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Cells From Man’s Pancreas Implanted In His Liver

In a path-breaking medical case, insulin-making beta cells were successfully removed from the pancreas of a 19-year-old motorbike accident victim and transplanted to his liver by doctors in Italy, saving the man from the risk of becoming diabetic. In the pioneering case, surgeons at Brescia’s Civil Hospitals performed a laparoscopy to remove the head and tail of the man’s pancreas, ... Read More »

Banks or NBFCs: Where should you take your education loan from?

Graphic: Mint It is said that education is the biggest wealth that one can accumulate, but getting quality higher education is increasingly becoming expensive. However, people are still going ahead and funding their children’s education, often with the help of education loans. One indicator of higher spends on higher education is the average ticket size of education loans (see graph). ... Read More »

Suffering from UTI? This new discovery can make the treatment better

A new study has found ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections. Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine published groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile. The study found that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the ... Read More »

Facebook Says Facing Multiple Inquiries From US, UK Regulators on Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it was facing multiple inquiries from US and British regulators about the major Cambridge Analytica user data scandal. The leading social network offered no details but its admission confirmed reports of a widening investigation into the misuse of private data by Facebook and its partners. “We are cooperating with officials in the US, UK and beyond,” a Facebook spokesman said ... Read More »

Don’t pop antidepressants if you suffer from lung disease, here’s why

Antidepressants may help to boost your mood but they can prove risky for patients of lung disease. A new study done by the St Michael’s Hospital shows that use of antidepressants can increase the risk of death by 20% for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and increase the likelihood of hospitalisation by 15% due to related symptoms. The research suggests ... Read More »

10 HOT, modified Maruti Vitara Brezza SUVs from India

The Maruti Vitara Brezza has been the top-selling vehicle in the segment since its launch. Even though the Brezza is available with a single engine-transmission configuration only, the popularity of the vehicle is huge. There are a whole lot of Vitara Brezza compact SUVs on Indian roads. We bring you the ones that have been customised to look different. Jeep-rezza The ... Read More »

Saving the skin from UV damage and skin cancer

Ageing affects all living things and leads to diseases that eventually kill us. It’s not surprising then that there’s a global race to develop anti-ageing treatments to slow, halt or reverse biological ageing to look younger and prevent diseases such as heart disease, cancers and dementia, among others. We begin to age the moment we are born but in physical ... Read More »

Will govt NPS hike equity investment from 15% to 50%?

As of now, private NPS allows up to 50% investment in equities directly and 75% through life-cycle based strategy; the equity limit will move up to 75% even under the direct or active choice, as per a recent board decision. Photo: iStock While the private sector National Pension System (NPS) is set to increase the equity investment limit in the ... Read More »

NES Classic to Be Available from June 29: Nintendo

HIGHLIGHTS NES Classic will be available soon This comes after months of shortages Nintendo expects it to be available till the end of the year The NES Classic was Nintendo’s first stab at bringing select games from the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System to a wider audiences. Since it’s release back in 2016 it has been tough to find with many a diehard ... Read More »

Dementia patients can live better if they get care, support from friends

Good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care have been identified as some crucial factors linked to better quality of life for people with dementia, according to a study. “While many investigations focus on prevention and better treatments, it’s equally vital that we understand how we can optimise quality of life for the ... Read More »