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New, more accurate blood test developed for peanut allergies

New, more accurate blood test developed for peanut allergies

British scientists have developed a much more reliable blood test for diagnosing peanut allergies, which leads the way for a better method of diagnosing them. Peanuts are the most common reason of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on New, more accurate blood test developed for peanut allergies

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

Turns out, whooping cough is more widespread than previously known. According to a study conducted by the Public Health Ontario, whooping cough cases are happening much more frequently than previously known, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease. Whooping cough (formally known as pertussis) is a highly [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

6 herbs for your kitchen garden, from tulsi to triphala to Guduchi, more

6 herbs for your kitchen garden, from tulsi to triphala to Guduchi, more

Ayurveda texts and modern research says that herbs contain compounds that have beneficial health properties which can protect from lifestyle disorders. Dr Shruthi M Hegde, Ayurveda expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, suggests incorporating the following herbs in your diet to practice preventive wellness and take a concrete step towards maintaining good health: Tulasi has compounds [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 6 herbs for your kitchen garden, from tulsi to triphala to Guduchi, more

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

As if losing weight could be any more of an incentive in itself for obese or overweight people, recent studies have revealed a link between shedding those extra layers of cellulose and sleep apnoea, a sleep related problem. According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide’s Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few [...]

April 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

Spring Retail Shuffle: Anthropologie Home, Love Your Melon, Sephora & more

Spring Retail Shuffle: Anthropologie Home, Love Your Melon, Sephora & more

Rendering of The Dayton’s Project COURTESY THE DAYTON’S PROJECT Daylight Savings has begun—and with longer days and melting snow comes a wave of new store openings in the Twin Cities this spring. Here’s what’s new and next at local retail hot spots: 50th & France: The retail-heavy intersection in Edina has several new store openings. [...]

March 14, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Spring Retail Shuffle: Anthropologie Home, Love Your Melon, Sephora & more

Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Turns out, genetics make Asians and Europeans susceptible to severe dengue, a new study has stated. As globalisation and climate change spread tropical infectious diseases around the globe, not all populations have the same degree of susceptibility. A study conducted by researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and the Institute for Research, and Innovation in [...]

March 6, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, Asians are more vulnerable to severe dengue

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Here’s another reason to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as according to scientists, a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of a deadly heart failure. According to the study, people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

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

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies [...]

August 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways [...]

July 14, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Features from Twitter, Pinterest, Plus More Small Biz Headlines

New Features from Twitter, Pinterest, Plus More Small Biz Headlines

Social media isn’t just for promoting your small business — it can also be a great resource for providing customer service. And this week, Twitter added a location sharing feature that can make it easier for some businesses communicating with customers using direct messages. And Twitter wasn’t the only social media platform to add new [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on New Features from Twitter, Pinterest, Plus More Small Biz Headlines

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 [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Call for more championing of NZ’s PhD scheme