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12-Feb-2021 London

Air pollution kills 64,000 people a year in England:Report

Around 64,000 deaths a year in England are linked to air pollution, with disadvantaged communities hit the most, a new British parliamentary report revealed on Thursday. Published by the House of Commons (lower house of the British parliament) Environment,...

08-Feb-2021 London

UK records another 15,845 Covid cases, 373 deaths

Another 15,845 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 3,945,680, according to official figures released on Sunday. The country also reported another 373 coronavirus-related deaths....

27-Jan-2021 London

Lauren Goodger hits back at trolls claiming her baby bump is fake

Actress Lauren Goodger, who recently announced her pregnancy, lashed out at cyber bullies who said that her baby bump was fake.The 34-year-old actor is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Dury, and is three-months-pregnant. She has said that she...

27-Jan-2021 London

This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk

Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team researched...

27-Jan-2021 London

Lauren Goodger hits back at trolls claiming her baby bump is fake

Actress Lauren Goodger, who recently announced her pregnancy, lashed out at cyber bullies who said that her baby bump was fake.The 34-year-old actor is expecting her first child with boyfriend Charles Dury, and is three-months-pregnant. She has said that she...

27-Jan-2021 London

This immune cell in blood may up severe Covid risk

Researchers have found that patients with severe Covid-19 have significantly elevated levels of a certain type of immune cells in their blood, called myeloid-derived suppressor cells.In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team researched...

21-Jan-2021 London

Brain pressure disorder that causes vision problems on the rise

A brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising obesity rates, a new study suggests.Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is when the pressure in the fluid surrounding the brain...

13-Jan-2021 London

Elton John inspired Victoria Beckham to step away from Spice Girls

Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham says she was inspired to step away from the popular band Spice Girls by legendary English singer-songwriter Elton John.The 46-year-old star shot to fame as a member of the girl group. In recent years, she has declined reunion plans....

09-Jan-2021 London

Novel tech may help cancer patients manage symptoms

Computer algorithms may have benefited a lot of cancer patients in managing their symptoms. Now, a new study suggests that a system, developed by a team of researchers, may help cancer patients manage their symptoms as well.The study, published in the 'Journal...

31-Dec-2020 London

New research explains severe virus attacks on lungs

A team of Swedish researchers has revealed how different kinds of immune cells, called macrophages, develop in the lungs, and which of them may be behind severe lung diseases, a discovery that may contribute to future treatments for Covid-19, among other...

15-Dec-2020 London

Remdesivir may be highly effective against Covid: Study

In a fresh study on antiviral drug remdesivir, researchers have stressed that the drug is likely to be highly effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, describes giving the...

09-Dec-2020 London

Oxford Covid vaccine safe, protects against disease: Lancet

In a significant development, the first full results from interim analysis has confirmed that the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine has an acceptable safety profile and is efficacious against symptomatic the Coronavirus caused disease, with only three out of 23,745...

07-Dec-2020 London

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of heart attack: Study

The Mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables, whole grains, fish and olive oil, not only helps you lose weight but may also help reduce the risk of having another heart attack.The study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, compared the effects...

07-Dec-2020 London

Rita Ora wants to make money for her parents

Singer Rita Ora says she wants to make loads of money so that her parents never have to work again.She said her parents, Vera and Besnik, are the "driving force" behind her wish to "make loads of money" from her career, because she wanted to make sure they...

06-Dec-2020 London

Rita Ora apologises for breaking lockdown rules

Singer Rita Ora is deeply sorry for not following lockdown rules.The singer flew by private jet to Cairo on November 21 to perform at a five-star hotel. She returned the next day. Instead of self-isolating for 14 days, she hosted a birthday party on November...

02-Dec-2020 London

Belgium vax candidate protects against Covid-19 : Study

Belgium virologists have developed a vaccine candidate against Covid-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever.The study, published in the journal Nature, showed that the vaccine protects hamsters from infection...

26-Nov-2020 London

High BP in midlife is linked to increased brain damage: Study

Researchers have revealed that higher than normal blood pressure (BP) is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, suggesting that it is important to control blood pressure long-term.The study, published in the journal European Heart Journal, found that...

26-Nov-2020 London

Most lungs recover well in 3 months after Covid: Study

Researchers have revealed that lung tissue of patients who suffered severely from Covid-19 shows good recovery in three months in most cases.The study from Radboud University in the Netherlands, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, included 124...

