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Want to prepay your home loan? Here is how you can do it

Home loan borrowers are often in a hurry to prepay their loan. But how easy is it to clear the huge debt well ahead of schedule? Even before they bought their first house in Jaipur in 2008, investment banker Yash Jain and his wife Namrata were determined to repay the Rs 25-lakh loan well before its tenure of 20 years ... Read More »

Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Mindfulness — a meditative practice that focusses on paying attention to the present moment — can increase person’s tolerance to pain, a study has found. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US analysed data obtained from a study published in 2015 that compared mindfulness meditation to placebo analgesia. They sought to determine if dispositional mindfulness, an individual’s ... Read More »

Heart disease can be predicted from your forehead wrinkles

People who have a lot more deep forehead wrinkles than is typical for their age may be at a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular disease, a study has found. “We explored forehead wrinkles as a marker because it’s so simple and visual. Just looking at a person’s face could sound an alarm, then we could give advice to lower risk,” ... Read More »

Antidepressants can help delay ageing of brain cells, says this study

Administering commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine to mice helped restore youthful flexibility to their ageing brain cells, showed a study. The study provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change, called “plasticity,” rather than a decline in total cell numbers may underlie some of the sensory and cognitive declines associated with normal brain ageing. Scientists ... Read More »

Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with all the emotional and physical changes their bodies go through. While there is excitement to welcome a newborn into the world, it’s no secret that nine-months of morning sickness, midnight hunger pangs and mood swings can be pretty daunting too. It needs a lot of patience and care to look after ... Read More »

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our study showed that just being ... Read More »

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

On my last night of residency, a friend and I swapped our most memorable stories. We recalled the nights of panic and triumph caring for dozens of critically ill patients, about the day – OK, days – we fell asleep standing up, about the weeks subsisting on saltine crackers and ginger ale. The conversation turned to a legendary co-resident: He ... Read More »

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

A positive attitude can help you in all walks of life, and even in cancer. A new study done by the Israel Institute of Technology shows that positive emotions can be helpful in fighting cancer. The new study, titled Modulation of anti-tumour immunity by the brain’s reward system, was published in the science journal Nature. It claims that there is a ... Read More »

How Businesses Can Use Mobile Marketing to Their Advantage (Infographic)

The marketing industry isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago. And much of that is thanks to the rise of smartphones. Today’s marketing initiatives go far beyond print ads and desktop computers, and it’s more important than ever to have a mobile marketing campaign in place for your business. If you’re feeling stuck, there’s no need to worry. With a ... Read More »

Who can claim tax benefit on interest paid on education loan?

The advantage of an education loan is that if the parent doesn’t have money, the loan can be repaid after the child completes the course and gets a job. Photo: iStockphoto Education costs are spiralling. The fee for a masters or diploma in management from premier institutes can be about ₹ 25 lakh, while many private medical institutes charge about ... Read More »