'One third of world food produced is thrown away'

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:42

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.


Know how VR can ease phantom limb pain

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 16:18

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.


Gym workouts sans proper guidance can cost you your life

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 12:38

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.


Malaria infection may cause bone loss too

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 16:18

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.


Yemen cholera toll reaches 605: WH0

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 15:34

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.


Nigeria warns of bird flu outbreak in 7 states

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 20:30

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.


Brain's immune cells linked to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:16

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.


Fitbit devices accurately tracks sleep stages: Study

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 20:14

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.


Over 100 genes linked to memory identified

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:36

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.