Author Archives: Loknath Das

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Turns out, digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. In a new San Francisco State University study, researchers Erik Peper and Richard Harvey argued that overuse of smartphones was just like any other type of substance abuse. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to Read More


Hit the bed early every night. If you don’t get enough sleep, you will die soon

Staying up awake late in the night will make you feel much more than just being groggy in the morning. According to a study, if you are a “night owl”, or like to stay up late and have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning, you are at a higher risk of dying sooner than morning “larks,” people Read More


L&T Emerging Businesses Fund: Right calls deliver superior returns

Launched in May 2014, L&T Emerging Businesses Fund is classified under the small and mid-cap equity funds of CRISIL Mutual Fund Ranking. It featured in the top 30 percentile (CRISIL Fund Rank 1 or 2) in the category for three consecutive quarters ended December 2017. S N Lahiri has been managing the equity component of the portfolio since the fund’s inception and Karan Desai foreign Read More


Moneycontrol Ultimate Business Quiz #22: Test your knowledge

The statue belongs to a person whose name lends to a famous brand of distilled water? Identify the brand? 2/40 Answer: Bisleri 3/40 When British soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy during World War II, they were carrying more than just ammunition for firepower. They carried with them a powdered nutritional supplement called X which had been introduced by Read More


Tata Group looks to simplify its business structure

N. Chandrasekaran, who took over as group chairman in February 2017 after Cyrus Mistry was ejected in a boardroom battle, is seeking to reinvent the Tata Group. Singapore: Tata Sons Ltd chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran said on Friday that the conglomerate is focusing on “simplification, synergy and scale” that may eventually lead to the creation of 32 holding companies. “We are moving Read More


Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

As if losing weight could be any more of an incentive in itself for obese or overweight people, recent studies have revealed a link between shedding those extra layers of cellulose and sleep apnoea, a sleep related problem. According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide’s Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few alterations to one’s overall dietary Read More


Dear senior citizens, beware of head injuries. They may increase dementia risk

Suffering a traumatic brain injury from a blow to the head boosted dementia risk by 24 percent in a Danish study group of nearly three million people, researchers said Wednesday. The survey of 36 years’ worth of data — collected from the Danish national patient register — found that the risk of dementia rose with the number and severity of Read More


Here’s what these celebs do to stay fit and healthy

Staying fit and maintaining a regimen can be tough and challenging. And more so, if you have erratic working hours and schedules. Actors have long shooting hours, travels and irregular meal times. In all of this, there are certain celebrities who make it a point to follow a strict fitness regimen. We bring these fitness freaks to you. Swwapnil Joshi Read More


How recycling capacity in muscles is enhanced by resistance training

Resistance training, a form of exercise that forces your skeletal muscles to contract, enhances the recycling capacity in muscles, finds a recent study. Autophagy is a major catabolic route in cells responsible for the clearance of proteins and organelles. Pathological levels of autophagy are associated with muscle wasting, but physiological levels are important for cellular recycling. In the present study, Read More


Joining your office gym is waste of money. Here’s why it won’t make you healthier

Workplace wellness programmes have two main goals: improve employees’ health and lower their employers’ healthcare costs. They’re not very good at either, new research finds. For the study, 3,300 employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were given a year of access to iThrive, a workplace wellness programme similar to what many companies offer workers. A control group of Read More