- How iPads Make Eyes Itchy and Inflamed
- Yahoo May Layoff Thousands Starting Next Week
- Facebook Hires Allahabad student for 1.3 crore
- Bangalore, India’s Costliest City
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 05:18 AM PDT
Hours of staring at iPads and smartphones have left many young people with dry eyes, which makes them itchy, inflamed and gritty.
The mind can ‘forget’ to blink, when we are concentrating on the screen, says Christine Purslow, director of the contact lenses and anterior eye research unit at Cardiff University. It affects the eye’s lubrication system.
We normally blink 12-15 times a minute, but using a computer screen can cut this to seven or eight a minute, adds Purslow. This leaves the tear film – the lubricating substance that protects eye surface, not working properly.
About 30 percent of those over 50 years have dry eye but numbers are rising, with many more young people affected, the Daily Mail reports
“As a nation we are getting older, which means the proportion suffering age-related dry eye is increasing, where the tear film over the surface of the eye deteriorates with age,” Purslow said.
“But younger people are experiencing problems because of the modern office, with computers and air conditioning making it worse, as well as home use of display screens,” said Purslow.
“Using a screen on your lap, the iPad for example, has a similar effect to using a screen on your desk – you blink less,” said Purslow. Soft contact lens wearers were particularly at risk. Clinical trials show that tear substitutes can remedy the problem by stabilising the tear film within two to three months.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 04:58 AM PDT
New York: Close on the heels of new Chief Executive Officer Scott Thompson taking charge at Yahoo Inc, the internet giant is planning to begin layoffs of thousands of employees next week as a part of restructuring its operations, according to a media report.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 04:52 AM PDT
Final year is a time for engineering students to do a lot of things, from trying to spend time with friends and celebrating friendship to reflecting on sins in the past (and praying that God would help one get through campus placements). Campus placements are one of the most important events in a student's life, especially since it gives one the chance to have things easy since it removes the need to actually go out and search for a job.
Posted: 02 Apr 2012 04:41 AM PDT
Tech capital, Bangalore is the costliest Indian city revealed the Reserve Bank of India’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). Bangalore is seen a couple of notches higher than the all-India cost-of-living average.
Bangalore had a CPI of 200, while the financial capital Mumbai was just a mark behind with a CPI of 199. The national CPI average was seen at 198.
Furthermore, Bangalore is also known to be a city with the most quality conscious consumers who do not mind paying a little extra; it is a city with the highest consumption of organic food stuff. The cost of education as well is one of the highest in the city.
Budget analyst Ravi Duggal told TOI that "there were different reasons for differential living costs among cities, including the aspiration of people." Talking of Delhi and Mumbai, he further added that "Where education is concerned, Delhi has more public education facilities than Mumbai.”
LPG costs are also noted to be the highest in Bangalore at Rs 415 per 14.2 kg cylinder compared with Rs 405 in Kolkata, Rs 402 in Mumbai and the highly subsidized Rs 393.50 in Chennai and Rs 399 in New Delhi.
While Mumbai is the second most expensive city in India, this is attributed to the high rent in the city. Economist, Vibhuti Patel of SNDT University was quoted saying to TOI "There are many factors, the chief being high rentals. Over 40 percent of the salary of an average Mumbaikar goes into paying rent.”
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