Articles by Sangeeta Ghosh Dastidar

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Makers of Post Cereals Ties $545 million Deal with Sara Lee

Makers of Post Food cereals, Ralcorp Holdings has forged a $545 million deal with Sara Lee for its North American refrigerated dough business that includes private label toaster pastries, specialty biscuits, crescent rolls, pizza and pie crusts in the retail segment. The sale formalities and closure is expected by 2012.

Soy Not Good For All

For those who believed Soy supplements could relieve one of menopausal symptoms and bone loss in women, a new research data proves soy isoflavone supplements does little to ease menopausal symptoms or help bone loss in women.

Macmillan Cancer Support Launches Its ?Move More? Campaign For Cancer Survivors

Macmillan Cancer Support, UK?s leading charity foundation launched its ?Move More? campaign that urges cancer survivors to undertake recommended levels of physical activities to sustain themselves. A new study released by the charity notes that a little physical activity not only improves the chances of recovery for cancer patients but can also prevent a relapse in most cases.

OTC Statins: How Safe is it to Swallow the Pill?

Recent industry buzz on Pfizer's alleged strategy to sell its cholesterol reducer-blockbuster drug, Lipitor as an over-the-counter pill, reinforces debate on the safe compliance of prescription drugs when sold as OTC's.

New 3D High Speed Imaging to Screen Cancer

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has extended the use of 3D imaging technology to screen oesophageal and colon cancer. The new imaging system is based on Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and has the advantage of detecting underlying microscopic pre-cancerous tissues.

President Obama, LaHood Urge Lawmakers To Rethink FAA Extension

President Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to end the 12 day long FAA shutdown, as they recessed for the summer. The President remarked that members need not even return to town to resolve the dispute, and that it could be done through a procedural agreement when the debate resumes in September. He stated, "This is a lose, lose, lose situation that can be easily solved...."

Brain Cells To Blame For Failed Diets, Obesity and Weight Gain: Study

Did you feel guilty the last time your diet did not work? Did you blame yourself for giving into food temptations? Now, you may let go off these guilt feelings as new research suggests that specialized neurons in the brain are responsible for those uncontrollable ?hunger pangs?. Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have studied a biochemical mechanism that challenges human willpower.

Medicare Slashes Nursing Home Payments by 11 pc

Medicare payments to nursing homes would now be slashed 11.1 percent beginning October 1, 2011. This has led to the health care sector witnessing the first triggers of Medicare hospital reimbursement cuts in lieu of raising the federal debt ceiling.

Study Reveals Technique For Safer Biofuels

The buzz around biofuels is not new but the ability to measure the toxicity of these fuels much before production levels are standardized, could definitely save the environment.

Lab on Chip to Offer Cheaper, Faster HIV Test

Imagine shrinking an entire lab to a hand held gadget that allows easy detection of HIV virus and Syphilis in the remotest corners of the world. This seems possible, thanks to Samuel K. Sia, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and team who have invented the mChip (mobile microfluidic chip) that can interpret quantitative blood test results, independent of user interpretations.

CDC Study: Heat Can Trigger Brain Damage And Death, Footballers At Risk

A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated close to 5,946 emergency department (ED) visits by patients suffering from heat illness, caused as a result of either sports or other outdoor recreational activities. The study, is a first time attempt to provide national estimates of heat illnesses among all sports participants.

Alarming Rise in Pregnancy Related Strokes: AHA Study

A recent study published by the American Heart Association (AHA) said that the rate of pregnancy related stroke in women upped by 54 percent. The inferences noted that the increase was because women fell in high risk categories with conditions such as high blood pressure and obesity.

WHO Marks World Hepatitis Day; Says 1.4 Million Suffer From Hepatitis A

The World Health Organization (WHO) released data stating that about 1.4 million people suffer from hepatitis A (HAV) alone. Together, Hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) are the leading causes of liver cancer in the world, accounting for 78 percent of cancer related cases. An important aspect of the report states that most people who have contracted the virus are more often than not unaware of the infection.

The Pain and Pleasure of Surgical Hypnosis

Would you believe in your surgeon if he prescribed hypnosis to alleviate your pain quotient? Recent reports have brought out the benefits of hypnotherapy over pain killers and other available modern day anesthetics. In fact, an independent panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) observed that hypnotherapy might help in relieving chronic pain and help alleviate anxiety.

Texas Goes Mobile to Collect Ticket Payments

In partnership with the City of Houston,, the official Website of the State of Texas, has launched an improved version of its online ticket payment service -

UnitedHealthcare Forges Community Partnership with Florida 4-H to Tackle Obesity Rise

In its measures to fight incidences of obesity in Florida, Mississippi and Texas, UnitedHealthcare has donated $55,000 to Florida 4-H to kick start its funding programs that would tackle obesity at the community level. The partnership at the national level connects the National 4-H council and UnitedHealthcare group for outreach programs at the state and community levels. The pilot initiative is a precursor to similar activities to be staged in Mississippi and Texas.

How Long Will the 'God Particle' Remain Elusive?

English theoretical physicist Dr Peter Higgs may be an atheist, but his hypothetical subatomic particle is seen as the Almighty himself! This may be an irony which science can cause at times. But Higgs' theory and the researches and toils which went into it show that it is more than just an irony.