After carcass meat, now rotten fish seized in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 24 : After the exposure of a racket in the sale of carcass meat collected from dumpyards, the civic authorities on Thursday seized around 70 kg of rotten fish during a surprise check on the city’s southern outskirts. A shop was sealed by the Budge Budge Municipality officials on charge of storing rotten […]

Finance Commission forms panel on health sector

New Delhi, May 24 : The 15th Finance Commission on Thursday constituted a high level group headed by AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria to explore and give recommendations for a balanced expansion of the health sector. The panel will evaluate the existing regulatory framework in the health sector and examine its strengths and weaknesses for enabling […]

Watch TV only if you are physically fit, says research

London, May 24 : Want to spend more time watching television? If so, increase your fitness level and grip strength, else the screen time can double the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, warned a study. According to researchers, increasing the levels of strength and fitness may nullify the adverse health effects of spending […]

Weight loss surgery can reduce risk of skin cancer: Study

London, May 24 : Bariatric surgery, a weight loss operation, is associated with a 61 per cent decrease in the risk of developing malignant skin cancer, according to a study. Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer, most closely associated with excessive sun exposure. Obesity is an established risk factor for cancer and some […]

New tool to rapidly, noninvasively detect Zika virus in mosquitoes

Sydney, May 24 : Researchers have developed a cheap and effective tool that could rapidly as well as noninvasively save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitoes infected with Zika virus. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause abnormalities in unborn babies and is linked to the rare paralysing condition called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). […]