Mexico urges US to do more to discourage drug use(03:00) Mexico City, Feb 20 (IANS) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said he plans to ask the US to promote a campaign against drug use among young people, insisting that demand from Americans enriches the cartels in the Aztec nation.
Drug addiction helps anti-national forces: Modi(22:42) Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged youth to stay away from drug addiction, saying that it not only adversely affected the mind and body but also helps anti-national forces.
Smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness(19:38) New York, Feb 19 (IANS) While excessive smoking has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned that smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness.
IIT-H researchers identify Antarctic fungi to treat childhood cancer(17:12) Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) have isolated a strain of a fungi, found in the Antarctic region, which could lead to development of new cheaper treatment with fewer side effects for a common childhood cancer.
Obesity causing genes identified(15:54) New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified genetic variants associated with obesity that is central to developing targeted interventions to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like hypertension, Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.
24 killed in bus crash in Bolivia(03:06) La Paz, Feb 19 (IANS) Twenty-four people were killed and 11 others injured on Monday when a bus collided with a truck in western Bolivia, police told Efe.
J&J implant victims object to compensation package(21:44) New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Victims of Johnson & Johnson faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants have written to the central expert committee (CEC) raising objections to the compensation package proposed by the government.
Indian product designed to stop bleeding poised to go global(18:14) Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) A product to stop bleeding, made by an Indian company with extract from shellfish, is poised to become a global brand with its widespread use by the defence forces and hospitals in various countries besides Indian forces.
New drug to delay ageing discovered(14:14) New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new drug that can delay ageing demonstrated by declining muscle mass, strength and function.
Household toxins linked to multiple disorders in children: Study(13:30) New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Children living in homes that have toxic chemicals on the floors and furniture are exposed to higher concentrations of harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in their blood or urine than those without these materials, finds a new study.