Health & Environment

Blue light on traffic signals may reduce air pollution and save fuel, believe two Mumbai sisters

Blue light on traffic signals may reduce air pollution and save fuel, believe two Mumbai sisters

With more population, several Indian metro cities are also facing the problem of high-level pollution. It has not been many months when the National Capital Delhi made international headlines about....

11 cities of the world may face water crises like Cape Town

11 cities of the world may face water crisis like Cape Town

Water is the most essential thing for the survival of human being. Despite the fact that water consist 71% surface of the Earth still there are some places which are....

This 'e-skin' is self-healable, malleable and recyclable

This 'e-skin' is self-healable, malleable and recyclable

Scientists have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable "electronic skin" that can be used in biomedical devices like artificial limbs and prosthetics. The new e-skin has....

First human kidney tissue capable of producing urine developed

Scientists develop first human kidney tissue capable of producing urine

In a first for medical science, scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism that is able to produce urine, a significant milestone in the development of....

Yoga is not just exercise but a transformation process: Sarvesh, CEO & Founder, Zorba Yoga

Yoga is not just exercise but a transformation process: Sarvesh, CEO & Founder, Zorba Yoga

With people becoming more health conscious today, yoga studios have mushroomed all over India across neighbourhoods. But Zorba Yoga studios are unique because they believe that this is not just....

NITI Aayog Health Index Rankings out; UP worst, Kerala best on health indicators

NITI Aayog Health Index Rankings out; UP worst, Kerala best on health indicators

Despite being among the fastest improving states, Uttar Pradesh ranked at the bottom among 21 large states on health indicators as per NITI Aayog's Health Index Rankings announced on Friday.....

National Healthcare Protection scheme will be implemented this year says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

National Healthcare Protection scheme will be implemented this year says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The ambitious National Health Protection Scheme under which Rs 5 lakh medical insurance cover will be provided annually to 10 crore poor and vulnerable families in the country announced in....

Lack of nutrition in early childhood can make you deaf

Lack of nutrition in early childhood can make you deaf

Parents, take note. You need to keep a check on your child's diet as a new study suggests that young adults who were undernourished as preschool children were approximately twice....

Ebola virus can infect human reproductive organs: Study reveals

Ebola virus can infect human reproductive organs: Study reveals

 The Ebola virus has the potential to infect reproductive organs of humans, reveals a study conducted on macaques. The 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak was the most widespread of the....

2,210 adult white sharks live off Australian coast: Research

2,210 adult white sharks live off Australian coast: Research

 At least 2,210 adult white sharks currently live off Australia's coast with an adult survival rate estimated at 90 percent, according to a study released on Friday. Due to the....

Goa gets its first bike ambulance service; will serve as first respondents

Goa gets its first bike ambulance service; will serve as first respondents

Be it a deteriorating rural region or an ever-improving metropolitan, the condition of roads in India is bizarre. The rural population of the country has more potholes than roads while....

First hip joint replacement surgery in Jammu region gives youth new life

First hip joint replacement surgery in Jammu region gives youth new life

In the first such surgery at a government hospital in Jammu region, a 23-year-old youth suffering from Avascular Necrosis (AVN) interruption in blood supply to the bone was given a....

Oracle launches new cloud-based e-Clinical solution

Oracle launches new cloud-based e-Clinical solution

Technology giant Oracle on Thursday announced the launch of a new holistic, unified cloud-based eClinical solution intended to bring new drugs to the market in a timely manner, while maintaining....

Supreme Court seeks plan from Uttar Pradesh Government to protect Taj Mahal

Supreme Court seeks plan from Uttar Pradesh Government to protect Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court sought from the Uttar Pradesh government a detailed vision document for protection and preservation of the wonder of the centuries-old monument to love, the Taj Mahal. A....

Protein with a potential therapeutic strategy for treating flu identified

Protein with a potential therapeutic strategy for treating flu identified

Researchers have identified a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu and may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza.The results -- published in the....

Chicago university ties up with Karnataka to clean Bengaluru's environment

Chicago university ties up with Karnataka to clean Bengaluru's environment

The University of Chicago in the US midwest has tied up with the Karnataka Urban Development Department to clean up state capital Bengaluru's environment, a Minister said on Wednesday."We have....

Arunachal Pradesh: Dibang Valley to be highest site for tiger census 2018

Arunachal Pradesh: Dibang Valley to be highest site for tiger census 2018

Held every four years, the All India Tiger Estimation-2018, in a first, will scale the height of 3,200 meters in Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley bordering China to scientifically assess the....

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy: Study

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy: Study

The damage caused by the Zika virus could go undetected in pregnancy and may later lead to learning disorders, psychiatric illnesses and dementia in babies, researchers including one of Indian-origin....

Dye could offer treatment for malaria patients, reveals a clinical trial 

Dye could offer treatment for malaria patients, reveals a clinical trial 

Methylene blue -- used as medication and dye -- could act as a safe anti-malarial that kills malaria parasites at an unprecedented rate, results from a clinical trial have revealed.Every....

Add hues of black to your plate for healthy living, say experts

Add hues of black to your plate for healthy living, say experts

From detoxification, a healthy heart for improving digestion, eating black meals comes with its advantages, say experts. Black rice, activated charcoal, and sesame seeds -- some of these ingredients have....

Scientists solve 'abominable mystery' of when flowers originated

Scientists solve 'abominable mystery' of when flowers originated

A team of scientists from Britain and China has claimed to have solved what Charles Darwin called the "abominable mystery" of when flowers originated. Flowering plants likely originated between 149....

Prepare yourself for summer with these tips 

Prepare yourself for summer with these tips 

As winter starts to give way to the spring, people struggle to keep pace with the seasonal transition and the potential health risks posed by the change. The onset of....

Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk: Study

Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk: Study

Several common chronic diseases including hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths finds....

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flags off Saksham Cyclothon in Odisha

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flags off Saksham Cyclothon in Odisha

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the 'Saksham Cyclothon' at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. This cyclothon was organised to create awareness about health, environment and conservation of....

Acupuncture may boost chances of pregnancy through IVF: Study

Acupuncture may boost chances of pregnancy through IVF: Study

If you are looking forward to conceiving anytime soon via in vitro fertilisation (IVF), then undertaking an acupuncture therapy prior to the process may boost your chances of getting pregnant....

Eat grapes to keep depression at bay 

Eat grapes to keep depression at bay 

Including grapes in your diet may have a positive impact on your mental health as researchers have found that certain grape-derived compounds might be developed as therapeutic agents for the....

Scientists identify genetic origin in Zika virus

Scientists identify genetic origin in Zika virus

In a first, researchers have found evidence of higher susceptibility of some babies to the Zika virus due to a genetic origin, a finding that may help in future vaccine....

International students asked to solve Taj Mahal's yellowing

International students to find improve methods to remove yellow stains from Taj Mahal

Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains of the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have....

50% of NCR pollution, traffic congestion will go in 2 months: Nitin Gadkari

50% of NCR pollution, traffic congestion will go in 2 months: Nitin Gadkari

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that both pollution and traffic congestion in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be reduced by half in the next two months.....

Why polar bears are starving?

Why polar bears are starving?

The polar bear population is declining fast as they are unable to catch enough prey to meet their energy needs, says a study. The researchers found that these animals have....