Study by Dutch researchers on September 19 showed that the tallest nation in the world- the Netherlands is witnessing shorter people. Dutch women born in 2001 have a difference of 1.4cm (0.55 inches) from their 1980s counterparts and for Dutchmen it is of 1cm (0.39inches). The causes for this changing trend is transcending the level of immigration from shorter population groups. Study suggests Southern having height advantage over Northern… read-more
A global study predicted that alcohol consumption has allegedly caused over 7.4 lakh cancer cases across the world in 2020. Reportedly, 4% of the total number of cancer cases is associated with alcohol consumption. The study reported that 77% of men suffered from cancer as compared to 23% of women owing to alcohol consumption. Breast, liver, and oesophagus cancers contributed to the largest number of cases.
A study conducted by National Mission for Clean Ganga under Jal Shakti Ministry has shown that ''none of the samples collected had traces of SARS-CoV2'' in Ganga water. Meanwhile, the samples were collected from the areas such as Kannuj, Varanasi, Buxar, Patna, etc. However, the concerns over the presence of the coronavirus have increased lately following the reports of dead bodies that were found floating in the river in UP and Bihar.
A study conducted by IIT Kharagpur reveals that several islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago may extinct by 2035, due to the steadily rising sea levels. The study urges the importance of shifting population to a safest island in order to avoid the loss of lives. However, it is expected that the island's capital Kavaratti may also get affected. Besides, It is projected that ''70-80 percent land loss in many islands.''
Courtesy: The Times of India
Contrary to conventional beliefs, not all HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol) or good cholesterols are healthy, revealed a study. The study suggested that a positive causal relationship exists between the size of HDL cholesterol particles and heart attack probabilities. While large-good cholesterol particles directly incite heart attacks, the small ones generate lower risks. Hence, experts suggest to increase the number of… read-more
Dubbed as one of the most complicated research on COVID-19, India has reached the final stage of the first animal study on coronavirus. The Research is a joint attempt of the AYUSH Ministry and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT). As per the AYUSH Ministry, clinical studies of four oral interventions are in process. The research is being conducted on hamsters in Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad.
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Scientists from Singapore's STAR'S Institute discovered that a 100-micrometre cough particle with a wind velocity of 2 m/s can head out up to 6.6 meters and much further under dry conditions. They also found that evaporating droplets are dangerous since they can be inhaled deep into the lungs. They further assessed that wearing masks along with physical distancing is effective since it leads to less droplet deposition on others.
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Amid COVID-19 reinfections, a study has asserted that the antibodies produced against the coronavirus are "relatively stable for at least five months". The study analysed over 30,000 patients and found that 90% participants produced strong antibody response to fight the virus and antibodies remained for "many months". The study used enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to measure the antibodies. Experts opine that determining the… read-more
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According to data by National Statistical Office, Indians on an average spend at least 90 minutes a day, talking or chatting. The data which studied 138,000 households has determined how long Indians spend on different activities everyday. Interestingly, Indian men spend 70.3 minutes on personal hygiene and care which is more than an Indian woman who spends 65.2 minutes. The data suggests that Indians get sufficient sleep and spend only 41.3… read-more
A health study revealed that just about 44% of Indians are wearing masks amid the pandemic. The study, taken by EkDesh, was conducted across 18 cities in the country. While 50% of the people stated "breathing issues" as the reason to avoid masks, about 44% faced discomfort. Study also revealed that people in the age group of 36-55 years showed highest compliance and women seemed to be more conscious.
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