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Monday, September 30, 2013

Time to say goodbye to that cute face: Tips on reducing face fat

Time to say goodbye to that cute face: Tips on reducing face fat

A chubby face is always in for a pull. Whether it is your family or your friends, if you have those adorable chubby cheeks, then you surely must be knowing how a cheek-pull feels like. Baby fat on face may look cute for a while but after a period of time, the same thing might start to haunt you. Whether it is in your pictures or memories, a chubby face will always be termed 'cute' rather than 'beautiful'. And if this thing embarrasses you, then its time to change it.
In this fast growing world, where being 'slim' is the 'in' thing, one has to look perfect and appear one's best. So why leave your face behind. Here are some tips on reducing that baby fat of yours.
1. Eat Healthy
The first and foremost thing you need to look after is your daily diet. This is because it is the foremost source where all the unwanted fat gathers from. If you start to pay more attention towards your diet plan then you might lose weight not just from your face but all over. We know this sounds similar to all the advises you must have heard, but well, truth is bitter. If you don't pay attention to your diet then no matter how much efforts you put in, the outcome will not be in your favour. And this is unless you eat healthy. So it is advisable to eat fresh fruits and vegetables everyday in excess, and avoid junk.
2. Reduce Salt Intake
Most of you people don’t know the fact that salt retains the water in your body and it can be a reason to have excessive facial fats. So in order to reduce facial fat you need to reduce the salt intake to get rid of chubby cheeks and double chin. It can be done simply by avoiding oily food, canned products and the meal from fast food restaurant this way automatically the salt intake will be reduced.
3. Facial Exercises
It may seem silly to you, all those awkward facial exercises, but it’s true that several facial exercises can really help reduce the fat. Some of these exercises that you can perform anywhere are
• Open and close your mouth several times.
• Chew a gum twice daily, but remember to get sugar free gum because the sweet one will add up to your your calories.
• Winking each eye 20 times a day is also helpful.
• Pull the bottom lip over the bottom teeth.
With all this said. Start up with the good work now

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Water works wonders: health benefits

Water works always in your favor and it works wonders. It yields so many benefits to your health. It is the basis of life. It makes your mental as well as physical health strong, strengthens the immunity system so that you can resist the infections or cough/cold. Let’s know about the wonderful benefits of H2O.

Water Boosts Metabolism:
Drinking water increases metabolic rate by 30%. It is able to burn fat. You can lose those extra pounds by drinking more water. Water is the best choice. Experts recommend taking about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Water lubricates the joints and allows them move easily. Water carries nutrients to the cells through blood. So drink water and stay healthy.

Water prevents Migraines:
In one study published in the journal Neurology, water reduces headache. Scientists surveyed migraine sufferers and divided them into two groups. One group asked to take pills and the other group to drink 1.5 liters of water for two weeks. At the end of two weeks it was found that water group experienced 22 lesser hours of pain than those who took pills.

Strengthening the mind:
Water is very important for the proper functioning of mind. It increases the mental performance. It improves the mental ability. Scientists say that dehydration of even 1% can adversely affect the thinking ability. Water can improve the mental performance by 30 percent. Brain needs a lot of oxygen for its proper functioning. That is where water fills the need of oxygen.

Water regulates the body temperature through perspiration and releases the excess heat in the body. We need water to breathe. Even Asthma can be relieved when we increase the consumption of water. Water helps to remove wastes out of the body. If there is no sufficient water present then the wastes are not effectively removed and it may result into the damage to kidneys.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Cancer News : Latest invention may usher in new era of cancer treatment

Over the years, the average life span of human beings has increased thanks to the advancements made in medical science. The medical fraternity through continuous focus on research and development has been making efforts to enhance the quality of life, in addition to longevity. Such efforts bear fruit from time to time as they cater to addressing different medical conditions. A latest study carried out by researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia promises to tackle cancer, the debilitating medical condition. Targets Protein Structures The latest finding in the domain of cancer management is protein based treatment. This new class of drugs has the potency to target protein structures, called tropomyosin, and thus annihilate cancer internally. "Our drug causes the structure of the cancer cell to collapse - and it happens relatively quickly. We've been surprised and excited by the potential of this treatment," Professor Peter Gunning from UNSW, who is the lead aut

Sc refuses to stay on the 36 hr rule regarding the objectionable content

The Supreme Court on Friday justified rules that were framed by the Centre mandating websites to remove objectionable posts that are there online within 36 hours from networking sites after receiving a complaint and refused to stay it. A bench of justices H L Gokhale and J Chelameswar said, "A holistic view needs to be taken on it as the impact of any objectionable post on websites is huge and it can spread all over the country". The bench also added, "In a huge country of 120 crores people, if something objectionable is published, then it has the consequences all over the country, particularly if it is related to political and religious issues. You have to remove it then. We have to take a holistic approach. You know how rumour spreads". "Prima facie we don't find anything wrong with the rules," the bench said and questioned the site on how its freedom of speech is violated. The bench said the website was set up for business purpose. It turned down the plea of a website

SpaceX's 10-story tall Grasshopper Soars High and Flies Sideways!

