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Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Harsh Vardhan had this week written to the chief ministers of Delhi, Bengal, Odisha and Telangana, asking them to join the Jan Aarogya Yojana, a public-funded scheme that provides hospitalisation cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per household per year.Telegraph file picture AddThis Sharing Buttons Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday described a [...]

June 9, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Whose health scheme is better? Arvind Kejriwal and Centre spar

Moving the body, boosting the mind: running your way to better mental health

Moving the body, boosting the mind: running your way to better mental health

Ionce lived a life almost ruled by anxiety, intrusive thoughts and paralysing fear. I spent years looking for the thing that would release me, and when I finally found it, it wasn’t medication or therapy (although both helped). It was running. It gave me a feeling that there was a world out there beckoning me, [...]

March 4, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Moving the body, boosting the mind: running your way to better mental health

Budget 2019: Real estate industry expects better affordability for buyers and reduced costs for developers

Budget 2019: Real estate industry expects better affordability for buyers and reduced costs for developers

From the upcoming interim budget, real estate sector stakeholders will be looking forward to measures that will boost demand and lower costs for developers. Expansion of the income tax deductions available to home buyers can incentivize first time buyers and support demand growth. The deduction available on interest paid on loans taken for acquisition of [...]

January 16, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2019: Real estate industry expects better affordability for buyers and reduced costs for developers

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50% lower risk of dying prematurely [...]

August 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smokers better off quitting, even with the risk of weight gain

Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Sleep is crucial for good health. A lot of studies have thrown light on how not getting enough rest can affect you. Insufficient sleep can double your chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol. And according to a study conducted by the Columbia [...]

August 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Artificial Intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

Artificial Intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

An artificial intelligence system can better detect skin cancer than experienced dermatologists, a study has found. Researchers trained a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning known as a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas (the most lethal form of skin [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Turns out, tolerating an infection without eliminating a pathogen is far more beneficial than simply killing it. According to a research conducted by the McGill University Health Centre, some scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to ‘tolerate’ rather than ‘resist’ infection to maintain health. The concept, [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

Arifa, Afreen, and Shabana, class VIII students of Milan HS School in Banekutchi of Nalbari district, tied a plastic cover over a leaf of a small plant. The next day, observing the water droplets that had formed inside the cover, they learnt about the process of photosynthesis. Back in their classrooms, they found out from [...]

October 29, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed, according to a recent study. There is also some evidence that job quality is important for health and well being, although some studies suggest people in poor quality jobs are still better off in terms [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

For treating persistent pain after a car crash, prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) are no more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen, a new study finds. “You’d think there would be a wealth of studies comparing our ‘go-to’ pain meds, but there just aren’t,” said study lead author Dr. Francesca Beaudoin. [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

Best phone for Rs 20,000? No, not Lenovo Z2 Plus, here are 4 phones that are better

Best phone for Rs 20,000? No, not Lenovo Z2 Plus, here are 4 phones that are better

wali is almost here. This means it is that time of the year when many of you buy a phone or two, among a bit of some more festive shopping that happens inevitably. Nowadays, Rs 20,000 is sort of money that ought to fetch buyers a good enough phone. This phone won’t be something in [...]

October 17, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Best phone for Rs 20,000? No, not Lenovo Z2 Plus, here are 4 phones that are better

A better tomorrow

A better tomorrow

In early 2004, home loan rates sank to a record low of under 7.5 per cent, thanks to the liberalisation of the Indian economy. Real estate investment was then an option only for the rich, but the low borrowing rates encouraged people from all income groups to step forward, which led to the average age [...]

August 26, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on A better tomorrow