Haridwar, Jan 10 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has announced that by 2013 untreated water will stop flowing into the Ganga river in the state. "We will ensure that untreated water stops flowing into the Ganga by 2013. The government is working to make this happen," Bahuguna said at Mahadev Ganga Mahotsav (festival) here Wednesday
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anonymously confessing one's deepest, darkest secrets is the latest trend at US schools, thanks to a mobile application that critics say could create a dangerous online environment that fosters bullying and harassment. Whisper describes itself as "a mobile social network where you can anonymously share your inner-most thoughts on all topics: family, love, sex and sexuality, drugs, coming of age, dreams, joy and spirituality"
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) Around 2.7 million Chinese people die from cancer every year. This means there is one death due to the disease every five minutes, says a government-recognised report. About one in five Chinese people might develop cancer if they live to be 74, the China Daily cited the 2012 Cancer Registry Annual Report as saying
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) What makes whole wheat bread a lot more appetising and tasty -- it just boils down to controlling the amounts of ferulic acid (FA), a compound found in wheat bran. Devin G. Peterson and colleagues from the University of Minnesota explain that whole wheat flour includes all three layers of the grain - bran, germ and endosperm - while refined flour is mostly endosperm.
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Each teen receives an average of 3,417 text messages per month or 114 texts daily, according to a US survey.
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Sydney, Jan 10 (IANS) When the cornea, a transparent outer covering of the eye, starts thinning, it becomes a ticking bomb, a risk factor for blindness. A major genetic eye disease research project led by Australian researchers has identified a family of genes related to collagen, which influence corneal thickness. David Mackey, professor and head of opthalmology at University of Western Australia (UWA), said the finding was significant because a thin cornea was one of the risk factors for keratoconus as well as glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness overall in Australia, the journal Nature Genetics reports
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Moms are going online to consult one another and seek parenting advice, says a US study. Research from the University of Missouri indicates that online discussion boards provide safe environments for mothers to anonymously express child-rearing concerns and receive support from other moms.
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) It may just be the inability to filter and eliminate old information, rather than a limited capacity to absorb the new that makes learning harder as we age, say researchers in the US.
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) The findings of a survey in the US indicate that the inability to control emotions could throw weight loss programmes off kilter. In a survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Centre, more than 1,300 licensed psychologists were asked how they dealt with clients' weight and weight loss challenges. Psychologists cited the need to "Understand and manage behaviours and emotions related to weight management" as essential in addressing weight loss (44 percent), the journal Consumer Reports Magazine reports