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20-Apr-2019 New York

Japan-US 2+2 welcomes growing ties with India

The US-Japan 2+2 ministerial meeting has welcomed the growing ties between their countries and India in the Indo-Pacific region that is of vital strategic interest to them.The defence and diplomatic cabinet officials of the two countries expressed satisfaction...

17-Apr-2019 New York

NYC declares health emergency due to measles outbreak

After an outbreak of measles in parts of the city attributed to many people in those areas who refused to get vaccinated believing in unscientific rumours, New York City has declared a health emergency.Under the emergency order, people living in the affected...

17-Apr-2019 New York

New AI system may help detect prostate cancer

Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer.The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease by evaluating magnetic resonance...

14-Apr-2019 New York

Novel app may predict hernia risk after abdominal surgery

Researchers have created an app that may predict the likelihood of developing an incisional hernia following an abdominal surgery, using Big Data analytics to potentially help address a problem effects one out of every eight of these surgical patients.The team developed...

08-Apr-2019 New York

Vitamin D excess may lead to kidney failure

In a rare case, a 54-year-old man, after returning from a trip to Southeast Asia where he spent much of his holiday sunbathing, was diagnosed with kidney damage after he took high doses of vitamin D for years.After referral to a kidney specialist and further...

04-Apr-2019 New York

Just 20-minute 'nature pill' can lower your stress

Taking just 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit near nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels, a new study suggests.Healthcare practitioners can use this finding to prescribe 'nature pills' to have a real measurable effect, according...

03-Apr-2019 New York

US okays sale of submarine-hunting copters to India

The US has approved the sale of 24 submarine-hunting MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters to India in a $2.6 billion deal aimed at strengthening their strategic relationship, according to the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).The DSCA said on...

03-Apr-2019 New Delhi

Media multitasking may increase obesity risk: Study

Do you keep switching between digital devices like smartphone, tablet and PC? Beware. A study has linked media multitasking to obesity.The study showed that mindless switching between digital devices could be associated with increased susceptibility to...

03-Apr-2019 New York

Long travel to work during pregnancy may harm baby

Women who travel long distances to their workplaces during pregnancy are likely to birth underweight babies.According to a study, for pregnant women who commute over 80 km to work, each 16 km increased the probability of having a low-birth-weight baby 14 per...

01-Apr-2019 New York

Excess body weight may lead to pancreatic cancer

If you are less than 50-years-old but have excess body weight, then you are more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a new study has warned.The findings indicate that excess weight could increase risk of death from pancreatic cancer more than previously...

31-Mar-2019 New York

Exercise can boost health in breast cancer survivors

Exercise can likely reduce the risk of heart disease in women with breast cancer, results of a clinical trial has showed.Breast cancer patients are exposed to a higher risk of cardiovascular complications during and after cancer treatment from chemotherapy and...

06-Feb-2019 New York

Always wanted to add Nick's name to mine: Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra always wanted to add singer and husband Nick Jonas' name to her own, and says it doesn't take anything away from her identity.Priyanka changed her Instagram handle to Priyanka Chopra Jonas after getting married to the singer in December....

24-Dec-2018 New York

Around 50 mn Google searches for sexual harassment since #MeToo: Study

Following the massive #MeToo movement, around 50 million Google searches on sexual harrasment, reporting and prevention of such behaviour were recorded in the US during October 2017 to June 2018, a US study suggests.The study found that sexual harassment and assault...

01-Dec-2018 New York

Bush steered US through epoch-making end to Cold War with pragmatism

George Herbert Walker Bush, who deftly steered the US through the epoch-making upheaval that ended with the end of the Soviet Union and the emergence of his country as the dominant world power as President from 1989 to 1993, died a day earlier in Houston.The...

28-Nov-2018 New York

Hair regrown on damaged skin on lab mice

US researchers have regrown hair strands on damaged skin by stirring crosstalk among skin cells that form the roots of hair, an advance that may help search for better drugs to restore hair growth.The team from the New York University (NYU) examined the...

27-Nov-2018 New York

Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later

Middle-aged adults who have lung disease may be at a greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new research.The study found that both restrictive and obstructive lung diseases were associated with dementia, including...

27-Nov-2018 New York

Lung disease in middle-aged people may up dementia later

Middle-aged adults who have lung disease may be at a greater risk of developing dementia or cognitive impairment later in life, according to a new research.The study found that both restrictive and obstructive lung diseases were associated with dementia, including...

