Health & Environment

70-year-old malaria drug may boost cancer treatment

70-year-old malaria drug may boost cancer treatment

Scientists have found that a 70-year-old malaria drug can block immune cells in the liver so nanoparticles can arrive at their intended tumour site, overcoming a significant hurdle of targeted....

Cancel half marathon, urges IMA as Delhi air quality worsens

Cancel half marathon, urges IMA as Delhi air quality worsens

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for the cancellation of Airtel's Delhi Half Marathon in view of the alarmingly high levels of air pollution. "There is need for immediate....

Stubble-burning visible villain but dust too contributes to pollution, says High Court

Stubble-burning visible villain but dust too contributes to pollution, says High Court

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that while stubble-burning is the "visible villain" behind severe air pollution, there are other contributory factors to the "grave" environmental situation in the....

With air pollution in mind, Delhi residents suggest host of remedies

With air pollution in mind, Delhi residents suggest host of remedies

With air quality in the Delhi-National Capital Region remains a cause of worry for both authorities and its residents, the latter on Tuesday stressed the need for immediate steps to....

Delhi pollution: Primary schools to remain shut in 'gas chamber' on Wednesday after air quality deteriorates to ‘severe’

Due to alarming pollution levels in the city, primary schools will remain closed on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said. Also, all outdoor activities in schools, including morning and....

Vehicle parking fee hiked to curb air pollution in Delhi

Vehicle parking fee hiked by four times to curb air pollution in Delhi

Authorities on Tuesday hiked vehicle parking fees by four times in Delhi in a bid to curb worsening air quality in the capital as the high-pollution winter months kicked in.....

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Delhi pollution: City wakes up to deadly smog, IMA demands cancellation of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

With winters knocking at Delhi’s door, the city woke up to its worst annual nightmare on Tuesday - a thick blanket of smog, comprising of death causing deadly particles, most....

Malnutrition, anaemia a huge health challenge for India: Global Nutrition Report

Malnutrition, anaemia a huge health challenge for India: Global Nutrition Report

Sounding alarm bells, The Global Nutrition Report 2017 says India faces a serious challenge stemming from both under-nutrition and obesity leading to various health, social and economic problems. Among 140....

Delhiites wake up to thick smog — How does smog engulf Delhi, NCR?

Delhiites wake up to thick smog — How does smog engulf Delhi, NCR?

Trouble for people in Delhi, National Capital Region doesn't seem to end as the areas surrounding the national capital is covered with thick smog layer. Such environment is not suitable....

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

Smoking, drinking may cause failures in dental fillings

Indulging in drinking alcohol or smoking may not only damage your teeth but also lead to increased incidences of failure in dental fillings, warned researchers. The findings, led by researchers....

Beware! Anti Depressants and Opioids may increase the chances of bone disease

Beware! Anti-depressants and opioids may increase chances of bone disease

Consuming anti-depressants and opioids may increase the risk of developing bone fractures among people who are already suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, says a new study. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic....

Delhi-NCR air pollution on the rise, severe at several places

Delhi-NCR air pollution on the rise, severe at several places

The air quality in Delhi and NCR got more toxic on Monday with winds coming in from Punjab and Haryana where stubble burning continues unabated. According to the Central Pollution....