Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi : Report

Eight-fold rise in respiratory diseases in Varanasi : Report

Varanasi, Dec 15. Toxic particulate pollution in this holy city, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in parliament and intends to make a Smart City like Kyoto in Japan, has resulted...

‘Handle with care’, they are humans too (December 1 is World AIDS Day)

New Delhi, Nov 30 .  In December 2003, when Chinmay Dharmesh Modi was 9, his parents discovered that they were suffering from AIDS. It was like a bolt from the blue. The...
Demonetisation may exacerbate public health crisis

Demonetisation may exacerbate public health crisis

A spate of deaths due to hospitals refusing to accept invalid currency notes has come to attention after Prime Minister Narendra Modis announcement invalidating 86 per cent of Indias currency on...

Mauritius to set up Ayurvedic hospital

Panaji, Nov 16. Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth on Wednesday said that the island nation could soon be coming up with a Ayurvedic hospital.Jugnauth, who was speaking at a function organised by...

E-cigarette prohibition will be a huge mistake: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 11 .  With the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) bringing together delegates from almost every country across...
Men can also get osteoporosis , World Osteoporosis Da)

Men can also get osteoporosis (October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day)

>New Delhi, Oct 20. Long thought to be a "women's disease", osteoporosis can affect men too because apart from the hormonal changes around menopause, factors such as low testosterone levels, sedentary lifestyle...
'Surgical strike' needed on dengue, chikungunya

‘Surgical strike’ needed on dengue, chikungunya

The "surgical strike" on the terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir has been considered a mature and unrivalled move by the Indian Army. For a...
How to prevent heart failure in patients with diabetes

How to prevent heart failure in patients with diabetes

London, Oct 3. For people with Type 2 diabetes, heart failure is a common condition. According to a new study, individuals with Type 2 diabetes who had undergone coronary artery surgery prior...

Indian researchers say e-cigarettes can help kick the habit

New Delhi, Oct 3 .  E-cigarettes can help people quit smoking by providing them a significantly safer option, says a paper by Indian researchers who undertook an evidence-based audit of published scientific...
Meditation can keep your emotional brain in check

Meditation can keep your emotional brain in check

New York, Oct 3 . Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you are not a mindful person, suggests a new study. Mindfulness, a moment-by-moment awareness of one's thoughts, feelings and sensations,...

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Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...