According to WHO, more than 1.9 billion adults aged over 18 are overweight and over 600 million adults are obese, with at least2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Obesity is the new epidemic spread across the globe. Obesity coupled with overweight is linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight. In India, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of the population is obese.
A $10,080 bug bounty has been scored by an Indian computer security researcher Avinash Singh -- who goes by the nickname “avicoder” -- for attacking Twitter for the source code for its Vine short-form video service.
About filching Vine’s entire source code which he stumbled upon earlier this year, Singh has revealed in a recent blog post that he discovered a security vulnerability which enabled him to easily access the cache of code online.
A team of scientists has found a new way to slow the growth and spread of common cancers.
The QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute researchers found an antibody that inhibited the spread of melanoma, lung, breast and prostate cancer cells by activating immune cells known as Natural Killer (NK) cells.
Professor Mark Smyth, who led the study, said "The protein CD96 sits on the surface of these immune cells and its role is to stop the immune cells from becoming over-activated and attacking the body's own healthy cells."
Raising more concerns about the ever increasing cases of diabetes in India, there were nearly seven crore people with the disease in the country in 2015, the government said.
"As per the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the estimated cases of diabetes in India in the age group of 20-70 years were
6.68 crore and 6.91 crore in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
A total eclipse of the Sun will occur on March 9. From India, it will be seen as partial solar eclipse at sunrise. The same will be visible from most places of India except from North West and western parts of the country.
In most places of India, the partial phase of the eclipse begins before sunrise i. e. partially eclipsed sunrise will take place.
The race for resources in the Moon and Mars has already begun with the outer space already being securitised and if not still weaponised. But the Indian government is yet to take lead in the global efforts to frame rules for outer space. Is it the right approach, question space experts and senior scientists.
Space scientists and experts feel it is the right time for India to take active part in the negotiations on framing rules and regulations and the international code of conduct for space.
A mysterious death due to a blast at a college in Indian state of Tamil Nadu’s Vellore town later turned out to be meteorite crash, a development that was confirmed at a leading state-run laboratory. While this particular incident was confirmed, many more like this in smaller places and inhabited areas may pass off unnoticed or as mysteries due to lack of awareness.
Cancer is the second biggest killer after heart disease in India, with 3.5 lakh people succumbing to the disease every year, a research body said.
Referring to the WHO World Cancer Report 2015, the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) said seven lakh new cancer cases emerge every year in the country, killing over 3.5 lakh people and is expected to rise in the next 10-15 years.
A bizarre tree frog species that was thought to be long-extinct has been rediscovered in the foothills of the Himalayas in India’s state of West Bengal, biologists confirmed.
The golf-ball sized tree frogs with eyes on top of head were rediscovered by a team led by renowned Indian biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju.
The species was sampled in 1870 by British naturalist T.C. Jerdon from the forests of Darjeeling, and housed at the Natural History Museum in London. As the species was never seen again in the wild, it was though to be extinct.