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28-Nov-2018 London

This deadly bacterium is present in everyone's skin : Study

It's not just MRSA and E. coli, but scientists have identified another form of bacterium, present on the skin of every person, that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance.The study showed that "Staphylococcus epidermidis" -- a close...

25-Nov-2018 London

Sperm count 50% lower in men whose fathers smoke: Study

While studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm count in male children, a new research showed that men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy also had 50 per cent lower count of sperms than those with non-smoking...

24-Nov-2018 London

Air pollution exposure linked to breast cancer: Study

Women working near busy roads are at high risk of developing breast cancer, due to traffic-related air pollution, researchers have warned.The team, from University of Stirling in Scotland, analysed the case of a woman who developed breast cancer after spending...

24-Nov-2018 London

EU won't offer better deal on Brexit : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK should not hope for a "better deal" from the EU if MPs reject her Brexit agreement.She told a BBC phone-in that there would be just "more division and uncertainty" if Parliament voted against the agreement next...

23-Nov-2018 London

Hypnotherapy may offer treatment for irritable bowel syndrome : Study

Gut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists can potentially offer a new treatment option for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), that affects around one in five people worldwide, say researchers.IBS is a persistent and difficult-to-treat condition, with symptoms...

21-Nov-2018 London

Mother's weight determines child's BMI : Study

Besides genetic factors, mother's weight can directly influence a child's body mass index (BMI) in adolescence, finds a new study.The study found that adolescents whose mothers do not stay physically active are likely to become overweight.On the other hand,...

21-Nov-2018 London

Aspirin and omega-3 safe, lower bowel cancer risk : Study

Intake of aspirin and omega-3 is safe and effective at reducing chances of bowel cancer in high-risk patients, according to a new clinical trial.In the trial, published in the journal The Lancet, these low-cost drugs reduced the number of pre-cancerous polyps...

20-Nov-2018 London

Depression linked to increased risk of irregular heartbeat : Study

Depressed people could be at an increased risk of developing irregular heartbeat, says a study.Anti-depressants have been previously linked with some serious, but rare heart rhythm disturbances, prompting the question of whether they might also  raise the...

19-Nov-2018 London

Bullying, violence at workplace linked to heart disease, strokes

People who are bullied or experience violence at work are at higher risk of developing heart and brain blood vessel problems, including heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study.The findings revealed that those who were bullied almost every day had...

19-Nov-2018 London

New dual-action virus effective in treating cancer

Scientists have developed a genetically modified virus that can kill cancer cells as well as destroy their hiding places.The novel dual-action virus, named as enadenotucirev, targets both cancer cells and fibroblasts -- healthy cells that are tricked into protecting...

19-Nov-2018 London

Google News may shut down in EU over 'link tax'

Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed "link tax" for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported.According to the new copyright directive, adopted by the European Parliament...

18-Nov-2018 London

Novak Djokovic routs Anderson to reach ATP Finals championship match

Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic brushed aside Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2 here to reach the championship match of the ATP Finals, giving himself the chance to play for a record-tying sixth title at tennis' elite season-ending event.The 14-time Grand Slam champion...

14-Nov-2018 London

Roger Federer routs Thiem to keep chances alive at ATP Finals

Swiss great Roger Federer bounced back quickly from a disappointing loss at the ATP Finals, brushing aside Dominic Thiem 6-2, 6-3 here to keep his hopes alive at this elite, year-end event.Two days after a surprising 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 loss Sunday to Japan's Kei...

09-Nov-2018 London

Exercise, diet apps boost health well-being in youth : Study

With concerns of digital technology harming young people's health, a new study says that mobile applications focussed on exercise, diet and wellness promote their overall well-being and act as effective learning tools.Health apps and devices have the potential...

08-Nov-2018 London

Human babies and chimps laugh alike : Study

Babies laugh as they both exhale and inhale, in a manner that is remarkably similar to non-human primates, says a new study that can offer insight into vocal production of children with developmental disorders.The findings showed that the youngest babies commonly...

07-Nov-2018 London

Poor aerobic fitness can up diabetes, heart disease risk in kids

Lack of exercise, particularly poor aerobic fitness, in children increases their risk for developing Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a new study.Children with poor aerobic fitness in proportion to their total body mass were found to have...

07-Nov-2018 Landran

Weight management in pregnancy may affect child's bone health

There is no benefit for children's bone mass if women gain weight during pregnancy, says a new study.And this applies to both normal and overweight women prior to pregnancy, says Teresa Monjardino, lead author from the Universidade do Porto in Portugal.Weight...

