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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,...

07-Sep-2018 New York

Serena Williams beats Sevastova, reaches US Open final

Serena Williams has entered the US Open final for the ninth time in Flushing Meadows. She defeated Latvian Anastasija Sevastova in the semifinals in two sets, 6-3 and 6-0.In the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday, the central court in Flushing Meadows, Williams...

05-Sep-2018 New York

Do what makes you happy : Sonali Bendre

Actress Sonali Bendre Behl, who is undergoing metastatic cancer treatment here, has chosen a wig for herself. In a motivational post for cancer patients, she has urged them not to let the disease take away their happiness.The 43-year-old on Wednesday took to...

03-Sep-2018 New York

Gun owners becoming more politically active in US : Study

Buyoed by an absence of a tighter gun control policy despite increased mass shootings, more and more gun owners in the US are joining the political process, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, researchers...

28-Aug-2018 New York

Anaemia in pregnancy may signal heart disease, says study

Gestational anaemia--lack of blood -- may be a marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke later, a study has found.Simple blood tests during pregnancy may reveal cardiovascular disease and stroke, up to 25 years before the disease outbreak, said researchers...

27-Aug-2018 New York

This AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumours

Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying.The Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is about...

26-Aug-2018 New York

How diet can aid in healthy cellular ageing in women

Having a diet that is rich in fruit, vegetable and whole grain and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meat could help promote healthy cellular ageing in women, a study has showed.Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) used telomere length to...

26-Aug-2018 New York

Low muscle strength linked to premature death: Study

Individuals with weaker muscles do not typically live as long as their stronger peers, and are 50 per cent more likely to die earlier, finds a study.According to researchers, muscle strength may be an even more important predictor of overall health and longevity...

26-Aug-2018 New York

New universal flu vaccine offers protection against multiple strains

A universal flu vaccine with a strong antibody response, that could protect people against most influenza strains, is one step close to reality, a study has revealed.Experiments performed on mice showed that the vaccine elicited a strong antibody response...

25-Aug-2018 New York

Air pollution can damage your kidneys : Study

Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person's kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found.The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity,...

24-Aug-2018 New York

Frequent on-off relationships may up depression, anxiety risk

Do you have an on and off relationship with your romantic partner? Beware, it can affect your mental health, say researchers.The findings showed that an increase in breaking up and reuniting was associated with more psychological distress symptoms such...

24-Aug-2018 New York

Early self regulation skills may cut toddlers' obesity risk

Parents who teach their toddlers self regulation skills may help them maintain a healthy weight, finds a study .The study found that toddlers who had poor self-regulation skills -- the ability to control their behaviours and emotions -- went on to have lower...

24-Aug-2018 New York

Eat heart-healthy diet to cut belly fat

Trying hard to reduce that ever burgeoning waistline? Following a heart-healthy diet -- rich in fibre and low in saturated fats -- could be the key, suggests a study.While dieting may help fight abdominal obesity, but the ones touted on the internet including...

23-Aug-2018 New York

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan in world's highest paid actors list

Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have secured a spot in Forbes magazine's World's Highest Paid Actors 2018 list, topped by Hollywood ace George Clooney.Akshay, known lately for his socially conscious roles in films like "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha"...

20-Aug-2018 New York

High bad cholesterol ups death risk even for healthy : Study

People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research.Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases...

17-Aug-2018 New York

Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk

If you are looking forward to boost your longevity, start consuming carbohydrates in moderation. A new study has found that it is associated with lower risk of mortality.The study found that diets -- both low (less than 40 per cent energy) and high (more...

13-Aug-2018 New York

Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk : Study

Administering Tdap vaccination -- tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis -- to pregnant women may not increase children's risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, claims a study of more than 80,000 children born.The study showed that the autism spectrum disorder...

12-Aug-2018 New York

Sonali Bendre is my hero : Anupam Kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher got the opportunity to spend some quality time with actress Sonali Bendre, who is currently undergoing metastatic cancer treatment here. He says she is his hero."I have done few films with Sonali Bendre. We've met socially many times...

04-Aug-2018 New York

Obsession for flawless selfie can affect mental health : Study

Is your teenaged daughter addicted to photo editing applications such as Snapchat to get that flawless look for the perfect selfie? Beware, it can take a toll on her self-esteem and trigger body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), warn researchers, including one...

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