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Tripura takes steps to check malaria outbreak (4 minutes ago)
Agartala, Sep 25 (IANS) The Tripura government has undertaken steps to check any malaria outbreak in the state after six people died due to the mosquito-borne disease, a Minister said here on Tuesday.

Even one fracture can reduce your bone density (20 minutes ago)
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) Breaking a bone can cause bone density losses throughout the body, not just close to the site of the fracture and primarily around the time of the fracture, results from two studies have showed.

Beating malnutrition; health awareness seeps into interiors of Bengal (Social Feature) (12:58)
By Binita Das
Purulia, Sep 25 (IANS) Shruti Roy, a chubby seven-month-old baby of Loharsole village in this West Bengal district bordering Jharkhand, is a far cry from all-too-familiar pictures of malnourished children. And as awareness grows among the shy and conservative pregnant women and lactating mothers of this region, more and more infants now resemble Shruti.

Former content moderator sues Facebook over mental trauma (12:14)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Sep 25 (IANS) A former content moderator at Facebook has sued the company alleging that moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking giant.

Patna doctors' strike enters 2nd day, 12 patients dead (11:32)
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) A strike called by junior doctors of a hospital here entered the second day on Tuesday even as 12 patients died in the last 24 hours, officials said.

Anti-polio drive targeting 10 mn children begins in Pakistan (22:54)
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) A fresh anti-polio campaign targeting over 10 million children started in Pakistan on Monday, the media reported.

SC to hear plea on female genital mutilation among Bohras (Lead) (20:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a Constitution Bench a plea questioning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Height linked to varicose veins: Study (19:12)
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Tall people are more likely to develop varicose veins, characterised by swollen, twisted veins that can be seen just under the surface of the skin, usually in the legs, finds a new study.

'Jayalalitha was unwell for a year, why raise issue about Parrikar's health' (18:22)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Defending the continuance of the ailing Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister of Goa, Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Monday said J. Jayalalitha continued to be the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu despite being unwell for a year and a half.

Maternal cannabis use likely to trigger early indulgence in kids (18:12)
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Children whose mothers use marijuana are more likely to start smoking weed an average of two years earlier, which can lead to severe neuropsychiatric and social consequences, according to a new study.

Man gets new life in Kolkata's second heart transplant (18:10)
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) A 51-year-old man from Kolkata was given a new lease of life after doctors at a private hospital conducted city's second successful heart transplant here on Monday.

Play golf to boost longevity, cut stroke risk (17:00)IANS Photo Service
London, Sep 24 (IANS) Want a long life? Playing golf regularly can boost longevity as well as reduce the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, a panel of international experts has claimed, while stressing on the need to make the sport more inclusive.

13 Indians, Israelis with blind climbers, scale Mt. Kilimanjaro (16:39)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) In an unique adventure sports initiative, a group of blind and able-bodied climbers from India and Israel have scaled the world's fourth highest and Africa's tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, an organiser said here on Monday.

Smaller implanted heart valves may increase health risks (16:26)
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Patients who underwent a minimally invasive, catheter-based approach to replace the aortic valve experienced inadequate blood flow because the prosthetic valves were too small, finds a research.

Goa cabinet rejig: Ailing ministers dropped, 2 BJP MLAs to be sworn in (14:10)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Two ailing ministers in the BJP-led coalition government were dropped from the Goa cabinet on Monday, to make way for the induction of two others from the party into the the 12-member cabinet.

SC Constitution Bench to hear plea on FGM amongst Dawoodi Bohra community (12:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a Constitution Bench a plea questioning the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevalent in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination drive (12:22)IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Sep 24 (IANS) Afghan health authorities on Monday launched a five-day polio vaccination drive in some of the country's most high-risk provinces.

Menstrual hygiene campaign changes lives in rural Bengal (Social Feature) (11:16)
By Binita Das
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Kiran Bauri, a teenaged Class 12 student of Dhurohi village in West Bengal's Purulia district, has been for years using her limited pocket money to educate local women about the health benefits of using sanitary napkins.

Former BCCI chief B.N. Dutt dead (10:40)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President B.N. Dutt died at his south Kolkata residence on Monday following respiratory ailments, family sources said.

Swaraj has gruelling schedule at UNGA session (10:04)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will see more action on the sidelines of the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session this week than in its chamber, as she keeps up a gruelling schedule of one-on-one meetings with some 30 leaders and participation in several multilateral meetings.

HIV diagnoses in Australia dips by 7%: Study (09:26)
Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) HIV diagnoses in Australia have hit a five-year low, with a significant drop among homosexual and bisexual men, latest figures from a major study released on Monday said.

Ayushman Bharat will prove jumla: Kejriwal (23:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Calling it a personal relations exercise, Aam Aadmi Party head Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the Centre's Ayushman Bharat scheme will prove to be another 'jumla'.

Healthcare scheme to benefit 15.50 lakh families in Haryana (21:44)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) that aims to provide health coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh per family annually, benefiting 15.50 lakh poor families in the state.

Arunachal CM launches universal healthcare scheme (20:06)IANS Photo Service
Itanagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday dedicated the Chief Minister Aarogya Arunachal Yojana (CMAAY), a universal healthcare scheme of the state government, to the people of the state.

Empowerment is a gift you give yourself: Milind Soman at Pinkathon (17:58)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A team of visually challenged girls, hearing impaired girls, cancer 'sheroes', 'baby-wearing' mothers and senior citizens were among the participants at the sixth edition of Pinkathon here on Sunday. Actor and Pinkathon founder Milind Soman says ladies need to realise that a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women.

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