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FDA cracks down on rogue CBD products touting unproven health claims

The FDA is trying to speed up its work to institute regulatory policies surrounding the rapidly growing CBD market while several companies sell products with unproven medical claims(Credit: Omstudio/Depositphotos) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on a number of companies selling cannabidiol (CBD) products accompanied by unsubstantiated health claims. The latest target is a company called Curaleaf, ... Read More »

Twitter outage 2.0: Micro-blogging platform goes down for the second time in less than two weeks

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter users on Thursday found themselves unable to log onto the platform as the US social media giant experienced the second service outage in a little over one week. Twitter has been undergoing some problems since 2:46 p.m. EDT and more users were alerted with a message saying “something is technically wrong” when they tried to log on, the Xinhua ... Read More »

Breaking Down Health Care Silos

A patient we’ll call Bonnie has been on dialysis for five years, making the difficult trip three times a week to a clinic to sit for hours hooked up to a machine that filters toxins from her blood. Bonnie is 65 and suffers from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the gradual failure of her kidneys. She has chronically low blood pressure, ... Read More »

Shut Down Corrupt, Substandard Teacher Education Institutions: Draft Education Policy

The draft NEP report was prepared by the govt-appointed committee led by scientist K Kasturirangan. NEW DELHI:  The integrity and credibility of the teacher education system has unfortunately taken a great hit and witnessed a severe decline due to the thousands of “Teacher Education Institutions” that are solely commercial operations where little if any teacher education is taking place, says ... Read More »

9 Small but Impactful Health Habits to Lock Down in Your 20s

Your 20s can spark a rocky journey into self-sufficiency that makes it very easy (tempting, even) to put your health on the backburner. For many of us, it can feel like a hamster wheel of working and socializing and doing Big Things—while things like sleep, nourishment, and exercise fall by the wayside. (Take it from this seasoned 28-year-old.) It also doesn’t help that ... Read More »

Bangladesh shuts down popular blogging site in crackdown

The somewhereinblog.net platform was among more than 20,000 websites that internet service providers were ordered to shut down as part of a crackdown on online pornography and gambling. (Representational photo) Bangladesh shuts down popular blogging site in crackdown (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Dhaka: Bangladesh’s most popular Bengali blog platform has been blocked by telecom regulators in what critics Wednesday ... Read More »

Smartphone market slowed down in Q3 but Chinese makers flourished

The third quarter of 2018 saw less phones shipped globally than the same quarter in 2017 and marked the fourth consecutive trimester of shipments decline. Counterpoint estimates that 386.8 million phones were shipped globally in Q3 of 2018, down 3% from Q3 of 2017, while IDC estimates the decline at 6%. Samsung remained the top smartphone vendor with 72 million ... Read More »

Genes linking Alzheimer’s to Down syndrome found, to help early diagnosis

Genes linking Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome have been discovered, a new research has claimed. Scientists from The Francis Crick Institute took a step closer to understand which genes are responsible for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome. The findings could pave the way for future medicines to prevent the disease in these individuals, and provide insights into the ... Read More »

Apple Cracks Down on Apps Sharing Information on Users’ Contacts

Apple changed its App Store rules last week to limit how developers obtain, use and share information about iPhone owners’ friends and other contacts. The move cracks down on a years-long practice. Developers ask users for access to their phone contacts, then use the information for marketing and sometimes share or sell it without permission from others listed in those digital address books. ... Read More »

World Down Syndrome Day: 10 things to know about the disease

In 2012, the United Nations first observed World Down Syndrome Day, to raise awareness about the disease. Down Syndrome (DS), is also called as Trisomy 21, and is a common genetic birth disorder where extra genetic material causes delays in the child’s mental and physical development. While each cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, individuals with ... Read More »