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Lalji Singh, 'father of DNA fingerprinting in India', dies

Published on 12-Dec-2017
Lalji Singh

Eminent scientist and 'Father of DNA fingerprinting in India', Lalji Singh, passed away following a massive heart attack...

Elderly in India feel neglected: Survey

Published on 12-Dec-2017
The survey conducted by Agewell Foundation Society involves around 5,000 senior citizens across the country. Representational Image

Elderly people in India feel neglected and their rights trampled. They also...

New immunotherapy to help fight cancer developed

Published on 11-Dec-2017
The new therapy, which has shown significant efficacy, has recently been approved by the FDA. Representative image.

A team led by an Indian-origin researcher has developed a novel cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's ...

Indo-US team comes up with cure for brain disorder

Published on 10-Dec-2017

A cure for a devastating neurological disorder, affecting thousands of Indians...

Night owls have larger social networks than morning people

Published on 10-Dec-2017
The study also showed that night owls are more central in their own networks. They stick to their kind and interact with others who stay up late. Representational Image

Night owls - people who go to sleep late - tend to have wider social networks than...

'Mindful yoga can help troubled youth reduce risky behaviours'

Published on 10-Dec-2017
Participating in weekly mindful yoga intervention programmes as part of the study taught the youths how to take control of their breathing and their emotions and helped them develop healthier long-term coping skills. Representational Image

Practising mindfulness-based yoga can help young people, who are dealing...

People living in cold regions at higher risk of cancer: study

Published on 10-Dec-2017
According to the study, populations living in very low temperatures, like in Denmark and Norway, had among the highest incidences of cancer in the world. Representational Image

People who live in cold regions may be at an increased risk of...

Viagra 'ineffective' for treating birth complications: study

Published on 09-Dec-2017
A box of Viagra, typically used to treat erectile dysfunction, is seen in a pharmacy in Toronto January 31, 2008.

Viagra - commonly used to treat male erectile problems - has been found to be ineffective...

Losing weight may cut breast cancer risk: study

Published on 09-Dec-2017
Excess weight raises the risk of breast cancer as fat cells produce hormones that help drive tumours.

Losing weight can help reduce the risk of breast cancer...

India eliminates key eye disease

Published on 08-Dec-2017
The survey carried out by ophthalmologists from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) showed that the prevalence is 0.7% in India. (Image for representation)

India has eliminated infective trachoma - a leading cause of blindness in the world

Australia prepares for rush of gay weddings

Published on 08-Dec-2017
The historic reform was given royal assent, the final step in a process that began with a national postal vote in September. reuters file photo

Wedding venues were preparing for a rush of couples eager to tie the knot after same-sex marriage....

Bedtime smartphone use may cause weight gain in kids: study

Published on 08-Dec-2017
The children who watched TV or used their cell phones before going to bed had higher body mass indexes (BMI). File Photo

Watching TV or using smartphones before going to bed may lead to weight gain in kids, a study warns...

Anushka, family fly out of Mumbai amid wedding rumours

Published on 08-Dec-2017
Actor Anushka Sharma, DH File photo

Actor Anushka Sharma and her family were spotted early this morning at the international...

Canola oil may worsen memory, learning ability: study

Published on 08-Dec-2017
Researchers found that canola oil consumption caused weight gain and impeded mental functions.

Canola oil - one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world - may be harmful to the brain, according...

Sugary drinks during pregnancy may up asthma risk in children

Published on 08-Dec-2017
Sugary drinks may not be healthy for a developing baby, increasing risk of contracting asthma.

Children between the ages of seven and nine may be at greater risk for developing asthma if their mothers drank a...

Humans have hit maximum limit for lifespan: study

Published on 07-Dec-2017
Scientists suggest that humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - could have a deleterious effect on these limits. Image for representation

Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and ...

3D printed lifelike artificial organs developed

Published on 07-Dec-2017
There are significant differences in the way these organs look and feel compared to their biological counterparts. Twitter/@OWConsultancy

Scientists have successfully 3D printed lifelike artificial organ models that mimic...

Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Published on 06-Dec-2017
The Silence Breakers

Time magazine today named "The Silence Breakers" who revealed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment...

'Santa Claus may be real, ancient bones reveal'

Published on 06-Dec-2017
Santa Claus

Ancient bones said to belong to St Nicholas, the fourth-century saint...

KFC to train Mumbai's street food vendors

Published on 06-Dec-2017

Vendors will be provided training on food safety and hygiene...

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

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