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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

Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

Fixing the balance of gut bacteria by introducing a specific kind of “good” bug could help treat Crohn’s disease, a painful, inflammatory bowel condition that affects millions worldwide, said researchers. Symptoms of Crohn’s disease include frequent diarrhea, fever, cramping, fatigue, rectal bleeding and unexplained weight loss. Previous research said that gut bacteria can be useful [...]

November 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Gut bacteria holds the key to solving Crohn’s disease

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

Are Fruit Seeds Harmful? Know The Answer Here.

Are Fruit Seeds Harmful? Know The Answer Here.

Fruits are the one of the most healthiest foods on this planet, rich in nutrients helping the body to cope up with a variety of deficiencies and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. According to nutritionists, half of the portion of your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, to provide enough strength to stay healthy [...]

November 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are Fruit Seeds Harmful? Know The Answer Here.

The state that is leading the way on health care

The state that is leading the way on health care

Could a state in one of the farthest corners of our country finally help us turn a corner on health care? It looked like that on Tuesday when the people of Maine voted decisively to expand Medicaid over the wishes of their governor, Paul LePage, bringing health care coverage to 70,000 people in the state, many for [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on The state that is leading the way on health care

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

Nine countries have issued health warnings about the plague

Nine countries have issued health warnings about the plague

Most of us will have studied the plague (otherwise known as the ‘Black Death’) at school. It was a pandemic that spread throughout Europe, wiping out around 50 million people as it went, during the 13th and 14th centuries. Sound familiar? Well, according to health warnings issued by nine different countries across Africa, it looks [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Nine countries have issued health warnings about the plague

The bedtime routine that guarantees a good night’s sleep

The bedtime routine that guarantees a good night’s sleep

10pm: Have a protein + carb-rich snack Eating this combo an hour before bedtime is the first step to a restful night: “Your brain needs the protein to produce melatonin and serotonin, chemicals important for sleep, and the carbs help your body absorb the protein,” says Kathryn Lee, RN, PhD, professor and associate dean for [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on The bedtime routine that guarantees a good night’s sleep

Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Children who receive higher levels of Vitamin D during infancy and childhood may be significantly at a lower risk of developing islet autoimmunity as well as Type 1 diabetes, according to a study. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that is increasing by 3-5% annually worldwide and occurs when the body’s immune system [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

As we move towards darker nights that will take us into winter, now is a great time to head to bed earlier and set a new sleep schedule. Sleep expert Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley professor and author of the recently released, Why We Sleep, says that getting a sufficient amount of shut-eye can do wonders [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Feeling tired and sleepy all the time? Here’s how to get more shut-eye in winter

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?