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20-Jan-2021 New York

'Letters to Kamala' pour in, Harris says they 'fuel' her with hope

"I have been waiting for a girl vice president since...forever," girl scout Amelia Phillips tells Kamala Harris, in a handwritten note. Another child has drawn a dog, in red ink, "to keep you company", yet another has sketched Harris standing in front of...

20-Jan-2021 New York

Possible allergic reactions to Moderna Covid vaccine under probe

US-based drugmaker Moderna has confirmed that it has received a report from California's health department that several individuals at one vaccination centre in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions after vaccination from one lot of the company's...

18-Jan-2021 New York

Roll call: Indian names bloom in White House power circle

Kamala Devi Harris, Vivek Murthy, Gautam Raghavan, Mala Adiga, Vinay Reddy, Bharat Ramamurti, Neera Tanden, Celine Gounder, Atul Gawande are some of the Indian names that are blooming more now than at any other time in the innermost circles of the White House...

14-Jan-2021 New York

Novel way for weight loss in patients with obesity, diabetes

Researchers have found that treatment with Bimagrumab is safe and effective for treating excess adiposity and metabolic disturbances of adult patients with obesity and Type-2 diabetes.Bimagrumab is an antibody that blocks activ in type II receptors and stimulates...

09-Jan-2021 New York

Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump handle

Social media giant Twitter announced that it is banning US President Donald Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence".On Twitter, Donald Trump's handle is now an empty white page, frozen with 51 followed accounts and 88.7 million...

08-Jan-2021 New York

'Commonly used BP medications safe for Covid patients'

Medications to treat high blood pressure (BP) do not affect outcomes among patients hospitalised with Covid-19, researchers have claimed.The study, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal, shows that there is no risk for patients continuing these medications...

06-Jan-2021 New York

Novel drug form may help treat calcium-related disorders

Researchers have found that a novel form of a drug used to treat osteoporosis that comes with the potential for fewer side effects may provide a new option for patients.For the study, published in the journal Biophysical Journal, a team of researchers developed...

11-Dec-2020 New York

High social media usage may up depression risk: Study

Young adults who increased their social media usage are significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, say researchers.Compared to the participants of the study who used social media for less than 120 minutes per day, young adults who used...

09-Dec-2020 New York

Pfizer vaccine to star in America's historic Dec 10 science court

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is edging closer to approval in the United States and will star in a historic 'science court' that will be live streamed to the world on December 10.Starting 9 a.m. EST on December 10, US regulators and independent experts who make up...

06-Dec-2020 New York

Vaccinate people with diabetes on priority: Researchers

Researchers have urged policymakers to prioritise vaccination for individuals with diabetes as such people, once infected with Covid-19, are three times more likely to have a severe illness or require hospitalisation compared with people without diabetes.While studies...

05-Dec-2020 New York

This antiviral drug blocks Covid virus within 24 hrs: Study

Researchers have discovered that the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (Covid-19) with a new antiviral drug, MK-4482/EIDD-2801 or Molnupiravir, completely suppresses the virus transmission within 24 hours.According to the study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology,...

05-Dec-2020 New York

Researchers develop sensor to detect fatty liver disease

Researchers have developed a diagnostic tool, based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), that could be used to detect fatty liver disease or liver fibrosis."Since it's a non-invasive test, you could screen people even before they have obvious symptoms of the compromised...

03-Dec-2020 New York

US vax tipped to begin before Dec 15; 100mn to get shots by Feb

The chief advisor of the US Covid-19 vaccine development programme is confident that at least 100 million people would have got coronavirus shots by the end of February 2021 and this operation would have covered the entire "at risk" population comprising...

30-Nov-2020 New York

Researchers to explore how vitamin D affects Covid-19

After several studies linked high vitamin D supplementation with reduced Covid-19 effects, now researchers from Penn State University in the US, to study whether vitamin D could help people ward off or reduce symptoms caused by coronavirus.The research team,...

