Omega-3 fatty acids may cut breast cancer risk

New York, Feb 25 : Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are likely to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are obese and in post-menopausal phase, suggests new research. The study revealed that increasing levels of Omega-3 in the blood were linked with reduced breast density. However, the association was found only […]

Smartphones, YouTube can help people with intellectual disability

Toronto, Feb 25 : Tablets, smartphones and YouTube can go a long way in helping people with intellectual disability (ID) cope up with these challenges, say researchers from Concordia University in Montreal. By using these tools to create videos that explain their life experiences and successes, such people can become more self-empowered while demonstrating and […]

High-salt diet may lead to liver damage

New York, Feb 25 : While high salt intake has been known to cause high blood pressure and other side effects, researchers have now found that a high-salt diet might also contribute to liver damage in adults and developing embryos. “This study demonstrates that high salt exposure in mice (four percent sodium chloride or NaCl […]

Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better, WHO head says

By Stephen Eisenhammer RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 25 : The head of the World Health Organization warned that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief. Director-General Margaret Chan made the comments at the end of her two-day visit to […]

Haryana restores normal water supply to Delhi

Chandigarh, Feb 24 : The Haryana government said on Wednesday that water supply to the national capital Delhi had been restored. The water supply was earlier interrupted due to damage to the Carrier-Lined Channel (CLC) of Munak canal near village Garhi Bindrauli during the Jat agitation. “Delhi is currently being provided 700 cusecs of water […]

Much ado being made of two ‘monkey fever’ deaths: Parsekar

Panaji, Feb 24 : Much ado is being made about deaths of two senior citizens, caused due to the rare Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday, adding both were beyond the state’s average mortality age of 70. Health minister and deputy chief minister Francis D’Souza, who addressed a joint press […]