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Tag: London

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UK accuses Russia's military intelligence of cyber attacks

London: The UK government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of being behind four high-profile cyber attacks, a media report said on Thursday. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) late Wednesday said that hackers from the GRU or Russian intelligence, operating under a dozen different names, including Fancy Bear, targeted the systems database of the […]

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PNB fraud: ED attaches Nirav Modi's foreign assets worth Rs 637 cr

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said that it has attached foreign properties of fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi worth Rs 637 crore, including two apartments in New Yorks Central Park, even as the agency continued its investigation into the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. A senior ED official said the agency had […]

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New birth control pills may cut ovarian cancer risk

London: New types of combined birth control pills — containing both lower doses of oestrogens and newer progestogens — may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer among young women, says a study. The study, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that this positive effect strengthened with longer periods of use and persisted for several […]

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Videos showing 'how to hack Facebook' running on YouTube

London: Even as Facebook struggles to deal with a fresh data breach that affected nearly 50 million of its users, Google’s video streaming platform YouTube continues to host tutorials that claim to provide people ways to hijacking Facebook accounts, the media reported. Hours after Facebook revealed the breach on Friday, some YouTube videos, which were […]

ENVIRONMENT
Environment may affect intelligence genes in humans

London: Environmentally-induced epigenetic changes, such as stress and adverse life experiences, to our genetic material — known as deoxyribonucelic acid (DNA) — may have a greater impact on our intelligence, a new study has found. According to the researchers, from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a negative […]

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Luka Modric named best male player at FIFA awards

London: Croatian footballer Luka Modric was named the world’s best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards here. The Real Madrid midfielder, 33, beat former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, now with Juventus, and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the award, BBC reported on Monday. Modric won his third Champions League title in a row in May […]

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Tobacco display bans effective in reducing smoking in children

London: Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent, claimed a new research. The findings, based on the analysis of the impact of the 2015 tobacco display ban in England, revealed that the percentage of children who smoked regularly fell to 40 per […]

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Hate crime: Indian-origin family targeted in UK arson attack

London: An Indian-origin family was forced to flee their home in the UK after it was targeted in an arson attack which the police on Wednesday treated as a “hate crime”. Mayour Karlekar, 43, said his wife and two kids suffered a “near death experience” when they woke up to a fire roaring outside the […]

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Squats, push ups can help your kids to stay fit

London: Cycling or evening park time is absolutely fine to see your children stay fit but encouraging them to do strength-based exercises such as squats, push ups and lunges can help them shed weight faster, reveals a most extensive review of resistance training’s impact on young people. Such resistance training, which allows muscles to contract […]

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Asthma may up obesity risk: Study

London: While obesity is already known as a risk factor for developing asthma, a new research led by one of an Indian-origin, has showed that people with the airway disease are also more likely to become obese. The study indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at […]

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Neutralising antibodies offers hope for HIV vaccine

London: Researchers are in the process of discovering the factors responsible for the production of antibodies that do not just fight one virus strain, but neutralises almost all known virus strains. This kind of neutralising antibodies are produced by a small number of people who are infected with HIV-1. Previously, the team led by the […]

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Coffee may prolong lifespan for people with kidney disease

London: Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease, suggests a study. Comparing with people that consumed less caffeine, patients that consumed higher levels of caffeine presented a nearly 25% reduction in the risk of death over a median follow-up of 60 months. The possible protective effect of […]

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England beat India by 118 runs, win five-match Test series 4-1

London: Opener Lokesh Rahul and Rishabh Pant’s heroics went in vain as England defeated India by 118 runs in the fifth and final Test to clinch the series 4-1 at the Oval here on Tuesday. With India chasing a massive 463-run target, the last day of the series saw a bit of drama as centuries […]

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Nawaz's wife dies in London

London: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former and now jailed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in a hospital here on Tuesday after months of battle with cancer, the family said. She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma. Kulsoom was placed on life support earlier in the […]

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India reeling at 58/3 as England inch towards win

London: A batting collapse saw India reeling at 58/3 at stumps after England set them a victory target of 464 courtesy superlative centuries from Alastair Cook and Joe Root, on day 4 of the fifth and final Test here on Monday. K.L. Rahul was batting on 46 while Ajinkya Rahane was on 10 after James […]

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England take healthy lead against India despite Jadeja heroics

London : Playing in his final test , Alastair Cook looked solid and helped England take the upper hand in the fifth and final rubber against India despite Ravindra Jadeja’s batting heroics, at the end of day 3 here on Sunday. At close of play, Cook was unbeaten on 46 runs in his last international […]

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Fifth Test: India's top order fail yet again as they stutter at 174/6 on day 2

London: India’s batting woes continued as they were left reeling at 174/6 in reply to England’s 332 in the first innings, at stumps on Day 2 of the fifth and final test match here on Saturday. India still trail England by 158 runs with four wickets in hand and three days of play remaining. At […]

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Cook fails to get hundred in final Test as India reduce England to 198/7 on Day 1

London: Alastair Cook missed a century as England threw away a decent start to huff and puff their way to 198/7 and Indian bowlers came up with a captivating Day 1 performance in the fifth Test here on Friday. Former England skipper Cook, who called time on his illustrious career before the final rubber, top-scored […]

