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Listed cos account for less than one-third of corporate tax in FY18: Report

Listed cos account for less than one-third of corporate tax in FY18: Report

Listed companies accounted for a little less than a third of the corporate tax in FY18, down from nearly 40 percent in FY17 and 49 percent a decade ago, Business Standard reported. India’s top companies listed in BSE500, BSE Mid-cap or BSE Small-cap index paid Rs 1.88 lakh crore in direct taxes in FY18, against total [...]

December 4, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Listed cos account for less than one-third of corporate tax in FY18: Report

Workplace wellness programmes benefit healthy employees more than others

Workplace wellness programmes benefit healthy employees more than others

A number of studies have pointed to the potential benefits of workplace wellness programmes — from increased gym use to decreased health-care spending. But what wasn’t clear was whether wellness programs are really making people healthier, or whether healthier people are more likely to enroll in them. A new study suggests it’s the latter. Long before this insight was [...]

August 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Workplace wellness programmes benefit healthy employees more than others

Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Smoking hookahs has been a leisurely activity for centuries, and is popular even today at nightclubs and hookah bars. Snehal Singh, senior lifestyle and wellness management consultant at Healthians, and Sargam Dhawan, director, Planet Herbs Lifesciences list major myths about the hookah: * Myth 1: Hookah and vaping is the same. Hookah is used to [...]

June 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Artificial Intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

Artificial Intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

An artificial intelligence system can better detect skin cancer than experienced dermatologists, a study has found. Researchers trained a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning known as a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas (the most lethal form of skin [...]

May 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

Turns out, tolerating an infection without eliminating a pathogen is far more beneficial than simply killing it. According to a research conducted by the McGill University Health Centre, some scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to ‘tolerate’ rather than ‘resist’ infection to maintain health. The concept, [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tuberculosis treatment, disease tolerance is better than killing the pathogen

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

New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

HIGHLIGHTS New AI system can detect colorectal cancer in less than a second It uses an endocytoscopic image to analyse about 300 features of polyp The team is now undertaking a multi-centre study for this purpose Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can automatically detect colorectal cancer in less than a second. Researchers from [...]

December 2, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

The risk of suffering a heart attack is more likely to peak in the winter season and decline in summers because air temperature acts as an external trigger for the life-threatening disease, an analysis has shown. The findings revealed that the average number of heart attacks per day was significantly higher during colder temperatures as [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s why you are at greater risk of having a heart attack in winter than in summer

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed, according to a recent study. There is also some evidence that job quality is important for health and well being, although some studies suggest people in poor quality jobs are still better off in terms [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

For treating persistent pain after a car crash, prescription opioid painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin) are no more effective than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) like ibuprofen, a new study finds. “You’d think there would be a wealth of studies comparing our ‘go-to’ pain meds, but there just aren’t,” said study lead author Dr. Francesca Beaudoin. [...]

November 28, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on After car crash, opioids no better than ibuprofen for pain: Study

British companies are freaking out about Brexit a lot more than European firms

British companies are freaking out about Brexit a lot more than European firms

The chief financial officers (CFOs) at Britain’s biggest companies are more worried than their European counterparts about how Brexit will affect their firms’ bottom lines, according to a new survey by Deloitte. 65% of British CFOs say Brexit negotiations will be “bad for business,” compared with just 37% of European CFOs surveyed. Deloitte, one of [...]

November 14, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on British companies are freaking out about Brexit a lot more than European firms

China Oct exports, imports fall more than expected

China Oct exports, imports fall more than expected

China’s exports and imports fell more than expected in October, with weak domestic and global demand adding to doubts that a pick-up in economic activity in the world’s largest trading nation can be sustained. October exports fell 7.3 percent from a year earlier, while imports shrank 1.4 percent, official data showed on Tuesday, raising fears [...]

November 8, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on China Oct exports, imports fall more than expected