Regularly inspect buildings for indoor moisture and mould Dampness and mould related problems should be removed when they occur Buildings should be well-designed, constructed and maintained to prevent excess moisture and microbial growth Removing damp and mould conditions should be given priority to prevent poor health in populations already living with increased burden of disease

250,800 hectares of agricultural land to be irrigated by Gosikhurd dam reservoir Nagpur, Bhandara and Chandrapur districts to benefit Rs 7,777.85 crore is the cost of the project 91 villages in the three districts to get submerged including 14 now More than 100,000 people living in the 91 villages to be displaced

First of its kind advisory on making buildings damp and mould-free people who stay indoors risk respiratory problems just as much as those exposed to outdoor air pollution. In fact, people living or working in buildings that are damp and have mould are at 75 per cent greater risk of getting respiratory problems and asthma. This is the latest finding of the World Health Organization (who).

Exposure for a specific duration cures jet-lag PEOPLE who fly across time zones spend the first few days on ground in a daze, uncertain whether they should sleep or keep awake. Known as jet-lag, this disturbance in the pattern of sleep can lead to digestive problems, fatigue, disorientation and even mild depression. Some common remedies suggested include walking barefoot or

Plant growth promoters are naturally produced molecules that increase crop yield. Developing them for commercial use is difficult. The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) received a US patent in May, this year, for developing a promoter, isolated from a medicinal plant. Anil Kumar Singh, Deputy Director of the chemistry division, spoke to Savvy Soumya Misra An ongoing

The bacterium changes its genome, mimics immune molecules in january 2009, there was an outbreak of meningococcal meningitis in Meghalaya and Tripura. Two thousand people were infected, 250 died. Over the past years, this disease has afflicted the world several times and with varying intensities. Helena Lo and other researchers, at the department of microbiology from the Imperial College in

Can be used to diagnose malaria, tuberculosis, claim scientists scientists have found a new use for mobile phones that could help provide healthcare to people in remote areas who have no access to doctors or hospitals. They have created the CellScope


Cancer, HIV medicines may get extended shelf life chemical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have the answer to a problem drug companies have been trying to solve

India goes for cutting-edge telescopes astronomers in India see a large window opening into the sky. In about a decade they would be gazing into farther corners of the universe that current telescopes cannot reach. To get that edge premier Indian research centres are analyzing three collaborative optical telescopes being built around the world, each larger than any existing telescope, each