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15-Apr-2019 Toronto

Diabetes in pregnancy ups the risk in kids later

Children and youths whose mothers had diabetes during their pregnancy are themselves at an increased risk of the disorder, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.
The study showed that a child or teenager whose mother had gestational diabetes -- diabetes...

31-Mar-2019 Toronto

Gazing at coffee reminders can arouse your brain

Finding it hard to concentrate? Just looking at something that reminds us of coffee can cause our minds to become more alert and attentive, according to a new study."Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and a lot is known about its physical effects,"...

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...

21-Oct-2018 Toronto

Heart patients should take walk breaks every 20 minutes : Study

Heart patients should engage in light physical activities such as standing up or walking at casual pace for about seven minutes after every 20 minutes of sitting at a computer or watching television, suggests new research.Previous research has shown that being...

16-Sep-2018 Toronto

To win top TIFF award is surreal : Radhika Madan

Actress Radhika Madan, whose debut film "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota", won a top award at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that concluded here on Sunday, said it was a surreal moment and couldn't have asked for more.The film, which was India's...

11-Sep-2018 Toronto

Great films on India being made only by foreigners: Anupam Kher

Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher wonders why great films on India are being made only by foreigners.In Toronto for the premiere of Australian director Anthony Maras' debut feature film "Hotel Mumbai" based on the September 2008 terror attacks, Kher said:...

09-Sep-2018 Toronto

Nandita Das joins rally for gender parity at Toronto

High-profile celebrities from the film world, including Indian actress-director Nandita Das, called for gender equality in showbiz at a rally at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).Director Geena Davis and Oscar-winning producer Cathy Schulman...

26-Aug-2018 Toronto

Emotional stress key factor for heart attacks in women: Study

Emotional stress triggers "spontaneous coronary artery dissection" (SCAD), a condition that causes around one-third of heart attacks in women under 60 years of age, researchers say.SCAD occurs when the lining of an artery supplying blood to the heart tears away...

20-Aug-2018 Toronto

Milk at breakfast can help manage diabetes risk

If you are diabetic, then consuming milk at breakfast can help lower blood glucose level throughout the day, suggests a study.The findings showed that milk consumed with a high-carbohydrate breakfast reduced blood glucose even after lunch, and high-protein...

10-Aug-2018 Toronto

Rafael Nadal eliminates Stan Wawrinka at Toronto Masters

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has asserted his authority on court and defeated Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6(4) in the Round of 16 at the Masters 1000 in Toronto.Nadal, however, had to dig deep to control the game as after winning the first set, Wawrinka...

02-Aug-2018 Toronto

Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits : Study

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found...

23-May-2018 Toronto

Can drinking too much water harm you?

Do you drink too much water? Beware, overhydration -- excess fluid accumulation -- can lead to dangerously low sodium levels or in the blood or result in brain swelling, researchers say.Hyponatremia, a life-threatening condition of brain swelling, is more...

07-Apr-2018 Toronto

14 killed in Canada hockey team bus accident

At least 14 people have been killed and another 14 injured in a collision involving a junior hockey team's bus in Saskatchewan, Canada, according to the police.There were 28 people in the vehicle at the time of the accident that took place on Friday when...

08-Mar-2018 Toronto

Living in sunny climate may cut multiple sclerosis risk

People living in areas which receive more of the Sun's rays are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, says a study.In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibres and causes communication problems between...

04-Mar-2018 Toronto

Your smartphone is damaging the environment, says study

Smartphones and data centres will be the most damaging information and communications technologies to the environment by 2040, warns a new study.For the study, the researchers studied the carbon footprint of consumer devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets,...

22-Feb-2018 Toronto

'Canadian PM, politicians must not attend events glorifying militants'

Reacting to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's assurance to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to curb Sikh separatists in Canada, former Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh has said politicians in this country have failed to appreciate India's deep sensitivities...

20-Feb-2018 Toronto

Khalistan issue has derailed focus of Trudeau's visit : Herb Dhaliwal

Canadas first Cabinet minister of Indian origin, Herb Dhaliwal, says the focus of the on-going visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India has been derailed by the Khalistan issue."It is very unfortunate that the media in India has overblown this Khalistan...

05-Jan-2018 Toronto

Childhood asthma, food allergy may up anxiety disorder risk

If your child is suffering from chronic illness such as asthma or food allergy, he or she is more likely to develop anxiety or other mental health disorders, finds a studyThe findings showed that anxiety disorders were most common, including separation...

22-Dec-2017 Toronto

Brief burst of exercise can boost your brain power

Students may please take note that exercising for a brief period before writing a test or going for an interview may improve performance. Researchers have found that just 10 minutes of exercise can prime the parts of the brain that help us focus and solve problems."Some...

