Education linked to higher risk of short-sightedness

The researchers say their study provides “strong evidence” that more time spent in education is a risk factor for myopia, and that the findings “have important implications for educational practices.” Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide. Currently, 30-50% of adults in the United States and […]

Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs […]

Ladies, do you have normal BMI and higher body fat levels? You are at risk of breast cancer

Postmenopausal women with normal body mass index (BMI), but with higher body fat levels are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a study warns. Body fat levels are typically measured via BMI, which is a ratio of weight to height. While BMI may be a convenient method to estimate […]

Do you suffer from psoriasis? Beware, you may be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those without the condition, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease, says a study. Psoriasis is a disease of the immune system in which inflammation causes skin cells to multiply faster than […]

Top 20 per cent higher education campuses to have greater autonomy: Prakash Javadekar

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2017 10:40 am Javadekar used the words “trust”, “free from government’s clutches” and a “fund and forget” philosophy to underline the policy. (File Photo) The top 20 per cent of higher education institutions in the country deserved more autonomy and the government […]

Tougher Rules And Higher Rates: What’s Next For The Mortgage Market?

It all began last October, when federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced several new regulations aimed at ensuring that Canadian borrowers only take on mortgages they can afford, including enforcing that all insured borrowers qualify for loans based on the five-year posted mortgage rate. These regulations were meant to slowly decrease […]

Mortgage rates edge higher, after five weeks of declines

Mortgage rates edged higher last week, the first increase after five weeks of declines. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91% in the week ending June 15, up from 3.89%, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.18%, up from 3.16%, while the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged […]

An act that Labour must repeal to save higher education

Students and academics demonstrate against tuition fees and cuts in central London in November, 2016. ‘Higher education fees have been catastrophic for social mobility’. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo We commend the Labour party for calling for the end of the current £9,000 student tuition fee-and-loans regime for higher and further […]