NEW YORK - People with advanced computer skills are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services and robot doctors, says a study by an Indian-origin researcher. "There is increasing use of automated systems in the medical field, where intake is now often conducted through a kiosk instead of by a receptionist," said S Shyam Sundar, Professor at Pennsylvania State University in the US.
LONDON - One out of four people who meditate regularly suffer an "unpleasant" psychological experience, reveals a new study. One out of four (25.6 per cent) regular meditators "indicated that they had encountered particularly unpleasant meditation-related experiences," according to the study's findings published in the scientific journal 'Plos One'. The study also found that people who engaged in deconstructive types of meditation,
NEW YORK - While a high fitness level is already known to have a positive impact on conditions like heart disease, a new study suggests that adults who are more fit have the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer compared with those who have low fitness levels. For the study, the research team examined 49,143 adults who underwent exercise stress testing from 1991-2009 and followed them for a median of 7.7 years.
LONDON - Living with a smoker after age 20 is associated with a 15 per cent greater risk of developing high blood pressure, warn researchers, adding that avoiding smoky environments can reduce the risk of hypertension. Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Exposure to passive smoking for 10 years or more was related to a 17 per cent increased risk of hypertension and men and women were equally affected, said the researchers at...
MUMBAI - Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has wished her mother Madhu Chopra for her new venture Studio Aesthetique, an enhancement clinic. Priyanka on Monday shared a string of photographs on Instagram from the clinic. The "Isn't It Romantic" actress wrote: "One of the greatest individual challenges we face in our lives is the ability to constantly evolve as people and professionals. It means pushing yourself to challenge the status quo.
MUMBAI - Suhana Khan, the daughter of superstar Shah Rukh Khan, had her highlighter and tinted lip colour on-point during a recent outing with her friend. A photograph of Suhana has been doing the rounds on Internet in which she is seen posing with one of her friends in a selfie. The 18-year-old looks simple but stylish in a tube dress. Suhana is currently pursuing her studies in London. She has become one of the most followed...
LONDON - Medicines prescribed to reduce the symptoms of prostate diseases increase the likelihood of developing Type-2 diabetes. A study found that the drugs increased the risk of developing the disorder by about 30 per cent. In addition, a similar effect was seen when repeated with health records from a group of Taiwanese men. Men with enlarged prostates are commonly prescribed the drugs called 5-alpha-reductase...
AMSTERDAM - Global fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger in collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company has launched the Tommy Jeans Coca-Cola capsule collection. It is a special re-edition of the styles by designer Tommy Hilfiger designed in 1986 to create the first Coca-Cola Clothes collection. The range will be available at select stores worldwide from Friday, read a statement. "The capsule collection celebrates an iconic milestone in...
NEW DELHI - Indians seek ride-hailing services mostly for mid-distance travel - 10-20-km - according to a new survey by Counterpoint Research which showed that two out of three ride-sharing users avail the service at least once a week. Over 66 per cent users of shared mobility services consider ride-hailing more economical than owning a car, showed the findings of the survey involving over 800 consumers across tier-1, tier-2,
NEW YORK - Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spreading of breast cancer to bones, researchers have shown in an animal study. When breast cancer spreads it often affects bones, cause severe pain and make them fragile. "To date no one has reported that exposure to dim light at night induces circadian disruption, which increases spread of bone metastatic breast cancer," said Muralidharan Anbalagan,