Health & Environment

Aussie scientists discover key feature of life outside solar system

Canberra: Australia's Parkes Observatory telescope has discovered a molecule which displays key attributes associated with life, in a breakthrough set to help scientists solve the mystery of biology in space.....

Kids likely to trust smarter people

Washington, D.C.: Children's trustworthiness is linked to how attractive the people look, says a new study.   Researchers have found that as children, how we perceive someone's trustworthiness is linked....

An injectable drug that can reduce risk of heart and kidney disease

New York: An injectable drug widely used to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes, can also reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and advanced kidney disease,....

Use simple cardio workouts for weight loss

New Delhi: Be it something as simple as jogging or as fun as zumba, there are various simple cardio exercises that can help in weight loss, says an expert.  ....

Eating more whole grains may reduce risk of premature death

New York: Consuming nearly four servings of whole grains such as bran, oatmeal and quinoa a day can reduce the risk of premature death, says a new study. The findings....

Middle-aged at greater risk of late stage lung cancer

London: Middle-aged patients between ages 50 to 64 are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients, says a study.   "Our results show that....

Covering soil with wood mulch can help farmers fight climate change

Toronto: In addition to combatting pests, covering soil with wood mulch can actually help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a study.   Using mulch in agriculture can cut nitrous oxide....

1 woman dies every 5 minutes in India during pregnancy: WHO

Mumbai: Every five minutes, at least one Indian woman dies during pregnancy and child birth, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday.   According to WHO, of the 529,000 maternal....

Stalking your ex on Facebook can be detrimental to your health

New Delhi: If you are stalking your ex on Facebook after that bitter breakup, then it's time to stop doing that, as a new study suggests that it could be....

Over 2,500 cases of brain tumour in Indian children every year

New Delhi: With a surge in the brain related ailments in the world, every year over 2,500 of the Indian children suffer from medulloblastoma, a pediatric malignant primary brain tumour....

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Staggering statistics: 4 in 10 women classified obese in U.S.A.

New Delhi: Government warnings failed to reverse dangerous weight gain as the United States reached a frightening milestone in obesity. More than four in 10 American women have been classified....

Southern Europe vulnerable to Zika virus this summer

London: An analysis of temperatures, vectorial capacity and other factors like air traveller flows suggests parts of Southern Europe would be vulnerable to Zika outbreaks between June and August.  ....

One third of humanity cannot see Milky Way due to light pollution: Study

Washington: The Milky Way is invisible to more than one third of humanity, including 60 per cent of Europeans and nearly 80 per cent of North Americans, a new world....

NASA’s Juno probe inches closer to Jupiter

Washington: With its scheduled arrival at the largest planetary inhabitant in our solar system on July 4, NASA's Juno mission is now less than a month away from Jupiter.  ....

Scientist turn atmospheric CO2 into rocks

London: An international team of scientists has developed a method for the permanent and environmentally friendly storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused by humans by turning it into rocks.....

Will ‘adopt a patient’ policy of AIIMS attract public donation?

New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), to help financially weak patients, has decided to launch its new policy 'Adopt a Patient'. AIIMS, which is visited approximately....

34 percent of people staying indoors have respiratory problems

New Delhi: As many as 34 percent of the people who spend most of their time indoors, in offices and at homes, have various types of respiratory diseases because of....

Level of wisdom varies depending on situations in daily life

Toronto: Factors such as whether you are alone or with friends can affect how wisely you reason, says a study that suggests that our level of wisdom varies depending on....

Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate elephantiasis; India still crippled by disease

New Delhi: India's close neighbours, Maldives and Sri Lanka have eliminated Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a disease commonly known as elephantiasis that has been crippling people for decades, the World Health....

Mind reading can motivate better teamwork at job

New York: If you like to observe whether the person sitting next to you is rhythmically drumming his fingers because he's anxious or if someone is preoccupied because she's gazing....

Running better than cycling for long-term bone health

London: Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may help in improving bone health more effectively than non-weight bearing activities like cycling, finds a new study.   "Normal....

Taking painkillers can have devastating consequences of making pain worse

New York: The short-term decision to take painkillers can have devastating consequences of making pain worse and longer lasting, warns new research. The findings could explain the explosion of painkiller....

Soothing music may reduce anxiety for patients undergoing eye surgery

London: Listening to soothing music just before an eye surgery can ease patients’ anxiety as well as help reduce the level of sedation required, finds a new study. "Listening to....

New prevention strategies for ovarian cancer identified

London: Researchers have found that knowing the early changes in the cells of the fallopian tubes of women carrying the genetic mutation responsible for ovarian cancer could open the way....

Boasting about drink can put you into addiction risk

Toronto: Some people keep drinking because of the pleasure they derive when discussing about their drink -- like how it tastes, smells and looks, says an Indian-origin researcher, adding that....

Are obese kids often depressed?

  New York: According to researchers, obese kids as young as age six are likely to be introverts and show more signs of depression.   They are also less liked....

Depression lowers your chances of motherhood

New York: Severe depressive symptoms can decrease your chances of becoming pregnant, says a study.   The study found a 38 percent decrease in the average probability of conception in....

Commercially available breads contain hazardous chemicals: CSE

New Delhi: Most of the breads made by Indian companies are laced with chemicals such as potassium bromate or iodate that damage human health, a study conducted by the Centre....

Smoking can help you shed those extra kilos

Washington D.C.: Turns out, all those smoking supermodels were actually on to something.   A new study has demonstrated in a carefully controlled series of studies that the self-administration of....

Keep yourself busy to boost mental health

New York: Are you over 50 and remain wearily busy? If yes, take heart. A new study says older adults with a busy daily lifestyle tend to have better mental....