Vision impairment of over 100 million people correctable: Study

​New York, Feb 27 (IANS) Nearly 108 million people in the world - one out of every 90 of the world population -- are suffering from correctable vision impairment, a global study has estimated.Uncorrected refractive error (URE) - nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other focusing problems correctable by prescription len...

Obese? You may become more forgetful

London, Feb 27 (IANS) If you are obese, you are at risk of physical and psychological health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, depression and anxiety.But, your high body mass index (BMI) is also likely to affect your episodic memory -- the ability to recall past events, warns a new study.A higher BMI was previousl...

Keep your mind active to keep Alzheimer's at bay

Keep your mind active to keep Alzheimer's at bay...

Too much exercise may be bad for your heart

Toronto, Feb 25 (IANS) Just as most therapies have a dose-response relationship whereby benefits diminish at high doses and the risk of adverse events increases, high level of intense exercise may also be bad for the heart, suggests a new study.The researchers reviewed studies that looked into the relationship betwe...

High-salt diet may lead to liver damage

​New York, Feb 25 (IANS) While high salt intake has been known to cause high blood pressure and other side effects, researchers have now found that a high-salt diet might also contribute to liver damage in adults and developing embryos."This study demonstrates that high salt exposure in mice (four percent sodium chlorid...

Nature-inspired system to pull water from thin air

​Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Inspired by a desert beetle, cactus and pitcher plant, researchers from Harvard University have designed a new material to collect water droplets from thin air that can one day help fill the drying reservoirs on our planet.The team from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering a...

World's 33 major deltas are shrinking: Study

​New York, Feb 24 (IANS) The world's 33 major deltas are sinking and the vast majority of those have experienced flooding in recent years, primarily as a result of human activity, says a new study.Some 500 million people live on river deltas around the world, a number that continues to climb as the population increases,...

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Now, anyone can go 'live' on Facebook

​California, April 6 (IANS) Social media giant Facebook on Wednesday launched 'Facebook Live' -- a feature that enables users to interact with their friends and users real-time through live videos. ...

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