If you think that Hyperloop is the only thing that Elon Musk has to talk about, then that’s a mistake. There is something more in the kitty of Elon Musk. It is the futuristic transportation pet project that has been progressing at a great pace. What is it? More realistic than the hypothetical project of Elon Musk, SpaceX’s 10-story tall Grasshopper has been showing different traits. But it appears that the Grasshopper nonplussed everyone recently in its flight. It so happened, that the SpaceX's reusable, vertical landing, Grasshopper, made its way to the sideways and marked a milestone flight. Earlier, the rocket had flown to heights to touch the turf of 1,000 feet. What did it do last night that surprised everybody? Well, it launched straight up roughly 800 feet, and listed 300 feet sideways, or laterally. It stood in the mid-air for some time. Then, the rocket landed on its original position. What is the aim? So, its latest maneuver exhibited the potential of a rocket that final

Watermelon juice alleviates post-exercise soreness

It goes without saying that watermelon juice is refreshing thirst quencher, the perfect drink to beat the summer heat! Now, a new study claims the sweet and delicious juice may be the ideal drink for athletes. According to researchers, drinking watermelon juice can relieve muscle soreness after strenuous activities. Previous studies have established that watermelon juice has the potential to increase muscle protein and enhance athletic performance, because of its antioxidant properties. The new study was designed to explore the effectiveness of L-citrulline, an amino acid found naturally in watermelon juice, which apparently improves blood flow and builds protein in muscles. Study details Lead researcher, Encarna Aguayo at the Technical University of Cartagena, in Spain and his team tested the impact of natural watermelon juice and watermelon juice enriched in L-citrulline and a control drink sans L-citrulline on volunteers. Athletes were randomly assigned to drink 500ml of watermelon

NASA’s Kepler ends hunt for alien worlds!

Let’s wish Kepler a good bye folks!! NASA has finally quit on Kepler Spacecraft! The US Space administration has decided to stop making any effort to get it back working and the last attempt made at recovering the reaction wheels of the Kepler Observatory was unsuccessful and could not be fixed according to the NASA officials. Kepler Space Telescope bids a good bye? The hunting days of the gimpy NASA Kepler space telescope seem to be over as the damage to its reaction wheels or its positioning system is irreparable confirm sources from NASA. The Kepler Space observatory had been set up way back in 2009 and was sent out hunting for planets the size of Earth and their parent stars. It was searching for the presence of liquid water on the planets. It was sensitized to sense a dip in the light emitted by a star. This slight dip indicated that a planet was passing by. Almost nothing could escape the line of vision of the telescope and it used to peer steadily on at least 100,000 target s

NASA News: Final Space Walk Preparation as Cargo Transfers

All’s ready and the astronauts are prepared with their paraphernalia for the final Space walk. But before that, on Friday at 10:40 a.m. EDT, two flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin would be venturing out of the docking compartment and start their walk. It’s news for the space buffs!! These two astronauts, who’ve been eyeing at the space, would be spending roughly 6.5 hours rigging cables for the future arrival of a “Nauka” Multipurpose Laboratory Module and also installation of an experiment panel. The Russian Laboratory module would launch a Russian Proton rocket. Its purpose is to substitute Pirs. Preparations!! The duo would be opening the hatch to the Pira docking compartment. Further, Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy would be cloistered to Poisk module and their Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft. During the time of the spacewalk, Pavel Vinogradov and Chris Cassidy would be present there. Even the Europe’s Automated Transfer Veh

Insomnia Study: Exercise Aids in Treating Insomnia

If the findings of a new study are anything to go by, exercising may not help in treating insomnia instantaneously.. The findings of the study thus dispel common notion that a good bout of exercise may enable an individual enjoy sound sleep. Study Findings This is a pioneering long-term study that demonstrates that exercises done during the day does not translate into better sleep when people have existing sleep problems. Hitherto, most studies have attempted to analyze the relationship between exercises and sleep in people who do not have any existing sleep problems; i.e. they are healthy sleepers. "If you have insomnia you won't exercise yourself into sleep right away. It's a long-term relationship. You have to keep at it and not get discouraged," said lead study author Kelly Glazer Baron, a clinical psychologist and director of the behavioral sleep program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Exercises Still the Best Bet There may thus be a time lag before the fr

Chitter chatter with celebrities through facebooks vip app ?

