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Key Nose Cells Identified As Entry Points For Coronavirus

London: Researchers have discovered that goblet and ciliated cells in the nose have high levels of the entry proteins that the coronavirus (COVID-19) uses to get into our cells. The identification of these cells could help explain the high transmission rate of the virus. Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the finding shows that cells […]

Facebook Announces 'Messenger Rooms' For Group Video Chat For 50 People

San Francisco: Alarmed at the popularity of Zoom in social distancing times that allows up to 100 people to join a video meeting from the comfort of their homes, Facebook on Friday announced Messenger Rooms that will allow group video calls of up to 50 people. In Facebook Messenger Rooms, the users can post links […]

Healthy Diet
COVID-19: Dietary Supplements Important Weapon For Fighting Off Coronavirus

New York: Diet supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients are a safe, effective, and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases, say researchers. According to the study, published in the journal Nutrients, public health officials should issue a clear set of nutritional recommendations […]

Wishes pour in as 'God of cricket' Sachin Tendulkar turns 47
Wishes pour in as 'God of cricket' Sachin Tendulkar turns 47

New Delhi: Cricket fraternity on Friday came in unison to wish ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar on his 47th birthday. Cricket icon Tendulkar is not celebrating his birthday this year as a mark of respect to the frontline workers leading India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Sachin Tendulkar on his special day took to Twitter and […]

Heavy Drinking Hampers Decision-Making The Next Day

London: Drinking too much? Stop it right now. Researchers warn that heavy drinkers or people with a hangover have less ability decision-making the following day. When hungover, individuals have a reduced ability to retain information in their short-term memory – for example retaining a telephone number whilst taking a message at the same time. They […]

7 more big cats test positive for COVID-19 at Bronx Zoo

New York:  Four tigers and three lions have tested COVID-19 positive at the Bronx Zoo in New York, authorities announced, weeks after a Malayan tiger at the facility was confirmed positive and six other big cats were said to be exhibiting similar symptoms. On April 5, the Wildlife Conservation Society that runs the New York […]

Tom and Jerry Director Gene Deitch Passes Away At 95, Tributes Pour In From Across The Globe

Oscar-winning illustrator and animator, Gene Deitch breathed his last at the age of 95 on Thursday night. He was reportedly found dead in his apartment in Prague. Born on August 8 in 1924, in Chicago, Deitch is known for his work on the highly admired animated series ‘Tom and Jerry’. He is also known for […]

Weight Loss Mistakes
Weight Loss: Know The Common Mistakes You Make While Trying To Lose Weight

New Delhi: Trying to lose weight can come with its own disappointment. Even when you believe that you are going the right way, there are times when your weighing scale doesn’t budge. Maybe, those fascinating fad diets are to be blamed but there can be other reasons. Celebrity nutritionist Nmami Agarwal shares a few common […]

Chahal Wants Anushka Sharma To Ask Virat Kohli To Make Him 'Open The Batting'

Mumbai: With the coronavirus outbreaks bringing life to a standstill, sportspersons across the globe are also home as sporting events have either been cancelled or suspended. And last week India skipper Virat Kohlis actress wife Anushka Sharma posted a video with the batsman which went viral and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has joined in the fun. […]

Hackers Creating Scam Sites Similar To COVID-19 Relief Packages

New Delhi: With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down major parts of the global economy, governments are responding with massive stimulus packages aimed at supporting businesses and individuals. And not surprisingly, cyber-attackers are busy using scam and phishing techniques to get their share, security researchers warned on Monday. These scam websites use the news of the […]

New tool helps predict risk of death in people with dementia
New tool helps predict risk of death in people with dementia

Toronto: A new tool that predicts risk of death and admission to a long-term care facility for patients with dementia may help conversations between health care providers, patients and their families, according to researchers. Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Also […]

Hidden Bug In FPGA Chips Can Help Hackers Steal Critical Data

London: A team of German researchers has discovered a critical vulnerability in FPGA chips, part of Cloud data centres, mobile phone base stations, encrypted USBs and industrial control systems, that can help hackers gain complete control over chips and steal key data of governments and enterprises. Field Programmable Gate Arrays, FPGAs for short, are flexibly […]

Exercise during pregnancy may reduce obesity among children
Exercise during pregnancy may reduce obesity among children

Washington: When physically fit women exercise during pregnancy they could be setting their children up for better fitness too, say researchers, adding that regular workout during pregnancy may reduce obesity among children. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found exercise during pregnancy stimulates the production of brown adipose tissue, commonly known as brown […]

