BIMARU states top in non/partially-immunized children: UN agencies

New Delhi, July 16 : The ‘BIMARU’ Indian states – Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh – have the highest numbers of partially immunized and non-immunized children, according to UN bodies WHO and Unicef. According to data shared by the UN bodies on Monday, the national average for full immunization is 62 per cent, […]

People are more important than industries, SC tells Centre

New Delhi, July 16 : The Supreme Court on Monday, while taking into note of a report that 60,000 people have died due to pollution, told the Centre that “people are more important than industries”. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta slammed the Ministry of Environment and Forests after it […]

To meet rush of drug addicts, Punjab to hire retired shrinks

Chandigarh, July 16 : The Punjab government will hire retired government psychiatrists to deal with the rush of drug addicts at de-addiction centres across the state, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday. The Chief Minister said the government’s anti-drug campaign will include employment and empanelment of full-time and part-time private psychiatrists. At his weekly […]

Delhi HC seeks advisory on dengue, chikungunya be issued

New Delhi, July 16 : Observing there was a possibility of vector-borne diseases spreading during the monsoon season, the Delhi High Court on Monday directed the state government and civic authorities to issue an advisory on preventive steps related to dengue and chikungunya. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari […]

Nano bubbles filled with drug may kill cancer cells: Study

Sydney, July 16 : In a step further to identify range of cancer treatments available to patients, scientists have developed drug-filled nano bubbles triggered in the body by X-rays which may help kill the malignant cells. The tiny bubbles, known as liposomes, are commonly used in pharmacology to encapsulate drugs, making them more effective in […]

Younger pregnant women at high risk of prenatal depression: Study

London, July 16 : Owing to the increased pressures of social media and the pace of modern life, younger expecting mothers may be at more than 50 per cent higher risk of developing prenatal depression, than their mothers, according to a study. “The research shows that depression in today’s young women may be driven by […]