No more will the celebrities and public figures be out of reach for the common man! Facebook brings a VIP app , a new mobile feature , 'to help public figures interact with their fans'! Exclusive VIP app The statistics confirm that nearly 20 million people access Facebook through their tablets or Smartphones, in the United Kingdom. Now Facebook will have the celebrities march the line! Facebook plans to come out with an exclusive mobile app that is the ideal answer for the “fame hungry” celebrities to interact with their fans actively. At the moment Facebook is testing its novel mobile feature termed as “VIP app”, especially created for its famous users to chat with the fans and check the latest updates. Will that have more celebrity stars using the service? Experts state "The idea: If a star pushed out a status update to fans that caused a rather large amount of chatter — like, say, Kobe Bryant's late-night torrent of scattered thoughts from a few months ago — the new app

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Health News :First gulf virus case may have creeped into Mumbai

Another viral respiratory disease creeps into the country! Doctors suspect that this time it is a Vashi resident, who the first case is showing the symptoms of the Gulf Virus or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus. The Gulf virus attacks This is a deadly virus causing severe respiratory illness with a mortality rate of almost 60% The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus is also termed as the MERS-CoV and is a great cause of concern for the Gulf countries. Now the first case of Gulf virus is suspected in Maharashtra. The 40 year old man patient has been kept under quarantine at the Kasturba Hospital in Chinchpokli. The man had been to Saudi Arabia for about 35 days and had returned back to India on the August 12th. The 40 year old man developed fever that didn’t break for a week, and he went to a local doctor in Navi Mumbai. First Gulf Virus case The patient was admitted to the Ward 30, that deals with infectious diseases, in Chinchpokli’s, Kasturba hospital. On

IKEA issues recall for Kritter and Sniglar beds over design fault

IKEA, the Swedish furniture chain, is recalling two models of children’s beds because of a design fault. The recall follows complaints that a metal rod of the bed breaks, exposing sharp edges. Children Beds While there have been no reported cases of injuries, the company wants to play safe, hence the decision of the recall has been taken. The product in question is the children’s bed. Some batches of two variants of beds called Kritter and Sniglar, are reportedly affected by the problem. The company has warned that these beds would have been sold in 17 countries. The affected countries include UK, Belgium, Britain, China, Czech Republic, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey. The customers have been urged to check the date stamp on these beds. The faulty Kritter junior beds are numbered from 1114 to 1322 while the defective Sniglar junior beds bear the numbers 1114 to 1318. IKEA’s Indi

Mobile Phone News:Samsung rolls out W789 dual-screen flip phone

If you want a flip-phone that runs on Android, then Samsung Hennessy is just the gadget you are looking for! The South Korea tech giant has officially launched a flip folder Android based device in China today. Specifications of Samsung W789 The phone which features two screens -- one on the cover and another on the inside, carries no special name and is simply branded with its model number W789. Touted by Samsung as a chic blend of old-school flip phones and the touch screen modern devices, the W789 is a small and narrow device in a light-purple-colored shell. It has a very retro numeric keyboard dialing pad. In terms of features the flip phone's dual touchscreens measure 3.3 inches with 320-by-480 pixel resolutions. The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM memory. Moreover, Samsung W789 packs a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and has 8 gigabytes of storage. The device comes with a microSD slo

Vitamin D News: Vitamin D does not curb high blood pressure-study

Over the decade we have heard tall claims about the role of vitamin D in the prevention of various ills like brittle bones, cardiovascular problems, cancer, diabetes, dementia and blood pressure. Now a new study suggests vitamin D supplements may not have blood pressure benefits. High dose supplementation of vitamin D 3 (cholecalciferol) did not lower blood pressure or improve any other measures of cardiovascular health in hypertensive elders, the study found. Dr Nicholas DuBois, a cardiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City stated, "The findings are of interest because low levels of vitamin D have been associated with all of these conditions, and there was a hope that replacing vitamin D with supplements would help correct these conditions known to be causes of heart attack and stroke. Being able to modify that risk with a vitamin that has no side effects and is low in cost would be a fabulous advance for cardiovascular protection.” Trial of 159 patients In order to

New ‘safe harbour’ rules to curb transfer pricing disputes

As a part of the draft safe harbor rules announced Wednesday, the Indian government gave conditional exemption to multinational corporation’s transactions with their Indian setups from being quizzed on concealment of tax. The new strictures come in the wake of rising instances of taxation related disputes with MNCs. The draft rules are likely to reduce such litigation with foreign companies. Aim to Reduce Litigation 'Safe Harbour' refers to instances where the income-tax authorities will agree to the transfer price declared by the assessee and will not get into further investigations. "These rules will provider certainty...The idea is to ensure there is less litigation," said revenue secretary Sumit Bose. In recent times, companies like Shell and Vodafone were slapped legal notices by taxation authorities. The authorities alleged that these multinationals undervalued the sale of shares in cross-border transactions. The issue of transfer pricing has hogged the limelight ever since. M

