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Smoking, diabetes increases risk of calcium deposits in brain

People who smoke or have diabetes may be at a high risk of developing abnormal deposits of calcium in the brain region crucial to memory, a study has found. Dementia is a major public health problem that affects tens of millions of people worldwide. One focus of dementia research has been the hippocampus, a brain structure important for both short- ... Read More »

AYE Finance raises Rs 147 crore via fresh round of equity funding

CapitalG’s access to Google expertise in scaling businesses using analytics and technology will strongly supplement our approach. Non-banking financial company AYE FinanceNSE -0.08 % has raised Rs 147 crore (USD 21.5 million) in a series C equity funding from CaptialG and existing investors to fund its business growth. Apart from CaptialG (formerly Google Capital), the existing investors SAIF Partners and LGT have infused equity in this ... Read More »

Venmo COO discuss cryptocurrencies and the future of finance

[The stream is slated to start at 11:00 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Michael Vaughan, COO of PayPal’s mobile payment service company Venmo, Karen Finerman, CEO and founder of Metropolitan Capital, and Founder and CEO of BKCM Brian Kelly will discuss the future of finance and cryptocurrencies at the Wharton ... Read More »

Apple Said to Warn Suppliers of Lower Parts Orders for New iPhone Models

Apple has asked its supply chain to manufacture about 20 percent fewer components for iPhones in the latter half of 2018, the Nikkei Asian Review on Friday cited industry sources as saying, sending the iPhone maker’s stock down 2 percent. Apple expects total shipments of iPhones to be launched this year to be 80 million, less than the 100 million shipments ... Read More »

Reducing Work Stress May Lower The Risk Of New Mental Illness Cases

If your workplace is supporting its employees by reducing their job strain, it may boost in preventing new cases of common mental illness from occurring up to 14 per cent, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, confirm that high job strain is associated with an increased risk of developing common mental disorders such as ... Read More »

CERT-In warns of new viruses that steal money, user data

‘Virtual girlfriend’ and ‘panda banker’ have creeped into the Indian cyberspace.   –  Getty Images/iStockphoto Virtual girlfreind and panda banker have crept into the Indian cyberspace NEW DELHI, MAY 31 Two social media-triggered spyware viruses – ‘virtual girlfriend’ and ‘panda banker’ — have creeped into the Indian cyberspace and can steal a user’s banking details and secret data once activated unknowingly, ... Read More »

Not sure of personal goals? This could lead to depressive symptoms

People who are not sure about which personal goals to pursue may be at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, suggests a new research. The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, investigated two forms of motivational conflict. These were inter-goal conflict — when pursuing one goal makes it difficult to pursue another — and ambivalence — conflicting ... Read More »

Black Cardamom For Asthma: Use This Spice To Reduce The Symptoms Of Respiratory Conditions

Black cardamom is often referred to as the ‘queen of spices.’ This commonly used aromatic spice is widely used to flavour various Indian dishes that contains a number of health benefits. Also known as hill cardamoms, the oil extracted from the black cardamom seeds is used for many health and beauty purposes. This spice is used medicinally for heart problems, ... Read More »

Gout, the painful condition doesn’t increase your risk of fracture

People who suffer from gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, may not have an increased risk of fracture as earlier believed, says a new study. Gout is a common form of arthritis that can affect anyone. Sudden, sever attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness, often to the joint at the base of the big toe accompany this condition. A gout ... Read More »

Sony buys controlling stake of EMI in $2.3bn deal

Sony has struck a deal to obtain the 60% stake of EMI Music Publishing held by Mubadala Investment Company. The deal, worth $2.3bn, gives Sony a 90% controlling stake in EMI and makes it the biggest music publisher in the world. EMI’s catalog includes the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, the Arctic Monkeys, Tina Turner and countless others. ... Read More »