Novel treatment for dementia shows promise

In a ray of hope for people suffering from dementia, researchers -- led by one of Indian origin -- have found that stimulating the brain though minute amounts of electricity enhances the growth of new brain cells and improves short and long-term memory.

Quake rattles Mexico, triggers evacuations

A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Mexico on Friday, prompting people to stream out of offices and homes in the capital, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

6.3 magnitude quake shakes southern Chile

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Chilean city of Concepcion Wednesday, five years after a quake and subsequent tsunami hit the same area, killing more than 500 people.

5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile

A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck northern Chile on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

New smartphone app to detect signs of Parkinson's

A new smartphone app can detect early signs of Parkinson's disease years before people experience tremors, a study has found.

First app to tell if alcohol-related tremors are real or fake
First app to tell if alcohol-related tremors are real or fake

Scientists have developed the world's first app to measure strength of tremors owing to alcohol withdrawal, providing guidance to direct treatment decisions.

App to tell if alcohol-related tremors are real or fake

Are you worried at sudden shaking of hands and arms after quitting alcohol recently? Take heart as there is now an app that can judge the severity of tremors owing to alcohol withdrawal.

Six dead as earthquake stirs panic in Algiers

Six people were killed and hundreds injured as panic gripped areas of the Algerian capital when an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck offshore early today, an emergency official said.

Mild tremors in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand

Mild tremors were today felt in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, MeT office said. A mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Pithoragarh and adjoining areas at 5.6 PM, the MeT office said.

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Bay of Bengal; tremors felt across India

Mild tremors were felt in northern and eastern India on Wednesday.

Tremors felt in parts of Rajasthan

Minor intensity tremors were today felt in parts of Rajasthan, especially in Ajeetgarh-Sikar areas, at 2:44 PM, official sources said.

Parkinson`s disease could soon be history post groundbreaking discovery

Working with human neurons and fruit flies, researchers were able to identify and then shut down a biological process that seemed to trigger a particular form of Parkinson`s disease present in a large number of patients.

Multiple quakes jolt northeast China

Three shallow earthquakes struck northeast China, damaging thousands of houses and sending people out into the freezing cold, officials said on Saturday.

Mild tremors felt in Pakistan`s Balochistan province

Two mild earthquakes on Friday struck Pakistan`s restive Balochistan province which is still reeling from the devastation caused by a temblor that killed over 500 people in September.

Four earthquakes rattle Delhi-NCR within three hours; no casualties

People in the national capital region were jolted out of sleep early on Tuesday after four slight-intensity quakes were felt within a span of three hours.

Fresh quake in Pakistan, tremors in Delhi

Tremors were felt in the national capital late Saturday morning after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan`s Balochistan province four days after over 300 people died in a quake there.

Moderate quake strikes off Taiwan

A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Taiwan today, the island`s Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Fresh tremors in Bhaderwah

Fresh tremors tonight shook mountain-locked Bhaderwah valley in Jammu and Kashmir`s Doda district, triggering panic among locals.

Tremors prompt avalanche alert in Bhaderwah

An avalanche alert has been issued for people living in the Bhaderwah-Chamba border belt after tremors shook the valley in Doda district on Wednesday.

Mild tremors felt in Uttarakhand

An earthquake measuring 2.6 on the Richter Scale hit Uttarakhand`s Bageshwar district and adjoining areas in the wee hours here Thursday.