Author Archives: Loknath Das

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber in the human heart. This Read More

Dog helpers are giving a new lease of life to disabled owners in Britain

Alongside well-groomed canines taking part in beauty contests this week at Britain’s Crufts dog show, specially trained labradors, poodles and cocker spaniels showed off a different set of skills that can save the lives of their disabled owners. These four-legged helpers are trained not just to help the blind or partially sighted but also to recognise a variety of sounds Read More

Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on mice. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. A previous study had shown that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin Read More

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 regulate hunger. Previous research had Read More

Get moving. Exercise can slow down the ageing process

Regular exercise for a lifetime can slow down the ageing process and help in keeping the body active, a study claims. Researchers assessed the health of older adults, who had exercised most of their adult lives, to see if this could slow down ageing. “We now have strong evidence that encouraging people to commit to regular exercise throughout their lives Read More

How childhood violence can lead to psychiatric disorders among adolescents

Exposure to childhood violence is linked to psychiatric disorders, according to a research. The results of the study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of Sao Paulo showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder such as depression and anxiety and an externalizing Read More

Swiss central bank warns of ‘correction’ in real estate

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A rare piece of real estate hidden in plain sight underneath a New York City church was put on the market for $7 million

Hannah SchafferCatacombs in New York City might not look like those in Paris – but they have an interesting story. A New York City church is selling the last remaining crypt in its catacombs for $7 million. These catacombs – beneath the 200-year-old Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral – were previously off-limits, but the church recently began public tours Read More

Blackstone Fund Buys Stake in Real Estate Firm Rockpoint

(Bloomberg) — A Blackstone Group LP fund that takes minority stakes in alternative-asset managers is buying part of real estate firm Rockpoint Group. The Blackstone pool, which in July agreed to take a stake in buyout firm Leonard Green & Partners, has acquired a passive, minority stake in Boston-based Rockpoint, the firms said in a statement Tuesday. The interest is about 20 Read More

How to Get the Very Best Age Defying Cream

Macadamia oil can be a very sturdy anti-oxidant. Palmittoleic acid is the Omega 7 of triglycerides. It is contained in macadamia oil in a higher degree of 40%. All skin types can use it however it’s particularly effective for dry skin and adult skin. It is absorbed into your skin readily in addition to hydrates skin overall. Skincare products are Read More