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Himachal may introduce drug abuse in school curriculum (19:50) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the government is planning to introduce drug abuse in the school curriculum.

Ebola death toll rises to 200 in Congo (18:42)
Kinshasa, Oct 21 (IANS) The death toll in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has risen to 200, the Health Ministry has said.

Eating spinach, beetroot could help prevent vision loss (17:58)
Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) Eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could prevent macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss in people over age 50, new research has found.

Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes: Study (17:56)
Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research.

Hackers breach govt health insurance system in US (15:16)
San Francisco, Oct 21 (IANS) Hackers have got access to personal data belonging to 75,000 people in a breach of government health insurance system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans in the US, the media reported.

Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients (14:02)
London, Oct 21 (IANS) A treatment regime combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help tune the body's immune system to attack an aggressive type of breast cancer, extending survival by up to 10 months, show results of an immunotherapy trial in Britain.

Samsung's new ultrasound system to spot high-risk pregnancies (12:00) IANS Photo Service
Singapore, Oct 21 (IANS) Samsung Medison, a global medical equipment company and an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, on Sunday unveiled a new ultrasound system which is expected to facilitate the examination of high-risk pregnancies and early diagnosis of abnormal foetus conditions.

Apple Watch Series 4: Fall-detection for aged, fitness aid for millennials (Tech Review) (11:32)
By Nishant Arora IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) If you are constantly worried about an elderly person in your family suffering a fall in the bathroom or in the garden, the Apple Watch Series 4 is what you need.

Short interrupted breaths in sleep apnea deadlier: Study (11:28)
New York, Oct 21 (IANS) People with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new study.

Delhi's Dwarka chokes as garbage burning releases toxic gases (20:36)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Residents of Dwarka sub-city on Saturday took out a protest march as open burning of garbage continued, spewing toxic fumes and worsening the air quality to "severe-plus or emergency".

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study (18:02)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness.

Father's nicotine exposure linked to child's poor cognition: Study (15:46)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found in their study on mice.

Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study (13:12)
New York, Oct 20 (IANS) Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high.

Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study.

How school support may help ADHD children (11:30)
London, Oct 20 (IANS) One-to-one support and a focus on self-regulation may improve academic outcomes of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests.

109 affected by zika virus in Jaipur (20:48)
Jaipur, Oct 19 (IANS) The total number of patients affeted by the zika virus in the city is 109, state health officials said.

New tool can track your alertness at work (18:36)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) To track level of alertness during work, a team of researchers has developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.

Novel method to deliver drugs to the brain (18:32)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain.

Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk: Study (18:28)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- are at an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, according to a new study.

Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk (15:34)
Toronto, Oct 19 (IANS) If you are smoking marijuana then you are at an increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or stroke, a new study has found.

Aerobic exercises may help reduce depression (15:30)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Supervised aerobic exercises have large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression, an analysis of randomised controlled clinical trials suggests.

Harry, Meghan go barefoot on Sydney beach (12:30) IANS Photo Service
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Friday ditched their shoes on the iconic Bondi beach as they joined an Australian group raising mental health awareness.

Importance of rehabilitation care post road accident (Medical Notes) (11:08)
By Dr. Vijay Janagama
Road traffic accidents have become far more common in the past few decades. Young adults between 19 and 29 are more at risk. According to one estimate, two million people are left with physical disabilities due to accidents.

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