Heatwave death toll rises above 1,100 in India

More than 1,100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, authorities said Wednesday, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue.

Southern India has borne the brunt of the hot, dry conditions and many of the victims are construction workers, elderly or homeless people unable to heed official advice to stay indoors.

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A giant leap in medical science

A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading chip implanted in his brain.

It allowed Erik Sorto, from California, to sip a drink unaided for the first time in 10 years.

The details, published in Science, reveal how complex bursts of electrical signals in his brain could be interpreted . . . → Read More: A giant leap in medical science

How close are we to Star Trek medical science

In the Sky1 series Critical, surgery often looks pretty similar to butchery. Is it feasible that medical science will ever reach the level it does in sci-fi shows and films from Star Trek to Prometheus, where the patient is simply laid out in a glass cubicle and repaired by what look like magical healing energy . . . → Read More: How close are we to Star Trek medical science

Don’t miss out on Yoga!

In an event on the first International Day of Yoga on June 21, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, an Indian mystic and humanitarian, stressed the relevance of yoga in today’s world saying it helps make life a pleasant experience.

“While we may be the generation that enjoys most comforts and conveniences, we are . . . → Read More: Don’t miss out on Yoga!

What would humans eat in the future

Richard Morgan, a writer in New York, is the author of a forthcoming memoir, “Born in Bedlam.”

For all its cross-cultural and technological prescience, “Star Trek” — the most prestigious science-fiction universe of all time — was absolutely awful when it came to food. Captain Jean-Luc Picard had the galaxy’s cookbook at his . . . → Read More: What would humans eat in the future

Eating eggs can protect you from diabetes

It is said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but now the same statement should be used for eggs as well because eating them daily gives you protection from diabetes.

A study by the University of Eastern Finland shows that eggs are a really useful addition to a . . . → Read More: Eating eggs can protect you from diabetes

Diabetes spreading at an alarming rate in the country

Diabetes is national issue which is emerging at alarming level in continent of South Asia including Pakistan with nearly 7 million patients have been diagnosed so far, said Sir Michael Hirst President International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

Addressing a press conference on sideline of Sanofi 2nd International Diabetes Conference, he said emergence of epidemic was mainly . . . → Read More: Diabetes spreading at an alarming rate in the country

Crisis after crisis

Agriculture serves as the backbone for Pakistan’s economy. The Indus River, the country’s only major river system feeds a network of canals that help irrigate the land and enable the country to produce crops such as cotton and wheat which are the mainstay of Pakistan’s exports. Thus, the fact that Pakistan is speeding towards a . . . → Read More: Crisis after crisis

Polio case reported in Balochistan

The year 2015 got off to an inauspicious start in Balochistan with officials identifying another poliovirus sufferer in Chagai district on Thursday — the first day of the New Year.

According to an official, the poliovirus was detected in 26-month-old Mohammad Shafi son of Zahir, resident of Brab Chah area in union council Aamari . . . → Read More: Polio case reported in Balochistan

USA in grip of Flu, 15 children dead

The United States has officially surpassed the “epidemic” threshold with this season’s flu virus, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC estimates that nearly 7% of all deaths nationwide were due to pneumonia and influenza during the week ending December 20 — the last week . . . → Read More: USA in grip of Flu, 15 children dead