NASA sending a 3-D printer into outer space

NASA plans to send a 3-D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) next year to help astronauts recreate replacement parts and tools while in orbit. A model of the proposed 3-D printer designed by private company Made In Space recently passed tests of determine its ability to manufacture plastic objects in low gravity at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made in Space stated on the company's website, "The 3D printing experiment with NASA is a step towards the future. The ability to 3D print parts and tools on-demand greatly increases the reliability and safety of space missions while also dropping the cost by orders of magnitude. "The first printers will start by building test coupons, and will then build a broad range of parts, such as tools and science equipment.” 3-D printer to be sent to ISS in June2014 Engineers at the agency are optimistic the zero-G-ready 3D printer will be ready to be sent into space in June 2014, when th

Mouth Bacteria may lead to Bowel Cancer: Studies

Two new studies conducted in the US indicate that fusobacteria, a bacteria that reside in the mouth of a person, has the potency to cause colorectal cancer commonly known as bowel cancer. This bacterium tends to trigger overactive immune responses, which in turn, stimulates cancer growth gene. The latest studies thus help understand how fusobacteria is involved in tumor growth. The Studies The first study, conducted by researchers at Harvard, showed high levels of fusobacteria in adenomas. Adenomas are benevolent bowel growth but have high probability of becoming cancerous over a period of time. "Fusobacteria may provide not only a new way to group or describe colon cancers but also, more importantly, a new perspective on how to target pathways to halt tumour growth and spread," said Dr Wendy Garrett, lead author of Harvard study. The second study which was carried out by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, established that the presence of a molecule called FadA on the surf

Breastfeeding may lower the odds of obesity in kids--study

We all know that 'breast is best'! It’s a well established fact that mother's milk has a positive impact on child development, good health and wards off a host of ills ranging from allergies to asthma and diabetes. Now researchers have shown that nursing may also slash the risk of overweight and obesity in school going kids. The study found bottle fed babies are two times more like to be obese by the age of eight compared to infants that are breast fed. Link between obesity and breastfeeding assessed In order to examine the link between breastfeeding and obesity in school kids, the researchers conducted a study. They analyzed data of 43,367 children who were part of Japan’s Longitudinal Survey of Babies in the 21st Century. Experts gathered information pertaining to how they were fed during infancy. It was noted that 20 per cent of the study subjects were exclusively breastfed for six months. For the purpose of the study, investigators split them in groups as underweight, normal w

Cisco to Cut 4000 Jobs despite Profitable 4th Quarter

With the objective of cutting costs, network equipment manufacturer Cisco Systems is shedding 5 percent of its workforce. The Silicon Valley giant stated that as a result of this decision as many as 4,000 jobs would be cut. This exercise will however enable the company to refocus on growth areas even as it faces uncertain demand for its networking equipment. "The environment in terms of our business is improving slightly but nowhere near the pace that we want," said Chief Executive John Chambers. 18 percent jump in profits The announcement followed the fourth fiscal quarter results. Cisco, the world's biggest network equipment maker, reported a jump of 18 percent in profits in the said quarter. While the business in terms of orders grew 5 percent in Americas in the fourth quarter, it slumped by 3 percent in Asia. The Chinese business also registered a fall of 6 percent. "It's just not growing at the speed we want. We have to very quickly reallocate the resources," clarified Chambers.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Love fizzy drinks? Wait till you read this

A new study has revealed that three cans of fizzy drinks a day can cut off years of your life. According to a toxicity test developed at the University of Utah, an experiment found out that when a mice ate a diet of 25 percent extra sugar which is equivalent of a healthy human diet plus three cans of soda daily - females died at twice the normal rate and males were a quarter less likely to hold territory and reproduce. The researchers said, "Our results provide evidence that added sugar consumed at concentrations currently considered safe exerts dramatic adverse impacts on mammalian health". University of Utah biology professor Wayne Potts, the study's senior author, said, "This demonstrates the adverse effects of added sugars at human-relevant levels". He also said, "Previous studies using other tests fed mice large doses of sugar disproportionate to the amount people consume in sweetened beverages, baked goods and candy". "I have reduced refined sugar intake and encouraged my family

Facebook captivates the Canadian audiences!

Do I see a broad grin on Facebook? Well folks its creditable, Facebook is the favorite of almost 19 million Canadians who religiously log on to it once a month. Can you believe it this is almost half the total population of the country? Another whopper for you, almost 14 million Canadians check news feed daily. Facebook statistics The social network highlighted a batch of new statistics that show that Facebook the networking giant is quite a favorite with the Canadian people. The statistics show that nearly 19 million use it once a month and 14 million are hooked on to it daily. Furthermore 13 million access the social networking website once a month from their mobile devices and 9.4 million are actively interacting with their contacts through their tablets or phones. Even if the desktop users take the “Facebook cake” and outnumber the mobile fraternity but the mobile users are fully into the Facebook game. Jordan Banks, managing director of Facebook Canada exuberantly commented "

High pregnancy weight could mean early death for child!