#MeAt20 Twitter trend throwback pics of celebrities
#MeAt20 Brings Twitterati Together In Times Of COVID-19 Outbreak, See Throwback Pics

If you have ever gone gaga over your favourite personality or role model in the present times, you would probably not want to miss their throwback pictures when they were maybe much younger, stronger, beautiful and bolder. In fact, a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown has brought up many ideas on to the social media platforms, the […]

Coronavirus: Total cases crosses 12,000 mark in India, death toll rises to 414
COVID-19 striking more children than expected: Study

New York: Contrary to what governments and a school of scientists claim (including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk), the number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported — a hidden detail that could vastly underestimate the demand on health care systems and pediatric intensive care units […]

Breastfeeding May Lead To Fewer Human Viruses In Infants

New York: Even small amounts of breast milk strongly influences the accumulation of viral populations in the infant’s gut and provides a protective effect against potentially pathogenic viruses, according to a new study. The findings expand upon prior research that suggests that breastfeeding plays a key role in the interaction between babies and the microbial […]

Wiping hands
COVID19- Paper Towels More Effective Than Hand Dryers At Removing Viruses

London: Using paper towels to dry your hands is substantially more effective than hand dryers for removing viruses including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a new study. According to the researchers, hand drying is important to minimise the spread of dangerous microbes – including the novel coronavirus – since failure to remove them increases […]

Srilanka offer to host IPL
COVID-19 Lockdown: Sri Lanka offers to host IPL 2020

Colombo: Sri Lanka has offered to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has now been indefinitely suspended by the BCCI due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 IPL edition was slated to start from March 29 but with the coronavirus outbreak it was first deferred till April 15 and […]

Regular exercise may protect against COVID-19 complications
Regular exercise may protect against COVID-19 complications

New York: In a preventive measure against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), researchers have revealed that regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus. The review by the researcher Zhen Yan from the University of Virginia in the US, showed that […]

COVID-19: PM Modi lauds chess stars' online exhibition match to raise funds for PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded leading Indian chess players for taking part in an online exhibition chess tournament to raise funds for the PM-CARES Fund that has been set up to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The players include former world champion Vishwanathan Anand, Vidit Gujrathi, P. Harikrishna […]

Women With PTSD May Face Pregnancy Complications

New York: Researchers have found that elevated symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and moral injury can lead to pregnancy complications. PTSD symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma through flashbacks or nightmares, numbness, sudden anger, and hyperarousal. “The results suggest that screening for PTSD and moral injury during the perinatal period is important to identify women […]

IPL 2020 postponed indefinitely after Covid-19 lockdown extension

New Delhi: The Indian Premier Leagues (IPL) 13th edition has been indefinitely postponed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced an extension of the current nationwide lockdown till May 3. Speaking to IANS, a BCCI functionary said that the current situation calls for an indefinite postponement and the franchises have been informed about the […]

Scientists confirm smell and taste loss as early signs of COVID-19
Scientists confirm smell and taste loss as early signs of COVID-19

New York: Several people lost their sense of smell or taste weeks ago globally and are still waiting for it to come back and now, researchers have identified an association between sensory loss and novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) infection, indicating that loss of smell and taste may be considered as early symptoms of the deadly […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Shilpa, Alia, Bhumi, Genelia & Others Have Something For You!

Amid the nationwide lockdown for containing the spread of Coronavirus in India, several Bollywood celebrities are sharing lockdown diaries to ‘stay in touch’ with their admirers. Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty Kundra shared some yoga tips while Alia Bhatt is busy in her kitchen. Here we bring what Riteish Deshmukh, his wife Genelia and Bhumi Pednekar […]

KL Rahul MS Dhoni
KL Rahul Apt Replacement For MS Dhoni At T20 World Cup: Gautam Gambhir

New Delhi: With the fate of the IPL hanging in balance, the future of former skipper MS Dhoni has been the talk of the town since the cash-rich league was set to be the platform to decide if Dhoni will make a return to the Indian team for the T20 World Cup in Australia. However, […]

Parents' Mental Illness Linked To Heightened Child Injury Risk
Parents' Mental Illness Linked To Heightened Child Injury Risk

London: Parental mental illness is linked with increased risk of injuries among children up to 17 years of age and the peak of the risk happens in the first year of life, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal The BMJ, show that the risk of injury was slightly higher for […]

"IPL can survive without crowds, not T20 World Cup"

