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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...

27-Jul-2018 New York

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas engaged, reports US media

Actress Priyanka Chopra and pop singer Nick Jonas are engaged after two months of dating, the US media has reported.People.com has quoted a source as saying the couple got engaged a week ago on Priyanka's 36th birthday on July 18 while the two were in London.Jonas...

20-Jul-2018 New York

11 killed in US boat capsize

At least 11 people have died after an amphibious "duck boat" carrying tourists capsized in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police said.Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said five people are unaccounted for and seven others were injured in Thursday...

19-Jul-2018 New York

My son has started parenting me : Sonali Bendre

Actress Sonali Bendre, who is undergoing a metastatic cancer treatment here, in an emotional social media post has shared how her 12-year-old son Ranveer dealt with her cancer news.Sonali on Thursday took to her Instagram and uploaded a picture with her son...

22-Jun-2018 New York

Overweight in middle age linked to low breast cancer risk

While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in elderly, for younger women the opposite seems to be true. For pre-menopausal women, a higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk, according to researchers.The study, published in the...

18-May-2018 New York

New blood test can detect pancreatic cancer in minutes

A new blood test developed by US researchers has shown promise for detecting pancreatic cancer in less than an hour.The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for biomarkers of pancreatic cancer and provide results...

15-May-2018 New York

Eat yogurt 'appetizer' to cut down chronic inflammation risk

Relishing yogurt as an "appetizer" may help reduce chronic inflammation -- a key factor associated with bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardiometabolic diseases, finds a study.The findings showed that yogurt may help reduce inflammation by improving...

21-Apr-2018 New York

Meghan Markle will be a princess for the people : Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, a close friend to Meghan Markle, who will become a member of the British royal family after her wedding to Prince Harry next month, is confident the compassionate and free-spirited woman will be a “princess for the people”.Priyanka has penned...

11-Apr-2018 New York

Severe menopausal symptoms may spike risk of heart disease

Menopause, associated with frequent and severe symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may  increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a study says.The study found that menopause transition is marked with a number...

08-Apr-2018 New York

US Sikhs celebrate 'Turban Day'

Thousands of turbans were on the heads of people from different races, religions and nationalities in the city's Times Square as Sikhs launched the annual series of Turban Day events to promote understanding of their faith and dispel stereotypes about the piece...

08-Apr-2018 New York

Muscle loss may up mortality risk in breast cancer patients

Loss of muscle mass in women with breast cancer may increase their risk of mortality, says a study.The findings showed that more than one-third women with sarcopenia -- the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass -- at diagnosis had a significantly increased...

08-Apr-2018 New York

High BP patients prefer pill, tea than exercise

People are more likely to choose a daily cup of tea or a pill over exercise as the preferred treatment to control their high blood pressure, finds a survey.In the survey, 79 per cent of respondents said they would be willing to take a pill for an extra month...

27-Mar-2018 New York

New drug may hold promise in preventing breast, lung cancer

A new drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing, is in testing stages, scientists say.The drug, I-BET-762, was found showing signs of significantly delaying the...

22-Mar-2018 New York

'We Are Sikhs' campaign wins top US award

A campaign to create awareness of Sikhism and its followers in the US and fight prejudice has won a top award for excellence in public relations programming to promote public causes.The "We Are Sikhs" campaign received the top 2018 PRWeek US award in the...

22-Mar-2018 New York

Grilled meat can make your BP levels soar : Study

Unable to resist eating at least two servings of grilled, broiled, or roasted fish, chicken or beef a week? Beware! High-temperature cooking releases chemicals that may raise your blood pressure levels, a precursor for many cardiovascular diseases, finds a...

21-Mar-2018 New York

UN chief calls for elimination of racial discrimination

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that it is time all nations and all people live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.The UN...

21-Mar-2018 New York

High meat intake may up liver disease risk

Meat lovers please take note. Increased consumption of red or processed meat may increase the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers have found."NAFLD is considered as the hepatic component of the metabolic syndrome, with...

20-Mar-2018 New York

Poor dental health linked to diabetes risk

You may be at an increased risk of diabetes if you are not taking care of your dental health, warns a new study which suggests that dental examination may provide a way to identify the risk for developing the disease."We found a progressive positive relationship...

19-Mar-2018 New York

New diabetes drug may help obese to reduce weight

Suffering from obesity? A diabetes drug may help you cut down fat as a compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone which regulates appetite, researchers say.The compound, semaglutide, has a chemical structure that is very similar to the hormone glucagon-like...

