A mouse study may hold answers to the link between drinking and cancer

A mouse study may hold answers to the link between drinking and cancer

Alcohol damages the DNA of stem cells responsible for producing new blood, according to a mouse study which may explain the link between drinking and cancer, scientists said on Wednesday. Health watchdogs have long warned that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer – of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel. What was not well understood was: how? For the new study, published in the science journal Nature, researchers gave lab mice diluted alcohol, known chemically as ethanol. They then…

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Don’t let the chill get to you. Here are tips to stay healthy in winter

Don’t let the chill get to you. Here are tips to stay healthy in winter

The onset of winter can prove to be a period of ill-health if you are not consuming a nutritious diet or following a balanced lifestyle. Noorul Ameen, naturopathy physician at Organic India, gives tips to stay fit and enjoy the chilly season: * Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar for detoxification and blood purification. It has properties which can ease your sinus issues during winter, give lustre to limp dry hair which falls under the stress of winter pollution, and enliven your skin. * Sip Tulsi tea for antioxidants. Winter…

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Swing into the party season at home with cocktail-inspired furniture and accessories

Swing into the party season at home with cocktail-inspired furniture and accessories

The party season is swinging into action once more, but this year, hosting soirees at home has become the new going out, as more and more of us swap the cocktail bar for the kitchen. Entertaining at home was predicted by drinks giant Diageo to be a key lifestyle trend for 2017, and interiors have followed suit, with elegant, statement furniture in luxurious materials making the move from the hotel bar to your living room. Several key trends, including the vogue for velvet, marble and metallics (not to mention the…

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Go bespoke and luxe at the Maroon Manor

Go bespoke and luxe at the Maroon Manor

Made-to-order furniture and brands like Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Baccarat come together at Mumbai’s new design store If a shared work experience of 18 years in interior design has taught Jyoti Roy Chowdhury and Mona Dejgani anything, it is that the Indian market lacks options when it comes to premium design furniture and décor pieces. Having collaborated on several projects, the two — with expertise in interior architecture and styling respectively — came together to launch Maroon Manor, a luxury décor and design store in Worli, Mumbai, three months…

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Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

Commentary: The disconnect in Utah’s public education funding

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Gary Herbert holds a press conference to release his proposed 2018 budget at Davis Technical College in Kaysville on Wed. Dec. 13, 2017.Funding public education systems is not inexpensive. More so, supporting high-quality schools in a state with a young, increasingly diverse and growing population means adequate resources are more critical today than ever before. While Utah has held education funding steady in recent years, our investment is not strong enough for every child to succeed. Last week, Gov. Gary Herbert released his…

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Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

manager, well paid, but he worked long hours, ate fast food, and went to the doctor a lot. Eventually, enough was enough. He and his wife moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Charlottesville, Va., to become farmers. Now he’s healthier, has fewer stomach problems, and he can eat dairy products again. He raises pigs, ducks and chickens. “Because I grow all this stuff, I tend to eat it. I don’t eat at Popeye’s anymore. I think it’s disgusting. I used to love Popeye’s,” Newman says. “I have a really…

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The surprising benefits that exercise can have on your mental health

The surprising benefits that exercise can have on your mental health

Your time working out can have a positive impact on your mental health.JoJo Whilden/AP/The Weinstein Company 40 million Americans are affected by anxiety disorders. 16.1 million adults experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year. For many, regular exercise can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression, or at least help you deal with them. It can also help you have a stronger immune system and help you sleep better, both of which can positively benefit your mental health. If you’re one of the 40 million American…

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The week in health care, explained

The week in health care, explained

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Doug Jones probably saved most of Obamacare It’s really hard to imagine a scenario in which Republicans can repeal Obamacare with a 51-seat Senate majority when they couldn’t do it with a 52-seat majority. Doug Jones might have ended Obamacare repeal for good when he won the Alabama Senate seat on Tuesday. The two Republican…

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How Technology Will Change the Future of Gaming Industry

How Technology Will Change the Future of Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is a growing at a very fast rate in India. The industry’s growth is being predominantly driven by smartphone users spending more and more time on games. Smartphones and new technologies have totally transformed the gaming experience globally. According to a Google-KPMG report, the online gaming industry in India is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2021 from the current $360 million, a growth rate of 20 percent with the online gamers community reaching 310 million by 2021 Entrepreneur India spoke to few experts to find out technologies…

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The mark of technology

The mark of technology

Scott Hampton is a legend in the world of comic books and has been the illustrator creating Batman, Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser and Star Trek. He began his career following in the footsteps of brother and fellow comic book creator, Bo Hampton. His work on Silverheels, from Pacific Comics in 1983, is regarded as the first continuing painted comic. In the comic con in Bengaluru, Scott says, “When I began working on comic books in 1982, it was a very different world. Comic book characters have emerged as successful symbols of popular culture. Fans know more…

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