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  • Importance of the Starbucks college achievement plan

    Starbucks created an innovative collaboration with Arizona State University to empower thousands of US partners to finish their bachelors degree (Weinstei 2014). This creates a pattern to decrease the number of students who have not completed a degree due to intensifying debts and lack of support. Read more »

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Chances of having a real estate market bubble in Dubai

Real estate of Dubai Real estate bubble is not new to Dubai. In fact, during 2003-2008, Dubai experienced one of the gigantic real estate bubbles in the world that ultimately busted during the fourth quarter of 2008 (Bertrand, 2012). Interestingly, the real estate market of Dubai is once again moving towards experiencing another huge bubble given the fast rising property prices within this region. Continue »

Why airlines in India are facing losses?

Why airlines in India are facing losses?Recently, Kingfisher Airlines was all over the news but for the wrong reasons. It is on the verge of a collapse. However, this is an alarm for the worse which is yet to come. Continue »

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Reforms in policies and regulations of FDI in India

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been one of the most critical factors in the economic health of emerging markets like India. It is the process of establishment of business or carrying out business activities in the host country by a foreign country. The Government of India had undertaken major reforms in the country’s FDI policies in 1991. The most recent policies allowed for increasing the FDI limit. Continue »

Importance of statistics in randomised controlled trials (RCT)

Quantitative studies are those that rely on measures that can be represented by discrete numbers, such as age, weight or body temperature. Epidemiological studies too can be quantitative in nature. A quantitative epidemiological study can be broadly classified as ‘observational’ or ‘experimental’. It depends upon the extent of intervention by the researcher in the subject’s exposure or actions. Observational studies are further classified as ‘descriptive’ and ‘analytical’. The flow chart below gives a brief idea of the classification of epidemiological studies. In this article, common statistical tools and techniques used to study the data gained from randomised controlled trials (RCT) or clinical trials is studied. Continue »

Epidemiology and public Health challenge from emerging infectious diseases

Infectious diseases have plagued humans before the dawn of civilisation. In the last few decades, after the discovery of penicillin, a large number of these diseases have been controlled or eliminated. However, infectious diseases have a tendency to recur in a different population or region than before. This phenomenon is termed as emerging infectious diseases (EID). Old infectious diseases re-emerge due to developed attributes like resistance or increased virulence (The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014). One of the reasons is increased globalisation and environmental changes. This leads microbes to spread in new regions. Another reason is increasing drug resistance, making EIDs’ a grave concern (WHO Community, 2014). Continue »

Importance of bioremediation and its future prospects

Bioremediation helps cleaning up polluted environments, including soils, groundwater and marine environments. Such systems can include bacteria, fungi, algae and plant species. They are capable of metabolizing, immobilizing or absorbing toxic compounds from their environment. However, a major advantage of these systems is that they are less harmful to the environment with minimum or no by-products. Continue »

Allergic factors responsible for Asthma

Examination of allergic disease trends around the globe demands an in-depth study on possible risk factors that can lead to this group of diseases. These risk factors could help understand the varying prevalence rates of allergic disorders between countries that have been observed so far Continue »

Impact of FDI on the employment sector of India

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can be contemplated as one of the most decisive catalysts of generating employment in India. Opening up of trade barriers in India post trade liberalization in the year 1991 has witnessed the influx of FDI at a great extent. Continue »

Role of serological and molecular marker analysis in emerging infectious diseases

Traditional methods of infectious disease diagnosis are Gram- staining, pathogen culturing, and study of virus morphology by inoculating culture. Conventional techniques are time consuming and lack sensitivity. Serological and molecular markers are new diagnostic approaches that offer rapid, sensitive and more accurate diagnostic results. Molecular markers are specific short sequence of DNA or RNA. Molecular markers are capable of detecting polymorphism in the specific chromosomal region associated with unique chromosomal locations, that can be random. On the other hand, serological markers are used to measure the concentrations of an antibody. These are potentially the most direct way to decipher the dynamics of a population’s responsiveness and diagnosis of a disease (Metcalf et al., 2016). Continue »

Public health policy and guidelines for management of Asthma

Currently, 300 million people suffer from asthma globally, of that one-tenth reside in India. Nearly 4,89,000 people die annually due to asthma. Majority of fatalities occur in low- and middle-income countries, such as the Middle East and Africa (Masoli et al., 2004). Also, people with asthma in low- and middle-income countries suffer more severe symptoms in comparison to those in high-income countries. Continue »

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