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News Daily: Trump comments defended and Burkina Faso attack

News Daily: Trump comments defended and Burkina Faso attack

The White House has issued a statement clarifying comments made by President Donald Trump as he faces sustained criticism for not explicitly condemning the far-right organisers of Saturday’s violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a woman was killed. Several Republican senators have urged the president to “call evil by its name” and the US national security [...]

August 14, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on News Daily: Trump comments defended and Burkina Faso attack

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

At the 2014 Edinburgh fringe, the trailblazing Every Brilliant Thing – written by Duncan Macmillan and performed by Jonny Donahoe – talked to us about depression in a refreshingly warm, open and honest way. A year later, Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn’s Fake It ’Til You Make It tackled the taboo subject of male depression and was one of a [...]

August 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Edinburgh festival shows examine mental health – with sticky tape and silliness

Have you tried Face Yoga? Stretching face muscles prevents skin-ageing and sagginess

Have you tried Face Yoga? Stretching face muscles prevents skin-ageing and sagginess

Face Yoga has been making a name for itself as an alternative anti-ageing beauty treatmentfor some time now. The concept involves using exercises to tone, lift and sculpt muscles in the face and counteract sagginess and puffiness for a rejuvenated appearance. Back in 2015, a pop-up called SkinGym Face Fitness established itself in New York offering [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Have you tried Face Yoga? Stretching face muscles prevents skin-ageing and sagginess

Let’s talk depression and create awareness

Let’s talk depression and create awareness

In 2015, Aanchal (name changed) was told by her doctor that she was suffering from clinical depression. A severe mental illness (mind that illness is not same as disorder), that made her go through one of the toughest times of her life. Having friends around did not make things any easier for Aanchal. In fact, [...]

July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Let’s talk depression and create awareness

Ubuntu Linux Distro Now Available on the Windows Store: Here’s How You Can Download and Install It

Ubuntu Linux Distro Now Available on the Windows Store: Here’s How You Can Download and Install It

Keeping true to a promise it made during the Build conference in May, Microsoft has now made Ubuntu available on the Windows Store. The popular Linux distribution was already listed in the Windows Store for some back in May, but is now available for all to download and run in Windows 10. Notably, the distro can [...]

July 11, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Ubuntu Linux Distro Now Available on the Windows Store: Here’s How You Can Download and Install It

Restoring student polls in Lucknow and other varsities on VCs conference agenda

Restoring student polls in Lucknow and other varsities on VCs conference agenda

Lucknow: Restoration of student union elections in state universities will be discussed at the vice chancellor’s (VCs) conference to be held in Lucknow on Thursday. More than 20 heads of universities will be participating in the first, the first of its kind after the BJP government came to power in March this year Governor Ram [...]

July 6, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Restoring student polls in Lucknow and other varsities on VCs conference agenda

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

You’ve probably been seeing an increase in Legionnaires’ disease coverage in the news lately. Legionnaires’ was blamed for the illnesses of four L.A. Fitness gym members in Florida late last month, and a New York City police officer is currently in the hospital recovering from Legionnaires’ as well. (Fellow cops were warned not to shower at a precinct in East Harlem, where traces of the [...]

June 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

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

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Simply put, asthma is a condition wherein a person’s airway is inflamed, narrowed to an extent that it restricts him/her from breathing normally. The airway gets swollen and also produces extra mucus. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology estimates nearly 300 million people suffering from asthma across the world. Close to 250,000 die [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

As you sit indulgently in your air-conditioned room, take an air conditioned car to commute, every distance as minute and far-stretched, you also know what stake, with this heavy dependence on diesel car- our overall physical activity, health, depletion of resources, standard of air we breathe. Air pollution is one of the rampant concerns of the [...]

May 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Air Pollution Can Alter Heart Structure and Also Cause Heart Failure

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Health experts, we should eat at least five portions of fruits and vegetables everyday as they’re a great source of fiber, antioxidants and several other vitamins and minerals. But are all vegetables as healthy as we think they are? They may not be, according to this new study. Some health experts are [...]

May 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A Protein in Cucumbers, Potatoes and Other Vegetables Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses

Many people are aware that big companies are much more likely than small businesses to offer employer-sponsored health insurance to their employees. The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), an annual effort to query nearly 40,000 establishments, conducted by the Federal Government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that only 34.8 percent of private sector [...]

May 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Differs at Big and Small Businesses