Tag: New York

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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
'Predatory bacteria' may help combat antibiotic resistance

New York: In a bid to fight back against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers are now developing germ-eating microbes that will attack all sorts of nasties, including bacterial lung infections, plague and deadly germs that have developed resistance to antibiotics. It might seem strange to think of microbe-eating microbes, but “actually they’re found in almost every ecosystem […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Djokovic wins third US Open men's singles title

New York: Novak Djokovic of Serbia has defeated the third seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in straight sets to claim his third US Open men’s singles title. Djokovic, the sixth seed, tamed the Argentine big artillery 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in three hours and 15 minutes, here on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Samsung opens AI research centre in New York

New York : Samsung Electronics Co has launched here its sixth artificial intelligence (AI) research centre which will focus on robotics research, the company said on Sunday. The tech giant is seeking to strengthen its AI capabilities and has opened research institutes in South Korea, Britain, Canada, Russia and the Silicon Valley in the US, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Osaka receives trophy in tears, amid audience boos

New York: The young Japanese Naomi Osaka, champion of the US Open, received her trophy with tears before the booing of the public, which favoured the American Serena Williams. The Japanese, only 20 years old and 20th seed, defeated Williams 6-2 and 6-4 as the American lost control during the match. “I do not want […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Pluto was erroneously rejected as a planet: Scientists

New York: The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid and is erroneous, scientists argued challenging previously held theories. A team led by Philip Metzger, planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, noted that the basis on which Pluto was rejected as a planet has no support in the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Mindfulness can aid in treating chronic pain: Study

New York: Ever wondered why some people seem to feel less pain than others? The answer could lie in mindfulness, which could be targeted in the development of effective pain therapies, researchers say. The findings showed that people with higher dispositional mindfulness during painful experience showed greater deactivation in a brain region called the posterior […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Losing weight through diet, exercise in pregnancy safe: Study

New York: Pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain with diet and exercise interventions, the results of a group of trials by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) show. Many overweight and obese women gain too much weight during pregnancy, further ratcheting up the already increased risk of serious complications for themselves and […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Restricting meal intake in 10-hour window may boost health

New York: Following a simple lifestyle such as eating all food within 10 hours can restore balance, stave off metabolic diseases and maintain health, suggests a study led by one of an Indian-origin. The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals’ 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest — […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Two-headed arrow effective at killing ovarian cancer: Study

New York: Researchers, led by an Indian origin, have developed a two fisted, antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer — the deadliest gynecological disease — and could also be utilised to kill breast, prostate and other solid tumours. According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia’s (UVA), a major problem with immune […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Father's close ties may help daughter beat loneliness

New York :  Dear fathers, your close bond with your young daughter may help them overcome their lonliness. According to a new study, girls tended to report less loneliness as they went from first grade to fifth grade. But loneliness declined more quickly among girls who had a closer relationship with their fathers. “The bond […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Top seed Halep loses in US Open first round

New York: Top seed Simona Halep’s US Open campaign was cut short in the first round after losing to Kaia Kanepi, who needed just two sets to score the first big upset of the season’s last Grand Slam at 6-2, 6-4. The Romanian on Monday became the first top seeded woman to lose in the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021