28-Nov-2020 New York

Indian-origin man in FBI '10 Most Wanted' list carries $100k reward

The US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reminding the public of a $100,000-reward offer for information leading to the capture of Indian-origin Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai Patel, who has been listed by the agency as one of the "10 Most Wanted" since...

25-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden declares his administration 'ready to lead the world'

Joe Biden, who is to assume the presidency in January, has announced a policy of reasserting US world leadership as he introduced his foreign policy and national security teams.The officials he is designating for the key roles in his administration are "ready...

22-Nov-2020 New York

Regeneron's Covid drug given to Trump clears emergency use in US

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use approval to the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals antibody treatment which was given to President Donald  Trump after he was diagnosed with Covid-19.The emergency use authorisation is for the...

19-Nov-2020 New York

Study reveals how smoking worsens Covid infection airways

Researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in the airways of the lungs.The study, published in the journal Cell Stem...

17-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris delivers first speech on US economy: Full transcript

On Monday afternoon, America's first ever Indian and Black American Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered her first prepared remarks on the coronavirus - battered US economy. Harris spoke after meetings with industry leaders and took the stage ahead...

17-Nov-2020 New York

'More people may die': Joe Biden talks tough on Trump obstruction

US President-elect Joe Biden warned Monday of terrible loss of human lives if the Donald Trump administration continues to stonewall on a smooth transition of power.Biden warned that if his team risks being "behind, over a month, month and a half" if Trump...

16-Nov-2020 New York

Diabetes drug can treat and reverse heart failure: Study

Empagliflozin, a recently developed diabetes drug, can effectively treat and reverse heart failure in both diabetics and non-diabetics, say researchers.The clinical trial, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that this medication can...

14-Nov-2020 New York

Whitney Peak, Eli Brown shoot for 'Gossip Girl' reboot

Whitney Peak and Eli Brown were spotted shooting for the Gossip Girl reboot here.Whitney, who has featured on shows like Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and Home Before Dark, and Eli, best known for her starring role in The Perfectionists, were dressed casually...

13-Nov-2020 New York

'Nervous, uninformed quality': Barack Obama on Rahul Gandhi

Former US president Barack Obama's new book 'A Promised Land' lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi's "nervous, uninformed quality" while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi, according to a book review Thursday in the New...

12-Nov-2020 New York

'Smell, taste changes an early indication of Covid community spread'

An international team of researchers has revealed that self-reports of smell and taste changes provide earlier markers of the spread of infection of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, also observed a decline...

09-Nov-2020 New York

Food insecurity linked to higher cardiovascular death risk

Increasing rates of food insecurity are independently associated with an increase in cardiovascular death rates among adults between the ages of 20 and 64, say researchers.According to the study, about 10 per cent of adults in the US are considered food insecure,...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Bisexual people more than twice as likely to smoke : Study

Bisexual young people are more likely to smoke than their straight counterparts, say researchers.Published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, the study followed 7,843 youths and young adults over three years, finding that those who came out as bisexual were twice...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden to cap 47 years of elected office with presidency

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr, has finally achieved his 22-year quest for the presidency capping a career of 47 years as an elected official.When he first sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 1988 election, he said: "It is an exciting...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden victory speech: Full text

Below is the full transcript of Joe Biden's first address to the nation after he became America's president-elect, on the night of Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware:My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken.They have delivered us a clear victory....

08-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris victory speech : Full text

Below is the full transcript of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' first public remarks after the election was called Saturday by news networks for the Joe Biden ticket.Good evening. Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: "Democracy is not...

08-Nov-2020 New York

'Dream with ambition': Gems from Kamala Harris victory speech

America's Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered a rousing victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware, hitting familiar themes and hailing Joe Biden for his "audacity" in choosing a woman as his running mate."Every little girl watching tonight sees that this...

08-Nov-2020 New York

The coronation of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris begins

Kamala Harris has arrived to deliver a victory speech in what is now America's most famous parking lot in Wilmington, Delaware, in a motorcade flashing red and blue lights -- the first sign that the earth has moved from beneath the Donald Trump-Mike Pence White...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won, What happens next?

