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,
MUMBAI - Global make-up legend Bobbi Brown will embark on her maiden India tour for the debut edition of the India Make Up Show in April. She is looking forward to sample the culture and food, and hopes to work with actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas. "India is so rich, and beautiful. I have wanted to come to India for a long time. The people, the history, the culture, and of course the food is something I'm looking forward to experiment with.
TOKYO - You should never ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while travelling, as researchers say cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading causes of death among people on the move. The study, presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 in Malaga, Spain, indicates that the long-term outcomes after a heart attack while travelling can be good if one gets prompt treatment.
NEW YORK - Daily consumption by women of 600 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish -- can prevent high blood pressure in their children, caused by obesity, suggests a study. "Prenatal DHA exposure appears to programme the developing foetus to be protected against the blood pressure elevating effects of obesity in childhood," said Susan Carlson,
NEW YORK - Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new drug that can delay ageing demonstrated by declining muscle mass, strength and function. As human bodies age, they increasingly lose the ability to repair and rebuild degenerating skeletal muscles. This can dramatically limit the ability of older adults to live fully active and independent lives. In the study, researchers from the University of Texas Medical...
NEW YORK - Are diet drinks your choice? Beware, your heart could be at risk. A new study suggests that drinking diet drinks was associated with an increased risk of having a stroke among post-menopausal women, researchers say. The stroke is was caused by a blocked artery, especially small arteries. The study, published in the journal Stroke, showed that compared with women who consumed diet drinks less than once a week or not at all,
NEW YORK - Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with Type-2 diabetes, says a new study. About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single and small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach. The study showed that the capsule could deliver enough insulin to...
NEW YORK - Do you feel the urge to binge on golden hot chips, cheesy pizza, crispy chicken, heartwarming hamburgers, all when on a diet? Researchers have identified new brain circuits that may act as a brake on binge eating and junk food craving. In the study, led by a team from the University of Texas at Galveston on rats who had spent a month eating a low-fat diet, the team successfully inhibited the fatty food seeking behaviours. "Craving for foods high in fat -- this includes many junk foods --
NEW YORK - Besides helping lose weight and improve their overall health, consuming a ketogenic diet -- which is high fat, low protein and low carbohydrates -- can help reduce seizures caused by epilepsy, finds a recent study on rats. The study showed that increasing blood ketones by using ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary restriction. The low-carb diet transitions the body from burning sugar to burning fat and ketones for energy. Supplementing a normal, carbohydrate-rich diet with