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Saturday, 24-February-2018


Drug-Resistant Organisms Causing Infectious 

14 weeks ago
New Delhi:  The new findings are worrying because the organisms are resistant to latest generations of antibiotics, leading to high mortality. The hospital analysed 201 patients with community-acquired infections for the study. It found their infections carry "classically hospital strains" which were drug resistant with high mortality. Researchers said that these patients did not come in contact with any health facility in the last three months or more. The study 'Association of high mortality with extended-spectrum-lactamase (ESBL) positive cultures in community acquired infections', w...

Energy Tech To 'empower' Human Crews 

14 weeks ago
Washington: Testing of the Kilopower project is due to start in November and go through early next year, with NASA partnering with the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada National Security Site to appraise fission power technologies, NASA said on Tuesday. The Kilopower test programme will give us confidence that this technology is ready for space flight development," said Lee Mason from NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate. We'll be checking analytical models along the way for verification of how well the hardware is working," Mason said. The pioneering Kilo...

Bio-Toilets To Be Installed In All Trains

14 weeks ago
Bonn: Under the dynamic guidance of Minister of Railway Piyush Goyal, the target for 100 per cent completion of installing bio-toilets in coaches has been advanced to December 2018," said Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Ministry of Railway. Gupta was speaking at a event organised here to highlight Railway Ministry's efforts towards a low-carbon pathway and overall sustainable mobility initiatives in the Indian transport sector. On the occasion, other senior officials also called for a need for increasing role of renewables in the railways to achieve net decarbonisation.

HPV Vaccine Could Reduce Pap Tests 

15 weeks ago
London: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women living in less developed regions with an estimated 445,000 new cases in 2012 (84 per cent of the new cases worldwide), according to the World Health Organisation.  According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, 11 to 12-years-old should receive two doses of the HPV vaccine at least six months apart, before they become sexually active, who are then recommended to be screened (Pap Test) every three years.The findings showed three screens at 30, 40 and 55 would offer same would offer the same prot...

BSNL Engineers Internet Revolution 

15 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to the telecom operator, the network was set up in a swift period of 18 months along with equipment manufacturer VNL, following a government decision in 2015. It is heartening to note that data usage continues to rise every passing day," a BSNL statement said here. Riding high on availability of abundant data, citizens in Naxalite-hit (Maoist) districts across several states are now joining the mainstream with easy access to a host of government and financial services," it said.  BSNL was entrusted with the task of implementing this project, which picked, VNL and HFCL ...

Free Travel In Dtc Buses In Delhi 

15 weeks ago
New Delhi: State Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot tweeted: "To encourage use of public transport during Odd-Even, Delhi govt to allow free travel for commuters in all DTC and Cluster buses from 13-17 November." Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal retweeted this saying, "This will encourage people to switch to public transport. Gahlot said that he would hold a second preparatory meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday regarding the traffic rationing scheme.  The Chief Minister chaired the first meeting in this regard with the officials of the Transport department earli...

 Weaken Your Bones To Air Pollution 

15 weeks ago
New York: The study is significant as Delhi and National Capital Region continue to witness bad air quality for several days in a row. Osteoporosis, the most common reason for a broken bone injury among the elderly, is a disease in which bones become brittle and weak as the body loses more bone mass than it can rebuild. The findings, detailed in the journal Lancet Planetary Health, showed that participants exposed to higher levels of PM2.5 and black carbon -- a component of air pollution from automotive emissions -- showed lower levels of parathyroid hormone, a major calcium and bone-...

Spirits To Attain Good Health

15 weeks ago
New York: The research majorly focused on college students and stated that those who suffer high rates of anxiety and depression because of exam pressures, often tend to neglect their physical health care and exercises.  As a result, students develop low blood pressure problems that further makes their body weight lower and increases the risk of depression and anxiety. They have structured, organized physical educations classes," said Weiyun Chen, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. It's not just fitness, it is a variety of things so you can meet different people's needs. They...

Air Quality turns Toxic in Most Up Cities

15 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

15 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

15 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 

16 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...