Just over 70 days remain between now and January 20, 2021 when America's 46th President is sworn in.Saturday, November 7, was headlined by television chyrons flashing 'President-elect Biden' with a check mark against his name. But the long, hard work of vote...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Election 'far from over' : Donald Trump vows to fight

US President Donald Trump put out a one page statement soon after America's major news networks and newspapers called the US elections for his rival Joe Biden.Below is the full text of Trump's statement, issued shortly after noon, when he was at his golf...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Where's Donald Trump ? On the golf course

On a big, big day in American political history, US president Donald Trump is stress busting by putting his Twitter stream on steroids and decided to go golfing in Virginia, a short drive away from the White House.NBC, BBC and The Washington Post called...

07-Nov-2020 New York

America celebrates Joe Biden, Harris victory

"Someone on my street is singing through a bullhorn, 'the witch is dead', I'm going to go out and yell too!'," reads a text from a Manhattan voter, running down her stairs to join the jubilation outside."Give me your address, I'll send you cupcakes!" says another.After...

07-Nov-2020 New York

She's done it! Kamala Harris is America's Vice President-elect

It is now clear that Kamala Harris, the first Indian American and Black American candidate on a US presidential ticket, will be America's next Vice President, capping a historic run for the nation's second-highest office.The Biden-Harris ticket is at 273...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden wins White House

The moment has met Joseph R. Biden. The networks have called the US election for Biden, who moves up a notch from being called former vice president to America's President-elect.After four full days of waiting patiently for the slow march of vote counting...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Trump vs Biden: America knows the score, it's not been called yet

Champagne bottles are going pop in the Joe Biden camp but they're keeping it low key for now.Three nights out from US election day, the flash and bang of a ritual announcement from news networks announcing a winner has not yet happened but top politicos in Washington...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris likely to speak first, Joe Biden second at Delaware

Kamala Harris, the first Indian and Black American candidate on a US presidential ticket, is pencilled in to speak ahead of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a location that's increasingly taking on the look of a victory podium set up at the Biden...

06-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden expands Pennsylvania lead, but when will we know results?

We know that Joe Biden is on the cusp of presidency after massive gains in Pennsylvania, but when exactly will the race be called? .There isn't a straight answer in terms of clock time but networks' ‘decision desks', which have been making these calls,...

06-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden storms ahead in Pennsylvania, poised for victory

After three full days of waiting patiently for the slow march of vote counting to work itself out, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden finally stormed into the lead in battlegrounds Pennsylvania and Georgia on Friday morning, closing in on the White...

06-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden takes lead in Pennsylvania

Joe Biden has overtaken Donald Trump in all important Pennsylvania at 9 am EST. Biden now leads by 5,587 votes with ballots still being counted.If Biden wins Pennsylvania, he wins the White House. For Trump, the state is a must-win for any chance to stay...

05-Nov-2020 New York

264 or 253? Biden vs Trump math just got a whole lot wilder

It gets wilder by the minute. Now that two news outlets Fox and The Associated Press are holding firm to their 264 electoral vote count for Joe Biden and the rest of the US news media live in a parallel bubble that has called 253 for Biden, what happens...

05-Nov-2020 New York

Has Biden won Arizona or is it still in play? Tension spirals

Two news media organisations have called Arizona for Joe Biden, the rest of them haven't and the Donald Trump campaign has jumped right in, protesting the early call there when 450,000 votes remain to be counted. The state has a long political history of...

05-Nov-2020 New York

In race to 270, Donald Trump campaign turns on legal firehose

Facing projected losses in do or die battlegrounds, the Donald Trump campaign is going 360 degree legal.Bring it on is the Biden camp mood. "We feel good about where we are," Biden said, reflecting the upbeat spirit after the long, wild slog of election night.In...

27-Oct-2020 New York

High-fat keto diets can prevent, reverse heart failure: Study

Heart problems? A special diet might help as researchers have found that the popular and controversial ketogenic diet could completely prevent, or even reverse heart failure  caused by a metabolic process.For the findings, published in the journal Nature...

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