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How smoking causes inflammation

  London:  Scientists have identified how smoking can lead to changes in the immune system and thus increase inflammation throughout the body. The cancer-causing effects of smoking have been known for decades, but how smoking is related to immune changes had been previously unclear. In a report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, it

Declining interest of youth in Sanskrit causes concern

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed concern over the declining interest of youth in the language and exhorted them to study and do more research in the Indian customary languages.“All the Sanskrit scholars should deliberate upon what is to be done for the development of the language. The teaching of Sanskrit should be attractive

Armed squatter causes hostage situation outside US airport

New York: Police have rescued two people from a hostage situation in US city of New Jersey, at a warehouse near the Newark International Airport. SWAT teams surrounded the building at 451 Frelinghuysen Avenue on Friday afternoon. It is listed as an address of several manufacturing and shipping companies, and is about a block away from

New screening tool to predict causes of fainting

Toronto: Canadian researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new screening tool that could help emergency physicians uncover the sometimes dangerous hidden conditions that cause some people to faint. The findings showed that syncope, or fainting, accounts for between 1 per cent and 3 per cent of all emergency department visits. In most cases,