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ISS infested with bacteria like gym on Earth: NASA

ISS bacteria research: A team of NASA researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist has found the surface inside the International Space Station (ISS) is littered with microbes just like in a gym or office on Earth — threatening astronauts’ health at the orbiting laboratory.The knowledge of the composition of the microbial and fungal communities on the

PAU terrace vegetable garden

Punjab Agriculture University to develop terrace vegetable garden

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) inked a pact with Blue Stallion Equipments (P) Limited, Ludhiana, and Rajinder Agri Clinic, Manawala, Amritsar for licensing of Rooftop Vegetable Nutrition Garden Model using Soilless Media Technology. Director of Research, PAU, Dr Navtej Singh Bains and Parvinder Singh, and Dr Rajinder Singh signed the Memorandum of Agreement on behalf

Himachal PAU farming research

Himachal PAU takes lead in the natural farming research

Dharamshala CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur has taken a lead among all farm universities in the country by initiating research on natural farming. The foundation stone of a model centre of Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) was laid one year back by the Himachal Pradesh Governor-cumChancellor of HPAU in the presence of Chief Minister.

India striving Brain Gain

India striving efficiently to achieve ‘Brain Gain’: Union HRD Minister

KUSUM ARORA Jalandhar Two days after Nobel Laureate Duncan Haldane asked India to follow the example of rival country China to reverse brain drain, Union Human Resource Development Minister Parkash Javadekar Sunday said that India was striving efficiently to achieve Brain -Gain through major initiatives launched by Modi government. The Union HRD minister was seen

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day: Diabetes currently affects over 425 million people worldwide

World Diabetes Day, which aims to promote awareness, education and care for those with diabetes. Diabetes currently affects over 425 million people worldwide, with more than 72.9 million cases of diabetes in India in 2017, with most having type 2 diabetes and at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and its complications. A recent survey by

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Participating in sports during childhood benefits bone health

A recent study, performed at Curtin University, followed 984 children into young adulthood. Males who were ‘consistent sport participators’ from ages 5-17 years had significantly greater whole body and leg bone mineral content at age 20 years than those who dropped out of sport , whereas males who ‘joined sport  had significantly greater leg bone mineral content than those who

Childhood infections

Childhood infections may affect school performance

Turns out, severe infections that have led to hospitalization during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence.According to a new research conducted at Wolters Kluwer Health, higher numbers of hospitalizations for infections are associated with a reduced probability of completing ninth grade, as well as with lower test scores. The study included nationwide data

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

Gene therapy may help treat chronic kidney disease

NEW YORK: Scientists have found that administering gene therapy may reverse damage in kidney cells, suggesting a potential treatment for chronic kidney disease characterised by gradual loss of its functions.The research showed that whether adeno-associated virus (AAV) a relative of the virus that causes the common cold could deliver genetic material to damaged cells in

Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life

Teens need vigorous exercise to cut heart risk later in life

Washington DC, [USA] July 12 (ANI): Turns out, teenagers who engage in high-intensity exercise have lower blood pressure which ultimately may lead to a lower risk of developing heart diseases later in life. The study by researchers at the Children’s Health & Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter, conducted an experiment on healthy teenage males

Drinking 'Grassmilk' may boost heart health: Study

Drinking ‘Grassmilk’ may boost heart health: Study

NEW YORK: Cows fed with 100 per cent organic grass and legume-based diet produce “grassmilk” rich in omega-3, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as compared to conventional milk, finds a study.While omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of

Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

Living near woods may cut diabetes, heart disease risk

LONDON: Feeling unwell? Instead of popping up a pill, sitting in the lap of nature can have various health benefits, says a study. The findings showed that living near the nature or getting regular exposure to greenery may reduce the risk of a host of illnesses including Type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, preterm

Long work hours may hike women's diabetes risk by 70%

Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

Toronto – Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 to 40 hours a week, a study has found. Longer-working men however did not face this risk. While it is an

Adolescent drinking may reduce grey matter

Adolescent drinking may reduce grey matter

LONDON: Regular consumption of alcohol, even in moderate levels, can adversely affect young people, especially girls both their metabolism as well as volume of grey matter, a study has found. The findings showed that drinking may be associated with changes in the metabolite profile which includes reduced brain grey matter involved in muscle control, sensory

An extra year of education can make you smarter

An extra year of education can make you smarter

LONDON: An extra year of schooling may leave students with new knowledge and may lead to a small but noticeable increase to students’ IQ, a new study suggests. The researchers found that an additional year of education was associated with an increase in IQ that ranged from 1.197 IQ points to 5.229 IQ points.In combination,

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes

TB vaccine may help reverse diabetes Boston, Jun 24 (PTI) A vaccine that prevents tuberculosis and is used to treat bladder cancer has been approved for clinical trials in the US to tests its ability to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a phase II clinical trial testing

Living in mountains limits bone growth

Living in mountains limits bone growth

LONDON: Living in high altitude regions can limit bone growth, causing people have shorter limbs, say scientists who conducted a study in Himalayan populations. High altitude is a particularly challenging environment – the terrain is physically challenging and the land has a relatively poor crop yield, so food can be sparse.Most importantly, oxygen levels are

Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids?

Can grandparents’ exposure to plastic chemical cause Autism in kids?

NEW YORK: Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in consumer products such as water bottles, dental composites among others and

Tricity gears up for International Yoga Day

Chandigarh – Thousands of people are expected to participate in yoga events, which is to be organised at various places on the eve of 4th International Yoga Day across Chandigarh on Thursday. A large amount of people from Tricity are going to participate in the events and initiatives organised by the government, various NGO’s, schools, educational

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

Why eating whole grains may be much healthier

LONDON: Regularly consuming whole grain foods such as barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal and rye may help lose weight as well as decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has claimed. The findings showed that study participants who ate whole grains had less inflammation, particularly in overweight people, which increases the risk

Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded

Why we can’t stop eating junk food decoded

BERLIN: Foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a particularly strong influence on our brain’s reward system, say scientists who explain why we cannot keep our hands off unhealthy junk foods like french fries and candy bars. Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling