Airborne: No need for coughing or sneezing, flu may spread just by breathing

Airborne: No need for coughing or sneezing, flu may spread just by breathing

We may pass the flu to others just by breathing, according to a study which contradicts the popular belief that people can catch the influenza virus by exposure to droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes. The study provides new evidence for the potential importance of airborne transmission because of the large quantities of infectious virus researchers found in the exhaled breath from people suffering from flu. “We found that flu cases contaminated the air around them with infectious virus just by breathing, without coughing or sneezing,” said Donald…

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Say no to painkillers: Ibuprofen stops your muscles from getting bigger, says study

Say no to painkillers: Ibuprofen stops your muscles from getting bigger, says study

Gym lovers, take note. If you want to bulk up and get in shape, stay away from painkillers. According to a new study, regularly taking Ibuprofen can slow down muscle growth. Swedish researchers found the drugs, which are one of the most widely consumed in the world, interfere with the healing process of muscles, which stops them from getting bigger following a work-out. Dr Tommy Lundberg, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, was behind the “extremely interesting” findings. The team then measured certain variables, including muscle growth, strength and anti-inflammatory…

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Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

Vishal Sikka says no reason to stay on at Infosys after Nandan Nilekani’s return

A day after Nandan Nilekani returned to Infosys as chairman, former CEO Vishal Sikka said on Friday he had offered to leave with immediate effect as he saw no reason to continue in the company. Sikka’s resignation as CEO last week escalated the tensions between the founders and the management of India’s second largest software company. He was then named vice chairman. On Thursday, chairman R Seshasayee quit from his post along with two other directors and Sikka, who also tendered his resignation from the board. “With Nandan coming it,…

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No proposal to stop funding to women’s study centres: UGC

No proposal to stop funding to women’s study centres: UGC

New Delhi The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday said there was no proposal to stop funding to women’s study centres. The Indian Association for Women’s Studies (IAWS) had on Wednesday expressed concern over the future of 167 women’s study centres in universities and colleges across the country following a UGC notice that makes funding for them after September 30 “uncertain”. “There is no such proposal to cut or stop support to women study centres being funded by the UGC,” the commission’s secretary, P K Thakur, said. The UGC notice issued…

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No NEET-like single entrance exam next year for engineering

No NEET-like single entrance exam next year for engineering

The human resource development (HRD) ministry has decided against conducting a single entrance exam for engineering from next year and states will continue with their own examinations. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday told HT that a committee formed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will submit a report on whether the single entrance exam will be conducted some time in the future. “The issue of single entrance exam is still pending and a committee will submit its recommendations. But no changes will be made next year…

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OnePlus 5 Prototype Leaked Again, Shows No 3.5mm Jack and New Dual Camera Design

OnePlus 5 Prototype Leaked Again, Shows No 3.5mm Jack and New Dual Camera Design

Another day and another OnePlus 5 leak is here. Just when we thought that every kind of dual-camera configuration on the smartphone has already been suggested, a new leaked live image of a prototype model – with different design than earlier leaks – has now popped up on the Internet. Interestingly, the newly leaked image suggests that the phone will come with a dual-LED flash in between the dual rear cameras on the OnePlus 5 smartphone. The leaked live images of the protoype, obtained by PriceRaja, suggest that the upcoming…

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No Time to Sleep? You Could Be Hampering Your Immune System

No Time to Sleep? You Could Be Hampering Your Immune System

Why do we need to rest? There’s always so much to do and we have such little time. We have deadlines to meet and goals to achieve that we often convince ourselves that four to five hours of sleep time is more than enough. Now just ask yourself one question – do you want to be at the best of your health and live long? Living a healthy and balanced life takes dedication and effort, and you shouldn’t take it for granted. What we often fail to understand is that…

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Why Indians must say NO to GM Diet

Why Indians must say NO to GM Diet

We all have heard about GM Diet, and many of us have gone bananas over following it. We made a hell out of a whole week of our lives and let our taste buds be wracked for losing some kilos. But is the diet plan really as clean as it sounds? This crash diet that became a fad in India a couple of years ago wasn’t actually meant for Indian stomachs. GM Diet expands to General Motors Diet and was exclusively designed for the employees of General Motors Corporation. Following…

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Getting kids to eat veggies when there’s no time for family meals

Getting kids to eat veggies when there’s no time for family meals

Eating meals as a family is a proven way to get kids to follow healthier diets, but there are other tricks parents can try when there’s no way to get everyone around the same table, a recent study suggests. In homes where family meals were rare, children ate more fruits and vegetables when these items were readily available and they routinely saw parents consume them too, the survey of about 2,500 teens in Minnesota found. “Interestingly, we found that in the absence of regular family meals these other parenting practices…

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Air stays ‘very poor’, no relief in sight for 48 hrs

Air stays ‘very poor’, no relief in sight for 48 hrs

Delhi’s air quality remained `very poor’ on Saturday with moderate to dense fog seen in several places around the capital. Conditions are expected to remain the same for the next 48 hours with dense fog expected in parts of the city, experts said. Wind speed picked up in the evening, which saw an improvement in air quality but conditions in the morning remained poor with PM 2.5 levels over 3-4 times in several places across Delhi. The permitted limit of PM 10 being 100 microgramscubic metre, while it is 60…

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