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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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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Ashes 2015: Anderson Ruled Out of Fourth Test Due to Injury

England’s paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston and the next weeks fourth test at Trent Bridge. Anderson suffered a side strain on Thursday after bowling three balls into his ninth over he left the field, An England and Wales Cricket Board statement issue on Friday confirmed about ...

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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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Casual dental checkup left him with just 90-minute memory forever

March 14, 2005 was a normal day for William who was scheduled to visit his dentist for a root canal surgery after hitting the gym in the morning and going to office. A member of the British Armed Forces at that time, he returned to Germany only the previous night after attending his grandfather’s funeral. However, something unusual happened while ...

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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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Maggi Moves Bombay High Court, What to Expect in Hearing Today

Maggi Noodles maker Nestle has moved the Mombay High Court seeking redressal against the ban imposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI), though simultaneously it is recalling all its varieties of Maggi noodles from the market. The FSSAI ban has spread to Nepal, UK and even the US to consider the feasibility of ban while Singapore ...

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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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Sex after 70 still high in 54 percent of men, says UK study

Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research. More than half (54%) of men and almost a third (31%) of women over the age of 70 reported they were still sexually active, with a third of these men and women ...

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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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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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