E-cigarettes may do more benefit than harm: Experts

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:46

New York, April 25 (IANS) A team of international tobacco control experts has found that use of e-cigarettes can reduce overall smoking as well as potentially decrease the mortality rates particularly arising out of cigarette smoking.


Liquid laundry detergent packets dangerous to kids

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:02

New York, April 25 (IANS) Children exposed to chemicals used in liquid laundry detergent packets may have serious health effects such as breathing problems, heart problems, and even death, warns a study.


Telangana faces worst drought in living memory

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:52

Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Acute drinking water shortage due to drastic fall in water levels in major reservoirs, continuing crisis in agriculture and a harsh summer have made this the worst ever drought in Telangana in living memory.


21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:10

Geneva, April 25 (IANS) As many as 21 countries, including six in the African region and four of India's neighbours -- Bhutan, China, Nepal and Malaysia, could be free of malaria by 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated in a report published on Monday to mark World Malaria Day.


El Nino dry spell wreaks havoc in Myanmar

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:24

Nay Pyi Taw, April 25 (IANS) At least 10 regions of Myanmar are facing severe water shortagesdue to searing summer temperatures brought on by El Nino, leading to dried up wells, ponds and rivers.


Kashmir remains cool at 20 degrees

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 12:18

Jammu/Srinagar April 25 (IANS) As sweltering heat torments residents in other parts of the country, Kashmir continued to remain cool at 20 degrees Celsius, a weather official said on Monday.


Diabetes can impair hearing: Study

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:34

New York, April 25 (IANS) Diabetes can damage the auditory system, new research has found, suggesting that clinicians should include the testing of hearing in managing Type-2 diabetes.


Mediterranean diet may lower heart attacks, strokes risk

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:58

Wellington, April 25 (IANS) A "Mediterranean" diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is likely to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, finds a new study.


How insects find out diseased plants

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 15:20

London, April 24 (IANS) The leaves of virus-infected plants reflect light differently to attract the attention of disease-spreading greenfly, new research suggests.