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Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Watching television for too long may double the chances of developing blood clots, a study has warned. Prolonged TV viewing has already been associated with heart disease, but this is the first study to look at blood clots in veins of the legs, arms, pelvis and lungs known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). Previous research has [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Binge-watchers, beware: You may be at greater risk of developing blood clots

Delhi air pollution: 8 techniques to battle airborne toxins and stay healthy

Delhi air pollution: 8 techniques to battle airborne toxins and stay healthy

Delhi’s air pollution level hit a new high this winter, leaving people gasping for breath. The smog that blankets the city is a result of high air pollution combined with no-wind cold weather conditions. “With little or no signs of improvement, we, on an individual level, have to find ways to beat it,” says Dr [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Delhi air pollution: 8 techniques to battle airborne toxins and stay healthy

Want to shed those extra kilos? Probiotics are a quick solution

Want to shed those extra kilos? Probiotics are a quick solution

Probiotics, which are becoming increasingly trendy, can actually help obese adults to beat the bulge, according to a recent study. Heidi Borgeraas from the Vestfold Hospital Trust in Tønsberg, Norway and colleagues examined the effects of probiotic supplementation on body weight, BMI, fat mass, and fat percentage in overweight or obese subjects. Previous research has [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to shed those extra kilos? Probiotics are a quick solution

iPhone X With Rs. 10,000 Cashback via Airtel Online Store

iPhone X With Rs. 10,000 Cashback via Airtel Online Store

HIGHLIGHTS iPhone X will be available only for postpaid users via Online Store Citibank credit card payments will fetch Rs. 10,000 cashback There will be no EMI option on buying iPhone X from Airtel Airtel has announced that it will sell the iPhone X to customers via its recently launched online store. However, only postpaid customers of [...]

November 23, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on iPhone X With Rs. 10,000 Cashback via Airtel Online Store

Karbonn K9 Smart Selfie Smartphone With 8-Megapixel Front Camera Launched: Price, Specifications

Karbonn K9 Smart Selfie Smartphone With 8-Megapixel Front Camera Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS Karbonn K9 Smart Selfie launched at Rs. 4,890 It sports an 8-megapixel front camera The handset supports VoLTE Domestic handset maker Karbonn on Wednesday unveiled its all-new K9 Smart Selfie smartphone. As the name suggests, the handset is targeted at selfie-obsessed users. It sports matte finish and will be available in Black and Blue [...]

November 23, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Karbonn K9 Smart Selfie Smartphone With 8-Megapixel Front Camera Launched: Price, Specifications

HTC Teases Squeeze Feature on New U-Series Smartphone, Hands-on Video Emerges

HTC Teases Squeeze Feature on New U-Series Smartphone, Hands-on Video Emerges

HIGHLIGHTS The latest official teaser confirms a squeeze feature A hands-on video gives a glimpse of new development Two new U-series handsets are apparently in the pipeline HTC has teased the squeeze feature of its upcoming U-series smartphone ahead of its [formal launch on Thursday. A hands-on video has also emerged online to give a glimpse of [...]

November 23, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on HTC Teases Squeeze Feature on New U-Series Smartphone, Hands-on Video Emerges

Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Last week, the FDA approved a first-of-its-kind medical device to track whether patients are actually taking their medications. The device is a triumph of technology—it may represent an important tool to support team-based care for complex patients—but it forces us to consider a host of new questions about the limits of technology in health care [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Kids and Technology Part Two

Kids and Technology Part Two

Many times the tech can help children learn.    Our special series on kids and technology continues with ways parents can help their children succeed. “One of the reason we push technology so hard is because it’s so important in today’s world,” says Bekah Coleman, a Curator of Education at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Kids and Technology Part Two

The Study of Technology

The Study of Technology

To the Editor: Re “The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech,” by Cathy O’Neil (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, Nov. 14): Ms. O’Neil is right to argue that the study of the effect and ethics of digital technology is urgent, important and deserving of more attention. But we disagree when she suggests that academics have been ignoring these [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The Study of Technology

Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks found their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks, which include risk-seeking behaviour, mental health problems, increased blood pressure, obesity and kidney damage. The study also highlighted the worrying trend of mixing energy drinks with alcohol. Previous research suggested that energy drinks can be [...]

November 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, your love for energy drinks may damage your health

Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

Fixing the balance of gut bacteria by introducing a specific kind of “good” bug could help treat Crohn’s disease, a painful, inflammatory bowel condition that affects millions worldwide, said researchers. Symptoms of Crohn’s disease include frequent diarrhea, fever, cramping, fatigue, rectal bleeding and unexplained weight loss. Previous research said that gut bacteria can be useful [...]

November 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

Ladies, have you been stressed lately? You are at greater risk of obesity

Ladies, have you been stressed lately? You are at greater risk of obesity

Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events in the last few years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study. Such events may also enhance cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer. A recent study said that underweight [...]

November 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ladies, have you been stressed lately? You are at greater risk of obesity