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Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma Soon, wearable device to monitor and manage asthma



New York, In a major step towards a Fitbit-like wearable device to monitor and manage asthma, researchers have created a graphene-based sensor that can detect inflammation in lungs.

The researchers believe that the sensor could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalisation and death.

Raymond launches khadi label as part of Make in India initiative Raymond launches khadi label as part of Make in India initiative



Mumbai, Textile and apparel conglomerate Raymond Limited has launched sub-brand Khadi by Raymond -- a move in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative.

The launch here saw the presence of Minister of State (MSME) Giriraj Singh as the Chief Guest and Sumitra Kulkarni Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, as the guest of honour.

Khadi By Raymond is a range of fabric blends and ready to wear apparel that resonates with the Indian culture, according to Gautam Hari Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director of Raymond Limited.

Changing names of girls for marriage irrelevant Changing names of girls for marriage irrelevant



New Delhi, It has been often noticed that when the horoscopes of the prospective bride and groom don't match, the woman is asked to change her first name. The name change, however, doesn't have any impact on the marriage and life after that, say experts.

Bhupesh Sharma, an astro scientist and founder of Astrobuddy, and astrologer Tanya Gupta shed some light on the misconception and why it shouldn't be followed:
Destiny is based on the planetary movements and the charts a person is born with, irrespective of the name. 
Before the parents even decide the name of the child, the child is already born with the destiny of his or her own in a particular house.

T-shirt that monitors breathing in real time T-shirt that monitors breathing in real time



Toronto, Researchers have created a smart T-shirt that monitors the wearer's respiratory rate in real time and works without any wires, electrodes or sensors attached to the user's body.

According to the researchers from Université Laval's in Canada, the innovation paves the way for manufacturing clothes that could be used to diagnose respiratory illnesses or monitor people suffering from asthma, sleep apnea or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

"The T-shirt is comfortable and doesn't inhibit the subject's natural movements. Our tests show that the data captured by the shirt is reliable," said lead researcher Younes Messaddeq in a paper published in the journal Sensors.

Choose jewellery according to face type Choose jewellery according to face type



New Delhi, Face type is one of the most important factors to be kept in mind while shopping for jewellery. The styles and cuts of the earrings and necklaces should complement the jaw line and length of the face, say experts.

Kapil Hetamsaria, CEO and co-founder at VelvetCase.com (e-commerce portal), and Shehzad Zaveri, Creative Director at Minawala (diamond jewellery house), have rolled out tips to guide you better:
Round shaped face should be accessorised in a manner that it gets an elongated appearance. Narrow chandelier and teardrop earrings 

Material that changes properties according to environment developed Material that changes properties according to environment developed



New York, Inspired by the jelly-like jaw of a sea worm, researchers have developed a new material that becomes hard or flexible depending on the environment around it and can be used in soft robotics.

The researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at a sea worm called Nereis virens whose jaw has a texture similar to gelatin, but if the environment varies, the material -- described in a study published in the journal ACS Nano -- may adopt the hardness of dentin or human bones.

Bonobos more closely related to humans than chimpanzees Bonobos more closely related to humans than chimpanzees



Washington, Bonobos may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than chimpanzees, confirms a new study.

Previous research suggested this theory at the molecular level, but this study published in the journal Scientific Reports compared in detail the anatomy of the three species.

Saint Laurent launches ready to wear designs in India Saint Laurent launches ready to wear designs in India


Mumbai, Parisian design house Saint Laurent, formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent or YSL, has added a ready to wear apparel line for the Indian market.

It is exclusively available through fashion concept store Le Mill.

Online crystal ball may better predict cardiometabolic risk Online crystal ball may better predict cardiometabolic risk



New York, Researchers have developed an online metabolic crystal ball which has the potential to predict a person's risk of developing heart disease and diabetes more accurately than the traditional methods.

The risk for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke has traditionally been predicted by looking at a person's level of obesity, high blood pressure, high fasting triglycerides, low HDL (good) cholesterol and high fasting blood sugar.

How to make herbal Holi colours How to make herbal Holi colours



New Delhi, Stock your kitchen with beetroot, henna and flowers to make chemical free Holi colours.

Ishika Taneja, Executive Director of Bharti Taneja's ALPS Group, shares some tips to make herbal colours that you can play with during Holi. Orange: Soak henna leaves in water overnight and use the water to play Holi in the morning. Magenta: Boil a few pieces of beetroot in a cup of water to create dark magenta coloured water. Yellow: You can soak red flowers in water to get 

Good book may help ease chronic pain Good book may help ease chronic pain


London, Reading a book may not only be captivating but may also help people suffering with chronic pain, a study shows.

Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

Your face may match your name Your face may match your name


New York, Does your name resemble your face? Yes, say researchers who found out that owing to the cultural stereotypes that people associate with names, they can accurately match a stranger's name to his or her face.

"We are familiar with such a process from other stereotypes, like ethnicity and gender where sometimes the stereotypical expectations of others affect who we become," said lead author Yonat Zwebner, doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

Music in blood: Rajasthan's Langhas don't marry into other communities Music in blood: Rajasthan's Langhas don't marry into other communities


Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), As distinctive as their full-throated voices, the Langhas, a Muslim community of folk musicians from Rajasthan, have evolved a rather unique way to preserve their identity for centuries. It's a strict no-no for them to marry into other communities.

Langhas (different from the Manganiyar musicians), with the gentle twang of the four-stringed Sindhi sarangi and the rattling tones of the khartal, four pieces of wood clapped together to set pace, are synonymous with the popular folk song "Kesariya Bala" in "Zubeida" and several other hit Bollywood tracks.

lip colour perfect channel to express your mood lip colour perfect channel to express your mood



New Delhi, No matter how you feel every day, your lip colour can be the perfect channel to express your mood.

From the monotony of Mondays to freedom guaranteed on Fridays, one can lift up the moods with lip shades each day of the week.

"Today's modern woman understands completely what a vibrant bold mouth is all about and what it does to elevate her mood, amplify desire and leave a lasting impression," said Elton J. Fernandez, official make-up artist at Maybelline New York.

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