NEW YORK - Exposure of babies to high levels of air pollution in the womb may increase the risk of elevated blood pressure in childhood, according to a new study. Fine particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5) is a form of air pollution produced by motor vehicles and the burning of oil, coal, and biomass, and has been shown to enter the circulatory system and negatively affect human health. The findings suggest that children exposed to higher levels of ambient fine-particulate pollution in the womb during...
MUMBAI - A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb questioned the "beauty" of Diana Hayden, the former Miss World has slammed the thought that 'light skin is better', and said she is proud of her exotic brown skin colour. Deb reportedly said in Agartala on Thursday that international beauty contests were a farce as the results were all predetermined. He also said he failed to understand the "process of judgement" of the crowning of the Miss World contest in 1997, in which Diana was crowned.
MUMBAI - Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor set the ramp on fire at "The Walk of Mijwan" on Thursday night flaunting the outfit designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra. The duo looked stunning as showstopper, wearing beautifully embroiders dress from the collection of Manish. Ranbir dressed in black floral embroider sherwani and Deepika wore a pearlescent lehenga designed with heritage embroidery that celebrated the craft of needle.
MUMBAI - British author, medical journalist and television host Michael Mosley says his biggest advice to people in India would be to get a "good nights sleep". "My biggest advice to people in India would be to get a good night's sleep. Millennials believe they can survive the day by 5-6 hours of sleep and keep themselves from falling asleep by having coffee or energy drinks but that won't help," Mosley said in a statement. "Amidst the work schedules and long commutes, sleep has to be prioritised.
NEW DELHI - Amazing are the experiments happening in contemporary publishing here. If non-fiction and celeb-centric books ruled the roost in March, there is enough reason for fiction lovers to rejoice as the upcoming month will see the release of some outstanding novels. From October 2017 onwards, just as the chill of the winter was settling in over northern India, several biographies and memoirs hit the stands one after the other. This continued all through the season of literature festivals,
LONDON - Just being nice is not enough, you need to be intelligent too to earn more and achieve success, a new study suggests. Researchers devised a series of games to find out which factors lead to cooperative behaviour when people interact in social and workplace situations. The findings showed that people with a higher IQ displayed significantly higher levels of cooperation, which in turn led to earning more money as part of the game.eidelberg.
If you want to lose weight, stand for at least six hours daily. Top doctors from Mayo Clinic in the USA and Spain's Gregorio Maranon University hospital have recommended the additional muscle activity on the basis of a metaanalysis of 46 studies that measured the difference between energy expenditure in sitting and standing. They found that standing burned 0.5 kilo calorie (kcal) per minute more than sitting. Assuming no increase in food intake, it equates to 2.5kg in a year and 10kg in four years.
MUMBAI - In a rare and complicated surgery, doctors at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospital have successfully extricated a brain tumour from a 31-year-old blind man from Uttar Pradesh. The tumour, weighing a whopping 1.873 kg, is the largest of its kind to be excised successfully anywhere in the world, said Professor and Head of Neurosurgery at BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Dr Trimurti D. Nadkarni. The patient, Santlal Pal, 31, hailing from Pali village in Bhadohi in Uttar Pradesh,
LONDON - A group of female protesters wearing 'Time's Up' T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here. The women were dressed in black as part of the 'BAFTA blackout', chanting "sisters, united, we'll never be defeated" outside London's Royal Albert Hall where the gala was held on Sunday night, reports dailymail.co.uk. They hijacked the Time's Up movement - which came to the fore in the wake of the...
MUMBAI - Indian film and television personality Ekta Kapoor says there are powerful producers who use their position to exploit aspirants in showbiz, but then there are also actors who use their sexuality to get work. Ekta made the comment amid the hullabaloo over sexual harassment allegations that emerged across showbiz globally after several names in Hollywood came out against producer Harvey Weinstein, followed by complaints against a slew of actors and filmmakers.