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IIT Guwahati builds hand-held device to detect bacteria

IIT Guwahati builds hand-held device to detect bacteria

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati researchers have developed a low-cost, hand-held device for rapid detection of bacteria, bringing portable bacterial detection kits closer to reality.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:11 PM IST
Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study

Quarter of global population at tuberculosis risk: Study

The study, published in European Respiratory Journal, shows that one in four people in the world carries tuberculosis bacterium in the body.

Aug 06, 2019, 15:24 PM IST
AI helps identify new breast cancer types

AI helps identify new breast cancer types

Published in the NPJ Breast Cancer journal, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, applied AI and machine learning (ML) to gene sequences and molecular data from breast tumours, to reveal

Aug 06, 2019, 15:16 PM IST
Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

For the analysis, the research team focused on the relationships between social contact at age 50, 60 and 70, and subsequent incidence of dementia, and whether social contact was linked to cognitive

Aug 06, 2019, 15:04 PM IST
Google Fit now track users' sleep patterns: Report

Google Fit now track users' sleep patterns: Report

Users can also add and edit their sleep history if companion apps aren't providing a complete picture of the downtime.

Aug 05, 2019, 16:46 PM IST
822 million suffer from chronic malnutrition, FAO says

822 million suffer from chronic malnutrition, FAO says

New Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu, faces the challenge of mobilizing more public and private efforts against malnutrition, in a clear rise in the world

Aug 02, 2019, 16:05 PM IST
Govt should study if feni, urrak cause cancer: Ex Goa CM

Govt should study if feni, urrak cause cancer: Ex Goa CM

Feni is a double-distilled alcohol drawn from the juice of the cashew fruit while urrak is a single-distilled version of the same juice.

Aug 02, 2019, 15:45 PM IST
Researchers find way to make immunotherapy work for lymphoma

Researchers find way to make immunotherapy work for lymphoma

The study, published in Cancer Discovery journal, found that this new process is not only effective in lymphoma treatment but also increases the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer.

Aug 02, 2019, 15:38 PM IST
Early menstruation linked to higher diabetes risk

Early menstruation linked to higher diabetes risk

This new study, analysing more than 15,000 postmenopausal women in China, has found that women who begin menstruating at an earlier age have a higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.

Aug 01, 2019, 18:01 PM IST
Mobile tower radiation increasing risk of oral problems

Mobile tower radiation increasing risk of oral problems

The statement came after the extraction of 526 teeth from the mouth of a seven-year-old boy in a rare surgery performed at the hospital.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:15 PM IST
Most cancers can be cured if detected early: Minister

Most cancers can be cured if detected early: Minister

Members suggested raising tax on tobacco items, ensuring affordable treatment and setting up early detection centres at districts to battle cancer which they said had emerged as a major killer in the

Aug 01, 2019, 17:07 PM IST
Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

Shame, guilt affect work of asthma sufferers

Asthma sufferers are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity and affects their emotional well being.

Aug 01, 2019, 17:01 PM IST
No link between formalin-laced fish and cancer: Goa Minister

No link between formalin-laced fish and cancer: Goa Minister

The controversy involving use of formalin -- a carcinogenic chemical used to preserve cadavers in morgues -- in fish erupted in July last year, after an FDA team found traces of formalin in fish

Aug 01, 2019, 15:28 PM IST
High Vitamin A intake can lower skin cancer risk

High Vitamin A intake can lower skin cancer risk

Skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, is hard to prevent, but this study suggests that eating a healthy diet rich in Vitamin A, in addition to wearing sunscreen and reducing sun exposure,

Aug 01, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
AI tool predicts cell behaviours during diseases, treatment

AI tool predicts cell behaviours during diseases, treatment

According to the researchers, scGen is a generative deep learning model that leverages ideas from image, sequence and language processing and applies them to model the behaviour of a cell performed

Jul 31, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
Students with greater sense of belonging are helpful

Students with greater sense of belonging are helpful

This indicates that parents might be able to play a proactive role in increasing their child's sense of belonging at school by focusing on improving family belongingness.

Jul 31, 2019, 14:59 PM IST
Active girls have better lung function in adolescence: Study

Active girls have better lung function in adolescence: Study

Strategies for promoting physical activity in childhood could be highly beneficial for the respiratory health of the population.

Jul 31, 2019, 14:51 PM IST
Hotter weather linked to higher suicide rates

Hotter weather linked to higher suicide rates

Temperature rise by 2050 could increase suicide rates by 1.4 per cent in the US and 2.3 per cent in Mexico.

Jul 29, 2019, 18:28 PM IST
5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity

5 hours daily on phone increases risk of obesity

Spending too much time using the smartphone facilitates sedentary behaviours, reduces the time of physical activity, which increases the risk of premature death, diabetes, heart disease and different

Jul 29, 2019, 18:03 PM IST
Study shows that red wine can treat depression

Study shows that red wine can treat depression

Resveratrol may be an effective alternative to drugs for treating patients suffering from depression and anxiety disorders.

Jul 29, 2019, 17:55 PM IST