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Haryana bans new pyrolysis plants (25 minutes ago)
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study in the local effects caused on health and environment by them is completed, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

A little sugar in elderly can improve memory: Study (21:16)
London, July 19 (IANS) For older adults (over 60), increase in sugar levels can improve memory and make them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity, according to new research.

Mamata announces compensation for three injured in Modi's Bengal rally (20:26) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for three of the patients injured in a canopy collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state's West Midnapore district, after meeting them at the hospital.

Delhi Health Minister prescribes strict measures against vector-borne diseases (20:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With monsoon knocking on the door, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday directed all stakeholders to take strict action for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the national capital.

WCD against NITI Aayog's cash transfer proposal in nutrition mission (19:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Women and Child Development Ministry is not in favour of NITI Aayog's proposal of Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) for the nutrition mission 'Poshan Abhiyaan', parliament was told on Thursday.

Novel AI technology could help protect water supplies (19:44)
Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based software that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health.

Indians increased salary directly related with ease of falling asleep (18:20)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indians have a direct correlation between increasing salary and ease of falling asleep, says an India Sleep and Wellness survey commissioned by Sunday Mattresses and conducted among working professionals above the age of 25.

Beef jerky, processed meats linked to maniac episodes: Study (18:02)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Love to gorge on beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat as part of your evening snacks daily? Beware, these processed meats laced with chemicals such as nitrates, to preserve them from spoilage, may contribute to mania -- an abnormal mood state characterized by hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia, a study has found.

Can changing expectant mothers' diet help prevent autism? (16:38)
New York, July 19 (IANS) The mother's microbiome -- the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us -- can determine the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her children, suggests a study.

Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids (16:14)
New York, July 19 (IANS) Besides remaining loyal and man's best friend, dogs can also provide therapy that can effectively treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers.

Formalin controversy: No officer to examine quality of fish, says Goa Minister (15:24)
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Fisheries Department does not have a single technical officer to examine the quality of fish sold in the state, Fisheries Minister Vinoda Paliencar told the Goa Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

HIV infection doubles heart disease risk: Study (14:38)
London, July 19 (IANS) People infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, a new study has found.

Sunscreen can reduce skin cancer risk by 40% in youth: Study (14:38)
Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Young adults who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, a study has found.

Goa assembly disrupted over formalin-laced fish (13:26) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant on Thursday adjourned the House till noon after the Congress insisted on discussing the issue of formalin-use in fish sold in the state.

Omega 3 supplements may not protect your heart: Study (13:12)
London, July 19 (IANS) Taking omega 3 through food or supplements is likely to have little or no effect on our risk of experiencing heart diseases, stroke or death, a new study challenging previously held theories says.

5 natural methods to beat stress (Health Tips) (11:16)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A study of 200,000 respondents by Optum has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress.

Plan to reduce sodium in snacks portfolio by 75% by 2025: PepsiCo India (22:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Snacks and beverage maker Pepsico India on Wednesday said it plans to reduce, by 75 per cent, the sodium content in products of its snacks portfolio by 2025.

Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas (18:44)
London, July 18 (IANS) People who continue with their regular physical activities may have reduced risk of first and recurrent heart attack even in the areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a new study suggests.

Parrikar retort: Should I enter your stomach to check if fish safe? (17:48) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Badgered by media over the safety of the fish sold in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar snapped back at a journalist, asking if he should enter the reporter's stomach to check the fish he had eaten.

Parrikar bans fish imports for 15 days, evades queries on use of formalin (16:52) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Refusing to clarify whether the fish from neighbouring states contained formalin, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday banned the entry of fish consignments into the state for 15 days.

Smelling coffee may boost your analytical skills (15:16) IANS Photo Service
New York, July 18 (IANS) If you love the fragrance of coffee, there are high chances of better performance in analytical tasks, a new study has found.

Eat dinner before 9 pm to lower risk of breast and prostate cancer (15:16)
London, July 18 (IANS) Having your last meal before 9 pm or at least two hours before going to bed could lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, suggests a new study.

Childhood abuse may up endometriosis risk in adulthood (14:52)
New York, July 18 (IANS) Getting physically and sexually abused as a child may increase the risk of endometriosis -- a gynaecological disorder characterized by chronic pelvic pain and painful periods -- during adulthood, a new study suggests.

Japan approves watered-down anti-smoking law (13:32)
Tokyo, July 18 (IANS) The Japanese Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the anti-smoking law that will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public spaces for the first time after a long debate in which the opposition criticized the government for lax implementation of the existing law.

Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states (13:28) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Goa government has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states until July end in the wake of a controversy over the use of formalin in fish consignments, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

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