US Open – Britain’s Andy Murray claimed a comfortable victory 7-5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 against brilliant Nick Kyrgios in the first round encounter at Flushing Meadows, New York. Murray has not lost in the first round of a Grand Slam since 2008 and eyeing to win a third major title at the end of the […]

Cannabis use has surpassed cigarette smoking among college students in the United States, according to a national survey. Daily marijuana use among US college students is rising, and for the first time since data has been collected, their use of pot has surpassed cigarette smoking. In 2014, nearly 6 percent of college pupils were smoking […]

A high school deputy director who smacked a student and humiliated him in front of other pupils has been transferred to a new school in Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand. Isoonpiyathorn Juthatham, deputy director at Soeng Sang School, slapped a student around the head and forced him to remove his trousers in presence of other […]

Common cold risk - People who sleep less than six hours are more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the micro-organism. The investigators gathered 164 healthy adults over the course of two months for screenings, questionnaires and interviews. The participants underwent two months of health screening, during which experts recorded their sleep habits […]

Updated: A Thai woman identified by police as a suspect in the Bangkok blast has denied any kind of involvement in the attack. Thai police issued two new arrest warrants, including a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images to the media on Monday afternoon in the ongoing investigation […]

People who undergo total knee or hip replacement surgery are at greater risk for heart attack during the first month following the procedure. The researchers’ analyzed nearly 14,000 individuals aged 50 or more with osteoarthritis who had a total knee replacement between January 2000 and December 2000. They compared these patients with a similar number […]

Real Madrid claimed a commanding 5-0 victory over Real Betis on Saturday evening at Santiago Bernabeu. Welshman Gareth Bale answered his critics in a great fashion as he scored twice in the first win of the 2015-16 La Liga season. Colombian James Rodrigues scored two goals either side of the break and Karim Benzema too made […]

Austrian police have arrested five suspected human traffickers as part of an operation conducted along the country’s eastern borders. The local authorities checked the vehicles entering Austria and they discovered more than 200 migrants from vehicles overnight. The security forces are checking the larger vehicles with space to hide since Sunday evening on the orders of […]

Swansea City maintained their unbeaten record as they defeated Manchester United 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. Bafetimbi Gomis was the hero of the game as he scored the winner for the home side. The France international scored a somewhat fortuitous second when Swansea defeated United by the same scoreline in February at the same […]

Growth hormone reduced the risk of fractures and helped maintain bone density in postmenopausal women. The study involved 80 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and they received daily injections of either placebo, a single unit of growth hormone or a 2.5 unit dose of growth hormone in the randomized, double-blind trial. The study subjects were between […]

People having frequent antibiotic prescription are more likely to have type 2 diabetes than those who take lesser antibacterial. Researchers analyzed data from three national registries of Denmark to determine whether the use of antibiotics may be associated with the development of type 2 diabetes. They tracked antibiotic prescriptions for more than 170,000 individuals who […]

Updated Health Facts: Parkinson’s disease causes, your right to know. Brain cells in Parkinson’s disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, according to new research. Brain cells affected by the disease die prematurely because they are prone to burning out like an overheating motor. Scientists said they have found the cells targeted by the disease require […]

Vietnam has granted amnesty to more than 18, 000 prisoners to mark its Independence Day celebrations. Vietnam’s second biggest ever amnesty to mark independence celebrations includes release of 34 foreigners, but political activists are excluded from the amnesty. The prisoners will be released in batches starting from Monday ahead of the nation’s 70th National Day […]

Ebola virus can survive in detectable concentrations in wastewater for more than a week, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University have found evidence indicating that the deadly disease can persist in wastewater for at least eight days. As part of the study, the researchers analyzed the virus-contaminated water samples […]

Local authorities have charged three prominent Hong Kong student leaders on Thursday over their involvement in the pro-democracy protests of 2014. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow are accused of climbing a fence to break into a government compound at the start of the popular “Umbrella Movement.” The protests began in late September and […]

Food and Drug Administration have approved new medication Repatha for the treatment of uncontrolled high cholesterol. Repatha, developed by Amgen biopharmaceutical company, is the second drug approved in a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors and it is recommended for those patients who are unable to get their low-density lipoprotein (LDL), so called […]

Bangkok bomb blast - The youngest person wounded in the Erawan shrine blast returned to Hong Kong on Thursday morning. Jasmine Chu, nine-year-old, flew back to her home city with her father in the early hours of the morning on Thursday. She was seriously injured in the tragedy that shook Thailand’s security department last week. […]

Chinese tourists have been rescued after a male elephant ran amok, gored his attendant to death in Chiang Mai on Wednesday. Three members of Chinese family were riding at the back of an elephant in Mae Wang district. The tourists were part of a Chinese tour group that visited the camp to take elephant rides. […]

Women who receive false-positive mammograms are more likely to experience psychological problems such as anxiety. Swedish researchers analyzed the responses of 399 women to a questionnaire to investigate the psychological impact of false-positive results. The questionnaire was designed to gauge how the women felt and was initially completed by the women before they were told they […]

Oropharyngeal bacteria linked with Schizophrenia - Tiny organisms found in the throat are associated with neuropsychiatric disorder. The researchers at George Washington University focused on the microbes living in the oropharynx, the region of the throat located at the back of the mouth. They examined the complete microbiome, looking at the viruses, bacteria and fungi present […]

Household dust full of living organisms - The dust in our homes contains thousands of bacteria and fungi depending on the location and tenants. Researchers from the University of Colorado analyzed the dust from different households across the United States. Volunteers from 1,200 homes sent dust samples to the scientists in Boulder. They picked up […]

Thai government destroyed more than 2 tons of confiscated illegal ivory on Wednesday. Local authorities incinerated about 2,155 kilograms of elephant tusks and carved trinkets were fed into an industrial rock crusher in a ceremony presided over by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The illegal goods were estimated to be worth about US $2.8 million. […]

Cambodian police have confiscated 1.5 tonnes of marijuana worth more than $7 million packed into coffee bags on Tuesday. As part of an ongoing drug crackdown, the Cambodian law enforcement forces busted nearly 1500 kg of marijuana packed in Dao coffee bags and three local citizens were taken into custody. Dao is a brand of […]

People genetically prone to have low Vitamin D are more likely to suffer from disabling disease multiple sclerosis. Previous studies have revealed that the disease is more common in less sunny countries, further from the equator. Now scientists have demonstrated a genetic correlation that points strongly to a causal link. The researchers at McGill University […]

Long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin are more likely to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study. The researchers reviewed data from several Danish cancer databases to gather health histories of 10,280 colorectal cancer patients diagnosed between 1994 and 2011. The study subjects were between the ages of 30-85. Medical […]

Andhra Pradesh train accident - At least six people have died as a truck collided with Express train in Anantapur district on Monday morning. The accident occurred at around 2:30 am when a granite truck crashed through a level crossing in the southern town of Anantapur and rammed into the first class air-conditioned coach of […]

A Cambodian student was charged by the local authorities for a revolutionary post on social media. Kong Raiya was taken into custody on Thursday outside Khemarak University as he waited to take the year’s final exam. The 25-year-old anti-government activist was charged by a court on Saturday with incitement to commit a crime and sent […]

Barcelona achieved a valuable 1-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao in their opening fixture of La Liga on Sunday evening. Reigning European champions began their Primera Division title defence with a narrow win at San Mames. The fixture was the third in succession between the two teams after Basque club thrashed Barca in the Spanish Super […]