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Wednesday, 23-May-2018


Higher aerobic fitness can boost language skiils

3 weeks ago
London: Older adults frequently have word finding difficulties and they experience these as particularly irritating and embarrassing. It also hinders in maintaining social relationships and independence in old age. According to the study, published in journal Scientific Reports, older adults' aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as "tip-of-the-tongue" states. People in a tip-of-the-tongue state have a strong conviction that they know a word, but are unable to produce it, and this phen...

'Gobardhan' scheme launched

3 weeks ago
Chandigarh: Addressing a gathering after launching the 'Gobardhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio Agro Resources Dhan) Scheme' at a national-level event in Karnal in presence of Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti, he said that the objective of the scheme is to convert waste into gold by generating income for rural households from waste. Noting that there are about 450 gaushalas and Nandishalas in the state with strength of about 3.41 lakh cattle, he said: "This (scheme) would not only ensure cleanliness but also help to double the income of farmers.

NASA mission to study heart of Mars

3 weeks ago
Washington: InSight, which is the first planetary mission to take off from the West Coast, is targeted to launch at 7.05 a.m. EDT (4.05 a.m. PDT) from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, the space agency said in a statement. InSight will be the first mission to peer deep beneath the Martian surface, studying the planet's interior by measuring its heat output and listening for marsquakes, which are seismic events similar to earthquakes on Earth.  It will use the seismic waves generated by marsquakes to develop a map...

Baking soda help rheumatoid arthritis

3 weeks ago
New York: While the immune system normally protects us from disease and infection, in someone who has an autoimmune disease the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake. Drinking baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, tells the spleen -- which is part of the immune system -- to go easy on the immune response, the study said.  Certainly drinking bicarbonate affects the spleen and we think it's through the mesothelial cells," said study co-author Paul O'Connor from Augusta University in Georgia, US. The findings, published in th...

New tech to cut cost of measuring brain blood flow

3 weeks ago
New York: The method, detailed in the journal Optica, could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, according to the researchers. Our setup is very promising, and the cost should be lower," said study co-author Wenjun Zhou, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis, US. The new method, called interferometric diffusing wave spectroscopy, or iDWS, could prove to be less expensive when compared to an experimental technique called diffuse correlation spectroscopy, or DCS. If you shine a light into a cloudy solution, ...

Art can develop a child's mind

3 weeks ago
New Delhi: The most important thing to developing a child's mind through art is to not impose anything. Let them grow in their own way... an innocent mind will develop its own identity and possibilities. The medium allows them to express themselves and explore their creative side and develop a sense for aesthetics and beauty from an early age," Maity told IANS in an email interview. It was in this spirit that he conducted a day-long session at a Mumbai school on Friday and termed it a "learning experience. It was a fantastic experience to meet and conduct a session for students of Mount Litera School Intern...

LEDs Blue light may trigger breast-prostate cancer

3 weeks ago
London:To reach this conclusion, the researchers from University of Exeter in Britain and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) determined indoor exposure to artificial light through personal questionnaires. The outdoor levels of artificial light, such as emitted by street lights, were evaluated for Madrid and Barcelona, based on nocturnal images taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The study included medical and epidemiological data of more than 4,000 people between 20 and 85 years of age in 11 Spanish regions.

Novel app to make TB therapy more effective

3 weeks ago
New York: The app provides a video on Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) -- a control strategy recommended by the World Health Organization for TB patients, to improve adherence by requiring health workers, community volunteers or family members to observe and record patients taking each dose. It is a low-cost option and also allows patients to record their doses without a health worker present. The pilot study showed that video DOT could be a promising technology for helping TB programmes around the world manage the disease. We believe video DOT offers an alter...

30 electric buses to run in Patna

3 weeks ago
Patna: The government is planning to run electric buses to promote Patna as a smart city and to protect the environment," said Transport Department Secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal. He said that the transport department has already sent its proposal to the central government. We are hopeful to get approval soon," said Agarwal. According to officials of the transport department, the cost of an electric bus is about Rs 1.67 crore. For the purchase of electric buses, the central government will provide 60 per cent funds under the smart city project and 4...

Swachh Bharat can tackle public health issues

3 weeks ago
New Delhi: Addressing an industry chamber Ficci-ISC Sanitation Conclave, the Minister also underlined the need to improve soil fertility, saying soil security is a critical component of food security. Swachh Bharat can become a big change agent for India. It has huge potential to push economic growth," Prabhu said. Once this campaign is successful, there will be economic growth because the moment sanitation issue is addressed, the public health will get addressed which will give a boost to economic growth. I think several issues will get addressed by Swa...

New YouTube Kids tools

4 weeks ago
New Delhi: The new features include ‘Collections' that will allow parents to choose only the channel collection and subjects they want their kids to view. The ‘Parent Approved Content' feature empowers parents to handpick every video and channel available to their child in the app while an improved ‘Search-off' control ensures more contained experience. When we launched the YouTube Kids app three years ago, our goal was to give kids around the world a place to access videos that were enriching, engaging and allowed them to explore their endless interests," James ...

Tourist island temporarily shut for sanitation work

4 weeks ago
Manila: Beginning midnight, authorities banned visitors entry to the island, located about 300 km south of Manila, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Local media reports showed images of heavy security at the island, reports Efe news. We need to rehabilitate Boracay to make it a safe, living and environmentally sustainable island where people from all walks of life can enjoy the benefits its beauty can bring," Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said in a statement. Although there is no concrete plan for Boracay's rehabili...