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Dear parents, watch out for these 9 signs that indicate your kid needs an eye test

With the proliferation of screens in our lives – phone screen, tablets, Kindles, computers – television isn’t the only source of eye strain for kids and adults. But, unlike in case of adults, it is harder to gauge when children develop vision issues. “More often than not, vision problems go unnoticed until children begin school,” said associate professor of Ophthalmology Marcela Frazier, “Children grow up naturally adapting to vision issues, so when they get into school and start reading and learning, that is when parents and teachers begin to notice…

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Get Ready for EmTech MIT 2017

It’s hard to believe that our flagship technology event is gearing up for its 17th year this November. I feel lucky to say that this will be my sixth time attending EmTech MIT. Being present at EmTech each year is a privilege; it’s great to bear witness to the possibilities for the future at this wide technological crossroads. Recommended for You The UN Says the Global Digital Divide Could Become a Yawning Chasm Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain? A Carbon-Fiber Cage Could Crash-Proof Drone Delivery A Material That Throws…

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Govt launches free contraceptive shots for women

Once every three months, women in the age group of 18-45 years will be given contraceptive injections free of cost at all state-run primary health centres and hospitals, state health minister C Vijaya Baskar said, launching the centrally-funded ‘Antara’ scheme at the Egmore Women and Children hospital on Thursday. Recommended By Colombia The depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injection -added to the present basket of options such as condoms, intra-uterine devices, oral pills, morning-after pills and sterilisation procedures for men and women -contains the birth control hormone progestogen and is promoted…

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Govt to disqualify over 1 lakh directors for link with shell companies

More than 1.06 lakh directors will be disqualified for their association with shell companies, according to the government, as it steps up the fight against black money. The latest move comes close on the heels of the corporate affairs ministry cancelling the registration of 2.09 lakh companies that have not been carrying out business activities for a long period. Besides, banks have been asked to restrict operations of these companies’ bank accounts by their directors or their authorised representatives. The ministry has “identified 1,06,578 directors for disqualification under Section 164(2)(a) of the…

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Kick the butt: Smoking changes lung cells, readies them for cancer

Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke can change lung cells over time, making them more vulnerable to disease and priming them to develop cancer, say US researchers. The report in the journal Cancer Cell is based on lab experiments on lung cells that were exposed to chronic cigarette smoke – the equivalent of a person smoking for 20 to 30 years. After about 10 days, the cells began to change their gene expression, a process known as epigenetic change. It took 10 months before these changes built up enough to boost…

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5 Home Remedies for Blood Clot and Natural Treatment

Blood is the most important fuel required by the body as it helps in transporting nutrients to the cells and ensures smooth functioning of the system by supplying oxygen to various organs of the body. However, you may sometimes develop blood clots that can clog the arteries, further blocking the supply of nutrients to the vital organs. Blood clots are simply amalgamation of red blood cells that build up at the site of injury or due to a particular ailment. In some cases it can be healthy as it stops…

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