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India to play for pride, England for Cook in fifth and final Test

London: India will have only pride to play for after going down in the fourth Test and losing the five-match series 1-3 against England who will see former captain Alastair Cook don the white flannels for the last time, in the fifth and final Test at The Oval here on Friday. The final match might […]

FIFA-awards
Ronaldo, Modric, Salah shortlisted for The Best FIFA Men's Player Award

London: Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Croatia midfielder Luka Modric (Real Madrid) and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) were shortlisted on Monday for The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award for 2018. The three finalists were announced at an event in London in the presence of football greats, including Peter Schmeichel, Sol Campbell, Nwankwo Kanu and […]

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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 […]

Chinese-Medicine
Chinese medicine ingredient may help reduce obesity

London: A herbal ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicines may help you to reduce your body weight, a new study has found. The scientists were able to show that the herbal active substance, celastrol — used in Chinese medicines — leads to a significant weight loss and an improvement of diabetes in obese mice, Xinhua […]

Asthma
High BMI in early life linked to asthma risk later: Study

London: The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher […]

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Mental distress may increase CVD risk in older adults

London: Older adults who experience psychological distress such as depression and anxiety may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, showed that high/ very high psychological distress was associated with a 44 per cent increased risk of stroke […]

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Gurdwara in UK burnt in suspected arson attack

London: A Gurdwara in the British city of Leith has been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack with the police treating the “suspicious” act as a hate crime, according to a media report. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Leith city, Scotland was set on fire in what was believed to be a “deliberate” […]

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Your forehead wrinkles may predict cardiovascular death risk

London: The wrinkles on your forehead may not be just an inevitable consequence of ageing, but could also signal an early death due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have warned. The findings showed that increased deep forehead wrinkles, more than what is typical for their age, could be linked to death atherosclerosis, or hardening of […]

Mobile-app
This smartphone app can help detect irregular heart beat

London: Scientists have developed a smartphone application that can help in screening for atrial fibrillation — the most common heart rhythm disorder. The disorder leads to an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. It is also behind 20-30 per cent of all strokes and raises the risk of premature death, […]

Blood-Pressure
Two-in-one pill could boost treatment for BP

London: A single pill with two drugs could transform blood pressure treatment as most of the patients are often reluctant to take more than a pill, according to a research. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, recognised that a major reason for poor rates of blood pressure control is that patients do not […]

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Rahul compares Modi with Trump, says both failed to provide jobs

London: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump, saying people voted for them as they were angry due to unemployment and had much expectations from them. The Congress leader emaphasised that unemployed people in their respective countries had a lot of expectations from populist leaders like Trump […]

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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. […]

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Sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer's disease risk: Study

London: Regular intake of benzodiazepines, widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study has warned. Even though the increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease was small in this study, the threshold for prescribing benzodiazepines and related drugs should be high enough due to their several […]

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Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

London: With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation if used for long. The e-cigarette vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep […]

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Men too care for their partner's well-being: Study

London: Women, please take note. If you think that your spouse does not care for your well-being the way you do then you may be wrong, a new study has found. The findings suggest that men respond to their spouse’s illness just as much as women do and reject previous studies suggesting that female caregivers […]

Toss
England opt to field in rain-interrupted Lord's Test

London: England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India on the second day of the rain-shortened second cricket Test at the Lord’s here on Friday. India have made two changes in their playing XI by bringing in Cheteshwar Pujara and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav in place of opener Shikhar Dhawan and pacer […]

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Commonly used chemotherapy drug can lead to heart failure: Study

London: A chemotherapy drug, widely used for treatment of ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, has the potential to cause heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure, a study led by a professor of Indian origin, has found. In the study, conducted on mice, doxorubicin induced fibrosis in the heart, increased the programmed […]

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Let your heart guide the way: Tendulkar's advice to Kohli

London: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday urged skipper Virat Kohli to continue his brilliant batting exploits and let his heart “guide the way”, as an under-pressure Indian team prepares for the second Test at the Lord’s, after losing the five-match series opener at Edgbaston. Kohli emerged the lone batting star for the visitors in […]

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Can 'acting' help improve memory?

London: Have you ever felt annoyed with yourself, maybe for forgetting to do an important task, or for leaving the house keys behind? If so, acting out things you are supposed to remember or pretending that you are actually doing it, can help you recall, suggests a research. The findings showed that alternative enactment techniques, […]

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Humans can be emotionally manipulated by robots: Study

London: Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany have found that humans are susceptible to emotional manipulation by robots. The findings indicated that humans have such a strong tendency to anthropomorphize — attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities like robots — that we can fall prey to emotional manipulation by […]

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Heavy drinking, abstinence from alcohol may up dementia risk

London: Middle aged people who abused alcohol or abstain from it may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study. However, the researchers warned that the results do not encourage people who do not drink to start drinking. “The findings strengthen the evidence that excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor […]

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More women falling prey to lung cancer: Study

London: Lung cancer mortality rate among women is expected to increase by 43 per cent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries. The highest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in Europe and Oceania, while the lowest lung cancer mortality rates in 2030 are projected in America […]

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