Category: Health

February 28, 2021
New potential breast cancer drug identified

Seema Hakhu Kachru:   Scientists, including an Indian-American researcher, have identified a molecule that can help treat breast cancer, giving hope to patients who have become resistant to traditional therapies. The first-in-class molecule shuts down oestrogen-sensitive breast cancer in a new way, researchers said. First-in-class drugs are those that work by a unique mechanism - in […]

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December 22, 2020
5 UK Returnees Test Positive for Coronavirus in Delhi

Five persons on a flight that landed in Delhi from the UK capital London tested positive for coronavirus. Meanwhile, airports in India have been put on alert and passengers arriving from Britain on direct or transit flights are being made to undergo RT-PCR COVID-19 tests. The government has already announced a ban on flight arrivals […]

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December 21, 2020
India Suspends Flights to UK Amid Fear of New COVID Strain, Sensex Plunges

Considering the prevailing situation in the UK, the BJP led- Centre has decided that all flights originating from the UK to India shall be temporarily suspended till December 31. Meanwhile owing to this, equity indices fell sharply on Monday with the benchmark BSE sensex crashing over 1,300 points amid concerns over a new Covid-19 strain. […]

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December 10, 2020
Kaziranga Authorities conduct Health Camp for Departmental Elephants

Kaziranga: A health camp was conducted by the authorities of the Kaziranga National Park for the routine health care of the departmental elephants of the park on Thursday. A thorough health check-up of the all departmental elephants was carried out by microscopic examination of the faecal samples for the probable parasitic load. Blood samples were […]

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December 9, 2020
Fairly Unfair: Skin Lightening in the Modern Era

By Shinasa Shahid Skin lightening is the use or misuse of creams, potions and drugs to change a person’s natural skin color. It is sometimes known as skin bleaching or skin whitening and euphemistically as skin toning. For generations people have been told and shown the advantages of fairness for success in many social and […]

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December 9, 2020
Hundreds Hospitalized with "Mystery" Illness in Andhra Pradesh

The mysterious disease that began spreading in Eluru city in Andhra Pradesh claimed one life with about 300 residents falling sick. According to reports, nothing has yet been established as to what caused the disease that saw people suddenly falling unconscious after suffering from symptoms of fits and nausea. Health authorities could not yet establish […]

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December 9, 2020
Organic Fruits & Vegetables AC Market Inaugurated in Dimapur

Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Co-operation, G Kaito Aye inaugurated an Organic Air-conditioned Market to sell vegetables and fruits grown in different parts of the state. The market—a first of its kind in the state, occupies a total area of 42,230 square feet and is located at Nagaland State Agriculture Marketing Board (NSAMB) Complex, NER […]

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December 8, 2020
IIT Guwahati Researchers Develop Method to Harvest Drinking Water from Air

Researchers at IIT Guwahati have developed novel materials that can efficiently harvest water from humid air. The research has also been published in the reputed international journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The team included research scholars Kousik Maji, Avijit Das and Manideepa Dhar. "With increasing water scarcity throughout the world, there have been […]

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December 5, 2020
Haryana Minister who got Trial Dose of COVID Vaccine, Tests Positive

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij tested positive for COVID-19. Vij announced the detection of the virus in a tweet and said that he is admitted at the Civil Hospital in Ambala. The minister also urged all those who had come in close contact with him to get themselves tested. “I have been tested Corona positive. […]

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December 3, 2020
10 out of 13 Top Honey Brands Fail ‘Purity Test’

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has found rampant adulteration in honey sold by major Indian brands including Dabur, Patanjali, and Emami. Meanwhile,only brands like Marico’s Saffola Honey, Markfed Sohna and Nature’s Necta cleared all the tests. According to a Hindu report, CSE researchers chose 13 high and smaller manufacturers of processed and uncooked honey […]

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