Sore throat is caused by inflammation due to a cold or other virus. It can be annoying as it starts with itchy and scratchy feeling in the throat that leads to cough.
Though there many medicated lozenge to treat throat infection, but they are loaded with sugars and other preservatives. So, one should opt fro natural lozenges instead of medicated one.

Here are some natural lozenges that help treat sore throat:
► Mulethi
► Cloves
► Ginger
► Garlic

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins. The common symptoms of the illness includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and cramps. Food poisoning is usually self-treatable and resolves within days to weeks.
Though there are medicines available for the illness, but one can also opt for natural remedies to treat it.

Here are some home remedies to treat food poisoning:
► Ginger
► Cumin
► Basil
► Lemon
► Peppermint tea

Being one of the most popular tropical fruit apart from mango, banana, and jackfruit, chikoo is exceptionally sweet and delicious. The fruit also contains high amount of nutritional values.
Here are some health benefits of the fruit:

► Good for eyes
► Aids digestion
► Prevents cancer
► Makes bone healthy
► Boost immunity

Monday, 09 January 2017 14:21

Facebook to charge users?

Some of Facebook users were left shocked on Saturday after a message appeared stating they'll soon be charged for using the service.
The message said that Facebook will become chargeable. The subscribers were also urged to pass on the message to at least 10 of their contacts to prove they are an avid user and the charge will be waived.
The message further added that once you've forward on the message to your friends, your Facebook logo, which is usually green, will turn blue and your messages will remain free. If you are the one who have received the message, then don't panic as it's a simple hoax.
Facebook has always advised to dodge such message that instruct you to forward things on, those which promise rewards or any which claim to be from Facebook itself.

Facebook has often had to remind users that the service will always remain free with a recent blog post stating: "Facebook is a free site and will never require that you pay to continue using the site." Facebook users in UK were targeted last year with another scam, where payday loans are taken out in their name – thanks to stolen details.  

Monday, 09 January 2017 14:09

Best gadgets set to make their way in 2017

2017 is going to unveil more new gadgets upping the convenience factor. Some of the launches expected are of the following:
Apple iPhone 8
As per media reports, Apple may sneak in major changes in its next flagship to mark the iPhone’s 10th anniversary in 2017. What s being speculated that the liquid-crystal LCD display may get swapped by OLED display (organic light-emitting diodes) OLED displays are known to be thinner, lighter, and more flexible than LCDs. Samsung’s Galaxy Edge phones sport a similar design and have been called gimmicky; Apple is also making the phone sensitive to touch on any of its sids instead of just one.
Samsung Galaxy S8
The next flagship from Samsung will have a tough job to p[lease all those who were disillusion by the notorious Galaxy Note 7. Leaked photo reveals curved gold handset - and no home button. The upcoming Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona from February 27-March 2. The phone will feature a new virtual personal assistant based on technology from an AI and assistant system Viv, which it acquired in October.
Foldable Samsung phone
Samsung is expected to release its most awaited foldable smartphone, which it is working on for years. Dubbed the Galaxy X for now, the foldable device would let you read and view content on a tablet-sized screen that could convert to a smartphone-like size for convenient transport. Though other companies like Lenovo, Oppo have also created dual-screen and foldable smartphones, but none have released the device commercially.

Microsoft Surface phone
CEO Satya Nadella's the “ultimate mobile device” could be the first of a Surface series phone, which is expected in 2017. The device is expected to offer the latest and most innovative use of the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. As per leaked pics, it has a metal body to match Microsoft’s other Surface devices and run the Windows 10 OS through an emulator, if connected to an external keyboard, monitor, and mouse.
Android Wear 2.0 smart watches
Smart watches based on Android Wear 2.0, an updated version of Google’s Android operating system are expected to be launched in mid-2017. The watches are expected to allow users download and run apps on their watches via Bluetooth, cellular connection, or Wi-Fi, without relying on tethered connections from their smartphones, iPhone owners could use Android Wear devices.  

