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Women over 65 most prone to cervical cancer

Issue Date: Jun 17, 2015
Cervical cancer can prove to be more fatal to women over 65, says a new study. Scientists involved in the research say that increased age at the time of diagnosis may lead to higher mortality. This is contrary to the popular perception that cervical cancer is a young woman’s disease.

Science & Technology - Bytes

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2015
BYTES Disease stock Scientists quantify the health of farmers with the health of their livestock

At atom's mercy

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2015

News Briefs - January 1-15, 2015

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2015
`GDP-driven growth is not sustainable' UN

A modern day scare

Issue Date: Nov 15, 2012
A recent health scare relates to everyday technology—mobile phones’ potential to cause damage by radiation. Studies on the issue continue to contradict one another. The issue being debated in the scientific and political arenas is just how much radiation is unsafe, and if there are any potential long-term effects of cell-phone radiation exposure.

Rise of the mutants

Author(s): Tiasa Adhya 
Issue Date: Sep 30, 2012
WHEN the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant malfunctioned after the devastating tsunami in March last year, it left the scientific community jittery over the noxious effects the radiations might have on the biodiversity in Japan, and beyond. It seems the fears were not unfounded.

The right call?

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2012

Science and Technology - Briefs

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
HEALTH SCIENCES Diesel fuelling obesity

Futuristic microwave shield

Author(s): Biplab Das
Issue Date: Aug 15, 2012
IT’S COMMON to see a laptop flicker if a cell phone starts buzzing nearby. The occurrence is known as electromagnetic interference (EMI) and happens due to the effect of microwave radiations from cellphones. In today’s technology dependent world there is no escaping these radiations.

Life post Fukushima

Author(s): Shriya Mohan
Issue Date: Apr 6, 2012
My first impression of Japan, after landing at the Haneda international airport in the wee hours of the morning, was the sight of hundreds of people wearing white masks that stretched from ear to ear, walking briskly past me. It triggered a question: “radiation?”. My Japanese friend laughed and explained that the health ministry encouraged people suffering a flu to wear these masks to avoid infecting others. As far as radiation is concerned, he said matter of factly, no mask can ever reduce one’s exposure to it.
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