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Why you should start paying off your student loans as soon as possible, even before graduation

Why you should start paying off your student loans as soon as possible, even before graduation

Finance
When Ruth B., now 26, graduated from college in May 2014, she already had a few months of student loan payments under her belt. Ruth, who asked that her last name not be used, had taken out federal loans to help cover her tuition and living expenses every year. But in her senior year her family finances changed when her younger brother started college, as well. "My senior year I couldn't count on my mom to help me out, so I took out a private loan from Sallie Mae to cover everything that financial aid wouldn't cover," Ruth said. Ruth realized right...
RBI governor appears before Parliamentary panel; assures steps to strengthen banking system

RBI governor appears before Parliamentary panel; assures steps to strengthen banking system

Finance
RBI Governor Urjit Patel today faced tough questions from a parliamentary panel on bad loans, bank frauds, cash crunch and other issues even as he assured the members that steps were being taken to strengthen the system, sources said. Sources present at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance said the RBI Governor expressed confidence of tiding over the crisis regarding non-performing assets (NPAs). Some members of the committee, headed by senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily, sought to know about the reasons for recent instances of ATMs running out of cash and why enough steps were not taken to tackle banking frauds. Patel told the panel that steps were being taken to strengthen the banking system. "We are confident that we will be able to tide over the crisis," a ...
Lovato cancels hours before London show

Lovato cancels hours before London show

Entertainment
"Swollen vocal cords" forced Demi Lovato to postpone her show at the O2 in London hours before she was due to appear on stage. In a statement on social media, written through "tears of frustration and sadness", she added that her vocal cords could have been injured had she performed, potentially threatening the rest of her tour.She has seen an ENT doctor and is "very, very sick", the American singer-songwriter said.The Sunday night show has been rescheduled for 25 June. Lovato told her supporters it broke her heart to let them down, and that she was "so so sorry to disappoint any of my fans in London that have travelled hours to be here by plane or car".She would not have postponed unless she "absolutely had to".Concert producer Live Nation said: "Unfortunately due to ill...
Blood test detects cancer years before symptoms

Blood test detects cancer years before symptoms

Technology
Ten types of cancer could be detected years before a person falls ill thanks to a new blood test, according to scientists. The test is being hailed as the "holy grail of cancer research" after a trial of about 1,600 people found it could identify DNA markers with up to 90% accuracy.It detected genetic traces of multiple cancers, including breast, pancreatic and ovarian, according to the study led by Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US.The findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ACSO) in Chicago this weekend.Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive, said the test could "dramatically transform" cancer care.Dr Eric Klein, lead author of the study, told The Daily Telegraph: "This is potentially the holy grail of cancer research,...
Medics to assess 999 calls by video before ambulance sent

Medics to assess 999 calls by video before ambulance sent

Technology
New technology is allowing emergency services to see patients via a smartphone camera before paramedics are able to arrive at the scene.The feature works by sending a text message to 999 callers which gives doctors access to their phone camera in order to assess a patient and better deploy the appropriate resources.The service requires no app to be downloaded, and a live picture and map location is transmitted in just seconds.It is part of the GoodSam platform, which already links up nearby first responders to 999 call outs.Image:The technology is being used by Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air AmbulanceThe technology is being used by the Great North and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulances, with other services in talks to use the facility.It is hoped the system will cut down on the deploy...