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Child fitness to start from schools

New Delhi, Aug 2: Healthcare experts are arguing that there is a need for an all-inclusive and result oriented fitness for children in India.

Children's health is becoming a matter of concern globally. According to the World Health Organisation obese children tend to fall prey to lifestyle diseases to the extent of 60-70% when they reach their 30s and...

Healthy diet, drinking less alcohol may lower cancer risk, says study

London, Jul 30: Adhering to a healthy diet, drinking less alcohol, and exercising may reduce the risk of developing cancer, researchers have found. The review, published in the journal Cancer Research, drew data from the NutriNet-Sante study, launched in 2009 to investigate associations between nutrition and health in a French cohort. This study included a large sample of 41,543 participants...

Indian vegetarian diets 84% protein deficient: IDA

The Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) today claimed that vegetarian diets in the country are 84 per cent protein deficient, mainly due to lack of awareness among the public.

Citing a study by market research firm IMRB, IDA said, "93 per cent of Indians are unaware of their ideal protein requirement and Indian vegetarian diets are worst affected with 84...

Walking restored in paralysed mice with spinal injury

Boston, Jul 23: Scientists have successfully restored the ability to walk in mice that were paralysed after a spinal cord injury, an advance that may pave the way for similar treatments in humans.

Most people with spinal cord injury are paralysed from the injury site down, even when the cord is not completely severed.

Researchers at Boston Children's...

Coffee scent can boost performance in math

Washington D.C, Jul 19: Good news for coffee lovers!

Turns out, smelling a coffee-like scent, which has no caffeine in it, creates an expectation for students that they will perform better on tests.

Research at Stevens Institute of Technology revealed that the scent of coffee alone may help people perform better on the analytical portion of the Graduate...

Rising seas could put global internet at risk

Washington, Jul 18: Rising seas could significantly affect the global internet infrastructure, say scientists who found that thousands of miles of buried fibre optic cables in densely populated coastal regions of the US may soon be flooded.

The study portrays critical communications infrastructure that could be submerged by rising seas in as soon as 15 years, said Paul Barford,...

Gene-editing damages DNA more than thought: study

Paris, Jul 17: A revolutionary gene editing technique hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel Prize may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Lab experiments using mouse and human cells revealed that the CRISPR-Cas9 technique "frequently" caused "extensive" gene mutations, a study team reported.

"This...

Car vibrations make drivers sleepy: Study

Melbourne, Jul 8: Natural vibrations of cars make people sleepier, affecting concentration and alertness levels just 15 minutes after drivers get behind the wheel, a study has found.

With about 20 per cent of fatal road crashes involving driver fatigue, researchers hope that their findings can be used by manufacturers to improve car seat designs to help keep drivers...

Mobile apps sharing usernames, passwords, credit card details with third parties: Study

Washington, Jul 8: Some popular smartphone apps may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, a study has found. This is particularly disturbing because these screenshots - and videos of your activity on the screen - could include usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and other important personal information, researchers said.

"We found that...

Minor stroke needs quick medical attention, too

Jul 4: Minor strokes and “mini-strokes,” or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), need early medical attention, just like major strokes, but a public education campaign in the UK had little success convincing the public to act fast after these events.

“Although the campaign worked well for behavior after more major stroke, patients were still slow to act on, or ignored...