Health & Environment

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....

'Modicare': Here's all you need to know about world's largest healthcare scheme

'Modicare': Here's all you need to know about world's largest healthcare scheme

Presenting the Union Budget 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the world biggest National Health Scheme to provide cover to about 50 crore in health-related services. The National Health Protection....

World Wetlands Day: Himachal's Pong wetlands nest 1.10 lakh birds

World Wetlands Day: Himachal's Pong wetlands nest 1.10 lakh birds

Over 110,000 feathered guests of 107 species were recorded in a census in Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, officials said on Friday. Among them, the bar-headed goose, the common coot,....

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar kicks off hygiene awareness tour in Hyderabad

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar kicks off hygiene awareness tour in Hyderabad

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar on Thursday launched 'Feminine hygiene awareness' global tour from here. At the mega event organised by the Telangana government in collaboration with Chillar, several influencers....

Mothers from age 40 at risk of preterm birth: Study

Mothers from age 40 at risk of preterm birth: Study

An important finding has revealed that women who plan for a baby at the age of 40 and above may increase the risk of delivering preterm births before the 37th....

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defends Union Budget 2018; says India's GDP growth fastest in last 3 years

Budget 2018: Govt trying to shift burden on taxpayers to support education and health schemes, say experts

Following the increase in the health and education cess by 1%, many experts believe that the government is trying to shift the burden to fund its scheme on the taxpayers.....

Migraine may up cardiovascular diseases, researchers say

Migraine may up cardiovascular diseases, researchers say

People who suffer from migraine may be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks, stroke, blood clot and an irregular heart rate, researchers say. Around one....

Waning IQ level in childhood may increase schizophrenia risk later in life

Waning IQ level in childhood may increase schizophrenia risk later in life

Children as young as four, who show a continuous decline in their intelligent quotient (IQ) levels could be at higher risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and other....

Union Budget 2018: It's raining sops in healthcare sector; 10 crore poor families to get Rs 5 lakh insurance

Union Budget 2018: It's raining sops in healthcare sector; 10 crore poor families to get Rs 5 lakh insurance

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a number of sops to the healthcare sector while presenting the Union Budget 2018 on Thursday morning. Not just a thrust of crores....

Mumbai Court begins Jiah Khan suicide case  trial, Sooraj Pancholi present in court

Jiah Khan suicide case: May the truth prevail in court, says Sooraj Pancholi

Bollywood actor Sooraj Pancholi has been charged with abetment of suicide for the death of his former girlfriend and actor Jiah Khan. Pancholi, who was present in the session court,....

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: Pregnant during eclipse? Here are some tips

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: Pregnant during eclipse? Here are some tips

For those who missed the full moon treat on January 1, a super evening is knocking at the doors of stargazers as they will get a chance to see a....

Maharashtra  approves a plan to sell subsidised sanitary napkins to rural women

Maharashtra approves a plan to sell subsidised sanitary napkins to rural women

In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government approved a plan to provide sanitary napkins to women in rural areas at subsidised rates to promote hygiene and reduce school absenteeism, an....

Student of George Washington University discovers KnoNap napkin to detect drugs in drinks

Student of George Washington University discovers KnoNap napkin to detect drugs in drinks

People often leave their drinks unattended at the bar counters or parties, which gives a chance to mischievous people to add drugs and put your lives in danger.  In order....

Supreme Courts asks Centre to disseminate information on air pollution

Supreme Courts asks Centre to disseminate information on air pollution

The Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that efforts to prevent air pollution, including from stubble-burning, cannot be limited to National Capital Region (NCR) and asked it to publicise....

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India, reveals Study

Diabetes, hypertension rates high in India, reveals study

Diabetes and hypertension are common among middle-aged and elderly people in India, home to more than a sixth of the world's population, researchers said on Monday.Pascal Geldsetzer of Harvard University....

