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Aspirin can protect against skin cancer

Aspirin or ibuprofen dramatically slashes the risk of developing skin cancer and appear to give people who regularly take them protection against it, new research has found. The humble painkillers have already been hailed for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke,rheumatoid arthritis, breast cancer and even Parkinson’s disease. Now scientists have found that the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can protect against […]

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

Thyroid cancer curable if detected early

Lack of awareness and a delay in diagnosis can prove costly for those suffering from thyroid cancer, a condition that has till date affected about 42 million people in India, according to medical experts. Thyroid cancer proves a paradox to the medical fraternity because it is one of the deadliest yet most curable form of […]

May 27th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

Plastic-eating fungi to save environment?

LONDON: Scientists say they have found a “plastic-eating ” fungi in the Amazon rainforest, which they claim could save the world from one of its biggest man-made environmental catastrophe. A team at Yale University says that the fungus in the Amazon rainforest can break down common plastic polyurethane . One of the most widely used plastics […]

May 19th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

37 die of ‘sunstroke’ in Odisha

BERHAMPUR: The government is looking into reports of 37 cases of sunstroke deaths in the state this summer. Odisha has been reeling under extreme heat for the last couple of weeks with temperature hovering at over 40 degrees. “We have reports about the death of 37 persons from sunstroke so far. However, only one case from Angul has been confirmed. […]

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

Adherence to 29 best practices improves hospital’s efficiency by 150%

NEW DELHI: A simple checklist – similar to the ones a pilot uses before take off – has been found to improve adherence to essential childbirth care practices at a hospital in south India by 150%. The checklist that includes 29 best practices was tested by the Harvard School of Public Health(HSPH) and the World Health Organization(WHO) […]

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

In 2010, 7.6m children died of infections worldwide

NEW DELHI: Pneumonia was the cause for 1 in 4 under-five infant deaths (3.9 lakhs) in India in 2010 while nearly 18% children died due to pre-term birth complications. Diarrhoea killed 2.1 lakh children accounting for 12.6% of all infant deaths. In India, 16 lakh children died before reaching their fifth birthday in 2010 with more than half […]

May 12th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

Tired at workplace, piling on pounds? Blame ‘social jetlag’

LONDON: Feeling tired and often spotted snoozing at your desk? Also piling on the pounds? You may have “social jetlag”, say German researchers. Social jetlag – a syndrome related to the mismatch between the body’s internal clock and the realities of our daily schedules – does more than make people sleepy and also make them obese, according […]

May 12th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

25-year-old delivers five babies in Kashmir

A 25-year-old woman delivered five babies after a successful surgery in a local maternity hospital here. Afroza, a homemaker of Beerwa village of Budgam district in central Kashmir, gave birth to the babies, seven years after her first child was born. This is for the first time in the Kashmir valley that any woman has […]

May 12th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

No Doomsday hint in oldest Mayan calendar

LONDON:The oldest Mayan Calendar found in an ancient Guatemalan house offers no hint of the alleged end of the world December 21 this year, researchers said. The walls reveal the oldest known astronomical tables from the Maya. Scientists already knew they must have been keeping such records at that time, but until now the oldest known examples dated from […]

May 12th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

UNDP development report biased: India

NEW DELHI: The government has taken exception to the `biases’ in the United NationsDevelopment Programme’s (UNDP) Asia Pacific Human Development report, titled, One Planet, which was released on Thursday. UNDP, required to play a neutral role in international governance, has recommended that India and other countries in the Asia Pacific region take greater responsibility to reduce […]

May 11th, 2012 | Posted in Science & Health | Read More »

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