Extra pounds don’t just add woes for self, but its effects are devastating for generations. Findings of a latest study reveal that children born to fat mothers are a third more likely to die before the age of 55. Previously conducted studies had already established links between mothers’ weight and child’s risk of heart problems, diabetes and obesity. But the new findings are the first to show that such children are also more likely to die young. The study For the purpose of the study, researchers at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh looked at nearly 38,000 babies born in Scotland between 1950 and 1976. Information of mothers’ weights was culled from the records of their first antenatal appointment and was matched with the death records for their children. Among the mothers, 21 percent were overweight and four percent were obese. While a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 to 25 is considered normal, 25-30 is overweight and over 30 is obese. During the study period, 6,551 d

NASA News: After 11 Years get Ready for Solar Polarity Flip!

It’s after a gap of 11 years again!!! The Sun’s magnetic field will be witnessing a shift and a reversal in its magnetic field. So, the ripples across the complete solar system are expected very soon. Solar Max Our nearest star, the Sun, is about to swap its north and south poles. This switch is naturally a part of “Solar Max”. It’s dubbed as a period of peak activity when it makes a once-in-11 year’s move. NASA has explained that the sun would be following the suit and it would be for the fourth time after 1976 when the scientists would place their eyes on 180-degree pole flip. According to a solar physicist Todd Hoeksema of Stanford University, "It looks like we're no more than 3 to 4 months away from a complete field reversal. This change will have ripple effects throughout the solar system.” Reversal Significance Reversal of magnetic field is the mid-point or even a focal point of solar max. It is a gradual process where the sun’s magnetic field comes across a shif

Godrej Industries strikes deal, buys Rs. 103 crore Godrej Consumer shares

Godrej Consumer Products' promoter, Godrej Industries Tuesday purchased 12 lakh shares of the FMCG major for Rs 103 crore from other promoter entities. According to the deal information available with BSE, the shares of Godrej Consumer Products were purchased from nine promoters. The names of the nine promoters are: • Nadir Godrej, • Navroze Godrej, • Nyrika Vijay Crishna, • Nisaba Adi Godrej, • Pirojsha Adi Godrej, • Freyan Crishna, • Rishad Kaikhushru Naoroji, • RaikaJamshyd Godrej • Tanya Arvind Dubas. With each share acquired at Rs 862 apiece, the total deal value stands at an estimated Rs 103.44 crore. As of quarter ending June 30, 2013, Godrej Industries held 7.36 crore shares of Godrej Consumer Products, amounting to a 21.64 percent stake in the company. The net profit of Godrej Consumer Products for the first quarter ending June 30, 2013 stood at Rs. 107.08 crore, a total increase of 16.46 percent. On Tuesday, shares of Godrej Consumer Products closed at Rs.8

Study finds eyes hold clues to stroke risk

A trip to the optician can do more than assess your sight. It could be a life saver! According to experts, a simple eye test could be a warning sign of an impending life-threatening illness like stroke. Though studies have established that people suffering from high blood pressure are more vulnerable to stroke, it's still not possible to predict which are most likely to develop the ailment. Researchers delving into the link between hypertensive retinopathy (an eye disorder triggered by high blood pressure, where the retina becomes damaged) and stroke risk found retinal imaging was an effective way to identify patients who are at high risk for stroke. Study researcher Mohammad Kamran Ikram, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the Singapore Eye Research Institute at the National University of Singapore stated, "The retina provides information on the status of blood vessels in the brain.Retinal imaging is a non-invasive and cheap way of examining the blood vessels of the retina.” Link

New glassware can protect you from ‘date-rape’ drugging!

In an attempt to reduce drug-facilitated sexual assault, researchers have designed new glassware that can warn if the drink is tainted. Date rape drugs, also called predator drugs, are drugs that assist in the execution of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). Usually added to a food or drink surreptitiously i.e. without the victim's knowledge, the drugs have a sedative, hypnotic, dissociative, and/or amnesiac effect. The new glassware, a line of 16-ounce glasses, cups and straws, changes color when it comes in contact with common 'date rape' drugs like ketamine, Rohypnol and GHB. Developed by DrinkSavvy founder Mike Abramson in collaboration with John MacDonald, chemistry professor at Worcester Polytechnic institute in Massachusetts, the new glassware, thus, reveals to users whether or not their beverages have been laced with common date-rape drugs. The advent of idea Personal experience of being drugged led Michael Abramson to develop the DrinkSavvy range of glassware. "Within the

