Author Archives: Loknath Das

Obesity, sedentary lifestyle causing arthritis among youngsters, say doctors

A young patient undergoes magnetic resonance for arthritis at a Bengaluru hospital. BENGALURU: Sivakumar Hwas in shock when he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the knee, thanks to his sedentary lifestyle. He was only in his mid-twenties. While climbing stairs became increasingly difficult, getting up from a sitting position became painful. Kaveri (name changed) was only 18 when she suffered acute pain Read More


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Coalition woos young people in private health insurance overhaul

The government’s overhaul of private health insurance is an attempt to respond to a slide in membership. Photograph: Stefan Postles/AAP Private health insurers will be able to offer discounted private hospital cover to people under the age of 29, and new product categories will give consumers more information about the limits of their coverage, under reforms to be unveiled on Read More


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Revealed: the 10 worst countries for girls to get an education

Girls sit amid the ruins of a primary school burned down in fighting at the Malakal protection of civilians site in South Sudan. Photograph: George/Unicef South Sudan has been named as the toughest nation in the world for girls to receive an education, with nearly three-quarters failing to attend even primary school, according to an index published this week. Central African Read More


Citigroup beats on earnings results as its bread-and-butter business

Thomson ReutersCiti’s trading revenues are expected to take a hit. Citigroup is set to announce third-quarter earnings Thursday at 8 a.m. Wall Street estimates the firm will announce earnings of $1.32 per share, up from $1.28 the previous quarter. Here’s what else analysts are expecting: Revenues of $17.86 billion, down slightly from $17.9 billion in the second quarter. Net income of Read More


Google Must Improve Sales, Distribution for New Pixel Devices: Forrester

As Google prepares to launch flagship devices Pixel 2and Pixel 2 XL, the new devices can only compete with the other premium Android handsets if Google invests further in improving sales and marketing, an expert said on Tuesday. “Google’s positioning in the smartphone space is still unclear and there is a good reason for that: it can’t compete too directly with handset brands using Read More


OnePlus 5 Now Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.11 Update With Fix for YouTube Video Bug and More

HIGHLIGHTS The update is rolling out on incremental basis Monthly Android security patch for September tagged with update The update fixes display issue with some UI elements OnePlus has now started rolling out the OxygenOS 4.5.11 update to its flagship OnePlus 5 smartphone, and the latest version brings along several bug fixes and performance improvements to the handset. Among the several changes that Read More


Microsoft Apps Give Business Users Flexibility Across PCs and Mobile Devices

Your smartphone gives you access to your small business when you are outside of the office. But when it comes to doing actual work, it leaves much to be desired. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has just announced two apps to let you continue working on your PC if you happen to initiate them on your iOS or Android device. Microsoft Edge and Launcher Apps Read More


Is dark chocolate healthy?

(CNN)Yes, dark chocolate has compounds that offer health benefits and can be enjoyed without guilt, even on a daily basis. But the portion size matters, since too many bites can contribute extra fat, sugar and calories and negate its health benefits. Is coffee healthy? Dark chocolate is rich in cocoa solids, which contain compounds known as flavanols. At high levels, Read More


Choose A Healthy Lifestyle To Be Active At Work

  Yes, it cannot be reiterated enough. A disciplined and healthy lifestyle is very beneficial in maintaining mental health. An adequate sleep, a proper diet, staying away from substances, and regular physical exercise would help us stay physically as well as mentally fit The theme of this years’ World Mental Health Day marked on 10th of October each year is Read More


IMPACTing education

Students in the new cohort of the Project IMPACT program (kneeling) are joined by their mentors and Rowan University administrators who lead the initiative. When he is struggling with a difficult class or having a challenging day, Marcus King thinks of a single word: Doctor. “That’s the goal,” King, a sophomore health and physical education major, says simply. Given his Read More