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  • Covid-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity globally: Study
    New York, June 4 (IANS) Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, warn researchers.   "The tragic Covid-19 pandemic has collateral effects extending beyond dire
  • 'Covid-19 vac not possible soon'
    BY SUMIT SAXENA New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) It is not possible to develop a vaccine for Covid-19 soon, as the RNA virus changes very quickly and this makes it difficult to create a good vaccine, says Claudio Colosio Unimi Professor, Department of Health Sciences University of Milan, Italy.
  • Antiepileptic drugs linked to high death risk in Alzheimer's patients
    London, June 4 (IANS) Researchers have claimed that the use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with a higher risk of death among people with Alzheimer's disease.   Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are the main type of treatment for most people with epilepsy that aims to stop se
  • Eating whole grains helps cut diabetes risk
    New York, June 2 (IANS) Eating higher intake of high-quality carbohydrates, especially from whole grains, are associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, say researchers.   "High intake of carbohydrates has been suggested to be associated with a higher risk of type 2
  • Covid-19 could be seasonal illness with higher risk in winter: Study
    Image for representational purpose only   Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Covid-19 could be a seasonal illness with a higher risk in winter as researchers have found a one per cent decrease in humidity could increase the number of Covid-19 cases by six per cent.   The study, pu

FEATURED NEWS

  • Call for stronger nature conservation post-COVID-19
    BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, June 4 (IANSlife) The novel Coronavirus has altered the lives of billions of humans in unprecedented ways, but what shone through is the resilience of nature. Air pollution levels down, animal communities freer to roam the planet, and clearer streams of w
  • Survivors of missing, slain indigenous women in Canada impatient for action
    The government inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women blamed racism, colonialism, sexism, and apathy in Canadian society   TORONTO, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year ago, Canada announced that the disappearance and murder of thousands of indigenous women a
  • Post-virus green reset urged for divided, ailing economies
    In the face of protests, inequality and rising climate threats, a coronavirus recovery needs to spur a "greener, smarter, fairer" world   LONDON, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As protests over racial injustice sweep the United States and a virus-driven global d
  • Solar pumps, migrant homes help shield post-coronavirus world
    Building climate resilience and lifting living standards of vulnerable communities can help protect against future shocks   BANGKOK, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As countries look to revive their economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, strengthening climate def

LIFE AND STYLE

  • Manushi Chillar roped in as Adidas brand ambassador
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANSlife) The winner of Miss World 2017 and Bollywood debutant Manushi Chhillar has been roped in by fitness and sportswear brand Adidas as its female brand ambassador.   Manushi's association with the brand is her first global brand endorsement deal. &
  • Cash reward for constable who ran along moving train with milk for infant
    New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Elated by the heroic act of a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable who provided milk for an infant in a moving train, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday announced a reward for the force personnel.   Goyal took to Twitter and wrote, "
  • Useful tips for elderly living with retinal diseases
    New Delhi, June 4 (IANSlife) Over two months with a stay-at-home mandate, elderly people living with vision disabilities are among the ones struggling the most. Coupled with this is the looming fear of losing their vision if their treatment is delayed.   Most of them are either
  • Sonakshi Sinha reveals her post-lockdown wishlist
    Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha is looking forward to meeting and partying with friends once the lockdown ends.   Asked what's the one thing she wants to do once lockdown ends, Sonakshi told IANS: "I just want to party with all my friends and then get back
  • Amitabh Bachchan: Mine is a 'somehow managing to exist story'
    New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan is tagged as Bollywood's "Shahenshah" but he doesn't think he has a success story. The iconic star says he would describe his journey in showbiz as a "somehow managing to exist story" -- something he is still trying to d