Pretoria, April 25 (IANS) South Africa commemorated World Malaria Day on Monday, pledging to eliminate the disease by 2018.
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.
Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Do not throw away leftover cooking oil. You can convert it into biodiesel in a microwave and use that to run your car.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York, April 25 (IANS) Interacting with a healthy environment that includes exercise, certain genes can play an important role in prolonging lifespan, new research has found.
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.
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.
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.
Phnom Penh, April 25 (IANS) The Cambodian government is set to list five new forests with a total of about 950,000 hectares in the country's protected forest areas, officials said on Monday.
Kumarhatti (Himachal Pradesh), April 17 (IANS) A 20-million-year old fossilised tree, discovered on the outskirts of Himachal Pradesh's Kumarhatti town, was saved from destruction, a geologist said on Sunday.
Santiago, April 17 (IANS) Three million people residing in Chile's capital Santiago were left without drinking water due to "extreme turbidity" of two rivers that supply water to the city.