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Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence: Study

New York: Maternal intake of prenatal vitamins, including folic acid, during pregnancy can significantly lower the risk of autism spectrum disorder, and lead to higher cognitive skills in younger siblings of children with the neurobehavioural condition, say researchers. Younger siblings of children with the condition are about 13 times more likely to develop the disorder […]

Protein enabling other drugs to increase body's HDL levels identified

Sydney: Researchers have identified a protein, known as ORP2, responsible for transporting cholesterol inside cells that opens the way for new drugs to increase the body’s ‘good cholesterol’ levels. ORP2 can increase the amount of cholesterol in cells, a process called cholesterol efflux. We think this pathway will be very important for the development of […]

Too much or too less sleep can increase heart disease risk

London: Men who sleep less than six hours a night may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who sleep between seven and eight hours, a new study suggests. The study showed that poor quality sleep of less than six hours increases the risk of atherosclerosis by 27 per cent compared […]

Direct tax collections at Rs 6.75 lakh cr till November

New Delhi: Showing an increase of 15.7 per cent over the last year, the gross direct tax collections till November stood at Rs 6.75 lakh crore, according to provisional figures released on Monday. This was despite a 50 per cent rise in filing of income-tax returns over the last year. The government said the collections […]

US welcomes efforts by India, Pak to increase people-to-people contact

Washington: The United States said on Friday that it welcomes efforts by India and Pakistan to increase people-to-people contact, days after the two neighbouring countries laid foundation stones for a corridor linking two revered gurdwaras on both sides of the border. I’m aware of reports on this Kartarpur corridor. I understand that it’s kind of […]

High calorie meal for dinner may up heart disease, diabetes risk

New York: Eating a meal rich in calories for dinner can increase the risk of diabetes as well as lead to poorer cardiovascular health, researchers have warned. The findings showed that eating the majority of a person’s daily calories in the evening, post 6 p.m. may lead to an increased risk of developing pre-diabetes and high […]

Odisha launches scheme to increase solar energy use

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched a scheme to increase the use of solar energy in the agriculture sector. Under the “Soura Jalanidhi” scheme, 5,000 solar pumps will be given to farmers with up to 90 per cent subsidy. It will create irrigation potential for 2,500 acres in the state, the Chief Minister […]

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Trump administration touts 33% increase in foreign arms sales

Washington: US foreign military sales totalled to $55.66 billion in 2018, a 33 per cent increase compared to the nearly $42 billion in weapons sold in 2017, the Defence Cooperation Agency announced. According to the announcement on Wednesday, is the highest annual total for military sales to foreign governments since 2012 when the US conducted […]

Sony India looks at 30-35% revenue from premium products in two years

Kolkata: Consumer electronics giant Sony India, which is focusing on strengthening its premium image, expects that the share of premium products across categories to its revenue would increase to 30-35 per cent in the next two years, an official said on Tuesday. “Premium products across different categories (television, sound, digital imaging etc.) contribute about 20-25 […]

ASD may increase depression risk

London: People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) — especially without intellectual disability — may have a greater risk of depression in their young adulthood, a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, suggests. ASD are developmental conditions with difficulties in reciprocal social interaction and restricted and repetitive behaviours and interests. According to the researchers, including […]

Frequent on-off relationships may up depression, anxiety risk

New York: Do you have an on and off relationship with your romantic partner? Beware, it can affect your mental health, say researchers. The findings showed that an increase in breaking up and reuniting was associated with more psychological distress symptoms such as depression and anxiety. It is because such relationships are associated with higher rates […]

Cycling can reduce your loneliness, boost mental health

London: Feeling lonely? Riding your bicycles may not only improve your general and mental health, but also increase social interaction, says a study. The study showed that cycling is the healthiest mode of transport and is associated with better self-perceived general health, better mental health, greater vitality, lower self-perceived stress and fewer feelings of loneliness. […]

Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk: Study

New York: Administering Tdap vaccination — tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis — to pregnant women may not increase children’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, claims a study of more than 80,000 children born. The study showed that the autism spectrum disorder rate in children was 1.5 per cent in the maternal Tdap vaccinated group and […]

Women's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may increase risk of autism in newborns

London: Children born to women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) may be more likely to develop autism, according to a study. PCOS is a condition caused by high testosterone which results in delayed onset of puberty, irregular menstrual cycles, and excess bodily hair. Previous studies had shown that autistic children have elevated levels of “sex […]

With record $53.3 bn revenue, Apple eyes $1-trillion mark

San Francisco: Despite slow iPhone sales, Apple is racing ahead to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company as it posted revenue of $53.3 billion in its fiscal third quarter — an increase of 17 per cent from the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 per cent of the quarter’s revenue, the Cupertino-based giant said […]

Govt tech seat hike: HC rejects OPECA plea

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court (HC) on Monday set aside the plea of Odisha Private Engineering Colleges Association (OPECA) challenging the State government’s decision to increase the number of seats in government-run engineering colleges. In July the body had knocked HC doors questioning the increase in intake capacity of technical institutes for the 2016-2020 session. […]

OERC to announce new power tariff by March 20

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculation about a power tariff hike in the State, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) will announce the tariff for the year 2016-17 by March 20. This was informed by officials who attended the meeting of the State Advisory Committee of OERC on Thursday. “The Commission will decide (about tariff hike) after taking […]