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Cannabis grown on 4,407 acres in Odisha destroyed (18:54)
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) Cannabis cultivated on 4,407.73 acres in eight districts of Odisha has been destroyed in the 2017-18 season, as against a target of 3,050 acres, an official said on Sunday.

Screening all women for cancer genes may be cost effective (17:18)
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Screening all women over 30 years age for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations can be cost effective and could also prevent more of these cancers than just screening those at genetic high-risk, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Novel synthetic vaccine against smallpox developed (13:30)
Toronto, Jan 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new synthetic virus that can lead to the development of a more effective vaccine against smallpox in humans.

Karnataka pushes millets as smart food at trade fair (22:18)IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) Thousands of people, including women and children, flocked to the International Trade Fair on Organics and Millets, wherein Karnataka is promoting the grain as a "smart food" for health and to help farmers reap monetary benefits.

Decoded: How Zika virus impairs foetal development (Lead) (21:46)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) The Zika virus disrupts oxygen supply to a pregnant woman's placenta, leading to impairment in foetal development and also increases the newborns susceptibility to additional infections, scientists have found. A Zika virus outbreak in Brazil in 2015 had led to widespread concern after rising incidents of microcephaly were noticed in children born to mothers infected with the virus.

Rajasthan doctor sounds warning on air pollution in state (20:18)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Rajasthan suffers the most in the matter of indoor and outdoor air pollution and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases) due to such pollution account for most deaths in the state, former SMS Medical College Principal Dr Virendra Singh said on Saturday.

Sewage treatment plant inaugurated in Ghaziabad (19:50)
Ghaziabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A sewage treatment plant costing Rs 78 crore was inaugurated at Ghaziabad's newly developed township Raj Nagar Extension on Saturday by District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari.

Air quality improves in NCR, so does visibility (19:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) With moderate dry winds blowing on Saturday, the National Capital Region and surrounding areas recorded better visibility, slight rise in minimum temperature and marked improvement in air quality which, however, remained "very poor".

Why mothers' response to baby's babbling is important (18:56)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Do not stop your little ones when they are babbling. According to new research, babies tend to listen to mothers' verbal languages that further helps them in learning language skills.

Decoded: How Zika virus impairs foetal development (18:22)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Zika virus disrupts oxygen supply to a pregnant woman's placenta, leading to impairment in foetal development and also increases the newborns' susceptibility to additional infections, scientists have found.

New approach to TB vaccine offers better protection (17:14)
New York, Jan 20 (IANS) A new vaccine against tuberculosis (TB) made using weakened form of a common Herpes virus, has been found highly effective in rhesus monkeys and is now moving toward testing in humans, scientists reveal.

Treating eczema may also alleviate asthma (17:12)
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Researchers have found a possible new therapy for eczema that also helps reduce the severity of asthma.

Get the smear out before it conquers you (Health Tips) (11:14)
By Dr Yashodra P.IANS Photo Service
According to WHO, cervical cancer is the fourth leading cause of deaths from cancer in women worldwide and India accounts for a third of the deaths globally, with two women dying every 15 minutes. The cancer, which affects the opening of the uterus, can be treated effectively if detected early. Cervical cancer is commonly caused by an infection with specific high-risk types of the human papillomavirus (HPVs).

Trump addresses anti-abortion march via video (08:40)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump addressed through video thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington to take part in the 45th annual March for Life.

Baby dies at Delhi hospital, kin allege medical negligence (01:40)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In a case of alleged medical negligence, a four-month-old baby died at a city hospital on Friday, after being administered a pain killer injection to provide temporary relief from the pain caused by stitch in the upper lip.

Waived off portion of bill: Artemis Hospital on overcharging (21:56)
Gurugram, Jan 19 (IANS) A day after the city's Artemis Hospital was accused of overcharging for the treatment of a 17-month-old baby who died hours after admission, the hospital on Friday said it had waived off portion of the bill which the family was unable to pay.

1 crore pregnancy checkups done under government programme (21:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Friday said checkups under the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) launched in 2016 for quality pregnancy checkups on the ninth of every month have reached the one crore-mark.

Kejriwal 'pleads' with LG to fill vacant posts in hospitals (19:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday "pleaded" with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to recruit more pharmacists in government hospitals.

Ammonia leak near Goa airport causes alarm (Lead) (19:28)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) A tanker carrying ammonia gas leaked on NH-17 in the vicinity of Goa's Dabolim international airport, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families from Chicalim village in South Goa in the wee hours of Friday.

Age 10-24 is the new adolescence period: Lancet (18:50)
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Gradual changes in biological growth and social role transitions -- coupled with delayed marriage and parenthood -- have pushed back the period of adolescence between ages 10-24 rather than the previously known 10-19 years, a Lancet study said on Friday.

Statins may help prevent scar tissue in eyes: Study (18:46)
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Statin medication -- commonly used to lower cholesterol levels -- could also help prevent formation of scar tissue inside the eye, suggests a study.

Can drinking 100% fruit juice not raise diabetes risk? (18:14)
New York, Jan 19 (IANS) Drinking 100 per cent fruit juice -- of apple, berry, citrus, grape and pomegranate -- does not significantly raise the risk of diabetes, a study has said.

Odisha launches e-platform for hassle-free health services (17:30)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched an online platform, Odisha e-Hospital Management Information System (OeHMIS), to provide efficient and hassle-free health services to the public.

Don't fret over conceiving with irregular periods (16:06)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) If your irregular menstrual cycle is worrying you about conceiving conveniently, focus on eating a balanced diet and exercising daily, experts suggest.

Message behind 'Pad Man' truly inspiring: Malala Yousafzai (16:02)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad/London, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has backed Twinkle Khanna's film "Pad Man" on menstrual hygiene, saying it imparts an "inspiring" message.

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