Melbourne: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell feels a rescheduled Indian Premier League (IPL) can be conducted behind closed doors but it won’t be easy to have a T20 World Cup without fans. “… it’s going to be hard for us to have crowds. I think if IPL goes ahead they can probably survive without any crowds, […]

Probiotics An Effective Alternative To Treat Acne

Tehran: Researchers have found that probiotics may be an effective alternative to antibiotics to treat acne which are often caused due to chronic inflammation. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibres which promote the growth of healthy bacteria (probiotics) in the intestine. Naturally one can obtain prebiotics from certain whole cereals, pulses, fruits and vegetables. Chronic inflammation refers […]

Sleep loss for 5 consecutive nights fosters negativity
Sleep loss for 5 consecutive nights fosters negativity

London: Not getting enough sleep? Read this carefully. Researchers have found that an inadequate amount of sleep for five consecutive nights can negatively affect emotional processing, causing behavioural and neurofunctional changes. For the findings, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, the research team evaluated the effects of five nights of sleep restriction (5 hours […]

Suresh Raina
Lockdown Diaries: After Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina Gets A Haircut From Wife Priyanka

New Delhi: The coronavirus outbreak has seen the world come to a standstill and almost all countries are under lockdown as they look to fight the pandemic. This has seen sportspersons also spending quality time at home and making the most of it. After Virat Kohli, now Suresh Raina has posted a photo with a […]

Time to take Homeopathy in corona fight, say experts

New Delhi: It has been more than three months since Covid-19 pandemic broke out and the hunt for its medicine has been intensified across the globe. While the world health community is leaving no stone unturned to find a solution for the highly contagious disease, the homeopathy practitioners say they should also be given a […]

First sumo wrestler tests positive for coronavirus in Japan
COVID-19 Outbreak: First sumo wrestler tests positive for coronavirus in Japan

Japan: Japan’s sumo association on Friday confirmed its first coronavirus case, in a new blow for the ancient sport, which has already been forced to move one tournament behind closed doors and postpone others. One low-ranking wrestler who had a fever last week has tested positive for the virus, the association said, declining to name […]

MIndfulness Programme
Experiencing Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Mindfulness May Help Patients

New York: Are you experiencing irritable bowel syndrome? Recently, researchers have found that adults experiencing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) had fewer gastrointestinal symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness programme meant to reduce stress. Mindfulness is when people are centred and living in the moment, rather than dwelling in the past or worrying about the […]

Sachin Tendulkar
COVID-19 Fight: Sachin Tendulkar Pledges To Supply Ration To 5,000 Mumbaikars

Mumbai: Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has pledged to help around 5,000 people for a month in Shivaji Nagar and Govandi area of Mumbai through an NGO amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Thank you, Sachin Tendulkar for stepping in and helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking […]

Facebook 'Quiet Mode' silences push notifications on mobile
Facebook 'Quiet Mode' silences push notifications on mobile

San Francisco: Facebook has announced a “Quiet Mode” on its main app which will mute or pause most push notifications to help you focus on your family and friends, sleep without distraction or manage how you spend your time at home. If you try to open Facebook while in ‘Quiet Mode’, you’ll be reminded that […]

Team India Trainers Constantly Monitoring Virat Kohli & Boys' Fitness On AMS

New Delhi: The world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus outbreak and sporting events have all either been suspended or cancelled. But there is no break from staying fit for the Indian cricketers as they have not only been given customised workout charts for this period, but also their progress is constantly […]

Have vitamin D-rich food for healthier heart
Have vitamin D-rich food for healthier heart

London: Want to live longer with a healthy heart? Start consuming vitamin D-rich food as researchers have found that consuming foods high in vitamin D can have heart-protective effects. Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body […]

Salman Khan Will Never Donate To Govt Charities; Here’s Why

Salman Khan is one of the biggest superstars of the Indian film industry. The megastar has seen lots of ups and downs in his life. He got a big launch through “Maine Pyar Kiya” and rose to fame. Salman faced legal issues, went to jail and also was involved in controversies related to his affairs […]

Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment
Surgical masks good to be used for COVID-19 treatment

Toronto: Common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatments, say researchers, adding that the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness. According to the study, published in the journal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, systematic review of four randomised controlled trials on masks done between 1990 […]

COVID-19: Here's What Yuvraj, Harbhajan & Others Did To Support Coronavirus Fight

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to 49 sports personalities including BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, cricket great Sachin Tendulkar, badminton world champion P.V. Sindhu, chess legend Viswanathan Anand and many others as he urged them to keep spreading awareness and extend their support for Coronavirus […]