Health & Environment

Halted in its 109th week, Versova beach clean-up might restart again; know why

Halted in its 109th week, Versova beach clean-up might restart again; know why

The clean-up drive at Mumbai's Versova beach, which was being spearheaded by city based lawyer Afroz Shah was halted in its 109 week, after the interference and abuses by local goons....

Overweight women advised to undergo mammography more often, suggests study

Overweight women should undergo mammography more often, suggests study

Overweight women should undergo mammography screen tests more frequently than women with lower BMI, suggests a new study. BMI or Body Mass Index is a measure of body fat based....

It is not impossible to clean the Ganga, but it's very difficult, says author Victor Mallet 

It is not impossible to clean the Ganga, but it's very difficult, says author Victor Mallet 

About five years ago, when Financial Times journalist and author Victor Mallet began living in Delhi, he was shocked to discover that the Yamuna -- "this beautiful river of Indian....

Sleeping on back can increase stillbirth risk

Sleeping on back can increase stillbirth risk

Expecting mothers should check their sleeping positions twice as new study warns that women who go to sleep in the supine position, or lying straight on their back, have more....

Chicken poop could replace coal in electricity generation, reveals study

Chicken poop could replace coal in electricity generation, reveals study

Treated excrement from chickens, turkeys and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace coal as a renewable energy source, says a study. The study, published in....

Delhi pollution: Air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab still up

Delhi pollution: Air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab still up

Even as the air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western Punjab districts despite the National Green Tribunal directions continues....

BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

Cancer therapy a la paintball? Three teams from BRICS countries, including Russia and India, plan to embark on a project that uses the benefits of nanotechnology to simultaneously bundle both....

Researchers discover a new protein which can reduce spreading of cancer

Researchers discover a new protein which can reduce spreading of cancer

Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues. The study conducted by the....

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'

Hours after a slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to....

Karnataka private doctors return; call off 5-day strike

Karnataka private doctors return to work; call off 5-day strike

Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their 5-day strike on Friday. "All the private doctors across the state....

Kin of 28-year-old brain dead professor donate organs to gift life to three

Kin of 28-year-old brain dead professor donate organs to gift life to three

There a very few who are lucky enough to get a chance to gift someone a life. A 28-year-old Assistant professor of architecture at a renowned Gurugram institute gave a....

Surgeons find enormous parasites in North Korean soldier’s intestines

Surgeons find enormous parasites in North Korean soldier’s intestines

A North Korean soldier who was shot fleeing across the border had an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors said. The defector crossed the demilitarized zone....