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Toronto: Scientists have uncovered a "foraging gene" that could play a key role in obesity in humans. The study examined the gene that the humans share in common with the fruit flies, which plays multiple roles and is found in similar...
New Delhi:  Smoking a hookah can be more harmful than cigarettes and can cause diseases like cancers much more easily, doctors say. According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, an hour-long hookah smoking session involves 200 puffs, while smoking an...
Rohtak, Haryana: The 10-year-old girl from Haryana left pregnant after she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather should be allowed to have an abortion, the doctors decided after a court in Rohtak asked them to take a call. The child...
New York: Sunbathing or vitamin D supplements may help restore good bacteria in the gut and help prevent metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that are risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, new research suggests. The scientists discovered that...
New Delhi: Gender diversity may be a politically correct proposition, but when it comes to corporate hiring, the reality is men are preferred to women even if the two are equally qualified for the same job. This is one of the...
Chennai: Brands sourcing garments, shoes, leather and natural stones from India must help create and sustain child labour-free zones by mapping their supply chains and working with communities to boost school enrolment, activists said on Tuesday. The Stop Child Labour Coalition of...
London: A mother's intake of folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may boost psychological benefits in children, a study has shown. Folic acids can also be obtained from food sources such as lentils, dried beans, peas, nuts, avocado, dark green vegetables...
By Charu Bahri/ IndiaSpend Although India spends 85 per cent of its family planning budget on sterilisation and 1.5 per cent on distributing condoms and other non-terminal contraceptives, one Maharashtra districts brief experience with a conditional cash transfer programme shows...
Mumbai: The loss of India's community lands to industrial use is hurting weavers, potters and other craftsmen who rely on them for their livelihoods, activists say, sparking disputes across the country and even a music video. Community or common lands include...
An innovative sensory garden in Maharashtra's Thane district is paving way for specialised learning for special children. The children with multiple disabilities have made Jidd Special School their second home. With the introduction of a sensory garden, which has...

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