05-Dec-2017 Toronto

Women are more athletic than men : Study

Challenging the popular notion that men are more fit for exercise of all sorts, a new study has shown that women have a natural capacity to process oxygen more quickly than men during aerobic exercises, making them more athletic.The findings showed that the faster...

28-Nov-2017 Toronto

Gut bacteria, not just genetics, linked to asthma

The family risk for asthma -- typically passed from mothers to babies -- may not be a result of genetics alone. Researchers have found that microbes in a baby's digestive tract may also be involved.The finding, published in the European Respiratory Journal,...

01-Nov-2017 Toronto

Bone hormone affects how you metabolise sugar, fat

Researchers have found how a hormone produced by our bones affects the way we metabolise sugar and fat, unveiling its potential in preventing diabetes and obesity.In a paper published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, the team explained how this hormone,...

30-Aug-2017 Toronto

Eating low fat, high carbohydrate foods may kill you

People who consume foods that are low in fats but high in carbohydrates may be at an increased risk of an early death as compared to those who consume fat-rich foods such as cheese and butter, a study has claimed.The findings, published in the journal Lancet,...

29-Aug-2017 Toronto

Tamil diaspora's biggest festival draws 200,000, Trudeau attends

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined over 200,000 people here at the biggest Tamil diaspora festival that showcased Tamil culture, heritage and cuisine.Toronto's Markham Road turned into a little Tamil nation on the occasion as hundreds of vends came...

23-Aug-2017 Toronto

AI system to help detect skin cancer

Researchers are developing an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that could help detect melanoma skin cancer earlier.The technology employs machine-learning software to analyse images of skin lesions and provides doctors with objective data on telltale biomarkers...

19-Aug-2017 Toronto

High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood...

07-Jul-2017 Toronto

Marijuana may up psychosis risk in teenagers

Daily consumption of marijuana may increase an adolescent's risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 per cent, according to a new study.The psychotic-like experiences include the experiences of perceptual aberration -- for example feeling...

08-Jun-2017 Toronto

Eating red onions may help combat cancer

Dark red onions, known as the richest source of dietary flavonoids, may help fight off cancer of the colon and breast, a researcher has suggested.We found that onions are excellent at killing cancer cells," said Abdulmonem Murayyan, doctoral student at the...

16-May-2017 Toronto

3,000 youngsters die daily from preventable causes : WHO

Over 3,000 youngsters die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).Around 1.2 billion people, or one in every six persons, are adolescents aged between...

15-May-2017 Toronto

Hot weather may up risk of diabetes in pregnancy

Pregnantwomen should not expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above, as they would run the risk of developing gestational diabetes, researchers said.In comparison, women who remained in colder climates with temperatures averaging minus...

10-May-2017 Toronto

Daily painkiller use ups heart attack risk

Regular use of commonly prescribed painkillers can increase the risk of a heart attack as early as in the first week of use and especially within the first month of taking high doses, suggests a study.The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)...

13-Apr-2017 Toronto

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, up diabetes risk

Challenging the common perception, researchers led by one of Indian origin, have found that Omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) -- referred to as the "healthy fats" -- can lead to lazy behaviour, especially in women, as well as contribute to diabetes.The...

25-Mar-2017 Toronto

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat ups stroke risk

Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.The study showed that although survivors of childhood brain tumours -- the second most common type of cancers...

20-Mar-2017 Toronto

Your high BP might just be a case of misdiagnosis

Nearly 20 per cent of people receiving treatment for hypertension do not actually have a problem, but they are often misdiagnosed as a result of doctors using manual devices to measure blood pressure, a study has showed."About 20 per cent of people receiving...

16-Mar-2017 Toronto

Failed IVF treatment may up heart disease risk

Women who undergo fertility therapy, but do not get pregnant, may be at a higher risk of developing long-term cardiovascular disease, compared to women who become pregnant, a new study has found.According to researchers, the drugs used for the fertility treatments...

05-Mar-2017 Toronto

Low salt intake may up heart failure risk : Study

Health guidelines on salt intake recommend consumption levels that are too low and this may increase the risk of a fatal heart attack, researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have warned.According to current guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation,...

18-Feb-2017 Toronto

Zero pollution may spike asthma in kids

Are you making the environment and water a bit too clean for your kids? Beware! You may be depriving them of the good microbes that may protect them against various illness, researchers warn.In a shocking revelation, Canadian researchers have found that...

18-Feb-2017 Toronto

Print solar cells at the cost of a newspaper!

Researchers have found a novel way to print perovskite solar cells easily and at a cost similar to bringing out a newspaper!A team, led by Hairen Tan from University of Toronto Engineering found that the solar cells manufactured with perovskite mineral could lead...

12-Feb-2017 Toronto

Indian techies welcome in Canada after Trump ban

Indian-origin tech leaders in Canada say the controversial visa and travel restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump will be a boon for tech recruitment and investment in Canada."This provides a great opportunity for the best talent from India to come, live...