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Premature birth raises risk of heart trouble in later life

Premature birth is known to spur a range of problems in adulthood. Adding to the woes, babies born prematurely are at a higher risk of heart problems later in life than babies who are born full term. Previously conducted studies have already linked preterm births with higher risk of learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, digestion troubles and problems associated with breathing, vision and hearing. According to the new findings, premature birth manifests important changes in heart formation and it’s functioning during adulthood. “Up to 10 percent of today's young adults were born prematurely and some have an altered higher cardiovascular risk profile in adult life,” study leader Paul Leeson, a cardiologist at the University of Oxford's Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility in England, said. “We wanted to understand why this occurs so that we can identify the small group of patients born premature who may need advice from their health care provider about this cardiovascular

P. Chidambaram Speaks: Shielding Rupee by Controlling Gold, Electronic Goods Imports!

Third set of measures to contain draining of Indian currency has been plugged in. P. Chidambaram has announced protection of rupee by controlling gold and electronic goods import. What’s the new target of India for Current Account Deficit? The Indian Government has announced a current account deficit of 3.75% for 2013-2014. This is much lower than the last year’s CAD of 4.8%. As the Indian rupee has been found plummeting and has touched the low turf of 61, the government has chalked down a multitude of ways of luring capital inflows. This update was done was the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram. These changes were brought yesterday. And it seems that even they could not aid in the growth of rupee as the currency has been trading low even today. It is nearing a record low of 61.66. What’s the look now? It seems the government is revamping the golden arena and electronic goods for the time being. Earlier, it had increased customs duty on gold to contain imports. The basic thought b

The Hyperloop: A jaunt from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?

Fancy taking a jaunt from Los Angeles to San Francisco in speed faster than sound! Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Monday unveiled a high-speed transportation concept that will blast passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco — a distance of more than 300 miles, in just half hour. Musk proposed his idea for a super fast mass transit system called the Hyperloop to connect cities. According to him, the project, if it materializes will be faster, cheaper and safer alternative to the high speed rail line planned between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Musk stated, "How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL … would build a bullet train that is both one of the most expensive per mile and one of the slowest in the world? It would be great to have an alternative to flying or driving, but obviously only if it is actually better than flying or driving." Hyperloop powered by electrical motors, solar panels and kinetic energy The solar powered elevated transport system wo

SBI turns nasty! Degrades educational loan defaulters!

SBI lashes back at loan defaulters! Many poor young graduates had approached State Bank Of India in Bodinayakanur at Tamil Nadu. When the students did not render their dues on time, an angry SBI flashed the photographs of the students who had turned defaulters. The Bank didn’t even spare the parents!! SBI gets angry It was a humiliating experience for young graduates who had availed SBI’s educational loan from the State Bank of India situated at Bodinayakanur in Theni district in Tamil Nadu. When the students had failed to clear the Bank’s amount, the SBI branch had put the students and their parents’ photographs on show. The Bank believed that this open exhibition of the photographs of the defaulters would shame the students to shell out the money. The outstanding loans handed out to the defaulting students’, ranges from Rs.40, 000 to Rs. 5 lakh. Defaulters brought to task Was this State Bank of India’s way of shaming the families of the defaulters? We think so!! They are

Spectacular light streaks from Perseid Meteor shower!

The skies are dazzling again! Astronaut buffs and the star gazers must be rubbing their hands in glee as they view the annual firework display created by the Perseid meteor shower. This is the most brilliant and spectacular exhibit of “shooting stars” according to the astronomers The shooting stars These shooting stars or meteors are small material particles that vaporize and result in light flashes as they rush and strike the Earth’s upper atmosphere at a momentum of almost 36 miles per second. Perseids meteor shower The Meteor shower is at its best brilliance every year from 17 July and 24 August when the Earth’s orbit rushes it through a brilliant stream of comet debris. The shower gets active during the Earth’s migration around the Sun. This happens when the Earth’s orbit passes through the cosmic material and fragments that had been left behind by the trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle that passed near the Earth way back in 1992. These fragments create spectacular light stre

Healthy grandparent, grandchild bond cuts depression risk in both

One of the biggest bliss for an elderly individual is company of a grandchild. Grandchildren are undoubtedly an extended support for their grandparents. Now there is a scientific backing to this emotional comment. Researchers have proved that people with healthy relationships with their grandparents are less likely to be depressed. The study For the purpose of the study, researchers at the Boston College analyzed data on 376 grandparents and 340 grandchildren enrolled for the Longitudinal Study of Generations between 1985 and 2004. On average, the grandparents aged 77 years, while grandchildren aged 31 years at the midpoint of the study in 1994. The participants were tracked from 1985 through 2004. Researchers found that grandparents and adult grandchildren who were emotionally attached had fewer symptoms of depression . "We found that an emotionally close grandparent-adult grandchild relationship was associated with fewer symptoms of depression for both generations," said Sara M Moor

