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Skipping breakfast could make your kid undernourished

  London, August 17 (IANS) Is your son or daughter in the habit of skipping breakfast regularly? If so, he or she may fall short of the daily required amounts of nutrients that are essential for their growth and development,…

Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

Citizen scientists will take to the field for U.S. eclipse

  August 17 (REUTERS) – When the moon passes directly in front of the sun on Aug. 21, casting a deep shadow across the United States, thousands of citizen scientists will be watching the eclipse while monitoring temperature changes, animal…

How to stay safe when lightning hits

How to stay safe when lightning hits

  WASHINGTON, August 15 (AP) — Here are some lightning safety tips from the National Weather Service.   WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS   The safest place to be in a thunderstorm is indoors. Stay inside until 30 minutes passes…

Breast cancer may kill 76,000 Indian women a year by 2020

Breast cancer may kill 76,000 Indian women a year by 2020

  Dubai, August 15 (IANS) Lack of early diagnosis of breast cancer may kill 76,000 Indian women in a year by 2020, says a study, one of whose researchers is of Indian origin.   One of the most commonly diagnosed…

Liver inflammation may raise risk of heart diseases

  London, August 15 (IANS) Inflammation in the liver can play a key role in the development of fat accumulation in the arteries, cause blood clots as well as other cardiovascular conditions, researchers have found.   The study showed that…

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

  WASHINGTON, August 14 (AP) — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in…

Science Says: Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming

Science Says: Fast-melting Arctic sign of bad global warming

  WASHINGTON, August 14 (AP) — One of the coldest places on Earth is so hot it’s melting.   Glaciers, sea ice and a massive ice sheet in the Arctic are thawing from toasty air above and warm water below.…

New blood test may improve cancer treatment

  New York, August 14 (IANS) Stanford University scientists have developed a new type of low-cost blood test that has the potential for quickly tracking cancer growth and spread.   The test requires only a fraction of a tube of…

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide – ORF

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide – ORF

  VIENNA, August 14 (Reuters) – Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by…

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

Smokers find it hard to quit despite knowing ill-effects

  Mumbai, August 13 (PTI) Smokers suffer from poor physical and mental health, but find it difficult to kick the butt despite being aware of the serious health risks, according to a study conducted in five major cities in India.…

India’s makeshift bridges

India’s makeshift bridges

A villager carrying a child uses a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded area in the Jorhat district in Assam, August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/Files…

Poor kidney function may up irregular heartbeat risk

  New York, August 11 (IANS) People with severe kidney disease may be at a two-fold higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation — an irregular heartbeat condition, researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have suggested.   Atrial fibrillation is the…