Birth pill linked to lower risk of arthritis in women

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:50

London, Aug 19 (IANS) Besides birth control, contraceptive pills may also aid in decreasing the risk of women developing rheumatoid arthritis -- two to three times more common in women than in men -- as compared to those who do not use pill, new research shows.


High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 14:28

Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study.


Five ways to celebrate World Photo Day on Facebook

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:42

New Delhi, Aug 19, On World Photography Day, which is being celebrated worldwide on Saturday, Facebook has reminded its 2 billion monthly active users how to use the platform to be part of the global event.


Older adults more concerned about privacy on Facebook

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:18

New York, Aug 18 (IANS) When it comes to privacy on Facebook, older adults are more suspicious about who is viewing their posts and this may deter them from using the social networking platform, say researchers led by an Indian-origin professor.


E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:50

London, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have identified a "robust association" between e-cigarette use among teenagers and the increased probability of smoking a cigarette within a year.


Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:22

London, Aug 18 (IANS) Giving up smoking early may potentially prevent or delay developing frailty, even in old age, suggests new research.


'Australia's foreign minister keen on fashion diplomacy with India'

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:58

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu feels that when two nations are forging a relationship they usually talk about political, diplomatic or economical tie-ups but what matters most is the link between people.


Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:30

New York, Aug 18 (IANS) After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed.