Health & Environment

Life on Mars may be hidden deep beneath surface

London: Signs of life from under Mars' surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts, suggest scientists, adding that life may be present deep underground.   Researchers....

Shockwave therapy to treat erectile dysfunction

New Delhi: Around 40 percent of the world male population suffers from Erectile Dysfunction (ED) but there is a new treatment that has been researched to treat it. Low-intensity shock....

Can a Facebook app aid Alzheimer’s caregivers?

New York: Memory loss could trigger unimaginable chaos in the life of an Alzheimer's patient but taking care of dementia patients could be no less stressful either.   To help....

Zika: The contemporary Prince of Maladies

New Delhi: South Africa’s tryst with viruses, originating in the wide-spread forest cover encompassing the continent has been a centuries old affair. The Zika virus as we know it, borrowed....

Sleep disorders likely to increase risk of stroke

London: People with sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are more likely to have a stroke or recovery problems after having one than those who get a sound sleep,....

NASA releases last video on twin study in space

New York: US space agency NASA has released last video of its twin study series that investigated metabolic changes in retired US astronaut Scott Kelly and his twin brother Mark.....

Fluctuating atmosphere of Jupiter’s volcanic moon revealed

Washington: Jupiter's volcanic moon Io has a thin atmosphere that collapses in the shadow of the planet condensing as ice, say NASA-funded researchers, revealing the freezing effects of its shadow....

Meat protein, not fat, causes obesity: study

Sydney: Protein in meat is causing obesity in the same way sugar does, reveals a new study.   The study suggest that protein in meat is causing obesity as it....

Overweight twins increase diabetes risk

London: Twins with a higher body mass index (BMI) do not have an increased risk of heart attack or mortality, however, there is an increased risk of developing type 2....

Condoms get evolution bug; expect smarter, safer happier times

New Delhi: If you have experienced sex, you will connect with this. Some people like to run bare feet but that is not advisable and there are chances of getting....

Heavy drinking may lead to breathing problems

New York: Drinking too much alcohol may disrupt the healthy balance in the lungs and impact your breathing, a new study warns.   In the study, adults who drink excessively....

Humans yet to evolve when it comes to life

New York: We are still premature when it comes to life in space and life on other planets could be billions of years older than ours, researchers say.   The....

Mizoram takes preventive steps for Japanese encephalitis

Aizawl: The Mizoram government has taken preventive measures to thwart the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis following reports of the disease in neighbouring Manipur, officials said here on Tuesday.   "Senior....

Toxic mercury found in Antarctic sea ice: Study

Melbourne: Australian scientists have discovered a toxic form of mercury in Antarctic's atmosphere and sea ice.   The study, led by a team from the University of Melbourne, found significant....

Lab-grown ‘mini human brains’ to fight Parkinson’s Disease

Singapore: In a first, a team of scientists successfully grew “mini-brains” in the lab which will help develop treatments and conduct other studies into Parkinson's Disease (PD) and ageing-related brain....

NASA set to unravel giant asteroid that can hit Earth

Washington: A near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet after being dislodged by a gravitational pull can indeed strike us and and cause massive destruction but according to experts,....

Genetic link between rare heart disease, seizures identified

New York: Researchers have identified a genetic link between a rare heart rhythm disease and an increased risk for seizures proving a clear association between the heart and the brain....

First three months most crucial after one quits smoking

New York: Smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine, a chemical released by neurons to send signals to other nerve cells, return to normal levels three months after quitting, according to a....

Meet ‘Graham’, he can survive all kinds of car crashes

New Delhi: Surviving a car crash is a big deal, especially when the accident is a big one. So when a Melbourne artist, Patricia Piccinini, sculpted the human-like statue named....

Deep space radiation put Apollo astronauts at high death risk

Washington: Astronauts who were part of the successful Apollo space mission are going through higher rates of cardiovascular problems likely caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, says a....

South Korea confirms 9th Zika infection

Seoul: South Korea on Friday confirmed a woman who returned from a trip to Vietnam has been infected with the Zika virus, the country's ninth case.   The 40-year-old woman....

Researchers discovered new rare form of hereditary colon cancer

London: Researchers have discovered that mutation in a gene can led to a form of hereditary colon cancer which was not identified earlier.   The researchers discovered genetic changes in....

World Hepatitis Day: Amitabh Bachchan calls for educating Aanganwadis

New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan attended the World Hepatitis Day 2016 Symposium organised by the WHO and Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Thursday in Mumbai. The....

Women with late menstruation and menopause may live longer

New York: Late onset of puberty as well as a late arrival of menopause is likely to increase the chances of women surviving upto 90 years, says a study.  ....

Secondhand weed smoke not less harmful than tobacco smoke

New York: Inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke is not as safe as it may seem. The weed itself may not be dangerous but smoke is likely to cause damage to the....

Great news! Earth’s Ozone layer is on mend

New Delhi: For years, the ozone layer has been bearing the brunt of technological innovations created by the human beings.  The destruction of ozone by the presence of molecules containing....

Placenta-on-a-chip to shed light on causes of preterm birth

New York: To better understand the causes of premature birth and devise ways to prevent it, researchers at University of Pennsylvania have developed a placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport....

NASA digitising Viking mission data to unfold Mars’ mystery

Washington: Forty years ago, NASA's Viking mission made history when it became the first to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on Mars.   As engineers and scientists planned for....

Physical strength begins to decline as we turn 50

New York: Physical strength begins to decline sooner in life than typically detected, often when people are still in their 50s, according to a study. It suggested that efforts to....

Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat

New York: Women with severe obesity often report an underlying drive to eat continually because their brain's reward centres continue to respond to food cues even after they have eaten....