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Delhi's air pollution spikes, severe in some regions (20:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The National Capital saw a sudden spike in the air-pollution on Saturday, a day after Dussehera.

Delhi's Dwarka chokes as garbage burning releases toxic gases (20:36)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Residents of Dwarka sub-city on Saturday took out a protest march as open burning of garbage continued, spewing toxic fumes and worsening the air quality to "severe-plus or emergency".

CWC monitoring Brahmaputra, Siang rivers (18:40) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Central Water Commission (CWC) officials are closely monitoring the water levels in the Brahmaputra and Siang following fears about sudden bursting of an artificial lake formed by a landslide on the Tibetan side a few days ago.

Indonesia ignored warning about soil instability before quake (18:08)
Jakarta, Oct 20 (IANS) Geologists had warned Indonesian authorities regarding soil instability in the region on Sulawesi Island that was affected by an earthquake and a tsunami in September, experts said on Saturday.

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study (18:02)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness.

Father's nicotine exposure linked to child's poor cognition: Study (15:46)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found in their study on mice.

Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study (13:12)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high.

Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study.

How school support may help ADHD children (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) One-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation may improve academic outcomes of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.

Misty Saturday morning in Delhi (09:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) It was a misty morning in the national capital on Saturday with minimum temperature settling at 17.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.

Delhi will soon become a gas chamber: Kejriwal (23:08)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday flayed the Centre and the neighbouring state governments for their inaction to stop stubble burning and said that "Delhi will become a gas chamber".

Delhi's air very-poor, may turn severe (21:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The national Capital and the regions around it continue to suffer a "very-poor" air quality on Friday, which according to experts, may worsen due to combined effects of Dussehera and meteorological reasons such as low winds in Delhi.

North-East states alerted after landslide on Brahmaputra upstream (21:00)
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian states through which the river Brahmaputra flows have been alerted to take precautionary measures following a landslide in the mainstream of the Yarlong Zangbo, as the river is known in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

109 affected by zika virus in Jaipur (20:48)
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) The total number of patients affeted by the zika virus in the city is 109, state health officials said.

New tool can track your alertness at work (18:36)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) To track level of alertness during work, a team of researchers has developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.

Novel method to deliver drugs to the brain (18:32)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain.

Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk: Study (18:28)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- are at an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, according to a new study.

Copenhagen to host C40 Mayors Summit (17:02)
Copenhagen, Oct 19 (IANS) Lord Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen on Friday announced to host the C40 Mayors Summit in October 2019.

Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk (15:34)
Toronto, Oct 19 (IANS) If you are smoking marijuana then you are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or stroke, a new study has found.

Aerobic exercises may help reduce depression (15:30)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Supervised aerobic exercises have large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression, an analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials suggests.

MSC Cruises orders four deluxe cruise liners (13:50)
Genova (Italy), Oct 19 (IANS/AKI) Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri said it has signed an agreement with MSC Cruises - the worlds largest privately-owned cruise company - for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships at a cost of over 2 billion euros.

Harry, Meghan go barefoot on Sydney beach (12:30) IANS Photo Service
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Friday ditched their shoes on the iconic Bondi beach as they joined an Australian group raising mental health awareness.

Piyush Goyal to receive US university award for rural electrification effort (12:14) IANS Photo Service
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) India's Union Minister Piyush Goyal will on Friday receive the prestigious Carnot Prize from the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania in recognition of his work for rural electrification while he held the power and renewable energy portfolios.

Importance of rehabilitation care post road accident (Medical Notes) (11:08)
By Dr. Vijay Janagama
Road traffic accidents have become far more common in the past few decades. Young adults between 19 and 29 are more at risk. According to one estimate, two million people are left with physical disabilities due to accidents.

Indonesia quake, tsunami: 70 children still remain missing (10:50) IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, Oct 19 (IANS) At least 70 children were still reported missing after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island last month, authorities said on Friday.

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