Monday, August 12, 2013

Two Ex-Employees of JP Morgan Face Arrest

Two former employees of JP Morgan; Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, are likely to be arrested by the federal authorities on alleged involvement in the ‘London Whale’ case that rocked the bank last year. While none of these two employees were expected to be charged in the case, authorities are suspicious that Javier and Grout played a key role in concealing the amount that that JP Morgan had incurred on account of the scandal. Arrests in London The arrests are likely to happen in London in the coming days. Javier Martin-Artajo was a manager at the bank and was responsible for the trading strategy while Julien Grout was a trader in London. Both of them are likely to be extradited under an agreement with British authorities. The Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the federal prosecutors has been investigating the case. The decision of arrest comes after more than a year of investigation and collection of evidence. About the Scandal JPMorgan, the largest bank in the Unit

RBI not in favor of high inflation to propel growth

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) categorically stated Thursday that it is not in favor of allowing high inflation in order to promote growth in the country. The central bank asserted that a policy of tolerating inflation will not yield the desired results. “While lower real interest rates can stimulate growth and investment, the central bank cannot adopt a policy of higher inflation tolerance as the means to lower real rates because beyond a threshold, the negative impact of inflation on growth outweighs its positive impact,” the RBI said in an issued statement. Inflation Dampens Consumption Demand The central bank of India cited a recent study to justify its stance. The said study has been conducted in the wake of increasing criticism that the bank is following an anti-inflationary monetary policy which in turn is hindering growth. As a policy matter, the RBI the RBI has attempted to rein in inflation since July 2011. The bank has kept the repo rate above 8 per cent for 18 months

President Obama to initiate reforms in Surveillance Programs

President Barack Obama stated in unambiguous terms that he would not stop the U.S. government’s surveillance programs that have come under fire both from national and international quarters. The president however admitted that the United States "can and must be more transparent" with regard to such shadowing campaigns. Recognizing the need for striking a balance between security and civil liberties, the president promised to improve oversight of surveillance. Law Being Followed In a news conference at the White Hose Obama acknowledged that these recent leaks by a former spy had tarnished the country’s image. As a response, the president promised to incorporate “appropriate reforms” in such programs and restore public trust. "I am comfortable that the program currently is not being abused. I am comfortable that if the American people examined exactly what was taking place, how it was being used, what the safeguards were, that they would say, `You know what? These folks are foll

Verdict after Clash of Technologies: All’s well with Ebullient Apple Inc. after US Trade Panel Judgment

Long-running battle of patents between World's number one and two smartphone companies come across a verdict. Finally! The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled for Apple Inc. in a long-running dispute. Under a high-profile patent infringement case, a verdict from a US trade panel caressed Apple Inc.’s furs and ruffled the furs of Samsung. All smiles for Apple, as the verdict came as a relief with a multitude of consequences on the floor. Now does the South Korean enterprise, SamsungElectronics Co. mobile devices face a sales and import prohibition in the United States? Passions may fuel from South Korea towards the judgment as the long-treaded dispute has met its fate. Though, it’s still ambiguous about the real repercussions of the ruling and also magnitude of the ban. But as of now verdict says that Samsung is banned from importing, selling and distributing devices in the United States that trespasses on some entitlements on the patents. Earlier in mid-2011, Apple had filed

Gold, the worst investment of 2013, prices dip 8%

Investment in gold this year has turned out to be a shoddy asset across various markets. The precious metal has recently faltered relative to equities and yielded double the losses in the current stock rally. The yellow metal is now down more than 8.5 percent since the start of 2013 whereas the stock market benchmark Sensex has dipped by about 4 per cent. Gold vs equities As gold prices continue to fall, investors are mulling over whether to allocate more money to equities in place of gold. The yellow metal has been in the Bull Run from last 10 years. Gold has not only held a positive correlation with equities but outperformed them over the last decade. Statistics indicate, gold prices have appreciated by an average of 20 per cent over the last 10 years as opposed to about 18 per cent for equities. This is one major reason why gold was a preferred asset class and the apple of eye for investors. The government tried to dissuade people from boarding the gold train and encouraged investi

Companies Bill, 2013 to Replace Companies Act, 1956

The Rajya Sabha has approved the all-encompassing new Companies Bill that will replace the Companies Act of 1956. The Companies Bill will be enacted into a law after the President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, approves it. The Lok Sabha had passed the Bill in December 2012. Indian companies will now have to embrace the new strictures and come to terms with the new ways in which they will be regulated. The objective of the new law is to improve transparency and accountability in the companies as well as promote self-regulation. CSR Clause The latest bill will supersede the 57 year old Companies Act which has been amended more than 25 times to keep in tune with changing times. The amendments not withstanding, the Companies Act has many provisions that can said to be redundant. The passage of the Companies Bill has been hailed by all stakeholders including politicians and industry bodies. The 300 page Companies Bill makes sweeping changes including making corporate social responsibility

