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Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. Carried out by researchers from Ontario’s Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute as well as from Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, the research is one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in [...]

October 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Surekha Pagare was on her way to work in Mumbai when she broke out into a sweat. She became breathless and her neck began to hurt. She dismissed this odd discomfort as tiredness caused by her stressful routine as a mammography technician. But she knew something was off. She decided to get tested, just to [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Meditation appears to decrease stress, anxiety and depression, but a recent study has shown that doing meditation daily can lower your chances of dying from heart disease. Although the practice of meditation dates back as far as 5,000 BC and is associated with certain philosophies and religions, still meditation is increasingly practised as a secular [...]

October 6, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stay calm and meditate. It will protect you from heart disease

Do you work for an abusive boss? Don’t worry, it will backfire on them in the long run

Do you work for an abusive boss? Don’t worry, it will backfire on them in the long run

Bosses who bully their employees experience well-being for only a short while, as abusive behaviour takes a toll on the mental state of supervisors after about a week, a study has found. “The moral of the story is that although abuse may be helpful and even mentally restorative for supervisors in the short-term, over the [...]

October 6, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you work for an abusive boss? Don’t worry, it will backfire on them in the long run

Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

If you are a really emotional person, then this news might be really important for you. A recent research has found that emotional responses to failure rather than cognitive ones are more effective at improving people’s results for the next time they tackle the next related task. Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you get emotional after failure? It may improve your decision-making skills

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

If your child just started taking solids, and half of your day is spent in wondering what to feed him or her, and also questioning where the food comes from, and how it is produced, then you are not alone. This is a common cause of concern amongst new mothers and parents across the world [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Organic Baby Food: Is It Safer and Healthier for Your Baby?

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Most of us know how important getting enough exercise is, but with the fast pace of modern life, everyday responsibilities can sometimes get in the way. For those struggling to find the time to fit in a workout Dr Irvin Sulapas, assistant professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, has some [...]

September 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to exercise but can’t find the time? Here’s how to make it a part of your routine

Is it safe to take expired medication?

Is it safe to take expired medication?

The bottle of NyQuil always seems to be grimy, faded, and buried beneath layers of toiletries when you come down with a sudden cold. Tired and sniffling, you peer at the label. The medication expired six months ago. At that moment, it’s easy to question the number printed on the bottle: How solid is that [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Is it safe to take expired medication?

Having a ‘title’: what it means in real estate

Having a ‘title’: what it means in real estate

Confused about real estate law? Baffled by all the legalese? In our latest series on simplifying real estate law for you, our legal expert explains the concept of title. What is title in real estate? In the context of real estate, having a ‘title’ refers to having a bundle of rights that arise from the [...]

August 27, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Having a ‘title’: what it means in real estate

Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

Boosting daily requirement of Vitamin C may be helpful in curbing the development of leukemia — a deadly blood cancer, a study has found. Previous studies have shown that people with lower levels of ascorbate (Vitamin C) are at an increased cancer risk but the reasons were not fully understood. The new study, published in the journal [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

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

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?