Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Mercury has been a critical component of dental amalgam fillings for decades. But a recent decision by European Union to phase out its usage among children and pregnant women has renewed the debate on its harmful effects. In India, Toxics Link, a non-government organisation working on chemical pollution, has written to Dental Council of India (DCI) seeking ban on its use. “Children lose their milk tooth, hence filling cavities with mercury amalgam only generates more mercury bearing waste and also exposes the child to further risks of mercury toxicity,” claimed…

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Sleep Deprived? Dedicate the Weekend for Sleeping to Stay Healthy

Sleep Deprived? Dedicate the Weekend for Sleeping to Stay Healthy

Our work life can get quite hectic, leaving us with very little time to sleep. While sleep may seem like least priority on our extensive to-do list, it should not be taken lightly. It is not without reason that health experts tell us to dedicate seven to eight hours for a good night’s sleep. The fact is that rest is crucial in helping your body carry out various functions effectively. Good sleep can help you a great deal in your path to healthy lifestyle. And if you find it tough…

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Celebrity trainer Abbas Ali shares easy-to-do exercises for dads

Celebrity trainer Abbas Ali shares easy-to-do exercises for dads

Our fathers work really hard the whole day and like to be seated in front of the TV watching cricket, news or even a TV series he is addicted to. Doesn’t sound bad, does it? Well, if you want your daddy dear to spend the rest of his life healthy and fit, you have to make him ditch the sofa. This Father’s day, spend quality time and bond with him over fitness with these easy-to-do exercises at home , suggested by Abbas Ali. With experience of over two decades, Abbas…

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Gym rules for beginners

Gym rules for beginners

Finally decided to hit the gymafter months (or years) of procrastination? While you congratulate yourself on finally taking this big step, here are some things that you need to keep in mind when you start working out at a gym for the first time… Exercising cannot be done while you wear just about anything, so invest a bit in your gym wardrobe. You don’t have to stick to only black colours, rather purchase some gym clothes in funky neon colours. Make sure what you wear isn’t too tight or loose….

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Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon to buy upmarket grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy U.S. organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, including debt, marking the internet retailer’s largest deal and biggest foray into the brick-and-mortar retail sector. The deal, which puts a 27 percent premium on Whole Foods’ closing share price on Thursday, would could give the grocer a major competitive edge by allowing it to tap into Amazon’s massive power to buy and sell goods at a lower cost. Whole Foods recently had come under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana…

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Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Popular media server Plex has just brought a major update to its app for Android. You can now open and play pretty much any video file stored on your Android device or SD card, and you no longer have to play it through a third-party player. The company says that with this update, you will no longer face the problem of opening video files stored locally. The latest update for Android will now let you play local video files including .MP4s, .MKVs, .AVIs, .WMVs, and .WMDs, among other formats, within…

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A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

New Delhi: A two-lane road leads up to the Batra Complex in Mukherjee Nagar, and it is not the one less travelled. Thousands flock here from every nook and corner of India to prepare for various competitive exams, particularly the civil services, at many big and small coaching centres, making for a multi-crore-rupee industry. The years of prep and money spent will be put to test on Sunday, when over 11.36 lakh aspirants will take the civil services exam preliminary, the first step towards joining India’s elite bureaucracy. Coaching hubs…

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Students can opt for fully online degree courses soon

Students can opt for fully online degree courses soon

Students and working professionals will soon be able to obtain a degree online and it will be recognised by higher education regulator, the University Grants Commission. The human resource development ministry has decided to allow universities to offer such degrees and is drafting rules, official sources told HT. Once the rules are in place, institutes will be able to offer online degrees in all fields, except engineering, medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, architecture and physiotherapy. At present, the commission does not recognise any course offered solely through the online mode. A…

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For Rent: Eclectic Art Deco Spanish home for lease in Highland Park

For Rent: Eclectic Art Deco Spanish home for lease in Highland Park

Newly Upgraded, Ready-To-Move-in, eclectic Art-Deco Spanish Home located in the heart of Highland Park 90042. An easy walk into the York Blvd Retail/Restaurant District. Great for anyone that wants a super quiet, cozy home with expansive city views. All the conveniences of a modern-day home, plus unique and tasteful decorative nuances of the past. Owner has just finished extensive renovations throughout the entire house, including new kitchen upholstery breakfast nook, refurbished hardwood floors, updated bathroom, interior paint, brand new patio decking + fencing. Other features include: large two-car garage, massive…

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Education reforms: Rating by private bodies, 3-tier autonomy for institutions

Education reforms: Rating by private bodies, 3-tier autonomy for institutions

In a major reform, the government plans to outsource assessment and accreditation of the higher education institutions to private bodies and give full autonomy — academic, financial and administrative — to the top ranked institutions, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya told HT. This is part of the higher education reform package being finalised by the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog and the HRD ministry. The Prime Minister’s Office in March had asked them to prepare a blueprint for higher education reform that breeds academic excellence in top institutions…

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