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UN body urges peace in Yemen, readies emergency supplies (20:14)
Rome, Nov 15 (IANS) The Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) urged the international community on Thursday to end the conflict in Yemen as the humanitarian agency planned a major scale-up of its food aid assistance for the war-torn nation.

Hot bath may improve inflammation, metabolism: Study (20:00)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) If you are unable to exercise, a hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels, particularly in overweight men, suggests a new study.

Migraines that affect vision may increase irregular heartbeat risk (18:44)
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of irregular heartbeat, and as a result stroke, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin.

Jharkhand declared ODF on 18th foundation day (18:38)IANS Photo Service
Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Jharkhand was declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on its Statehood Day on Thursday and seven districts were announced to be fully electrified.

IKEA to turn pollution-causing rice straws into products in India (17:12)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to reduce global air pollution, Swedish home furnishing company IKEA on Thursday announced its plan to turn rice straws into a new renewable material source for its products.

Healthians to hire 1,500 phlebotomists, lab technicians by 2019 (17:12)
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) In a bid to expand business geography, home diagnostic service provider Healthians on Thursday announced that it is set to hire 1,500 employees in the next 12 months.

Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk (16:40)
New York, Nov 15 (IANS) Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, suggests a new study.

Why music is used as a potential sleep aid? (16:18)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Besides its potential to help reduce anxiety as well as the negative effects of physical pain, a new study suggests that music might serve as a cheap, non-pharmaceutical sleep aid for people facing difficulty in getting proper sleep.

Indian student dies of flu in Dubai (15:12)
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) A 17-year-old Indian girl studying in a Dubai school has died after contracting flu, making it the second such death in two weeks, authorities said.

Baby delivered after pregnant mother killed in London (03:50)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) British doctors said on Wednesday that they have saved the life of an unborn baby after his mother was shot dead with a crossbow in her east London home.

Focus on under-nutrition among children at meet on nutrition challenges (22:04)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The third National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges meet which was held here on Wednesday focused on under-nutrition among children, anaemia and diarrhoea and newer strategies to be brought in under Poshan Abhiyaan to tackle and eradicate them.

Ganga Ram Hospital bathed in blue light on World Diabetes Day (21:36)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) In order to create awareness among people about Diabetes, city-based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was bathed in blue light to mark the World Diabetes Day on Wednesday, November 14.

Citizenship Bill spurring Assam youth to take up arms: Congress (19:26)IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said that the admission by the Assam's police brass that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was spurring the youth to take up arms proved the BJP government's failure to protect the state's interest.

Delhi's air quality improves to 'very poor', may worsen (Lead) (18:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The air quality of the national capital and the regions around it, which on Wednesday improved to 'very poor' from 'severe' due to overnight rains, may again drop, warn monitoring agencies.

Probiotics can help increase bone density: Study (17:44)
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Treatment with good bacteria widely used in probiotic supplements can strengthen bones, especially in females, finds a study that may develop novel ways of treating bone loss condition osteoporosis.

3-4 cups of coffee daily may keep diabetes at bay (15:42)IANS Photo Service
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can lower your risk of developing Type-2 diabetes by nearly 25 per cent, suggests a study.

4-year-old Indian boy returning from Umrah dies on flight (15:18)
Abu Dhabi, Nov 14 (IANS) A four-year-old Indian boy died on a flight due to epileptic seizures on his way back from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah with his family.

Surgical menopause can worsen insomnia (14:00)
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) While insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, undergoing surgical menopause is likely to worsen the sleep disorder, warns a new study.

How Facebook aids in promoting alcohol abuse (12:54)IANS Photo Service
New York, Nov 14 (IANS) Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments from users, according to a research.

Legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica dies (10:44)
Mexico City, Nov 14 (IANS) Chile born legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica, who made Mexico his home for half a century, has died, his family said. He was 90.

Fish import ban will be an irritant to Goa's travel & tourism: Trade body (19:38)
Panaji, Nov 13 (IANS) The six-month ban on import of fish, due to the scare involving use of formalin to preserve fish being sold in Goa, is a "irritant" to the travel and tourism industry in Goa, said Savio Messias, head of the state's leading travel and tourism body, on Tuesday.

Thai government approves legalization of cannabis for medical purposes (19:30)
Bangkok, Nov 13 (IANS) The Thai government on Tuesday approved a reform to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis, which would make it the first Southeast Asian country to do so.

Odisha's health sector gets Rs 2,750 cr investment commitments (19:18)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Nov 13 (IANS) Odisha's health sector received investment commitments worth Rs 2,750 crore, while the MSME sector got about Rs 1,177 crore worth of proposals during the third day of the 'Make in Odisha' Conclave on Tuesday.

Goans eating burgers fearing formalin-laced fish: BJP MLA (19:16)
Panaji, Nov 13 (IANS) Goans have stopped eating their regular meals and have switched from fish to burgers, KFC or Shawarma due to an ongoing formalin scare, Deputy Speaker and ruling BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Tuesday.

Obesity may cause depression even in absence of health issues (16:50)
London, Nov 13 (IANS) Overweight and obese people may be at increased risk of depression, even in the absence of other health problems, warns new research.

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