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Asthma, hay fever may up mental disorder risk (18:58)
Taipei, April 23 (IANS) Patients suffering from asthma and hay fever may be at increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, a new study suggests.

Health Ministry removes 'fat shaming' tweet after Twitterati outrage (17:02)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In an embarrassment for the government, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday removed a tweet that asked people "What's your choice?" based on a photo that displayed two women -- one overweight, depicting non-veg and processed food items and the other lean with fruits and vegetables.

Planet conservation one of the most critical issues: Farhan Akhtar (16:40)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Actor- filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says that it is important to raise awareness about the planet's conservation as that has become one of the critical issues nowadays.

New gold nanoparticle technique can make drugs 'smarter' (16:36)
London, April 23 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new technique to bind proteins to nanoparticles that can help make drugs "smarter" and more effective at reaching their target.

Mekong River dolphin population increases for first time (16:10)
Phnom Penh, April 23 (IANS) The population of dolphins in Cambodia's Mekong river has increased for the first time after years of constant decline that has pushed the threatened species to the brink of extinction, activists said on Monday.

Opioid use may increase risk of falls, death in elderly (16:06)
Toronto, April 23 (IANS) Older adults who use opioids for pain relief may be at an increased risk of falling as well as deaths, according to researchers.

Eminem celebrates 10 years of sobriety (15:44)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Rapper Eminem has been sober for a decade. He celebrated it by proudly flaunting a coin that he received for achieving the milestone.

Arrested for filing RTI on Parrikar's health: Businessman (13:56)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) Arrested and released on bail for uploading a false Facebook post announcing the death of ailing Manohar Parrikar, businessman Kenneth Silveira has said he was arrested two days after he filed an RTI plea with the Goa Chief Minister's Office seeking his health status.

Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger (13:02)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.

Drinking water may boost mental skills in exercising elderly (11:52)
New York, April 23 (IANS) Older people who indulge in physical activity should increase their amount of water intake, to reap the full cognitive benefits of exercise, researchers suggest.

6 herbs to include in your daily diet for a healthier, happier you (11:04)
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Focusing on health in the hectic and stressful lives that we lead today is becoming difficult. Incorporating relevant herbs in your daily diet is the first step towards a healthier you. Ayurveda texts and modern research say that herbs contain compounds that have beneficial health properties that can help prevent many lifestyle disorders and rejuvenate our bodies.

Twitter co-founder invests in Indian AI-powered health chatbot (10:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has invested in a Delhi-based Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot "Visit" which is the brainchild of students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in Rajasthan.

Pleasant Monday morning in Delhi (09:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the national capital on Monday with the maximum temperature expected to be around 36 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.

Bloomberg offers to meet US climate deal shortfall (09:10)IANS Photo Service
New York, April 23 (IANS) Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will pay $4.5 million to cover the lapsed US financial commitment to the Paris climate accord.

Save elderly people from heat in simple ways (02:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Save the elderly at your home from adverse effects of summer heat. Take them for a walk in the malls where it is cool or go swimming with them, suggest experts.

Students helping NASA decide which plants to grow in space (21:06)
New York, April 22 (IANS) Not only scientists with advanced degrees but students are also helping NASA decide what crops to grow in space to expand food options and increase plant diversity.

Mahindra, Meru to deploy electric cabs in Hyderabad (20:58)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Mahindra Electric and cab service Meru on Sunday announced a joint electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in Hyderabad, to be replicated in other cities soon.

Six-year-old Odisha girl critical after rape, neighbour held (18:10)
Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was raped in Odisha's Cuttack district, following which a man has been arrested, police said on Sunday.

Celebs urge fans to make Earth greener, better (14:32)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Celebrities like Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza and Richa Chadha feel everyone should pitch in to make Earth a better place to live in.

Avicii's brother in Oman (13:28)
Muscat, April 22 (IANS) David Bergling, brother of world-renowned Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii, whose demise on Friday shook music lovers and the showbiz industry all over the world, is here as his family seeks answers to what caused his death.

If you can protect one tiger, you can create a jungle: Filmmaker S. Nallamuthu (IANS Interview) (13:10)
By Kushagra DixitIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) She was often hailed as the "Tiger Queen", and was easily the world's most documented and famous feline. But what made Machli unique was that she helped break the "monster" myth and showed that even the stunning wild cat could be human-friendly -- thereby also sending out a larger conservation message.

Work together to mitigate climate change menace: Modi (12:48)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to everyone to work together to mitigate the menace of climate change as a way to pay tribute to the environment on Earth Day.

Medication use increases in newly-diagnosed dementia patients (12:26)
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found an increase in medication use by the patients who have been newly-diagnosed with dementia and they may consume unnecessary or inappropriate medicines that increase the risk of side effects.

Heart patients who walk faster hospitalised less (10:54)
London, April 22 (IANS) Increasing the pace of walking may bring some added benefits as researchers have found that faster walking patients with heart disease are hospitalised less.

Pleasant Sunday morning in Delhi (10:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 21.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.

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