NEW YORK - The flavours used in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette), especially cinnamon and menthol, can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) when inhaled, says a study. The research team investigated the effect of the e-liquids on endothelial cells that line the interior of blood vessels. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that endothelial cells exposed to the e-liquids or...
NEW YORK - Anger is more harmful than sadness for older adults and may lead to health complications -- potentially increased inflammation which is associated with chronic illnesses like heart disease, arthritis and cancer, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Psychology and Aging, shows that anger can lead to the development of chronic illnesses whereas sadness did not.
NEW YORK - People who use their mobile phones for making calls or listening to music while shopping are more likely to make unplanned purchases and forget items they had planned to buy, says a study. The research team observed this effect even when phones were only used for part of the shopping trip. "Our finding that phone use that is unrelated to shopping negatively affects shopping behaviour was in stark contrast to beliefs...
NEW YORK - Whether you choose a dark roast coffee or hoppy beer in the summer, it may actually depend on how the drink makes you feel rather than how it tastes, reveals a genome-based study. The researchers searched for variations in our taste genes that could explain our beverage preferences because understanding those preferences could indicate ways to intervene in people's diets.
AGRA - As many as 180 finalists for the Mrs India Worldwide competition, from 15 countries, have arrived in the city of Taj for a grooming session. The contestants will be groomed in different aspects of the competition by celebrities for three days. The competition will be held in Greece in October. The participants, in the 23-50 age group, had been shortlisted from different cities of India and places like Singapore, Dubai and Germany,
NEW YORK - Researchers have found that a gene could help the brain heal itself after a stroke or any other head-related injuries. The study, published in Cell Reports, suggested that a dose of the TRIM9 gene could reduce brain swelling after stroke, prevent damage following a blow to the head (concussion) or encephalitis, which is the inflammation of the brain. In addition, in a lab model, the researchers from the University of...
MUMBAI - Celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani will be using recycled waste hair and aesthetic masks to create unique presentations as a symbol of breaking stereotypes at the India Makeup Show. The wardrobe will by Kallol Datta. Sapna has come on board to curate a special showcase titled #StrongIsTheWeakestLabel for the Mumbai edition. The debut edition of the India Makeup Show (IMS) is curated by Brothers Incorporated,
MUMBAI - Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his bushy eyebrows became an obstacle in his career initially. The actor's Instagram bio reads: "Eyebrows are bushy". He opened up about the reason behind it when he appeared on an episode of Colors Infinity's show "BFFs With Vogue" with actress Radhika Apte, read a statement. "All through my initial auditions I was told, 'Yaar tumhare eyebrows bohot distracting hain'. But my stylist now says,
NEW YORK - It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, stands in contrast to the previous research that found a correlation between smoking and dementia.
NEW DELHI - Actress Kalki Koechlin says she has witnessed several changes in the film indusrty after the #MeToo campaign against sexual harassment at workplace gained traction in India. "I think there's more awareness. I have received code of conduct drafts before doing a play. I have learnt about actors agreeing on touch before intimate scenes," Kalki told IANS over e-mail. According to the "Dev D" actress, "provision for safety" has increased.