Is India equipped to handle health epidemics like coronavirus?

With crumbling health infrastructure due to an overburden of diseases in the country, India’s preparedness for handling epidemics such as novel coronavirus (nCoV) becomes a major challenge. The virus that has created havoc in China with over 100 people killed and over 4000 affected. The World Health Organisation has said that due to human to human transmission, the virus can fast spread in other countries also. Public health experts believe that India is ill equipped to handle such emergencies. “India is not prepared to tackle health epidemics, particularly given its urban congestion. In fact…

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Dear Fashion Industry, Stop Treating Plus-Size Women Like Second-Class Citizens

Listen up, retailers. As fashion rapidly shifts to accommodate the plus-size market there are a few things you may not have taken into account. When asked to submit the urgent messages they’d like to share with the fashion industry, 80 plus-size women responded overwhelmingly with five demands. The overall message? Stop treating plus-size shoppers like second-class citizens. Here’s a deeper look at what they had to say: 1. No more online-only collections “It is isolating to be fat and to shop online at brands with a store in your area.…

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Here’s A Wake-Up Call: At The End Of Your Career, How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career? We all may have been looking at our careers the wrong way. Everyone mostly views their job and profession from beginning to end. We hyperfocus on each step up the rungs of the corporate ladder. Perhaps, we should view things differently—by starting backwards. Look through the lens of your career as if you’re retired. To get a little deeper and heavier, how would you like your obituary to read? How would like people to remember you? At…

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5 Dresses To Dazzle In Blue Like Kareena Kapoor

he Swirlster Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Swirlster has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Kareena Kapoor wears a blue gown for New Year celebrations (Image Credit: The Real Kareena Kapoor) With New Year celebrations behind us, you’d think that the gowns and suits were set to be sealed and packed at the back of your closet. Not necessarily true, we think. It’s still the midst of winter and wedding season so you can expect plenty of receptions and functions…

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Kangana Ranaut Says ‘Acting Is More Like A Job, Directing Is Like Having Fun’

Kangana Ranaut, who took over the reigns as director of her forthcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, says directing a film is like leading a worker’s life but she had fun while she was at it. Kangana interacted with the media at the trailer launch of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi along with her co-actors Ankita Lokhande, Mishti and Suresh Oberoi, as well as producer Kamal Jain, writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy on Tuesday. The Queen star stepped into the film’s original director Krish’s shoes after…

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Huawei arrest just made companies like Apple less valuable, Jim Cramer says

Huawei arrest made companies, including Apple, less valuable: Cramer   10 Hours Ago | 01:13 U.S.-based technology companies with business in China automatically lost value on news of the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has reportedly been accused of violating U.S. sanctions, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Thursday. The arrest, which occurred in Canada on Saturday and was announced Wednesday, “means any tech company that does a huge amount of business in China, including Apple or Micron or Intel or Skyworks or Qualcomm or Broadcom, is worth a little less…

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Psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic

Scientists have found that some psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be genetic, whereas neurological disorders like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, appeared more distinct. The study indicated that psychiatric disorders are likely to have important similarities at a molecular level, which current diagnostic categories do not reflect. “This work is starting to re-shape how we think about disorders of the brain. If we can uncover the genetic influences and patterns of overlap between different disorders, then we might be able to better understand the root causes of these conditions…

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Grand residence is like `stepping back in time’

This grand residence known as `Bluebird’ was built at Carlingford in the late 1940s.Source:Supplied IT is well-known to motorists travelling along Pennant Hills Rd, now this art deco revival style residence has achieved the highest price in Carlingford this year after selling for $2.65m. The 1940s built home — believed to be only one of two of its kind left in Sydney — has been recently restored with the exception of its bathroom which was left mostly untouched. Agent David Ryan from Harcourts Parramatta said while the property has been…

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Secret to a long life? Eating cake and sweets like Masazo Nonaka, world’s oldest living man

Masazo Nonaka has enjoyed soaking in northern Japan’s hot springs for many years — probably longer than most people. The supercentenarian, whose family has run a hot springs inn for four generations, was certified Tuesday as the world’s oldest living man, at age 112 years, 259 days. Nonaka received the certificate from Guinness World Records in a ceremony at his home in Ashoro, on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, and celebrated the recognition with a big cake. Born on July 25, 1905, Nonaka grew up in a large family…

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What Could Amazon’s Approach to Health Care Look Like?

JAMIE JONES/GETTY IMAGES It is clear from some of its recent moves that Amazon sees the 18% of U.S. GDP dedicated to health care as fertile ground for expansion. Consider its decision to pursue the market for pharmaceutical distribution, or the recent announcement that it will be teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase to create joint solutions for reducing the health care spending of more than 1 million employees and their families. This latest move has engendered robust debate. Proponents liberally term it “disruptive,” seeing a natural diversification opportunity for the company that has aspired to…

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