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UK inflation steady at 2.3% in March business live

The pound is currently up 0.25% at $1.2441, having been as high as $1.2445 and as low as $1.2404. FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga said: Sterling was volatile on Tuesday, with prices oscillating between losses and gains after markets digested the UK’s steady 2.3% inflation figure for March, which was the highest level since September 2013. The ongoing currency weakness created by Brexit, coupled with rising oil prices has elevated inflation above the Bank of England’s 2% target, with speculation mounting over CPI following its positive trajectory this quarter. Although…

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These Five Plants Can Improve a Room’s Decor – and Your Health

It should come as no surprise that plants play a vital role in maintaining our atmosphere by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through the well-known process of photosynthesis. (Thanks, high school earth science class.) But certain plant varieties go a step further by reducing airborne toxins, including carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene, from the air we breathe in our homes and offices. “With all the synthetic building components and furnishings found within a modern building, there usually exist myriad chemicals in the indoor air,” B.C. “Bill” Wolverton, an environmental…

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WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? – Air quality worst early in the morning

WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING? – Air quality worst early in the morning PM10 Far Exceeds Safe Limits In Parts Of Gurgaon, Dwarka Winter’s coming. And, already, the signs are ominous: Qutab Plaza in Gurgaon recorded an average PM10 (coarse, pollution particles) level of 421 micrograms per cubic metres between September 20 and October 7, which is more than four times the national 24-hour safe standard. Similarly, Dwarka sector 22 recorded an average PM10 level of 203 micrograms per cubic metres during the same period -twice the national safe standard. Sector…

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To Curb Deaths From Disasters, End Poverty – U.N. Chief

Ending extreme poverty is essential to save lives and limit damage from disasters, U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon said, as figures revealed poorer nations bear the brunt of deaths from earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, storms and heat waves. An analysis of more than 7,000 disasters over the past two decades, in which 1.35 million people died, showed 90 percent of those deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries. Ban called it “a damning indictment of inequality”. The impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, which suffered a devastating earthquake in 2010, lost more lives…

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Age – an important factor that links cancer, sugar-sweetened beverages

A new study has come up with more information on how cancer and sugar-sweetened beverages are linked. A study conducted by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans suggests that age is an important factor in the association between cancer and sugar-sweetened beverages and recommends that intervention programs to reduce consumption of added sugar be focused on lower socio-economic status, young males, as well as cervical cancer survivors. Sugar intake or sugar-sweetened beverage consumption has been demonstrated to have a positive association with obesity, diabetes and cardio-metabolic diseases, as well as…

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How to Stop Anxiety – Right Here, Right NOW

Here are 10 smart tips and tricks to stop anxiety and reduce stress. ‘What’ and ‘If’ – two innocuous words on their own, but put them together and it’s like unleashing the power of the atom. “What if I fail my exam? What if my child actually hates me? What if I’m not attractive? What if I don’t ace the interview? What if my boss doesn’t like the presentation? What if I don’t make it for the flight in time?” Just like Gautama Buddha had rightly put: “Nothing can harm…

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