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Children of alcoholic parents face risk of underage drinking

Children of alcoholic parents face risk of underage drinking

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : Approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood, suggests a study published in Developmental Psychology journal.

"The children of parents with alcohol problems are at much greater risk for underage drinking and developing a substance use disorder," says the study's author, Rina Das Eiden, senior research scientist at University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

"It's important to understand when and under what circumstances such problems develop, so we can craft interventions to steer this high-risk population away from substance use and its attendant problems."

Black women face greater risk of breast cancer than whites: Study

Black women face greater risk of breast cancer than whites: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : Black African women are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer than white women in England , a new analysis by the Cancer Research UK and Public Health England has found.

Twenty five per cent of Black African women and 22 per cent of Black Caribbean women diagnosed with breast cancer are picked up at stage three and four. This compares to thirteen per cent of white British women.

This is the first time data on more specific ethnic groups and their stage at diagnosis from across England has been routinely released, helping to build a clearer picture of who is diagnosed at an early or late stage.

Gigi Hadid "definitely" voting for boyfriend Zayn Malik at AMAs

Gigi Hadid "definitely" voting for boyfriend Zayn Malik at AMAs

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : Gigi Hadid, who is all set to co-host 2016 'American Music Awards', recently revealed that she is "definitely" voting for her boyfriend Zayn Malik, who is a nominee in the 'New Artist of the Year' category.

According to eonline.com, the annual awards show holds a special place for the 21-year-old model, who said, "I am definitely voting for him. I don't know if I'm allowed to say that as a host, but I am."

"My first AMAs that I went to was in 2013. I remember I wore a Prabal Gurung suit and I was really excited about it," she recalled, "I was just glad that somebody took a picture of me, honestly, and knew who I was."

Malik is nominated alongside other contenders like Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, DNCE and Shawn Mendes.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson named People magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : Hollywood actor and former 'WWE' champ Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson continues to hit the jackpot and does not seem to be slowing down any bit any time soon.

The world's highest-paid actor has big box-office draw but it's his even bigger heart that made the 'Moana' star People's magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive' of 2016.

The 44-year-old welcomed the title saying, "That's awesome."

"And then what went through my mind was just how cool and exciting it is," Johnson told the magazine in this week's cover story.

And then I thought, 'Wow, we've pretty much reached the pinnacle.' I'm not quite too sure where we go from here. I've done it all, this is it."

Stop Smoking Services facing budget cut: Report

Stop Smoking Services facing budget cut: Report

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : Stop Smoking Services across England are under threat as a result of ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year, says a joint report by ASH and Cancer Research UK.

Local authorities became responsible for Stop Smoking Services and tobacco control in 2013. These services were previously delivered by the NHS.

Cuts to the Public Health Grant from HM Treasury - which local authorities rely on to fund these services are putting enormous pressure on councils.

Cancer Research UK is calling on the public and local councilors to help protect crucial Stop Smoking Services and mass media quit smoking campaigns by urging Westminster to solve the public health funding crisis.

Cough virus helps combat liver cancer in adulthood

Cough virus helps combat liver cancer in adulthood

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : A virus that cause respiratory illnesses and stomach upsets in children could help in the fight against primary liver cancer, according to a study.

Reovirus stimulates the body's own immune system to kill off the cancerous cells and is also able to kill off the hepatitis C virus - a common cause of primary liver cancer - at the same time, the researchers at the University of Leeds discovered.

These early stage findings are important because primary liver cancer is the third highest cause of cancer deaths worldwide and, if surgery is not an option, the prognosis is poor.

'Beauty and the Beast' trailer sets new record in first 24 hrs

'Beauty and the Beast' trailer sets new record in first 24 hrs

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : Emma Watson-starrer 'Beauty and the Beast' is breaking records even before hitting the big screens with the first trailer getting a whopping 127.6 million views in just 24 hours.

The first official trailer, which was released a day ago, has officially booted 'Fifty Shades Darker' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' for the most views in a 24 hour period, reports E! Online.

The second movie to the James Foley directed 'Fifty Shades of Grey' garnered 114 million views after its trailer was released earlier this year, topping 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with a 112 million views.

