Business Balla - Curated Business News http://www.businessballa.com/latest_stories en Second MERS case reported in Qatar http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170354/second-mers-case-reported-qatar Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday...]]> Health/Medicine Qatar News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:32:05 +0000 ians 170354 at http://www.businessballa.com OPEC daily basket price falls again http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170346/opec-daily-basket-price-falls-again Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC...]]> Business/Economy United States News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:36:05 +0000 ians 170346 at http://www.businessballa.com Music therapy reduces depression in kids, adolescents http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170344/music-therapy-reduces-depression-kids-adolescents London, Oct 23 (IANS) Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, a study found. In the largest ever study of its kind, the researchers...]]> Health/Medicine Science/Tech United Kingdom News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:32:04 +0000 ians 170344 at http://www.businessballa.com Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170343/saturns-moon-titan-glowing-dusk-and-dawn Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) In an unexpected and potentially groundbreaking discovery, NASA has spotted Saturn's moon Titan glowing at dusk and dawn. New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large...]]> Science/Tech Technology United States News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:30:06 +0000 ians 170343 at http://www.businessballa.com Olive oil healthier for fried foods http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170323/olive-oil-healthier-fried-foods London, Oct 23 (IANS) Love fried food? Try olive oil as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several other seed oils to yield healthier food. The researchers deep- and pan-fried...]]> Health/Medicine Lifestyle/Fashion Science/Tech United Kingdom News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:42:07 +0000 ians 170323 at http://www.businessballa.com Skin patches may replace traditional blood test http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170322/skin-patches-may-replace-traditional-blood-test London, Oct 23 (IANS) A team of researchers has designed and successfully tested, for the first time, a small skin patch that detected malarial proteins in live mice. It could someday be adapted...]]> Health/Medicine Science/Tech Technology United Kingdom News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:38:06 +0000 ians 170322 at http://www.businessballa.com Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: report http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170320/migrant-workers-uae-exploited-abused-report Manila, Oct 23 (IANS) Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday...]]> Business/Economy Immigration/Law/Rights Diaspora Philippines News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:00:21 +0000 ians 170320 at http://www.businessballa.com Drug to restore hearing loss being developed http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170319/drug-restore-hearing-loss-being-developed New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found. The protein plays an...]]> Health/Medicine Science/Tech United States News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:56:08 +0000 ians 170319 at http://www.businessballa.com Kids hogging food cannot manage weight status: Study http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170317/kids-hogging-food-cannot-manage-weight-status-study Melbourne, Oct 23 (IANS) Children as young as three find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, even when they are not hungry, a research discovered. The study highlights the health risks for...]]> Health/Medicine Lifestyle/Fashion Science/Tech United Kingdom News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:38:05 +0000 ians 170317 at http://www.businessballa.com How risky behaviour emerges among teens http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170316/how-risky-behaviour-emerges-among-teens New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 are more likely to indulge in high-risk health behaviour during their teenage years, says a study. "These...]]> Lifestyle/Fashion Science/Tech United States News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:36:05 +0000 ians 170316 at http://www.businessballa.com Binge drinking puts young males at hypertension risk http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170313/binge-drinking-puts-young-males-hypertension-risk New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, a research found. Researchers led by Sarah Twichell from the...]]> Health/Medicine Lifestyle/Fashion Science/Tech United States News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:24:05 +0000 ians 170313 at http://www.businessballa.com Even a gentle touch balances unsteadiness http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170312/even-gentle-touch-balances-unsteadiness London, Oct 23 (IANS) Even the light touch of someone's finger could help people maintain balance when they feel unsteady on their feet, a research found. The study explained how neural and...]]> Science/Tech United Kingdom News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:20:04 +0000 ians 170312 at http://www.businessballa.com Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170304/want-stay-sharp-develop-rich-vocabulary London, Oct 23 (IANS) Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found. A wide vocabulary can help improve the brain's...]]