Health & Environment


Sleep tied to Type 2 diabetes risk in children

Children who get more sleep are at lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study published in a US journal has said. For adults, getting too mu... Read More

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

In a breakthrough, scientists have used plants to produce a new vaccine against the polio virus, a finding which can pave the way for global eradicati... Read More

Tests costing less than Rs 500 to be free for patients at Delhi's AIIMS

In a big relief to patients, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has decided to not charge for medical tests less than Rs 500. These d... Read More

Google buys Indian-origin professor's health monitoring start-up

Google has acquired Senosis Health, a Seattle-based health monitoring start-up founded by University of Washington Professor Shwetak Patel, the media ... Read More

Bengaluru sees heaviest August rainfall since 1890

Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August in over 100 years.The rains wreak... Read More