New York: Measuring the level of brain activity in healthy older adults while they are walking can predict their risk of falling, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin scientist. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among...
By Nita Bhalla New Delhi: Seven-year-old Siyam stands speechless when asked what he would like to do when he grows up. He stares blankly as if being asked the most ridiculous of questions. The boy, dressed in a faded red t-shirt with...
Kochi: Practising hatha yoga - a combination of asanas, pranayam and meditation - daily as well as maintaining healthy lifestyle may help reduce blood pressure in patients with pre-hypertension, a study has found. Pre-hypertension - slightly elevated blood pressure - is...
Jammu: Stating that empowerment of women is imperative for the development of the society, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said the government has launched many schemes and programmes for their welfare. She said the state government has...
Toronto: Smallpox, a deadly viral disease long thought to have appeared in human populations thousands of years ago in ancient India, Egypt and China, may actually have emerged in more recent times, a new study suggests. The pathogen that caused...
Boston: Having an optimistic outlook on life - a general expectation that good things will happen - may help people live longer, according to a new Harvard study. The study found that women who were optimistic had a significantly reduced...
Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai's initiatives to attract children to municipal schools, such as distribution of tablets, have failed to yield results and the drop-out rate has reached an "alarming stage", finds Praja foundation, a city-based NGO. The...
New York: Periods of fasting or starvation may significantly shorten the lifespan of children and their male descendants, a new study has found. The study focused on survivors of a mass famine that took place in the early 1920s in...
Bundi (Rajasthan): Young girls of the Kanjar community, a nomadic tribe in Rajasthan, are pushed into prostitution by their parents before they attain adulthood, an exploitative tradition which authorities are now taking up cudgels against. Under the age-old tradition called...
Toronto: New mothers are increasingly using pumped breast milk in bottles instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, a trend that may impact the health of future generations, a new study has found. The study also found that mothers who use expressed...

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