07-Nov-2018 Landran

Eat veggies, fish to ward away heart disease

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, consuming fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet may help reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms, a study suggests.Intake of fish, seafood and vegetarian food increases levels of a compound...

07-Nov-2018 Landran

Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer : Study

Women who begin their day early are likely to have a lower of risk breast cancer, than late beginners, suggests a research.The study found that a preference for mornings reduced the risk of breast cancer by 40 per cent compared with being an evening type....

05-Nov-2018 London

Skin cancer deaths higher in men than in women : Study

The global death rates for melanoma -- most serious type of skin cancer -- has seen a steep rise in men since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.It could be...

04-Nov-2018 London

This drink makes deadly brain tumour cells glow, aids surgery

A drink containing a compound that makes tumour cells glow has helped surgeons in Britain to spot and safely remove brain cancer.The research was carried out with patients who had suspected glioma, the most common form of brain cancer.Treatment usually...

04-Nov-2018 London

Genes tied to obesity may shield you against diabetes

Certain genetic factors may impact our body in intriguingly paradoxical ways. A team of scientists has identified 14 new genetic variations that were linked with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) but have the potential to lower risk of diabetes, lower blood pressure...

03-Nov-2018 Landran

Increasing protein intake can reduce disability risk in elderly

Increasing the daily amount of protein intake -- known to slow the loss of muscle mass -- can help older adults preserve the ability to perform daily activities as well as prevent their risks of disability, showed a research.The study found that eating more protein...

26-Oct-2018 London

Weight loss surgery may prevent womb cancer in obese women

Undergoing bariatric surgery to combat obesity can prevent women from developing womb cancer also known as uterine or endometrial cancer, claims a study.The findings, led by scientists from the University of Manchester, showed that women who had gastric sleeve...

23-Oct-2018 London

Hard work, no pay linked to mental health issues in comedians : Study

The working conditions of comedians, with little or no pay, contribute to poor mental health, according to researchers.The findings, led by researchers from the Cardiff and Stockholm Universities, showed that anxiety and frustration also stem from financial...

21-Oct-2018 London

Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients

A treatment regime combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy can help tune the body's immune system to attack an aggressive type of breast cancer, extending survival by up to 10 months, show results of an immunotherapy trial in Britain.The research, published...

20-Oct-2018 London

Cycling, walking in nature may improve your mental health

People who commute -- walking or cycling -- through natural environments are more likely to develop better mental health than those who commute less, according to a new study.Natural environments included all public and private outdoor spaces that contain 'green'...

19-Oct-2018 London

Inflammatory bowel disease ups death risk : Study

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease -- ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease -- are at an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, according to a new study.Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the ongoing inflammation of all or...

30-Sep-2018 London

British PM accuses critics of playing Brexit politics

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday accused those who refuseto back the Chequers plan for Brexit of "playing politics" with the UK's future.The comment came in an interview with the Sunday Times, in which May stressed that the Chequers plan was the...

11-Sep-2018 London

Team has character, lacks experience : Virat Kohli

Observing that the five-match Test series against England was highly competitive, India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday said India played fearless cricket and the team has a lot of character but lacked in experience.India lost the fifth and final Test by 118 runs...

11-Sep-2018 London

England beat India by 118 runs, win five-match Test series 4-1

Opener Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant's heroics went in vain as England defeated India by 118 runs in the fifth and final Test to clinch the series 4-1 at the Oval here on Tuesday.With India chasing a massive 463-run target, the last day of the series saw a...

02-Sep-2018 Southampton

4th Test : India lose by 60 runs, concede series

India suffered a 60-run defeat against England in the fourth Test after being bowled out for 184 runs in their second innings on the fourth day at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium here on Sunday to go down 1-3 in the five-match series.Chasing 245 runs for victory,...

01-Sep-2018 Southampton

England reach 260/8, take 233-run lead over India on Day 3

Jos Buttler led England's fight-back with a 69 as the hosts reached 260 for eight in their second innings to take a 233-run lead over India on the third day of the fourth Test here on Saturday.India had England on the mat at 122/5 but Buttler shared two...

31-Aug-2018 London

Stroke patients at 70% higher risk of dementia: Study

People who have suffered a stroke are 70 per cent more likely to develop dementia, a new study has revealed.Around a third of dementia cases are thought to be potentially preventable. However, this estimate does not take into account the risk associated with...

