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Wales extends coach Coleman's contract until 2018

Cardiff, May 24 (IANS) Wales football team chief coach Chris Coleman has signed a contract extension until 2018. Football Association of Wales (FAW) on Monday renewed the contract of the 45-year-old after he led the Dragons to UEFA Euro 2016, their first major tournament since the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden, reports Efe. Everyone knows what managing Wales means to me. Leading ...

5 days ago
South African pacer Steyn to play for Glamorgan

London, May 20 (IANS) South Africa pace legend Dale Steyn will play for English county cricket club Glamorgan in the NatWest T20 Blast competition. The speedster signed a seven-game deal with Glamorgan on Friday. He is currently playing for Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League. Depending on his IPL commitments, he could play for Glamorgan against Surrey in Cardiff o...

8 days ago
How germs may cause type-1 diabetes

London, May 17 (IANS) Germs could play a role in the development of Type-1 diabetes by triggering the body's immune system to destroy the cells that produce insulin, suggests new research. Type-1 diabetes is a very serious and hard to treat condition affecting mainly young people and children. Previous research has shown that killer T-cells -- a type of white blood cell that nor...

14 days ago
Lower birthweight ups mortality in infants, adolescents

London, May 11 (IANS) Babies born with a low birthweight are at an increased risk of death in infancy till adolescence compared to babies born at a normal birthweight, suggests new research led by an Indian-origin scientist. The findings showed that death rates were higher in babies with low birthweight at both age groups. Also, death occurred 130 times more frequently in those b...

15 days ago
Bale out of Wales call up for pre-Euro 2016 camp

Cardiff, May 10 (IANS) Wales football coach Chris Coleman has announced the 29-player list for the pre-Euro 2016 training camp without selecting forward Gareth Bale, who will appear for Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28. Coleman announced the list on Monday. He will lead his squad to camp in Portugal from May 24 to May 29, while the final 23-player list will be announce...

19 days ago
Combination of insulin, diabetes pill can cut mortality risk

London, May 6 (IANS) Insulin when taken in conjunction with metformin -- a cheap and common drug that helps control blood sugar levels -- has the potential to reduce mortality risk and heart attacks in people with Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. In this research we found that there was a considerable reduction in deaths and heart problems when this cheap and common drug was used...

29 days ago
Combined dietary supplement may cut heart disease

London, April 26 (IANS) A team of researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, has found that combining marine fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols into a dietary supplement is likely to help fight heart disease, a new study suggests. The researchers examined the potential of combining the three ingredients as a means of preventing atherosclerosis or 'furring' of the arteries.<...

1 month ago
Jepchirchir claims title at Yangzhou Half Marathon

Yangzhou (China), April 24 (IANS) Newly-crowned world half marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya continued her solid form as she cut 55 seconds off the women's course record en route to claim the title at the 2016 Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon here on Sunday. The 23-year-old built an overwhelming lead almost from the start of the race and never looked back until br...

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Aspirin may up cancer survival by 20 percent

London, April 24 (IANS) Taking a low-dose of aspirin is likely to increase the survival of patients receiving cancer treatment by up to 20 percent as well as stop their cancer from spreading, says a new research. Researchers found a significant reduction in mortality and spread of cancer in patients who took a low-level dose of aspirin in addition to their cancer treatment. Our r...

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Blocking a molecule can better treat asthma

London, April 24 (IANS) Blocking a certain signalling molecule can alleviate symptoms for breathing problems like asthma as well as lead to improved treatments, finds a study. The findings showed that restricting the production of Interleukin 1 (IL-1) plays a central role in the regulation of immune and inflammatory responses to infections and could ease the symptoms, such as mucus, swel...

1 month ago
How deep sea creatures survived asteroid hit that killed dinosaurs

New York, April 15 (IANS) When a 110-km wide asteroid struck the Earth some 65 million years ago and wiped out dinosaurs, a trickle of food helped deep sea creatures survive the catastrophic asteroid strike, researchers have revealed. Like dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles, invertebrates and microscopic organisms became extinct after the asteroid impact in an immense upheaval of the world...

1 month ago
Kenya's Kamworor plots Olympics double

Nairobi, March 28 (IANS) World half marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya will have two weeks of rest before returning to training as he expects to dominate at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on May 14. Kamworor has selected the Chinese premier track competition to launch his season, reports Xinhua. With eyes set on the Olympics, the World Cross Country champion will c...

1 month ago
Kenyans sweep half marathon world titles

Cardiff (England), March 27 (IANS) Kenyan athletes have won both men's and women's races at the world half-marathon championships. Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor won the men's race in 59.10 minutes while his compatriot Bedan Karoki Muchiri was second in 59.36 here on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Britain's Mo Farah, a double Olympic gold medallist and four-time world champion, overcame a ...

2 months ago
British athletes are hiding from competitions: IAAF boss

London, March 22 (IANS) International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe has alleged that some British athletes are hiding from major competitions after the team's disappointing performance at the World Indoor Championships. The 23-strong British squad could only manage one silver and two bronze medals - a tally that left them 16th on the medal ladder bel...

2 months ago
New FIFA boss Infantino takes budget flight to cut costs

London, March 5 (IANS) New FIFA president Gianni Infantino started his reign by taking a budget flight to his first significant meeting, in order to cut the costs of the world football governing body. The 45-year-old new FIFA boss flew to Bristol from Geneva on the low-cost easyJet airline on Friday ahead of the weekend's International Football Association Board AGM in Cardiff, reports X...

3 months ago
O'Sullivan beats Robertson to win fourth Welsh Open title

London, Feb 22 (IANS) Ronnie O'Sullivan came from 5-2 down to beat Neil Robertson 9-5 to win his fourth Welsh Open title in Cardiff on Sunday. Australia's Robertson led 5-2 during the first session but the 40-year-old O'Sullivan won seven frames in a row to clinch the title, Xinhua reported. The Rocket matched the record set by John Higgins last year, and the 28th ranking title o...

3 months ago
Snooker player O'Sullivan to play at Welsh Open

London, Feb 10 (IANS) English snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan has confirmed he will play in next week's Welsh Open in Cardiff. The world ranking event runs from February 15 to 21 at the Motorpoint Arena with 128 players battling for the trophy, reports Xinhua. O'Sullivan was drawn to play Barry Pinches in the first round next Monday while world No.1 Mark Selby will take on Welshma...

3 months ago
Mosques in Britain opt for 'open days' to explain faith

London, Feb 7 (IANS) Over 90 mosques across Britain are opening their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines. The Muslim Council of Britain hopes Sunday's open day will show unity in a tense time for faith communities, BBC reported. The Visit My Mosque Day comes after a rise in the number of anti-Muslim attacks in London, with hundr...

3 months ago
Women appear more in images than men in online news

London, Feb 4 (IANS) When it comes to English online news, women appear more in images than men while men are mentioned more in text than women, interesting research that analysed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news has revelaled. A breakdown of topics showed that women feature more in articles about fashion, followed by entertainment and art wh...

3 months ago
Women appear more in images than men in online news

London, Feb 4 (IANS) When it comes to English online news, women appear more in images than men while men are mentioned more in text than women, interesting research that analysed over two million articles to find out how gender is represented in online news has revelaled. A breakdown of topics showed that women feature more in articles about fashion, followed by entertainment and art wh...

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