Month: June 2018

Air pollution increases risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

Air pollution increases risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

Health
According to a new study, air pollution dramatically increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers claim. The research further found that around one in seven cases of the disease were directly caused by air pollution around the world in 2016 – about 3.2million cases in total.   Researchers say the link is ‘significant’ even for low levels of air pollution which are considered to be safe. This is the first of its kind study to estimate the number of diabetes cases caused by pollution globally. Although type 2 diabetes is mainly thought to be caused by obesity, several recent studies have linked it to air pollution. According to experts, tiny particles in the air reduce the body’s ability to respond to the hormone insulin. They are known as‘insulin resistance’
Want an easy way to manage blood sugar levels in diabetics? Leave it to AI

Want an easy way to manage blood sugar levels in diabetics? Leave it to AI

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TORONTO: Scientists have combined radar and artificial intelligence ( AI) technologies to detect changes in glucose levels, an advance that may help diabetics monitor their blood sugar without painful finger pricks several times a day. The research involves collaboration with Google and German hardware company Infineon, which jointly developed a small radar device and sought input from select teams around the world on potential applications. Also read: ET's comprehensive diabetes page "We want to sense blood inside the body without actually having to sample any fluid. Our hope is this can be realised as a smartwatch to monitor glucose continuously," said George Shaker, an engineering professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. The system at Waterloo uses the radar ...
Hookah posts on social media may promote its usage

Hookah posts on social media may promote its usage

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New York, Jun 30 (IANS): Posts with hashtags, such as #hookah or #shisha, on social media platforms may portray its use in an overwhelmingly positive manner despite its serious health risks, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Health Education and Behavior, suggested that the portrayal and promotion of hookah smoking on social media can normalise its use and pose public health challenges. A team of researchers from Florida International University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Miami, the Syrian Centre for Tobacco Studies, and the University of Pittsburgh selected 279 posts from 11,517 posts tagged hookah or shisha within a four-day period. They found that 99.6 per cent indicated positive sentiments towards hookah use and only one post (0.4 per ce
People in open relationships not more sexually satisfied than monogamous couples

People in open relationships not more sexually satisfied than monogamous couples

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A news study now suggests that people in open relationships are no more sexually and emotionally satisfied than monogamous couples, new research suggests. As long as couples have sex to be close to each other or to fulfill their desires, there is no difference in how content people are with their partners, the study found.   On the other hand, those who get intimate for less personal reasons are less likely to be happy in their relationships regardless of whether it is open or monogamous. Speaking about it, lead author Jessica Wood, from the University of Guelph, said, 'We found people in consensual, non-monogamous relationships experience the same levels of relationship satisfaction, psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction as those in monogamous relationships
New Way to Test for Breast Cancer in the Works

New Way to Test for Breast Cancer in the Works

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sanford researcher has developed a blood test that may make it easier to detect breast cancer. She says it could be a game changer for the over 300 thousand people diagnosed each year. ” I thought well why don’t we use the immune system as a biosensor and let the body tell us what’s going on instead of us looking for the tumor itself,” said Kristi Egland. By simply drawing blood, doctors may be able to see if their patients have breast cancer or if it has returned. “I thought we have to do better. There is no sensitive way that we can monitor a patient after she’s been treated for breast cancer to detect cancer in her body and recurrence is actually diagnosed by physical symptoms.>[Duration:0
Rain catches Gurugram off guard on dengue plan

Rain catches Gurugram off guard on dengue plan

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GURUGRAM: A meeting to discuss vector-borne diseases in view of the monsoon was postponed again even as another suspected case of dengue was reported on Friday, bringing the total number of such cases in Gurugram to 13, a senior official of the health department said. The meeting was scheduled to take place last month, but was postponed at the last minute because of a change in the plans of the deputy commissioner. Health department officials said a strategy was to be prepared in the meeting on how to tackle mosquito breeding and chart out a plan, given that the rains have already started. The meeting is generally held well in advance of the monsoon season to take stock of the city’s preparedness for dealing with vector-borne diseases and suggest further measures. However, despi
‘No cause for worry on dengue’

‘No cause for worry on dengue’

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Collector Pravin Kumar has assured tribals that there is no cause for alarm as government doctors were continuously on the alert in all the 11 Agency mandals in the district view of the outbreak of dengue. The Collector made an extensive tour of the Paderu and Araku mandals in the Agency on Friday as 17 cases of dengue were reported in the last few days. He interacted with patients, doctors, nurses and staff at various hospitals in the two mandals. He inquired about the condition of patients from doctors and asked them to send patients, if required, to King George Hospital. He directed the Superintendents of Area Hospitals to keep adequate stocks of drugs and ambulances ready. Mr. Pravin Kumar visited the Gudivada Colony in Paderu mandal and B-Colony in Araku mandal and spoke the family...
NIN launches personal nutrition advisor app

NIN launches personal nutrition advisor app

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Health- and fitness-conscious can now rely on a personal nutrition advisor — Nutrify India Now — to keep track of what they eat and its nutritional value. The app launched by the Hyderabad-based Indian Council of Medical Research - National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN) can be downloaded from Android and iOS platforms. It acts as a nutri-guide that would help users keep track of energy balance, while providing comprehensive nutritional information on Indian foods, and common Indian recipes, including calories, proteins, vitamins and minerals. It is authentic since it uses specifically Indian guidelines prescribed by the ICMR, well-researched India-specific databases, Indian foods and recipes and their nutrition information. Other apps draw from databases and guidelines from foreign
Sonam Kapoor on Anand Ahuja: I keep telling him that he fell in love with me despite my bad sneaker game

Sonam Kapoor on Anand Ahuja: I keep telling him that he fell in love with me despite my bad sneaker game

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By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 30, 2018 10:05:47 am Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding was a dreamy affair. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding in May became the talking point across social media. With who’s of who of the industry present at their wedding reception, videos and photos from the gala celebrations flooded social media and entire world became a part of the starry event on Instagram. Now, almost after two months, Sonam has shared endearing clicks from her wedding album on her Instagram account. In one of the photos, we see her perform
Watch: Taimur Ali Khan plays with Kareena and Ranvijay’s daughter Kaiynaat in London

Watch: Taimur Ali Khan plays with Kareena and Ranvijay’s daughter Kaiynaat in London

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It's been quite some time that Kapoor sisters and Saif Ali Khan along with Taimur and some close friends are spending a quality time in London. Of late, the family celebrated Karisma's birthday in London for which Bebo's 'Veere Di Wedding' co-star and close friend Sonam Kapoor joined in. While the entire family is having a gala time in the city, we came across a cute video of Saif and Kareena's little munchkin, Taimur, where he is playing with Ranvijay Singh's daughter Kaiynaat in a park. In the video we can see, Taimur playing with a gun that blows soap bubbles and also the star kid is seen sharing a see-saw ride with Kaiynaat (Ranvijay Singh's daughter), while the mommas rest aside watching their munchkins play, the little ones are having a great time. Watch th...