OnePlus 6: All that we know so far

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One Plus 6

Wherever you look for the latest technology news these days, you only get a barrage of speculations and rumours surrounding the release of the next OnePlus smartphone. Trying to discern what the Chinese company does next is an exercise in futility.

Releases so far

The company has been surprising their customers since the release of their first OnePlus, smartphone that left quite an impression on buyers and competitors alike. Here was a phone that could easily topple industry giants at half the cost. Immediately followed by it was the smaller, cheaper OnePlus X, and the flagship OnePlus 2.

A year later, we were presented with OnePlus 3, followed by a much more powerful OnePlus 3T. The reviews were good but the company topped all the success with an even better model, OnePlus 5. And the response received so far for the phone has been phenomenal. The company has leveraged this attention to great lengths, teasing customers with new product colours and design collaborations. A few months after the launch, it released a new gold finish for the OnePlus5, and later collaborated with French designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, to introduce an exclusive, limited run OnePlus5. The usual model got the quirkiest design ever, and we got plenty of rumours for OnePlus 6.

The next in line flagship: OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 6?

After the OnePlus 5 mysteriously started going out of stock on the OnePlus website, the internet was rife with gossip about the next product in line, namely OnePlus 6. Some said the company will skip the 5T model and jump right next to 6. However, if their last release dates are any proof, there is a good chance there will be no new launches in 2017. This year is already on its last turn. In the past OnePlus 5 and 3 were both released in June of their respective year. So it is likely that we might see either another update or a new launch around June 2018. Leaked specs and images have been circling the news circuit everywhere. In the end, whatever name the company decides to give, we can be sure that it will be a game changer.


Understanding Oncology: Know Your Doctor

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The nearest I have felt to God is in the face of doctors who have saved me from illnesses. Physical inconvenience, even a slight one, can cause a havoc in our lives. A condition as intense as a tumour/cancer where even the treatment comes with many side-effects becomes a very serious issue.

Fighting cancer is one of the hardest situations that one can face but that is not a reason big enough to give up on life. Researchers are putting in a lot of efforts to discover cures for this fatal disease, doctors are putting their hard work and knowledge into treating this condition as efficiently as they can, and families are doing their best to care for their diseased loved ones. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the patient to believe that good things are waiting after this battle and keep up with their fight strongly.

A lot of problems emerge from the half-knowledge what most of us possess, who are not educated in the medical field. A kid fighting cancer still laughs and jokes on his good days, but a grown up is not able to feel better even when he is not in pain. The reason being, the kid is ignorant of his condition knowing only the pain he has to go through, which he is able to overcome whenever the inconvenience reduces. However, an adult understands the severity of the condition, but only half. This half-knowledge also translates to half-trust in his wellbeing, only a half-belief that one day he will be hearty and healthy again. And very often what you don’t believe in, you won’t have.

We can’t be all professionals, but we can put efforts to understand our disease and treatment to deal with the condition more logically. When the disease strikes you the first thing you are likely to do is to search for the best oncologist in Chennai. So here’s a guide of different types of oncologists so that you know your doctor when you meet him/her:

Medical Oncologist Uses chemotherapy and/or drugs (targeted therapy) to treat the cancer.
Radiation Oncologist Uses radiation therapy to treat cancer.
Surgical Oncologist Performs biopsies where he/she removes a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope, to diagnose cancer. The oncologist surgically removes the tumour and nearby tissue to treat cancer.
Gynaecologic Oncologist Treats gynaecologic cancers like cervical cancer and uterine cancer.
Haematologist Oncologist Treats blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Paediatric Oncologist Treats cancer in children.


4 Foods To Avoid With IBS

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a type of gastrointestinal disorder that affects many people across the globe. It is an illness that can debilitate normal functioning of your life. There are different forms of this syndrome, and so far an exact cause for this disease hasn’t been established. However, IBS is characterized by a cluster of symptoms that are a result of a hampered functioning of the digestive system. These symptoms include cramping, abdominal pains, bloating, irregular bowel habits, and food intolerance.

It may not be life-threatening disease but it is a long-lasting one that severely affects your life. If left untreated, it can cause hours of misery and pain to the patient. If you notice any symptom, consult a gastroenterologist and get yourself checked. There are many reputed hospitals that provide excellent treatment for gastrointestinal disorders in Bangalore. However, some of the symptoms may be triggered by the food you eat. By avoiding these foods, you may experience improved digestion, less pain and bloating:

  • Insoluble fibre

While fibre is extremely healthy for your body, it should be taken in balance. Fibre tolerance varies in different people, but products with high insoluble fibre content may cause diarrhoea in people who have IBS. Insoluble fibre is high in foods such as wheat bran and whole, legumes, root vegetables, fruits like berries, mangoes, and grapefruits.