30-Aug-2018 London

Even low exposure to arsenic, lead may up heart disease risk

Even low levels of exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, finds a study, led by one of an Indian-origin.Although often naturally occurring, these contaminants...

28-Aug-2018 London

Intake of low-carb diets can be unsafe: Study

Consumption of low carbohydrate diets can be unsafe as it may increase the risk of premature death, a new study has found.The study, presented at ESC Congress 2018, found that the risks, among the study participants, were also increased for individual causes of...

26-Aug-2018 London

'Heart patients should give birth before 40 weeks'

Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation, beyond that harm can be caused to the mother, new guidelines by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends.Besides pre-pregnancy risk assessment and counselling,...

26-Aug-2018 London

This smartphone app can help detect irregular heart beat

Scientists have developed a smartphone application that can help in screening for atrial fibrillation -the most common heart rhythm disorder.The disorder leads to an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow.It is also behind 20-30...

26-Aug-2018 London

Your forehead wrinkles may predict cardiovascular death risk

 The wrinkles on your forehead may not be just an inevitable consequence of ageing, but could also signal an early death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have warned.The findings showed that increased deep forehead wrinkles, more than what...

26-Aug-2018 London

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM, links him with Nirav, Choksi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying there is a "relationship" between him and bank fraud accused Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. He also alleged that fugitive offender Vijay Mallya had met BJP...

26-Aug-2018 London

Connecting medical data can help people : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said there was a huge amount of medical information such as diagnostics, X-rays and MRIs and connecting them can help cure a person by deciphering how others were treated.Gandhi made the remarks at an interaction at...

26-Aug-2018 London

Judge me on the basis of my capability : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his family has not been in power since his father's time, stressing that he should be judged on the basis of his capability.The RSS, he said has "helped" him tremendously in developing as a political leader "by...

26-Aug-2018 London

Don't have such visions, says Rahul Gandhi on prime ministership

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he does not have any vision of becoming the prime minister and noted that the question of leadership will be decided only after the 2019 Lok Sabha election."Conversations (with the Opposition parties) on leadership,...

26-Aug-2018 London

Indian jails are decent places for people like Mallya : Rahul Gandhi

Days after the CBI sent a video footage of an Indian jail to a UK court, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that Indian jails are "decent places for people like Vijay Mallya".Rahul attacked the Modi government for its "lenient" approach towards...

24-Aug-2018 London

Congress not involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said "Congress was not involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots", in which nearly 3,000 Sikhs were killed, mostly in the national capital when the party's government was in power at the Centre.To a question being asked by...

24-Aug-2018 London

There is no safe level of drinking alcohol : Lancet

Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people.The...

22-Aug-2018 Nottingham

Clinical India outclass England in 3rd Test

India staged a stunning comeback in the five-match Test rubber on Wednesday by thrashing England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge here.In their pursuit of 521 runs for victory, England resumed their innings at 311/9 on the final morning and lasted...

20-Aug-2018 Nottingham

3rd Test: India set daunting 521-run target for England

India declared their second innings at 352/7, setting a target of 521 runs for England to win the third Test with two days remaining at Trent Bridge here on Monday.Skipper Virat Kohli struck his 23rd Test ton, his fourth slowest century coming off 197 balls,...

19-Aug-2018 Nottingham

India take 292 runs lead at stumps on day 2 vs England

A disciplined batting helped India score 124/2 in their second innings, taking 292 runs lead Aat stumps on the second day of the third Test match against England here on Sunday.Cheteshwar Pujara (33) and Skipper Virat Kohli (8) were at the crease when...

14-Aug-2018 London

All-rounder Stokes added to England's squad for 3rd Test

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday decided to include star all-rounder Ben Stokes in England's squad for the third Test against India after he was found not guilty of affray.The Bristol Crown Court ruled the 27-year-old not guilty after...

13-Aug-2018 London

Vaping damages vital immune system cells : Study

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests.Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation, the BBC reported.A small experimental study,...

12-Aug-2018 London

Wokes, Bairstow give England 250-run lead over India on Day 3

England rode on and Chris Woakes (120 not out) Jonny Bairstow (93) to reach 357 for six wickets and take a huge 250-run lead over India on the third day of the second Test at the Lord's here on Saturday.All-rounder Woakes registered his maiden international...

06-Aug-2018 London

Britney Spears treats sons to fish, chips

Singer Britney Spears treated her sons Sean and Jayden to fish and chips before her headline performance at Brighton Pride festival.The boys also got to see Buckingham Palace and spend time on the beach at the seaside resort in South England, before she performed...

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