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Practical tips to protect yourself from air pollution, dust, smog

A thick haze has currently enveloped Delhi and nearby areas, with levels of PM10, a measure of pollution, being eight times the permissible limit. The air quality is ‘severely bad’ and it could spell disaster for your respiratory health. Dr Arvind Kumar, director, Institute of Robotic surgery and chairman, center for chest …

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Social Media

Snapchat Gets Snap Kit, Spreading Its Reach to Other Apps

Snapchat messaging service on Thursday set out to spread its reach, and panache, to other smartphone apps with a software kit that promised to share little data about users. Parent company Snap said people will be able to use Snapchat credentials to sign into apps the way they might do using Facebook or …

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Health

Gaming addiction has been declared as mental health disorder by WHO

Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children’s ‘screen time’ – addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder. The WHO’s latest reference bible of recognised and diagnosable diseases describes addiction …

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Food

There are 10 different names for pani puri. How many do you know?

1. Pani puri and its regional varieties! Do you know you there are 10 different varieties of pani puri in India? Pani puri, India’s all time favourite street food, is called by different names in different parts of the country. Although in most cases the recipe is almost the same, …

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Health

Want To Reduce Cancer Risk? Make Sure Your Vitamin D Levels Are Optimal

Higher concentrations of vitamin D circulating in the bloodstream are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, according to a large international study published Thursday. The researchers said the results strengthen the evidence that the vitamin may play a protective role against the disease, which is the third-most common …

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Health

Foods Like Butter, Cheese, Salami Could Hamper Stress Coping Skills In Children

If your adolescent children are in the habit of consuming saturated foods including butter, cheese, beef, pork or processed meats like salami, they are less likely to have stress coping skills in adulthood, warn researchers. People who consumed these foods, during teen age, showed alteration in areas of the brain …

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Health

Delhi Pollution: Doctors Advise To Stay Indoors And Wear Masks

Doctors on Thursday strongly recommended wearing masks and staying indoors as the air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) suddenly deteriorated to severe levels due to a dust storm that began on Wednesday and is likely to persist till Friday. “For people with respiratory conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive …

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Gaming

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gets New DLC, Torna – The Golden Country, at E3 2018

A new DLC pack for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Nintendo Switch was announced at Nintendo’s E3 2018 event. The DLC is called Torna – The Golden Country and it adds a lot of new story content for the role-playing game. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a massive story-driven RPG and it’s …

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Health

How to control diabetes, study says this magic pill could help reverse the condition

Scientists have developed a less invasive and effective treatment for reversing type 2 diabetes, one that can offer the same benefits as surgery. In a study published in the journal Nature Materials, researchers administered an oral agent in rats to deliver a substance that could temporarily coat the intestine to prevent …

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Finance

5 Yummy Ways To Include Karela In Your Diet

Picture this. You have been slogging all day in the office, and nothing much is going right for you. You eagerly wait for the lunch hour expecting it to be a silver lining and open your lunch box to ‘Karele ki subzi’. And, there you are. Having confirmed that there …

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