24-Nov-2020 London

Drinking cocoa can make you smarter: Study

Researchers have revealed that increased consumption of flavanols - a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables - can increase your mental agility.Flavanols, a sub-group of plant flavonoids, are present in cocoa, grapes, apples, tea, berries...

23-Nov-2020 London

Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk of bone fractures: Study

Compared with people who ate meat, vegans with lower calcium and protein intakes (on average) had a 43 per cent higher risk of fractures anywhere in the body, researchers have warned.According to the findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, vegetarians...

17-Nov-2020 London

Dominic Thiem surprises Rafael Nadal at ATP Finals

Dominic Thiem defeated Rafael Nadal 7-6(7), 7-6(4) in a gruelling encounter of the ATP Finals at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.The world No.3 overcame the Spaniard, ranked one place above him on the ATP rankings, in the first set, a tie-breaker, in 72 minutes...

15-Nov-2020 London

UK reports another 26,860 coronavirus cases, 462 deaths

Another 26,860 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 13,44,356, according to official figures released on Saturday.The coronavirus-related deaths in Britain rose by 462 to 51,766,...

14-Nov-2020 London

Jameela Jamil used to be a misogynist

Actress Jameela Jamil reveals that she used to be a misogynist and would speak disparagingly about women."I was a misogynist. I didn't have a good vibe of women growing up. I would speak disparagingly about women. I thought women were always about drama. I had...

05-Nov-2020 London

Dietary supplement may help in treatment of fatty liver : Study

In a significant study, researchers have found that dietary supplement known to increase the growth of good bacteria in the gut, might also help in the treatment of fatty liver.In a study, published in the journal Nutrients, the researchers were successful...

05-Nov-2020 London

Lashana Lynch confirms her character will replace James Bond

There have been a lot of speculations about the role of Lashana Lynch in the Bond franchise, and now the actress has confirmed that her character is set to be the next protagonist of the film series and take the story forward.In an interview with Harpers Bazaar,...

01-Nov-2020 London

Vitamin B3 can protect skin cells from UV-induced skin cancer

A form of vitamin B3 can protect skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure which is the main risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancers, reveals new research. Researchers in Italy isolated cells (human primary keratinocytes) from the skin...

21-Oct-2020 London

High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure: Study

People who consume a diet having flavanol-rich foods and drinks such as tea, apple and berry juice, could have lower blood pressure, according to a new study.The findings published in the journal 'Scientific Reports' studied the diet of more than 25,000 people...

03-Oct-2020 London

BP medicine may lower death risk from flu, pneumonia

Researchers have found that drugs to lower the blood pressure of the type 'ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers' reduce the mortality rate of influenza and pneumonia.For the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the research...

24-Sep-2020 London

YouTube expands fact-check on video searches to Europe

Google-owned YouTube on Thursday said it would expand its fact-checking feature to Europe in a bid to fight misinformation related to polls and the pandemic.According to a CNBC report, the fact-checking feature, already launched in the US, Brazil and India, will...

18-Sep-2020 London

Stroke scans can reveal Covid-19 infection: Study

Researchers have found that Covid-19 may be diagnosed on the same emergency scans intended to diagnose stroke.The findings published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, have important implications in the management of patients presenting with suspected stroke...

17-Sep-2020 London

Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain: Study

Smoking most likely has a significant share in all cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage, the most fatal type of cerebrovascular disturbances in the brain, warn researchers.The study, published in the journal Stroke, reaffirmed a link between smoking and subarachnoid...

07-Sep-2020 London

People with thyroid problems at greater risk of anxiety

People with autoimmune inflammation of their thyroid may be at a higher risk of developing anxiety, says a new study.Anxiety can have a severe impact on people's quality of life and ability to work and socialise, and anti-anxiety medication does not always...

06-Sep-2020 London

Post Pandemic Economic Recovery and development in Punjab

Honourable CM, Maharaja Captain Amrinder Singh has shown remarkable leadership in COVID 19 control, established committee of experts for easing of lockdown and post pandemic economic recovery.Sports, Youth and NRI Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi ji has taken great...

05-Sep-2020 London

Arthritis drug may improve early stages of heart disease

Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to a new study.Having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is known to at least double the chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

04-Sep-2020 London

Russian vaccine found safe in early human trials: Lancet

A Russian Covid-19 vaccine has shown no serious side effects and elicited an immune response in early human trials, said a study published in The Lancet on Friday.Russia last month registered the "Sputnik V", becoming the first country to approve a Covid-19...

