Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets … Read moreSue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

Types of pain and palliative care

Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensation both physically and emotionally. Pain that is from the organs is called visceral pain. It is pain that results from the activation of nociceptors of the thoracic, pelvic, or abdominal viscera (organs). Visceral structures are highly sensitive to distension (stretch), ischemia and inflammation, but relatively insensitive to other stimuli that normally evoke pain such as … Read moreTypes of pain and palliative care

Beware of the yield claims on tax-saving products

It’s the tax-saving season and one of the popular tax-saving instruments – the five-year tax-saving bank deposit – is being promoted by banks. A major public sector bank has been prominently advertising its five-year tax-saving deposit, stating yields of 16.64 per cent pre-tax, for regular investors and 17.39 per cent for senior citizens. The rates … Read moreBeware of the yield claims on tax-saving products

IIT-M students working on advanced wheelchair

Two students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) have developed a wheelchair prototype that allows users to sit, stand and recline too. The wheelchair, which allows users to manually operate it, has controls for the sitting, standing and reclining functions. It has been designed to allow users to operate it easily. To ensure … Read moreIIT-M students working on advanced wheelchair

Liquids funds – A supplement to your savings bank account

Have you been idling large sums in your savings bank account just to provide for any unforeseen need? If so, you could still have managed 5-6 percentage points more by setting aside at least a part of your money in liquid funds and still have liquidity. Yes, liquid funds, offered by mutual fund houses invest … Read moreLiquids funds – A supplement to your savings bank account