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Indian Council of Medical Research Will Implement UN Standards On Clinical Trials

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) along with some of the leading healthcare bodies and other trusts has decided to adopt UN health agency’s recommendations to register and publicly disclose results of all clinical trials they fund or support. The participating bodies have all agreed to develop and implement policies within the next 12 months that require all trials they fund, co-fund, sponsor or support to be registered in a publicly-available registry. They also agreed that all results would be disclosed within specified timeframes on the registry or by…

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Five Social Media Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Job Search

ear Liz, I’ve been “cleaning up” my social media presence lately because I’m about to start a job search. What do I need to do to my social media pages to make sure I’m job-search-ready? Thanks, Leona Shutterstock Dear Leona, Good thinking! I’m sure you know that the majority of employers will check out a candidate’s social media presence before making a job offer. Here are five social media mistakes that could really slow down your job search: Risque or racy content on your social media pages Offensive sentiments or…

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Twitter Will Enable Brands to Create Custom Hearts for Periscope Videos

I’ve always been a little fascinated as to how much people actually care about this, but either way, Twitter has announced a new option which will enable brands to purchase Custom Hearts for their Periscope videos. Custom Hearts are exactly as they sound – rather than the generic Periscope hearts that float up on screen during a broadcast, brands will be able to create their own, campaign-specific logos and icons for people to apply during the broadcast. Here are some examples of how they look in practice: As explained by Twitter: “Periscope…

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6 Healthy Beverages That Will Make You Ditch Colas and Aerated Drinks

Aerated drinks and sodas are fast becoming the most consumed beverage in India. These drinks need to be pulled down and shamed due to their ill-effects on our health. The villain is the high fructose corn syrups present in these drinks that has been linked with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, reproductive issues, asthma, depression, arthritis and obviously obesity. Beverage companies, spend billions each year to tempt consumers. But what they may not tell you is that around ten teaspoons of sugar in each can and phosphoric acid can change…

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7 Everyday Activities That Will Help You Lose Weight

Who doesn’t want to get in the right shape without any sweat? In the extremely busy schedules of our daily lives, if only simple everyday activities could help us in losing weight! The truth is that many activities can help. It’s not mandatory to always hit the gym or the running ground to shed off the extra inches. You can tone up while performing your daily errands too. Food lovers who find it hard to adhere to a strict diet plan can also maintain themselves. Here’s how – 1. Get…

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3 Yummy Blender Recipes That Will Help You Lose Weight

A self-proclaimed “blendacholic,” Tess Masters is obsessed with whipping up mouthwatering recipes full of the nutrients our bodies crave. “It’s the power of plants to energize and revitalize, in endless blended combs, that gets me most excited,” she writes in her latest cookbook, The Perfect Blend ($20, amazon.com), which features 100 vegan and gluten-free concoctions. And no, they aren’t all smoothies: Masters’ creative recipes run the gamut from sauces and salads to stews and burgers. Each includes “optional boosters” (for nutrition and flavor) that make it easy to tailor the blend to your own taste. Below, Masters…

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