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Wednesday, 19-December-2018


High carbohydrate intake may increase cancer risk

35 weeks ago
New York: Patients who consumed the most total carbohydrates and sugars -- in the form of sucrose, fructose, lactose and maltose -- in the year preceding the cancer treatment were at greater risk of mortality from any cause during the follow-up period. Out of the 400 cancer patients in the study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, more than 17 per cent experienced recurrence of their cancer, and 42 patients died from it. Associations among carbohydrate intake and patient outcomes differed by cancer type and stage, said lead author Anna E. Arthu...

Goa celebrates beach hygiene campaign with music party

35 weeks ago
Panaji: The unique beach cleanliness campaign organised by Drishti Marine, a private beach management agency, winds up on Goa's popular Baga beach on April 15, with a jam session using instruments fabricated from garbage articles and a 'Waste Bar', where garbage like straws, cigarette butts, plastic wrappers, bottle caps and paper can be traded for beverages and sun-downers. On land, we can clean up. In the case of oceans, it costs you 100 times more to clean up. Mostly, once anything goes into the ocean, it is there forever. For us to retrieve debris from the oceans costs a fortune an...

Railways turns to vacuum toilets in 13 trains

35 weeks ago
New Delhi: The bio-toilets, which replaced open toilets in trains, have been prone to clogging due to dumping of waste such as bottles, pouches, plastic cups, paper and other material in the pans -- resulting in foul smell. We are beginning with the procurement of 2,000 vacuum toilets for 13 trains -- and later many more trains will have this facility," said a senior Railway Ministry official. All coaches of the Bandra-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Special, Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express, Bandra-Ghazipur City Express, Mumbai Veraval Express, Dibrugarh Rajdhani...

ISRO Raises Navigation Satellite's Orbit

35 weeks ago
Chennai: According to ISRO, the first orbit raising operation of the IRNSS-1I took place at 4.19 a.m. The achieved perigee height (nearest point to the earth) is 315 km and apogee height (farthest point to the earth) is 35,809 km," the space agency said. However, it did not provide any information for how minutes the satellites' onboard motors were fired for raising the orbit. The second orbit raising operation is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday. The targeted perigee height is 8,536 km and apogee height 35,793 km.

US invest 150 Billion Dollar in Gas Infrastructure

35 weeks ago
New Delhi: Speaking on the last day of the 16th International Energy Forum here, Tellurian Senior Vice President Amos Hochstein said that since rising oil prices were spurring higher production, US producers were facing a quandary due to lack of adequate pipeline infrastructure to evacuate the associated gas produced.  "We need well over $150 billion worth of investment in infrastructure in the US to support the gas production coming online," Hochstein said. Shale oil producers are reaching a point where they have to make a decision on whether to restrain their production in oi...

First Health And Wellness Centre in Chhattisgarh

35 weeks ago
New Delhi: While the government plans to open 1.5 lakh such centres by 2022, NITI Aayog member V.K. Paul said, of these, 15,000 centres -- equipped to treat a host of communicable and non-communicable diseases -- would be opened by the end of this year. "The Ayushman Bharat has two pillars. The first is to create a network of health and wellness centres to deliver comprehensive primary healthcare to the community, and the second is to provide insurance cover to 40 per cent of India's population for secondary and tertiary care," he told reporters on Thursday. ...

Novel Bed Net provides Greater Protection against Malaria

35 weeks ago
London:The trial in Tanzania showed that a long lasting insecticidal net treated with a chemical called piperonyl butoxide (PBO LLIN) reduced the prevalence of malaria by 44 per cent and 33 per cent in the first and second year respectively, compared to a standard net treated with pyrethroid only. The study, published in the journal Lancet, also showed drastic malaria control through indoor residual spraying (IRS) with the insecticide pirimiphos methyl, which after a single spray round reduced malaria infection by 48 per cent for an entire year. "The trial is the first clear ev...

 'Pistol' Emoji with 'Water Gun'

35 weeks ago
San Francisco: The change is part of Twitter's emoji update "Twemoji 2.6," Tech Crunch reported late on Wednesday. In doing so, the company that has struggled to handle the abuse, hate speech and harassment taking place across its platform, has removed one of the means for online abusers to troll their victims," the report added. Replacing the weapon gun by a child's toy, first by Apple and now by Twitter makes the effort against gun-culture prevelant in the US very clear.  "A gun should not have a place in the pictorial lang...

Cisco Blueprint to Skill Students for New-Age Technologies

35 weeks ago
Hyderabad:  The blueprint will allow colleges and universities to enable students learn anywhere with "Cisco Connected Classroom" solutions which use the Cisco "Digital Network Architecture" (Cisco DNA) and collaboration solutions such as "WebEx" online meetings and Cisco "Spark" all-in-one communications solution. "Cisco Connected Campus" provides extensive network analytics to help administrators make data-driven decisions while managing facilities, lighting, parking and transportation. "By offering educators and stu...

Cooperation Critical for Women, Child Health

35 weeks ago
New Delhi:  Convergence between ministries, states and stakeholders is critical to achievements of shared goals for health of women, children and adolescents," said Nadda at a panel discussion organised by the Ministry and Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), which is a multi-constituency partnership supported by a small secretariat hosted at the WHO" Nadda said the government was committed to collaboration for expanding universal health coverage for women, adolescents and children at the function which was a curtain raiser event for the 2018 Partners'...

Hyderabad can Generate 1,730 MW Rooftop Solar Power

35 weeks ago
Hyderabad: The study, jointly undertaken by Greenpeace India and Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI), stated that if achieved, Hyderabad can reduce its power demand by almost 15 per cent.  "A big share of this (1,730 MW), nearly 70 per cent, can come from the residential sector... For residents, solar makes for a solid investment, and would cut down on electricity bills considerably," said the report 'Rooftop Revolution: Unleashing Hyderabad's Rooftop Potential'. The study scanned the area in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporatio...

New Blood Test to Predict TB Onset 

36 weeks ago
Johannesburg: The new test predicts TB particularly in people living with persons having active TB -- a condition when the immune system is unable to stop the bacteria from growing. The blood test works by measuring the expression levels of four genes signature in the blood known as "RISK4" -- a combination of four genes associated with inflammatory responses. "We found that this prediction (up to two years before the onset of the disease) is possible through measurements of a combination of a four-gene signature in the blood," said lead author Gerhard Walzl, Professor at ...