The World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on Thursday declared air pollution as carcinogenic — a major cause for cancer among humans.

Study Reports Case Of Infection Jumping From Father To Daughter In China

London: Scientists say a deadly new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year jumped between humans. A study by Chinese researchers published in the ‘British Medical Journal’ on Wednesday reported the first case of human-to-human transmission of H7N9 that infected 133 people and led to 43 deaths till the end of June.

London: The DNA of an average Kolkatan could be facing serious damage, thanks to the high levels of arsenic being consumed through the rice they eat.

A satellite has detected that 300 billion tonnes of ice is being lost every year from the Antarctic and Greenland glaciers, dramatically increasing sea levels around the world.

Testing every person in India’s billion plus population for HIV will be cost-effective.

London: British MPs on the International Development Committee placed the country’s most exhaustive assessment of food security in parliament on Tuesday that has thrown up some seriously worrying findings.

They fear that food wastage globally could be as high as 50%.

“Some of this wastage occurs in developing countries as post-harvest losses, primarily due to lack of technologies and inadequate infrastructure, but in high-income countries a greater degree of responsibility lies with the food services industry and the consumer. Wastage at household level in the UK remains at a remarkably high rate of 20%,” the MPs said.

London: A diminishing gene pool is posing a grave threat to Indian tigers.

Turkish Woman Born Without Uterus Is 6 Weeks Pregnant

London: In January 2014, the world may see a child born to a woman who has undergone the first ever successful womb transplant. The breakthrugh procedure was carried out last year by Turkish surgeons on 21-year-old Derya Sert, who was born without a uterus. Doctors from Akdeniz University Hospital in the Turkish city of Antalya announced this week that Sert is now six weeks pregnant and doctors have been able to hear a heartbeat.

London: The world’s first vaccine to help control symptoms of autism has been developed. The vaccine was created by Canada’s University of Guelph researchers for gut bacteria common in autistic children which will help control symptoms of autism.

More than 90% of children with autism spectrum disorders suffer from chronic and severe gastrointestinal symptoms of which 75% suffer from diarrhea. The scientists have now developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the gut bacteria Clostridium bolteae which is known to play a role in gastrointestinal disorders.

Experts Say Process A Success In Rats, Raises Hope For Renal Failure Patients

London: A kidney grown in a lab has been successfully transplanted following which it started to produce urine. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) bioengineered rat kidneys which later successfully produced urine both in a laboratory apparatus and after being transplanted into living animals.