Health & Environment

Delhi pollution watch: Proposal to levy Congestion Fee on the table

Delhi pollution watch: Proposal to levy Congestion Fee on the table

If you weren't already paying to the government, the people in Delhi might soon have to pay congestion fees for driving on certain stretches in the national capital. On Friday,....

Cyclone Ockhi updates: Heavy rains continue in Kerala, Tamil Nadu; death toll rises to 12

Cyclone Ockhi updates: Heavy rains continue in Kerala, Tamil Nadu; death toll rises to 12

Normal life was crippled in coastal areas of Kerala and south Tamil Nadu as cyclone Ockhi continued to cause havoc in the southern states on Friday. The cyclone has advanced....

As Cyclone Ockhi looms over Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep; here is what you can do to stay safe

How to stay safe during Cyclone Ockhi

With Cyclone Ockhi storming in Tamil Nadu, MeT department has made it clear that the state will receive heavy showers for the next 24 hours. In some districts of the....

World AIDS Day 2017: Despite UNAIDS' efforts AIDS still indefensible

World AIDS Day 2017: Despite UNAIDS' efforts AIDS still indefensible

December 1 will mark World AIDS Day, while the disease is still to be defeated as it continues to affect people across the world. A ray of enlightened hope has....

Over 4 million Indian donors join Facebook's blood donation feature

Over 4 million Indians join Facebook's blood donation feature

More than four million donors in India have signed up for Facebook's blood donation feature and the company will now expand this feature to Bangladesh, the social media giant has....

Majority of malaria cases in India's bordering areas: JP Nadd

Majority of malaria cases in India's bordering areas: JP Nadda

With India accounting for six per cent of the global malaria burden in 2016, a union minister on Wednesday said the majority of malaria cases in the country are reported....

Diseases becoming untreatable with 10% fake medicines in poor countries: WHO

Diseases becoming untreatable with 10% fake medicines in poor countries: WHO

An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries like India is either "substandard or falsified", says a new research report from the World Health Organisation....

Celebrity elephant tramples mahout to death at Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand

Celebrity elephant tramples mahout to death at Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand

In what could be said as a tragic end to a mahout's life after he was trampled by his own Elephant. The incident took place at Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand....

Ban use of captive elephants for demolition: Animal activist

Ban use of captive elephants for demolition: Animal activist

An animal welfare activist has asked Union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan to ban use of captive elephants to force-demolish "illegal" structures. The demand came after the....

Substandard, falsified medicines making diseases untreatable: WHO report

Substandard, falsified medicines making diseases untreatable: WHO report

Substandard or falsified medicines promote antimicrobial resistance in people, who can pass on the mutant infection while travelling abroad. Such bacteria or virus resistant to medicine will become impossible to....

Exercise alone may not protect your knees, shows research

Exercise alone may not protect your knees, shows research

Weight loss achieved by a combination of diet and exercise can significantly help slow down the degeneration of knee cartilage, than exercise alone, finds a study.The knee joint is a....

Delhi's air quality to degrade in coming weeks

Air pollution neither Delhi specific nor limited to winter alone, reveals study

A study has pointed out that air pollution is neither Delhi-specific or limited to winter alone. At least four other cities have suffered more compared to Delhi in terms of....

Doctors from India perform first kidney transplant in Tanzania

Doctors from India perform first kidney transplant in Tanzania

Doctors from city-based BLK Super Specialty Hospital said on Monday that they successfully performed the first ever kidney transplant in Tanzania in partnership with Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es....

Delhi inhaling toxins, air quality to worsen further

Delhi inhaling toxins, air quality to worsen further

With at least six areas witnessing "severe-plus or emergency" and "severe" category of air quality on Monday, the national capital is set to inhale more toxins in next three days....

Madhya Pradesh: Doctors remove 4 big needles, 263 coins, shaving blades and glass pieces from man’s stomach

Doctors remove 4 big needles, 263 coins, shaving blades and glass pieces from man’s stomach

In what could be perceived as a miracle in the medical fraternity, the doctors from Madhya Pradesh re-wrote the history after they made a man, with more than 200 coins....

