Author: harivasa

Kolab Now Is a Smooth On-Ramp for LibreOffice Online

As cloud popularity grows, so does the collection of free or low-cost online office tools that services like Microsoft Office Online and Google Docs/G Suite provide. However, those two major league offerings, along with a swarm of other cloud-based productivity platforms, are proprietary. Open source vendors have been promising a free open source online alternative. […]

Cancer breakthrough? Drug combo eradicated breast cancer tumors in 11 days

A cancer drug duo could one day eliminate the need for chemotherapy for women with HER2-positive breast cancer; in a new study, a combination of two drugs was found to completely eradicate or significantly shrink breast cancer tumors within 11 days of diagnosis. Women with HER2-positive breast cancer saw a complete eradication or significant reduction […]

Google Touts Android Oreo’s Tasty New Features

Google on Monday pulled the wraps off the latest version of its Android mobile operating system. Version 8.0 Oreo has a number of improvements over 7.1 Nougat, the previous release of the OS. Google has tweaked Android’s notification feature, for instance, so when an app has notifications pending, a dot appears in a corner of […]

The Challenges of Ferry Crossing with Children

When I first booked a ferry crossing between Spain and England with my two little boys in October 2009, it seemed a daunting task. First, there was the 10-hour drive from Andalucia to reach the port of Bilbao (cue constant child squabbles on the back seat combined with “are we nearly there yet”); a pre-booked […]

Coffee may protect against liver cirrhosis

Drinking coffee every day is linked to a reduced risk of liver cirrhosis, according to a new review of published evidence that also suggests drinking two extra cups a day may nearly halve the risk of dying from the disease. The researchers say the link between coffee and lower risk of liver cirrhosis is larger […]

Why Am I Hungry? Weird Things Stoking Your Appetite

“Why am I hungry … like all of the time?” Is that a question you’re asking a lot lately? That’s because weight loss is a bit more complicated than “calories in, calories out.” While that is certainly important, getting your hormones under control is key to stifle an out-of-control appetite. Luckily, you’re not destined for […]

Hypertension: have we missed something?

If you were wearing red on February 5th, chances are that you already know February is American Heart Month. For its part, the slogan this year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is “Make blood pressure control your goal.” The aim is to prevent a million heart attacks and strokes in the US […]

Does Alternate Day Fasting Work for Weight Loss?

By now, you’ve likely heard of the benefits of fasting — how it’s a great method of kickstarting weight loss, helps normalize insulin sensitivity and lowers levels of bad cholesterol in the body. While there are many types of fasting, alternate day fasting in particular has become popular in the rage for losing weight fast. But researchers are […]

10-Pound Weight Gain: What Happens When You Put on 10 Pounds

With an alarming obesity rate the affects well more than one-third of U.S. adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we’re all familiar with the dangers of obesity. (1) Large weight gain is associated with an increased risk for almost all major chronic diseases, along with an increased mortality rate. But what about something […]

Nanosensors: the future of diagnostic medicine?

A vital goal of diagnostic medicine is to be able to diagnose medical problems as swiftly as possible, enabling clinicians to treat patients before any irreversible or long-lasting damage can occur. Nanosensors are made from carbon nanotubes, each 100,000 times smaller than a strand of hair. Speeding up the process of diagnosis is a major […]