26-Nov-2018 New York

Obesity increases asthma risk in children: Study

Parents, please take note. Obese children are at an increased risk of asthma, a new study has found.The findings suggest that the incidence of an asthma diagnosis among children with obesity was significantly higher than in those in a normal weight range and...

21-Nov-2018 New York

Twitter bots played 'disproportionate' role in 2016 US polls : Study

Automated accounts or "bots" played a "disproportionate" role in spreading misinformation online during the 2016 US presidential polls, revealed an analysis of 14 million messages and four lakh articles shared on Twitter.Researchers from the Indiana University...

20-Nov-2018 New York

New drug shows promise in halting spread of brain cancer

Scientists have developed a novel drug that could block glioblastoma -- the deadliest form of brain cancer -- from spreading.The tissues in our bodies are largely made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function. But in some cases,...

15-Nov-2018 New York

Weightlifting less than an hour a week may cut stroke risk

Indulging in weightlifting for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 per cent, suggests a new study.Less than an hour of weekly resistance exercise compared with no resistance exercise was associated with a 29 per...

14-Nov-2018 New York

Probiotics can help increase bone density : Study

Treatment with good bacteria widely used in probiotic supplements can strengthen bones, especially in females, finds a study that may develop novel ways of treating bone loss condition osteoporosis.The study showed that healthy mice fed with Lactobacillyus rhamnosus...

11-Nov-2018 New York

Can managing cholesterol reduce Alzheimer's risk?

Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer's risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease.Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed...

11-Nov-2018 New York

Coronary calcium tests better predictor of heart attack risks

Checking calcium levels of arteries which surround and supply blood to the heart could better predict the risk for a heart attack than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice, according to a study.The findings showed that coronary artery calcium...

11-Nov-2018 Toronto

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company...

10-Nov-2018 New York

AI tools may fail during key medical diagnosis : Researchers

In a first such warning when it comes to the role of Artificial Intelligence in making sense of critical health data, a team of US researchers has said AI in the medical space must be carefully tested for performance across a wide range of populations as...

10-Nov-2018 New York

Researchers develop affordable cellphone-based tool to detect HIV

A team of researchers has developed a portable and low-cost mobile diagnostic tool, utilising a cellphone and nanotechnology, that can detect HIV viruses and monitor their management in resource-limited regions.The management of HIV, an autoimmune disorder...

10-Nov-2018 New York

Social media use linked to depression, loneliness : Study

Excessive use of social media including Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram is associated with poor well-being which could lead to depression and loneliness, researchers have warned.The study, published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, showed that...

09-Nov-2018 New York

Soy-formula milk linked to menstrual pain later : Study

Feeding female babies soy-based formula milk can increase their risk of suffering from severe pain during their menstrual cycle later in their lives, warns a new study.The study found that young women -- aged between 18 and 22 -- who were fed soy formula as...

07-Nov-2018 New York

Your genes may not help you live long

Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of an aggregated set of family trees of more than 400 million people.The study suggests that the heritability of life...

06-Nov-2018 New York

Childhood stress linked to brain disorders later : Study

Excessive stress in early childhood can increase the likelihood of brain disorders and affects an individual's response to stress as an adult, says a new study.The study, on a mouse model, found that childhood stress increases the chance of developing anxiety,...

06-Nov-2018 New York

Neanderthals were not bent or clumsy : Study

Israeli researchers have reconstructed the spine and rib cage of the Neanderthals in 3D and found that they were not as bent and clumsy as previously believed.Neanderthals are an extinct species of archaic humans that appeared about 400,000 years ago and disappeared...

05-Nov-2018 New York

High calorie meal for dinner may up heart disease, diabetes risk

Eating a meal rich in calories for dinner can increase the risk of diabetes as well as lead to poorer cardiovascular health, researchers have warned.The findings showed that eating the majority of a person's daily calories in the evening, post 6 p.m. may lead...

05-Nov-2018 New York

Cerebellum also refines thoughts : Study

The cerebellum of our brain that was once believed only limited to movement control has now been associated with playing a key role in higher functions like attention, thinking, planning and decision-making, researchers have found.The cerebellum is like...

04-Nov-2018 New York

People relate body shapes to personality traits

When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to a new research.The findings showed that people perceived classically feminine (pear-shaped) and classically masculine (broad-shouldered)...

