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Depression may affect stomach, and anxiety the skin

Researchers have found that depression in young people is often followed by arthritis and diseases of the digestive system, while skin diseases are common after anxiety disorders. The findings suggest that mental disorders are antecedent risk factors of certain physical diseases in early life, but also vice versa, according to the researchers. “Our results expand the relevance of mental disorders ... Read More »

TomTom launches fitness tracker and watch range in India

Fitness watch and tracker maker TomTom has launched TomTom Touch, a fitness tracker that keeps gauges your sleep, heart-rate, activity and body fat and muscle mass percentage with the touch of your wrist. It has also introduced the TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor watch and the TomTom Spark 3 GPS range of multisport fitness watches in India. TomTom Touch will be ... Read More »

Conserve medicinal plants to mitigate climate change, says India at COP22

India on Wednesday pitched for the conservation and cultivation of the medicinal plants for climate change mitigation of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22). At the Indian pavillion, the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)underlined the importance of medicinal plants in India, that has over 6,000 plants species codified ... Read More »

U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange

Quiet pressure from the U.S. government played a role in Ecuador’s decision to block WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from using the internet at Ecuador’s London embassy, U.S. officials told NBC News. “It was a bit of an eviction notice,” said a senior intelligence official. Ecuador’s government said Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy ... Read More »

INS Arihant operational since Aug, inducted ‘quietly’ by PM Modi: Report

India quietly inducted its first indigenous nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant, in August this year and the vessel has been operational since then, NewsX reported on Monday. With its induction, India has completed the first step towards setting up a nuclear triad. The news channel said that Prime Minister Modi “quietly” commissioned INS Arihant into the Indian Navy in August, ... Read More »

Tweet Makes It Into The Oxford English Dictionary

After seven years of short 140-character bursts, memes and punchline hashtags, the term “tweet” has officially become a real word in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Tweet can now correctly be used as either a noun or a verb (as in “Send me a tweet” or “Let me tweet that”) and joins the 54 year-old slang term “to have a ... Read More »

Amazon to launch Kindle products Fire and Paperwhite in India

Online retailer Amazon, which recently announced its foray into India, said today it will introduce its Kindle range of products, including Fire and Paperwhite in the country by the end of this month. World’s best-selling e-readers Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite are coming to Amazon.in, making it easier than ever for readers in India to discover Kindle, Amazon said in ... Read More »

Warm reception awaits for Sunita Williams in Houston

A warm reception is in the offing for record-setting astronaut Sunita Williams as the Indian-American, along with fellow cosmonaut Aki Hoshide, heads for Houston after completing her space voyage. While Williams will arrive in Houston with Hoshide today, her another fellow cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko is returning to a Russian space facility outside Moscow. Her family, which arrived here on November ... Read More »