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HIV treatment still undermined by stigma

Drugs have been developed against HIV but stigma is still high and, in some areas of the world, it is hindering prevention strategies.

Those with HIV have a compromised immunity which makes them even more susceptible to TB. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Those with HIV have a compromised immunity which makes them even more susceptible to TB. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 02:33 PM IST
By, Delhi

AI and art — are creators about to become redundant?

Can robots make art? Will ChatGPT replace authors? Is artificial intelligence creative? One thing is certain: AI is set to revolutionize the art world, even if authorship issues remain unresolved.

The robot Ai-Da's self portraits(David Parry/PA/empics/picture alliance)
The robot Ai-Da's self portraits(David Parry/PA/empics/picture alliance)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:32 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

How has Brexit affected Britain's tourist sector?

Britain left the European Union on January 31, 2020. This major U-turn has had an impact in many areas, including tourism. Here's how Britain's tourism industry has fared and what Europeans traveling there need to know.

How has Brexit affected Britain's tourist sector?(Representative image/ AP)
How has Brexit affected Britain's tourist sector?(Representative image/ AP)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 04:30 PM IST
By, Delhi

China resumes granting visas for Japanese nationals

Japanese citizens will once again be able to get Chinese visas, Beijing said, reversing a previous ban over COVID testing China had slammed as "discriminatory."

China resumes granting visas for Japanese nationals. (Kazushi Kurihara/Kyodo News/AP/picture alliance)
China resumes granting visas for Japanese nationals. (Kazushi Kurihara/Kyodo News/AP/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 01:21 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Bringing Holocaust remembrance to TikTok

How Holocaust survivors and concentration camp memorial sites are reaching young users on TikTok in 30 seconds.

Survivors, concentration camp memorial staff and volunteers are taking to TikTok to raise awareness about the Holocaust (Johanna Rüdiger/DW )
Survivors, concentration camp memorial staff and volunteers are taking to TikTok to raise awareness about the Holocaust (Johanna Rüdiger/DW )
Published on Jan 27, 2023 09:28 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Paris Fashion Week: What everybody is talking about

Get the low-down on Schiaparelli's lion heads, Doja Cat's trypophobia-triggering look or Dior's tribute to Josephine Baker.

An oversized brooch? Kylie Jenner's outfit sparked much chatter online(Michel Euler/AP Photo/picture alliance)
An oversized brooch? Kylie Jenner's outfit sparked much chatter online(Michel Euler/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 06:25 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

How the myth of whiteness in classical sculpture was created

The myth that the statues of ancient Greece and Rome were white was created over time and upheld in part to serve racist ideological purposes. But recent exhibitions have shed new light on the colorful ancient world.

The exhibition 'Gods in Color' has been touring the world with painted replica statues since 2003(Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung/Norbert Miguletz)
The exhibition 'Gods in Color' has been touring the world with painted replica statues since 2003(Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung/Norbert Miguletz)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 06:37 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Naatu Naatu, Gangnam Style, Macarena: Hits transcending language

Be it in Telugu, Korean or Spanish, some viral dance hits have won a global fanbase with their catchy tunes and nifty steps reenacted on YouTube and TikTok.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official residence, Mariinsky Palace, served as a backdrop in 'Naatu Naatu'. (Youtube )
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official residence, Mariinsky Palace, served as a backdrop in 'Naatu Naatu'. (Youtube )
Published on Jan 23, 2023 02:19 PM IST
By, Delhi

Russia: HIV-positive teens refusing treatment

Russian teenagers who are HIV-positive face discrimination and serious psychological stress. Quite a few, however, are ditching the medicine they desperately need to keep their infections in check.

Russian teenagers and young adults with HIV face serious psychological stress and sometimes stop taking their medicine(Felix Schlikis/Lobeca/IMAGO)
Russian teenagers and young adults with HIV face serious psychological stress and sometimes stop taking their medicine(Felix Schlikis/Lobeca/IMAGO)
Published on Jan 22, 2023 02:58 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

2023: Year of the Rabbit

A symbol of prosperity, abundance and fertility in Chinese, European and some American cultures, here's a look at some famous rabbits of pop culture.

Rabbits are almost universally seen as symbols of fertility due to their reproductive prowess (CFOTO/picture alliance)
Rabbits are almost universally seen as symbols of fertility due to their reproductive prowess (CFOTO/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 06:21 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

International travel surged in 2022, UN says

A UN World Tourism Organization report shows international tourism is again picking up, but has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels. China's reopening is expected to provide a boost toward recovery in 2023.