Disney fans far and wide have helped the Disney's live-action hit a whopping 127.6 million views in just one calendar day.

Jim Parsons celebrates 14 years with boyfriend Todd Spiewak in throwback selfie

Jim Parsons celebrates 14 years with boyfriend Todd Spiewak in throwback selfie

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 16 : 'Big Bang Theory' actor Jim Parsons and his boyfriend of 14 years Todd Spiewak recently commemorated their anniversary in a memorable throwback selfie.

The 43-year-old actor and comedian gushed about Spiewak on Instagram, where he wrote, "I met this guy (the one with the mic) 14 years ago today and it was the best thing that ever happened to me, no contest."

The picture shows the couple posing for the camera from a memorable karaoke session. While Spiewak looks like he was wholeheartedly singing into the mic, young Parsons has his blue eyes sparkling with innocence.

Post U.S. Elections: Vacancy for new leaders in Democratic Party

Post U.S. Elections: Vacancy for new leaders in Democratic Party

Washington DC [USA], Nov. 16 : They are a basket of 'dejectables', if I may coin a word. Completely devastated that they lost an election that was theirs to win, but Hillary Clinton did deliver a dud. Granted that she did poll more votes, but in the end she lost the Dems, an election. And in the end, that is what matters, a win or a loss.

House Democrats today announced that they would delay their leadership elections to November 30; which makes longtime Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's position tenacious. Not a good time to be a woman, at least a woman politician in America.

US calls resumed Russian airstrikes in Syria 'violation of international law'

US calls resumed Russian airstrikes in Syria 'violation of international law'

Washington [USA], Nov. 16 : Condemning the renewed airstrikes in Easter Aleppo by Syrian ally Russia, the United States has called it a violation of international law.

State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said in a Tuesday press briefing, "We strongly condemn the resumption of airstrikes in Syria by the Russians as well as the Syrian regime. We believe it's a violation of international law."

She also said that the latest bombings targeted five hospitals and one mobile clinic.

Trudeau alleged that while on one hand, Moscow garnered praise from the international community; on the other hand it did not let aid and food reach the besieged city.

J.Lo to perform at 2016 'Latin Grammy Awards' for the first time

J.Lo to perform at 2016 'Latin Grammy Awards' for the first time

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 15 : After her 'All I Have' residency in Las Vegas, Jennifer Lopez will perform on stage in the Sin City very soon.

The 47-year-old superstar is set to perform at the 'Latin Grammys' for the first time, according to People magazine.

Lopez' ex-husband Marc Anthony is also named 'The Latin Recording Academy's 'Person of the Year'.

"I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots with Marc Anthony and the Sony/Magnus family," the 'On the Floor' crooner said in a statement.

Nerve growth protein help maintain blood sugar: Study

Nerve growth protein help maintain blood sugar: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.15 : A recent study shows that protein that regulates the development of nerve cells also helps in prompting cells in the pancreas to release insulin, a hormone that helps to maintain a normal level of blood sugar, says a study.

The research is potentially relevant to type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease.

In type-1 diabetes, which can appear at any time of life, the body makes insulin, but is either not releasing enough of it or not using the regulatory chemical efficiently to control blood sugar. In type-1 diabetes, which appears in childhood, an immune response gone awry destroys the body's ability to produce insulin altogether.

Adriana Lima takes on 'Mannequin Challenge' during a 'Victoria's Secret' photo shoot

Adriana Lima takes on 'Mannequin Challenge' during a 'Victoria's Secret' photo

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 15 : Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima recently pulled off a perfect 'Mannequin Challenge' while posing for 'Victoria's Secret' on the set of the brand's sports line.

The 35-year-old model took to her official Instagram handle to post a video of her with another 'VS' angel Lais Ribeiro and the photography crew voluntarily freezing for the camera.

She captioned the video, "#MannequinChallenge on set with @victoriasport @laisribeiro video by @jeromeduran song @raesremmurd #BlackBeatles."

The gorgeous beauty donned a printed bright sports bra with matching trainers and black running shorts.

