Monday, 23 October, 2017

Health

UN chief concerned over religious violence in Syria

United Nations, Dec 10 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the targeting of people based on their religion, community or ethnic affiliation in Syria, after a group of nuns went missing from the town of Maaloula. Ban, in a statement released Monday, said he “remains deeply troubled by the targeting of places of worship and religious representatives ... Read More »

2012′s solar storm highlights need for policymakers to prep up for future

Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): A researcher has said that a massive ejection of material from the Sun initially traveling at over 7 million miles per hour that narrowly missed Earth in 2012 is an event scientists hope will open policymakers’ eyes regarding impacts and mitigation of severe space weather. University of Colorado Boulder Professor Daniel Baker, said that the coronal ... Read More »

Mukherjee arrives in South Africa to attend Mandela’s memorial service(Update:Mukherjee)

Johannesburg, Dec 10 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee arrived here on Tuesday to attend a memorial service in honour of South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Mukherjee is among more than 90 heads of state and government, who will attend the memorial service, which will be held at the FNB Stadium, where Mandela made his last major public appearance during the ... Read More »

Victorious Australia bringing same squad to Perth

By Ian Ransom ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Australia will take the same 12-man squad to Perth for the third Ashes test this week after humbling England by 218 runs to win the second match in Adelaide on Monday. Selector John Inverarity said in a statement that uncapped fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile and 12-test paceman Doug Bollinger would also be in Perth ... Read More »

Hypertension main link between erectile dysfunction and heart disease

Washington, Dec. 8 (ANI): Inability of the artery that supplies blood to the penis to expand and contract properly is the reason behind erectile dysfunction (ED). The study of this mechanism has led to a new understanding of the important link between ED and the development of coronary artery disease, and to new strategies for prevention and treatment. In the ... Read More »

Taking probiotics during pregnancy or giving them to tots doesn’t prevent asthma

Washington, Dec. 7 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that even though probiotics has health benefits preventing childhood asthma isn’t one of them. Principal investigator Meghan Azad, a Banting post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, and her team reviewed data from 20 clinical trials in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan that involved more ... Read More »

China raises alert level to warn of extreme pollution

Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS/EFE) China Saturday issued an orange alert, the most serious warning after a red alert, citing the dangerous pollution levels registered in various parts of the country that have forced expressways to close and flights to be either delayed or cancelled. The Chinese Meteorological Centre Saturday raised the alert level to orange along the east coast of ... Read More »