Knowledge of Sanskrit must to build super computers: Minister

Kolkata, June 20 : Criticising a section of Indians for their over-reliance on English, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said knowledge of Sanskrit will be essential to build super computers as it is the only language that can adapt to next general technology. The minister said according to the modern-day scientists, the algorithms […]

Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions

New Delhi, June 20 : The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients. A new age yoga start-up in the national capital region, Karma […]

Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana

Ottawa, June 20 : Canadian Parliament has passed a “historic” bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, […]

Over 1 lakh patients in Kerala to receive palliative care

Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 : At least 1.50 lakh patients in Kerala who suffer from various ailments will have a better quality of life through palliative care, the government said on Wednesday. The care would be provided through a joint initiative between the private sector and state government, the Kerala Assembly was told. Palliative care is […]

Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study

New York, June 19 : Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study. The findings, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, showed that nearly one and one-half times […]

‘Combining two different malaria vaccines can cut cases by 91%’

London, June 19 : Using a combination of two experimental vaccines can result in 91 per cent reduction in the number of malaria infections, scientists have found. Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The team from the Imperial College London tested two types of vaccines: […]