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World University committed to cause of helping poor: V-C

Fatehgarh Sahib: SGPC run Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib on Friday distributed free blankets to the needy, in and around the city to mark Guru Nanak Dev Ji birth anniversary. Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, who personally distributed blankets in the slums of Bassi-Pathana said that one of

Smoking may cause artery explosion

New York: Individuals who smoke may be nearly twice as likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm — a deadly condition of the main artery of the body that often turns out to be a silent killer, researchers have warned. However, the risk of this potentially life-threatening condition can be lowered by quitting, the study

Cash depositing machines cause trouble

LUDHIANA: Up-gradation in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) electricity bill depositor machines is creating different problems among the power consumers and the employees. Most of the employees are not having the proper training of handling the new machines. During a visit to Kitchlu Nagar PSPCL office, new machine was installed in the office where

Your increasing waist size may cause liver cancer

New York: Individuals with high body mass index (BMI), increased waist circumference, and Type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing liver cancer, a study has found. The findings showed that for every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, there was a 38 and 25 per cent increase in the risk for liver

Kashmir issue ‘main cause of unrest’ in region: Sharif

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan is ready for talks with India if New Delhi was serious to resolve the Kashmir issue which, he said, is the “main cause of unrest” in the region. Pakistan had offered talks on outstanding issues several times but India did not reciprocate, he told reporters in Baku,

Sedentary lifestyle leading cause for heart disease in India

New Delhi: Sedentary but fast-paced lifestyle is a leading cause for heart diseases in India, a survey conducted by Curofy, a doctors networking app, has revealed. According to the survey, cardiovascular disorders are the cause of 25 per cent deaths in India and heart disease does not affect the urban and economically strong only, it

Irregular heartbeat may cause serious health hazards

London:Irregular heartbeat — also known as atrial fibrillation — may lead to serious health issues like heart attacks, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and sudden cardiac death, finds a study.The researchers studied the associations between atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular disease, renal (kidney) disease and death. They analysed the results of 104 studies involving over nine

PU polls cause major traffic jams; commuters left in lurch

Chandigarh: Major traffic jam on the road dividing Sectors 14 and 15 left cops on duty and commuters fuming as PU left only gate number 2 open for entry and exit from the campus. Serpentine queues were seen on the approach road to PU gate number 2 from Sector 25 side as well as Sector 15

I believe in using my status for a good cause: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor believes inusing her celebrity status to support noble causes and giving back to society the love she gets from fans. The 31-year-old “Neerja” actress is the ambassador of two NGOs working for welfare of children – Fight Hunger Foundation and Cuddles Foundation. While the former promotes community-based approaches for the management

Hookahs can cause cancer more easily than cigarettes, says doctors

New Delhi: Smoking a hookah can be more harmful than cigarettes and can cause diseases like cancers much more easily, doctors say. According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an hour-long hookah smoking session involves 200 puffs, while smoking an average cigarette involves 20 puffs. “In fact second-hand smoke from hookahs can also

Mismatch of needs and job demands may cause burnout

London: Burnout is caused as a result of a mismatch between an individual’s unconscious needs and the opportunities and demands at the workplace, says a study with implications for the prevention of job burnout. Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion from work, which results in lack of motivation, low efficiency, and helpless

High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may cause premature death

Washingto: Both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – commonly called ‘good cholesterol’ for helping reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack – may increase a person’s risk of premature death, a new study has claimed.Conversely, intermediate HDL cholesterol levels may increase longevity, researchers said.”The findings surprised us. Previously it was

Failure of specialised beta cells may cause diabetes: Study

London: The failure of a handful of beta cell “hubs” in the pancreas are the likely reason for developing diabetes, rather than the behaviour of all cells, says a study. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas fail to produce enough insulin to function properly, meaning that glucose stays in the blood rather than being

‘Kangaroos cause more road accidents in Australia’

Canberra: Australia’s most iconic native animal, the kangaroo, causes more road accidents in the nation than all other animals combined, according to a new data. Statistics released by one of Australia’s leading general insurance providers — AAMI — revealed that kangaroos are responsible for nine out of 10 road accidents involving animals, Xinhua news agency

Strike could cause delays for travellers in New Zealand

Wellington: Travellers in New Zealand could face delays later this month after aviation security staff voted to strike in order to settle pay negotiations. The two unions involved the Public Service Association (PSA) and the E Tu union on Tuesday announced dates for industrial action at the country’s three biggest international airports for the end


Zika virus may not cause microcephaly: Study

New York: The number of missing cases of microcephaly epidemic in several countries raises serious questions about the assumed connection between Zika and microcephaly, finds a new study. The epidemic of microcephaly — a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller — in Brazil has raised serious questions about its assumed connection with Zika

BCCI suspends arrested GCA officials, issues show cause notice

New Delhi: The BCCI today suspended andissued show cause notices to the top Goa Cricket Association officials, who were arrested for alleged misappropriation of organisation funds, and initiated a probe of its own against them. GCA president Chetan Dessai and secretary Vinod Phadke, who are also part of important committees of BCCI, along with treasurer

That toothpaste can clean up gut bacteria, cause heart disease

New York: An antimicrobial agent found in many consumer products ranging from hand soaps to toys and even toothpaste can rapidly disrupt bacterial communities in the gut, new research shows. Although the health implications are not certain, dysfunction of the gut microbiome has been associated with several diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and malnutrition.


Forest fires: NGT issues show cause notices to Uttarakhand, HP

New Delhi: Voicing concern over the forest fires raging in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the National Green Tribunal today it was shocked that everybody was taking the issue “so casually” and issued show cause notices to both the states. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Ministry of Environment and Forests