  • Gluten

Gluten is a type of protein that many people are not aware of. Gluten causes an allergic reaction to many people suffering from IBS. This condition is known as celiac disease, a type of autoimmune disease. Grains like wheat, rye, barley, contain gluten and should not be ingested in heavy quantities. Lucky for gluten intolerant people there are plenty of products in the market which come without the dreaded protein. Stick to gluten-free substitutes for your favourite foods like pizza, cookies, and cakes.

  • Fried foods

Frying food can alter the chemical makeup of the food item and make it difficult to digest. The high fat content in fried foods also affects your digestion, especially for people who have IBS. Try healthier cooking options like grilling or baking.

  • Beans and legumes: Beans are generally a healthy food option with a good quantity of protein and fibre. However, beans and legumes increase gas, bloating, constipations and cramps. So if you’re suffering from IBS, avoid having too much beans in your diet.

Coronary Bypass Grafting: Here’s everything you need to know

Image result for Coronary Bypass Grafting: Here’s everything you need to knowPopularly known as bypass or heart bypass surgery, coronary bypass grafting surgery is performed to ease the person from the symptoms of blocked coronary artery and in order to restore the effective blood supply to the heart. In this procedure, a vessel from the other part of the body is harvested and grafted over the blocked coronary artery. Thereby, this creates a bypass route of blood through occluded coronary artery, and thus, restores the blood supply to the heart. CABG is the shortened name for coronary artery bypass grafting.

  • Who needs the CABG surgery?Coronary artery bypass grafting is used to treat the people suffering from the following heart diseases:
  • Coronary Artery Disease: This includes two coronary artery diseases: Atherosclerosis, which is characterized by the formation of yellowish plagues of cholesterol inside the lumen of the artery and Arteriosclerosis, the hardening, thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries.
  • Ventricular dysfunction: Coronary bypass grafting is also done in patients who have developed muscular weakening of the left ventricle, which causes a decrease in the ejection fraction of heart.
  • Heart Attack: Some times, CABG surgery is performed as an emergency procedure in the patients with sudden fatal cardiac arrest (heart attack).
  • Restenosis of coronary artery: CABG is the only treatment in patients with the signs of restenosis of the coronary artery.
  • What are the procedures for a coronary artery bypass surgery?

The most common procedures used for coronary artery bypass surgery are:

  • Conventional CABG: This is basically an open heart surgery done under general anesthesia. During this surgery, the surgeon makes 6-8 inches of incision on sternum in order to reach patient’s heart and thereafter, the heart is stopped and the patient is put on the heart-lung bypass machine. The surgeon then grafts an apt vessel over the occluded coronary artery.
  • Off-pump CABG: This surgery is performed in a similar way as that of conventional bypass surgery. The patient is not put directly on bypass machine, rather drugs are given that usually slow down the heartbeat and graft is implanted on functioning heart.
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery: This is the most advanced CABG. The chest is not opened, rather a 3-inch incision is made through which the interior of the chest is visualized on the monitor and grafting is performed.

Besides, CABG in India is quite affordable as compared to the other developing nations. There are several renowned hospitals, such as Apollo Hospitals that are considered as one of the best heart hospitals in India in terms of CABG surgery.

The worth of a player


How do you judge how much worth does a player have? This simple answer has been confounding teams, and with the season of transfers that we’ve just witnessed, as well as their fans. Everywhere we can hear cries of “crazy prices” as soon as the news of football transfer comes on. But as much as industry experts make it out to be, this has never been as unforeseeable event. Players cost more every season and it’s not exactly a hidden secret that Premier League is where the big bucks are. With the recent record-breaking transfer deals of Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe, the average cost of Premier League players is set to rise dramatically. This is a number game which is directly related to how much money the TV makes.

However, with the increase in the number of users who watch live sports online, this trend of the industry may subside, or at the most, go through a period of slowdown. Or it may lead to new avenues through which football’s financing becomes bigger than ever before. The big deals of this season haven’t stopped though and you can stay up to date with all the upcoming football news with Sony LIV.

Let’s have a look at the most talked about player signings that have raked the most money in the years so far:

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Everything you need to know about Cardiac Arrhythmia

Image result for Cardiac ArrhythmiaOur heart is much like an electric bulb. When it’s new and healthy it has more than enough energy to sustain for a long time. Therefore, you use it and abuse it until it starts to give way. When you see the bulb flicker irregularly, you know you are in trouble. Just like this, our hearts are initially strong and healthy. Over a period of time, with our stressful lifestyles and questionable consumption habits, its power and vigour start to fade. The sporadic flickering of the blub, at times too fast and at times too slow is a sign of caution. If you experience these patterns in your heart beat, it is a cause of concern.

