Decoded: Why women keep their blood pressure down

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New York – Now you know why your wife keeps her blood pressure down even when you keep on sulking during a quarrel at home. According to an interesting research, females have an innate ability to increase levels of anti-inflammatory T cells to keep their blood pressure down. Called Tregs, the cells are known to help protect us from an …

YouTube unveils tools to make video ads more shoppable

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San Francisco – Google has introduced new direct response tools on YouTube that make video more shoppable, use automation to drive conversions, and help advertisers better understand attribution. With YouTube, marketers have the flexibility to shift budgets and invest in driving the results that matter most. “As businesses begin to reopen, they have an opportunity to use video to drive …

Risk of adult diabetes seen in kids as young as 8: Study

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New York – Researchers have found that people who develop type 2 diabetes as an adult may show early signs of susceptibility at an early age of eight, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed. For the study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, the research team looked at the effects of a genetic risk score for developing type …

Ultra-thin film turns smartwatch into health monitoring system

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New York – Researchers have developed a thin adhesive film that could upgrade a consumer smartwatch into a powerful health-monitoring system. The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body. According to the study, published in the journal of Science Advances, the researchers engineered a disposable, double-sided film that …

Cosmic lighthouses to help space travellers find ways to Moon, Mars

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Washington – Just as lighthouses have helped sailors navigate safely into harbor for centuries, future space travellers may receive similar guidance from the steady signals created by pulsars. Scientists and engineers are using the International Space Station to develop pulsar-based navigation using these cosmic lighthouses to assist with wayfinding on trips to the Moon under NASA”s Artemis programme and on …

Facebook Messenger Rooms arrives on video chat device Portal

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San Francisco – Facebook has announced to launch Messenger Rooms on its video chat device Portal and the capability to go Live from Portal to Facebook Pages and Groups. With Messenger Rooms on Portal, users can host celebrations with up to 50 people, gather a book club, or just hang out on the couch with friends, the company said in …

Don’t rely on smart watches to spot heart rhythm disorders: Study

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London – As smart watches like Apple Watch come with capabilities to identify common heart rhythm disorder like atrial fibrillation (AFib), researchers have warned that at the moment, wearables do not have a defined place in such risk assessment. The Smart Watch market is expected to grow to 929 million connected devices by next year. There is evidence that devices …

Want to lose weight? Don’t eat dinner right before bed

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New York – Aiming to lose some extra weight around your waist? Read on. According to the researchers, eating dinner late at night can lead to high blood sugar levels and put people at increased risk of being overweight. According to the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, over 2.1 billion adults are estimated to be …

Facebook Joins Google, Microsoft to fight child exploitation online

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San Francisco – In a bid to fight child exploitation online, Facebook on Thursday joined Google, Microsoft and 15 other tech companies to announce the formation of Project Protect to combat child sexual abuse on its platforms. Project Protect is a renewed commitment and investment from the Technology Coalition expanding its scope and impact to protect kids online and guide …

Being happy can protect you from gastrointestinal distress

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New York – Researchers have found that Serotonin, a chemical known for encouraging happiness and well-being, can reduce the ability of some intestinal pathogens to cause deadly infections. The findings, publishing in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, could offer a new way to fight infections for which few truly effective treatments currently exist. “Although the vast majority of research …