Friday 25th May 2018,
Radio Metta

on

I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show

I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show

Some time ago, a man named Stephen found himself yearning for his home-state’s famous peaches. He’d grown up in Georgia, but lived in Nashville, Tennessee, where the peaches—desiccated, tasteless things—barely merited the name. Sensing a market, Stephen started selling Georgia peaches out of the back of his truck. The peach truck was a hit, as [...]

April 21, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on I Sat Through the First Stop on Facebook’s Feel-Good Road Show

Do you fall asleep while binging on Netflix? You could be getting old

Do you fall asleep while binging on Netflix? You could be getting old

If it is common place for you to fall asleep while watching TV, or to groan while bending to pick up a magazine from the floor or forgetting people’s names quite often, then these are tell tale signs that you’re getting old. According to a research, choosing comfort over style and struggling to learn latest [...]

April 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do you fall asleep while binging on Netflix? You could be getting old

Cut down on drinks. Alcohol can raise chances of dementia

Cut down on drinks. Alcohol can raise chances of dementia

Turns out, alcohol consumption is one of the biggest risk factors for dementia. According to a new research conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.A recent study also suggested that the number of [...]

April 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cut down on drinks. Alcohol can raise chances of dementia

Cut down on salt to prevent kidney diseases at young age, say doctors

Cut down on salt to prevent kidney diseases at young age, say doctors

Cutting down on the intake of salt can go a long way in preventing kidney diseases at a young age, say health experts. Kidney failure is among the top five major causes of death in the country. There has been an increase in the number of patients in the age group of 25 to 30 [...]

April 11, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cut down on salt to prevent kidney diseases at young age, say doctors

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

Eating more of dietary fibres that promote a type of gut bacteria may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest. Research findings showed that a diversified high fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,328.81 per ounce by 1.34pm. It hit a one-week high on Wednesday at $1,340.42, before closing lower at $1,325.49 an ounce. Photo: Reuters Gold prices held steady on Thursday as investors awaited more details on US President Donald Trump’s proposed steel and aluminium tariffs, the outcome of the European Central [...]

March 8, 2018 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Global gold prices firm as investors await clarity on Donald Trump’s tariff plan

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Said to Sport Higher Price, Impressive Scores Spotted on Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Said to Sport Higher Price, Impressive Scores Spotted on Geekbench

HIGHLIGHTS Pricing has been reported from several sources in European markets New larger, unmarked renders have been released for the Galaxy S9 series Galaxy S9+ scored marginally higher than the Galaxy S9 on Geekbench Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are getting closer to being unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event, just ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018, in [...]

February 22, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Said to Sport Higher Price, Impressive Scores Spotted on Geekbench

Super pill: This drug could reverse alcohol’s damaging effects on brain

Super pill: This drug could reverse alcohol’s damaging effects on brain

Scientists have found a new pill that could reverse the effects of binge drinking on the brain. The studies of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 weeks of binge-like alcohol consumption on neurogenesis – the ability [...]

February 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Super pill: This drug could reverse alcohol’s damaging effects on brain

NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

“Reactionary criticism” about the health service, especially on social media, risks undermining the NHS, the health minister will say later. Vaughan Gething is expected to warn in a speech that it might put off young people from pursuing health careers. He will also announce that an extra £100m for NHS Wales over the next two [...]

February 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on NHS criticism on social media ‘risks undermining health service’

Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Periods of skeletal muscle growth are “remembered” by the genes in the muscle, helping them to grow larger later in life, said the study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The research can have important implications in how athletes train, recover from injury, and also has potentially far-reaching consequences for athletes caught cheating. “If an [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Study on muscle memory could impact athletes caught using performance-enhancing drugs

Oppo, Qualcomm Partner on 5G Mobile Phones

Oppo, Qualcomm Partner on 5G Mobile Phones

Chinese smartphone maker Oppo on Monday announced a partnership with chipmaker Qualcomm, where Qualcomm will support Oppo to make 5G-ready mobile phones. As part of the “5G Pioneer Initiative”, Qualcomm will provide comprehensive solutions such as the radio frequency front-end field to Oppo, it was announced at the 2018 Qualcomm Technology Day in China. “In the future, Oppo will [...]

January 31, 2018 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Oppo, Qualcomm Partner on 5G Mobile Phones

Dear teens, the advertisements on your favourite TV show may be making you fat

Dear teens, the advertisements on your favourite TV show may be making you fat

Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food. Curbing these ads may help decrease the risk of rising obesity, which is a key factor in the development of deadly illness such diabetes, cardiovascular disease and [...]

January 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear teens, the advertisements on your favourite TV show may be making you fat