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Arctic Sea Ice Melting Faster Than Global Warming Levels: Report

The latest evaluation of the Arctic sea reveals the ice melted by half in the last three decades and it would be almost free of sea ice by 2040, and no ice by 2070, rising the sea level and submerging many island regions on Earth. Satellite data collected by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme found that projections for the ...

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Weather Warning Issued: Cold Wave Spell Hits HP, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP

With the eastward movement of the current Western Disturbance as an upper air cyclonic circulation lying over north Pakistan and neighbourhood, dry northwesterly cold winds at lower and middle levels will hit the plains of northwest India from 10th night to 13th January morning, said the Indian Met Department. “Under these circumstances, the prevailing minimum temperatures over plains of northwest ...

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India, China to be Wary as IMF Warns of Protectionism Hype Next Year

While India is going agogue with its Pakistan-centric foreign policy, IMF has warned both India and China that the global economic growth will remain subdued this year following a slowdown in the United States and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The IMF, in its October 2016 World Economic Outlook, said India, continues to be resilient with its gross ...

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Heart Attack, Stroke Within 1 Hour After Alcohol Consumption Likely, Warn Researchers

Many heart attacks reported immediately after alcohol consumption has been proved again and even moderate levels of consumption may double the risk of heart attack and stroke within an hour after drinking, a new study has showed. After analyzing data from 23 studies involving 30,000 participants in the hours and days after drinking alcohol, Elizabeth Mostofsky from Harvard TH Chan ...

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Centre Rings Alarm Bells on Air Pollution in Delhi, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan

The Centre as sent alarming bells to Delhi state government nad neighbouring three states — Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — to bring down air pollution from “Visibly pollluting vehicles” which are licensed for purchase without concern for climate change. Some of the steps the Centre has advised the states include action against “visibly polluting vehicles”, mechanised sweeping of roads, ...

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Lost your smelling sense? Risk of death in 4 years, Warns expert

Lost your smelling capabilities of certain odours? Then it’s time you consult your doctor immediately as people who are unable to smell certain odours in their old age can be at the risk of death, says a US-based study. Davangere Devanand, an Indian-American researcher, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, says those who fail to identify certain ...

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Yes, Smoking Leads to Cancer, Says JP Nadda, favours bigger warnings

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda finally made it official on Friday when he told the Lok Sabha that tobacco consumption must be reduced as it has a direct link with cancer. Nadda told the Lok Sabha that his ministry was awaiting recommendations of the House Committee on subordinate legislation to take a final call on enforcing larger pictorial warnings on ...

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NASA, USGS Breakthrough on Early Earthquake Warning by Smartphones

Smartphones and tablets can give early warning on large earthquakes in areas where highly technical and more expensive systems are not in place, said a new research. The study, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), found that the sensors in smartphones could be used to build earthquake warning systems, though less accurate than conventional systems. The GPS ...

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M7.5 Earthquake Jolts Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

An earthquake measuring 7.5-magnitude jolted Papua New Guinea on Monday, in the wee hours and a tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre was near the town of Rabaul, 787 km north-east from the capital, Port Moresby, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with a depth of 40 km. Nearby centre Geoscience Australia said the earthquake struck at 10.48am Sydney time ...

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Swine Flu in India Mutating, Dangerous, says MIT Study

The swine flu in India is mutating and turning more dangerous than any other known strain of H1N1, warn scientists from the MIT, including two Indian-origin researchers. Swine flu has killed more than 1,200 people so far in India. The study contradicts previous reports by the government officials that the strain has not changed or mutated from the H1N1 strain ...

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Lenovo Hacked by Lizard squad; Superfish Row Behind Attack?

Chinese computer major Lenovo Group Ltd said its website was hacked on Wednesday, two days after the US government advised consumers to remove “Superfish” that came pre-installed on its laptops. Hacking group Lizard Squad, that had earlier taken down Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox, has claimed credit for the attacks on its Twitter account. Lenovo confirmed the attack saying the ...

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Is Oatmeal Breakfast Toxic? Idaho Researchers Find OTA Toxin in Oat Cereals

Known as heart-friendly meal recommended for breakfast by doctors around, oat-based breakfast cereals have now come under question by researchers who have detected potentially dangerous mould contamination in them. They said some oat-based breakfast cereals contain a high-level of mould-related toxin called ochratoxin A (OTA) that has been linked to kidney cancer in animal studies conducted by them in the ...

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Workplace Bullying; Unreported but turns victims suicidal, warn study

Bullying at work deteriorates mental health of victims so much that they become anxious, leaving them less able to stand up for themselves and more vulnerable to further harassment, warns a study. The research suggests that as workplace bullying is a vicious cycle, employers should not only crack down on workplace bullies, but also help victims gain the skills to ...

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Meat-rich diet harmful for kidney patients, warn experts

Those already having complications in kidney should avoid eating meat-rich diet that could triple the risk of kidney failure, say researchers, including an Indian-origin. The chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who consumed meat-riche diet which is high in acid were three-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid or vegetarian food rich in fruits and ...

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E-cigarettes impair immune response in body, warns new study

E-cigarettes, suggested to minimize cigarette smoking is found to compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes, says a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist. “Our findings suggest that e-cigarettes are not neutral in terms of the effects on the lungs,” said Shyam Biswal, professor at ...

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