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26-Sep-2020 New York

'Vitamin D cuts complications, risk of death in Covid patients'

A new research adds to the growing body of evidence that patients with sufficient levels of Vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from Covid-19.According to the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, hospitalised Covid-19 patients...

22-Sep-2020 New York

Researchers find potential drug for dangerous enterovirus

ome good news in the search for antiviral drugs for hard-to-treat diseases as researchers have identified a potential new drug candidate against enterovirus 71, a common cause of hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and young children.The compound is...

16-Sep-2020 New York

Katie Holmes' new beau 'can't get enough' of her

Actress Katie Holmes reportedly texts her rumoured boyfriend, chef Emilio Vitolo Jr., all day long and he cannot get enough of her attention.The actress has been spotted with the chef in New York, and now a source says the two have been talking almost non-stop,...

13-Sep-2020 New York

New coronavirus seen up close in graphic details inside lungs

A team of researchers in the US has published striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells in the respiratory airways that are very graphic in nature.In a laboratory setting, the researchers at University of North Carolina School of Medicine inoculated...

11-Sep-2020 New York

Gestational diabetes may accelerate child's biological age

Children born to mothers who had diabetes during pregnancy may age faster biologically and be at an increased risk for obesity and high blood pressure, say researchers.The study, published in the journal Epigenetics, explored how more than 1,000 children born...

11-Sep-2020 New York

Leg fat may reduce high blood pressure risk : Study

Adults with fatter legs -- meaning they have a higher percentage of total body fat tissue in their legs -- were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin."Although we know confidently...

06-Sep-2020 New York

Common drugs linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease

A class of drugs used for a broad array of conditions, from allergies and colds to hypertension, may be associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline, particularly in older adults at greater risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), say researchers.According...

05-Sep-2020 New York

How to decide who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first

At least 19 global health experts have proposed a new, three-phase plan for vaccine distribution -- called the Fair Priority Model -- which aims to reduce premature deaths and other irreversible health consequences from Covid-19."The idea of distributing...

04-Sep-2020 New York

Was worried about anti-doping rules, says Thiem on Red Bull outburst

World number three Dominic Thiem was visibly angry during his US Open second-round match against India's Sumit Nagal when officials told him that his energy drink could be provided to him in a cup.On Thursday afternoon, officials told him that the can of Red...

04-Sep-2020 New Jersey

Taapsee, Bhumi's 'Saand Ki Aankh' re-releases in the US

The Taapsee Pannu-Bhumi Pednekar starrer Saand Ki Aankh has re-released here amid the Covid pandemic."?New Jersey hai bullseye ke liye taiyaar! #SaandKiAankh is re-releasing in Regal Hadley Theatre, South Plainfield and Regal Commerce Center and RPX, North...

03-Sep-2020 New York

US Open : Djokovic rallies past Edmund, advances to 3rd round

World no.1 Novak Djokovic lost a tie-breaker for the first time this year but rallied past Kyle Edmund to advance from the second round of the US Open. Djokovic won the match 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. He next faces Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff, who beat USA's...

03-Sep-2020 New York

Permanent hair dye may up cancer risk in women: Study

Women who use permanent hair dye products, kindly take note. Researchers have found that permanent hair dye can slightly increase the risk of some types of breast, skin and ovarian cancer.The study from Harvard University in the US, published in the journal...

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...

02-Sep-2020 New York

Handgrip can detect people at high diabetes risk: Study

A study that measured the muscular handgrip strength of 776 men and women without a history of diabetes over a 20-year period has found that a simple test such as the strength of handgrip could be used as a quick, low-cost screening tool to help identify...

01-Sep-2020 New York

AstraZeneca Covid vax reaches Phase-3 trial in US

The Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University in partnership with the UK-based global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has reached Phase-3 trial in the US.The trial will enroll approximately 30,000 adult volunteers at 80 sites in the...

27-Aug-2020 New York

India will have 'approved' vaccine by 2021 Q1: Bernstein Research

India is on course to have an "approved" vaccine within the first quarter of calendar year 2021 and Pune based Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, is well placed to deliver the first vaccine, according to a report...

26-Aug-2020 New York

Pfizer, BioNTech pick US hospital as trial site for Covid vaccine

University Hospitals (UH) in the US has been selected as the clinical site to test for the Phase 2/3 of a possible Covid-19 vaccine -- BNT162b2 -- sponsored by the US-based pharmaceutical major Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech.UH Cleveland medical centre's...

22-Aug-2020 New York

Scientists develop injectable HIV drug with fewer side effects

Researchers have developed an injectable new drug that blocks HIV from entering cells which offers long-lasting protection from the infection with fewer side effects.The drug, which was tested in non-human primates, could eventually replace or supplement components...

