This application alerts parents if their kids are having seizure

This application alerts parents if their kids are having seizure

Machine learning and data visualisation techniques are applied to this information to offer parents and doctors easy-to-read visuals and insights using Power business intelligence (BI) tools. This application alerts parents if their kids are having seizure  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock San Francisco: Roberto D’Angelo, a Microsoft employee, and his colleagues have developed an application that alerts parents if their kids are having a seizure. Their project, MirrorHR — Epilepsy Research Kit for Kids, was named for this…

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Diet: Things to keep in mind while following a low carb diet

Diet: Things to keep in mind while following a low carb diet

If you are someone who is planning to lose weight from quite a while now, then I am sure you might’ve come across several diets which claim that following it will help you lose those extra kgs. But sadly the overwhelming information about diets not only confuse us, but it also shifts our focus from healthy living to losing weight. With a plethora of diets available on the internet, we fail to understand that shedding…

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Heart attacks halved by daily ‘polypill’, strokes reduced too: Study

Heart attacks halved by daily ‘polypill’, strokes reduced too: Study

Some experts — including the authors themselves — said further trials were needed to see if the polypill would prove effective among other populations. Heart attacks halved by daily ‘polypill’, strokes reduced too: Study (Representational Image)  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock A cheap, once-a-day pill combining aspirin with drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol cuts cardiovascular disease as a whole by a third, and heart attacks by more than half, researchers said Friday. In clinical trials,…

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Kashmir: How Line of Control has changed in 70 years

Kashmir: How Line of Control has changed in 70 years

In August 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was a princely state of the size of 2.06 lakh square miles – bigger than California (US) and comparable with the UK. Two months later, Pakistan invaded Jammu and Kashmir despite having signed a standstill agreement with the princely state, which turned to India for help and signed the Instrument of Accession. India’s response to Pakistani intrusion resulted in a war that was declared over in 1949 with the…

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Kashmir: Why Centre is sending additional 38000 troops to J&K

Kashmir: Why Centre is sending additional 38000 troops to J&K

In the past one week, the Narendra Modi government has decided to send an additional 38,000 troops to the Kashmir Valley in two batches — 10,000 and 28,000. This follows a statement by the home ministry in Parliament that situation has improved in Kashmir Valley. On July 24, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Krishan Reddy told the Rajya Sabha that security situation in the state has improved in the first half of the…

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VG Siddhartha: Why did the brew turn bitter?

VG Siddhartha: Why did the brew turn bitter?

On the evening of July 29, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) promoter VG Siddhartha stepped out of his car near the Netravati river and disappeared. In early morning trade on July 30, shares of Coffee Day Enterprises, the holding company of CCD, tanked 20 per cent. On Tuesday, Coffee Day Enterprises confirmed the absence of its chairman and managing director in a letter to the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange. VG Siddhartha also wrote…

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Man arrested for sending lewd messages to woman TV news anchor

Man arrested for sending lewd messages to woman TV news anchor

The incident came to light after the TV anchor approached the Cuffe Parade police station a few days ago. (File Photo) Mumbai police have arrested a 40-year-old man from West Bengal for allegedly sending obscene messages on Facebook to a woman anchor of a television news channel in Mumbai, an official said Sunday. Cuffe Parade police arrested the accused, identified as Atanu Ravindra Kumar, an unemployed man, the official said. The incident came to light…

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The News Project’s publishing platform goes live with its first customer, CALmatters

The News Project’s publishing platform goes live with its first customer, CALmatters

CEO Merrill Brown  says he founded The News Project to address one of the big problems in the journalism business: “It costs too much to launch and operate news sites.” It’s an issue that Brown knows well — he’s a former journalist, journalism executive and educator who served as the founding editor in chief of MSNBC.com. He announced earlier this year that The News Project has raised a six-figure investment from WordPress VIP, and now it’s actually launching with its…

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