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Poor sleep may up Alzheimer's in elderly

New York: Poor sleep among older adults has been associated with Alzheimer’s, suggesting that good sleep habits may help preserve brain health, finds a new study. Studying mice and people, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer’s protein, tau. And, in […]

Normal life affected due to Jeypore bandh

Koraput: Normal life was hit in Jeypore constituency of the district today after members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) observed an 8-hour bandh demanding fulfillment of their demands. The protestors have been demanding National Advisory Council (NAC) recognition for Borigumma and to make Jeypore Hospital fully functional. Vehicular traffic was affected as small and […]

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Autistic women lack access to reproductive planning: Study

Toronto: Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities like autism and Down syndrome have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year of delivering compared to women without such disabilities, indicating a lack of access to reproductive planning, a new study has found. Pregnancy within one year of a previous live birth is […]

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 […]

Biobatteries efficient to combat power wastage

New York: US scientists have developed easy to produce, low-cost, flexible and biodegradable paper-based batteries that are more efficient to combat power wastage, as well as provide an eco-friendly alternative. The biobattery uses a hybrid of paper and engineered polymers. The polymers — poly (amic) acid and poly (pyromellitic dianhydride-p-phenylenediamine) — were the key to […]

NASA set to launch 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

Washington: NASA is all set to launch its historic small car-size probe to “touch the Sun” from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3.33 am EDT (1 pm India time) on Saturday. The probe is named after Eugene Parker, a solar physicist who in 1958 first predicted the existence of the solar wind, […]

New compounds to reverse human ageing developed

London: British researchers have developed new compounds that can potentially reverse key aspects of the ageing of human cells. For the study, the team targeted the compounds — AP39, AP123 and RT01 — on mitochondria (the ‘power stations’ of cells). The compounds selectively delivered minute quantities of the gas hydrogen sulphide to the mitochondria in […]

PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi to step down as CEO in October

Purchase: Indian origin business executive Indra K. Nooyi will step down as the Chief Executive of global food and beverages major PepsiCo, Inc. in October, the company said on Monday. According to the US-based multinational, its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Ramon Laguarta, 54, to succeed Nooyi, 62, as Chief Executive Officer. However, Nooyi […]

'JICA Project to be completed by 2019 in Twin City'

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday directed the officials to complete the pending works of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-assisted Odisha Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project (OISIP) in the Twin City of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar by 2019. The progress of sanitation projects was reviewed at the State-level steering committee meeting chaired by Chief Secretary AP Padhi here. […]

Khurda to have model police station soon

Bhubaneswar/ Khurda: In an attempt to make proper use of latest technology and infrastructure, Town Police Station in Khurda has been chosen to be developed into a Model Police Station, revealed IG (Law and Order) Amitabh Thakur today following instructions from DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma. Sources said, in order to add new technological and infrastructural […]

Kohli's half-ton takes India to 160/6 at tea

Birmingham: Skipper Virat Kohli kept India afloat with a patient half-century even as rookie quick Sam Curran continued to torment the visitors, who reached 160/6 at tea on the second day of the opening Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Thursday. At the break, Kohli (53) and Ravichandran Ashwin (6) went back undefeated […]