Thursday, 29 June, 2017

Health

New mechanism to cure depression found

New York, Jan 9 (IANS) The malfunctioning brain cells are not the only ones to be blamed for depression. Other non-neuronal brain cells also play a key role in depression – a discovery that may go a long way in understanding, and curing, depression. Researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have shown that changes in one type of non-neuronal brain ... Read More »

Shun exercise, not sex, to burn extra kilos!

Toronto, Jan 9 (IANS) If having pleasure can help you stay healthy then what could be better than this! Scientists from the University of Quebec in Canada have found that sexual activities can be significantly effective in burning calories when compared to moderate intensity exercises. “It indicates that energy consumption during sexual activity appears to be nearly 85 kCal or ... Read More »

IPL 2014: 5 players Royal Challengers Bangalore could retain

Author : Nitin Fernandes Royal Challengers have been the “so-near-yet-so-far” team of the Indian Premier League over the years. After a disappointing campaign in 2008, the Bangalore-based franchise have promised plenty but failed at crucial moments, which has bequeathed them to being an inefficacious side in the following five editions. If one has a look […] read more... Read More »

Facing dry eye syndrome? Tips to cure it

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) According to the American Association of Ophthalmology, approximately 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men over the age of 50 suffer from chronic dry eyes. Experts suggest that use of lubricating ointment and fish oil supplements can help in curing the condition. Sanjay Dhawan, director, Ophthalmology, at Fortis Hospital, says that chilly winds of winter ... Read More »

Kerala leads the way with its ‘Nirbhaya’ scheme

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 9 (IANS) It was a coincidence that Kerala introduced a special scheme, “Nirbhaya”, in June 2012 for the safety of women and children. Soon after the Dec 16 gang rape in Delhi that year, the centre too introduced a scheme in that name. Kerala Minister for Social Welfare M.K. Muneer said Kerala had made progress, going forward in ... Read More »

Top Maoist leader Usendi surrenders due to ill health

Hyderabad, Jan.9 (ANI): A top Maoist leader, Gusda Usendi, has ended nearly three decades of warfare against the establishment and laid down arms before police in Andhra Pradesh, citing ill health as the main reason for his surrender. Better incentives and rehabilitation policy offered to the surrendered insurgents lured the rebel to surrender before the Andhra Pradesh police. Usendi’s wife ... Read More »

Suchitra Sen’s condition better, but not out of danger

Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) The condition of iconic Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who was put on non-invasive ventilator support after her condition deteriorated, still requires constant vigilance due to the fluctuating oxygen saturation, a medical bulletin said Tuesday, adding that she is not yet out of danger. “Because of continuous monitoring of her vital parameters, which might need active emergency ... Read More »

Musharraf’s medical report presented to court

Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf’s medical report was submitted Tuesday in a special court after he failed to attend Monday’s hearing of the high treason case against him. Earlier, addressing the court, Musharraf’s lawyers said they did not have his medical certificate. Moreover, no one appeared Tuesday from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), where ... Read More »