Toxic air pollutants alarmingly high in Chennai: Survey

Toxic air pollutants alarmingly high in Chennai: Survey

The residents of Chennai are breathing unhealthy air most of the time, claims a real-time, first of its kind citizen-led air quality monitoring network on Monday. The data collected a....

Parents giving alcohol to teens may not cut risky drinking: Research

Parents giving alcohol to teens may not cut risky drinking: Research

If you think that sharing a peg with your teenaged son or daughter may teach them how to deal with alcohol responsibly and protect them from engaging in heavy drinking,....

Mosquitoes may remember smells of hosts, researchers find

Mosquitoes may remember smells of hosts, researchers find

Thinking that you may receive mosquito bites if you are sweeter may not be that far-fetched as a new study suggests that mosquitoes may abandon hosts who swat at them,....

Quantum energy forum in Bengaluru discusses future medicine

Quantum energy forum in Bengaluru discusses future medicine

The future of medicine in India is likely to combine the benefits of traditional medicine with alternative practices like energy healing, experts at a quantum energy forum said here. "Integration....

Karnataka: 2 tigers, elephant die in Bandipur National park; officials suspect poisoning

Karnataka: 2 tigers, elephant die in Bandipur National park; officials suspect poisoning

Even as the national tiger census-2018 continues, the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka has lost two of its tigers -- a sub-adult male and a female -- and an elephant,....

Two tigers, elephant die in Karnataka, poisoning suspected

Two tigers, elephant die in Karnataka, officials suspect poisoning

Even as the national tiger census-2018 continues, the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka has lost two of its tigers, a sub-adult male and a female and an elephant, officials said....

New ingestible antibody to prevent allergy, asthma

New ingestible antibody to prevent allergy, asthma

Researchers have in a breakthrough developed a new ingestible or inhalable antibody that can prevent allergic reactions and asthma in adults, a finding that could pave way for a far....

Plastic trash sickening corals: Study

Plastic trash sickening corals: Study

Scientists have found that contact with plastic waste -- ubiquitous throughout the world's oceans -- massively increases the chance of disease in corals. "We examined more than 120,000 corals, both....

Delayed menstruation cycle? Don't fret, blame it on air pollution

Delayed menstruation cycle? Don't fret, blame it on air pollution

Delayed menstruation cycles have become quite common these days and majority of women who face it falls between the age of 14 to 18 years and live in metropolitan cities.....

Human modifications of natural landscapes affects mammals: Research

Human modifications of natural landscapes affects mammals: Research

As humans have modified natural landscapes in a variety of ways -- such as roads, buildings, bridges and fences -- mammal species are finding difficulty in moving normally as it....

Proper sleep in children may prevent cancer later, says study

Proper sleep in children may prevent cancer later, says study

Is your child having a tough time sleeping properly? You may need to keep a check on his/her body mass index (BMI) as a new research suggests that there is....

Hepatitis C drug could be effective against Zika virus: Research

Hepatitis C drug could be effective against Zika virus: Research

Researchers have found that a drug used to treat Hepatitis C may work effectively as a potential treatment for Zika-infected adults, including pregnant women. The findings suggested that the repurposed....

Environment Ministry takes up new strategy for river rejuvenation

Environment Ministry takes up new strategy for river rejuvenation

The Environment Ministry has taken up a new strategy for conservation and rejuvenation of major river water systems, which takes into account the entire river basin. The decision was taken....

This pilot project at Bellandur lake plans to produce biodiesel through fat substances

This pilot project at Bellandur lake plans to produce biodiesel through fat substances

Today, the world is concerned about the climate change and environment. Also, the demand for water is growing day by day, so the urban cities opted for the sewage system....

India among 5 worst nations in curbing environmental pollution: EPI

India among 5 worst nations in curbing environmental pollution: EPI

A new green index has ranked India the fourth worst country worldwide in curbing environmental pollution. According to the latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) rankings released on Tuesday on....