Gujarat: 98 more swine flu cases reported, two patients die

Gujarat: 98 more swine flu cases reported, two patients die

Almost 100 more swine flu cases were reported in the state on Saturday, while two patients succumbed to the H1N1 virus, the state government said. According to a health department release, 98 swine flu cases came to light in the state on Saturday. With this, the total number of cases of swine flu since January […]

Portugal app empowers disabled to win better access to buildings

Portugal app empowers disabled to win better access to buildings

Fed up with the obstacle course of Lisbon’s narrow footways and stairs in doorways, wheelchair user Ricardo Teixeira has taken matters into his own hands, giving disabled people the chance to fight back and instantly report violations via a smart phone app. Developed together with Portugal’s disability charity Salvador Association, +Acesso is believed to be […]

Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research. Speaking at the Malaria Forum conference in London, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist said that while gene editing raises “legitimate questions”, that should not […]

Ugandan wins major prize for developing bloodless malaria test

Ugandan wins major prize for developing bloodless malaria test

A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient’s finger. The diagnosis is ready to be […]

20 Things You Can do to Improve Your Health Wellbeing in 2018

20 Things You Can do to Improve Your Health Wellbeing in 2018

Are you stuck in a rut? Not feeling quite like yourself? Or maybe you feel a general sense of being unwell. When it comes to feeling healthy, we need to consider the physical, mental, and social aspects of our lives. Yes, I’m talking about looking at the whole picture. So where do we start? Over […]

Indo-American scientist Navin Vardarajan awarded grant of $ 1.1 million for his Cancer Research

Indo-American scientist Navin Vardarajan awarded grant of $ 1.1 million for his Cancer Research

An Indian-American scientist has been awarded a grant of over USD 1.1 million for his ground- breaking research on cancer.Navin Vardarajan, along with another University of Houston researcher Sanghyuk Chung, were awarded huge grants by Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) , an organisation that funds pioneering cancer research and prevention programmes in […]

Indian women have the most expressive eyes: Huda Kattan

Indian women have the most expressive eyes: Huda Kattan

A self-made beauty guru, Huda Kattan’s every move is closely watched and followed by her over 23.9 million Instagram followers. Though she started off with a career in finance, it was make-up that was her calling. After completing her training, there was no looking back for the blogger who has created an internationally-loved cosmetics empire. […]

When sex gets complicated

When sex gets complicated

The Aziz Ansari sexual misconduct episode makes me wonder whether we are getting a little too carried away with the #metoo campaign. A media person, who recently co-produced a brilliant film about a feisty woman, just got royally heckled by all the women on his timeline for asking some uncomfortable questions. His points — can […]

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