21-Aug-2020 New York

Pfizer-BioNTech 2nd Covid vaccine shows less side effects


US-based Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech announced positive results for the Phase 1 trial of their second Covid-19 vaccine candidate, revealing that the latest vaccine candidate has fewer side effects than their first.According to the report, the reason...

20-Aug-2020 New York

Covid-19 may not spread through breast milk: Study

New research adds to the growing body of evidence that Covid-19 was unable to cause infection in the breastfed infant.The study, published in the journal JAMA, examined 64 samples of breast milk collected by the 'Mommy's Milk Human Milk Research Biorepository'...

19-Aug-2020 New York

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 22 million

The number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 22 million, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.The global case count on Wednesday reached 22,046,135, with a total of 778,557 deaths worldwide,...

07-Aug-2020 New York

Pompeo, Jaishankar discuss China's 'destabilising actions in region'

India's External Affairs Minister and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the aggressive actions of China, while reiterating their countries' commitment to advancing  security in the Indo-Pacific region.State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson...

05-Aug-2020 New York

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine elicits immune response in early trial

A Covid-19 vaccine developed by US-based Novavax elicited robust antibody responses and appeared to be safe in a Phase-I human trial, the company has said.No serious adverse events were reported and safety follow-up continues, Novavax said on Tuesday,...

03-Aug-2020 New York

Google launches Pixel 4a, to arrive in India in October

Google on Monday introduced the new affordable smartphone Pixel 4a starting at $349 for the lone 6GB+128GB model in the US that will arrive in India in October.The company said it will reveal the price for the Indian market closer to its launch, which will...

30-Jul-2020 New York

Donald Trump floats idea of postponing Presidential polls

US President Donald on Thursday raised the idea of delaying the November 3 Presidential elections, asserting that postal voting by all voters being adopted in some states because of the Covid-19 crisis could lead to fraud.He asked in a tweet, "Delay the...

29-Jul-2020 New York

Vitamin D deficiency lead to higher osteoporosis risk: Study

Researchers have found that calcium and vitamin D deficiencies lead to a higher risk of osteoporosis and poor bone health.For the findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the research team examined inadequate nutrient intake and its relationship to poor bone...

29-Jul-2020 New York

Moderna's Covid vax shows great result in monkeys

Pharmaceutical company Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, which is currently in clinical trials, has shown successful results in monkeys.Two doses of an experimental vaccine known as mRNA-1273 induced robust immune responses and rapidly controlled the Covid-19 in the upper...

28-Jul-2020 New York

Pfizer, BioNTech start late stage clinical trial of Covid vax

US-based Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech have announced the start of a late stage clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by the two companies.The  Phase 2/3 study will involve up to 30,000 participants between 18 and 85 years of age,...

28-Jul-2020 New York

Moderna begins phase-3 clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pharmaceutical company Moderna has begun a phase-3 clinical trial to evaluate an investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273 designed to protect against Covid-19 virus.The  trial, which will be conducted at the US clinical research sites, will include 30,000 participants...

26-Jul-2020 New York

Some BP drugs linked to greater risk of heart failure

Researchers have found that L-type calcium channel blockers (LCCBs) -- the most widely used drugs for treating hypertension -- may harm the heart as much as help it.The study found that in rats and human cells in vitro, LCCBs cause changes in blood vessels -- known...

23-Jul-2020 New York

Eat chocolate once a week to keep your heart healthy

It seems like chocolate is good for the heart as researchers have said that consuming chocolate at least once a week is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease.The study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggests that chocolate...

23-Jul-2020 New York

Common Blood Pressure drugs don't increase risk of Covid-19 severity

Researchers have revealed that a widely used class of drugs to treat patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetic kidney disease does not increase the risk of developing a severe Covid-19 infection as previously feared.There have been concerns...

21-Jul-2020 New York

Gum disease may up mouth, stomach cancer risk : Study

People with a history of periodontal (gum) disease appear to have a higher risk of developing mouth and stomach cancer, warn researchers.Periodontitis or gum disease is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and, without treatment, can destroy...

21-Jul-2020 New York

Researchers identify possible drug target for prostate cancer

Researchers have discovered that the protein BRD4 could be an important new target to prevent castration-resistant prostate cancer metastases.Bromodomain-containing protein 4 is a protein in humans encoded by the BRD4 gene. Castration-resistant prostate cancer is...

21-Jul-2020 New York

Respiratory droplets from cough last longer in humid, cold climates

A US study led by Indian-origin researchers found that respiratory droplets from cough or sneeze travel farther and last longer in humid, cold climates than in hot and dry ones.The research team developed this new model to better understand the role that...

18-Jul-2020 New York

Covid-19 cannot be transmitted from mosquitoes to humans: Study

Do mosquitoes carry the novel coronavirus and can they transmit Covid-19 to humans? Maybe not. In a new study, the researchers have confirmed that Covid-19 virus cannot be transmitted to people by mosquitoes.The findings, published in the journal Scientific...