International tourism is again picking up, but has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels. (Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
International tourism is again picking up, but has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels. (Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 05:07 PM IST
By, Delhi

Can India's new cervical cancer vaccine protect more women?

Indian scientists have developed a more accessible, low-cost vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Health officials hope to reduce what has become the second-most common cancer in India.

Preventing cervical cancer starts with vaccinating girls against HPV(Biju Boro/AFP)
Preventing cervical cancer starts with vaccinating girls against HPV(Biju Boro/AFP)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 07:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

Trouble sleeping: A common symptom of long COVID

Various studies show that long COVID patients frequently suffer from insomnia and other sleep problems.

Sleep doesn't come easy when you have COVID ― and the problem might persist after the other symptoms cease (blackday/Zoonar/picture alliance )
Sleep doesn't come easy when you have COVID ― and the problem might persist after the other symptoms cease (blackday/Zoonar/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 10, 2023 08:44 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

German air travel slow to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

Germany is lagging behind other EU countries in terms of seats sold on flights to and from the country, figures show. Domestic air travel is showing the slowest recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Air travel to and from Germany is still much reduced. (Patrick Pleul/dpa/picture-alliance)
Air travel to and from Germany is still much reduced. (Patrick Pleul/dpa/picture-alliance)
Published on Jan 08, 2023 11:37 AM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

US: FDA approves anti-Alzheimer's drug

Preliminary data from a September trial showed the drug slowed cognitive decline by 27% in patients. It also indicated that the treatment risks brain swelling and bleeding among some patients.

The US drug regulator has approved the anti-Alzheimer's medicine Leqembi through an accelerated process. (Dominick Reuter/AFP)
The US drug regulator has approved the anti-Alzheimer's medicine Leqembi through an accelerated process. (Dominick Reuter/AFP)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 03:40 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Experts forecast 2023 travel preferences

Analysts predict the coronavirus pandemic and inflation will continue shaping how and where we choose to spend our holidays in 2023. Environmental considerations will play a minor role.

Travel experts predict holidaymakers will be more reluctant to spend big sums of money. (Micha Korb/pressefoto korb/picture alliance)
Travel experts predict holidaymakers will be more reluctant to spend big sums of money. (Micha Korb/pressefoto korb/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 12:21 PM IST
By | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

XBB.1.5 likely to be the next major COVID subvariant

The new subvariant is no more deadly than omicron, but early indications suggest that it spreads more quickly.

XBB.1.5 likely to be the next major COVID subvariant(Pixabay)
XBB.1.5 likely to be the next major COVID subvariant(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 06, 2023 06:16 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

India: New Delhi's tiny Jewish community keeps customs alive

India's capital has only one synagogue and a small Jewish community of fewer than 10 families. Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar works to bring people together and preserve Jewish traditions.

New Delhi is home to tiny community of fewer than 10 Jewish families. (Tanika Godbole/DW)
New Delhi is home to tiny community of fewer than 10 Jewish families. (Tanika Godbole/DW)
Published on Jan 03, 2023 02:47 PM IST
By, Delhi

France offers free condoms to young people

President Emmanuel Macron's government will subsidize the cost of male contraceptives to cut the number of sexually transmitted infections.

France is keen to reduce unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. (Jochen Tack/picture alliance)
France is keen to reduce unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. (Jochen Tack/picture alliance)
Published on Jan 02, 2023 01:00 PM IST
By, Delhi

New Year's Eve customs in Germany

All over the world, people celebrate the turn of the year. Time-honored German traditions include fireworks, champagne, lucky charms — and the ritual of watching a certain TV sketch.

New Year's Eve customs in Germany(WILLY KURNIAWAN/REUTERS)
New Year's Eve customs in Germany(WILLY KURNIAWAN/REUTERS)
Published on Dec 31, 2022 05:09 PM IST

How to spot skin cancer: Symptoms, treatment and protection

Skin cancer rates are rising, possibly due to global heating. Here's how to spot a melanoma and stay safe in the sun.

