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Government launches mobile app to ease child deliveries in peripheral areas (17:52)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) With the motto to improve labour room quality, Union Minister of State for Finance, S.P. Shukla on Monday launched LaQshya, a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in peripheral areas.

What is BJP's relation with Max Hospital, asks AAP (17:52)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Slammed the BJP for "opposing" cancellation of licence of Max Hospital here, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday asked what relationship does it have with the hospital.

You will die of pollution, if you fall in Goan river, Parrikar tells activist (17:32)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Some of Goa's rivers are so polluted, that if someone is thrown into one, he or she would die of pollution, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday told an activist opposing inclusion of Goa's major rivers in the Inland Waterways Authority of India's list.

Anesthetics could affect plants too: Study (17:20)
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.

Subsidise expenditure on emergencies at private hospitals: IMA (17:00)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday urged the government to subsidise the cost of treatment in emergency cases in private hospitals and ensure a strong mechanism for reimbursements.

Heavy snow cancel flights in UK (15:00)IANS Photo Service
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Dozens of flights were cancelled in the UK on Monday due to heavy snowfall, which also disrupted other transport and led to closure of schools.

Elephant damages two vehicles in China (14:56)
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) A wild Asian elephant turned a highway in China's Yunnan province into its playground, damaging a mini bus and a sedan.

Novel immunotherapy brings new hope for cancer patients (13:48)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.

Soy, broccoli may cut breast cancer treatment's side effects (13:48)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Consuming soy foods such as soy milk and tofu and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbages, kale and broccoli may help reduce common side effects of treatment in breast cancer survivors, researchers say.

Brain injury can lead to gut dysfunction (13:26)
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause gut dysfunction, which then has the potential to worsen the original brain injury, says a new study.

California wildfire bigger than New York city (12:24)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City, according to fire officials.

Pollution in Beijing region reduced by 38% (12:18)
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China has managed to reduce the average concentration of the most harmful air pollution particles by 38.2 per cent so far this year in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the country's most polluted area, according to official data.

Nicotine patch safer for pregnant women than smoking (12:14)
Sydney, Dec 11 (IANS) While nicotine may not be completely safe for a pregnant mother's foetus, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safer than smoking for women who are not able to quit on their own, says a new study.

Fire breaks out in Lucknow hospital (11:22)
Lucknow, Dec 11 (IANS) Over 50 patients and their attendants had a narrow escape on Monday when a fire broke out at a private hospital here in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Australian opposition announces plan to 'make HIV history' (11:20)
Canberra, Dec 11 (IANS) The country's main opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) on Monday unveiled its plan to "make HIV history".

Mount Hope named UK's new highest peak (10:28)
London, Dec 11 (IANS) British authorities have named Mount Hope as the country's new highest peak, a media report said on Monday.

Overnight rains break dry cold spell in J&K (10:26)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Overnight rains on Monday broke the dry, cold wave conditions in Jammu and Kashmir as the weather office forecast more rain and snow in the next two days.

Chinese medical team launches free health camp in Nepal (09:40)
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) A team of doctors from China's Sichuan province have launched a week-long free health camp in Nepal.

Cloudy Monday morning in Delhi, 10 trains cancelled (09:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) It was a cloudy Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said.

'Life of Pi' actor visits Wildlife SOS elephant care centre, bear facility (22:56)IANS Photo Service
Mathura, Dec 10 (IANS) Adil Hussain, the lead actor of the acclaimed "Life of Pi", on Sunday visited the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre here and spent time with the animals. He extended his support to the centre's activities.

Not against private hospitals but can't ignore negligence: Kejriwal (22:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said his government is not against private hospitals, but can't maintain silence on their inhuman criminal negligence.

Delhi-NCR air quality near severe, stubble burning in Delhi (21:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The improvement in the air quality turned out to be short-lived as Delhi-NCR started inhaling toxins again with virtually no winds and cases of stubble burning in the national capital itself on Sunday.

Child death: Culpable homicide case against Fortis management, doctors (19:58)
Gurugram, Dec 10 (IANS) Two FIRs, including of culpable homicide, have been registered against Gurugram's Fortis hospital management and doctors regarding the death of 7-year-old Adya Singh due to dengue in September, a district official said.

First snowfall this season comes to New York (19:56)IANS Photo Service
New York, Dec 9 (IANS) The first snowfall of the season arrived in New York on Saturday morning, and is expected to continue until early Sunday morning.

Himachal hills may turn white on Monday (19:56)
Shimla, Dec 10 (IANS) After days of pleasant weather, the cold may return to Himachal Pradesh with the local weather bureau predicting widespread snow in higher reaches and rain in other parts from Monday.

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