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Watch out for the signs: Learn how suicides can be averted

On July 20, it was declared that Chester Bennington, frontman of the popular band Linkin Park, committed suicide. On July 31, 14-year-old Mumbaiite Manpreet Singh committed suicide as part of an online game. In both cases — like most suicides — no one saw it coming. However, experts are of the opinion that raising awareness about depression, which leads to suicidal tendencies, can go a long way in preventing such cases. “Bennington was 41 and the teenager was only 14. These examples prove that the tendency to commit suicide can…

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3 out of 100 mothers 19 years or below

Maternal mortality rates in Delhi have increased marginally – from 0.37 per 1,000 live births in 2015 to 0.41 in 2016. In another worrying trend, the percentage of teenage pregnancies has gone up significantly. According to government data, three out of every 100 women (3.10%), who delivered kids in Delhi in 2016, were 19 years and below. The percentage of women from this age group delivering kids stood at 2.75, 1.93, 2.03 and 2.21 in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively . Dr Alka Kriplani, professor and head of obstetrics…

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In the mood for some Italian? Try out this Creamy Spaghetti Chicken Charcuterie recipe

In Italian cuisine, bread and spaghetti is like what daal and chawal (rice and lentils) is to Indians and we believe this comfort food is probably what you mostly order on your outings to your favourite Italian restaurant. Cooking it ‘al dente’ might be tricky but it comes with some experiments in the kitchen. This recipe from Freshmenu.com is quite easy to make and also looks like gourmet meal right out of a restaurant. It is also perfect for weekday night hostings and a delight to have in the loving…

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Blowing out candles drowns cake in germs

Blowing out candles drowns cake in germs (ThinkstockPhotos) The next time you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, make a wish for your good health as well because scientists have found that the popular tradition causes bacteria on the icing to increase by 1,400%. Researchers from Clemson University, US, examined the potential spread of bacteria when someone blows out candles on a cake. “The tradition of blowing out birthday candles has different theories as to its origin. Some theorise the practice began in Ancient Greece, and was related to bringing cakes…

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Really Cater to Weight Loss? Studies Find Out

Apple cider vinegar has recently gained a lot of popularity considering its numerous health benefits. It is derived after processing and fermenting apple pulp. This elixir promises you an array of benefits, be it skin and hair and is also believed to help lose weight. It is touted for being one of the best remedies for weight loss and detoxification. While studies have shown significant positive effect of ACV in mice experiments, human studies have been limited so far. In mice, studies show that acetic acid, the main component of…

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Govt approves phasing out of 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board

FDI applications needing govt approval to be handled by the concerned Ministries/Depts The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved phasing out of the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). The FIPB is the inter-ministerial body — or a single window clearance mechanism for applications on foreign direct investment (FDI) in India in sectors under the government approval route. The move to phase out the FIPB is aimed at making India a more attractive FDI destination and increasing FDI inflows by providing greater ease of doing business and promoting the ‘Maximum Governance and Minimum…

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