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MS vision loss can be helped by OTC drug

m 1 An antihistamine that is sold over-the-counter to deal with allergic reactions has been shown to partiallyopposite imaginative and prescient damage in people with multiple sclerosis. results of the take a look at are being offered this week at the american Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual assembly in Vancouver, Canada. Glasses with blurred vision Blurred vision is often one ... Read More »

Caught by a hair: Quick, new identification of hair may help crime fighters

Lily Huang crushes up the human hair prior to testing. Credit: Image courtesy of Queen’s University Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen’s professor Diane Beauchemin. Dr. Beauchemin (Chemistry) and student Lily Huang (MSc’15) have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently ... Read More »

Guidelines meant to protect good Samaritans approved by Supreme Court

Good Samaritans who help road accident victims will no longer be unnecessarily harassed by police or any other authority as the Supreme Court has approved the guidelines by the Centre. The bench comprising justices V Gopala Gowda and Arun Mishra directed the Central Government to give wide publicity to these guidelines so that people who help others in the time ... Read More »

Burn More Fat by using Spin Bikes in Smarter Way

Spin bikes are an effective way to lose weight or even build up your cardiovascular stamina. The reason why people are moving towards the spin bikes are they can use them at their own pace and according to their own time schedule. Also a single hard work out on the spin bike can help you to burn about 500 calories ... Read More »

Audi to begin assembling 2.0-litre TDI engine in India by 2016-end

Audi India will begin assembling the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine in India by the end of this year. The engine will be assembled at the Volkswagen facility in Chakan near Pune and will be rolled out from a single assembly line that has been specifically set for it. Currently Audi faces stiff competition from the country’s favorite German carmaker Mercedes-Benz. ... Read More »

European Honor 7 units to get Marshmallow update by the end of February

Huawei’s Honor 7 units that have been purchased in Europe are finally set to receive the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This should happen in the next two weeks, so the rollout will commence by the end of the month. Up until this point we’ve seen the new tasty treat being out in India, but only with prior registration, which ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) with 3,300mAh battery certified by FCC

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been given the OK by the FCC (after it was certified by the Bluetooth SIG). This certification puts the battery capacity at 3,300mAh – a nice 300mAh bump from the original (and it also disproves the 4,300mAh claim). The phone has been benchmarked a couple of times, both in Snapdragon and Exynos flavors. The ... Read More »

Hair thinning by stem cell loss

Why people lose their locks in old age may be related to the aging of hair follicle stem cells, two new studies suggest. Though it is known that mammals that live for longer lifespans lose their hair, the mechanisms underlying this fate have been a mystery. Hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs), which generate the sacs or follicles that produce hair, ... Read More »

Ford EcoSport gets cheaper by more than a lakh

The Ford EcoSport is cheaper now. Ford has announced a price cut for their most popular SUV, the EcoSport. Launched in 2013, the EcoSport had received a mid-life update at the end of 2015. The price cut seems to be largely inspired by the pricing offensive offered by its latest and prime competitor, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Ford EcoSport ... Read More »

Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

Boy with glasses (stock image). The number with vision loss from high myopia is expected to increase seven-fold from 2000 to 2050, with myopia to become a leading cause of permanent blindness worldwide. Credit: © gamelover / Fotolia Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at ... Read More »