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 »

Should I Tell My Boss I’m Job Hunting?

Shutterstock Dear Liz, I know you say it’s a bad idea to tell your boss you’re job hunting, but I think my situation is different. I like my boss a lot. I like my job. I have to quit my job because it’s too far away from my daughter’s day care. I have to find something closer. If I try ... Read More »

Redefining retirement: Senior citizens give back to the society, explore more job opportunities

Gone are the days when retired seniors simply withered away after a productive life at work for decades. Statistics show that retirees returning to the job market is seeing a steady year-on-year increase. With increased life expectancy, need for independence and the desire to give back to society, the elderly are redefining retirement. The ‘She Who Knits’ Facebook page is ... Read More »

India job market may expand 20% next financial year

Since November 2016, the Indian job market has weathered the storm created first by demonetisation and then by the initial glitches related to the execution of GST. MUMBAI | NEW DELHI: India’s job market is likely to see 15-20% growth in hiring next financial year (2018-19) on improving business outlook and industry confidence supported by GDP growth, according to estimates by recruitment firms. At ... Read More »

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headsets Back Online With New Software Patch

HIGHLIGHTS Oculus Rift units stopped working due to an expired security certificate A patch has been released to fix the issue It needs to be manually installed if headset was started during blackout Oculus Rift virtual headsets that shut down worldwide for roughly a day have been given a fresh lease of life. Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has released a patch that fixes ... Read More »