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LICs investment in ITC makes govt party to tobacco promotion PIL

The Bombay High Court on Thursday heard a petition alleging that PSU insurers such as LIC are going against the government’s anti-tobacco stand by investing in cigarette manufacturing company ITC. The World Health Organization tobacco treaty bars the government from investing in tobacco companies, they said. The petitioners also said that the investments make the government party to tobacco’s promotion. The six petitioners include the Managing Trustee of the Tata Trusts, Lakshman Sethuraman, Ashish Deshmukh, Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Sumitra Hooda Pednekar, widow of a Maharashtra Minister who died of throat cancer, Pankaj Chaturvedi, a Surgeon…

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Breast Milk Can be a Marker in Detecting Breast Cancer

How can a woman know if she is at a risk of breast cancer? In most cases, what a woman is usually advised is to self-examine her breasts regularly or get them clinically examined by a medical professional. Young women may go for an ultrasound, whereas mammography is advised only for women above 35 years of age. Objective detection of breast cancer in young women in the early stages is challenging as young females have dense breast tissue. These are often not effectively screened by mammography and imaging techniques. A…

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The evolution of boxing in the age of social media

About two years ago, Banner Promotions boss Artie Pelullo and company vice president Matt Rowland were driving back to their home base in Philadelphia after a business meeting in New York. The subject of their car conversation turned to the future of boxing distribution. Rowland, who is 33, began to explain the ways of social media to 61-year-old Pelullo, whose idea of cutting the cord was more about what happens in a delivery room after a baby is born than any notion of millennials ridding themselves of cable and satellite…

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Stansted sees 1.65m passengers in February

The airport operator attributed this to last year’s extra day for leap year – on a 28-day like-for-like basis, passenger numbers were up 24,000 and 1.4% on last February –  and a temporary reduction in capacity on some Ryanair routes over the winter season previously reported. Aircraft load factors remained strong with an average 86.5% of all available seats occupied on every flight, a record for the month of February. This beat the previous high of 84.9% set last year. In the 12 months ending February 2017, Stansted’s total passenger…

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Given that most of us spend a good amount of our time at work, it should come as no surprise that the work environment plays a significant role in our psychological health and, as studies are increasingly showing, the economic health of the organization. A 2016 Work and Wellbeing survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) reported that less than half of the 1501 workers surveyed felt their organization supported employee well-being, and one in three reported being chronically stressed on the job. Only 47 percent felt the recognition they received reflected their contributions…

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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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