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Gujarat children getting expired polio vaccine: Congress (23:50)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP government in Gujarat of administering expired and unusable polio vaccine to the children in state and said it is a criminal act of negligence, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiate an "inquiry" into it.

Don't panic, H1N1 is curable: SKIMS chief to Kashmiris (20:12)
Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The super specialty tertiary care of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here is fully equipped to treat H1N1 flu patients and people should not panic about this as it is a fully curable infection.

Odisha to launch vaccination campaign to combat Japanese Encephalitis (19:20)
Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government will launch a massive vaccination drive to combat killer Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in 13 districts of the state, said an official on Saturday.

N.D. Tiwari becomes unresponsive, shifted to ICU (18:26)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Datt Tiwari on Saturday became unresponsive when he was being given physiotherapy and was shifted to a hospital here.

Usher's genital herpes lawsuit dismissed (17:10)
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) A lawsuit filed against singer Usher, in which he was accused of failing to warn the plaintiff of his reported herpes, has been dismissed.

Fresh outbreak of bird flu detected in South Korea (16:48)
Seoul, Nov 18 (IANS) South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Saturday said it had detected a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a farm in the country's south and ordered the culling of 12,300 fowls as a preventive measure.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality (Nov 13-19 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week) (16:20)
By Gokul Bhagabati
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic world in which even common infections would once again become incurable.

Indian girl dies in Abu Dhabi (16:04)
Abu Dhabi, Nov 18 (IANS) A five-year-old Indian girl died here after suffering from fever for a week.

Tree-lined neighbourhood may help in reducing asthma risk (14:36)
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Started experiencing breathing problems due to excessive pollution in the air surrounding your home? It is time to shift your abode to a neighbourhood with more green spaces.

Computer brain training may cut dementia risk by 29% (13:54)
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) A computer brain training exercise designed to improve the speed and accuracy of visual attention can help seniors reduce risk of dementia by nearly a third, suggest results of a 10-year study.

Google Glass returns from the dead as tool to help kids with autism (12:24)
New York, Nov 18 (IANS) Those who declared Google Glass a failure perhaps spoke too soon as it is now resurfacing as a tool to help children with autism improve their social skills.

Karnataka private doctors return to work; treat out-patients (12:00)
Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their five-day strike on Friday.

Rain improves Delhi's air (11:20)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region improved on Saturday to the "poor" level following overnight rain as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. Another government department, however, placed the air quality at "moderate".

Umpire Kettleborough to miss 3rd day's play (09:50)
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) On-field English umpire Richard Kettleborough pulled out of third day's play between India and Sri Lanka on Saturday due to a throat infection.

New findings may improve chemotherapy in cancer treatment (06:58)
Chicago, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs and to knock out this mending function may increase the potency of certain chemotherapy drugs in treatment of cancer.

New global effort launched to end TB by 2030: WHO (06:16)
Geneva, Nov 18 (IANS) Delegates from 114 countries have agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the WHO said.

Karnataka doctors end strike on court directive, government assurance (22:14)
Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Private doctors in Karnataka on Friday called off their five-day-long strike on a high court directive and the state government's assurance to modify provisions in the amendment bill on the functioning of private hospitals across the state.

EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport (Lead) (20:54)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution.

EPCA writes to Delhi government, stresses on augmented public transport (20:30)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court-monitored Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) for NCR on Friday wrote to the Delhi government and stressed the need for augmented public transport system and collaborative action to curb pollution.

28-year-old brain dead gives life to three (20:10)
Noida, Nov 17 (IANS) A 28-year-old Assistant Professor of architecture at a renowned institute in Gurugram gave a new lease of life to three people on Friday after his family agreed to donate his five organs -- liver, corneas and both kidneys.

These modified postures are safe, beneficial for expecting moms (Nov 17 is World Prematurity Day) (19:30)
By Akshar
This Prematurity Day, lets bring everyone's attention to how crucial the issue of premature birth is. Its been a leading cause of death in children below the age of five. Babies born too early are more prone to have long-term health issues.

Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk (19:18)
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Are you a dog lover? Your care and compassion for pets, especially dogs, can help you stay away from heart diseases.

CM misrepresented facts on port's coal-handling expansion: Goa Congress (18:34)
Panaji, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress Goa unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of "misrepresenting" facts on the proposed expansion of the coal handling facilties at the state's only major port.

'Drug-resistant organisms causing spike in infectious diseases' (18:28)
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Multi Drug Resistant organisms that cause deadly infections are spreading resulting in community-acquired infections, reveals a new study by city's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SRGH).

Stressed? You could be making risky decisions (18:26)
New York, Nov 17 (IANS) If you are going through stressful circumstances, it is advisable that you reconsider your decisions once again. People usually tend to make risky and abnormal decisions under chronic stress, a new study has found.

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