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Bridge course should not be made mandatory: Parliamentary panel (23:55)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bridge course should not be made mandatory to promote medical pluralism, fees should be regulated for 50 per cent seats in private medical colleges and a common database should be created for all human resource working in the healthcare sector, as per a Parliamentary panel about the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

Italian PM urges politicians to safeguard citizens' interests (23:12)
Rome, March 20 (IANS/AKI) Italian politics are "in a transitional phase" and it is crucial to keep "the general interests of citizens" to the fore at this time, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.

GE Power awarded contract by NTPC to install first FGD system (23:06)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) GE Power India on Tuesday said that it has been awarded a contract worth Rs 309 crore ($47.50 million) by NTPC to install its "Flue Gas Desulphurization" (FGD) system at the phase-I of Super Thermal Power Project (STPP) in Telangana.

Respite from heat, light rains likely in Delhi (Lead) (22:50)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) After two consecutive hot days, the national capital may see respite from heat towards Wednesday with three to four degrees drop in maximum temperature, the weather department said.

Dams in India did more harm than good, says UN Water report (20:22)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Sounding a warning that over five billion people across the globe may run into water shortage, a United Nations report has pointed out that dams in India have done more harm than good to the cause of water security.

Nine new osteoarthritis genes discovered (18:48)
London, March 20 (IANS) Researchers have discovered nine novel genes for osteoarthritis that may open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilitating disease in the future.

'Diabetes drug can cut build-up of liver fat' (17:36)
Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) A drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes could potentially help in reducing liver fat in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and high blood sugar, according to the results of an early trial.

Poor dental health linked to diabetes risk (17:34)
New York, March 20 (IANS) You may be at an increased risk of diabetes if you are not taking care of your dental health, warns a new study which suggests that dental examination may provide a way to identify the risk for developing the disease.

New human antibody may improve malaria prevention efforts (16:30)
New York, March 20 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new human antibody that, when tested in mice, prevented malaria infection by binding a specific portion of a surface protein found in almost all strains of the malaria parasite worldwide.

Twitter India steps in to bridge blood donation gap (15:08) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, March 20 (IANS) Aiming to create more awareness and bridge the demand-supply gap for blood units in India, Twitter India on Tuesday launched a new social initiative called #BloodMatters.

Last male northern white rhino dies (13:44) IANS Photo Service
Nairobi, March 20 (IANS) The world's last surviving male northern white rhino who lived in Kenya, has died after months of ill health, his caretakers said on Tuesday.

Lap-band surgery may lower chronic knee pain (13:22)
New York, March 20 (IANS) Obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomach to restrict food intake not only lose weight but will also suffer less from arthritic knee pain, a new study suggests.

Healthy office spaces promote healthy lifestyles (Health Tips) (11:16)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Managed and serviced co-working spaces go an extra step to promote a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that employees who work in a healthy environment usually enjoy good well-being, increased productivity and a positive outlook towards the company.

World could see 140mn climate migrants by 2050: Report (10:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Three densely populated regions of the world, including South Asia, could see internal climate migrants of over 140 million people in the next three decades if climate change impacts continue, a new World Bank Group report finds.

Clear Tuesday morning in Delhi (09:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) It was clear Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said.

Delhi's crop area falls by 52%, fertility among lowest in country: Survey (22:14)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Gross cropped area in the city has fallen by 52 per cent compared to 2000-01 and Total Fertility Rate (TFR) at 1.6 is among the lowest in the country, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18, tabled in the Delhi Assembly on Monday.

Odisha to set up 19 hospitals under PPP mode (21:14)
Bhubaneswar, March 19 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to establish, on the PPP mode, 19 hospitals in 18 districts on the parameters of backwardness in health indicators, an official said on Monday.

Punjab to ban hookah bars (19:18) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday decided to impose a ban on hookah bars across the state instead of issuing temporary orders against their operation every two months.

Mediterranean diet may boost bone density in elderly women (19:16)
Rio de Janeiro, March 19 (IANS) Consuming a Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat -- may boost bones and muscle mass in postmenopausal women, a study suggests.

E-cigarettes can be injurious for your liver (19:16)
New York, March 19 (IANS) If you are using e-cigarettes then stop doing so. A new study indicates that exposure of e-cigarettes is associated with higher risk of non-alcohol fatty liver diseases.

Per capita expenditure on education, health up in Delhi: Survey (17:46)
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Per capita expenditure by the government on education and health has risen in Delhi in 2016-17 while Total Fertility Rate at 1.6 was among the lowest in India, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18 tabled in Delhi Assembly on Monday.

Now, Punjab to recruit MBBS doctors on full pay scale (17:42)
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) To overcome shortage of medical staff, the Punjab cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Monday decided that MBBS doctors will now get their full salaries, including all allowances, during probation too.

New male birth control pill found safe and effective (16:18)
Washington, March 19 (IANS) In a major step forward in the development of a once-daily "male pill", researchers have found an experimental oral contraceptive to be safe in men with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.

Men with low sperm count at increased risk of illness (14:58)
London, March 19 (IANS) Low sperm count is not just limited to infertility, it may also put men at increased risk of illness, according to a new study.

Why breastfeeding is important for high-birthweight infants (14:56)
Seoul, March 19 (IANS) New mothers, take note. If you are breastfeeding your high-birthweight infants, you may probably be protecting them from being overweight or obese in childhood, a new study suggests.

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