Health & Environment

LIGO may detect formation of black-hole binary stars: Study

Washington, D.C.: Researchers from the University of Chicago have predicted that Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) would detect approximately 1,000 mergers of massive black holes annually once it achieves full....

‘India’s toxic, growing e-waste needs better handling’

New Delhi: It can be toxic and hazardous to health. Yet, only a fraction of India's e-waste is recycled, making the country its fifth largest generator in the world. Better....

Low birth weight increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in children

New York: Children born with low birth weight due to genetic factors are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study.   The findings showed that....

Turns out, getting out of a bad relationship is good for your health!

New York: While high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health for young people, faster they get out of low-quality relationships, the better their health, says a new....

Hot climate leads to more aggression and violence

New York: The combination of a hot climate and less variation in seasonal temperatures leads to a faster life strategy, less focus on the future and less self-control -- all....

Statins may help combat typhoid, malaria: Study

New code system to check spurious medicines soon: Drug Controller General

New Delhi: Counterfeiters are lurking in the dark and there's no guarantee that the medicines sold from the drug stores across India are all genuine. A consumer cannot tell whether....

Smoking pot during pregnancy may harm baby’s brain

London: Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may lead to abnormal brain structure in children, a new study has warned.   Compared with unexposed children, those who were prenatally exposed to cannabis....

China approaches Indian yoga experts to train varsity teachers of Beijing

Beijing: Yoga has gained immense popularity in China over the years, so much so that the government has approached Indian experts of the discipline to train teachers in the universities....

Women murderers different in many ways from male perpetrators

London: While the majority of cases of deadly violence are committed by men, women too have had their roles in acts of crime. But the women who commit deadly violence....

Trouble sleeping could be an outcome of procrastination

New York: People who tend to put things off are more likely to develop insomnia -- a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty in falling or staying asleep, says a study.....

Adults with strict upbringing have lower levels of happiness

Tokyo: Adults who received attention and care from their parents in their childhood are likely to have higher income, academic success as well as higher levels of happiness, finds a....

Working in a boring, dirty environment can hamper your brain function

New York: Do you find your office dull, boring and unhygienic? Beware that spending long time at such workplace can hamper your brain function, leading to a decline in reasoning,....