Over 9,000 passengers from 43 flights screened for novel coronavirus, no cases f...

New Delhi: A total 9,156 passengers from 43 flights were screened for novel coronavirus till Tuesday at the seven identified airports including Delhi, ...

Steep spike in number of coronavirus cases, China says 300 confirmed

Wuhan (China): The number of people in China infected by a new SARS-like virus jumped to 300 on Tuesday, according to authorities.

109 children sexually abused every day in India in 2018

New Delhi: As many as 109 children were sexually abused every day in India in 2018, according to the data by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), which showed a 22% jump in such cases from the previous year.

Posting about depression on Facebook may not help college students: St...

New York: College students who post about their feelings of depression on Facebook may not be encouraged by their friends to seek help from a mental health professional, according to a new study.

Snakebites highest in India, anti-venoms largely ineffective

Chennai: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 1.5 lakh cases of snakebite deaths are witnessed every year across the world. Of this, India accounts for nearly one third of the total deaths, claimed Dr Sakthivel Vaiyapuri, associate professor, venom pharmacology, University of Reading, UK, quoting a report by the health agency.

Following Mediterranean diet linked to better outcomes in kidney transplant recipient...

London: Following the Mediterranean diet, which involves high consumption of vegetables and olive oil, and moderate consumption of protein, may help kidney transplant recipients maintain the organs function, a study says. According to the study, published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, in more than one-third of kidney tra...

Indian scientists’ low-cost technique uses cell shape to diagnose diseases

New Delhi: Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru are working on a novel method to diagnose a broad range of diseases, which uses the mechanical properties of cells as compared to commonly used chemical-based lab tests. GK Ananthasuresh from IISc-Bangalore, and his former student Sreenath Balakrishanan, who now works at the India...

India welcomes 67,385 babies, world’s most, on New Year’s day

United Nations: India recorded the highest number of babies born worldwide on New Year's Day with the world's second-most populous country registering an estimated 67,385 births out of the nearly 400,000 babies born globally on that day, the UN children's agency said.

Ocean climate patterns linked to diarrhoea epidemic outbreaks: Study

New York: Spikes in cases of life-threatening diarrhoea in young children across the world may be associated with climate conditions linked to the oceans, according to a study which may lead to new early-warning systems to prepare for diarrhea epidemics. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, noted that diarrhoea is the second leading ...

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I’m not afraid, I’m angry: Naseeruddin Shah on Citizenship law

New Delhi: Stating that he is not anxious but angry about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, actor Naseeruddin Shah says he can't produce a birth certificate, like many other Indians, and asks why 70 years of living here is not proof enough of him being a citizen.

Nirmala Sitharaman not invited for pre-Budget meets by PMO: Chavan

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301 not out: Sarfaraz Khan joins Rohit Sharma, Sunil Gavaskar in elite list

Mumbai: After batting for 633 minutes and hammering 30 fours and eight sixes, Sarfaraz Khan joined the elite list of Rohit Sharma (309 not out) and Sunil Gavaskar (340) by becoming the seventh Mumbai batsman to score a triple ton in first-class cricket. 

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Opposition leaders say they are ready for debate on CAA with Shah

Lucknow/Hyderabad/New Delhi: Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said they were ready for a debate on the Citizenship Amendment Act with Union Home minister Amit Shah.

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Recommended levels of physical activity linked to lower cancer risk: Study

Washington: Engaging in recommended amounts of leisure-time physical activity is linked to a lower risk for seven types of cancers, according to a review of studies which may lead to new intervention strategies against the malignant disease.

Road accidents leading cause of premature deaths among young males

With 2.2 lakh road injury deaths in India in 2017, it was the leading cause of premature deaths among young males in the country and the second leading cause for males and females combined, according to a study published on Monday (December 23) in The Lancet Public Health journal.

Turning point as number of male smokers drops: WHO

Geneva: The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday (December 19), hailing a "major shift" in efforts to kick the world's deadly tobacco addiction.

Vaping leaves e-cigarette user with rare form of lung scarring

Los Angeles: An e-cigarette user has been diagnosed with a rare form of lung scarring which is usually seen in metal workers, according to a study.

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies: Study

Early use of breast milk may help prevent heart disease in prematurely born babies, scientists have found. The researchers from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) noted that one of the long-term health complications that young adults born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These can include smaller heart chambers, rel...

Paleo diet may help you knock off weight, but is it sustainable?

