Brief exposure to air pollutants can trigger lung infection

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 13:50

New York, April 14 (IANS) Even a brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to a study, involving more than 100,000 patients.


Youth in polluted cities at increased risk of Alzheimer's

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:16

New York, April 14 (IANS) Children and young adults living in polluted megacities are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's, a debilitating brain disease characterised by memory loss, a new study has warned.


Smug know-it-all people overestimate their knowledge

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 12:12

New York, April 13 (IANS) Confirming what many people have been suspecting all along, a new study says that smug know-it-all people are especially prone to overestimating what they actually know.


UN experts urge Myanmar to release detained reporters

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:46

Geneva, April 12 (IANS) Two independent UN human rights experts on Thursday called on Myanmar to release two Reuters reporters who were arrested while investigating the killing of Rohingya Muslims and to drop the charges against them.


Smartphone overuse akin to substance abuse: Study

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:44

New York, April 12 (IANS) Do you find it hard to ignore new emails, texts and images even while spending time with family and friends? If so, it is time to mend your manners as a new study says that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of substance abuse.


10 plays to compete for 14 awards at META 2018 (Curtain Raiser)

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:00

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A classical Greek tragedy exploring the aftermath of war, retold in a theatre production; a play that is set against the backdrop of social stratification and pseudo-nationalism; the story of transgenders, retraced from history and mythology; and the tragedy of over 200,000 "comfort women" who were forced into prostitution by the Japanese military -- all of these and several other plays will be competing for awards in 14 categories at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META).


'Night owls' at greater risk of dying sooner

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:40

London, April 12 (IANS) If you are a "night owl", or one of those who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning, there is some bad news.


BBC admits faking scenes in documentary series

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:22

London, April 12 (IANS) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has admitted that scenes from its "Human Planet" documentary series were staged by the camera crew.


Severe menopausal symptoms may spike risk of heart disease

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:58

New York, April 11 (IANS) Menopause, associated with frequent and severe symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a study says.


Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:42

London, April 11 (IANS) While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study.


Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:38

New York, April 10, Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study.