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Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

Autodesk Autodesk president and CEO Andrew Anagnost. Autodesk this week agreed to buy construction software company PlanGrid for $875 million. The San Francisco-based start-up previously raised $69 million in funding from investors including YCombinator, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. PlanGrid enables real-time construction tracking for contractors and and architects. Autodesk “makes software for people who [...]

November 25, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top VC deals: Chinese AI robots land $150 million; a high school esports league picks up a major league backer

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk [...]

September 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research. Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings showed that compared with participants who had LDL [...]

August 24, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

If you have high cholesterol levels avoid these foods full of trans fats

If you have high cholesterol levels avoid these foods full of trans fats

Fat is an important part of any balanced diet but the type of fat you eat matters the most particularly when it comes to cholesterol levels, so make sure you are avoiding the ones that cause health problems. Manoj Acharya, food consultant at Zappfresh and Mehar Rajput, nutritionist and dietician at Fitpass tells us about [...]

May 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on If you have high cholesterol levels avoid these foods full of trans fats

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Chronic poor sleep may contribute to cognitive decline, according to a study that shows wakeful brain produces more of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta than its waste-disposal system can handle. Levels of the protein rise, potentially setting off a sequence of changes to the brain that can end with dementia, researchers said. “This study is [...]

January 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

London stock market hits record high; world’s richest get even richer – business live

London stock market hits record high; world’s richest get even richer – business live

A small toy figure is seen on representations of the Bitcoin virtual currency. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters Over in New York, the US stock market has opened very slightly higher as traders return to work after the Christmas break. The Dow Jones industrial average rose by 16 points, or 0.07%, with the S&P 500 and the [...]

December 27, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on London stock market hits record high; world’s richest get even richer – business live

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

FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

The central food regulator has been very proactive with regard to issues like safety and standards, including labelling of packaged products and nutrient content, which has led to a sharp rise in the number of notices, orders and guidelines issued by it since 2015. A series of notifications and guidelines have been issued by the Food [...]

August 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI in high gear to make food safer

Too young for NEET? 17 years is the minimum age to appear in exam, rules high court

Too young for NEET? 17 years is the minimum age to appear in exam, rules high court

The Punjab and Haryana high court has held that a student should be 17 years old to take the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. The high court bench of justice RK Jain, while dismissing the plea of a Jind resident, Ranbir Singh Malik, said that a candidate taking the exam without [...]

June 28, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Too young for NEET? 17 years is the minimum age to appear in exam, rules high court

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

Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

India’s third largest real estate company, Indiabulls Real Estate’s board is planning to do some restructuring in its business. The board of the company considered the possibility of streamlining the company’s existing ‘residential’, ‘commercial’ and ‘leasing’ businesses by segregating the ‘commercial and leasing’ business segment. The company has two options to restructure its business. One [...]

April 17, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Indiabulls Real Estate touches 52W high on restructuring plans

Burkini ban overturned by France high court

Burkini ban overturned by France high court

France’s top administrative court overturned a burkini ban in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world. The ruling by the Council of State on Friday specifically concerns a ban on the Muslim garment in the [...]

August 26, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Burkini ban overturned by France high court