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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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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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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What’s wrong? CBSE Class 12 Board marks revised from 42 to 90 and 68 to 95

What’s wrong? CBSE Class 12 Board marks revised from 42 to 90 and 68 to 95

Is the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) marking system going horribly wrong? Recent media reports say Class 12 students, shocked to receive 68 and 42 in math in the board exams, reapplied for verification of marks – which were then increased to 95 and 90, respectively. Such a huge difference in marking definitely means the board has bungled in a big way. The Times of India, which reported the change in marks has also claimed access to documents of a Mumbai student with 50, whose marks after verification, were…

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How to make your gym workouts successful

How to make your gym workouts successful

Planning your workout in advance will help you train better (Thinkstock) Not everyone who joins a gymmanages to get into shape. In fact, some people are gym regulars for years but fail to get into the shape they desire. There could be several reasons for this. Following an unhealthy diet, underlying health complications and hormonal imbalances are just some of the reasons why you could be unsuccessful in the gym. Take a cue from people who are not only successful in achieving their workout goals but are worth getting inspired…

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Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Sleep on it: Indulge in weekend lie-ins to stay healthy

Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study. Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and metabolism and is known to increase the risk of obesity , researchers wrote in the journal `Sleep’. “Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality ,” lead author Chang-Ho Yun of the Seoul National University Budang Hospital said. Sleeping in may be better than…

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KKW Beauty: Kim Kardashian-West to launch her own cosmetic line

KKW Beauty: Kim Kardashian-West to launch her own cosmetic line

The Kardashians know how to do business. One of the most successful families of entrepreneurs around, they give competition to each other. After Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian-West is ready to launch her cosmetic brand, KKW Beauty, soon. The products under her label haven’t been revealed yet as she has planned to launch them on June 21, 2017. “After 10 years of getting my makeup done every single day, I’ve really put that knowledge into action and production,” Forbes quoted Kim Kardashian as saying. The businesswoman and reality television star told…

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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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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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Listen to Your Gut: A Four Step Formula to Cleanse Your Digestion

Listen to Your Gut: A Four Step Formula to Cleanse Your Digestion

The New York Times’ bestselling author, Alejandro Junger, calls gut the second brain in the human body. It has a completely separate mechanism of its own with a streamlined protocol in place, which once disrupted, can wreak havoc on your health. You ignore your gut health and it will take you down. Interestingly, gastrointestinal disorders plague most of us. What starts as simple bloating, cramping or abdominal discomfort may also lead to severe conditions like obstruction, bleeding, constipation etc. So how do you ensure that your gut’s ‘flora and fauna’…

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