Health & Environment

Over 2,500 cases of brain tumour in Indian children every year

New Delhi: With a surge in the brain related ailments in the world, every year over 2,500 of the Indian children suffer from medulloblastoma, a pediatric malignant primary brain tumour....

Fat shaming doctors may harm obese people mentally, physically

Staggering statistics: 4 in 10 women classified obese in U.S.A.

New Delhi: Government warnings failed to reverse dangerous weight gain as the United States reached a frightening milestone in obesity. More than four in 10 American women have been classified....

Southern Europe vulnerable to Zika virus this summer

London: An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity and other factors like air traveller flows suggests parts of Southern Europe would be vulnerable to Zika outbreaks between June and August.  ....

One third of humanity cannot see Milky Way due to light pollution: Study

Washington: The Milky Way is invisible to more than one third of humanity, including 60 per cent of Europeans and nearly 80 per cent of North Americans, a new world....

NASA’s Juno probe inches closer to Jupiter

Washington: With its scheduled arrival at the largest planetary inhabitant in our solar system on July 4, NASA's Juno mission is now less than a month away from Jupiter.  ....

Scientist turn atmospheric CO2 into rocks

London: An international team of scientists has developed a method for the permanent and environmentally friendly storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by humans by turning it into rocks.....

Will ‘adopt a patient’ policy of AIIMS attract public donation?

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), to help financially weak patients, has decided to launch its new policy 'Adopt a Patient'. AIIMS, which is visited approximately....

34 percent of people staying indoors have respiratory problems

New Delhi: As many as 34 percent of the people who spend most of their time indoors, in offices and at homes, have various types of respiratory diseases because of....

Level of wisdom varies depending on situations in daily life

Toronto: Factors such as whether you are alone or with friends can affect how wisely you reason, says a study that suggests that our level of wisdom varies depending on....

Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate elephantiasis; India still crippled by disease

New Delhi: India's close neighbours, Maldives and Sri Lanka have eliminated Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a disease commonly known as elephantiasis that has been crippling people for decades, the World Health....

Mind reading can motivate better teamwork at job

New York: If you like to observe whether the person sitting next to you is rhythmically drumming his fingers because he's anxious or if someone is preoccupied because she's gazing....

Running better than cycling for long-term bone health

London: Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may help in improving bone health more effectively than non-weight bearing activities like cycling, finds a new study.   "Normal....