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Wearable Gadgets and Health Insurance

Wearable Gadgets and Health Insurance

The next generation devices such as the Fitbit and smartwatchesare already gaining popularity for the data they are able to generate about our bodies. Wearables are often used to gather vital information related to our health and fitness levels. In this era of big data, it is surprising to know ...

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Blue light from digital devices could accelerate blindness

Blue light from digital devices could accelerate blindness

Blue light from digital devices including smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers have found. According to a research by the University of Toledo in the US, exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells and lead to macular degeneration, Xinhua news agency ...

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Coconut water is good for your overall health, 5 benefits you need to know about | fitness

Coconut water is good for your overall health, 5 benefits you need to know about | fitness

Coconut wateris not just a great refresher, it is also loaded with many vital nutrients. It has become the go-to energy drinkfor fitness lovers as well as it is believed to help in weight loss. Apart from that, it also has several benefits for your kidneys, metabolic functioning, and are ...

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DNA Technology Bill; ‘Centre will answer every concern’

DNA Technology Bill; 'Centre will answer every concern'

The Centre will confidently answer every concern raised on the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018, as it has got it scrutinised through every possible quarter, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said here today. The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 was introduced in the Lok Sabha ...

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AI system can adjust dosage to make cancer treatment less toxic

AI system can adjust dosage to make cancer treatment less toxic

MIT researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can help reduce toxic chemotherapy dosing for the most aggressive form of brain cancer, potentially improving the quality of life for patients. Glioblastoma is a malignant tumour that appears in the brain or spinal cord, and prognosis for adults is ...

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Aspirin may help prevent HIV: Study

Aspirin may help prevent HIV: Study

An affordable, globally available drug – low-dose aspirin – could help prevent HIV transmission, scientists say. HIV infection rates remain unacceptably high, especially among young African women. Researchers including those from University of Manitoba in Canada tested the effect of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA or aspirin) and other anti-inflammatory drugs on ...

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Teenagers with substance abuse likely to die prematurely than peers | fitness

Teenagers with substance abuse likely to die prematurely than peers | fitness

Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, a recent study has found. The study also suggests that while drug and alcohol use among adolescents draws more attention, antisocial behaviour, including rule-breaking tendencies, may be a more powerful predictor ...

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Multivitamins and aspirin can make you antibiotic resistant, lead to incorrect lab results | fitness

Multivitamins and aspirin can make you antibiotic resistant, lead to incorrect lab results | fitness

Do you have the habit of popping over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as multivitamins, multiminerals, and aspirin? Besides making you antibiotic resistant and causing other health issues, it may also affect lab test results, leading to possibly incorrect diagnoses, researchers have warned. The study showed that dietary supplements and OTC drugs ...

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Tried and tasted: Visit this Delhi eatery for innovative Thai cuisine | more lifestyle

Tried and tasted: Visit this Delhi eatery for innovative Thai cuisine | more lifestyle

When it comes to Thai cuisine, two otherwise pleasant words trouble me — red and green. I think most of us started our experimentation with Thai cuisine with the two dishes called red curry and green curry. And what’s really sad is that many of us are still stuck there. ...

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Expecting work emails after hours may harm health: Study

Expecting work emails after hours may harm health: Study

Are you expected to monitor your work email even after office hours? Such an ‘always on’ organisational culture can be detrimental to your health and well-being – even if you do not actually engage in working off-hours, a study has found. The study shows that such expectations result in anxiety, ...

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