Drones to monitor shark activities in Australia

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:34

Canberra, Oct 10 (IANS) Drones will be used at West Australian (WA) beaches on a three month trial to monitor shark activity and spot other dangers such as rips and schools of baitfish which attract the predators.


Altering 'flavour' of humans can tackle malaria

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:32

New York, Oct 10 (IANS) A specialised area of the mosquito brain mixes tastes with smells to create unique flavours, scientists have revealed, suggesting the development of a powerful odourant that can make "human flavour" repulsive to malaria-bearing species.


New software to ease data management in hospitals

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 18:40

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Business Intelligence (BI), a new software designed to minimise complications and consumption of papers in the data management of diseases in hospitals, was launched here on Sunday.


India's first obesity clinic for adolescents opens in Mumbai

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 18:22

Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Amruta Fadnavis, Deputy Vice President of Axis Bank and wife of Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Sunday inaugurated the country's first obesity clinic, dedicated to treating rising cases among adolescents.


Why some tumours evade immunotherapy

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 17:50

London, Oct 9 (IANS) The absence of a particular molecule from cells can make tumours recur even after immunotherapy, a group of researchers from Germany has found.


Taiwan reports 10th case of imported Zika

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 14:54

Taipei, Oct 9 (IANS) Taiwan's Center for Disease Control said on Sunday that a woman who travelled to Malaysia with a tour group in late September was confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus.


Without even its own ground, Ravana stands tallest in Haryana village

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 11:06

Barara (Haryana), Oct 9 (IANS) With its record-breaking height, this Ravana may have made national and international headlines and attracted lakhs of people in the past few years just to have a look. But the demon-king's effigy in Haryana's Barara village has to contend with a ground reality -- it does not even have its own Dushhera ground where it goes up in smoke.


Dengue Outbreak: Leaves of doctors, municipal employees cancelled in UP

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 07:54

Lucknow, Oct 9 (IANS) After the doctors, the Uttar Pradesh government has now cancelled the leaves of all municipal employees owing to the dengue outbreak in the state, an official said on Sunday. This, he added, had been done to "speed up the cleanliness drive and fogging to prevent dengue spread."


Pill to prevent Alzheimer's disease in the offing

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 16:24

New York, Oct 8 (IANS) A pill that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain and can help prevent or delay Alzheimer's, can be the next target in the fight against the neurocognitive disease, according to US scientists.


Laser for busting blood clots

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 15:12

Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Indian researchers have developed a novel therapy to bust blood clots using laser, which they say can be combined with low concentrations of traditional drugs to reduce life-threatening complications and effectively treat cardiovascular diseases and blood clot-related disorders.


Hurricane Matthew kills over 800 in Haiti, glances past Florida

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 15:00

Port-au-Prince (Haiti)/Daytona Beach (Florida), Oct 8 (IANS) "Monster" Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade, killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in Haiti before it churned northwards off Georgia and South Carolina in southeast US early on Saturday, but spared Florida a direct hit.


Vitamin D in pregnancy cuts risk of ADHD in kids

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 13:08

London, Oct 8 (IANS) Mothers who take vitamin D during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their children developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- one of the most common neurobehavioural disorders.