You can include pork in recipe to lower BP

Washington, June 13 (IANS) If you are following a diet to lower blood pressure, you may expand your protein options to include lean, unprocessed pork, new research suggests. [google_ad_728_90_text] The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is recommended to reduce blood pressure and is focused on the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, […]

Scientists develop drug that triggers tissue regeneration

New York, June 13 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new drug that results in faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues. [google_ad_728_90_text] In a study published in the journal Science, they detailed how a new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models — even going so far as to […]

How smartphones can revolutionise healthcare

New York, June 13 (IANS) Mobile devices could rapidly reshape the practice of medicine by enabling smooth cross-platform communications, Harvard researchers say. [google_ad_728_90_text] The next-generation software tools could also reduce healthcare costs. The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant […]

Chandigarh India’s ‘happiest city’, Delhi ‘happiest metro’

New Delhi, (IANS) Chandigarh is India’s ‘Happiest City’ while Delhi is the country’s ‘Happiest Metro’, a study commissioned by multinational electronics company LG has found. [google_ad_728_90_text] Happiness is the most important aspect of life for people across the country, compared to respect, trust, success or recognition, LG Life’s Good Happiness Study revealed.   Chandigarh, Lucknow, […]

Daily aspirin could block growth of breast cancer

New York, (IANS) A study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found a daily dose of aspirin is effective at blocking breast tumour growth in laboratory tests. [google_ad_728_90_text] Aspirin is used worldwide as a ‘blood thinner’ and to relieve inflammation, pain and fever.   The trick is to ensure conditions around cancer stem cells are […]

Stealthily, smoke kills 1 in 8 Indians

By Charu Bahri   New Delhi, (IANS/IndiaSpend) Breathing doesn’t come easy to Asgar Ali Siddique, 45, a Mumbai resident, especially if he walks fast or climbs stairs — all because at the age of 15, he and his friends started to experiment with smoking. [google_ad_728_90_text] One cigarette led to another and soon, Siddique evolved into […]

‘Jurassic World’ – colossal but not emotional enough

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Jurassic World”; Language: English; Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, B.D. Wong, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy; Director: Colin Trevorrow; Rating: *** [google_ad_728_90_text] Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” hit the marquee in 1993. That was a classic. Ever since, cinema and the universe have come a […]

Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Minister

Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Minister

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Yoga is for the well-being of all and has nothing to do with any particular religion, Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said on Thursday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Interacting with a delegation of Muslim leaders who called on him, Naik said there was no compulsion on anyone to practice yoga, but as it […]

Daily antacid use ups heart attack risk: Study

Daily antacid use ups heart attack risk: Study

Washington, (IANS) Popping over-the-counter antacids daily to control acidity or heartburn can increase heart attack risk by 16-21 percent, a huge data-mining study led by an Indian-origin researcher has revealed. [google_ad_728_90_text] The researchers analysed 16 million clinical documents of 2.9 million patients in two separate databases.   “People who take medication to suppress stomach acid […]

Taste of northeast India now just a click away

New Delhi, (IANS) Fashion, food and artifacts from Northeast India aren’t that far anymore. In a bid to bring the region closer to you, an online platform called has been launched where you can buy products from all the eight states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. [google_ad_728_90_text] The […]

World’s first water-based computer developed

Washington, (IANS) In a ground-breaking feat, world’s first synchronous computer that operates on water droplets has been developed by an Indian-American researcher from Stanford University. [google_ad_728_90_text] Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bioengineering, and his students have built a unique computer that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets.   [google_ad_336_280_image] The work combines […]