Saturday, 13 August, 2022


Now, a study says vaping is safer than smoking tobacco-based cigarettes

The study by Italian professor says there is no evidence to suggest reactions caused by e-cigarettes may lead to serious adverse lung effects.

Angry chemists threaten to boycott Cipla products if it ventures into e-pharmacy business

Over 8.5 lakh chemists say they will ‘sideline’ and ‘stop promoting’ Cipla if reports of its tie-up with online pharmacy Medlife turn out to be true.

Mosquitoes kill more people every day than sharks do in a century

Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, make them one of the deadliest animals in the world.

A life-saving drug for mothers but threat to cattle — why oxytocin is in limbo in India

Modi govt had banned private manufacture of oxytocin last year, saying it was harmful to cattle & humans that consumed its milk. The case is in Supreme Court.

Illinois resident’s death sparks concerns of vaping causing severe respiratory illness

Health officials are investigating whether the death - the first to be recorded from a 'mystery' illness - is tied to e-cigarettes.

Why sale of Naloxone, a life-saving drug that reverses opioid overdose, is falling in India

Use of Naloxone in India has dropped by nearly half since 2014 — from 30,000 units to 15,700 units in 2018-2019.

Now, an oral drug to treat deadly kala-azar — IIT Hyderabad says it’s faster, better

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad say the pills will ensure controlled release of the drug used to treat the disease, bettering a patient's chance of survival.

SC, ST children more likely to die before 5th birthday than non-SC/ST ones: Study

The study, conducted by Austria-based organisation, examines link between caste & under-5 mortality rate using data from Indian Demographic Health Survey.

Vaping on the rise, doctors blame it for spurt in cases of breathing disorders among youth

Easy availability of e-cigarettes, say medical experts, has led to a rise in their use causing health complications in young Indians.

IMA questions Lancet ‘credibility’ over J&K editorial, to tell doctors not to read journal

IMA letter says Lancet has “committed breach of propriety in commenting on this political issue” and it has withdrawn esteem it had for the British journal.

On Camera


Constitution of India | Wikimedia Commons

Is Indian Constitution an elite document? Bheels, Kalbelias changing this one song at a time

British constitutional Scholar, Sir Ivor Jennings, called the Indian Constitution a ‘lawyer’s paradise’ because of the complex language it adopted.
Representational image | Pixabay

‘Extract and earn’ model for oceans is finished. Blue economy is a historic opportunity

Portugal plans 10GW of marine renewable capacity by 2030 and India has committed to banning single-use plastics. But more commitments are yet required.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.