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Investing in real estate? These micro markets can give good returns

Investing in real estate? These micro markets can give good returns

We examine the factors that have worked for these pockets and tell you why you should consider buying property in these hotspots. There is an uncanny similarity between the stock market and the real estate market today. Though the overall equity market is looking weak, there are several stocks worth investing right now. Similarly, though the [...]

February 19, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Investing in real estate? These micro markets can give good returns

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We [...]

February 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans

Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans

Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans, according to a study conducted on macaques. Prior studies of survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have revealed sexual transmission of Ebola virus, and that viral RNA (Ebola virus genetic material) can persist in semen following recovery. While little is known about viral persistence [...]

February 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ebola virus can infect reproductive organs of humans

A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

In elderly hospitalised people, the risk of sustaining a fall can be predicted through an easy physical performance test, suggests a research. A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls [...]

February 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

Want your child to have stronger bones? Encourage them for ball games or circuit strength training as it may help them to develop stronger bones, a new study has claimed. According to the researchers, eight to ten-year-old school children develop stronger bones, increased muscular strength and improved balance when ball games or circuit training are [...]

February 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on It’s a goal! Ball games can boost bone health in school children

Painkillers affect thoughts: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen can influence your emotions

Painkillers affect thoughts: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen can influence your emotions

Popping over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen may relieve your pain but they could also influence your thoughts and emotions, a new study has claimed. The study showed that these pain killers influence how people process information, experience feelings of hurt and react to emotionally evocative images. “In many ways, the findings are alarming,” [...]

February 13, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Painkillers affect thoughts: Ibuprofen, acetaminophen can influence your emotions

Regular exercise and getting enough sleep can help lower blood pressure naturally

Regular exercise and getting enough sleep can help lower blood pressure naturally

People with high blood pressure often need several medications, but it turns out, lifestyle changes can ratchet it down too. According to the Daily Express, here are four ways to naturally lower your blood pressure: – Regular exercise: It could help lower your blood pressure. Exercise could range from intense sport, to simply going for a [...]

February 2, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Regular exercise and getting enough sleep can help lower blood pressure naturally

This is how the flu can actually kill you

This is how the flu can actually kill you

This week, you might have read reports of the Australian flu doing the rounds and even taking people’s lives. It sounds pretty scary, right? While in the majority of cases the flu doesn’t end in death, in some eventualities it can. However, most flu-related deaths occur in older people and young children because they’re most vulnerable. But exactly how [...]

January 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is how the flu can actually kill you

Are you overweight or obese? You can now blame it on your genes

Are you overweight or obese? You can now blame it on your genes

You can blame your genes for your obesity as researchers have found 13 genes that carry variations associated with body mass index (BMI). The researchers identified 14 genetic variations in 13 genes, including a risky copy variation — a phenomenon in which sections of the genome are repeated — that causes carriers to weigh 15 [...]

January 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are you overweight or obese? You can now blame it on your genes

Dear men, there’s good news for you. Yoga can slow down ageing of the brain

Dear men, there’s good news for you. Yoga can slow down ageing of the brain

Practising yoga regularly can slow down ageing of the brain and help it stay young, claims a study. The study by the researchers of the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), said that yoga might help in prevention of age-related degeneration by changing cardiometabolic risk factors and brain-derived neurotrophic factors among men. A [...]

January 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear men, there’s good news for you. Yoga can slow down ageing of the brain

This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

It’s no surprise that many of us pick staying fit as a New Year’s resolution. Here are some simple tips by Arushi Verma, co-founder, FITPASS that will help you stay motivated. Be specific – Getting healthy and fit is a vague goal. So, in the coming year, be specific if you want to lose weight/ inches [...]

January 8, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

Telecom business ‘money guzzler’, only few players with deep pockets can enjoy, says Anil Ambani

Telecom business ‘money guzzler’, only few players with deep pockets can enjoy, says Anil Ambani

Apart from announcing a new revival plan to reduce the company’s debt problem, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) on Tuesday said the telecom had become a “money guzzler”, a business where only those with “deep pockets” could remain in the game. As per the debt-restructuring plan, the company will raise about Rs 25, 000 crore [...]

December 27, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Telecom business ‘money guzzler’, only few players with deep pockets can enjoy, says Anil Ambani