Nowadays kids understand that they can watch TV shows "on demand" on a range of devices, from the family tablet to a parent`s smartphone. There is now a growing collection of apps specially designed and curated for kids, from established broadcasters to internet companies to ensure complete enjoyment for kids. The focus is not only to entertain but also to educate.

We bring you top six dedicated video-on-demands apps for kids that took birth in the year 2016 to entertain and educate them.

YouTube Kids App: The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and playlists they love.

If you ever find a video you`re concerned about, please flag it. This helps make YouTube Kids better for everyone. Kids can enjoy favorites like Thomas & Friends, DreamworksTV and Talking Tom, online hits like Mother Goose Club, Super Simple Songs and Wonder Quest, plus anything else they`re into -- sports, animals, gaming, crafts and more.

nexGTv Kids App: What is childhood without the moral teachings from the Tales of Panchtantra, the delightful to-and-fro witty conversations between Vikram & Betal, the goofiness and adventure of Ducktales or the heart-warming stories from Malgudi Days? In a bid to ensure that the upcoming, digital-first generation does not miss out on these entertaining yet educative shows.

India`s first kids` video & infotainment app, young viewers across the globe can now immerse themselves in an eclectic mix of wonderful stories and delightful characters from series both vintage and new that will not only entertain them, but will also aid healthy intellectual development in their growth years!

NetflixApp: Netflix is a TV and film-streaming service aimed at all ages.

It has a dedicated Kids feature, where any family members on your account who you have designated as children will only be able to see kids` content.

Voot App: Biggest bouquet of Kids content: The most popular series and the most popular characters like Motu Patlu, Chhota Bheem, Pokemon, Kung Fu Panda, Dora, SpongeBob etc. The Exclusive Shake Feature allows you to instantly swap to episodes of other popular characters by simply shaking your phone.

Nick App: The Nick app for Android puts the best of Nickelodeon at your fingertips.

Hilarious videos, games, recent full episodes and more! So have fun, play around, watch shows, and prepare to laugh until you snarf milk from your nose.

YuppTv Bazaar: YuppTV, as the largest OTT player for South-Asian content across the globe, announced its association with USP Studios to make its video content available on the Bazaar platform.

Recognized for creating highly engaging, engrossing and unique content for kids, some of their top channels are Kids TV, Kids Channel and Farmees to name a few.


A 26-year-old Bangladeshi father, dubbed as 'Tree Man' due to massive barb-like warts growing on his hands and feet, underwent a successful surgery this year.

The warts were identified as epidermodysplasia verruciformis, an extremely rare, non-contagious disease. The team of nine doctors at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital took three-and-a-half hours for the surgery to remove the growths

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 22:46

Robot surgeon stitches tissue by itself.....

Scientists have created a new type of robot that is capable of stitching up tissue in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.

Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) can perform complex surgery as well, and in some cases better than human surgeons albeit under close supervision.


For the first time in the world, a baby girl named ‘LynLee’ was born twice in America. Baby’s mother, Margaret was only 16-weeks pregnant, when a customary ultrasound showed her that Lynlee had a tumour growing on her tailbone - a medical condition called Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT).

Margaret's baby was pulled out of the womb for 20 minutes for the surgical process. And after the successful surgery, the baby was put back inside Margaret's womb for another 12 weeks. LynLee was finally born again on June 6, 2016 at 36 weeks and five days. But, she had to undergo another surgery eight days after her birth for the removal of the remaining parts of the tumour.


Imagine being able to have a baby through three-parent DNA technique, stitch tissues without help from human surgeons, remove tumour from the fetus and then pull it back to the mother's womb – all thanks to the amazing people we know as doctors!

Out of the several miraculous medical feats achieved in the year 2016, here's a list of breakthroughs and discoveries that give promising solutions to help solve some of the most challenging health issues:

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