- Saliva can predict excess body fat in teenagers(10:41)
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) In addition to keeping the mouth moist and protecting us against germs, saliva can also be used for early detection of the risk of developing diseases associated with surplus body fat, a new study suggests.
- Forces roped in to rescue Indians from coronavirus affected China(23:28)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) After finding that the aviation industry is in no position to provide infrastructure to bring back Indians from the coronavirus affected places in China, the government has approached the Indian Air Force (IAF) to carry out the tough task.
- 54% higher rates of COPD in women with HIV: Study(19:09)
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the rate of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among women living with HIV was 54 per cent higher than that of HIV-negative women.
- Punjab names medical college after Ambedkar(18:47)
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) As a tribute to the Father of the Indian Constitution, B.R. Ambedkar, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to the renaming of Government Medical College in Mohali as Dr B.R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences.
- Punjab to fill 550 posts in medical colleges(18:40)
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved creation of 550 posts in the Government Medical Colleges at Patiala and Amritsar with the objective of further improving and streamlining the functioning of these institutions.
- Mortality risk higher in IVF babies before 1 yr of age(18:40)
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that the children conceived through assisted reproductive techniques including IVF (in vitro fertilisation) had a 45 per cent higher risk of death before 1 year of age than children conceived naturally.
- Apple Watch helps save life of teen athlete(14:24)
San Francisco, Feb 18 (IANS) An Oklahoma teen athlete, Skylar Joslin, has credited his Apple Watch for saving his life after the device notified him of his abnormally rapid heart rate.
- Follow plant-based diets for better heart health(13:09)
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease the risk of heart disease, say researchers, adding that it's because plant-based food minimises the negative effects of a gut-microbiome associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
- Eliminate illicit tobacco trade, ASPA urges Centre(18:40)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Authentication Solutions Providers' Association (ASPA) has urged the government to eliminate illicit tobacco trade as only 10 per cent of tobacco consumption in the county constitutes legal cigarettes.
- Will Trump do Namaste or shake hands with Modi?(17:22)
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) As India readies for 'Namaste Trump' to match the 'Howdy Modi!' cheer, the top brass at the billion dollar companies have adopted the Indian way of greeting at their flagship conferences, business meets and local events -- shunning handshakes which has been the most basic form of business etiquette as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to spread.
- Smart jumpsuit can help spot neurological issues in infants(14:31)
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Researchers have developed a smart jumpsuit, or a garment that accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants from the age of five months - data that can help in assessing abnormal neurological development, among other things.
- Never trust a person's face: Research(12:59)
New York, Feb 17 (IANS) Facial expressions might not be reliable indicators of emotion, say researchers, adding that, people should never trust a person's face.
- 50% of all surgeries will be robot-assisted by 2025: L&T(12:18)
Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) Infrastructure and engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) expects almost 50 per cent of all surgeries to be robot-assisted by 2025, as Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes robots precise enough to facilitate complex surgeries, the company said on Monday.