Beware!! Perfect Money targeted by Cyber expert criminals

We have news for you folks!! Cyber expert criminals are eyeing another online currency by the name of Perfect Money; they seemed to have shifted their attention from the Liberty Reserve, the digital currency firm to grab some “Perfect Money”. The Liberty Reserve profits Three months ago the international law enforcement officials peered deep into the digital currency firm Liberty Reserve to nab the cyber criminals and forced them to go towards Perfect money, another online currency. Remember the way the criminals had laundered around with the Liberty Reserve's currency in the past? Now these unlawful people are concealing profits and laundering money from the Perfect Money's digital currency affirms Idan Aharoni, the head of cyber intelligence at EMC Corp's RSA security division. Well kudos to the brains of these online thieves and scam artists! The credit card scams Aharoni and his team cater to the needs of ace financial institutions and thus carefully monitor hackers busy meddl

Report pegs iPhone 5S launch on Sept. 10

If reports by the technology blog AllThingsD are anything to go by then Apple is all set to take the wraps off the its redesigned iPhone, likely to be called iPhone 5S, in just a few weeks from now. Citing unnamed sources, the blog stated the tech giant will unveil the smartphone at a special event on September 10. The smartphone is likely to hit the retail stores a week or two later. Though the Cupertino, California based tech giant has not made any official comment, speculation is rife that that a major product launch is in the offing. You may recall that Apple launched the iPhone 5 last year on Sept 12. Assuming that the firm keeps to last year's schedule, the new smartphone is likely to hit stores a week or two later. As is customary with all big Apple product launches, the unveiling of the next version of iPhone will in all probability be held in San Francisco’s large auditorium the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater. Apart from iPhone 5S , buzz has it that Apple will also

Ranbaxy Laboratories: US FDA and DPCO Issues Underline but Analysts Optimistic about Recovery

A number of reasons govern why Ranbaxy is up by 35% even after posting Q2 loss. Can Ranbaxy be a Long-term Parking Slot for Investors? Present Picture Amid plummeted sales of Ranbaxy Laboratories , opinions about the evergreen stock have been pouring in. Experts have been bullish about Ranbaxy shares irrespective of the decline in its net sales and EBITDA in the second quarter of 2013. Probably the reason attributed for the same is that it has fared well than the expectations in the second quarter. EBITDA margin in this quarter was 9.8% which turned out to be higher than the expected value of 8%. The company has witnessed a surge of 23.6 percent in sales of North America on a quarterly basis. Reason behind Low Operating Margin Levels: Ranbaxy has been involved in recuperating its Dewas and Paonta Sahib plants. The trigger behind the same is that the company needs to fulfill the parameters governed by the US FDA. So, this has been eventually obviating a surge in operating margin levels

Sun Pharma shares clamber up! Then why net loss?

Now that’s surprising!! After admitting to a net loss of almost Rs. 1,276 crores in the June quarter, the top drug maker in India, Sun Pharmaceuticals shares have shown to be jumping up 9%! Loss of Sun Pharmaceuticals In the first quarter, Sun Pharmaceuticals India’s largest drug maker, according to the market, has reported a net loss of nearly Rs. 1,276 crore in its first Quarter. The company blamed a patent infringement suit with Pfizer for this happening and claimed it had to undergo this loss due to a whopping settlement with the US based pharma company. On Friday , Sun Pharmaceuticals declared that it had along with Teva Pharmaceuticals had made provision to settle the patent suit with Pfizer Inc and had shelled out $2.15 billion to come clean. Pfizer had filed a patent suit blaming Sun Pharmaceuticals of marketing the generic versions of Protonix, its acid-reflux drug. Stock reports A net profit of Rs. 795 crore, had been reported by the Mumbai based drug maker in the past y

Most men want women to shell out money as well while on a date

A new study has stated that around a figure of 64 per cent men feel that women should be paying their share on a date, although a huge number of males face a feeling of guilt while accepting money from a lady. As per the study most men strongly believe that women should share the bill on a date. Almost 44 per cent of men said that they would surely stop dating a woman who never loosens her pocket. Over half around 57 per cent of women assure that they usually do offer to split the bill, but out of them many women roughly around 39 per cent confided that in their heart they secretly pray that men would reject their offers for the same. Around 44 per cent of women were tensed when men wanted women to help share the bill. More than 17000 participants have been surveyed by the study by Chapman University's David Frederick and colleagues from California State University and Wellesley College. The researchers, through the study, found that with conventional norms remaining consistent, a hug