Image result for Cardiac ArrhythmiaIn medical terms, the occurrence of an irregular heartbeat is known as cardiac arrhythmia. When the electric impulses of the heart cease to function properly, it is a serious condition. Considering that this is a grave ailment and needs professional treatment you should not make any compromises. India has advanced medically therefore; you can find the best heart hospital in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. These hospitals have experienced doctors who specialise in heart surgeries and procedures. You can be rest assured that you receive treatment from the best of the best.

For any questions you may have about cardiac arrhythmia, we are here to solve your queries:

Causes – Some of the main causes of cardiac arrhythmia are hypertension, valvular heart disease, tumours, alcohol abuse, smoking and stressful modern lifestyles.

There are certain substances that can aggravate irregular heartbeats. These substances are:

  • Caffeine
  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Cough and cold medication
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Beta-blockers for high blood pressure

Diagnosis – In order to do a proper diagnosis, the doctors may require you to take a couple of tests. These tests are:

  • Echocardiogram/Electrocardiogram
  • Electrophysiology Studies – this helps to determine the origin of the rhythm disorder better.

Treatment – There are multiple treatments available for arrhythmia. Depending on the severity of your disease, treatment is recommended. You can either have prescribed medication, medical procedures or surgeries. If the symptoms are serious, such as chest pain, dizziness or fainting then you may also need surgery.

Equipment Used – The pacemaker is the medical equipment used to regulate your heartbeat. It sends electric pulses to your heart to speed it up in case the rhythm is too slow and vice versa. It can also adjust your heart rate according to your physical activity level. Traditional pacemakers are placed in the patient’s chest with leads running right through to the heart. However, there is a mini pacemaker, which is directly inserted into the heart. The mini pacemakers are less invasive, self-contained and smaller.

What To Expect When You Visit A Cardiologist?

Indian hearts are fragile. One of the most common reasons for heart attacks and diseases is usually labelled as stress. However, in India, stress is coupled with adoration. In Chennai, end of last year, one of the most popular Chief Ministers of India, Jayalalitha passed away. Her supporters were utterly distressed by the event; a lot of them were admitted into the hospital due to stress and the after effects of extreme adoration. If you are one of those staunch admirers who has a weak heart, it is best to book an appointment with cardiology doctors in Chennai today.

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Weak hearts are a major cause of concern. India is equipped with some of the best doctors, specialising in cardiology. If you are suffering through any major heart disease, you will receive the best treatment from a heart surgeon in India. A cardiologist is a doctor who specialises in finding, treating and preventing heart diseases and blood vessel concerns. If you have never been to a cardiologist before and this is your first experience, there is no need to be anxious. We will walk you through an interview with your cardiologist.

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What kind of tests may the cardiologist recommend?

Echocardiogram – This test involves taking a soundwave picture. This picture will give the doctor insight into the structure and functioning of the heart.

Exercise test – This will evaluate the heart’s performance and its limitations.

Ambulatory ECG – This test will check for abnormal heart rhythms.

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What are the symptoms?

One of the main questions your cardiologist will ask you is the symptoms you experience. Some of the most common symptoms of heart failure are:

  • Chest Pain
  • Cough (dry or with phlegm)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue and an inability to exercise
  • Palpitations
  • Excessive urination

These are the most common symptoms of a heart disease. It is essential that you share any other problems that you may be suffering from. Meeting your cardiologist should be a candid affair. Each patient is different from the other and therefore, it is important that you are honest with your doctor. This will make the process of diagnosing your condition easier.

Four Myths On Bariatric Surgery Busted!

You will agree with me when I say Indians are a bit on the heavier side. Thanks to our diversity and love for food, we grew up surrounded with dishes rich in calories.

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According to a report in The Quint, every one out of five adults in India is overweight. While people know the dangers of obesity, they aren’t able to give up on their sweets and calorie-rich foods. They work out and then eat unhealthy and junk food. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

Unable to keep a control on their tongues and not having enough will power to hit the gym daily; people choose the best alternative—bariatric surgery. The urban metros of Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi have some of the best bariatric surgery hospitals in India.

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However, bariatric surgery has got a bad rap, thanks to uninformed reportage and by people who are apprehensive about this procedure. Today, we clear the air and myths about bariatric surgery, Read on.

  1. Bariatric surgery is a high-risk procedure

No, bariatric surgery carries the same risk as other routine procedures. The procedure is given the go ahead after extensive assessments and minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy are used.

