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Thursday, 21-June-2018


Blurred Vision May Indicate Retinal Disease

5 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Retinal diseases often get underdiagnosed as people feel no pain when symptoms start showing up and the other eye often compensates for the poor eye, experts from the All India Opthalmological Society (AIOS) said at a workshop on retinal disease here. Among the various retinal disorders, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are the major types that account for about 8.7 per cent and 4.8 per cent of blindness in the world respectively. The common symptoms of retinal disorders like AMD include blurred or distorted vision, dark s...

Oral Drugs Protect Cancer Patients from Blood Clots

5 weeks ago
London: People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) -- either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. The results from the clinical trial called "select-d" suggested that prescribing the oral drug rivaroxaban significantly reduced VTE recurrence among patients with cancer. "Clinicians were already adopting the oral drug into practice for non-cancer patients and now they have data from this study ...

Three Public Welfare Schemes Launch

5 weeks ago
Jaipur:   At a function held at the Birla Auditorium, he inaugurated Sundar Singh Bhandhari EBC Swarozgar Yojana, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Antyodaya Swarozgar Yojana and loan and interest waiver scheme for SCs/STs/OBCs, sanitation workers, and the physically challenged. Under the Swarozgar Scheme, members of the economically weaker classes from around 50,000 families will be given loans of Rs 50,000 at 4 per cent interest. Under the Antyodaya Swarozgar Yojana, around 50,000 families from the Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Other Backward Classes will be given loans of Rs 50...

Scientists decode Stone Age Hepatitis B Virus

5 weeks ago
London: HBV -- one of the most widespread human pathogens -- is responsible for the contagious liver disease. Today, it infects approximately 350 million people worldwide and kills more than 600,000 people a year. However, its origin and evolutionary history remain unclear. In the study, the researchers not only recovered ancient viral DNA from skeletons but also reconstructed the genomes of three strains of HBV. While the ancient virus is similar to its modern counterparts, the strains represent a distinct lineage that has likely gone extinct. It is also more closely related t...

Meditationyoga can Sharpen Mind

5 weeks ago
London: Our research finds that there is evidence to support the view that there is a strong connection between breath-centred practices and a steadiness of mind," said principal investigator of the study Ian Robertson from Trinity College Dublin.  The findings, published in the journal Psychophysiology, explained the neurophysiological link between breathing and attention. The research showed that breathing -- a key element of meditation and mindfulness practices -- directly affects the levels of a natural chemical messenger in the brain called noradrenaline. 

Hope to Clean About 80% Ganga by March 2019

5 weeks ago
New Delhi:  We hope to clean 70 to 80 per cent Ganga by March 2019. It is a general perception that nothing significant is being done under Namami Gange Programme but this is not correct. 251 Gross Polluting Industries (GPI) were closed and closure directions have been issued to non-complying GPIs," he told media persons here. The Minister said that real-time monitoring of pollution is being done in 938 industries and 211 main 'nallas' which are polluting the river have been identified. Regular review meetings with all the states government officials, contractors, consultant...

Astronomers find First Carbon-Rich Asteroid 

5 weeks ago
Washington:  This object, designated 2004 EW95, likely formed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and has been flung billions of kilometres from its origin to its current home in the Kuiper Belt, the study said. The researchers found that the asteroid's reflectance spectrum -- the specific pattern of wavelengths of light reflected from an object -- was different to that of similar small Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs), which typically have uninteresting, featureless spectra that reveal little information about their composition. "The reflectance spectrum of 2...

Odisha launches Slum Land title Transfer Project

6 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar:  Patnaik handed over land rights certificates to the first beneficiaries as part of the project, aiming to improve the lives of the urban poor in the state by creating sustainable living conditions for them. Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata, renowned architect Lord Norman Foster and land rights activist Gautam Bhan were also present on the occasion, it said, adding that the project will benefit approximately one million people residing in 2,500 slums across the state, over the next few years. In the first phase, land rights were provided to 2,000 slum-dwellers of ni...

More needs to be done on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

6 weeks ago
Mumbai: Amitabh, 75, re-tweeted a video from the official page of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In the video, the "Piku" star is seen talking about making India open defecation-free and building toilets in villages.  It was captioned: "As the Swachh Bharat Mission is moving towards building an Open Defecation Free India, the contribution of the youth is now more important than ever. Join the Swachh Bharat Summer internship and help us build a cleaner nation." Amitabh added: "More awareness needs to be made for this campaign...I work towards this not only ...

Required to install Solar Systems

6 weeks ago
Los Angeles:  To cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 per cent in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the California Energy Commission on Wednesday adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020, Xinhua news agency reported citing the commission. The agency hopes that the energy efficiency standards for new buildings will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road. According to the new rule, solar systems will be installed on all new houses as well ...

Communication with parents boosts child brain

6 weeks ago
New York: The findings of the 14-year study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, suggest that robust parent-child communication has an impact on health behaviour in adulthood. These findings highlight the value of prevention and intervention efforts targeting parenting skills in childhood as a means to foster long-term, adaptive neurocognitive development," said study co-author Allen Barton from the University of Georgia in the US. In 2001, the research team began a longitudinal study involving rural US families with a child 11 years of age.&...

New communication satellite

6 weeks ago
Beijing: The satellite was sent into orbit by the Long March-3B carrier rocket. This was the 273rd mission of the Long March rocket series, Xinhua reported. Both the satellite and the rocket were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The user of the satellite is Hong Kong-based APT Satellite Co. Ltd. The satellite will provide TV transmission, communication, Internet and multimedia services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region.