doctors may face ESMA: Manipur CM (14:18) IANS Photo Service
Imphal, Dec 15 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said here on Saturday that the government might deal with the striking doctors of the J.N. Institute Medical Science under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA.

Experimental HIV vaccine found effective in monkeys: Study (13:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Scientists have found that an experimental HIV vaccine strategy could be effective in non-human primates.

Novel use for graphene found -- detecting brain disorders (12:02)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) Graphene, a form of carbon and the super-strong, ultra-light material discovered in 2004, enables flexible electronic components, enhances solar cell capacity, and promises to revolutionise batteries. Now scientists have added one more use to this list.

Leveraging community leaders to build resilience against climate change in urban areas (Comment) (10:58)
By Vineeth Menon and Shreejith Borthakur
While cities cover only two per cent of the global land area, they contribute around 70 per cent of the global greenhouse emissions, one of the main drivers of climate change.

Cold wave intensifies in J&K (10:06) IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Dec 15 (IANS) The cold wave has intensified in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday with the minimum temperatures dropping several notches below the freezing point, the weather office said.

Shallow fog on Saturday, air quality remains 'poor' (09:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) People in the national capital woke up to a cold Saturday morning with shallow fog, with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, while the air quality remained in the 'poor' category, the weather office said.

HC quashes Centre's ban on oxytocin drug production, sale (Lead) (01:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside a Central government order restraining private companies from manufacturing and selling oxytocin drug.

Over 10 kg elephant tusk recovered in Bengal (23:52)
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) About 10.5 kgs of elephant tusk was recovered in Bengal and two persons were arrested, an official said on Friday.

Delhi's air quality remains 'poor' (22:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi on Friday remained "poor" and it is expected to slip into "very poor" category on Saturday as the effect of rainfall would be over, the weather office said.

Negotiations at UN climate summit still on; India seems confident (21:08)
By Vishal Gulati
Katowice (Poland), Dec 14 (IANS) As the COP24 climate summit draws to a close late Friday, negotiators are still grappling to agree on a significant commitment to strengthen the climate pledges of all countries by 2020, negotiators said.

Cannabis-based drug may help in motor neuron disease: Lancet (19:22)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A cannabis-based drug may help ease muscle movement for people suffering from motor neuron disease, the results of a clinical trial have shown.

Bottling up your emotions can affect your immunity: Study (18:54)
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Teenagers who tend to suppress their emotions or stress can significantly impact their health which can affect their immunity levels later, according to a new study.

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Odisha (18:14)
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said that a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal would trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha.

Protein to combat Ebola discovered in humans (17:52)
New York, Dec 14 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps in fighting the Ebola virus.

Karnataka to seek review of NGT order on lake revival (17:24)
Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) Karnataka will seek a review of the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) December 6 order asking the state government to deposit Rs 500 crore in an escrow account for the revival of lakes in Bengaluru, a senior official said on Friday.

Palaniswami urges PM to withdraw Dam Safety Bill, calls it unconstitutional (17:24) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the Dam Safety Bill, 2018 introduced in the Lok Sabha as it impinges on the state's rights and termed it as unconstitutional.

Evening walk may not cause sleep issues as previously thought (16:20)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Engaging in moderate physical activity including walking, cycling or jogging in the evening does not cause sleep problems, suggest researchers.

Over 1,000 institutions to shun fossil fuels (16:10)
By Vishal Gulati
Katowice (Poland), Dec 14 (IANS) Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth $8 trillion have committed to phasing out fossil fuels, says a report.

HC quashes Centre's ban on oxytocin drug production, sale (15:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside a Central Government order restraining private companies from manufacturing and selling oxytocin drug.

Google's new AI model to help detect diabetic retinopathy (15:30) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Google has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that can detect diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human retinal specialists, the technology giant said.

Cinema, museums may ward off depression risk in elderly (14:34)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Regular exposure to cultural activities like cinema, theatre or museums can keep older adults away from depression, finds a new study.

Climate change, ocean change happening: Commonwealth Secretary-General (14:22)
By Vishal Gulati IANS Photo Service
Katowice (Poland), Dec 14 (IANS) Climate change and ocean change is already happening globally. This can no longer be denied. One degree of global warming has already occurred, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said.

Decarbonisation or Destabilisation? Trust gap widens as time narrows at COP24 (Comment) (14:06)
By Rajendra Shende
"Since I last addressed the COP in 2009, Ive been deposed in a coup, thrown into jail, and forced into exile. But almost 10 years since I was last at these climate negotiations, I must say, nothing much seems to have changed," said Mohammad Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, adding: "We are still using the same old, dinosaur language." He is now back again to for the negotiations at COP24 and started exploring more effective, urgent and enhanced ambitious targets.

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