Climate change will kill 500, 00 adults by 2050
Apr06

Climate change will kill 500, 00 adults by 2050

If the global emissions continue as it is then it would hit ‘public health’ of middle income and low income countries and worst hit would be China followed by India. As per a latest computer modelling study published in The Lancet (March 2), India will witness 1.36 lakh deaths by 2050 attributable to agriculturally mediated changes caused due to climate change. And, China will register over 2.48 lakh deaths due to climate...

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‘Green’ Plastic to be made from Micro-organisms
Apr06

‘Green’ Plastic to be made from Micro-organisms

Korean researchers have developed a unique biorefinery system to create non-natural polymers from natural sources, allowing various plastics to be made in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner. The team from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed metabolically engineered Escherichia coli strains to synthesise non-natural, biomedically important polymers including PLGA – previously...

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Children can now work in family business
Apr06

Children can now work in family business

The Union Cabinet approved to move official amendments to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012, which could seriously impact the state of child rights in the country. While the amendment strictly prohibits employment of children under the age of 14 in all occupations and processes, it makes one crucial exception. Children under 14 can help their “family or family enterprises, which is other than...

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Men Who Watch Porn Likelier To Treat Women Better
Apr06

Men Who Watch Porn Likelier To Treat Women Better

A new Western University study found that those who watch (legal, consensual, human, adult) porn are more likely to treat women as equals and are more likely to identify as feminists than those who don’t. The research used data from a large-scale study, which interviewed more than 24,000 randomly selected people across the US between 1975 and 2010. Interestingly, when it came to men, the biggest differences between users and...

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Women Experience More Neck Pain than Men
Apr06

Women Experience More Neck Pain than Men

Shedding new light on how differently men and women experience pain, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease. Cervical degenerative disc disease is a common cause of neck pain. Symptoms include stiff or inflexible neck, burning, tingling and numbness. Pain is most prevalent when the patient is upright or moving...

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FSSAI to Ban Use of Plastics, Recyclables, Newspapers For Packing Food
Apr06

FSSAI to Ban Use of Plastics, Recyclables, Newspapers For Packing Food

Healthcare experts want FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) to frame guidelines mandating proper use of food packaging grade ‘butter paper’ or ‘aluminum foil’ for packaging food. Keeping the best interest of the consumers in mind, they want the Centre to ban the use of plastics, recycled materials and newspapers for packing or packaging of food. This demand comes in the wake of increased health hazards posed to the...

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