17-Jul-2020 New York

'Dangerous blood clots form in leg arteries of Covid-19 patients'

In a new study, the US researchers have revealed that Covid-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs.Published in the journal Radiology, the research has shown that Covid-19 patients with symptoms of inadequate blood...

17-Jul-2020 New York

This compound may help avert lung destruction in Covid patients

Cannabidiol or CBD may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, say researchers.CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid (chemical compound) found in the ingredients of cannabis (marijuana).It has many...

16-Jul-2020 New York

New antiplatelet drug shows promise for treating heart attack

Researchers have developed a new drug that prevents blood clots without causing an increased risk of bleeding, a common side effect of all antiplatelet medications currently available.The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, described...

16-Jul-2020 New York

Researchers develop coating that kills corona virus in 1 hour

The researchers have developed a surface coating, which, when painted on common objects like doorknobs or light switches, can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in one hour, the virus that causes COVID-19.According to the study, published in the journal ACS Applied Materials...

14-Jul-2020 New York

Trump vs Fauci reaches fever pitch as WH smear campaign rages

It's official. The White House has turned on America's top infectious diseases expert, Anthony Fauci, spraying into public view a longlist of "mistakes" he has made since the COVID-19 pandemic began and seeking to undercut the doctor's reputation as a trusted...

30-Oct-2019 New York

High dose of O-T-C niacin supplement linked to blindness

Researchers have found that severe vision loss from a self-prescribed high dose of over-the-counter(OTC) niacin is linked to injury of a specific cell type in a patient''s eye.Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is used for lowering hyperlipidemia or cholesterol and...

28-Sep-2019 New York

Narendra Modi meets Cyprus, Mauritius presidents

Continuing the spate of diplomatic engagements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, the Mauritius President Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory and the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on the sidelines...

28-Sep-2019 New York

''Modi''s speech dignified, Pakistan resorted to warmongering''

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s engagements on the UNGA sidelines were development oriented and his address at the top world forum was dignified and statesman-like, Pakistan resorted to jingoism, warmongering, and misuse of the highest global platform.Ministry...

28-Sep-2019 New York

Modi, Hasina review excellent bilateral ties at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during which the two reviewed the "excellent state of bilateral relations" and agreed to take India-Bangladesh relations to new heights on the sidelines of the...

28-Sep-2019 New York

A growing relationship: Narendra Modi meets Bhutan PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a bilateral meeting with Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering during which the two expressed satisfaction over the progress made in different sectors, including hydropower, on the sidelines of the UNGA here.According...

27-Sep-2019 New York

Elimination of terror precondition for SAARC: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

The elimination of terrorism in all its forms is a precondition not only for fruitful cooperation among South Asian neighbours but also for the very survival of the region itself, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday at the SAARC Foreign...

27-Sep-2019 New York

Prime Minister addresses the United National General Assembly

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York today.Evoking Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister said that Gandhiji’s message of truth and non-violence is relevant even today for peace, progress...

26-Sep-2019 New York

Narendra Modi met with the leaders of CARICOM at the UNGA

India’s historic and warm relations with the countries of the Caribbean witnessed a new momentum with the meeting of PM Modi with 14 leaders of the CARICOM group of countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2019 in New...

26-Sep-2019 New York

Narendra Modi meets Estonian president, discusses cyber security

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid on the sidelines of the UNGA here, and both sides decided to deepen bilateral cooperation in the field of e-governance, cyber security and innovation.Prime Minister Modi thanked...

26-Sep-2019 New York

Told India, Pak leaders to ''just work it out'' : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said he had discussed Kashmir with the leaders of both India and Pakistan and offered mediation or arbitration, and urged them to "just work it out, just work it out".In a press conference after addressing the UN General Assembly...

26-Sep-2019 New York

Narendra Modi meets Caribbean Community Leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India and the CARICOM, a group of 15 members of the Caribbean Community, will seek to energise their ties as the two sides held their first ever Leaders Meeting on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly...

26-Sep-2019 New York

Narendra Modi meets Belgian counterpart at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel and congratulated him on his election as European Council President.The meeting was held on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the 74th Session...

25-Sep-2019 New York

Narendra Modi meets Belgian counterpart at UNGA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel and congratulated him on his election as European Council President.The meeting was held on the sidelines of the high-level segment of the 74th Session...

25-Sep-2019 New York

Narendra Modi invites US biz leaders to invest in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with key US and global business and industry leaders via a CEO Roundtable here."The engagements in New York continue, so does the focus on business, trade and investment ties. All set for the CEO Roundtable,...

25-Sep-2019 New York

Not shying away from talks with Pak: Narendra Modi to Donald Trump

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US President Donald Trump that India is not shying away from talks with Pakistan, but for that it expects Islamabad to take some concrete steps, which has not happened.Modi also told Trump that though India has the second...

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