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Wednesday, 15-August-2018


LEDs Blue light may trigger breast-prostate cancer

15 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

16 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

16 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

16 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

16 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

16 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...

Scholarship contest for Indians

16 weeks ago
New Delhi: The Glion Institute of Higher Education has its campuses in Switzerland and London. Applicants to the new Master of Science (MSc) in International Hospitality Business with Luxury Brand Management are eligible for a 25 per cent scholarship and will win a Frederique Constant watch and a full-day visit to the manufacturer. The Swiss model of education provides a unique combination of rigorous theory with experiential learning in real-world settings. Through this approach, students gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed professionally," said Benoit-Etienne Domenget, CEO of S...

Eating dark chocolate cuts stress

16 weeks ago
New York: This is due to the high concentration of cacao -- a major source of flavonoids.The flavonoids found in cacao are extremely potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, with known mechanisms beneficial for brain and cardiovascular health, the researchers said. "For years, we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint of sugar content -- the more sugar, the happier we are," said lead investigator Lee S. Berk, from Loma Linda University in California, US.  "This is the first time that we have looked at the impact of large amo...

World's first penile-scrotum transplant

16 weeks ago
New York: In a 14-hour surgery done on March 26, nine plastic surgeons and two urology surgeons from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine transplanted an entire penis, scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall from a deceased donor on the war veteran, who wished to remain anonymous. "We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions of this young man," W.P. Andrew Lee, Professor and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University, said in a statement. While it's possible to reconstruct a penis using tissue from other body parts, a prost...

Drinking water may boost mental skills

16 weeks ago
New York: Dehydration has been shown to impair exercise performance and brain function in young people, but less is known about its impact on older populations.The findings showed that hydration boosts performance on test of executive function that includes the skills needed to plan, focus, remember and multitask following exercise. Exercise has been shown to improve intellectual health, including executive function. Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration and subsequently may reduce the cognitive health-related benefits of e...

Mekong River dolphin population increases

16 weeks ago
Phnom Penh: A new census by the Cambodian government and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has pegged the number of these dolphins at 92, 12 more than a study published in 2015, reports Efe news. This is the first increase in the number of the Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) since the first census was published in 1997, when their population was 200, according to a WWF statement. Effective river patrolling by teams of river guards and the strict confiscation of illegal gill-nets, which accidentally trap and drown dolphins, are the main reasons for this ...

Australian prodigy wins Menuhin violin competition

16 weeks ago
Geneva:  Li, who has been playing the violin since he was five, shared his win with 11-year-old Chloe Chua from Singapore, who was the second-youngest to compete in 2018, the Guardian reported. Menuhin is the world's most prestigious violin competition for players under-22. Each of them won 10,000 Swiss francs and Li also was awarded the audience prize at the competition that was held between April 12-22. I would like to treat this as a fun, exciting learning experience more than a competition," Li had told Limelight magazine in January. What I ...