Tag Archives: rise

World’s Environment Day: Species’ Extinction Due to Rise in Eco Crime?

As the World’s Environment Day beckons us in 2016, the eco-crime is hitting record high at up to $258 billion, outstripping the illegal trade in small arms, as international criminal gangs and militant groups profit from the plunder of Earth’s resources, said a global report. Today, 5th June, 2016 is being celebrated as the World Environment Day with the theme, ...

Read More »

Berkeley Lab Scientist Invents New Technique to Understand Cloud Behavior

Using two digital cameras situated about 1 kilometer apart facing Miami’s Biscayne Bay, scientists David Romps and Rusen Oktem are able to collect three-dimensional data on cloud behavior that would have been impossible to collect before. The photos allowed Romps, a climate scientist who specializes in clouds, to measure how fast the clouds rise, which in turn can shed light ...

Read More »

Micro-finance loans up 33% in October-December Quarter 2014: MFIN

Micro-finance firms’ association MicroFinance Institutions Network (MFIN) Saturday said there has been an increase of 23 percent in micro-credit borrowers. The loans from these companies rose by 33 percent during the October-December period last year compared to the corresponding period in 2013-14, the MFIN added. During this time frame, micro-finance institutions (MFIs) provided micro-credit to over 28.7 million clients nationally ...

Read More »

How Salt affects Brain Circuit Leading to Rise in BP?

It’s known but scientists at McGill University have found for the first time how excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising. By studying the effect of excessive salt on brains of rats, a team led by professor Charles Bourque of McGill’s faculty of medicine discovered that ...

Read More »

Delhi Sends Surveillance Teams to Check Swine Flu Treatment

In a bid to tackle the increasing number of swine flu cases in Delhi, the health department has appointed surveillance officers to check the treatment of swine flu at the designated hospitals in the capital to monitor 17 government hospitals, five private hospitals and 8 laboratories. These hospitals been designated by the health department to conduct the swine flu test and ...

Read More »

Dr. Reddy’s acquires nicotine therapy patch Habitrol from Novartis

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) Friday said it has completed the acquisition of the brand Habitrol, an over-the-counter nicotine therapy transdermal patch from Novartis Consumer Health. The patch is used to decrease withdrawal symptoms triggered by stopping smoking or chewing tobacco. The acquisition was completed following the US Federal Trade Commission issuing the consent order last month, the company said. DRL ...

Read More »