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Department of Education must end the billion-dollar student loan collection boondoggle

Department of Education must end the billion-dollar student loan collection boondoggle

Getty Images In the last month, the contracting process for companies vying to be one of the U.S. Department of Education’s debt collectors has spiraled into chaos. Companies that didn’t make the final cut or were fired for misleading student loan borrowers are suing the Department, and the judge overseeing the litigation has issued an [...]

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Brexit: Stripping London of £800bn clearing business could cost investors £80bn, says London Stock Exchange

Brexit: Stripping London of £800bn clearing business could cost investors £80bn, says London Stock Exchange

Two prominent City of London figures have warned EU leaders about the dangers of stripping London of the lucrative euro clearing trade after Brexit. A proposed move could cost investors €100bn (£83bn) over five years, Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, said on Monday. Seperately, Michael Spencer, founder of broker Icap described the [...]

May 22, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Brexit: Stripping London of £800bn clearing business could cost investors £80bn, says London Stock Exchange

Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Wanted to drop out of school, Bharatpur labourer’s son scores 98% in Class 12

Seventeen-year-old Amit Kumar, son of a labourer from Bharatpur, emerged as one of the top scorers in the science stream with 98.2% marks in the Class 12 exams of the Rajasthan Board, the results of which were announced on Monday. Amit scored 100 each in Chemistry and Mathematics and 97 in Physics. The Board did [...]

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World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

Hypertension continues to affect millions across the world and leads to close to 7 million premature death every year globally. The World Health Organisation describes blood pressure as “the force of blood against the artery walls as it circulates through the body. High blood pressure or hypertension is the constant pumping of blood through blood [...]

May 18, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Hypertension Day 2017: Study Suggests High Incidence of Increased Blood Pressure Among Doctors

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Respiratory infection can affect any part of your respiratory tract and make it difficult for you to breathe properly. It can either affect your upper respiratory channel – from sinuses to vocal chords – or the lower tract starting from the vocal chords to the lungs. Besides meddling with your breathing, those suffering from acute [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Respiratory Infection Can Heighten the Risk of Heart Attack by 17 Times

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

In another recent health scare, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), an American multinational known for manufacturing pharmaceutical and consumer goods especially for babies, has been accused of using carcinogenic ingredients in its talcum powder. The world’s largest health care company has been ordered by the  St. Louis jury to pay over 110 million US dollars to a [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

Original art deco home of Betts shoe empire family for sale in Perth for $3m-plus

Original art deco home of Betts shoe empire family for sale in Perth for $3m-plus

With a room just for shoes, a converted ballroom and a wine cellar known as the Pinot Room, the Menora mansion once owned by the family behind the Betts shoe empire is on the market, showing off all the splendour of days gone by. With its art deco opulence and furnished with Gatsby-inspired decor, the [...]

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Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

A researcher holds up two culture plates growing bacteria in the presence of discs containing various antibiotics. Photograph: Science History Images/Alamy Stock Photo Many common antibiotics may double the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, research has shown. A Canadian study has found that taking the drugs raised the chances of having a miscarriage by [...]

May 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Unlocking the potential of technology

Unlocking the potential of technology

Ethnographer and photographer Laura de Reynal has been documenting the work of organisations, such as Mozilla and One Laptop per Child who are helping communities to get online for the first time. The first online experience for these 16-year-olds in Madagascar was browsing Wikipedia and writing what they had discovered on a blackboard. LAURA DE [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Unlocking the potential of technology

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

ating fruits daily can cut the risk of diabetes by 12% Eating healthy meals everyday is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of diabetes. A bowl of fresh fruits can be a refreshing addition to your daily meals. They are full of fiber and antioxidants and supply you the essential micro-nutrients that [...]

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Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme

This is the argument laid out in New Zealand’s PhD tuition strategy for international students 2005-2015, a holistic analysis– a paper by the international director at the University of Aukland, Brett Berquist. In the paper, Berquist argues that the program has boosted the country’s research output and higher education reputation as well as offset the [...]

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Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

We have come across umpteen reports linking obesity to depression. Compared with normal weight adolescents, obese adolescents have a higher prevalence of mental health problems, self-esteem, anxiety, depressive disorders, due to their body image issues. According to a new study things aren’t as picture perfect in the other side of the spectrum too. A significant [...]

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