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'Shortcomings in study claiming toxic metals in e-cigarette vapours' (21:20)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Raising strong objection against the latest study claiming that common e-cigarette "vapours" contain lead and other toxic metals and may raise major health issues, an expert on Friday argued that the sample size used in the research was not appropriate.

Sipping red wine may ward off your gum disease (19:22)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Suffering from gum disease? Sipping a glass of red wine may help combat the harmful bacteria and other pathogens that cause cavities in the mouth, claimed a new study.

Chronic kidney disease linked to lower IQ in kids (17:32)
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Children with chronic kidney disease are more likely to face problems related to attention, visual and verbal memory, besides their declining physical health, finds a study.

Priyanka Chopra terminates contract with Nirav Modi (15:46)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has decided to cut ties with billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi's brand following the news about the alleged banking fraud carried out by him.

C-section, gut bacteria may up obesity risk in kids (15:20)
Toronto, Feb 23 (IANS) Babies born to obese women via Caesarean-section (C-section) may be at five times greater risk of turning out overweight by the age of three, a study has found.

Making of a writer: How Ashwin Sanghi's wife awakened the writer in him (15:14)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) When summer was at its peak and all his friends had left for vacations, a young member of a Marwari business family was packed off to spend time at its many mills and workshops. There he was taught the "hunar", or skills, of business, so that he could one day occupy his father's gaddi (seat).

Genetics may play big role in kid's snacking patterns (14:18)
Toronto, Feb 23 (IANS) Parents, take note! The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study has claimed.

India 3rd largest visitors' source market: Singapore (14:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Friday said India has emerged as the third largest visitor arrivals (VA) source market for the island nation, notching the highest growth rate of 16 per cent.

Unconventional jewellery ideas for outings (12:36)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Get quirky with the choice of jewellery pieces and invest in good quality back necklaces, animal prints in crystals, sea shells and bicep pieces, suggest experts.

Infants can learn abstract rules visually: Study (12:30)
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) Do not underestimate infants as they are capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, a first of its kind study has claimed.

Working in south Indian films will help me grow: Sunny Leone (IANS Interview) (12:30)
By Durga ChakravartyIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former adult film actress Sunny Leone made a swift move into the Hindi film industry in 2012. And now the Indo-Canadian actress is all set to make her debut in a Tamil film. She says south Indian films would help her grow as a person and an actress.

Mascara, lipstick Crawford's beauty must-haves (03:16)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Supermodel Cindy Crawford says she does not leave the house without her mascara, lip colour and foundation brush.

Furniture colour trends of 2018 (01:56)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Want to give your home a new and fresh look? Opt for salmon pink and dark hues for your furniture to give your abode a twist, say experts.

Sachin-Jigar, Harshdeep create anthem for cancer patients (18:40)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Composer duo Sachin-Jigar along with singer Harshdeep Kaur have collaborated to curate a special anthem for children suffering from cancer.

This fertility hormone may help older women conceive (17:28)
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, an advance that could help develop treatments to improve fertility in older women.

Focus on girls' nutrition for better future: Sophie Trudeau (17:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Future of humanity depends in the development of girls, who are meant to be nourished right from their early days, Canadian Prime Minister's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau said on Thursday.

Social media use may affect teenagers' real life relationships (14:50)
Toronto, Feb 22 (IANS) Even as effects of social media use on mental well-being is hotly debated, a new study says that spending too much time online can create problems in real life relationships of teenagers and vice versa.

Kanika Kapoor attends Milan Fashion Week (14:30)IANS Photo Service
Milan, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Kanika Kapoor, who has sung hits like "Baby doll", "Chittiyaan kalaiyaan" and "Desi look", attended the Milan Fashion Week on the invitation of luxury fashion house Moschino.

The publisher as the writer of a novel for himself (Book Feature) (11:34)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) When Ashok Chopra set off on a career in publishing, it was a totally different world -- but along the way, as he was climbing up the ladder and making a mark in the publishing space, the industry itself was undergoing massive transformation. More than four decades later, he is a publisher-par-excellence, revered and held in high esteem, but how does such a publisher fit into the shoes of a novelist?

Teigen worried over Twitterati's grammar knowledge (08:02)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 22 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen is worried over the grammer knowledge of Twitter users.

Victoria Beckham finds it difficult to juggle tour with kids (02:16)IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham says it is not possible to go on a tour like the much-talked about Spice Girls one and also take care of her four children at the same time.

Delhi woman weighing 200 kg loses 30 kg after surgery (20:26)
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman weighing 200 kg, who underwent a six-hour lifesaving bariatric surgery at a hospital here has lost 30 kg and is currently recuperating well, the hospital said on Wednesday.

World's largest brain tumour removed in Mumbai hospital (20:04)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) In a rare and complicated surgery, doctors at a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospital have successfully extricated a brain tumour from a 31-year-old blind man from Uttar Pradesh.

Congenital heart disease may up risk of early dementia (19:32)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) People born with heart disease may be at a higher risk of early onset of dementia, finds a study involving over 10,000 participants.

Low-fat diet as effective as low-carb for losing weight (18:36)
New York, Feb 21 (IANS) Confused whether to follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb diet to shed weight? Reducing either carbohydrates or fats from the diet shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, claims a new study.

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