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Books make for lively companions in unnervingly still times(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Five novel ideas to beat isolation blues

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 02:33 AM IST
From trans-Atlantic drama to Mumbai masala, fiction can kill quarantine time
Doctors say they aren’t surprised at the FDA crackdown on fairness creams. Between the steroids, chemicals and heavy metals, these products send them an average of one patient a day. (iStock)(iStock Representative Image)
Doctors say they aren’t surprised at the FDA crackdown on fairness creams. Between the steroids, chemicals and heavy metals, these products send them an average of one patient a day. (iStock)(iStock Representative Image)

Health ministry moots 5-yr jail, Rs 50 lakh fine for ‘magic cure’ ads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 03:30 AM IST
The draft amendment has added 24 new conditions to the existing 54 for which remedies cannot be advertised, including conditions such as AIDS, fairness, power to rejuvenate, change of the sex of a foetus, increasing memory and brain function and premature ageing, among others.
ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson’s cure in space: NASA(AP)
ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson’s cure in space: NASA(AP)

ISS astronauts looking for Parkinson’s cure in space: NASA

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 07:34 PM IST
People with Parkinson’s disease experience increased function of LLRK2, and genetic studies link mutations in the LRRK2 gene to an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, NASA said in a statement.
Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," is the first person to be cured of HIV infection.(AP)
Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," is the first person to be cured of HIV infection.(AP)

The HIV breakthrough offers hope for a cure

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Gene manipulation holds the key but it comes with several significant concerns.
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