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Why our understanding of obesity treatment is limited

Why our understanding of obesity treatment is limited

According to a research conducted by the George Washington University, despite high prevalence of obesity among US adults, provision of recommended treatments for obesity remains low. Providers cite lack of time, lack of reimbursement, and lack of knowledge as major barriers to treating patients with obesity. The study assessed health care professionals’ (HCPs) knowledge of [...]

March 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Why our understanding of obesity treatment is limited

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Many find questions asked of them during checkups to be intrusive and in some cases, doctors themselves are uncomfortable talking about sexual health Health care on their own terms, rather than having to visit a doctor’s office (Representational Image) We’re taught to feel shame around our sexuality from a young age, as our bodies develop [...]

January 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Our Shame Over Sexual Health Makes Us Avoid The Doctor, But These Apps Might Help

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Ever feel sluggish after a rubbish night’s sleep? This could be the tip of the iceberg for our brain function, reveals a new study from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Tel Aviv University, Israel. Researchers found that a lack of good sleep has severe consequences on our brain function and stops brain [...]

November 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

India’s coaching centres sell dreams to millions of young students, often claiming sureshot formulas to crack the country’s tough medical or engineering exams. Many of them also deliver on their promise. But the cut-throat nature of the business played out in a bizarre manner on Thursday with two institutes laying claim to the top ten [...]

June 16, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Top ten rank holders in AIIMS MBBS entrance test our students, say rival schools

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos provided an inordinate amount of drama: guns and grizzlies, an all-night talkathon on the Senate floor, and Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote — and with good reason. DeVos, now confirmed as secretary of Education, is not just another inexperienced member of the president’s Cabinet. She is an ideologue [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on If you care about our public schools and our democracy, beware of Betsy DeVos and her vouchers

Time to talk about living with technology on our terms

Time to talk about living with technology on our terms

For many years, the TV and film industry has been determined to scare us with fictional horror ­stories that show the unforgiving aftermath of technology taking over. The Terminator franchise with its Skynet nemesis probably resonates the most with people, and more recent examples include sci-fi flick Ex Machina and cult TV show Black Mirror, [...]

January 30, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Time to talk about living with technology on our terms

Neanderthals liked decorating too: ‘Interesting’ rock was collected by one of our ancient cousins and placed inside a cave 130,000 years ago

Neanderthals liked decorating too: ‘Interesting’ rock was collected by one of our ancient cousins and placed inside a cave 130,000 years ago

They have long been dismissed as primitive and unintelligent brutes. But now, an ‘interesting’ stone has added to mounting evidence that Neanderthals had their own relatively sophisticated culture and may have cherished symbolic objects. Researchers discovered a brown piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests a Neanderthal collected it 130,000 years [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Neanderthals liked decorating too: ‘Interesting’ rock was collected by one of our ancient cousins and placed inside a cave 130,000 years ago

What was the most important technology of 2016? Here’s what our top geeks say

What was the most important technology of 2016? Here’s what our top geeks say

Some of the most important technology of the past year could very well become the story of next year. And the year after that. Such is life at the leading edge of a new frontier. In our regular Geek of the Week feature, innovators and students and tech gurus from all walks of the Pacific [...]

December 24, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on What was the most important technology of 2016? Here’s what our top geeks say

Technology is not here to take our jobs

Technology is not here to take our jobs

Jack Ma knows a thing or two about technological innovation and disruption. The founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group has built it into the world’s fifth-largest Internet company by revenue. In a letter to shareholders earlier this month, he had this to say: “Throughout history, technological disruptions have followed similar trajectories: 20 years of [...]

October 27, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Technology is not here to take our jobs

William Kendall: ‘In Britain we’re selling our businesses too readily’

William Kendall: ‘In Britain we’re selling our businesses too readily’

The chairman of Cawston Press, who turned the New Covent Garden Soup Company and Green & Black’s into major brands, talks to Anna Isaac about building a crack team, selling your first company and why a minute without a good finance person is a minute wasted. How did you get involved with the New Covent [...]

September 5, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on William Kendall: ‘In Britain we’re selling our businesses too readily’

‘Our full report on education has not been published’

‘Our full report on education has not been published’

Former Cabinet Secretary and head of the committee on the new education policy, T.S.R. Subramanian tells The Hindu that the government published only extracts of the report submitted by the committee , as the report was critical of India’s journey in education. The title of your committee on the new education policy was changed from [...]

August 28, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on ‘Our full report on education has not been published’

Our favourite interiors collection from H&M Home

Our favourite interiors collection from H&M Home

The AW16 edit from H&M Home exudes contemporary elegance, with its classic designs, calming, washed-out shades, knitted textiles and charming prints inspired by Nordic folklore. We spoke to head of design Evelina Kravaev to find out how simple changes can refresh and update our homes image: http://marieclaire.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11116/000094783/6fe5_orh1000w646/HM-Home-Evelina.jpg image: http://marieclaire.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11116/000094783/6fe5_orh1000w646/HM-Home-Evelina.jpg What are your best hacks for [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Our favourite interiors collection from H&M Home