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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

September 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

New subtype of prostate cancer identified by researchers

New subtype of prostate cancer identified by researchers

Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about 7% of patients with advanced diseases. The subtype is characterised by loss of the gene CDK12. It was found to be a more common in metastatic prostate cancer compared to early stage tumours that had not spread, said the study published in [...]

June 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on New subtype of prostate cancer identified by researchers

5 hot home decor trends for spring, as revealed by Etsy

5 hot home decor trends for spring, as revealed by Etsy

‘This season’s freshest looks are all about showing off a little personality,’ says Etsy, who have just unveiled their trend guide for spring. If you’re looking for a stylish home refresh then you’ve come to the right place, as there are some beautiful furnishings that will brighten up your space and and a little colour to your interiors. [...]

May 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on 5 hot home decor trends for spring, as revealed by Etsy

Antiepileptic drugs if used by pregnant women could lead to birth defects

Antiepileptic drugs if used by pregnant women could lead to birth defects

A group of researchers have found that a common drug for treating epileptic seizures if used by pregnant women can lead to birth defects. The UC Davis School of Medicine study discovered that it interferes with glutamate signaling in earliest stages of nervous system development. The research, conducted in frogs, could inform the development of [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Antiepileptic drugs if used by pregnant women could lead to birth defects

How recycling capacity in muscles is enhanced by resistance training

How recycling capacity in muscles is enhanced by resistance training

Resistance training, a form of exercise that forces your skeletal muscles to contract, enhances the recycling capacity in muscles, finds a recent study. Autophagy is a major catabolic route in cells responsible for the clearance of proteins and organelles. Pathological levels of autophagy are associated with muscle wasting, but physiological levels are important for cellular [...]

April 11, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How recycling capacity in muscles is enhanced by resistance training

Protect your bones by opting for Mediterranean diet

Protect your bones by opting for Mediterranean diet

Consuming a Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat may boost bones and muscle mass in postmenopausal women, a study suggests. Researchers found that menopause is characterised by a decline in estrogen levels that speeds a woman’s loss of bone [...]

March 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Protect your bones by opting for Mediterranean diet

Pacific Heights mansion, inspired by Art Deco era, asks $17.8 million

Pacific Heights mansion, inspired by Art Deco era, asks $17.8 million

Photos courtesy of David Bellings, Coldwell Banker Inching its way into the top five priciest properties on the San Francisco market, this circa-1917 manse in tony Pacific Heights is quite the stunner, especially for neo-Art Deco fans with an eye on the past. Coming in at six beds, five baths, and roughly 8,900 square feet spread [...]

March 10, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Pacific Heights mansion, inspired by Art Deco era, asks $17.8 million

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Design Outed by Case Maker, Animoji-Like Avatars Tipped

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Design Outed by Case Maker, Animoji-Like Avatars Tipped

HIGHLIGHTS Dbrand has revealed renders for both the phones The Galaxy S9+ has been shown to sport a dual camera setup Pre-orders for skins and wraps are currently live Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been outed in yet another set of renders, this time courtesy accessories maker Dbrand. The renders reveal the front and back panel [...]

January 31, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Design Outed by Case Maker, Animoji-Like Avatars Tipped

Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

According to Ayurvedacharya Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director Jiva Ayurveda, “Ayurveda believes that there are three types of immunity: 1. Sahaj (hereditary), or immunity you’re born with. 2. Kalaj (seasonal), or immunity that comes and goes with seasons/age/time. 3. Yuktikrit (established), or immunity you can develop with a regular and balanced diet, and systemic practice of [...]

January 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world’s top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung’s appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a jury award of about $120 million (roughly Rs. 776 crores) in favour of Apple. The justices left in place a 2016 ruling by the US [...]

December 16, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Apple’s $120 Million Patent Award From Samsung Upheld by US Supreme Court

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

A haircut at most barber shops in India is followed by a head massage. It often ends with a `neck-crack’, when the barber holds you by the chin and turns the neck sharply to the left and right. Like countless Indian men, Ajay Kumar, 54, came away from the salon feeling refreshed after the haircutand-massage [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Neck massage by barber may damage nerve, cause paralysis

WhatsApp To Get UPI Payments Feature By Year End

WhatsApp To Get UPI Payments Feature By Year End

  You should soon be able to send your friends money using WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned company expects to roll out support for UPI (Unified Payment Interface) to its messaging app WhatsApp by the end of the year, a person familiar with the matter said. WhatsApp is in advanced talks with banks and lobby organisation NPCI to add support for [...]

July 11, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WhatsApp To Get UPI Payments Feature By Year End