Skin cancers are rare in Africa and Asia, but data suggest African countries could see a 96% increase in new cases in the next 20 years.(Andrey Popov/Panthermedia/IMAGO)
Skin cancers are rare in Africa and Asia, but data suggest African countries could see a 96% increase in new cases in the next 20 years.(Andrey Popov/Panthermedia/IMAGO)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 08:05 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Why some athletes may be at increased risk of skin cancer

The danger of developing skin cancer was highlighted in 2022 when Manuel Neuer shared his experience. Athletes exposed to the sun more than the general public are at higher risk of contracting the disease.

In November, Manuel Neuer went public about his experiences with skin cancer(Norbert Schmidt/IMAGO)
In November, Manuel Neuer went public about his experiences with skin cancer(Norbert Schmidt/IMAGO)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 04:26 PM IST

Sleep training for elite athletes

Elite athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo or German yachtsman Boris Herrmann sleep not only at night, but also several times a day. The reasons vary, and the benefits are questionable.

An untimely nap would coast Boris Herrmann a place on the podium in the 2021 Vendée-Globe race(Boris Herrmann/Team-Malizia/dpa/picture alliance)
An untimely nap would coast Boris Herrmann a place on the podium in the 2021 Vendée-Globe race(Boris Herrmann/Team-Malizia/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 28, 2022 08:56 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

China's nixing of quarantine rules gives hope to travellers

The measure is expected to revive the tourism sector globally, with China being a major source of outbound travellers. However, the return to normal will not happen overnight.

China's scrapping of travel quarantine is expected to revive the tourism sector worldwide. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo/picture alliance)
China's scrapping of travel quarantine is expected to revive the tourism sector worldwide. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 28, 2022 01:46 PM IST

How New York came to love Jewish delis

In the 19th century, Jewish and European immigrants founded what would become New York's world-famous delis. The specialty food shops are now featured in an exhibition in the Big Apple.

New York's Carnegie Deli was founded in 1934. (Ei Katsumata/Alamy Stock Photo)
New York's Carnegie Deli was founded in 1934. (Ei Katsumata/Alamy Stock Photo)
Published on Dec 27, 2022 12:55 PM IST
By, Delhi

Top German virologist says COVID-19 pandemic is over

Famous German virologist Christian Dorsten believes the coronavirus pandemic has ended and COVID-19 is now an endemic disease. And Justice Minister Marco Buschmann called for the last restrictive measures to be lifted.

As virologists are talking about the end of the pandemic, German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann called for the last restrictive measures to be lifted, (Michael Gstettenbauer/IMAGO)
As virologists are talking about the end of the pandemic, German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann called for the last restrictive measures to be lifted, (Michael Gstettenbauer/IMAGO)
Published on Dec 27, 2022 12:42 PM IST
By, Delhi

Art vs. angst: Brussels offers a new way to beat depression

Museums and doctors in the Belgian capital are teaming up on an initiative that uses cultural outings as an antidote to depression. Teri Schultz tags along for a "treatment."

Certain paintings can help lift a bad mood in depressed patients. (Teri Schultz/DW)
Certain paintings can help lift a bad mood in depressed patients. (Teri Schultz/DW)
Published on Dec 25, 2022 03:15 PM IST
By, Delhi

Why asking 'how old are you?' isn't rude in South Korea

Asking someone you've just met how old they are may be impolite in many cultures, but in South Korea it's one of the first questions people ask one another. Why is knowing someone's age so important for South Koreans?

Many South Koreans are rejoicing at suddenly becoming a year or two younger when the country adopts the international age system from June 2023. (picture alliance / Daniel Kalker)
Many South Koreans are rejoicing at suddenly becoming a year or two younger when the country adopts the international age system from June 2023. (picture alliance / Daniel Kalker)
Published on Dec 25, 2022 02:26 PM IST
By, Delhi

Bethlehem celebrates Christmas as tourists return

Pilgrims were taking part in Christmas procession and midnight Mass after two years of muted celebrations due to COVID.

Marching bands that lead festive processions near the Church of the Nativity (Majdi Mohammed/AP Photo/picture alliance )
Marching bands that lead festive processions near the Church of the Nativity (Majdi Mohammed/AP Photo/picture alliance )
Published on Dec 25, 2022 01:15 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Will a Nazi poet's Christmas carol remain in book of hymns?

A Christmas carol by a Nazi poet loyal to the regime is still in the Protestant hymnal. Now, there is a discussion about removing the song by Hermann Claudius in the next edition.

The Protestant Hymnal(Frank Wunderratsch/dpa/picture alliance)
The Protestant Hymnal(Frank Wunderratsch/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Dec 23, 2022 04:30 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal
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