> Health/Medicine Science/Tech United Kingdom News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:24:10 +0000 ians 170304 at http://www.businessballa.com Chinese company signs Rio 2016 uniform deal http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170290/chinese-company-signs-rio-2016-uniform-deal Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (IANS) Chinese sports apparel maker 361 will be the official uniform supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympics, the organizers have said. The company will provide more than 106,500...]]> Business/Economy Brazil Sports News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:48:04 +0000 ians 170290 at http://www.businessballa.com Ukraine lacks sufficient gas for winter http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170283/ukraine-lacks-sufficient-gas-winter Kiev, Oct 23 (IANS) Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has said his country lacks sufficient natural gas for winter. "We need an additional five billion cubic meters of gas, which we can...]]> Business/Economy Ukraine News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:28:04 +0000 ians 170283 at http://www.businessballa.com Obama 'cautiously optimistic' about Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170278/obama-cautiously-optimistic-about-ebola Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday said he is "cautiously optimistic" about the Ebola situation in the US, as his government announced a new programme that will actively...]]> Health/Medicine United States News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:14:05 +0000 ians 170278 at http://www.businessballa.com Khamenei wants less reliance on oil http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170271/khamenei-wants-less-reliance-oil Tehran, Oct 23 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the country's officials Wednesday to formulate plans to cut Iran's dependence on oil revenues and manage the economy on...]]> Business/Economy Turkey News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:06:05 +0000 ians 170271 at http://www.businessballa.com Nigerian parliament approves $1 bn loan to fight Boko Haram http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170262/nigerian-parliament-approves-1-bn-loan-fight-boko-haram Lagos, Oct 23 (IANS) The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges...]]> Health/Medicine Portugal News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:54:07 +0000 ians 170262 at http://www.businessballa.com Kenya to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170259/kenya-train-30000-health-workers-ebola Nairobi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kenya has plans to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola screening, prevention, control and case management, the health ministry said Wednesday. The training is being...]]> Health/Medicine Kenya News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:14:04 +0000 ians 170259 at http://www.businessballa.com Germany pledges additional five mn euros to fight Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170250/germany-pledges-additional-five-mn-euros-fight-ebola Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany Wednesday said it would provide over five million euros ($6 million) in additional funds to promote Ebola research. "We urgently need reliable diagnostic and...]]> Health/Medicine Germany News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:06 +0000 ians 170250 at http://www.businessballa.com Indian-origin student named America's Top Young Scientist http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170246/indian-origin-student-named-americas-top-young-scientist Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student has won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative, eco-friendly battery design that...]]> Science/Tech Education Diaspora United States News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:05 +0000 ians 170246 at http://www.businessballa.com Clashes between locals, Ebola team in Sierra Leone, curfew imposed http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170227/clashes-between-locals-ebola-team-sierra-leone-curfew-imposed Freetown, Oct 22 (IANS) A mid-day curfew was imposed in the city of Kono in eastern Sierra Leone after two people were killed in a conflict between local residents and an Ebola team which tried to...]]> Defence/Security Health/Medicine Sierra Leone News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:07 +0000 ians 170227 at http://www.businessballa.com Indians in Gambia contribute to fight against Ebola (Lead, superseding earlier story) http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170217/indians-gambia-contribute-fight-against-ebola-lead-superseding-earlier-story Dakar (Senegal), Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian community in the West African nation of Gambia, has provided 865,000 dalasis ($20,567) to that country's government to boost preparatory strategy against...]]> El Salvador Health/Medicine Diaspora News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:58:06 +0000 ians 170217 at http://www.businessballa.com Nepal ministries monitor 'third worst airport' http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170214/nepal-ministries-monitor-third-worst-airport Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Five Nepalese ministries Wednesday decided to monitor the country's only international airport after it was ranked as the world's third worst airport by a famous travel...]]> Business/Economy Indo-Pak/Pakistan Nepal News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:44:11 +0000 ians 170214 at http://www.businessballa.com Indians in Gambia contribute to Ebola fight http://www.businessballa.com/2014/10/170189/indians-gambia-contribute-ebola-fight Dakar (Senegal), Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian community in neighbouring Gambia, one of the three countries in West Africa afflicted by the deadly Ebola virus, has provided 865,000 dalasis ($20,567...]]> El Salvador Health/Medicine Diaspora News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:22:07 +0000 ians 170189 at http://www.businessballa.com