India’s first artificial aortic heart valve technology launched

In line with the Make in India initiative, global medical device maker Meril Life Sciences on Saturday launched its first indigenously designed and manufactured artificial aortic valve for patients who are at a high risk or unwilling to undergo open heart valve replacement surgery. The Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Replacement (TAVR), which will be sold under the… Read More »

Microsoft unblocking AI to help 1 bn persons with disabilities

As over one billion people, roughly 15 per cent of the world’s population, grapple with some form of disability, Microsoft has begun unblocking the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve assistive technologies in several ways, the company’s India President Anant Maheshwari said on Monday. Maheshwari, who had a life-altering learning experience in 2008 when he was afflicted with… Read More »

Eat your way to good health: Experts

Paying attention to what and when you eat goes a long way. Take small steps and make wise choices for a healthy life, say experts. Chef Mohammed Eliyaz, Chef de Cuisine at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru and Reshu Agarwal, Consultant, Internal Medicines, Manipal Hospitals, Whitefield, share tips on how to stay healthy while at work: Agarwal… Read More »

Did you know? Eight-hour sleep may boost academic performance

Sleep is vital. “Better sleep helped in final exam performance, which is contrary to most college students’ perceptions that they have to sacrifice either studying or sleeping,” said Michael Scullin, Assistant Professor at Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences. For improvement in academic performance, a student does not have to be an ‘A’ grade,… Read More »

Fruits & Vegetables stickers prohibited in Punjab

The Food Safety Commissioner in Punjab has prohibited pasting of stickers on fruits and vegetables being sold across the state. Commissioner K.S. Pannu said on Tuesday that stickers on food products are commonly used to provide information on traceability, grades and price. “But, a lot of times these stickers are applied directly on food sources such as on fruits… Read More »