HEALTH EFFECTS

  • Here's why diesel vehicles are more harmful March 16, 2015

    London: Researchers have shown how exhaust pollution from diesel engines affects nerves within the lung. Identifying potential mechanisms linking exposure to diesel exhaust and the exacerbation of respiratory diseases may lead to treatments for those affected. "Our results indicate that our reliance on fossil fuels, and particularly diesel, could have a detrimental...
  • Govt puts Bt Brinjal in cold storage February 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government on Tuesday said it would not allow the cultivation of Bt Brinjal, a genetically modified version of the common vegetable, till an independent scientific study satisfactorily establishes its safety. is Its my duty to adopt a cautious precautionary based approach and impose a moratorium on the...
  • All you need to know about Bt Brinjal February 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Bt Brinjal, a genetically modified version of the common vegetable, and its proposed introduction in India has become a topic of debate not only among scientists but politicians as well. A look at what the issues at stake are: Bt Brinjal is a transgenic brinjal created by...
  • On a high? Please mind your health June 7, 2007

    New Delhi: What can drugs do to your system? Well, an hour after cocaine is used, the risk of a heart attack goes up by 24 times. And cocaine addicts are seven times more likely than nonusers to suffer heart attacks. And once the level of cocaine reaches a...