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India has much to offer in wellness space: Arianna Huffington (IANS Interview) (11:42)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Greek-American journalist-entrepreneur Arianna Huffington raised many an eyebrow worldwide when she stepped down as editor-in-chief of the US web portal that bears her name to focus on a wellness start-up she says draws much from Indian traditions and practices.

Resistance training boosts exercise motivation (11:12)
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Lack of motivation is a big factor for many people not following an exercise regime that they initially planned. But a few months of resistance training can change that by instilling in people an intrinsic interest in pursuing physical activity, suggests new research.

Organs of brain dead teenager from Bengal save three lives (22:42)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Organs of a 15-year-old girl from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, who was declared brain dead at a city hospital, were donated to three critically ill patients on Saturday, the hospital authority said.

Printable tags can convert plain objects into 'smart' devices (19:52)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed printable metal tags that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into 'smart' Internet of Things (IoT) devices by reflecting WiFi signals.

Two Nigerians held with drugs valued at Rs 5 cr in Gurugram (19:02)
Gurugram, Aug 18 (IANS) Two Nigerians were arrested in Gurugram and 1.3 kg heroin valued at Rs 5 crore in the international market was seized from them, police said on Saturday.

Higher BMI may increase your BP as well (18:18)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) If you have a higher body mass index (BMI) then there are chances that you may have increased blood pressure (BP) too, a new study has found.

Kerala floods: Vijayan cancels US trip for treatment (17:34) IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) In view of the grave situation in Kerala due to floods, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has call off his proposed trip to the US for medical treatment, an official said on Saturday.

Brain tumours may occur in children with common genetic syndrome (15:06)
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Parents, please take note. The frequency of brain tumours has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome -- neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a new study has found.

Microsoft developing next version of BP-monitoring smart glasses (12:34) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 18 (IANS) Microsoft is developing the next version of its smart glasses, called Glabella, that can work as a cuff-less, wearable and unobtrusive blood pressure measuring device, according to a new report.

The evolution of fitness over the years (Comment) (11:06)
By Amaresh Ojha
We have grown up listening to the adage "Survival of the Fittest" -- in the context of competitive sports, academics and even business. However, not too long ago, being fit literally increased our chances of survival.

Smartphone screens harbour more germs than a toilet seat: Study (10:20)
London, Aug 18 (IANS) If you think toilet seats are the dirtiest ones swarming with germs, look at your smartphone. A research has revealed that smartphone screens have three times more germs than a toilet seat.

Maternal stress can increase mood disorder risk in daughters: Study (21:26)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Daughters born to women with high levels of cortisol -- a stress hormone -- during pregnancy could be at an increased risk of developing anxious and depressive-like behaviours by the age of two, a new study has reported.

YouTube videos on plastic surgery can be misleading: Study (21:24) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Do you turn to YouTube for advice on cosmetic surgery procedures? Beware, most of these are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals, researchers have warned.

Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth (Lead) (20:36)
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) A pregnant woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac. The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue - literally.

Can autoimmunity cause lung disease? (18:46)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Autoimmunity plays a key role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study has shown.

Set up committee on solid-waste management, SC tells Delhi L-G (17:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Terming the solid waste problem in Delhi "serious", the Supreme Court on Friday asked Lt Governor Anil Baijal to consider the setting up of a committee also comprising experts on solid-waste management.

Your eyes can predict risk of Parkinson's disease (17:22)
Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) The thinning of retina -- the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye -- could be linked to Parkinson's disease, a finding that can boost diagnoses to detect the disease in its earliest stages, researchers have found.

Novel Microsoft-Apollo AI model to predict heart disease risk for Indians (17:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) In a novel effort to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the Indian population, Microsoft India and Apollo Hospitals on Friday launched the first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered heart disease risk score API (application programme interface).

Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk (14:56)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) If you are looking forward to boost your longevity, start consuming carbohydrates in moderation. A new study has found that it is associated with lower risk of mortality.

Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day (14:46)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey.

Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters (14:00)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Women whose mothers lived up to the age of 90 are 25 per cent more likely to have increased lifespan, without suffering from any serious illnesses like cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, a new study has found.

How mushrooms can aid in diabetes treatment (13:26)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Eating white button mushrooms daily can act as a prebiotic by improving microbial community in the gut, which could then improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, a finding that could one day pave way for new diabetes treatments, say researchers.

New low protein wheat breeds offer hope for gluten allergies (12:36)
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Researchers have for the first time bred low allergy wheat varieties, in an attempt towards reducing the proteins in wheat that are responsible for diseases such as coeliac and baker's asthma or wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA).

At AIIMS, waiting to hear about Vajpayee... (22:34)
By Somrita Ghosh IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Hope and despair mingled as a large crowd of journalists, BJP supporters and commoners waited throughout a hot and humid Thursday to hear about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health till a brief hospital statement ended it all.

Maths can help reveal how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases (20:06)
Toronto, Aug 16 (IANS) Researchers have found that mathematics could help public health workers understand how human behaviour influences the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

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