Apple Hires Man Who 3D-Printed His Brain Tumour: Report

Apple Hires Man Who 3D-Printed His Brain Tumour: Report

Apple has hired Steven Keating, the doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumour, a media report said. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, it is still not known whether Keating is working on one of Apple’s teams dedicated to health care or he has joined another team that can take advantage of his expertise in mechanical engineering. Keating made headlines in 2015 after revealing the depths of his science experiment to…

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Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

Mental health drives at grassroots can prevent suicides, says report

Grassroots community mental health programmes to address risk factors such as depressionand alcohol use disorders can significantly address treatment gaps and reduce incidence of suicide, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows. The prevalence of depression, one of the most common mental disorders, fell from 14.6% to 11.3% following community mental health interventions implemented by two NGOs -Prakriti and Sangath. The population-based programme -Vishram (Vidarbha Stress and Health Program) was implemented over 18 months in Vidarbha, which reported a high prevalence of suicides in agricultural com munities. The…

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Europe Air Pollution Causes 467,000 Early Deaths a Year: Report

Europe Air Pollution Causes 467,000 Early Deaths a Year: Report

Almost nine out of 10 European city dwellers breathe air that is harmful to their health, though the continent’s air quality is slowly improving, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said today. Air pollution remains the single largest environmental cause of premature death in urban Europe, and was linked to around 467,000 early deaths in 41 European countries in 2013, according to an analysis of data from more than 400 cities. “Emission reductions have led to improvements in air quality in Europe, but not enough to avoid unacceptable damage to human…

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Life Expectancy in Australia Hits New High: Report

Life Expectancy in Australia Hits New High: Report

Life expectancy in Australia has hit a new high, with babies born in 2015 expected to live two years longer than those born in 2005, according to a report issued on Friday. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report showed that life expectancy had hit 84.5 years for females and 80.4 years for males, but demographics expert Peter McDonald of the University of Melbourne said that the statistics assume no improvements in healthcare and were therefore conservative estimates. “They are not any individual’s lifetime; they are just telling you the…

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Report: More Than Half of Mentally Ill U.S. Adults Get No Treatment

Report: More Than Half of Mentally Ill U.S. Adults Get No Treatment

Mental Health America just released its annual assessment of Americans with mental illness, the treatment they receive and the resources available to them – and the conclusions are sobering: Twenty percent of adults (43.7 million) have a mental health condition, and more than half of them do not receive treatment. Among youth, the rates of depression are rising, but 80 percent of children and adolescents either get insufficient treatment or none at all. “Once again, our report shows that too many Americans are suffering and far too many are not…

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Chikungunya Deaths at 12, Centre Seeks Report From Delhi Government

Chikungunya Deaths at 12, Centre Seeks Report From Delhi Government

The death toll due to chikungunya-triggered complications stood at 12 on Wednesday, with two new cases reported from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), prompting Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to seek a report from the Delhi Government on the rising deaths and number of patients. Delhi’s Water Minister Kapil Mishra also appealed to all legislators and councillors to keep aside political differences and fight the vector-borne menace together. Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung also urged the people to rise above considerations of politics and fight chikungunya and…

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In Bengaluru, A Watchman Earns More Than A Data-Entry Executive: Report

In Bengaluru, A Watchman Earns More Than A Data-Entry Executive: Report

In Bengaluru a data-entry professional earns a salary of Rs 10,141 according to Babajobs.com (representative image). Data compiled by a jobs portal on wages in informal sector throws up some surprises.  In Bengaluru, which is often referred to as the IT capital of India, a watchman earns an average monthly salary of Rs 10,152  while a data-entry professional gets Rs 10,141, reveals data from Babajobs.com, a job portal. Babajobs.com is a Bengaluru-based job portal that caters to job seekers especially in the informal sector and entry-level professionals with a salary…

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1 Lakh IT Jobs Shed By US Employers In A Month: Report

1 Lakh IT Jobs Shed By US Employers In A Month: Report

Employers in US eliminated 96,000 IT or information-technology jobs in May, according to an analysis by industry trade body CompTIA. This brought down overall IT employment to an estimated 4.5 million workers as of May 31, the trade group said. The disappointing reading in IT jobs follows grim overall employment number reported by the US for the month of May. Overall, non-farm payrolls increased by only 38,000 jobs last month – the fewest number of jobs added in more than five years. “Much like the rest of the May jobs…

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Less Than 8% Indian Engineers Fit For Core Engineering Roles: Report

Less Than 8% Indian Engineers Fit For Core Engineering Roles: Report

Employability in the domain specific roles is the highest for Electronics engineers at 7.07 per cent. New Delhi: Significant efforts need to be made to improve employability in the engineering sector as less than 8 per cent of Indian engineers are employable in core engineering roles, reveals an Aspiring Minds’ report. The National Employability Report for the first time this year looked into the employability of specialised and new careers, which are available to engineers, other than core IT and software roles. The nationwide analysis based on a sample of…

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JPMorgan could move thousands of staff out of UK: Report

JPMorgan could move thousands of staff out of UK: Report

JPMorgan Chase & Co could be forced to move thousands of staff out of Britain if the country loses its automatic right to sell financial services to the European Union after last month’s Brexit vote, bank CEO Jamie Dimon told an Italian newspaper. Currently, banks based in the UK can sell services freely across the EU under a “passporting” system, considered the most significant feature of the EU single market for financial firms. But that is now in doubt after Britons voted to leave the bloc. “The key issue is…

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