Mumbai rains: Amid heavy showers, police ask people to travel only if necessary

With the weather department expecting intense rainfall in Mumbai for the next four to six hours, the city’s police department has cautioned citizens. As several roads were waterlogged by rainfall throughout the night, Mumbai police department has issued a notification, requesting citizens to not venture out unless absolutely necessary. “As per weather forecast, Intense spells of rain likely to continue in the next 4 hrs and heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hrs. We request Mumbaikars to take adequate precautions & ensure safety. #Dial100 in case of…

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How To Change Careers, According To 50 People Who Made A Pivot

The most unsettling periods of my own life have been when I made a major career change, whether that involved quitting medical school to pursue a career in business, relocating from San Francisco to London, or leaving the corporate world to start my own career consultancy. Make no mistake, career pivots involve more friction, disruption, and risk than simply staying on a more linear, traditional career path. Having experienced the emotional ups and downs of navigating career changes myself during the past two decades of my professional life, I’m now…

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Match made in business: Why self-employed people get more profile clicks on matrimonial sites

Search databases show growing preference for self-employed as suitable matches on the back of the startup boom.  NEW DELHI: The boom in India’s startup sector may be having an unlikely outcome: a lot more people are now searching for entrepreneurs to say “I do”, say matchmaking websites. In India, matrimonial profiles of self-employed people have traditionally been preferred by the business community. But top executives of cyber services like Matrimony.comand Shaadi.com, which run searchable databases of matrimonial material, say entrepreneurs are garnering a lot more clicks across communities following the boom in the…

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People Who Wear Glasses Are Indeed More Intelligent, Genetic Study Reveals

Findings of a new genetic research suggest that people who wear glasses are indeed more intelligent. Researchers said this has something to do with the genes. Wearing Glasses And Intelligence In the new study, which was published in the journal Nature Communications, Gail Davies, from the Center for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, and colleagues involved 300,486 individuals who are between 16 and 102 years old. The participants had taken different thinking tests that were then summarized as general cognitive ability score. They also had genetic testing, which…

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15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Get the recognition you deserve. Getting people to take you seriously isn’t always easy. It depends on elements like your appearance, your speech, and your body language. We put together 15 tricks that will help you establish credibility quickly. Examples include saying “no” on occasion and giving a solid handshake. Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way. If you want coworkers and friends to take you seriously, you’ve got to think seriously about the image you’re projecting – from your outfit to…

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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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Here’s how depression can impact people suffering from heart diseases

Depression negatively impacts patients with cardiovascular disease, finds a study. About one-fifth of cardiovascular disease patients suffer from depression. “While we don’t know which comes first–depression or cardiovascular disease–the consensus is that depression is a risk marker for cardiovascular disease, meaning if you have cardiovascular disease, there is a higher likelihood that you could also have depression, when compared with the risk in the general population,” said lead author Victor Okunrintemi from Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Florida. In one study, Okunrintemi and colleagues evaluated patient experience, health…

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Yoga may benefit people suffering from high blood pressure and sugar

Suffering from increased blood pressure and high blood sugar? One year of yoga training may help, a new study suggests. According to the researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines – signalling proteins released by fat tissue – and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure. The findings support the beneficial role of yoga in managing metabolic syndrome by favourably modulating adipokines, the researchers mentioned. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions – increased blood pressure,…

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Mental and physical health programme for young people rolled out

People living with long-term medical conditions are more likely to experience psychological problems A mental health project for young people with long-term physical conditions is being rolled out across Scotland. Following a trial in Glasgow, it will now be available to schools and youth organisations nationwide. The Ucan project aims to prevent mental health problems arising in adulthood by supporting young people earlier. Figures show that 30% of people with long-term conditions like arthritis and spina bifida have mental health issues. People living with long-term conditions are also more likely…

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Here’s why people of Asian-American origin are more prone to severe strokes

People of Asian-American origin are more likely to experience severe ischemic stroke and worse outcomes than whites, claims a study. This happens because, compared to whites, Asian-Americans were increasingly associated with poorer functional recovery, receiving the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) less frequently, which can improve the chances of recovering from a stroke. They also had more serious and bleeding complications with tPA, despite receiving it quickly, research showed. “Asian-Americans may have a distinctive pathophysiologic profile of ischemic stroke than whites,” said lead author Sarah Song, Assistant Professor at…

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