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  • Early exposure to anaesthetics may trigger alcohol use disorder
    New York, May 28 (IANS) Early exposure to anaesthetics in life may make adolescents more susceptible to developing alcohol use disorder (AUD), warn researchers.   Anaesthetics are commonly used drugs in the healthcare field and are often administered to children to induce unconsciou
  • Prevalence of 'silent' Covid-19 infections much higher than thought
    Sydney, May 28 (IANS) The prevalence of 'silent' symptomless COVID-19 infections may be much higher than thought and as countries progress out of lockdown, a high proportion of asymptomatic individuals may mean a much higher percentage has been infected with the coronavirus, accord
  • Smoking and how it affects fertility, childbirth
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Smoking and tobacco use can have a serious impact on the fertility of both men and women, and consequently the quality of life in pregnancy.   If a woman is a regular smoker, then it has a double effect on a woman's fertility. Smoking can harm both t
  • India's HCQ pioneer slams WHO decision to suspend drug trial
    New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) One of the pioneers to initiate hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) therapy in COVID-19 positive patients, Dr Sudhir Bhandari , Principal and Controller, Sawai Madho Singh Medical College Hospitals, Jaipur has slammed the decision of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tem
  • COVID-19 here to stay till 2021, aggressive testing needed to curb its spread: Health experts
    New Delhi, May 27 (PTI) Global health experts on Wednesday said novel coronavirus is here to stay for more than a year and called for aggressive testing to prevent its spread.   In an interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, health experts Professor Ashish Jha and Professor Jo


  • Pvt-public partnership is working to bring Covid vaccine in India: Dr Harsh Vardhan
    'WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE VIRUS EVEN AS WE CONTINUE OUR SOCIO-ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES'   New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government's point man on the gravest health emergency confronting the world and India is Dr Harsh Vardhan, our very own Health Minister, a Chandni Chow
  • Kathmandu Triennale: From poets to Shamans
    New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Focussing on ideas and movements that have been marginalised both within Nepal and globally, including discourses of decolonisation, migration and displacement, indigenous knowledge, queer rights, feminism, and alternative world views, the Kathmandu Triennale 2077
  • Elderly support during COVID-19: Caregiving, tackling old-age loneliness
    BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, May 26 (IANSlife) The Coronavirus pandemic has left human race with feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and a fear what's coming next. While we do our bit to stay safe, looking after our loved ones, particularly the elderly, is crucial.   In this cr
  • India's forgotten war with China
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The only India-China conflict that remains etched in our collective memory is the 1962 war, which India tragically lost. But five years later, in 1967, India and China faced off once again in the heights of Cho La and Nathu La at the Sikkim border. This time, overc
  • Newspapers must convince people they are safe, compete with new media for ads: Javadekar
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, who holds the crucial portfolios of Information & Broadcasting and Environment, has the huge task of reaching out to people amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.   A minister, who has the confidence of Prime Minister Narendra


  • Bhumi Pednekar supports education programme
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar has lent her support to Whispers initiative, "Mobileshaala", which aims to provide free education as schools across the country remain closed due to the pandemic. Whisper is one of India's leading names in Feminine Care and
  • The poet in Narendra Modi emerges in 'Letters to Mother'
    New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) "This is not an attempt at literary writing; the passages featured in this book are reflections of my observations and sometimes unprocessed thoughts; expressed without filter," Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes in the foreword to his collection of poems, publish
  • Pangolin rescued from Odisha quarantine centre to undergo COVID-19 test
    New Delhi, May 27 (PTI): A pangolin rescued by the forest department from a quarantine centre in Odisha's Cuttack district will undergo COVID-19 test, an official said.   The swab samples of the pangolin has been collected for the coronavirus test, the official said on Tuesday.
  • Quit tobacco with yoga
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANSlife) There are more than 8 million people who die from tobacco related causes each year. Of these, over 7 million die as a result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Smoking is decidedly bad for your health an
  • Neha Kakkar: Important for singers to be seen
    New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Neha Kakkar says singers do get their due credit but stressed that it is important for them to be seen these days.   "Wherever there are singers, they get mentioned whenever the credits come," Neha told IANS, referring to singers being given credit, but she