Health & Environment

Another Zika-transmitting mosquito discovered by Brazilian scientists

Brasilia: Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015.   The public Brazilian....

Shaking baby could be deadly, say physicians

New York: Majority of physicians in the US accept that shaking a young child is capable of producing a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain, severe retinal haemorrhage, coma....

Exercise as effective as surgery for knee injury

London: Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle-aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear, a study has revealed.   Meniscal tear is....

Oceans may have abundant reserve of hydrogen

New York: Hydrogen may not be as rare as once thought as a new study says that rocks beneath the ocean floor by fast-spreading tectonic plates may be a large....

A study reveals that home-made foods for infants not always a healthy choice

London: Home-cooked meals specifically made for infants and young children, are not always healthier than commercially available baby foods, new research suggests.   The findings indicated that home cooked meals,....

NASA exploring our solar system like never before

Washington: As we wait for Juno's first close-up images of Jupiter on August 27, NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer fundamental questions about how we came....

Happy cows give you more nutritious milk

New York: When cows are happy, they produce more nutritious milk with higher levels of calcium, new research suggests.   The researchers found that daily infusions with a naturally-occurring chemical....

Cleansing, exfoliation important for skin during monsoon

New Delhi: During the rains, sweat and oil deposits make the skin really dull so adjust your skin routine according to the season. Cleansing is really important during the rainy....

Protein that may ‘shock and kill’ HIV virus identified

New York: Researchers have identified a protein that can potently force the latent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viruses out of hiding and poison them on their way out, leading to....

Coffee impedes hearing recovery from noise: Study

Ottawa: Coffee lovers who like to attend rock music concerts or work at airports should be cautious as a recent study indicates that caffeine has a serious impact on hearing.....

Heart attack risk goes up with amount of traffic noise exposed

London: Living near the highway could cost your heart dear as researchers have found that risk of heart attack goes up with the amount of traffic noise to which you....

Scientists develop a health hotline that can forecast dengue outbreak

New York: A team of scientists, including one of Indian-origin, has developed a system that can forecast the outbreak of dengue fever as much as three weeks in advance by....

Boredom can lead to a person having extreme political views

London: If you are bored and are unable to find a meaning in what you do, chances are you may develop extreme political views sooner, a study reveals.   Boredom....

Marijuana can help in removing toxic proteins in brain, cure Alzheimer’s disease

Los Angeles: An active compound in marijuana can contribute to the removal of toxic proteins in the brain, which are thought to kickstart the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a new....

One in every nine men and one in every 30 women faces risk of sudden cardiac death

New York: Nearly one in every nine men and about one in 30 women are at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac death, most before the age 70, finds a study.....

Problem resisting fast food? Play this game to curb your desire!

New York: Researchers at Drexel University have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight.   The game is designed....

Overuse of electronic gadgets triggers early ageing: Doctors

New Delhi: Excessive use of electronic gadgets, including mobile phones and tablets, can cause "tech neck" that leads to early signs of ageing, health experts have warned.   According to....

LIGO may detect formation of black-hole binary stars: Study

Washington, D.C.: Researchers from the University of Chicago have predicted that Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) would detect approximately 1,000 mergers of massive black holes annually once it achieves full....

‘India’s toxic, growing e-waste needs better handling’

New Delhi: It can be toxic and hazardous to health. Yet, only a fraction of India's e-waste is recycled, making the country its fifth largest generator in the world. Better....

Low birth weight increases risk of Type 2 diabetes in children

New York: Children born with low birth weight due to genetic factors are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, finds a new study.   The findings showed that....

Turns out, getting out of a bad relationship is good for your health!

New York: While high-quality relationships are associated with better physical and mental health for young people, faster they get out of low-quality relationships, the better their health, says a new....

Hot climate leads to more aggression and violence

New York: The combination of a hot climate and less variation in seasonal temperatures leads to a faster life strategy, less focus on the future and less self-control -- all....

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New code system to check spurious medicines soon: Drug Controller General

New Delhi: Counterfeiters are lurking in the dark and there's no guarantee that the medicines sold from the drug stores across India are all genuine. A consumer cannot tell whether....

Smoking pot during pregnancy may harm baby’s brain

London: Smoking cannabis during pregnancy may lead to abnormal brain structure in children, a new study has warned.   Compared with unexposed children, those who were prenatally exposed to cannabis....

China approaches Indian yoga experts to train varsity teachers of Beijing

Beijing: Yoga has gained immense popularity in China over the years, so much so that the government has approached Indian experts of the discipline to train teachers in the universities....

Women murderers different in many ways from male perpetrators

London: While the majority of cases of deadly violence are committed by men, women too have had their roles in acts of crime. But the women who commit deadly violence....

Trouble sleeping could be an outcome of procrastination

New York: People who tend to put things off are more likely to develop insomnia -- a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty in falling or staying asleep, says a study.....

Adults with strict upbringing have lower levels of happiness

Tokyo: Adults who received attention and care from their parents in their childhood are likely to have higher income, academic success as well as higher levels of happiness, finds a....

Working in a boring, dirty environment can hamper your brain function

New York: Do you find your office dull, boring and unhygienic? Beware that spending long time at such workplace can hamper your brain function, leading to a decline in reasoning,....

Why confidence in memories declines with age

New York: Older people struggle to remember important details because their brains cannot resist the irrelevant "stuff" they soak up subconsciously, thereby making them less confident in their memories, a....