Author Archives: Loknath Das

Heart health can be monitored by wearable soft electronic mesh

Scientists have developed a soft mesh that can record signals from the heart and muscles, paving the way for a new generation of flexible wearable health monitoring devices. The implantable device provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation and prosthetic motor control. It is the first soft implant that can record the cardiac activity ... Read More »

Early speech development, talking with children can strengthen their language skills

Talking with children from an early age can help them develop brain regions critical for language and promote their ability to quickly learn new words, a study has found. The study, published in the journal JNeurosci, showed that young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults had improved language skills regardless of their socioeconomic status. Researchers including those ... Read More »

Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found that e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation, the BBC reported. A small experimental study, led by Professor David Thickett, at the University of Birmingham, showed that in only over 48 hours the vapour from e-cigarette caused inflammation and ... Read More »

Coconut water is good for your overall health, 5 benefits you need to know about

Coconut wateris not just a great refresher, it is also loaded with many vital nutrients. It has become the go-to energy drinkfor fitness lovers as well as it is believed to help in weight loss. Apart from that, it also has several benefits for your kidneys, metabolic functioning, and are also a low-sugar drink. Here are some of the benefits of drinking coconut water: * Coconut water ... Read More »

Multivitamins and aspirin can make you antibiotic resistant, lead to incorrect lab results

Do you have the habit of popping over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as multivitamins, multiminerals, and aspirin? Besides making you antibiotic resistant and causing other health issues, it may also affect lab test results, leading to possibly incorrect diagnoses, researchers have warned. The study showed that dietary supplements and OTC drugs were more frequently used by middle-aged patients, especially women. These compounds, if consumed shortly before blood ... Read More »

Teenagers with substance abuse likely to die prematurely than peers

Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, a recent study has found. The study also suggests that while drug and alcohol use among adolescents draws more attention, antisocial behaviour, including rule-breaking tendencies, may be a more powerful predictor of early mortality. Lead author Richard Border said, “This research ... Read More »

8 Side Effects Of Aloe Vera: Here’s Why Anything In Excess Is Bad

Aloe vera is an ingredient that barely needs an introduction. It is a rage in the beauty and health world, and all thanks to the presence of numerous medicinal properties. The green coloured thick plant stores water in its leaves, making them thick and fleshy, what’s also called aloe vera gel. When you slice through the leaves, you get a ... Read More »

Apple Tea: Weight Loss Benefits And How To Make It At Home!

Apple is a fruit with multifarious uses and health benefits. Whether you like to eat it raw or toss it in salads, custards, puddings, turn it into pies and cakes, or make curries from it – apples never disappoint. They are great to taste in both sweet and savoury dishes and are chock-full of nutrition. They have a number of ... Read More »

Mishri For Coughing: Here’s How You Can Bring Rock Candy To Your Rescue

You may know rock sugar, popularly known as mishri, as a mere mouth-freshener, but turns out, it has got more benefits added to it. Apart from being an excellent digestive, haemoglobin and energy booster, it is also known to relieve you from cough and sore throat. Mishri, also identified as khadi shakkar and rock candy, has long been known for its therapeutic ... Read More »

Maruti S-Cross Petrol in the works: Will the Hyundai Creta feel the heat?

Maruti Suzuki, it seems is all set to introduce a petrol-engined version of the S-Cross, a crossover that is doing  pretty well in terms of sales numbers. An ad on Google shows the Maruti S-Cross Petrol variant and also offers  prospective buyers a test drive. The ad also indicates that the starting price of the Maruti S-Cross Petrol would be  ... Read More »