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7th edition of Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival in March (16:08)
Kasauli, Feb 19 (IANS) The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival will be back with its seventh edition during the Easter weekend of March 30-31 at Baikunth Resorts in Kasauli, the organisers said.

Scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells (14:28)
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists from the US and Japan have transferred human stem cells into sheep embryos, an advance that may pave the way for growing transplant organs inside animals.

Parrikar can be sent to US, if need be: Goa Deputy Speaker (14:14) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, "if need be", Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday.

Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids (12:38)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Saudi introduces free visa for foreign scientists (05:14)
Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will grant visas free of charge to foreign scientists and experts, in a move that especially aims at improving its health sector, media reports said on Sunday.

PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital (21:14) IANS Photo Service
Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of "mild pancreatitis".

Parrikar may not attend Assembly session, panel to decide on curtailment (Second Lead) (20:48) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said that a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.

CM presence in Goa Assembly session doubtful, panel to decide on curtailment (Lead) (19:28) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed.

Post stroke, babies use opposite side of brain for language (18:32)
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) A stroke in a baby -- even a big one - may not have the same lasting impact as it could in an adult. Researchers have found that they regain language function in the "opposite side" of the brain if they experience a stroke around the time of birth.

What's Malaika's 'snappy secret pre-workout routine' (15:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her "snappy secret pre-workout routine".

Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue (11:02)
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new stem-cell based treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies.

Haryana launches four subsidised food canteens (20:54) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday launched four canteens which will serve subsidised and healthy food to the poor.

India, Iran sign connectivity, double taxation avoidance agreements (20:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday signed nine agreements, including on connectivity and double taxation avoidance, following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani here.

Delhi Govt issues guidelines for free treatment of accident victims (20:34) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has issued guidelines for free and mandatory treatment for victims of accidents, acid burns, and fires in all city hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Saturday.

India, Iran sign nine agreements, agree to stop terror forces (Roundup) (18:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India and Iran on Saturday pledged to stop the forces of terrorism and extremism, delinking it from religion and agreed that there should be an end to terror sanctuaries even as the two countries broad-based their relationship by signing nine agreements, including one on connectivity relating to the strategic Chabahar port.

Goa CMO, BJP deny news reports on Parrikar's surgery (Lead) (17:38) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital.

Scientists develop human intestinal lining on chip (17:30)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully replicated a human intestinal lining using patient-derived cells inside an organ-chip, a finding that has potential to advance personalised treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.

Father's stress linked to kids' brain development (16:34)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Fathers, take note! Taking too much stress may affect the brain development of your kids, a new study has claimed.

Girls may inherit ovarian cancer gene from fathers (16:24)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a gene responsible for ovarian cancer that can be passed down from fathers to their daughters.

Goa CMO, BJP denies news reports on Parrikar's surgery (15:54) IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital.

Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes (13:52)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say.

Scientists discover link between hallucinations, dopamine (13:40)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) People with schizophrenia, who experience auditory hallucinations, tend to hear what they expect an exaggerated version of a perceptual distortion that is common among other people without hallucinations.

Household cleaning products may harm lung function in women (12:52)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Women working as cleaners or using cleaning sprays or other products regularly at home are likely to experience a greater decline in their lung function, researchers have warned.

Karnataka to provide healthcare to all soon (01:10) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) In line with the 'Modicare' of the Central government, Karnataka too would provide healthcare to all people in the state soon, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday.

Six working groups formed to shape 'Modicare' (22:30)
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government on Friday formed six working groups to finalise the structure and functioning of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), popularly called "Modicare", an official said.

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