April 2016 Now Crowned As The Driest Month On Record

April 2016 has turned out to be the driest one in the last many years. Accordingly, it was also one of the hottest on record with temperatures continuously settling above 40 degree Celsius at several places. Heatwave like conditions did not even spare the hills of North India. On the other hand, Northeast India remained…

Pune To Witness Frequent Pre-Monsoon Rain, Comfortable Weather

The weather of Pune remained continuously dry throughout the month of April with isolated light rains occurring only on April 5, 6 and 18. Temperatures also remained above normal for most of the time. The monthly average rainfall in Pune for the month of April is quite less (6.6 mm), which is also the hottest…

Study shines a light on low winter-time male libido

  LONDON –  Exposure to bright light can raise testosterone levels and lead to greater sexual satisfaction in men with low sexual desire, according to the results of a small scientific trial. Scientists at the University of Siena in Italy found that regular, early-morning use of a light box – similar to those used to…

CONSENT IN YOGA CLASS—TO TOUCH OR NOT TO TOUCH

  For most of us, yoga studios offer a haven of safety and peace, a welcoming and inclusive space to collectively share the experience of movement, breath, and meditation. Every teacher has the responsibility to hold this sacred space for their students. The recent discussions swirling around the yoga community regarding affirmative consent (including the…

Vasectomies not linked to increased prostate cancer risk

  Having a vasectomy doesn’t increase a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer or dying from it, a U.S. study suggests. Previous research has been mixed about the risk of prostate cancer associated with vasectomy, a common form of long-term birth control that involves snipping or blocking tubes that transport sperm out of the testicles….

Men with vasectomies can still spread Zika via sex, report suggests

  A man in Spain may have passed the Zika virus to his wife through sex, even though he’d previously had a vasectomy, according to a new report of the case. The 53-year-old man and his 51-year-old wife had gone on vacation to the Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean in early February this year, the…

Vasectomies not linked to increased prostate cancer risk

  Having a vasectomy doesn’t increase a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer or dying from it, a U.S. study suggests. Previous research has been mixed about the risk of prostate cancer associated with vasectomy, a common form of long-term birth control that involves snipping or blocking tubes that transport sperm out of the testicles….

IBM, Venturesity launch initiative for industry readiness

With a view to bridging the skills gap in emerging technology areas, IBM, in association with Venturesity has launched a career challenge for engineering students who can be a part of workshops in mobile app development, cognitive computing and data analytics. The workshops will be held in 8 regions throughout India for a total of…

Awareness About Sepsis In India Quite Low

A global health body today underlined the need for spreading awareness about sepsis, saying it kills more people than breast or prostrate cancer combined and awareness about it in the country is “quite low”. The George Institute for Global Health said sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and…

Being Socially Active Early on Can Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay

If you are in your 30s or 40s and have a family history of dementia or Alzheimer’s, now is the time to start your fight to keep the disease at bay. At least for as long as you can. Experts say that although there is no preventive measure to escape Alzheimer’s, being socially active and…