Ryan Reynolds loves 'Deadpool' with "with my last beating heart"

Ryan Reynolds loves 'Deadpool' with "with my last beating heart"

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 15 : 'Deadpool' star Ryan Reynolds recently opened up, in an interview, about his obsession for the movie.

The 40-year-old actor was asked about his favourite "Ryan Reynolds movies" to which he replied, "Buried, Adventureland. The Voices, Mississippi Grind."

"I love Deadpool with my last beating heart. I like Van Wilder. If you watch that, I'm just wholesale robbing from Chevy Chase," he told GQ magazine.

Deadpool is a fictional anti-hero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attack risk

Cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attack risk

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.15 : A recent study has found that cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, but have not had a heart attack or stroke previously.

Drugs that lower fat levels in the blood, called statins, were effective in reducing risk of death, heart attacks and strokes, across a broad range of patient groups.

The benefits were largest in people at highest risk for heart attacks and strokes but those at lower risk also realized some preventive benefits.

Dear boss, pay attention to your angry employees

Dear boss, pay attention to your angry employees

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.15 : Dear bosses if you are not concern about your employees' emotion then it may cost you billions of dollars as the latter may indulge in unethical workplace behavior, ranging from tardiness to theft, says a study.

The new research suggests that it is important for supervisors to pay attention to employees' emotions especially when the emotion is anger as they are more likely to engage in unethical behavior at work, even if the source of their anger is not job-related.

At the same time, when employees are feeling guilty, they are far less likely to engage in unethical behavior than those in a more neutral emotional state, researchers found.

Adam Levine shares first family photo with daughter Dusty Rose

Adam Levine shares first family photo with daughter Dusty Rose

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 15 : Looks like Adam Levine is already getting the hang of being a daddy as he shares a fatherly pose in a recent first family photo.

The 37-year-old singer took to his official Instagram handle to debut his and wife Behati Prinsloo's very first photo as a family of three.

The couple is seen posing beside a beach while taking their daughter Dusty Rose on a little morning walk to soak in the sunshine.

The 'The Voice' coach had captioned the picture as, "Everything I need is right here." Adding "(Beach optional)."

The picture shows the ' Maroon 5' singer donning a cut-off El Dorado shirt while holding a cup of coffee in one hand and hanging his other arm around the 'Victoria's Secret' model wife, who holds little Dusty Rose in a black baby carrier.

Scientists discover details about dinosaur-era birds' feather

Scientists discover details about dinosaur-era birds' feather

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.14 : If you are curious about the birds of dinosaur-era then there is good news as the scientists have recently discovered a new bohaiornithid bird specimen from the Early Cretaceous Period of China with remarkably preserved feathers.

Bohaiornithid birds belonged to enantiornithes, a group of avian dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago.

Our current knowledge of prehistoric plumage is limited, but the new findings provide valuable insights related to structure and colouration.

Pesticide exposure leads to changes in oral microbiome: Study

Pesticide exposure leads to changes in oral microbiome: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.14 : A recent study has found that pesticide exposure in farm workers from agricultural communities is linked with changes in the oral microbiome.

In the study, the investigators sampled oral swabs from 65 farm workers and 52 non-farm worker adults from the Yakima Valley (Washington) community agricultural cohort during the spring and summer (2005), when farm workers can undergo high pesticide exposures while working in recently sprayed orchards, thinning the fruit and pruning; and during winter (2006), when exposures are quite low.

Concurrently, they measured blood levels of organophosphate pesticides in the study subjects.

Rehabilitation post heart surgery reduces risk of death

Rehabilitation post heart surgery reduces risk of death

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.14 : A recent study has found that cardiac rehabilitation after heart surgery helps the patient to deal with depression and significantly reduces the risk of death.

Depression has been known to be associated with poor cardiovascular outcomes, but if patients who are depressed attend cardiac rehabilitation after heart surgery, their risk of death is significantly reduced, according to the study.

The study, conducted by researchers at Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, found that patients who were moderately to severely depressed had a higher risk of death after cardiovascular surgery than patients with mild to no depression.

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