19-Mar-2018 New York

Small dose of Viagra daily may cut colorectal cancer risk

A small, daily dose of the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may significantly reduce colorectal cancer risk, shows a study in mice.Viagra cut in half the formation of polyps, an abnormal and often asymptomatic clump of cells on the lining of the...

18-Mar-2018 New York

Cancer survivors get more easily fatigued : Study

Researchers have found that adults who have undergone successful cancer treatment may become fatigued more quickly than their peers who do not have a history of cancer."The main goal of cancer treatment has been survival, but studies like this suggest that we need...

12-Mar-2018 New York

Five killed in New York chopper crash

At least five people were killed when a helicopter plunged into New York City's East River, authorities said on Monday.The pilot of the helicopter was the sole survivor of the crash that took place near Roosevelt Island on Sunday night, CNN quoted Fire...

11-Mar-2018 New York

Scientists identify 36 new genes implicated in cardiac disease

Researchers have identified 36 new genes that plays a causal role in cardiac hypertrophy -- abnormal thickening of the heart muscle -- which can lead to heart failure."This is an exciting direction for personalised medicine, and also for identifying genes and therapeutic...

10-Mar-2018 New York

Scientists recreate solar eruption in 3D

Scientists have combined data from three NASA satellites to develop a 3D model that simulates how shocks following coronal mass ejections (CMEs) propagate from the Sun.CMEs, often called solar storms or space storms, are a significant release of plasma and magnetic...

10-Mar-2018 New York

Stored blood may be unsafe for severely injured patients

Blood stored for long may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock as it may have adverse effects on them, researchers, including one of Indian origin, suggest.The researchers found that for patients who have massive bleeding and receive...

09-Mar-2018 New York

New Samsung 4K QLED TVs to be in India by May-end

After receiving a good response to its QLED TV series in India within a month of its launch in 2017, Samsung will bring the newly-launched 4K QLED line-up to the country in the second quarter this year.Samsung Electronics unveiled its flagship QLED (Quantum...

07-Mar-2018 New York

Vitamin D deficiency may up forearm fracture risk in kids

Children who are Vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical treatment, says a study.The study found an important link between low Vitamin D levels and the severity of fractures in children caused by low-energy,...

07-Mar-2018 New York

Women with larger waistline are at higher risk of anxiety

Ladies, take note. If you are middle-aged with some extra kilos you may have an increased chance of developing anxiety, a new study has warned.The study found that women in the middle and upper thirds of waist-to-height ratios were significantly more likely...

06-Mar-2018 New York

Novel blood test may detect Zika more accurately

A new blood test may extend the window of accurate detection from weeks to months after the onset of Zika infection, giving clinicians a powerful new tool to screen for Zika throughout pregnancy, a new study led by an Indian-orgin researcher suggests.Infection...

06-Mar-2018 New York

Babies who look like their father become healthier

What's in the look of a baby? Aren't they all pretty? They are, but some babies have an edge in terms of attracting attention and deriving health benefits, especially if they look like their father, say researchers.The findings, published in the Journal of...

06-Mar-2018 New York

Wearing helmet may reduce spine injury risk during crash

Helmet usage while riding a motorcycle lowers the likelihood of cervical spine injury (CSI), particularly fractures of the cervical vertebrae, a new study has found.Major reasons cited for not requiring helmets while riding a motorcycle include freedom of choice,...

06-Mar-2018 New York

Strong relationships may counter health effects of childhood abuse

A strong and supportive relationship in midlife may act as a buffer against the poor health outcomes as well as premature mortality risk in adulthood for the victims of childhood abuses, researchers have claimed.Childhood abuses has been linked with many...

06-Mar-2018 New York

Smoking during pregnancy linked to asthma severity in kids

Women who smoke while pregnant contribute to the severity of asthma and poor lung function in their children, warns a study.The findings published in the journal CHEST suggest that tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy is more strongly associated with worse...

06-Mar-2018 New York

New tool may identify risk for post-surgical dislocations

Scientists have developed a new tool that helps to identify which patients undergoing total hip replacement may be at higher risk for an implant dislocation after surgery.The researchers showed that spinal deformity was a significant risk factor for dislocation...

04-Mar-2018 New York

Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer survivors

Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk of developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer, finds a study.Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle does not pump blood...

03-Mar-2018 New York

Antibiotic misuse may adversely affect cancer treatment

Long-term antibiotic overuse or misuse may make people drug resistant and vulnerable to infection, impacting cancer treatment efficacy in a negative way, new research suggests.Antibiotic use is known to have a near-immediate impact on our gut microbiota and any...

03-Mar-2018 New York

Young men more vulnerable to mental illness than women

Young men are more likely to experience first-episode psychosis, defined as the first manifestation of one or more severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and depression, compared to women of the same age group, says a...

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