Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Minister

Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Minister

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Yoga is for the well-being of all and has nothing to do with any particular religion, Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said on Thursday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Interacting with a delegation of Muslim leaders who called on him, Naik said there was no compulsion on anyone to practice yoga, but as it […]

Daily antacid use ups heart attack risk: Study

Daily antacid use ups heart attack risk: Study

Washington, (IANS) Popping over-the-counter antacids daily to control acidity or heartburn can increase heart attack risk by 16-21 percent, a huge data-mining study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed. [google_ad_728_90_text] The researchers analysed 16 million clinical documents of 2.9 million patients in two separate databases.   “People who take medication to suppress stomach acid […]

Taste of northeast India now just a click away

New Delhi, (IANS) Fashion, food and artifacts from Northeast India aren’t that far anymore. In a bid to bring the region closer to you, an online platform called giskaa.com has been launched where you can buy products from all the eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. [google_ad_728_90_text] The […]

World’s first water-based computer developed

Washington, (IANS) In a ground-breaking feat, world’s first synchronous computer that operates on water droplets has been developed by an Indian-American researcher from Stanford University. [google_ad_728_90_text] Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bioengineering, and his students have built a unique computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets.   [google_ad_336_280_image] The work combines […]

Greenpeace calls for solar street lighting for road safety

New Delhi,  (IANS) Greenpeace India launched its campaign to make streets of Delhi safe for women and children by lighting up dark spots using solar street light systems. [google_ad_728_90_text] Environmental group Greenpeace launched its report on clean electricity prepared in partnership with National Institute of Urban Affairs on wednesday.   The climate and energy campaigner […]

Smile away stress for long-term health

Smile away stress for long-term health

New York, (IANS) Adults who fail to maintain positive moods such as cheerfulness or calm when faced with the minor stressors of everyday life appear to have elevated levels of inflammation that can undermine their long-term health, says a study. [google_ad_728_90_text] Inflammatory responses are part of the body’s ability to protect itself via immune system. […]

‘India needs skilled professionals in hospitality, luxury goods’

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The World Travel and Tourism Council has projected exponential growth for this industry through the next decade and India needs well-trained professionals in travel trade and luxury brand sectors to tap the potential, a Geneva-based education expert has said. [google_ad_728_90_text] Judy Hao, a Chinese American chief executive of the Geneva-based […]

Human trial to assess efficacy of autism drug treatment

New York, June 11 (IANS) A clinical trial to investigate the safety and efficacy of a drug therapy for autism has been launched in the US, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has said in a statement. [google_ad_728_90_text] The phase 1 clinical trial, which is recruiting 20 participants, will evaluate suramin — a […]

Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

Cervical cancer vaccine might work after just 1 shot, not 3

MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.   The authors of the study acknowledged it isn’t convincing enough to change vaccination strategies immediately. But if their results are […]

New tool can predict solar storms a day before

London, (IANS) An Indian-origin scientist has built a novel tool that can predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance and save systems on the Earth from the coronal mass ejections (CMEs).   [google_ad_336_280_image] Developed by Neel Savani, visiting researcher at Imperial College London and space scientist at NASA, the new measurement and […]

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Ottawa, (IANS) A research has found that young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method.   The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, compared the success of the social media-based campaign Break It Off with Smokers’ […]