Aspirin in pregnancy may up cerebral palsy risk in babies

Aspirin in pregnancy may up cerebral palsy risk in babies: Research

Babies whose mothers consumed aspirin during pregnancy may be at more than double the risk of developing cerebral palsy, says a new finding. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that....

Cure for cancer? Scientists may have it ready by 2018

Cure for cancer? Scientists may have it ready by 2018

British scientists are in the process of developing an immune therapy based on blood cells from patients who have made "miracle" recoveries from cancer, a breakthrough that could lead to....

Space-friendly Budweiser beer ready to be brewed on Mars

Space-friendly Budweiser beer ready to be brewed on Mars

Imagine how it would be if you can enjoy a chilled beer on Mars? US-based brewing company Anheuser-Busch is all set to make "Budweiser" the first brand of beer on....

Want your child good in academics, focus on his physical fitness

Want your child good in academics, focus on his physical fitness

Children who go in for physical fitness may possess a greater volume of gray matter that may help enhance their academic performance, reveals a new finding. Physical fitness especially cardiorespiratory....

Physical fitness may boost kids' academic performance

Physical fitness may boost kids' academic performance

Children who go in for physical fitness may possess a greater volume of gray matter that may help enhance their academic performance, reveals a new finding. Physical fitness especially cardiorespiratory....

Negative school experiences may harm autistic children

Negative school experiences may harm autistic children

Negative experiences that children with autism suffer in mainstream schools can increase their risk of developing low self-esteem and mental health problems in the long run, researchers suggest. Autism is....

It may take just two generations to develop new species: Study

It may take just two generations to develop new species: Study

A study of birds, which live on the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has shown direct genetic evidence that new species can arise in just two generations. The findings,....

Houseflies could carry hundreds of harmful bacteria: Research

Houseflies could carry hundreds of harmful bacteria: Research

Flies may be more than pesky picnic crashers as researchers have found that they could also carry hundreds of bacteria harmful to humans and play a role in spreading diseases.....

Chandigarh hovers at 9 degrees Celsius, colder than the ‘queen of hills’-Shimla

Chandigarh hovers at 9 degrees Celsius, colder than the ‘queen of hills’-Shimla

Chandigarh and the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in Punjab were on Saturday colder than the 'Queen of Hills' - Shimla. Likewise, many places in the plains of north India....

NPPA issues notice to Fortis Hospital, seeks copies of bill, invoices

NPPA issues notice to Fortis Hospital; seeks copies of bill, invoices

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Friday issued a notice to Gurugram's Fortis Memorial Hospital following allegations of it over-charging parents of a seven-year-old girl, who died at the....

UN Environment warns Poaching threatens Europe's last pristine forests

UN Environment warns Poaching endanger Europe's last pristine forests

The Carpathian forests, home to the largest remaining populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, are frequently exposed to poaching, the United....

Stock up home with these basic healthcare devices

Stock up your home with these basic healthcare devices

There are certain healthcare devices that are important to keep within your reach at home. Always keep a thermometer, weighing scale and a blood pressure monitor, say, experts. Vineet Sikka,....

Delhi pollution: Increase in stubble burning may worsen air quality in Delhi-NCR

Delhi pollution: Increase in stubble burning may worsen air quality in Delhi-NCR

With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording....

Halted in its 109th week, Versova beach clean-up might restart again; know why

Halted in its 109th week, Versova beach clean-up might restart again; know why

The clean-up drive at Mumbai's Versova beach, which was being spearheaded by city based lawyer Afroz Shah was halted in its 109 week, after the interference and abuses by local goons....

Overweight women advised to undergo mammography more often, suggests study

Overweight women should undergo mammography more often, suggests study

Overweight women should undergo mammography screen tests more frequently than women with lower BMI, suggests a new study. BMI or Body Mass Index is a measure of body fat based....