Health & Environment

Sleeping on back can increase stillbirth risk

Sleeping on back can increase stillbirth risk

Expecting mothers should check their sleeping positions twice as new study warns that women who go to sleep in the supine position, or lying straight on their back, have more....

Chicken poop could replace coal in electricity generation, reveals study

Chicken poop could replace coal in electricity generation, reveals study

Treated excrement from chickens, turkeys and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace coal as a renewable energy source, says a study. The study, published in....

Delhi pollution: Air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab still up

Delhi pollution: Air quality improves, but stubble burning in Punjab still up

Even as the air quality in the National Capital Region, including Delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western Punjab districts despite the National Green Tribunal directions continues....

BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

Cancer therapy a la paintball? Three teams from BRICS countries, including Russia and India, plan to embark on a project that uses the benefits of nanotechnology to simultaneously bundle both....

Researchers discover a new protein which can reduce spreading of cancer

Researchers discover a new protein which can reduce spreading of cancer

Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues. The study conducted by the....

Delhi-NCR air quality likely to worsen again 

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'

Hours after a slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to....

Karnataka private doctors return; call off 5-day strike

Karnataka private doctors return to work; call off 5-day strike

Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their 5-day strike on Friday. "All the private doctors across the state....

Kin of 28-year-old brain dead professor donate organs to gift life to three

Kin of 28-year-old brain dead professor donate organs to gift life to three

There a very few who are lucky enough to get a chance to gift someone a life. A 28-year-old Assistant professor of architecture at a renowned Gurugram institute gave a....

Surgeons find enormous parasites in North Korean soldier’s intestines

Surgeons find enormous parasites in North Korean soldier’s intestines

A North Korean soldier who was shot fleeing across the border had an extremely high level of parasites in his intestines, his doctors said. The defector crossed the demilitarized zone....

Rain showers bring improvement in Delhi air quality

Rain showers bring improvement in Delhi air quality

The air quality in the National Capital Region improved on Saturday to the ‘poor’ level following overnight rain as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. Another government department, however,....

Mumbai, Mangaluru face possible extinction in 100 years: NASA report

Mumbai, Mangaluru face possible extinction in 100 years: NASA report

The biggest immediate threat to the world today is global warming and the rapidly changing climate of today is a danger that has been relentlessly taught globally. The rising temperature....

India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?

India to be testing ground for questionable genetic control of mosquitoes?

If approved by its regulators, India will become testing ground for a new but controversial technology that its US developers claim can wipe out malaria from the country. Malaria is....

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli bats for use of public transport to fight Delhi smog

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli bats for use of public transport to fight Delhi smog

With Delhi reeling under a blanket of smog and toxic smoke over the last couple of weeks, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday urged Delhites to use public....

Assam: Air ambulance service from Guwahati begins

Assam: Air ambulance service launched in Guwahati

Assam Transport, Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary formally launched an air ambulance service at NEDFi (North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd) House, Dispur on Thursday. Delhi-based Flaps Aviation....

Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

Energy drinks may affect mental health, up blood pressure

Are you in the habit of taking energy drinks that are commonly known to provide instant mental and physical stimulation. Beware, their short-term benefits can be outweighed by the increased....

NASA's new tool may predict which cities could face floods due to ice melt

NASA's new tool may predict which cities could face floods due to ice melt

NASA scientists have developed a tool to forecast which cities are vulnerbale to flooding due to melting of ice in a warming climate. It looks at the Earth's spin and....

Delhi Environment Pollution Control Authority rolls back 4-time parking fee, ban on entry of trucks in Delhi

EPCA lifts ban on entry of trucks in Delhi, rolls back 4-time hike of parking fee

The Environment Pollution Control Authority in Delhi issued directions to roll back the 4-time hike in the parking fees in Delhi, which was imposed to discourage the use of private vehicles....

Will Delhi's air replicate London's 'Great Smog'?

Will Delhi's air replicate London's 'Great Smog'?

On a cold December morning some 65 years ago, a seemingly dense fog engulfed the City of London. People went about their business as usual as it was a common....

Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females

Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females, warns new study

Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing....

Delhi pollution: Will take all steps possible to tackle situation, says CM Kejriwal after meeting Haryana CM

Delhi pollution: Will take all steps possible to tackle situation, says CM Kejriwal after meeting Haryana CM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar over the impending issue of pathetic Delhi's air pollution, rising smog which has gripped the entire north India....

Sulfur dioxide emissions soar in India while China witnesses decline

Sulfur dioxide emissions soar in India while China witnesses decline

India should be concerned about the soaring Sulfur dioxide emissions level in the country. The subcontinent with increasing pollution in the states is in the race to become world's top....

Regular exercises can improve brain functioning Study

Regular exercises can improve brain functioning, find out how

Are you having difficulty in memorising phone numbers or other valuable data for long term use? You need to start exercising to improve your memory functioning. Indulging in aerobic exercises....

World Diabetes Day 2017: Best food items for diabetics

World Diabetes Day 2017: Best food items for diabetics

The world is observing November 14 as World Diabetes Day, a disease which people have when their blood sugar (blood glucose) becomes too high. Blood glucose is the main of....

Eating disorders are more profound in females: study reveals

Eating disorders are more profound in females, study reveals

Are you disturbing your everyday eating behavior just to lose extra kilos or add on weight to your skinny body? Watch out for the consequences before you continue disrupting your....

Follow these steps for healthy intimate hygiene during, after pregnancy

Follow these steps for healthy intimate hygiene during, after pregnancy

Pregnancy is the time when every part of a women's body needs special care and attention especially intimate hygiene. Pregnancy hormones cause acidic changes in the vaginal area and due....

Men more at risk of rare heart attack after sex, claims Study

Men more at risk of rare heart attack after sex, claims study

Men with a history of cardiovascular disease may be more at risk of facing sudden cardiac arrest during or soon after sex, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher has....

Heavy rains again lash Tamil Nadu; schools shut in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur

Heavy rains again lash Tamil Nadu; schools shut in Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur

With the thunderstorms and heavy rains continuing in Tamil Nadu creating difficulties for the people in the state, schools in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts have been closed on Monday (November 13)....

10 steps to take care of your beard during No Shave November

10 steps to take care of your beard during No Shave November

If you're joining the No Shave November brigade of men who aren't shaving this month to raise awareness about men's health issues, don't forget to care for your beard and....

Why obesity, underweight condition may up depression in women

Why obesity, underweight condition may up depression in women

Women who are extremely underweight and obese are likely to be at an increased risk of developing common mood disorders like depression and anxiety, as a result of low feel....

Alcohol is the major cause of insomnia during adolescence

Alcohol is the major cause of insomnia during adolescence

Are you in your early teens and have started drinking? Avoid doing so, as researchers claimed to have found that alcohol use among early adolescents may lead to insomnia. "These....