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Beware! Teenage obesity ups heart disease risk in 20s

Beware! Teenage obesity ups heart disease risk in 20s

Obesity in your adolescence is linked to increased risk of developing heart disease in early adulthood, regardless of ethnicity, warns a new study.

The study was published in British Medical Journal Open.

"Previous studies that tracked growth from childhood, are mainly of White Europeans, with few varying in ethnicity," said lead author Seeromanie Harding from King's College London.

Your saliva test can check body's immunity

Your saliva test can check body's immunity

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that antibody levels in saliva are linked to those in blood serum, suggesting a new method for assessment of protection against bacterial infections.

The study was published in the journal Biomarkers.

They found that in general, higher antibody concentrations in serum were associated with higher concentrations in saliva, with the strongest relationships observed for IgA antibodies.

Teen girls' delusion about weight, body image linked to alcohol use

Teen girls' delusion about weight, body image linked to alcohol use

Teenage girls worrying about their figure and are trying to lose, maintain or gain their weight without any medical need are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life or have engaged in episodes of heavy drinking than girls of the same age without body image misperceptions, warns a new study.

The study has been published in journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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Apple temporarily disables watchOS 3.1.1 update

Apple temporarily disables watchOS 3.1.1 update

According to a MacRumors report, Apple has temporarily pulled its recently-released to watchOS 3.1.1 software update for the Apple Watch.

The watchOS 3.1.1 software update was rolled out by Apple on Monday, December 12. The update, among other things, offered support for Unicode 9.0 emoji, and unfolded some bug fixes and performance enhancements.

As a result of Apple’s temporary disabling of its watchOS 3.1.1 software update shortly after launching it, the most recent watchOS version now available for the accompanying iOS Watch app is the watchOS 3.1 version.

NASA's Curiosity rover detects boron on surface of Mars

In a first of its kind, NASA's Curiosity rover science team detected element Boron on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past.

The finding provides more clues about water habitability.

The findings were discussed in San Francisco during the American Geophysical Union conference

"No prior mission to Mars has found boron," said a postdoctoral researcher Patrick Gasda from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Can water balloons bounce off from bed of nails?

Can water balloons bounce off from bed of nails?

A new study finds that water-filled balloons behave very similar to tiny water droplets, by bouncing them on a bed of nails.

Researchers from Roskilde University in the Denmark explained that water-filled balloons began to retract in the air rather than on the surface because some of the material penetrates into the nail pattern, recoils and -- if the impact velocity is high enough -- lifts the balloon off the bed of nails before it has time to retract.

The findings were published in the journal of Physics.

‘AirPods’ are now available to order from Apple’s online store for $159

‘AirPods’ are now available to order from Apple’s online store for $159

After weeks of speculation about when Apple will launch its much-awaited 'AirPods,' the wireless headphones are, finally, now available to order from the company's online store. The cost of the AirPods is $159.

With the AirPods now available for order on Apple.com, the first customers who have placed their orders have been told that the shipments of the wireless headphones is presently estimated to commence on December 21 in the US.

Mystery solved behind missing penis bone!

Mystery solved behind missing penis bone!

Ever wondered, why unlike most mammals, men have no bones in their penis? A new study explains the mystery of lost baculum (penis bone) in the human lineage tends to be monogamous-- where you are married to, or in a sexual relationship with, one person at a time.

The research, published in the Royal Society journal Proceedings B, shows that the ancestral mammal, like humans, did not have a baculum - but both ancestral primates and carnivores did.

Socially isolated cancer patients face higher recurrence, mortality rates

Socially isolated cancer patients face higher recurrence, mortality rates

A new study finds that more socially isolated breast cancer survivors are at higher rates of recurrence and mortality, than women with larger social networks experienced better outcomes.

Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, published the study online in the journal of CANCER.

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