Women whose mothers are victims of stroke are at a far higher risk of a heart attack. Women may be more at risk of inherited forms of heart disease. In men, it tends to be triggered by lifestyle factors such as diet, drinking and smoking.
An exoplanet has been found to be the hottest planet discovered so far with a record-breaking temperature of 3,200 degrees Celsius.
The sap from milkweed, a common garden weed, can kill certain types of cancer cells when applied to the skin. It works on non-melanoma skin cancers, which affect hundreds of thousands of Britons each year.
The idea that weight is harmful has been “exaggerated” and fat people may actually live longer, suggests a new study by US scientists. The University of California study, based on analysis of 350,000 people in the US, suggests that the obese put their health in greater danger when they obsessively try to slim down.
Teenagers fond of too much of sugar in their diet are likely to face a higher heart attack risk as adults. A study found that teens who consume elevated amounts of added sugars in drinks and foods are more likely to have poor cholesterol and triglyceride profiles which may lead to heart disease later in life. It also found that overweight or obese teens with the highest levels of added sugar intake had increased signs of insulin resistance – a precursor to diabetes, the journal Circulation reports.
With its monopoly in the business handset market under onslaught from Google’s Android devices and Apple’s iPhone, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is now shifted its focus entirely to its tablet Playbook. In the projected 55-million tablet market this year with iPad in the clear lead, RIM is trying “everything right first time” before it launches the tablet in March, according to market analysts. Accordingly, at the just concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the top Canadian technology company went out its way to show how PlayBook stacks against the pack of tablets – many yet to be unveiled.
Microsoft has unveiled a new version of its flagship Windows software to run on microchips designed by British company ARM. The chip designs will feature in a new range of Windows-based products, including tablets and mobile phones, which are likely to hit the markets in two or three years. The deal will allow Microsoft to push into the high-end tablet market, which includes products such as Apple’s iPad
Green tea could be a far more powerful medicine for fighting cancer and dementia, experts have claimed. Scientists were astounded at how effectively compounds within the drink, once they reached the gut, protected cells from attack, reports express.co.uk.
An ultra-fast computer chip that is 20 times faster than the ones found in the current desktop computers has been created by scientists. Modern PCs have a processor with two, four or sometimes 16 cores to carry out tasks. But the central processing unit (CPU) developed by the researchers effectively had 1,000 cores on a single chip, Daily Mail reported Tuesday.
With hundreds of thousands of applications available, smartphones allow users to do anything from checking their bank balance to booking a flight.