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Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

Products high in calories, salt, sugar or fat are more likely to make low- or no-content claims. To make healthy choices, look for what a product contains rather than what it doesn’t. Food packaging labels may make you feel you are making healthy choices, but the claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the [...]

March 18, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sugar-free, low-fat claims could be misleading. Here’s how to decode food labels.

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet. Experiments like those that let a paralyzed person swig coffee using a robotic arm, or that let blind people “see” spots of light, have proven the huge potential of computers that interface with the brain. But the [...]

February 9, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical

Get health insurance at work? Here’s how ACA repeal could affect you

Get health insurance at work? Here’s how ACA repeal could affect you

Recent attention about the planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act has focused on the 20 million people who might lose their health insurance if President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is dismantled by Republicans in Congress. But people who get insurance through their employers – an estimated 150 million Americans – may also [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Get health insurance at work? Here’s how ACA repeal could affect you

Brexit migration rules could harm City’s lead in financial services technology

Brexit migration rules could harm City’s lead in financial services technology

London’s lead in financial services technology risks being blunted by bureaucratic new migration rules, according to business leaders cited by the latest House of Lords report on leaving the European Union. Peers conclude that the fast-growing sector is one of a number of world-beating industries at risk if London loses its status as an international [...]

December 15, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Brexit migration rules could harm City’s lead in financial services technology

With A Little Push, Technology Could Help Clear The Air In Delhi-NCR

With A Little Push, Technology Could Help Clear The Air In Delhi-NCR

Over the past week, Delhi has remained under the grip of dense smog. This year’s pollution levels are the highest ever measured in two decades. Newspapers reported that much of this pollution originated in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana where farmers burn their fields to dispose crop residue. But they were short on [...]

November 11, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on With A Little Push, Technology Could Help Clear The Air In Delhi-NCR

Trump, Congress could use ‘must-pass’ bills to bring health fixes

Trump, Congress could use ‘must-pass’ bills to bring health fixes

Kaiser Health News Throughout the campaign, President-Elect Donald Trump’s entire health message consisted of promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That remains difficult with Democrats still commanding enough power in the Senate to block the 60 votes needed for a full repeal. Republicans could use fast-track budget authority to make some major changes to [...]

November 9, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump, Congress could use ‘must-pass’ bills to bring health fixes

‘Crazy’ Hike In Saudi Visa Fees Could Impact Business Ties

‘Crazy’ Hike In Saudi Visa Fees Could Impact Business Ties

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA:  A seven-fold hike in visa fees to do business in Saudi Arabia risks deterring the foreign investment needed to transform its oil-dependent economy, diplomats and other sources say. But a senior Saudi business leader has dismissed such concerns, insisting the country’s most sought-after business partners could easily afford the new charges. “It’s [...]

October 21, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on ‘Crazy’ Hike In Saudi Visa Fees Could Impact Business Ties

New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

Researchers have developed a blood test that may help detect heart disease in asymptomatic individuals by measuring the immune system’s response to inflammation, a symptom tied to various age-related diseases like dementia and arthritis. In a nine-year-long study of 90 people without heart disease, the test, which spits out a number indicating risk, was better [...]

October 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

The pigeon paradox: Feeding them could be bad for your lungs

The pigeon paradox: Feeding them could be bad for your lungs

When G.S. Srinivas took his mother, K. Sitakumari, to a pulmonologist for a recurring breathing problem, the doctor’s line of questioning seemed bizarre. “Do you live in close proximity to pigeons,” the doctor had asked. When the answer was in the affirmative, the doctor’s prescription was even stranger — put up a fish net and [...]

September 6, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on The pigeon paradox: Feeding them could be bad for your lungs

Washington and Oregon offer everything you could want and more in the US’s Northwest

Washington and Oregon offer everything you could want and more in the US’s Northwest

A case in point is the Pacific Northwest where trends are bucked with every new experience, generalisations are redundant and everything’s just that little bit different – and purposely so. Bookended loosely by the Pacific Ocean at its westernmost edge and the Rocky Mountains to the east, the region is home to the US states [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Washington and Oregon offer everything you could want and more in the US’s Northwest

Hyderabad real estate markets on revival path, areas that could be good investment bets

Hyderabad real estate markets on revival path, areas that could be good investment bets

Hyderabad residential and commercial real estate markets are on revival path and the city is expected to show more growth on the back of government’s infrastructure steps and policy moves. A report by realty consultant JLL said that sales in residential realty market in the city is likely to pick up. It said,”Launches of new [...]

August 18, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Hyderabad real estate markets on revival path, areas that could be good investment bets