Naga Naresh Karutura is currently working at Google Bangalore India. He completed his graduation in computer science at IIT Madras, an esteemed technology institute where acceptance rate is approximately 2%. His parents are illiterate: His father Prasad is a lorry driver and his mother is a house wife. Naga Naresh met with an accident in January 1993. During those days he was studying in school. During … Continue reading Courage and positivity helped him overcome his disability and poverty
We all knew music was good for us, now here’s proof. Music training, even if started as late as high school, may help improve a teenager’s brain responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, suggests a new Northwestern University study. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicates that music instruction helps enhance skills that are critical for academic success. … Continue reading Music for academic success of kids
This is purely on public demand. For 7 years, I have been healing chronically ill patients via my laptop, with my Skype & emails. God has been kind, so many people have touched my life, enriched me, healed when doctors had given up, and are now friends across the 17 countries I heal. People from Mumbai or those visiting Mumbai have wanted face to face … Continue reading Are you looking for me?
From serious difficulty in digesting any kind of reading to now having a book at my side at all times, it was no surprise I walked into every bookstore on my never-ending journey back from New York to India. A particular book caught my eye at JFK airport, however not being the genre I was looking for or even inclined towards, I casually ignored it … Continue reading Are you making the most of your 1 to 400 trillion chance in life?
Imagine this scenario: 42 middle-aged female monkeys were fed a Western-like diet containing fat and cholesterol for 18 months. During this pre-treatment phase, depressive behaviour in the animals was recorded. Observation number 1: Western-like diet causes depression. Then they were randomly given Zoloft, a common anti-depressant, or a placebo, once a day, for 18 months. The monkeys that received Zoloft developed three times the amount of atherosclerosis … Continue reading Common anti-depressant increases atherosclerosis risk 6-fold
They are a special category of lemurs, who live longer. And they do so because they can reduce their breathing from 200 beats a minute to 8 beats per minute (a state called torpor), when they are hibernating. Now, researchers at Duke University are studying this data to unravel the secret to longevity. Breathing slows, and the animals’ internal thermostat shuts down. Instead of maintaining a … Continue reading The key to longevity: slow breathing?
What was once used to absolve you of lying, has now been proven by scientists to relieve pain. Crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds a new University College London research. The research, published in Current Biology, used a variation on an established pain experiment, known as the “thermal grill illusion.” In the thermal grill illusion, a pattern of warm-cold-warm temperatures … Continue reading Have pain? Cross your fingers to relieve it!
It’s not the chic thing to do any more. It’s more about being insensitive parents. If you smoke in front of your kids, the passive smoking can affect them way into adulthood and give them clogged arteries, as per a new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Researchers tracked childhood exposure to parental smoking from 1980 and 1983. They collected carotid ultrasound data in adulthood in 2001 … Continue reading Smoking gives your kids heart disease
Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity and high risk of type 2 diabetes, apart from chronic fatigue syndrome. And now, less or erratic sleep is getting linked to increase in risk for cancer, as per a study by Scripps Research Institute published in the journal eLife. The study showcases that two proteins critical for maintaining healthy day-night cycles also protect against mutations that could lead … Continue reading Less, erratic sleep? You could be prone to cancer!
Whether you’re lonely (alone even in a crowd), isolated (because you may be a hazard to others) or like being alone, all three have an effect on longevity, as per a research done by Brigham Young University. And the threat is almost as much as that of obesity. The study analysed data from a variety of health studies. Altogether, the sample included more than 3 million … Continue reading Lonely? It could shorten your life span