Air pollution increases risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

Air pollution increases risk of type 2 diabetes, says study

According to a new study, air pollution dramatically increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers claim. The research further found that around one in seven cases of the disease were directly caused by air pollution around the world in 2016 – about 3.2million cases in total.   Researchers say the link is ‘significant’ even for low levels of air pollution which are considered to be safe. This is the first of its kind study…

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Want an easy way to manage blood sugar levels in diabetics? Leave it to AI

Want an easy way to manage blood sugar levels in diabetics? Leave it to AI

TORONTO: Scientists have combined radar and artificial intelligence ( AI) technologies to detect changes in glucose levels, an advance that may help diabetics monitor their blood sugar without painful finger pricks several times a day. The research involves collaboration with Google and German hardware company Infineon, which jointly developed a small radar device and sought input from select teams around the world on potential applications. Also read: ET’s comprehensive diabetes page “We want to sense…

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Hookah posts on social media may promote its usage

Hookah posts on social media may promote its usage

New York, Jun 30 (IANS): Posts with hashtags, such as #hookah or #shisha, on social media platforms may portray its use in an overwhelmingly positive manner despite its serious health risks, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Health Education and Behavior, suggested that the portrayal and promotion of hookah smoking on social media can normalise its use and pose public health challenges. A team of researchers from Florida International University, the University…

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People in open relationships not more sexually satisfied than monogamous couples

People in open relationships not more sexually satisfied than monogamous couples

A news study now suggests that people in open relationships are no more sexually and emotionally satisfied than monogamous couples, new research suggests. As long as couples have sex to be close to each other or to fulfill their desires, there is no difference in how content people are with their partners, the study found.   On the other hand, those who get intimate for less personal reasons are less likely to be happy in…

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New Way to Test for Breast Cancer in the Works

New Way to Test for Breast Cancer in the Works

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sanford researcher has developed a blood test that may make it easier to detect breast cancer. She says it could be a game changer for the over 300 thousand people diagnosed each year. ” I thought well why don’t we use the immune system as a biosensor and let the body tell us what’s going on instead of us looking for the tumor itself,” said Kristi Egland. By simply drawing blood,…

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Thriving after depression: Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

Thriving after depression: Why are scientists ignoring good outcomes?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jonathan Rottenberg, University of South Florida and Todd Kashdan, George Mason University (THE CONVERSATION) In the wake of suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we as a nation are newly sobered by depression’s threat to the public health. Depression is a common mood condition considered by the World Health Organization to be the leading cause of disability worldwide,…

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Rain catches Gurugram off guard on dengue plan

Rain catches Gurugram off guard on dengue plan

GURUGRAM: A meeting to discuss vector-borne diseases in view of the monsoon was postponed again even as another suspected case of dengue was reported on Friday, bringing the total number of such cases in Gurugram to 13, a senior official of the health department said. The meeting was scheduled to take place last month, but was postponed at the last minute because of a change in the plans of the deputy commissioner. Health department officials…

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‘No cause for worry on dengue’

‘No cause for worry on dengue’

Collector Pravin Kumar has assured tribals that there is no cause for alarm as government doctors were continuously on the alert in all the 11 Agency mandals in the district view of the outbreak of dengue. The Collector made an extensive tour of the Paderu and Araku mandals in the Agency on Friday as 17 cases of dengue were reported in the last few days. He interacted with patients, doctors, nurses and staff at various…

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Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan sparkle as they win at awards do. See pics

Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan sparkle as they win at awards do. See pics

Bollywood’s favourite filmmaker, Karan Johar, and his original students, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, were together as they won awards at the NBT Utsav 2018 held on Friday. While Alia picked up the Best Actress Award for her stellar performance in Meghna Gulzar directorial Raazi, Karan was adjudged Most Talented Cinema Personality. Varun, meanwhile, went home with Best Actor Award for his work in Shoojit Sircar’s October, reports Times of India. Alia appeared in a…

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Sonam Kapoor on Anand Ahuja: I keep telling him that he fell in love with me despite my bad sneaker game

Sonam Kapoor on Anand Ahuja: I keep telling him that he fell in love with me despite my bad sneaker game

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 30, 2018 10:05:47 am Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding was a dreamy affair. Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding in May became the talking point across social media. With who’s of who of the industry present at their wedding reception, videos and photos from the gala celebrations flooded social media and entire world became a part of the starry event on Instagram. Now, almost…

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