Trump camp escalates attack on media

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:34

Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media, escalating his attacks on journalists as "the enemy of the people" while his press secretary barred several news outlets from his briefing.


Antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis may cause deafness

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 13:46

New York, Feb 25 (IANS) A powerful class of antibiotics used to bring relief to people with cystic fibrosis (CF) could also increase the risk of permanent hearing loss, besides kidney damage, a study has found.


Eating prebiotics may improve sleep, cut impact of stress

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:56

New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Intake of prebiotics -- dietary fibers found naturally in foods like chicory, artichokes, raw garlic, leeks and onions -- may help improve sleep and act as a buffer against the physiological impacts of stress, a study shows.


Trump aide asks FBI to 'knock down' Russia stories

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 03:44

Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to push back against news stories about contacts between US President Donals Trump aides and Russians during the presidential campaign, media reports said on Friday.


Trump blocks select media outlets from press briefing

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 01:04

Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump blocked a number of news outlets from covering White House press secretary Sean Spicers question-and-answer session, media reports said.


Human brain may help generate fructose

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 19:12

New York, Feb 24 (IANS) Fructose -- simple sugar found in fruits, vegetables, table sugar, and many processed foods -- is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study.


Pan-India diabetic policy imperative: Experts

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:34

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) An effective pan-India diabetic policy is imperative to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country, experts at the 7th World Congress of Diabetes said here on Friday.


Silenced by depression? Instagram could come to your rescue

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:54

New York, Feb 24 (IANS) While the fear of being stigmatised prevents many of us from making sensitive self-disclosures, one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using the photo-sharing app Instagram, a study says.


A fasting diet may help to reverse diabetes

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:24

New York, Feb 24 (IANS) A type of fasting diet may reprogramme pancreas cells, promote the growth of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells and reduce symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, a study has showed.


Back pain ups risk of early death by 13%

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:14

Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Suffering from lower back pain? Be careful, back pain -- approximately affecting 700 million people worldwide -- is the leading cause of disability globally and may increase your risk of dying early by 13 per cent, researchers warn.


FBI rejects request to knock down Trump-Russia stories

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:24

Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The FBI rejected a White House request to knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump's associates and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign, law enforcement officials told CNN.


Your body size may determine how much you sweat

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:18

Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Sweating depends on body size, weight and not on gender, meaning that larger individuals sweat more than smaller ones during exercises in warm and tolerable conditions, a study has found, negating the conventional belief that gender influences sweat.


Focus on building stamina than just weight-loss: Experts

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:48

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Rather than focussing only on weight-loss and a well-toned body, one should have a holistic approach to fitness and build stamina across all areas -- running marathons, lifting weights, cycling, and performing basic daily chores, experts say.