Category archives: Science & Technology

World Epilepsy Day: All you need to know about the disease

Approximately 50 million people currently live with epilepsy worldwide. According to the WHO, epilepsy accounts for about 0.5% of the global burden of disease. Even though it is one of the world’s oldest recognized conditions, fear and misunderstanding have created a social stigma around it that continues to be manifested as discrimination against people with the disorder. This chronic non-communicable condition is a brain disorder that can affect a person […]

Early diagnosis is a must to treat cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India. Yet, the stigma of having examined by a doctor puts women in India at a higher risk of being diagnosed for cervical cancer at a later stage. Only 25.3% women in urban areas and 20.7% in rural areas have their cervix examined according to the National Health and Family Survey 4 (2015-16). What is cervical cancer? […]

Health Benefits Of Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is extracted from sesame seeds. Sesamum indicum is the scientific name given for sesame seeds and is one of the oils which is used since ancient lore.The use of sesame seeds dates back to the ancient Egyptian era around 1500 B.C, when it was used to treat pain. In China, it is said to have been in use for food and medicinal purposes for more than 3000 years. […]

Smokers, beware: One cigarette a day can do great damage to your heart

For people who think that smoking only one or two cigarettes a day carries little cardiovascular risk, a new study maintains the only way to reduce risk is to quit. Smoking just one cigarette daily is associated with a “much greater than expected” increase in risk for coronary heart disease, researchers conclude in the latest study by British medical journal. Cardiovascular disease, not cancer, is the greatest mortality risk for […]

Bacteria in milk associated with risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Milk has always been synonymous with good, improved bone health and bone density due to the rich amount of calcium it contains. However, a study has associated it with rheumatoid arthritis, saying that the condition can be triggered because of the bacteria present in milk. A strain of bacteria commonly found in milk may be a trigger for developing rheumatoid arthritis in people who are genetically at risk, researchers said. […]

Health Benefits of Jujube Fruit

Jujube is a general name of Ziziphus jujuba. In other name jujube called as red date palm, Chinese date palm, Korean date palm, or Indian date palm. In the culinary world, jujube is still fresh or dried often used as candy. Sometimes jujube is also used as juice. In some countries, jujube is fetched and used as an additional ingredient in baking. There are also dried and made sweets. Consuming […]

Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Eclipse : When can it be seen in India

Lucky sky-watchers are about to get a cosmic three-for-one deal, as the second super-size full moon in a month undergoes a dramatic total lunar eclipse on January 31. According to eclipse experts, the event marks the first time anyone on Earth has seen this celestial trifecta in 35 years—the exact date was December 30 1982. The moon will appear larger, reddish and brighter when a total lunar eclipse occurs during […]

Hackers misusing YouTube ads to inject CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners

Hackers are misusing Google’s DoubleClick ad platform on YouTube to access users’ computers to mine cryptocurrency, security research firm Trend Micro reported on Friday. The firm reported that the number of Coinhive web minor detections had grown three-fold through a malvertising campaign. “We discovered that advertisements found on high-traffic sites not only used Coinhive (detected by Trend Micro as JS_COINHIVE.GN), but also a separate web miner that connects to a […]

Benefits Of Curry Leaves

Curry leaves, known as kadi patta in hindi. Curry leaves are natural flavoring agents with a number of important health benefits, which make your food both healthy and tasty along with the pleasant aroma. Curry leaves are the leaves of the curry tree, scientifically known as Murraya koenigii Spreng and it belongs to the Rutaceae family. The plant is native to India . Curry leaves are carbohydrates, energy, fiber, calcium, […]

‘Good morning’ messages are cluttering smartphones in India: Report

According to Google, there has been a 10-fold rise in the number of searches for ‘Good Morning images’ over the past five years. It is because Indians have a habit of sending millions of ‘good morning!’ texts along with sun-dappled flowers, adorable toddlers and birds to friends, family and strangers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. With millions of ‘good morning’ texts, spiced with colourful images and even videos […]