30-Jan-2017 Toronto

4 dead in Quebec mosque attack

At least four persons were killed in an attack on a mosque in the Canadian city of Quebec, a media report said on Monday.La Presse newspaper said in its digital edition that at around 9.15 p.m. on Sunday, a suspect was located by the police on one of the...

26-Jan-2017 Toronto

Conditions in womb can affect brain development in teenage

A babys' placement in the womb and access to nutrition can affect his or her brain later in adolescence, a study has found.The findings showed that the utero environment was linked to the development of the cortex -- a part of the brain that regulates...

15-Jan-2017 Toronto

Toronto Punjabis head to India to campaign for AAP

Some 90 Punjabis of Indian origin from Canada's Toronto area are flying to Punjab to campaign for the AAP in the February 4 assembly election, a Canadian daily reported."I want to be a part of real change," said Surinder Mavi, a 31-year-old Brampton resident...

12-Jan-2017 Toronto

Weight lifting exercises may cut risks of heart disease, diabetes

Your new year resolution of hitting the gym to indulge in some weight lifting exercises may not only help you tone those muscles, but also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Type 2 diabetes, researchers say.The findings showed that resistance-based...

08-Jan-2017 Toronto

Salt can make surgical masks into a virus killer

Researchers have developed a special salt treatment that can make common surgical masks capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses."Surgical masks were originally designed to protect the wearer from infectious droplets in clinical settings, but it does not...

18-Dec-2016 Toronto

Heartburn medication lowers cancer patients' survival chances

Medications for heartburn and gastric issues could lower possibility of survival and recovery for cancer patients, researchers have found.According to a University of Alberta study, published in journal JAMA Oncology, the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are...

17-Nov-2016 Toronto

Drinking whole-fat milk may make kids leaner

Struggling to reduce obesity in your kid? Opt for whole milk. A new study shows drinking whole milk may make kids leaner and increase their vitamin D levels, in comparison to low-fat or skimmed milk.In the study, children who drank whole milk (containing 3.25 per...

17-Nov-2016 Toronto

Sleep apnea impairs your ability to regulate blood pressure

A single bout of sleep apnea - a condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep -- impacts your ability to regulate blood pressure, says a study.Sleep apnea can result in frequent periods of decreased oxygen levels in the body, known...

06-Nov-2016 Toronto

Immunotherapy treatments may lower skin cancer risks

A combination of immunotherapy treatments may improve survival rate and lower the risk of life-threatening events in patients diagnosed in the late stages of one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer, a study has found.Cutaneous melanoma is...

02-Nov-2016 Toronto

Kolkata-born becomes Canada's first Sikh Senator

Kolkata-born former Scotiabank's Vice Chairman Sarabjit Singh Marwah has become the first Sikh to be appointed to the Canadian Senate.Toronto-based Marwah, who retired from Scotiabank in 2014, was among six people from Ontario who were appointed to the Senate by...

02-Nov-2016 Toronto

Raising 'good' cholesterol may not prevent heart disease

Raising high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or 'good cholesterol' levels may not be as effective as lowering 'bad cholesterol,' in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, researchers have found.The findings showed that both extremes of "good cholesterol"...

04-Oct-2016 Toronto

There were prospects of 'I' being dropped out of BRICS : Arun Jaitley

Applauding India for being the fastest growing among the BRICS countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here India has come a long way from the UPA rule when there were reports of India being dropped out of the association of five major emerging economies."Three...

03-Oct-2016 Toronto

World's tallest wood building has 18 storeys

The world's tallest wood building at 18 storeys -- about 174 feet -- is set to be completed four months ahead of schedule, showcasing the advantages of building with wood, officials in Canada said."This remarkable building, the first of its kind in the world,...

29-Sep-2016 Toronto

Nirmala Sitharaman attends India-Canada Annual Ministerial Dialogue

A high level delegation led by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is attending the 3rd Annual Ministerial Dialogue here on Thursday to enhance bilateral business and commercial linkages between the two countries, an official statement said.Considering...

28-Sep-2016 Toronto

Cancer cells' invisibility cloak identified

Canadian researchers have discovered how cancer cells become invisible to the body's immune system which may help in developing immune biomarkers that can potentially stop the disease in its tracks.This 'invisibility' phase is a crucial step that allows tumours...

10-Sep-2016 Toronto

'Guardians...' different from other superhero films: Chris Pratt

Actor Chris Pratt, who will return as Star-Lord in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", says the upcoming film is a "little different" from other superhero movies and will be one of the biggest films "of all times".Pratt praised the James Gunn directorial during...

04-Sep-2016 Toronto

How NASA aims to tackle medical emergencies in deep space

A team of experts is working with NASA to determine what medical training and technology astronauts need so that they can respond to any emergency like a heart attack, even when they have lost contact with the Earth.As missions into space become longer...

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