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You can get insurance for your mobile screen

MUMBAI: New-age non-life company Go Digit General Insurance has introduced a policy for used mobile phones that will compensate the user if there is any screen damage. This low-value cover has been made feasible by a small software that enables the company to remotely assess the condition of the phone — both for underwriting and claim settlement. The software is similar to ... Read More »

Google Stadia can replace gaming hardware but several concerns remain

Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 gave hardware manufacturers a lot to think about with the advent of cloud-based gaming. Services like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud aren’t far from their final phase of development. And, the concept of cloud gaming has gone from future to near-future, with Google’s Stadia set for release later this year. At GDC 2019, Google showcased ... Read More »

Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study

According to the World Health Organization, Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2017, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.6 million died from the disease. Aspirin can aid in fight against tuberculosis: Study (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Sydney: Aspirin can prevent tuberculosis (TB) bacterium from hijacking immune cells and allow ... Read More »

Caffeine can help patients with kidney disease live longer

Consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. In a new study, researchers hypothesised that caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease. The possible protective effect of caffeine might be related to effects at a vascular level as caffeine is known to promote the release of substances, such ... Read More »

Cardiovascular diseases, here’s how exposure to toxic metals can affect your heart health

Exposure to environmental toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper, and mercury has become a major global health concern. The metals like arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Arsenic and cadmium, for example, are known carcinogens, but there are increasing suggestions that exposure to toxic metals may be ... Read More »

Simple Leg Exercises Can Reduce Negative Effects On Heart And Blood Vessels

Did you know how beneficial are simple leg exercises while lying down? A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of transportation of blood in the body which in turn may increase the risk of diseases in the heart and blood vessels. Performing simple leg exercises can make a huge change and prevent such problems, a new study reveals. Earlier work has demonstrated ... Read More »

School Teachers Can Help Increase Physical Activity In Kids

Involvement of teachers as participants in school recess — leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts — may boost kid’s physical activity, a new study has found. Recess is seen by educators and policymakers as a valuable part of a child’s school day, in part because physical activity plays an important role in helping to curb high child obesity rates. ... Read More »

HDL or good cholesterol can be life threatening, says a new study

Contrary to claims that good cholesterol is beneficial to the heart, a new study has showed that very high levels may be associated with an increased risk of heart attack and death. The findings showed that people with high-density lipoprotein (HDL or good) cholesterol levels of 41-60 mg/dl (milligrams per decilitre) had the lowest risk of heart attack or cardiovascular ... Read More »

Dehydration can affect your brain, make it tough to perform simple tasks

According to a recent study, dehydration alters the human brain shape and activity and even slackens task performance. A Georgia Institute of Technology study suggests that when dehydration strikes, part of the brain can swell, neural signalling can intensify, and doing monotonous tasks can get harder. The researchers also found that even without dehydration, exertion and heat put a dent ... Read More »

A ray of hope: MDR-TB can be treated in children with second line drugs, says a study

Tuberculosis is a potent bacterial infection that can affect almost every part of the body. However, it is tuberculosis of lungs which is more common and contagious too. This bacterial infection spreads easily from an infected person to another healthy person by just inhaling the bacteria. According to a WHO report, India is the country with the highest burden of tuberculosis and there ... Read More »