Helsinki, June 6 (IANS) One third of the food produced in the world is thrown away, said Janez Potocnik, co-chair of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel here on Monday.
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) Bharat Biotech on Monday said the Phase I human clinical trials of the indigenously developed Chikungunya (CHIKV) vaccine is underway in India to evaluate its safety, tolerability and immunogenicity.
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Dogs, ponies and even pigs are helping to calm down anxious travelers or people afraid of flying in about 50 airports around the US.
London, June 4 (IANS) Virtual Reality (VR) technology can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain by tricking the brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb, researchers have found.
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) The heady profusion of modern gymnasiums, be it at home, office or elsewhere, has made workouts a rage, but exercising without a proper training regime and guidance can take a toll on your health, and even be fatal, warn experts.
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) Asia's largest cruise ship has begun its maiden voyage from China's Qingdao city, officials confirmed on Sunday.
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) In a first for West Bengal, corneas were harvested from a 50-year-old accident victim, with the collaboration of the police.
Tokyo, June 3 (IANS) Malaria infection may result in bone loss as a result of chronic inflammation induced by accumulated by-products in the bone marrow left by the parasite that causes the disease, say researchers.
Sanaa, June 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday announced that the toll in the cholera outbreak in Yemen has reached 605 with suspected cases exceeding 73,700.
New York, June 3 (IANS) Soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, says a study.
Lagos, June 2 (IANS/MAP) The Nigerian government on Friday alerted the public regarding the outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in the federal capital territory and seven states of the country.
London, June 2 (IANS) With more than 100,000 under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015, India continues to be a hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths in the world, suggests new research.
New York, June 1 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time discovered evidence that microglia -- brain's immune cells -- may play roles in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia.
San Francisco, June 1 (IANS) Health and fitness wearables firm Fitbit validated the ability of its wrist-worn trackers that incorporate movement and cardiac sensors to accurately determine sleep stages -- light, deep and rapid eye movements (REM), the company said in a statement on Thursday.
New York, June 1 (IANS) Scientists have identified over 100 genes linked to memory, opening up new avenues of research to better understand memory processing in the human brain.