Health & Environment

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....

Rain showers bring improvement in Delhi air quality

Rain showers bring improvement in Delhi air quality

The air quality in the National Capital Region improved on Saturday to the ‘poor’ level following overnight rain as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. Another government department, however,....

Mumbai, Mangaluru face possible extinction in 100 years: NASA report

Mumbai, Mangaluru face possible extinction in 100 years: NASA report

The biggest immediate threat to the world today is global warming and the rapidly changing climate of today is a danger that has been relentlessly taught globally. The rising temperature....

India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?

India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?

If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country. Malaria is....