Take care of your eyes this season

Take care of your eyes this season

Using relaxing eye drops can help deal with computer vision syndrome (Thinktsock) Summer season can take its toll on your eyes, if you do not take care of them properly. Eye specialists say that there are many ways the season can affect your eyes. Excessive outdoor heat can create a lot of strain for your eyes. For some, this leads to dry eyes and itching. Dermatologists say that when you go out without sun-protection glasses, then you tend to crinkle up your eyes to see better and this leads to…

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Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A shocker for most, a study suggested that what may suit our bodies better than sleeping once a day is sleeping twice a day. Two shorter slumbers may suit our body clocks better than one long eight-hour sleep. Many doctors and sleepresearchers are suggesting that sleeping twice a day could only be a modern concept, which came along the advent of electricity. Are we sleeping the wrong way? There are many countries and cultures that follow the…

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85% Diabetics Face Amputations Due to the Lack of Proper Treatment

85% Diabetics Face Amputations Due to the Lack of Proper Treatment

It is a commonly known fact that India is the diabetes capital of the world. With every passing year, more and more people are falling prey to this dangerous, life-threatening disease. Besides causing fluctuation in sugar levels, diabetes can also sprout various other health problems. One such issue is wounds. Currently 15 per cent of of India’s diabetic population suffers from ulcers in their lifetime, as reported in the national conference on diabetics, attended by over 50 eminent surgeons. The data also revealed that 85 per cent of diabetics see…

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Obesity May Put Women at the Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity May Put Women at the Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity has become a global health concern with more than 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being obese or overweight, as per the World Health Organisation. Anything in excess causes complications and so is the case with your weight. Obesity or the abnormal and excessive fat accumulation can impair your health in many ways. It has been linked to diabetes, heart trouble, high blood pressure and even strokes. A new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital in Denmark, shows that obesity may also hamper your…

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DU’s summer school helps poor students realise dreams of higher education

DU’s summer school helps poor students realise dreams of higher education

Delhi University’s pre-entrance summer school is a boon for poor students, who want to pursue higher education. The university provides free coaching to students belonging to the economically weaker sections, SC/ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and persons with disabilities (PwD) to prepare them for the postgraduate admissions tests. This year, the university is holding free classes in five disciplines – English, Law, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. The coaching, designed as a two-week course, started on June 7. The classes will end on June 19. The entrance exams for postgraduate courses…

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70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical practitioners) leading to flaws in making informed health decisions. The devices were off the mark by 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time. The findings are extremely relevant given millions of patients are…

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Apple iCloud Halves Price of 2TB Storage Tier, Family Sharing Arriving in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

Apple iCloud Halves Price of 2TB Storage Tier, Family Sharing Arriving in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

At its WWDC developer conference on Monday, Apple took the stage to announce a major overhaul to its various operating systems. It announced a new and improved iOS 11, in addition to macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and a better tvOS with Amazon Prime Video support. While these updates are major, the Cupertino giant also brought some minor changes to its iCloud storage plans. Apple iCloud has removed the 1TB storage tier, replacing it with the 2TB tier. Formerly priced at $19.99, it is now available for the $9.99 per…

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The Ultimate List of 398 Great Business Ideas

The Ultimate List of 398 Great Business Ideas

I’m not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the way, owning a business has become part of the American Dream. In fact, MarketWatch suggests: Some 39 percent of employees hope to own their own business; More than 50 percentof workers in their 20s who don’t own a business hope to do so in the future; 50 percent of workers in their 30s and 35 percent in their 40s want to start their own business; and Even 25 percent of workers in their 50s and 17 percent of workers age…

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The Importance of Concrete Crack Repair

The Importance of Concrete Crack Repair

Concrete is an incredibly versatile and durable material, and can withstand extreme weather changes. Along with this, concrete is affordable, and requires low maintenance. The aesthetic of using concrete has become common, and concrete can be used in a variety of homes, without compromising on the beauty of the home. However, like any other material, concrete too is subject to wear and tear. Prolonged use of concrete can result in cracks on the surface. Fortunately, the repair of concrete cracks is easy and straightforward, and ensures that the concrete surface…

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Singapore’s OCBC Bank eyes ultra rich in Indonesia with set up of new private wealth business

Singapore’s OCBC Bank eyes ultra rich in Indonesia with set up of new private wealth business

Nicky Loh | Bloomberg | Getty Images Singapore’s second largest lender Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) on Monday launched an Indonesian private banking unit as the bank expands its wealth management presence in the region. The new onshore unit will be run by OCBC NISP, the Indonesian subsidiary that is 85 percent owned by OCBC Bank. Its target clients are Indonesians with assets under management of more than $1 million. OCBC, citing Capgemini’s Asia Pacific Wealth Report 2016, said in a statement there are 48,000 high net worth individuals in Indonesia…

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