Asthma may increase odds for nearsightedness at young age

New York, Jan 13 : People with asthma, sleep apnea or Down syndrome, have much higher odds of developing an eye condition that causes serious progressive nearsightedness at a relatively young age, new research has revealed. The researchers also confirmed that men are at greater risk of contracting the condition called keratoconus than women. Keratoconus […]

Long-term use of opioid may increase risk of depression

New York, Jan 13 : Opioids may cause short-term improvement in mood but its long-term use imposes risk of new onset of depression, says a new study. Longer duration of use of opioid — a type of narcotic pain medication derived from opium — is linked with onset of depression after controlling for pain and […]

Pre-pregnancy potato consumption linked to gestational diabetes

New York, Jan 13 : Women who eat more potatoes before pregnancy may be at a higher risk of gestational diabetes – the form that occurs during pregnancy – compared to women who consume fewer potatoes, a new study says. The researchers suggested that substituting potatoes with other vegetables, legumes or whole grains may help […]

Hema Malini to release bhajan album

Mumbai, Jan 13 : After trying her hand at acting, direction, production and politics, Bollywood’s ‘Dreamgirl’ Hema Malini will soon come up with her debut album of bhajans. The 67-year-old, best known for her roles in films like “Seeta Aur Geeta”, “Sholay”, “Johny Mera Naam”, “Baghban” and “Veer-Zaara”, took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce […]

Khlo├â┬® Kardashian’s flight makes emergency landing

Las Vegas, Jan 13 : Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian’s flight made an emergency landing here when she was on her way to New York. Khloe, who was headed to New York on Tuesday, tweeted that her flight made an emergency landing, reports “Supposed 2b in NYC but somehow I’m in Vegas NYC I’m […]