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Tuesday, 12-December-2017


Air Quality turns Toxic in Most Up Cities

5 weeks ago
Lucknow:  The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Noida has been noted as the worst in the state in the past 24-hours. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a health warning for children, senior citizens and people with respiratory issues, asking them to avoid morning walks and stay indoors.  The air quality in the state capital is worst in Lalbagh where the average AQI is 463, which was very close to that in Noida in the last 24-hours, an official told. Following this, on the lines of Delhi, the district administration in Noida has ordered closure of all schools from nurse...

Toxic Lead may Contain Decorated Drinking Glasses

5 weeks ago
London: The findings showed that in enamelled drinking glasses, flakes of paint often come off, which could be ingested over a prolonged period and prove hazardous for human health. For the study, researchers at the University of Plymouth carried out 197 tests on 72 new- and second-hand drinking glass products, including tumblers, beer and wine glasses, and jars. They found lead present in 139 cases and cadmium in 134, both on the surface of the glasses and, in some cases, on the rims, with concentrations of lead sometimes more than 1,000 times higher than the safe limit. The presence of hazardous elements in...

Drugs May Up Kidney Disease Risk

5 weeks ago
New York:  According to the study, regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like pantoprazole or rabeprazole -- the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide to reduce gastric acid production -- have a potential to increase the risk of chronic kidney disease or kidney failure.  To investigate the association, researchers led by Charat Thongprayoon from Bassett Medical Centre in New York, US conducted a meta-analysis of five studies with 536,902 participants. The results showed that individuals who used PPIs had a 33 per cent increased relative risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) or ki...

Developed Healthy Eating App 

5 weeks ago
Canberra: The Good Tucker app, launched in Darwin on Thursday night, gives users instant diet advice, marking a move away from traditional healthy food campaigning, reports Xinhua news agency. Users of the app utilise the camera on their smartphone to scan the barcode of a food product or photograph, for example, a piece of fruit.  The app then uses information from a five-star rating system to tell the user whether a food is good, bad, or fine in moderation. Graham Bidstrup, creator of the app, on Friday said that although the app was designed for all ages, it was being marketed to c...

Civil Groups Start Campaign For Clean Energy

5 weeks ago
Bonn:  Underscoring the need for this shift, new health impact modelling released by the campaign showed that in 2015, the European Union's coal fleet alone was responsible for an estimated 19,500 premature deaths and 10,000 cases of chronic bronchitis in adults. Coal's health costs are equally staggering, with up to 54 billion euros in the same one year period, they said. Momentum is building for Europe to be coal-free by 2030, and civil society is coming together to make it happen, and happen sooner," Europe Beyond Coal campaign Director Kathrin Gutmann said, according to ...

Late Preterm Birth To Create Heart Risk 

5 weeks ago
Sydney: The study found that preterm babies were more likely to show an altered control of the heart rate during any high and low energy functions. Late preterm females are more likely to suffer from a decreased sympathetic nervous system activation of the heart, which is an early marker of cardiovascular disease and further slows down the heart rate leading to heart failure. Late preterm males meanwhile lack innate reflexes that normally bring their blood pressure back to normal when it gets too low or too high. Infants born during the 35th week of pregnancy are generally considered very low risk for morbidi...

Giant Planet Orbiting A Small Star Find Stuns Scientists

6 weeks ago
London: This unusual planet, NGTS-1b, is the largest planet compared to the size of its companion star ever discovered in the universe, according to the study to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The discovery of NGTS-1b was a complete surprise to us -- such massive planets were not thought to exist around such small stars," said lead author of the research Daniel Bayliss from the University of Warwick in England.  According to existing theories of planet formation, small stars can readily form rocky planets but do not ...

Alia-Varun Spread Message Of Cleanliness

6 weeks ago
Mumbai : The ad is produced by filmmaker Karan Johar's banner Dharma Productions. Karan on Wednesday shared the link of the advertisement, directed by Punit Malhotra, on Twitter. In the video, Varun and Alia are seen playing the characters of Romeo and Juliet and they spread the message of Adar Poonawalla's Clean City Initiative. "Our next ad with a cause! Proud of this one! Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Punit Malhotra, Adar Poonawalla. India Hoga Clean," he captioned it. This is not the first time Alia, Varun and Karan have collaborated professionally. 

This Tool Can Better Identify Breast Cancer Risk

8 weeks ago
New York: High-risk breast lesions are biopsy-diagnosed lesions that carry an increased risk of developing into cancer. Surgery is often the preferred treatment option. But a lot of the lesions do not pose an immediate danger to patients. However, doctors tend to over-screen for breast cancer.  Using the machine learning tool could help improve detection as well as prevent over treatment, said researchers from Harvard University. The findings showed that the tool could avoid almost one-third of benign surgeries with accurate prediction of 37 out of 38 lesions, or 97 per cent, that were upgraded to c...

Delhi Cracks Down On Alarming Air Pollution 

8 weeks ago
New Delhi: The Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) said it had started implementing the "very poor" and "severe" categories of its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) -- which includes more strict measures -- to curb air pollution in Delhi and adjoining areas.  The environment body, formed by the central government following Supreme Court orders in 1998, announced the decision at a press conference and said the "very poor" and "severe" categories of the action plan would remain in force till March 15 next year. The Badarpur power ...

Whales, Dolphins Have Rich 'human-like' Cultures

8 weeks ago
London: The findings revealed that these intelligent creatures (also called Cetaceans) have sophisticated social and cooperative behaviour traits, such as regional group dialects, looking after friends' children and teaching each other how to use tools. Further, vocal mimicry and 'signature whistles' used by dolphins to make a call associated with an individual when they're not there, suggests they too gossip about each other. Importantly, these societal and cultural characteristics are linked with brain size and brain expansion -- also known as encephalisation, the re...

Shraddha Takes Stand For Animals This Diwali

8 weeks ago
Mumbai: Shraddha has a pet dog Shylo, and the actress has always expressed her concern for animals on various occasions. With Diwali inching closer, Shraddha took to Twitter to appeal to her fans to not burst firecrackers, for the sake of animals. She shared a video saying: "Diwali is coming - the festival of lights... not of noise and air pollution. Help keep the air clean and be sensitive to the animals on the streets." The actress added: "This is that time of the year when Diwali is just around the corner and I just wanted to say that please don't buy fire crackers and don't burst fi...