03-Nov-2018 New York

Chemotherapy temporarily affected my eyesight : Sonali Bendre Behl

Actress Sonali Bendre Behl, who is undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer here, says her eyesight was doing "strange things" due to chemotherapy and hence she could not read.Sonali on Friday evening shared a photograph of herself along with a book and captioned:...

31-Oct-2018 New York

Kerry Washington has always been an inspiration : Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra says that "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington has always been an inspiration to her.Priyanka and her pop singer fiance Nick Jonas on Saturday night attended Washington's highly acclaimed broadway play titled "American Son". The...

27-Oct-2018 New York

Processed meat, carbonated beverages may up kidney failure risk

If your diet consists of pro-inflammatory foods such as processed meat, carbonated beverages and vegetables other than the green leafy and dark yellow variety, you may be at a higher risk of developing kidney failure, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin,...

26-Oct-2018 New York

Caitlyn Jenner ends support for Trump

In the backdrop of a possible change in 'gender definition' by the US administration, transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner has ended her support for US President Donald Trump over his record on trans rights.The ex-Olympic athlete and reality TV star said...

26-Oct-2018 New York

Head, neck cancer survivors at increased suicide risk : Study

Despite improved survival rates among cancer patients, those treated for head and neck cancers are at an increased risk of death by suicide, a new study has found.It found that head and neck cancer survivors are two times more likely to commit suicide than survivors...

25-Oct-2018 New York

Stress in middle-age can impair memory, reduce brain size

People more stressed out during middle-age are more likely to suffer memory loss and have a reduced brain size, say researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.The study found that people with higher levels of cortisol -- a hormone linked to stress -- performed...

24-Oct-2018 New York

Breastfeeding can lower risk of maternal high BP: Study

Breast milk not only provides nutrition to babies, but also protects mothers from developing high blood pressure (BP) for longer-term, suggests a study.Hypertension is relatively common in pregnancy and lactation may be a means through pregnancy-related vascular...

21-Oct-2018 New York

Short interrupted breaths in sleep apnea deadlier : Study

People with sleep apnea who have short interruptions in breathing while they sleep are at higher risk of death than those with longer interruptions, according to a new study.Sleep apnea occurs when throat muscles sporadically relax and block a patient's airway...

20-Oct-2018 New York

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life : Study

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness.Cardiorespiratory fitness is the ability of the circulatory and...

08-Oct-2018 New York

20 killed in US car crash

At least 20 people have been killed when a limousine "failed to stop" at an intersection in upstate New York and hit a parked vehicle, police said.The accident occurred when the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine was travelling southwest on Route 30 in Schoharie,...

04-Oct-2018 New York

Priyanka Chopra turns tech investor

Actress Priyanka Chopra is excited to embark on a new "chapter" as an investor in tech start-up Holberton School, a coding education company, as well as in dating and social media app Bumble.This is also an effort on her part to help change the tech industry's...

28-Sep-2018 New York

Bangladeshi PM asks for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked for early repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.In her speech at the UN General Assembly General Debate here on Thursday, Hasina regretted the fact that repatriation had not started in a permanent and sustainable...

26-Sep-2018 New York

Donald Trump rules out meeting with Iranian leader at UN

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ruled out meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rohani, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, although he said he is sure that the Iranian leader must be "an absolutely lovely man"."Despite requests,...

26-Sep-2018 New York

I was raped at 16, kept silent: TV host Padma Lakshmi

US television host Padma Lakshmi has said she was raped at the age of 16, but kept silent as she feared fingers would point at her for bringing it upon herself.The 48-year-old Top Chef host, wrote a piece for the New York Times published on Tuesday, where...

25-Sep-2018 New York

Donald Trump signs revised S.Korean trade deal

US President Donald Trump signed a revised free trade agreement with South Korea, cementing the first bilateral trade deal of his administration."It's a great day for the US, and it's a great day for South Korea," Trump said during a meeting with his South...

10-Sep-2018 New York

Serena Williams fined for violating tennis code of conduct

Tennis star Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the organizers of the US Open for committing three violations of the code of conduct during the second set of the women's final, which she lost on the weekend to Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4.Williams was...

10-Sep-2018 New York

Novak Djokovic wins third US Open men's singles title

Novak Djokovic of Serbia has defeated the third seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets to claim his third US Open men's singles title.Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed the Argentine big artillery 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes,...

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