  1. Bariatric surgery and liposuction are the same.

A myth. Bariatric surgery’s aim is to produce hormonal changes in the body that reduce the appetite. A liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat from different parts of the body using a tube and suction device.

  1. Bariatric surgery is successful only because people can’t eat normally after a surgical procedure.

Incorrect, a bariatric surgery reduces your appetite. Patients can go back to their regular diet after the surgery. You can easily go back to your ‘daal chawal’ and ‘roti sabzi’ but at decreased quantities, that’s all.

  1. Bariatric surgery offers no benefits as compared to benefits of natural weight loss

Untrue. Apart from initiating a weight loss of 60% or more, bariatric surgery offers others benefits such as:

  • Helps people with Type 2 diabetes as post-procedure, they are in remission.
  • Improves cardiovascular health.
  • Reduces joint pain prevalent in obese people.

Bariatric surgery is a medically proven way for people to lose weight and is a regular procedure amongst most countries in the world. We hope these four points helped you learn the reality of this procedure and not believe the myths.

Watch your family favourites online

Remember the days when you used to sit as a family together and solve crimes along with ACP Pradhyuman. Or when you would laugh till your tummy hurt at the antiques of Jethalal and Daya. These were not just shows but occasions for the whole family to gather around the TV and collectively get entertained. This brings back fond memories. Today, everyone is so busy in their own lives. Parents busy with their gruelling jobs, kids busy with their school work. No one has the time anymore to sit and watch a half an hour to one hour episode.

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Are one of these people who miss watching Pradhyuman’s face twitch everything he thinks ‘dal mein kuch kala hai’ or Daya Gada’s random outbreaks of ‘garba’, but just do not have the time. You do not need to fret anymore. You can now watch all your favourite Hindi serials online on Sony Liv. Since our favourite shows ‘CID’ and ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma’ would air on Sony channels, you can now watch them anytime anywhere, from Sony Liv, the online TV viewing portal.

Crime Investigation Bureau or popularly known as CID is a crime thriller series aired its first episode on the 21st of January 1998. Since then, the show has produced more than 1400 episodes to this day. The show has created some legendary and memorable characters, the foremost being ACP Pradhuman, followed by his colleagues Abhijeet and Daya. The show resonated with so many Indians and is yet till this day one such show that you could binge watch. The show revolves around the crime department that hunts down culprits. It is one of the foremost crime detective shows on Indian Television.

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Another popular show among family audiences is Taarak Mehta ka Ulta Chashma. The intent of the show is to portray the common man and his daily problems. Although the show could be characterised as a family comedy, a lot of its episodes surround socially relevant issues. It released on the 28th of April, and in the span of 9 years has become a family favourite. The show completed 1800 episodes in 2015. The show promotes unity and love amongst your families and your neighbours. A little trivia for the show’s fans- Eternal Bachelor Popat Lal is actually married in real life and has two children.

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These unforgettable shows are not going anywhere. If you do not have the time to catch your favourite Hindi series on TV, then you can watch them online. This way you can keep yourself entertained during your daily commute and discuss the episode with your family when you’re home.

One such family favourite that you can watch soon on Sony Liv in the month of August is Kaun Banega Crorepati. So get ready to challenge those grey cells next month!

3 best apps for stock market updates

Whether you are a fresh investor new on the market, or an experienced player well acquainted with the market trends, you need to keep abreast with the constantly shifting share market. It is a complex and volatile space that is never stagnant. There is an endless need to update oneself with stock market news to successfully invest and realize returns. Thankfully, there are a number of extremely helpful apps online that give you stock market live updates and help you trade efficiently on the go.

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We have made a list of the best 3 apps that you should use:

  1. Moneycontrol Markets on Mobile: This is the most inclusive and useful app that is basically a solution for all your informational needs. It provides latest news and updates about your preferred stocks and Indices, tracks your investment portfolio, and even gives you financial advice from other investors on the forum. It is easily available and works across all platforms and devices.
  2. The Stock Watch: This app is what you need if you want to keep a close watch on your favourite stocks. It gives you real-time quotes on Indian stocks, provides intra-day charts from BSE/NSE, gives latest updates about financial news, NSE futures, equities and so on. It is also the highest rated app for android users to follow the economy.
  3. Investar: Through this app, you can view NSE stock charts and make informed decisions about which stocks to buy/sell. There are various technical indicators available for users, along with real-time quotes. You can add your favourite stocks to your watchlist that keep updating its stock charts every 5 minutes. The free app provides a limited number of watchlists, but you can get unlimited access if you make in-app purchases. With their new feature of The Watchlist Synchronization, you can back up your previous watchlists and sync the app to a desktop software of the same app. Investors work on all platforms and devices.