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Trump suggests he won't back bipartisan healthcare measure (05:54)
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump raised doubts on Wednesday about his support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week in exchange for states' getting greater flexibility regulating health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

European volunteers celebrate Diwali with plantation drive near Hyderabad (21:40)
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) European volunteers of the not-for-profit Heartfulness Institute on Wednesday planted more than 500 saplings at Kanha Shantivanam near here to celebrate Diwali.

31 dead, over 14,500 dengue cases reported in Bengal (21:40)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year.

Now, a mobile phone-mounted device for quick malaria detection (21:06)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds, says an Indian researchers' team, which has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.

UAE warns citizens against travel to Madagascar (20:02)
Dubai, Oct 18 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has warned its citizens against travel to Madagascar after the reported outbreak of pneumonic plague in the African country.

Minister orders central probe into Jharkhand girl's starvation death (19:08) IANS Photo Service
Ranchi/Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A central probe has been ordered into the starvation death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand, official sources said on Wednesday even as the opposition flayed the Raghubar Das government on the matter.

South Indian, NE fermented foods can address mineral deficiency (18:14)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) South Indian foods based on fermentation and as well recipes from northeast India are excellent for absorption of minerals like zinc and iron and can address mineral deficiency, experts say.

Avoid make-up products, anti-acne creams during pregnancy (18:06)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Expectant mothers in their first trimester must not use any sort of cosmetics, cleaning agents and medicines to protect the fetal brain development from chemicals that can trigger autism and health of the baby. Stay away from make-up products like lipsticks, lipbalms and anti-acne creams, say experts.

Previously pregnant donor may up death risk in men (17:50)
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Men receiving blood transfusions may be at an increased risk of death if the donor is a woman who had been pregnant in the past, according to a study.

Novel compound found to suppress HIV effectively (17:28)
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists have shown that a novel compound effectively suppresses production of HIV in chronically infected cells and prevents viral rebound.

Antiretroviral therapy for HIV may damage kids' brains (16:42)
Johannesburg, Oct 18 (IANS) HIV infection alters brain development in young children even when they adhere to antiretroviral treatment early in life, researchers say.

This exercise can boost brain power (Lead) (15:26)
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that practicing what is known as a "dual n-back" exercise can lead to improvement in working memory, which is what people rely on to temporarily hold details in their mind like phone numbers and directions.

Girl dies at Patna AIIMS for lack of treatment, RJD demands probe (14:56)
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) As a 9-year-old girl died at Patna AIIMS while her poor father completed the formalities for her treatment and an official posted at the counter refused to help him, the opposition RJD on Wednesday demanded a high-level probe into the matter.

Hypertension may up heart valve disorder risk (14:40)
London, Oct 18 (IANS) People with high blood pressure may be at an increased risk of developing common heart valve disorder, researchers said.

Apple Watch app notification saves US man's life (13:30) IANS Photo Service
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A man in US has claimed an Apple Watch app notification saved his life after it detected signs of a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs and alerted him to get medical attention.

This exercise can boost brain power (12:58)
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that practicing what is known as a "dual n-back" exercise can lead to improvement in working memory, which is what people rely on to temporarily hold details in their mind like phone numbers and directions.

Indian, Russian scientists craft gold nanostars to destroy cancer cells (11:46)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Scientists from India and Russia have crafted star-shaped gold nanoparticles that can selectively destroy cancer cells. These stable, inexpensive and non-toxic particles will also make it possible to detect cancer at an early stage.

'Future smart foods can promote nutrition security in the Himalayas' (11:08)
By Imran Khan
Patna, Oct 18 (IANS) With climate change a reality and the latest Global Hunger Index revealing a horrific scenario for the world's mountain people in developing countries in South Asia, including India, promoting genetic plant diversity in the mountains can be one important step to battle food insecurity.

Trump endorses short-term bipartisan fix for ObamaCare (03:48) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed support for a bipartisan initiative to restore the ObamaCare subsidies he suspended last week.

HC tells striking sanitation workers to not obstruct others (20:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the striking sanitation workers of civic agencies not to obstruct other workers from discharging their duties such as cleaning garbage, saying it imperils the lives of citizens.

Gensets banned as Delhi cracks down on alarming air pollution (Lead) (20:06)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) All diesel generators, except those in hospitals and Metro stations, were on Tuesday banned in Delhi, the Badarpur thermal power plant was shut and Delhites were told to put on masks as air quality in the capital crossed the dangerous red level ahead of Diwali and winter.

This tool can better identify breast cancer risk (19:04)
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.

Stress just as unhealthy as junk food (17:40)
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) If you are reeling under work pressure, find ways to relax. Researchers have found that stress may be just as harmful to your body as a really bad diet.

Ovarian cancers originate in fallopian tubes: Study (16:32)
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Almost all ovarian cancers begin, not in the ovaries, but in the fallopian tubes attached to them, finds a study.

How seizures may lead to memory loss (16:24)
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to memory loss and other cognitive deficits,

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