HindustanTimes Sat,25 Oct 2014

Thermal scanners at airports secretly scan for Ebola fever

India has installed thermal scanners at international airports to “secretly” screen passengers for fever to avoid panic in view of the raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa and other areas, a senior health ministry official said on Tuesday.

Paralysed man walks after nerve cell transplant

A paralysed man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as 'more impressive than a man walking on the Moon'.

Dreading winter blues? Know why it's never a smooth ride for some

A new study has found that that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show significant seasonal differences in the way they regulate the neurotransmitter serotonin in comparison to the majority of the population.

Stop blaming your genes, heart attacks not connected to family history

Researchers have found that heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed. This finding may help people realise that, through their choices, they have greater control over whether they ultimately have a heart attack.

Forget about the digital calorie counter, people! Your brain has a free one

A neuroimaging study says the brain has a natural affinity for evaluating foods based on their caloric density, containing a library of nutritional information that may be richer than that of your wearable tracker's software platform.

Kitchen gardens sprouting peace of mind and more

Be it inflation or the risk of consuming pesticide-laden vegetables, urbanites are majorly taking to farming in their apartments and the kitchen gardens are sprouting not only peace of mind but also e-businesses.

Love pasta but worry about calories? Just reheat and eat!

Love pasta but hate to add those extra kilos around your waist? Cool it down and reheat it again. By doing so, it will change the structure of the pasta into resistant starch which means less fat, says a new study.

India to soon manufacture health capsule from tea extract

In what can be a boost for the Make in India slogan the industry and lab are entering into new areas of partnership—latest being transfer of  technology from a CSIR lab to make multi nutritional health capsule from tea extracts.

Keep the frozen eggs but ask for more

Women who cannot have children now but would like to have them later will obviously love the idea of employers paying to freeze their eggs. But what Facebook and Apple are offering is neither a miracle solution nor the “great equalizer” it’s being made out to be.

Frozen eggs are no guarantee, really!

Freezing eggs technically known as oocyte cryopreservation eases age-related barriers to childbearing by extending fertility and raising the chances of conception in women over 37, a time when fertility begins to plummet.


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