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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

Are you overweight or obese? You can now blame it on your genes

Are you overweight or obese? You can now blame it on your genes

You can blame your genes for your obesity as researchers have found 13 genes that carry variations associated with body mass index (BMI). The researchers identified 14 genetic variations in 13 genes, including a risky copy variation — a phenomenon in which sections of the genome are repeated — that causes carriers to weigh 15 [...]

January 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are you overweight or obese? You can now blame it on your genes

Xiaomi Redmi 5A to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today: What You Should Know

Xiaomi Redmi 5A to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today: What You Should Know

Buyers of either Redmi 5A variant can get Rs. 1,000 cashback from Reliance Jio HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Redmi 5A price in India starts at Rs. 5,999 for 2GB RAM variant However, first 5 million 2GB RAM units sold will get a Rs. 1,000 discount The 3GB RAM variant price starts at Rs. 6,999 Xiaomi Redmi 5A, [...]

December 23, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Xiaomi Redmi 5A to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today: What You Should Know

What is ROI, or Return on Investment?

What is ROI, or Return on Investment?

We bandy acronyms about so much that sometimes we assume everyone knows what they mean. Take the acronym ROI. While experienced business people may have an idea of what that means, I’ve had new entrepreneurs and non-native English speakers sheepishly ask me, “What is  ROI?” ROI stands for “return on investment.” Often you see “return [...]

December 21, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on What is ROI, or Return on Investment?

With no deal on children’s health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

With no deal on children’s health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For Nancy Minoui of Portland, Oregon, and Crystal Lett of Dublin, Ohio, Congress’ failure to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling. For Minoui, it’s about how to provide care for her daughter, Marion Burgess, born last Valentine’s Day with a hole in her [...]

December 14, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on With no deal on children’s health plan, U.S. states scramble for Plan B

iOS 11.2 Update Now Available to Download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: What’s New

iOS 11.2 Update Now Available to Download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: What’s New

  HIGHLIGHTS All iOS 11-running iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models are compatible iOS 11.2 includes Apple Pay Cash and faster wireless charging New iOS update also fixes date crashing bug on iPhone and iPad models Apple has released iOS 11.2 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch models. Amongst the list of new features, the new iOS [...]

December 6, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on iOS 11.2 Update Now Available to Download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: What’s New

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Announced, Goes on Sale

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Announced, Goes on Sale

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition announced for India New Limited Edition to go on sale in the country on December 15 It’s expected to sport specifications identical to original OnePlus 5T Celebrating its third anniversary in India, OnePlus on Monday announced the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in association with Star Wars: The Last [...]

December 6, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Announced, Goes on Sale

HTC Teases Squeeze Feature on New U-Series Smartphone, Hands-on Video Emerges

HTC Teases Squeeze Feature on New U-Series Smartphone, Hands-on Video Emerges

HIGHLIGHTS The latest official teaser confirms a squeeze feature A hands-on video gives a glimpse of new development Two new U-series handsets are apparently in the pipeline HTC has teased the squeeze feature of its upcoming U-series smartphone ahead of its [formal launch on Thursday. A hands-on video has also emerged online to give a glimpse of [...]

November 23, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on HTC Teases Squeeze Feature on New U-Series Smartphone, Hands-on Video Emerges