Tag Archives: UK

World Diabetes Day: Most Europeans Not Sure How to Tackle Diabetes, Says study

Despite greater access to health information, new research found that many Europeans were confused about diet and lifestyle changes related to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, revealed 2015 research, conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC). In a survey of over 2,800 European adults across the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands and Finland to ...

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PM Modi Brushes Aside Secrecy, Orders to Declassify Netaji Files on Jan 23, 2016

The much-awaited meeting between Netaji family members and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the path to make public all classified files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23, 2016 and more than 130 files are with the central government, which are supposed to reveal the state watch on Netaji before he smuggled himself out of India in 1939. ...

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Survey Reveals 68% Yet to Use Mobile-Based Financial Services

Amdocs has released the results from a new global survey around mobile financial services (MFS) which revealed that more than 68 percent of the respondents have yet to use mobile financial services, and that new innovative solutions for savings, loans, and insurance will drive the next phase of mobile financial services growth across emerging and mature markets. Conducted by analyst ...

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90 minute memory: How William reminds us of movie characters?

Amnesia is a syndrome caused due to brain dysfunction from damage, mental trauma or disease. Existing in two different forms – retrograde and anterograde, amnesia means “memory loss” in basic sense of the word. Retrograde amnesia means the incapability to remember events before a particular incident while anterograde means the incapability to remember events after a particular incident. Over the ...

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Half of Smokers Live with COPD Not Knowing About it: Study

More than half of the long-time smokers and former smokers who could pass the lung function test easily with breathing out forcibly may be suffering from COPD that was not detectable easily or in its early stages, warn researchers. The early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis cannot be detected with mere symptoms ...

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LalitGate: After Sushma, Lalit Modi Drags Vasundhara Raje Now, Who’s Next?

The entire episode of Lalit Modi, who is on a light blue corner notice by the Indian Enforcement Directorate for economic offences committed in the country, has taken a strange angle with Vasundhara Raje angle creeping now. As the government is busy trying to shield Sushma Swaraj, foregin affairs minister who intervened and bailed out Lalit Modi, who is in ...

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ISRO Testing Own Space Observatory ‘Astrosat’ for Launch in October

India will launch its own first dedicated space observatory similar to NASA’s Hubble to study deep space data about stars, galaxies and black holes, said ISRO, which has launched Mars Orbiter successfully last year. With the assembly of the 1650-kg space mission over, intense testing will be done to ensure the mission’s five-year orbit around Earth at 650-km speed equatorially, ...

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Today is World Autism Day, Blue Everywhere?

April 2 is observed as the World Austism Awareness Day and many monuments around the world have turned blue marking the occasion. It is officially World Autism Awareness Day! Join the #LIUB movement at http://t.co/y9jTXiI36o pic.twitter.com/rUbsnQlFPI— Autism Speaks (@autismspeaks) April 2, 2015 In New York, landmark buildings like the Empire State Building will show blue on top while the Prince’s ...

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UK Independence Party names Sikh shopkeeper as candidate in elections

A Sikh man has been unveiled as the UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) candidate for Hull North in the British county of Yorkshire in the upcoming general election, media reported Monday. Sergi Singh, a shopkeeper and the party’s Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch vice-president, stood unsuccessfully as a councillor for the Holderness ward in 2014. As the owner of Jackpot Wines ...

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Sticky protein may lead to novel treatment for Parkinson’s

Researchers have found a way to potentially slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease, if not cure it, with a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes the incurable disease. In Parkinson’s disease, a protein called I-synuclein loses shape and stacks together to form long toxic fibrils to kill the brain cells. The new peptide designed by the researchers binds ...

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GSK/NIH Ebola Vaccine Trials at Oxford Yield Positive Results, What Next?

GSK/NIH Ebola vaccine clinical trials by Oxford University showed that the vaccine has an acceptable safety profile at the doses tested, and is able to generate an immune response. “The vaccine was well tolerated. Its safety profile is pretty much as we had hoped,” said Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, who led the trial. This ...

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Missing AirAsia ‘Likely to be at Bottom of Sea’; More Countries to Join Search

The AirAsia QZ8501 Flight from Indonesia to Singapore, which has disappeared with 162 passengers onboard on Sunday, has crashed and is expected to be at the bottom of the sea, said Bambang Soelistyo, Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency chief. According to the report from IANS, Soelistyo said on Monday, “We assume the missing jet to be at the bottom of ...

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How Lung Cancer Spreads Caught Under Microscope Vividly by UK Researchers

Cancer researchers of UK have made a breakthrough recently when they discovered from microscopic images that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells, which means they can break loose and spread lung cancer. A research study published in Cell Reports said these cells break loose and spread around the body, lung cancer cells first chop ...

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Mehdi Masroor Biswas, Bangalore-based IS Twitter ‘Operator’ Arrested in Mumbai

The Twitter account operator for the world terrorist outfit Islamic State or ISIS was arrested by police on Saturday evening after UK-based Channel 4 traced him to IS tweets working as conduit to recruit British and the sub-continent youth. Named Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bangalore-based man works for food-chain company and originally hails from West Bengal. His account @shamiwitnes was ...

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