For anyone desperate to participate in a big health study, your time has arrived: Apple’s Research App is now live. The app was first announced in September around three new studies. One focuses on menstruation and women’s health, and is open to iPhone users. The second two, which study hearing health and the relationship between mobility and heart health, both require an Apple Watch to participate. advertisement advertisement The new app is a part of Apple’s big push into healthcare. The company has cozied up to the American Heart Association, The World Health Organization, and the National Institute of Health, not to mention major research institutions like Harvard’s School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the University of Michigan. Researchers have made no secret that they see big opportunities to learn about human health through all the data being collected by Apple’s devices. But rather than doing one-off … [Read more...] about Apple’s Research App is here—along with the next stage of its healthcare ambitions
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Space exploration has done more than teach us about what lies beyond our atmosphere. It’s led to discoveries that have helped us all here on Earth, from the technology behind CAT scan and MRI machines to the invention of memory foam to new osteoporosis drugs. Now, researchers think that cancer patients could take a cue from the ways astronauts prepare for space travel to keep their bodies healthier as they undergo treatment. advertisement advertisement Space travel takes a toll on the human body. Astronauts on months-long missions face muscle atrophy, weakening bones, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. So do cancer patients, thanks to the intense therapies they receive during treatment. Whereas astronauts prepare for these health risks with a state-of-the-art exercise regimen before, during, and after their time in space, cancer patients are often told to rest while receiving treatments such as chemotherapy. To Jessica Scott, an exercise physiology researcher … [Read more...] about A new lifeline for cancer patients comes from astronauts in space
In many ways, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal’s global trek began with the acquisition of a plant in Trinidad & Tobago in 1989.Earlier in 1976, as a 26-year-old, he set up a plant in Indonesia for his father Mohanlal Mittal. But it was far away in the Caribbean island that Mittal first sowed seeds of a global strategy, which over the next two decades made him the largest steelmaker in the world. ArcelorMittal’s presence would go on to include plants in 18 countries and offices in 60.Thirty years since that first acquisition though, the Trinidad and Tobago unit is a part of Mittal’s global empire that doesn’t make for a pretty picture.Close ArcelorMittal closed the Point Lisas plant in 2016, a day after the worker’s union got a favourable decision from the courts on a pay hike. Low steel prices and increasing costs had already impacted the operations. related news Bharti Airtel posts staggering Rs 23,045 cr net loss in Q2 after AGR provisioning Glenmark … [Read more...] about Lakshmi Mittal ‘s global empire: An asset or a liability in his Essar Steel bid?
As the reality of the Donald Trump presidency quickly unfolds, many cities are stepping up to position themselves as bastions of decency and rationality. Denver, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, among others, have declared themselves sanctuaries, committed to protecting their immigrant populations. Places like Portland, Oregon, are superseding climate-change denial and adopting solar power and carbon-reduction policies. Los Angeles is trying to boost mobility for low-income residents through an innovative electric car-sharing scheme. advertisement advertisement One thing that remains very much up in the air is how economic equity can be sustained or supported under Trump. With federal budget slashes looming, cities are bracing for revenue streams–for housing, for food assistance, for infrastructure–to dry up. But a handful of city governments are developing policies to directly support the development of worker-owned cooperatives–an economic model … [Read more...] about How Worker Co-Ops Are Creating Economic Stability In Uncertain Times
A dearth of quality pace bowlers has all but put an end to the iconic duels which once added to the charm of Test cricket, said the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, who is worried about the traditional format's health.A Sunil Gavaskar vs Andy Roberts, Dennis Lillee or Imran Khan was worth the wait during the 1970s and '80s. Similarly a Tendulkar vs Glenn McGrath or Wasim Akram used to be a connoisseur's delight.But not anymore, feels the man, who played 200 Test matches in his illustrious 24 years in international cricket.Close "Rivalries which people invariably looked forward to are no longer there because there are very few world-class fast bowlers right now. That element I am sure is missing. The quality of fast bowling can surely be better without any doubt," Tendulkar told PTI while analysing how cricket has evolved in the past 30 years (15th November, 1989) since he made his debut. related news India vs Bangladesh, 1st Test Day 1: Agwaral, Pujara take IND to 86/1 at Stumps … [Read more...] about Sachin Tendulkar laments about the dearth of world class bowlers in Test cricket