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Yak in Indian Himalayas facing threat of climate change

Dinesh C Sharma Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh): Yak – the lifeline of pastoral nomads in high altitudes of the Indian Himalayan region – is facing the threat of gradually rising temperatures in the region. The increasing trend of environmental temperature at high altitudes is resulting in heat stress in yak during warmer months of the year.

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Virtual psychiatrist is effective in diagnosing mental disorders: study

Dinesh C Sharma New Delhi, December 26 (India Science Wire): India has severe shortage of psychiatrists, as a result of which mental illness in rural areas either remains undiagnosed or does not get proper treatment. A ‘virtual psychiatrist’ tool developed by Indian researchers can help address this problem. It has been found that it can

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New study suggests kidney disease may be linked to pesticide exposure

Bhavya Khullar New Delhi: Patients with chronic kidney disease have higher amounts of organochlorine pesticides in their body, a Delhi-based study has indicated. Doctors at the University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi studied 300 individuals aged 30-54 years, who visited kidney clinic between January 2014 and March 2015. Their

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Indian astronomers discover supermega river of galaxies, name it Saraswati

T V Venkateswaran New Delh: A team of Indian astronomers has identified a cosmic behemoth – a supercluster of galaxies – about 4 billion light-years away from us. The new discovery has been named Saraswati – which in Sanskrit literally means ‘ever-flowing stream with many pools’. The supercluster spans over 650 million light years in

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Why is it sweating in Shillong?

Because temperatures in India’s biodiversity hotspot are on the rise Dinesh C Sharma Shillong: Sitting in the glass-and-concrete State Convention Centre in the capital of hilly state, Meghalaya, participants of a media workshop on climate change were feeling sweaty. The convention centre is not air-conditioned nor does it have ceiling fans. For the comfort of

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