US regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008

2 months ago
By Katanga Johnson. WASHINGTON () The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 20072009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the  ... ...

Yes Bank pitches for extension of Rana Kapoor's term

3 months ago
As the shares of Yes Bank continue to decline, the Board of Directors have sought an extension of incumbent founder and CEO Rana Kapoor's term in office. The Board, following its meeting on Tuesday, announced the constitution of a "Search and Selection  ... ...

USChina trade talks end with no breakthrough as tariffs kick in

4 months ago
By David Lawder and Michael Martina. WASHINGTON/BEIJING () U.S. and Chinese officials ended two days of talks on Thursday with no major breakthrough as their trade war escalated with activation of another round of duelling tariffs on $16 ... ...

Ecigarette users at higher risk of heart attack

4 months ago
A new study has found that smoking an ecigarette on a regular basis could double the risk of a heart attack. According to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UC San Francisco, the dual use of ecigarettes and  ... ...

RS Prasad suggests WhatsApp CEO measures to contain fake news

4 months ago
Union Information Technology and Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday held a "productive meeting" with WhatsApp CEO, Chris Daniels and suggested few measures to check circulation of fake news through the messaging app. Addressing the  ... ...

Air pollution may lead to changes in heart structure

4 months ago
Researchers have found that people exposed to even low levels of air pollution can have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. For every one extra microgram per cubic metre of PM2.5 small ... ...

Diabetics at higher risk of lung disease: Study

5 months ago
Read more about Diabetics at higher risk of lung disease: Study on Business Standard. People with type2 diabetes may be at a significantly higher risk of suffering from breathlessness and restrictive lung disease (RLD), a study has found.RLD is a category of respiratory diseases that restrict lung expansion, resulting in a ... ...

Depression, anxiety may worsen health of heart patients

5 months ago
Read more about Depression, anxiety may worsen health of heart patients on Business Standard. Symptoms depression and anxiety are present in about onethird of heart failure patients, putting them at increased risk of progressive heart disease and other adverse outcomes, a study has found.Yet depression and anxiety remain underrecognised ... ...

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation for Why Hair Goes Gray

7 months ago
Scientists think they’ve stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns gray and others become afflicted with patches of unpigmented skin, a rare, stigmatized condition called vitiligo. Their research, published Thursday in PLOS Biology, suggests a gene that regulates the natural pigment melanin also keeps our immune system from turning on itself. ... ...

Study renders insights into genetic abnormalities leading to multiple myeloma

9 months ago
Read more about Study renders insights into genetic abnormalities leading to multiple myeloma on Business Standard. In India, incidence of multiple myeloma affects 1.8 per cent in a population of 100,000. Approximately, 50,000 new cases of multiple myeloma are diagnosed each year.A recent study conducted by CORE Diagnostics reveal that genetic abnormalities are ... ...

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