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Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

HIGHLIGHTS Saudi Arabia recently granted citizenship to a robot It is more of a “symbolic gesture” meant to draw the attention, he said “But actually machines created many more jobs than they eliminated” As Saudi Arabia’s decision to grant citizenship to a robot makes international headlines, a top official of the Indian IT industry body [...]

December 2, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence Has Come of Age, Says Nasscom President R Chandrashekhar

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Here’s another reason to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as according to scientists, a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of a deadly heart failure. According to the study, people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

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

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

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

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

The treasure-filled Florida home of Design Miami founder Craig Robins

The treasure-filled Florida home of Design Miami founder Craig Robins

If Miami is the Magic City, Craig Robins is its tireless conjurer. As founder and chief executive of the real estate company Dacra, Robins has been pulling off seemingly impossible feats since the late 1980s. He transformed the moribund art deco neighbourhood of South Beach into a glittering destination. More recently he has turned the [...]

November 14, 2017 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on The treasure-filled Florida home of Design Miami founder Craig Robins

Benefits of Potatoes: 14 Incredible Benefits of this Super Vegetable That You May Not Have Known

Benefits of Potatoes: 14 Incredible Benefits of this Super Vegetable That You May Not Have Known

You see them in your curries, you see them in your stews, street-side chaat, homemade pulavs and biryani, you see them everywhere. Potatoes are an indispensable part of Indian cooking and we aren’t complaining! It’s ability to blend into any preparation and shine as one the star ingredients is what makes it a favourite in kitchens both home [...]

November 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Benefits of Potatoes: 14 Incredible Benefits of this Super Vegetable That You May Not Have Known

When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans

When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans

Earlier this year I went to an event in Austin, Texas, billed as a sneak preview of the evolution of our species. The #Bdyhax Conference, which took place in a downtown exhibition complex, promised a front-row insight into the coming “singularity” – that nirvana foretold by science fiction in which biology and technology would fuse and [...]

October 29, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans

How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

Runny nose, scratchy throat or a tickly cough? It’s horrible knowing that a cold is already in your system – and that it’s only going to get worse. We’ve all heard that wrapping up warm and drinking plenty of fluids will help you recover once a bug has struck, but are there any tips and tricks that [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the [...]

October 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, [...]

October 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season