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Health  /  Published 02.10.19

No need to see red in red meat, say scientists

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.But ...
By Gina Kolata/New York Times News Service in New York

Science  /  Published 30.09.19

Studies clash on fish oil-heart risk link

People who regularly take omega-3 fish oil supplements appear to face lower risks of coronary heart disease and heart attacks, researchers said on Monday, presenting evidence that contradicts a review...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 23.09.19

Venus may have been habitable, says Nasa

Venus may have hosted liquid water for 2-3 billion years, until a dramatic transformation starting over 700 million years ago resurfaced around 80 per cent of the planet, according to a Nasa study.The...
By PTI in Washington

India  /  Published 22.09.19

Curcumin hope in TB fight

Indian scientists have shown that turmeric’s yellow ingredient may help enhance the efficacy of the lone standard vaccine against tuberculosis, which is given to all children at birth but is effecti...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 18.08.19

Teen social media harm stems from bullying

Online bullying, sleep disruption and lack of physical activity are likely to drive mental health harms observed among teenagers with very frequent social media use, and girls appear more affected tha...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 16.07.19

Psychedelic microdoses can help focus: study

A University of Toronto Mississauga researcher and his colleagues have “uncovered high potential research avenues” for assessing the benefits and drawbacks of microdosing with the psychedelic subs...
By Elaine Smith in

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.19

How smartphone users behave

Being a smart senior citizen is alluring but stressful. That seems to be the lesson gleaned from a study of people’s habits of locking and unlocking smartphones. Conducted by the University of Briti...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 17.05.19

Ignorance is bliss: how Indians don't know about their diabetes

A nationwide study has found that only about half the diabetes patients in India are aware of their condition, 40 per cent are under treatment and about a quarter have their blood sugar levels under c...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.19

The government should fund basic research

An oft-heard argument has been that the Indian government must increase its funding for science and technology research. The government’s research and development funding as a fraction of overall gr...
By Rakesh Kumar in

India  /  Published 03.04.19

India set for worst air pollution crown

India is set to replace China as the country worst affected by air pollution, a global study released on Wednesday suggests.The State of Global Air 2019 report, prepared by the non-profit Health Effec...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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