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People relate body shapes to personality traits, says study

New York: When we meet new people, our first impressions of their personality may depend, at least in part, on their body shape, according to a new research. The findings showed that people perceived classically feminine (pear-shaped) and classically masculine (broad-shouldered) bodies as being associated with “active” traits, such as being quarrelsome, extraverted, and irritable. […]

Oil prices rise amid political uncertainties

New York: Oil prices rallied on Monday amid tensions over the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist, which stoked crude supply worries. US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of the journalist, Xinhua reported. Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and columnist for […]

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Novel model may help robots navigate more like humans

New York: As robots may struggle with navigational concepts, a team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a new way to help them navigate environments more as humans do. The novel motion-planning model lets robots determine how to reach a goal by exploring the environment, observing other agents, and exploiting […]

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Aspirin may lower risk of ovarian cancer

New York: Taking a low-dose of aspirin daily may help women lower their risk of developing ovarian cancer by 23 per cent, suggests a new study. Ovarian cancer is the most fatal gynaecological cancer, largely due to lack of early detection strategies and is believed that the inflammation that occurs during ovulation plays a role […]

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Death Risk 5 times higher in epileptic pregnant women: Study

New York: The risk of dying during pregnancy is five times higher for women with epilepsy, finds a new study. According to the study, from the Aarhus University in Denmark, pregnant women with epilepsy die of virtually the same conditions and events that women without epilepsy die of — ranging from accidents to blood clots, cancer […]

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First evidence of moon outside our solar system: Astronomers

New York: Using the Hubble Space Telescope and the Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have found the first compelling evidence for a Neptune-sized moon orbiting a giant gas planet 8,000 light-years away. The detection of the candidate exomoon — moons orbiting planets in other star systems — is unusual because of its large size, comparable to […]

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Priyanka Chopra turns tech investor

New York: Actress Priyanka Chopra is excited to embark on a new “chapter” as an investor in tech start-up Holberton School, a coding education company, as well as in dating and social media app Bumble. This is also an effort on her part to help change the tech industry’s gender disparity. “A new chapter for […]

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Drinking more water can reduce bladder infections in women

New York: Women who drink about an extra litre-and-a-half of water daily are nearly 50 per cent less likely to suffer from bladder infections, especially in premenopausal stages, a new study has found. According to researchers from the University of Texas in the US, more fluids help to reduce bacteria and limit the ability of […]

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Stress reduces fertility in women, but not in men: Study

New York: Higher levels of stress can lower conception or fertility in women but it does not affect men, finds a study. The researchers, from Boston University in the US, found that the association between higher levels of stress and lower levels of conception could be due to decreased intercourse frequency, increased partner stress discordance […]

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Kerala government economic adviser Gita Gopinath appointed IMF director of research

United Nations: Eminent academic and economic adviser to the Kerala government, Gita Gopinath, was appointed as Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department today. Announcing the appointment, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde called her “one of the world’s outstanding economists with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership and extensive international […]

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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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Kidney disease biomarker may indicate COPD risk

New York: Researchers have found that a commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, reported a link between albuminuria — a condition that indicates the presence of the protein albumin in urine […]

Trump 'looks forward' to visiting India: US official

New York: US President Donald Trump “looks forward” to visiting India but the timing will depend on his other commitments, according to a senior State Department official. “I am certain that President Trump looks forward to being able to visit India at an appropriate time,” Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and […]

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Stock market regulatory authority sues Elon Musk for fraud

New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday presented charges against the founder of Tesla Inc., Elon Musk, accusing him of fraud after last month he announced on Twitter that he was planning to take the automaker private. The SEC, which filed its lawsuit in a New York court, says that Musk issued “false […]

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Possible cause for Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury identified

New York: Researchers have identified a new mechanism that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, hoping that the discovery may lead to effective treatment. According to researchers from Rutgers University, the causes of Alzheimer’s is unknown. But a popular theory suggests a protein known as amyloid-beta slowly builds up a plaque in […]

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2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's

New York: Engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including walking, running, swimming and aerobics, may delay cognitive decline and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study. The results support that physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week can have benefits on cognition and dementia progression. It was seen […]

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New genetic disorder identified in human patient

New York: In a first, US researchers have identified a new genetic disorder, which was previously described in animal models, in a human patient. Researchers from the Michigan State University found that the disorder is caused by mutations in a gene known as ornithine decarboxylase 1 (ODC1). It is defined by a number of clinical […]

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Regular bedtime may boost your heart, metabolic health

New York: Ever thought why a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health? A new study has found that regular bedtime and wake time may help you revive yourself and boost your heart and metabolic health. The study found that people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood […]

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New robot may help in harvesting crops

New York: Researchers have developed an advanced sweet pepper harvesting robot that is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion. The findings showed that by using a commercially available crop modified to mimic the required conditions, the robot harvests ripe fruits in 24 seconds with […]

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8 of 10 people unaware of having cancer risk genes

New York: Due to the absence of routine screening, more than 80 per cent of people are unaware of their genetic risk for cancers of the breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreas, a study of over 50,000 people has shown. The findings revealed that most people only discover they carry cancer-associated variants in the BRCA1 or […]

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New blood test in pregnancy to predict autism risk in babies

New York: Researchers have developed a novel blood test for pregnant mothers that can, with nearly 90 per cent accuracy rate, predict the probability of having a child that will be diagnosed with autism. According to studies, if a mother has previously had a child with autism, the risk of having a second child with […]

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Obesity, vitamin D deficiency raises breast cancer risk

New York: Obesity coupled with vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women may pose a significant risk of breast cancer — the most common and leading cause of death in women, finds a study. The findings showed that higher levels of vitamin D — well known for its benefits in building healthy bones — may reduce […]

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Maternal high blood sugar linked to obesity risk in kids

New York: Babies born to woman with higher blood sugar levels during pregnancy could be at significantly greater long-term risk of obesity – even more than a decade later, a study has found. The higher the woman’s blood sugar, the greater the risk of her child being obese. The researchers suspect that epigenetic changes are […]

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Spiritual practices in childhood may boost health, cut depression later

New York: Are you keen to boost your children’s health as well as keep them away from depressive symptoms, smoking, drugs in adulthood? If so, start training them to indulge in spiritual practices right from childhood, researchers suggest. A study showed that spiritual practices acted as a protective factor for a range of health and […]

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Sexual minority youth at higher risk of drug use: Study

New York: Young people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual are at an increased risk of using substances such as alcohol, nicotine and marijuana, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, suggested that they are also at higher risk of poly substance use than their […]