Tag: New York

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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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