Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Is MBA + Engineering the key to success? Experts bust common myths

Myths surrounding MBA and engineering, placements and studying abroad, decoded by career counsellors and students ‘An engineering degree should always be followed by an MBA’. ‘Good grades guarantee a good job’. ‘Admission into a top B-school means you have a secure future’. Career counsellors and education consultants say these are some of the most common myths that need busting, as students prepare to step out of college and look beyond. “There are so many options today, and so much has changed, that parents and students start out very confused,” says…

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Experts Share How to Close Deals Faster and Get Paid Quicker

Experts Share How to Close Deals Faster and Get Paid Quicker

As a small business, simplifying each interaction with your customers, partners and vendors goes a long way to making the process more efficient and enjoyable. A recent webinar titled, “Make it Rain Money: Close Deals Faster and Speed Up Collections” provides some great insights into how you can make this happen. The webinar was moderated by Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends. Guests included Alice Bredin, President of Bredin Incorporated, and Jeff Perry, Vice President of Commercial Sales, SMB at DocuSign. The research covered in the webinar was conducted by Bredin…

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Moms-to-be, take note. European experts advise against epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Moms-to-be, take note. European experts advise against epilepsy drug in pregnancy

An expert committee of Europe’s medicines watchdog recommended Friday that a drug used to treat epilepsy and linked to malformations in children not be used in pregnancy. The compound, valproate, is also used for migraine and bipolar disorder, and doctors already advised against prescribing the medicine for pregnant women in France. France’s medicines regulator, known by the acronym ANSM, asked the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) to conduct a risk review. The EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) said in a statement Friday it was recommending that valproate not be…

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To shed kilos, have salads and more, experts tell us why

To shed kilos, have salads and more, experts tell us why

We all crave a fit body. And that goal is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we start practising just about any diet that is remotely promising. Salads, in this scenario, seem like an obvious healthy option, be it for mid-day snacking or as complete meals — that’s where we go wrong! The concept of a bowlful of leafy greens seems to be healthy because salads are mostly oil-free, and have no spices, gravy, starch and heavy meats. But hey, that’s the reason why you are losing energy and…

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Experts Link Prolonged Sitting With Risk of Premature Death

Experts Link Prolonged Sitting With Risk of Premature Death

Sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest perpetrators of lifestyle ailments in today’s world. With more and more hours spent glued to our workstations, most of us are leading an alarmingly inactive life. The ill effects of prolonged sitting have long been highlighted by experts from all over. While some link it with obesity, others have tied it with risks of developing hypertension, heart ailments and even premature death. The World Health Organisation recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-rigorous level of physical activity for an average adult. Many experts…

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Beware! Excessive Boozing May Make You Age Fast, Warn Experts

Beware! Excessive Boozing May Make You Age Fast, Warn Experts

Lots have been said and researched about the harmful effects of excessive alcohol consumption by experts from across the globe. Regular alcohol consumption poses a severe threat to our health and may also make one susceptible to depression. A recently published study links excessive boozing with accelerated ageing. Experts from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine have found a link between heavy drinking and ageing. It was found that patients who consumed excessive alcohol in their adult life showed reduction in the length of their Telomeres – a marker…

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Eating Pasta is Good for Health, Experts Suggest

Eating Pasta is Good for Health, Experts Suggest

Are you one of those who simply can’t resist Italian food? If you are a pasta lover, here is another reason to indulge in a plateful. A recent research suggests that those who eat pasta regularly may have better diet quality. The research also indicated that pasta eating can lead to greater nutrient intake and can help manage blood sugar levels. “The study shows that pasta eaters have better diet quality than those who don’t eat pasta,” Diane Welland, dietitian and Nutrition Communications Manager for the National Pasta Association, US…

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Prevent Gaining Weight to Avoid Diabetes, Say Experts

Prevent Gaining Weight to Avoid Diabetes, Say Experts

According to the World Health Organisation, “diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar”. Type 2 diabetes is the most common and widespread form of diabetes in the world wherein the body is unable to utilize insulin properly. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of deaths all across the world. Traditionally the disease was limited to adults but is now crawling…

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Liquorice (Mulethi) Consumption during Pregnancy Can be Harmful, Experts Warn

Liquorice (Mulethi) Consumption during Pregnancy Can be Harmful, Experts Warn

Liquorice, popularly known as mulethi in India, has long been used in home-remedies and medicated products for treating sore throat, congestion and a host of other ailments. Despite its myriad health benefits, a recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests it to be detrimental to pregnant ladies. A team of experts from the University of Helsinki in Finland studied 378 people ageing 13 years whose mothers consumed liquorice during pregnancy. It was found that fetuses that were exposed to large amount of liquorice in the womb didn’t…

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World Cancer Day: Health Experts Urge Focus On Preventive Measures, Say Prevention Remains Vastly Underfunded

World Cancer Day: Health Experts Urge Focus On Preventive Measures, Say Prevention Remains Vastly Underfunded

Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) — a number expected to swell to 21 million by the year 2030. As the global cost of treatment skyrockets, measures to prevent people getting cancer in the first place are increasingly important in seeking to limit the expected explosion.   “The way…

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