Number of Zika virus cases reaches 100 in Jaipur

Jaipur, Oct 18 : The number of people infected with the Zika virus has gone up to 100 in Jaipur, officials said on Thursday. State Chief Secretary D.B. Gupta held a review meeting and directed the officials to carry out anti-larvae activities in educational institutions and administrative buildings in Jaipur. Veenu Gupta, Chief Secretary (Medicine […]

Nano-carbon: New India-made weapon against mosquitoes?

By K.S. Jayaraman Bengaluru, Oct 18 : Toxic smog has once again threatened to engulf the National Capital Region (NCR) as farmers in parts of Haryana and Punjab have begun to burn their crop residue. And the zika virus, spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has mysteriously raised its head in Rajasthan, having already infected about […]

Kids with autism 50% more likely to be obese: Study

New York, Oct 18 : Children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 per cent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population, a study says. Among children with ASD, those with a higher degree of impairment and more severe symptoms were at even greater risk […]

Six ways to protect your baby’s skin this winter

New Delhi, Oct 18 : Winter is here, which means your baby needs extra care and attention. Baby skin requires a lot more nourishment during winter, as the temperature drop tends to make the skin dry. Winter also brings with it various skin problems for babies, as their skin is more delicate when compared to […]

9 scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize

San Francisco, Oct 18 : The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. The Foundation will award a total of $21 million to the nine winners. It is considered the most generous science prize in […]

Delhi Minister releases NASA images of stubble burning, demands immediate halt

New Delhi, Oct 17 : As Delhi’s air quality inches fast towards the “very poor” category, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday released NASA satellite’s recent images of north India which showed stubble burning at “dangerous levels”. “It is high time that the crop residue burning in the fields be immediately halted, failing which a […]