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Wednesday, 14-November-2018


Regular sauna baths cut risk of stroke

28 weeks ago
London: In the 15-year follow-up study, published in the journal Neurology, the researchers found that people taking a sauna four to seven times a week were 61 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke than those taking a sauna once a week. Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, placing a heavy human and economic burden on societies. According to the researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, mechanisms driving the association of sauna bathing with reduced stroke may include a reduction in blood pressure, stimulation of immune system, a positive impact on the autonomic...

132-pound ovarian tumour removed

28 weeks ago
Washington: The patient, who wished to remain anonymous, reported that the tumour began growing at a rate of about 10 pounds per week in November 2017.  A medical team, including 12 surgeons, removed it in a five-hour procedure on February 14 at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, said Vaagn Andikyan, a gynaecologic oncologist for Western Connecticut Health Network and a lead surgeon on the case. They removed her left ovary, where it originated, her left (fallopian) tube, and affected peritoneal tissue adhering to the ovary, CNN reported. Three months since the surgery, the patient is recovering well and has returned t...

Skill development programmes in Odisha

28 weeks ago
Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Rural Development plans to hold the programmes in 164 blocks of 30 districts, said Jaykant Singh, Senior Head (State Engagement) of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday. Jaykant Singh said that a state-level programme will also be organised at Habeli ground in Khurda district. Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the programmes, while Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram will participate in programmes in different blocks under Sundergarh distri...

Gut bacteria linked to cause of heart attack

28 weeks ago
Toronto: Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries.The researchers believe that the new finding could open the door for new treatment options for those patients with unexplained plaque build-up in the arteries. In order to understand the role that bacteria in the gut may play in atherosclerosis, the researchers examined blood levels of metabolic products of the intestinal microbiome. They studied 316 people from different groups of patients, including those with unexplained atherosclerosis, who do not have any traditional risk fac...

'FitMe' health band

28 weeks ago
New Delhi: Priced at Rs 1,999, the device houses a 90mAh battery and comes with a scratch-proof display, heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, running mode, vibration reminder, pedometer, GPS and other features, iVOOMi said in a statement. The 'FitMe' health band is sleek, smart, dust-proof and water resistant and features a display of 128x32 pixels resolution that makes it crystal clear from all viewing angles," said iVOOMi India CEO Ashwin Bhandari. With "IP67," the watch remains water-resistant for 30 minutes, has auto-sync for "Sm...

Fitness fair to bring global experts

28 weeks ago
Noida: To be hosted at the India Expo Mart, the fitness extravaganza is organised by Messe Frankfurt India. It is aimed at health and fitness industry professionals, athletes, health enthusiasts, fitness experts, businesses and associations to network with their end clientele and bring the new fitness technologies, gears and solutions in the market for Indian consumers. The event will have a live Zumba concert by Beto Perez, who is credited as fitness program Zumba. There will also be names like Jonathan Ross, Sergei Rudnev, Michele Opperman, David Sandler, Kaizzad Capadia, Chirag Sethi and Suchet...

Jupiter moon Ganymede environment unique

28 weeks ago
Washington: NASA's Galileo spacecraft spent eight years orbiting Jupiter. During that time, the hearty spacecraft -- slightly larger than a full-grown giraffe -- sent back spates of discoveries on the gas giant's moons, including the observation of a magnetic environment around Ganymede that was distinct from Jupiter's own magnetic field. The mission ended in 2003, but newly resurrected data from Galileo's first flyby of Ganymede, detailed in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, offered new insights about the moon's environment. We are now coming back over 20 years later t...

Traffic-related pollution increase asthma risk

28 weeks ago
New York: The findings, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, showed that living close to a major road was linked to childhood asthma at all ages examined. Children living less than 100 metres from a major road had nearly three times the odds of current asthma - children who either experience asthma symptoms or use asthma medications daily - by ages seven to 10, compared with children living more than 400 metres away from a major road," said study co-author Mary Rice from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, US. For the study, the researchers anal...

India electric vehicle development with japan

28 weeks ago
New Delhi: According to an Indian Power Ministry statement, both countries confirmed their commitment to promoting well-functioning energy markets as well as cooperation on environmental measures for coal-fired power plants at the ninth India Japan Energy Dialogue co-chaired by Power Minister R.K. Singh and Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko. Both countries agreed to initiate the discussion towards development of EVs by collaborating on the 'Policy dialogue on next generation/Zero emission vehicles'," it said.,Both India and Japan further confirmed their comm...

Anushka plans to build animal shelter

28 weeks ago
Mumbai: The actress, who married cricketer Virat Kohli last year, penned a note to announce the project on her special day.On my birthday, in my own little way, I'm starting something that will give our fellow living beings equal rights, equal care and equal love. I'm building an animal shelter just outside Mumbai - a home for those animals that are stranded, left to fend for themselves, have to brave harsh surroundings. A home where they will be cared for, loved, protected and nurtured," Anushka wrote in the note posted on Twitter. This has been my c...

Higher aerobic fitness can boost language skiils

28 weeks ago
London: Older adults frequently have word finding difficulties and they experience these as particularly irritating and embarrassing. It also hinders in maintaining social relationships and independence in old age. According to the study, published in journal Scientific Reports, older adults' aerobic fitness levels are directly related to the incidence of age-related language failures such as "tip-of-the-tongue" states. People in a tip-of-the-tongue state have a strong conviction that they know a word, but are unable to produce it, and this phen...

'Gobardhan' scheme launched

28 weeks ago
Chandigarh: Addressing a gathering after launching the 'Gobardhan (Galvanizing Organic Bio Agro Resources Dhan) Scheme' at a national-level event in Karnal in presence of Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti, he said that the objective of the scheme is to convert waste into gold by generating income for rural households from waste. Noting that there are about 450 gaushalas and Nandishalas in the state with strength of about 3.41 lakh cattle, he said: "This (scheme) would not only ensure cleanliness but also help to double the income of farmers.