Author Archives: Loknath Das

Pay attention to your gut health. It could be the key to ageing well

Chinese and Canadian researchers have found evidence to suggest that a healthy gut could be linked to healthy ageing. Carried out by researchers from Ontario’s Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute as well as from Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China, the research is one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, looking at a cohort Read More


Is your baby born preterm? They are at greater risk of having cognitive difficulties later in childhood

A new large-scale UK study has found that preterm babies are at a higher risk of developing cognitive, motor and behavioural difficulties in later childhood, which could affect school performance. Previous research showed that preterm babies are more likely to sleep independently but perform poorly in academics. Led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the research looked at 74 separate studies which Read More


Asian University Rankings 2018: IIT Bombay top among Indian universities, IISc slips

Among the top 10 Indian schools, all except IIT Bombay lost their ground. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay emerged the best Indian university in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings for 2018, which saw most of the top Indian schools slipping in their rankings in Asia. IIT Bombay was ranked 34th in Asia, followed Read More


News in Numbers: IIT Bombay ranks 34th in Asian University Rankings 2018

IIT Bombay is the only one among Indian universities ranked in the top 100 to move up in the QS rankings. Photo: Hindustan Times $30 million What is it? The amount raised by online financial marketplace BankBazaar from Experian, the UK-based credit rating agency and information management company, in Series D funding. Why is it important? It is the second significant funding round Read More


Where Small Businesses Affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season Can Turn for Funding

Businesses in several states and territories are struggling to recover after recent hurricanes. Harvey, Irma, Jose and Nate all had an impact on residents and businesses in the U.S. And for small businesses especially, recovery can be a lengthy process. But the early stages of recovery can be critical for small businesses. If you wait too long to secure financing and Read More


3 Big Reasons Main Street USA is a Great Place for Your Small Business (INFOGRAPHIC)

Location plays a big role in making or breaking your business. And most small business owners understand this. That’s why, when it comes to location scouting, most business owners choose main streets for practical purposes. Reasons to Start a Main Street Business According to data from Main Street America, commissioned by American Express (NYSE:AXP), 68 percent of small business managers consider main street Read More


Samsung Connect Tag Launched, Supports GPS, WPS to Track Belongings

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung has unveiled Connected Tag It can help people keep a track of their belongings and loved one The company hasn’t announced the launch price of the device yet It can prove challenging at times to find your car in a crowded parking lot, or your luggage at an airport. Samsung knows this, which is why it has just Read More


Apple Watch Notification Said to Save US Man’s Life

HIGHLIGHTS A man’s life is said to have been saved by an Apple Watch notification The man received a notification regarding a blood clot in his lungs After that, he rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed & treated A man in US has claimed an Apple Watch app notification saved his life after it detected signs of a  life-threatening blood clot Read More


The problem is the prices

On September 28, 2016, a 3-year-old girl named Elodie Fowler slid into an MRI machine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Doctors wanted to better understand a rare genetic condition that was causing swelling along the right side of her body and problems processing regular food. The scan took about 30 minutes. The hospital’s doctors used the Read More


Apple Considered Buying Medical Startup Crossover Health

Apple’s push into healthcare may have included buying a popular startup that runs on-site medical clinics for companies. The consumer technology giant spent several months discussing whether to buy Crossover Health, but eventually no deal was reached, according to a CNBC report published Monday that cites unnamed sources. The report didn’t say why the deal fell through, but said it was intended Read More