04-Sep-2020 London

Don't want to see Messi in Premier League : Andy Robertson

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has said he is not keen on seeing Lionel Messi arrive in the Premier League.Messi told FC Barcelona last week he wanted to leave and the two parties are in dispute over the terms of his contract.A meeting held between Jorge Messi...

02-Sep-2020 London/New York

Cheap steroids can save critically ill Covid patients: WHO analysis

In a significant discovery, data pooled from 121 hospitals in eight countries by clinicians and scientists have found that inexpensive, widely available steroids improve the odds that very sick Covid-19 patients will survive the illness.The analysis was...

31-Aug-2020 London

'BMI more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics'

Body mass index (BMI) is a more powerful risk factor for diabetes than genetics, said researchers, adding that losing weight could prevent or even reverse diabetes.Obesity is the main modifiable cause of type 2 diabetes, while genetic make-up may also identify...

29-Aug-2020 London

High BP can be treated without ruining sex life: Research

People who have normal or near-normal blood pressure (pre-hypertension) can ruin their sex life by taking BP medicines as the drugs can hamper penile blood flow and trigger erectile dysfunction, warn researchers.For men with untreated hypertension, older BP...

27-Aug-2020 London

Depressed teens at heart attack risk in midlife: Study

In a warning for parents, researchers say that depression or anxiety in the teenage years is linked to a 20 per cent greater likelihood of having a heart attack in mid-life."Parents need to be vigilant and look for signs of stress, depression or anxiety...

27-Aug-2020 London

Vitamin C can be key to better muscles in later life : Study

People above 50, kindly take note. Researchers have found that older people who eat plenty of Vitamin C -- commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables -- have the best skeletal muscle mass.This is important because people tend to lose skeletal muscle...

26-Aug-2020 London

UK funds another coronavirus vaccine programme

The University of Cambridge announced on Wednesday that a newly developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate has received funding from the British government and could start clinical trials in late autumn or early next year.The programme is a collaboration between...

24-Aug-2020 London

BP medication may improve Covid-19 survival rates: Study

In a fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have found that medication for high blood pressure could improve Covid-19 survival rates and reduce the severity of the infection.For the study, published in the journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports,...

21-Aug-2020 London

WHO starts discussions on Russia Covid-19 vaccine


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has started talks with Russia with the aim of garnering more information on a Covid-19 vaccine that the country last week approved even before starting the crucial phase-3 trial, the media reported.The development comes...

20-Aug-2020 London

Lara Dutta : Feels amazing to be back on set for 'BellBottom'

Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi is happy to be back on a film set for a big Bollywood film after months of lockdown.Lara is currently in the UK with the unit of "BellBottom", starring  Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi."And it begins!!! I'm claiming...

07-Aug-2020 London

BCG vaccine is safe, does not increase Covid risk: Study

The Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine, originally made against tuberculosis, has a general stimulating effect on the immune system and is therefore effective against  Covid-19, say researchers.The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine,...

03-Aug-2020 London

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome at heart disease risk

Women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease."Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) isn't a life sentence - there are many ways to stay heart healthy. Small changes add up, like eating more...

27-Jul-2020 London

Mentally I'm planning for US Open to go ahead : Andy Murray

Britains Andy Murray will be apprehensive about travelling to New York for the US Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic but the former world number is mentally prepared for the Grand Slam. The US Open is due to start on August 31 behind closed doors at the Flushing...

26-Jul-2020 London

Vegan diets may lower BP even with limited meat, dairy

This is for the one who finds it difficult to stick to a strict vegetarian diet, read on. Researchers have revealed that consuming a plant-based diet can lower blood pressure even if small amounts of meat and dairy are consumed too.The team argued that any...

20-Jul-2020 London

Covid-19: Synairgen announces positive results from clinical trial

UK-based Synairgen on Monday announced positive results from a clinical trial of SNG001, which helped reduce the risk of developing severe diseases in hospitalised Covid-19  patients.The treatment from Southampton-based Synairgen uses a protein called interferon...

18-Jul-2020 London

'Joker' is UK's most complained about film in 2019

Joaquin Phoenixs Oscar-winning starrer "Joker" is the most complained about film of 2019 in the United Kingdom.This was revealed by British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The BBFC report states that the DC origin movie received 20 complaints relating to...

15-Jul-2020 London

Childhood abuse can elevate heart disease risk in women : Study

Women are more likely to have heart disease following a childhood that involved maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, warn researchers.The findings, published in the journal Heart, also revealed that adults who experienced various...

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