More people prefer popping pills and drinking healthy tea over exercise to treat high BP

More people prefer popping pills and drinking healthy tea over exercise to treat high BP

According to a recent study, people would rather pop a pill or sip tea than exercise to treat high blood pressure. Researchers wanted to find out how people weigh the benefits of high blood pressure treatment options against its inconvenience. They asked survey respondents to imagine that they had high blood pressure and then asked about their willingness to adopt any of four “treatments” to gain an extra month, year or five years of life. In this survey, the “treatments” proposed were: a daily cup of tea, exercise, pills or…

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Dear women, are you over 40? Get these seven medical tests done for a healthy life

Dear women, are you over 40? Get these seven medical tests done for a healthy life

Women in 40s undergo subtle changes that need to be addressed before they become problems: decrease in bone density, hormonal changes, stress, depression, among others. “Being proactive towards your health can prevent several problems. Go for regular health checkups, stay healthier, sharper, more energetic, and more fulfilled for years to come. There are a bunch of tests that can prevent and detect many diseases early,” suggests Dr. Ravi Gaur, COO, Oncquest Lab. Here’s a list of suggested routine medical screening tests for women over the threshold of 40 years: – Pelvic…

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Technology is taking over our lives and our 401(k)s

Technology is taking over our lives and our 401(k)s

As technology takes over more of people’s daily lives, it’s also taking over ever-bigger chunks of their retirement accounts. Surging prices for technology stocks around the world mean the industry is making up a larger proportion of global markets. In the United States, Apple, Google’s parent company and other tech companies account for nearly 24 percent of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. A decade ago, they made up less than 17 percent of S&P 500 index funds. The makeover is even more dramatic overseas, where ascendant companies like China’s…

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Netflix Says in Discussions With Disney Over Marvel, Star Wars Films

Netflix Says in Discussions With Disney Over Marvel, Star Wars Films

Netflix is in “active discussions” with Walt Disney Company about keeping Marvel and Star Wars films after 2019 when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior Netflix executive said on Thursday. Disney announced on Tuesday that it was pulling new Disney and Pixar films from Netflix starting with its new releases in 2019 and will put the movies on a new Disney-branded online service. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts the company had not yet decided where it would distribute superhero films from Marvel Studios and movies from Star Wars producer Lucasfilm, which Disney…

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Fast-track your summer body: how to shape up over the weekend

Fast-track your summer body: how to shape up over the weekend

I’m going to show you how to fast track your body to ‘the new gorgeous you’ in just one weekend, and it can be done almost entirely in the comfort of your own home. First of all, be prepared to follow all the instructions here. If you do, you’ll get results. Tips to start Get your food arrangements in order. This also means ditching alcohol for the weekend to get maximum results. Staying hydrated by drinking lots of water will rid your body of toxins. Use good supplements to enhance your food (check with your doctor if you…

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Outstation applicants flock to DU grievance cell as confusion over subjects, guidelines persist

Outstation applicants flock to DU grievance cell as confusion over subjects, guidelines persist

As the admission procedures resumed on Tuesday, after the long weekend, the Delhi University also saw students flocking to its conference centre to get their queries cleared. While many left reassured, others were left in tears, as they saw their dream of a seat at a prestigious DU college crumbling right before their eyes. Issues ranged from confusion over subjects, best four guidelines, and glitches in the payment system. Prashant G of Tamil Nadu had only just convinced his DU college of choice to accept his provisional certificate as the…

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Confusion over subjects, guidelines, outstation applicants flock to grievance cell

Confusion over subjects, guidelines, outstation applicants flock to grievance cell

New Delhi: As the admission procedures resumed on Tuesday, after the long weekend, the Delhi University also saw students flocking to its conference centre to get their queries cleared. While many left reassured, others were left in tears, as they saw their dream of a seat at a prestigious DU college crumbling right before their eyes. Issues ranged from confusion over subjects, best four guidelines, and glitches in the payment system. Prashant G of Tamil Nadu had only just convinced his DU college of choice to accept his provisional certificate…

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Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

Chandigarh govt schools register over 6% rise in pass figures

With 982 students failing the Class-12 board exams and 1,790 out of a total 10,742 getting compartments this year, city government schools were still able to witness a rise of 6.41% in the pass percentage compared to last year. Going by the individual results compiled by the district education office (DEO), out of 39 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools, 29 performed better than last year, which helped the overall result to improve from 68.31% pass percentage in 2016 to 74.72% in 2017. Also, only 341 of them had managed to…

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Uncertainty over Class 12 results continues: CBSE likely to challenge HC order

Uncertainty over Class 12 results continues: CBSE likely to challenge HC order

The announcement of CBSE’s Class 12 exam results could be delayed as the board will challenge a Delhi high court order asking it to continue with a marking policy that it decided to nix last month. The country’s biggest school board decided on Wednesday to file a “special leave petition” in the Supreme Court against the high court verdict. The CBSE results are expected between May 25 and May 27 as these are traditionally announced around this time of the year. The board said the results won’t be delayed but…

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10 Foods Men Over 40 Must Eat for their Overall Health

10 Foods Men Over 40 Must Eat for their Overall Health

40 is the new 20! 40 is when you are just starting. This banner birthday is a big deal in our lives. Our body, metabolism, the way we think and our approach to life in general changes. But that doesn’t mean that we have hit middle age! You can still have Akshay Kumar’s abs, Shah Rukh’s savvy and Aamir’s energy; you just need to do the right thing for your body. And this includes eating healthy, taking fewer drinks, adding physical exercise, getting adequate sleep, and laughing as well. All…

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