Chennai: Though the paleo diet is believed to be beneficial by many, nutritionists are cautious about it. One should ask themselves what they are going to do with the diet system after achieving their goal of weight loss, said Sudha Vasudevan, a senior scientist.

Water bells in schools don’t help without infrastructure in place

Soon after Kerala began the practice of 'water bells' — specific breaks for students to drink water — Karnataka has followed suit. States like Telangana and Tamil Nadu too have planned a similar interval to address the common issue of inadequate water consumption by students. Water bells, which was first introduced in Thrissur's St Joseph’s Uppe...

Belly fat cells may be targets for age-related diseases: Study

New York: Some types of belly fat accumulates around organs as animals age, contributing to increased inflammation and decline in metabolism, according to a study which may offer new ways to tackle age-related diseases. The researchers, including Indian-origin scientist Vishwa Deep Dixit from Yale University in the US, said that the human body's ability t...

World’s first sexually transmitted dengue case revealed in Madrid: Report

Madrid: According to a report in El Pais, Madrid recorded one of the first cases of sexual transmission of dengue in the world at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital after having unprotected sex with another man during his recent trip to Cuba and the Caribbean.

US university to collaborate with AIIMS, Kasturba Medical College on genetics

Washington: A top American university will expand genetic testing in India in partnership with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi and the Kasturba Medical College in Manipal. A $2.3 million grant from the National Institute of Health over five years will help the University of Michigan and Indian geneticists identify and confirm genetic ch...

Life expectancy higher, but non-communicable diseases spike

The National Health Profile 2019, by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence was released recently. With six major indicators like demographic, socio-economic, health status, health finance, health infrastructure and human resources the report has highlighted the achievements and challenges in India’s health system.

Stress, night shifts robbing Indians off their daily dose of slumber

India is among the most sleep-deprived countries, if one were to go by the findings by Fitbit, the activity tracker. Night owls bogged down by stress, poor lifestyle and hectic work schedules have a lot to worry as sleep deprivation can be disastrous for their overall health and wellbeing, say experts. What the study says The report by the US...

Odisha may witness 42,000 more deaths annually by 2100 due to heat: Study

Bhubaneshwar: Odisha may witness 42,334 more deaths every year due to extreme heat by 2100, a new study has said. It will be almost five times more than the total deaths the state records due to cardiac arrest every year. The spike in average summer temperature and number of extremely hot days has an impact on mortality, the study revealed. The number of e...

Indians are least active and second-most sleep deprived, says Fitbit study

New Delhi: India has emerged as the least-active country among 18 countries including the US, the UK, Japan, and Singapore, walking an average of 6,533 steps daily, according to a report by fitness solutions firm Fitbit. Indians were also the second-most sleep-deprived after Japan, getting an average night's sleep of 7 hours and 1 minute, the report said o...

Privacy aside, genome sequencing project has serious implications

The Union Minister for Science Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan announced on Saturday (October 26) the IndGen Genome Project in which Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) for 1,008 Indian individuals across different populations will be done. Started by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), it involved the collaborative work of Center fo...

Administration of Nilavembu Kudineer for dengue stirs a debate

Chennai: Whenever dengue plagues Tamil Nadu, the government, its doctors and advocates of alternative medicine, come up with Nilavembu Kudineer, a concoction made various herbs touted as a cure for the disease.

Night time use of BP meds more beneficial than morning intake: Study

Madrid: In the largest ever study conducted of the kind, researchers have found that patients who took their blood pressure reducing medication in one go just before bedtime had nearly half the risk of dying from or suffering heart attacks, myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure compared to patients who took their medication in the morning. Th...

Potato puree as good as carbohydrate gels in boosting athletic performance: Study

Washington: Consuming potato puree is as good as commercial carbohydrate gels in boosting the performance of trained athletes, according to a study which may help expand the flavour choices available among energy boosting food. The researchers, including those from the University of Illinois in the US, said that potatoes are a promising alternative for athl...

37.7% of processed milk samples fail to meet quality norm: FSSAI study

Chennai/New Delhi: According to an FSSAI study, 37.7 percent of processed milk samples, including major brands, have failed to meet the prescribed quality norm.

More junk food and little activity: Why TN adolescents stand risk of NCDS

Unmonitored consumption of junk foods like pizza, burger and chips and little physical activity are resulting in a section of children becoming overweight or obese in Tamil Nadu. Experts say that while previous studies have time and again raised alarm over the risk of developing non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and hypertensio...