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Who Can Donate Blood?

Who Can Donate Blood?

World Blood Donor Day is commemorated every year on 14th June. It is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products. The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2017 is “Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often”. According to WHO statistics, blood donation [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Who Can Donate Blood?

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Autism is a neurodegenerative disorder that surfaces in a child around the age of 2-3 years. The condition differs from person to person and manifests itself in motor disability, gestural inability, speech problems and a host of other symptoms. Risk of autism in a child often gets linked to mother’s health and the phase of [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

AIIMS MBBS result 2017: Top 10 from one Kota coaching school. Isn’t it odd?

AIIMS MBBS result 2017: Top 10 from one Kota coaching school. Isn’t it odd?

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS 2017 examination results, which came out on Thursday, has baffled many of us. Here’s why: Ten students who were coached for the examination by a single tutorial, Allen Career Institute, in Rajasthan’s Kota have grabbed the top 10 ranks in these intensely competitive exams. Last year too, [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on AIIMS MBBS result 2017: Top 10 from one Kota coaching school. Isn’t it odd?

JEE Advanced result 2017: Kolkata boy Debaditya Pramanik is eastern region topper

JEE Advanced result 2017: Kolkata boy Debaditya Pramanik is eastern region topper

Debaditya Pramanik from Kolkata emerged as the topper in the eastern region by All India Rank of 38 the in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017, results of which were declared on Sunday. Sarvesh Mehtani from Panchkula secured the All India Rank of 1 in the JEE (Advanced), which is held for admission to [...]

June 13, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on JEE Advanced result 2017: Kolkata boy Debaditya Pramanik is eastern region topper

Are you Pregnant? Stop Eating White Rice to Prevent Your Kid from Obesity

Are you Pregnant? Stop Eating White Rice to Prevent Your Kid from Obesity

The phase of pregnancy is crucial for the growth and development of the child. A pregnant woman’s diet – what she eats and the habits she follows – has a huge implication on the well-being of the child as he or she grows up. It is not just smoking or alcohol than you need to [...]

June 13, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are you Pregnant? Stop Eating White Rice to Prevent Your Kid from Obesity

Hyderabad’s Fish Prasadam, the Miracle Cure for Asthma

Hyderabad’s Fish Prasadam, the Miracle Cure for Asthma

Come monsoon, and this is the time when thousands and thousands of people head to Hyderabad to get a dose of a miracle medicine, touted to cure asthma. This medicine is peculiar because it is no pill or syrup, but a live fish that you are made to swallow down your throat. Commonly referred to [...]

June 13, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Hyderabad’s Fish Prasadam, the Miracle Cure for Asthma

Google Daydream View VR Headset Launched in India at Rs. 6,499

Google Daydream View VR Headset Launched in India at Rs. 6,499

Google’s Daydream View VR headset is now available in India priced at Rs. 6,499. The VR headset has been listed on Flipkart and will include the controller as well. The headset was first made available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany back in November last year. The headset is being offered on Flipkart [...]

June 12, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google Daydream View VR Headset Launched in India at Rs. 6,499

JEE Advanced 2017: Around 40 students in top 100 coached in Kota, claim institutes

JEE Advanced 2017: Around 40 students in top 100 coached in Kota, claim institutes

Coaching institutes in Kota, India’s coaching hub, claimed on Sunday that at least 40 of their students have found a place in the list of top 100 in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced 2017, which is conducted for admission to various engineering colleges, including the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Institutes in the [...]

June 12, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on JEE Advanced 2017: Around 40 students in top 100 coached in Kota, claim institutes

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical [...]

June 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

If you are one of those parents who have children addicted to sugary, aerated drinks then it is better late than never to get them to stop drinking it. Given all the ill effects that such drinks have, it is easy to imagine parents loosing sleep over how to keep there kids away from these [...]

June 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

DU admissions: Entrance tests to 70 post-graduate courses likely from July 1

DU admissions: Entrance tests to 70 post-graduate courses likely from July 1

New Delhi Delhi University is likely to conduct entrance exams for postgraduate and research courses from July 1. The exams for over 70 courses will be conducted till July 6 at six locations across the country. The online registration for admissions to postgraduate, MPhil and PhD courses will begin next Monday, after a delay of [...]

June 10, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on DU admissions: Entrance tests to 70 post-graduate courses likely from July 1

Apple’s External Graphics Development Kit Available for Purchase at $599

Apple’s External Graphics Development Kit Available for Purchase at $599

At its WWDC 2017 event on Monday, Apple announced that with the new Metal 2 graphics API in macOS High Sierra, external graphics will be supported by Macs through the Thunderbolt port. Notably, the Cupertino-based company is now selling its own developer kit, termed External Graphics Development Kit, at a price of $599 (roughly Rs. [...]

June 10, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Apple’s External Graphics Development Kit Available for Purchase at $599