Author Archives: Loknath Das

Carbohydrates and Diet: How Much Do You Really Need in a Day?

It is mind-boggling to understand how our bodily processes are so intricately entwined and need careful planning of our daily diet to achieve a state of good health and wellness. In my opinion, most of the weight related issues are the outcome of a bad dietary pattern or a lifestyle that is too sluggish to be able to maintain a healthy ... Read More »

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

al feedback as well as reinforce behaviours that are rewarded, while reducing behaviours that are not. The results showed that those who were less susceptible to the effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity in response to positive feedback or reward compared to negative feedback. The effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity “Poor sleep is ... Read More »

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment ... Read More »

Worried about your children being bullied? Here’s the quality that can protect them

Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that the capacity to recover quickly depends on the characteristic trait of “resilience”. The study says that resilience buffers and protects the children against internalising the harm intended through situations of adversities like bullying both at ... Read More »

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 »

‘The New Mutants’ Will Kick Off a Trilogy of Horror Movies

20th Century Fox offered one hell of a Friday the 13th treat last week when they debuted the first trailer for the secretive X-Men movie The New Mutants. The film, directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), had been teased as being a YA-tinged horror film of sorts, and indeed that’s exactly what was revealed in that trailer: a very grounded, creepy haunted house film ... Read More »

No alternative: how brands bought out underground music

Timberland hosts rap gigs. Princess Nokia makes films for Maybelline. And Red Bull is the new school of rock. Have brand partnerships destroyed counterculture? Or are they all that’s keeping it alive? Is it possible, in 2017, to sell out? Not so long ago, cosying up to big business was considered the gravest sin an underground artist could commit – ... Read More »

The best gaming mice you can buy

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Razer/Facebook/Business Insider The Insider Pick: A great gaming mouse is a vital weapon in any gamer’s arsenal, and the Razer DeathAdder Chroma is built for gamers with its super accurate and high-resolution performance. It’s also comfortable to ... Read More »

Harvey Weinstein: US and UK police launch investigations

US and UK police have launched investigations into sexual assault allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein. The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints. London’s Met Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s. Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” ... Read More »