Deepika Padukone launches Live Love Laugh lecture series on mental health: Long way to go

Deepika Padukone at the launch of Live Love Laugh lecture series Photo: Yogen Shah Mental health and promoting an empathetic discussion around it has been the centre of Deepika Padukone’s agenda ever since she came out with her story of dealing with depression. Deepika became one of the first celebrities in Bollywood to break the stigma and start an open dialogue around mental health. In fact, four years ago when she launched her project Live Love Laugh Foundation, aimed at doing the same, she received a lot of acclaim for…

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New way to diagnose head, neck cancer in early stages discovered

It is a very common occurrence for head and neck cancers to be diagnosed late. But because of new research conducted in Germany it is now possible to be able to diagnose the oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs), which are the most common type of head and neck cancers, at an early stage. The researchers had tested the mechanical properties of OSCC cells, and found them to be ‘softer’ than benign cells. The main authors of the study Josef Kas and Torsten W. Remmerbach said, “Early diagnosis and treatment of OSCCs is…

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Packaging affects how food is absorbed by our bodies, and not in a good way

Turns out, food packaging could be negatively affecting nutrient absorption in your body. According to a new study conducted by the Binghamton University, food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates. “We found that zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at doses that are relevant to what you might normally eat in a meal or a day can change the way that your intestine absorbs nutrients or your intestinal cell gene and protein expression,” said researcher Gretchen Mahler. According to Mahler, these ZnO nanoparticles are present…

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Stress can ruin your beauty in the most shocking way: Here’s how to fight back

There are a few things that adversely affect your looks like stress. From premature wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and puffy eyes to dark circles, stress can lead to or aggravate a large number of beauty problems. “Living under constant stress is like leaving a soft rubber pipe under the sun to dry. Two of the most common skin problems that I see very young people struggling with these days is premature ageing and uneven skin tone. This is often a direct outcome of not being able to manage stress”,…

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Showing the way for a ‘green’ lifestyle

Kitchen gardening and waste management are the hot topics in the city these days. With many ways to compost and manage a kitchen garden, the possibilities are endless. But where do you begin? How do you develop a thriving vegetable garden and turn the wet waste from kitchen into nutrient-packed soil? It is to provide a solution and encourage people to adopt the practice of zero-waste gardening technique, city based organisation Paryavarana Margadarsi Vaisakhi (PMV) has embarked on a mission to create a ‘green’ lifestyle in the city by reaching…

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Don’t Let Negative Thoughts Come in the Way of Your IIT Dream

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar It’s true that staying positive under heaps of pressure is quite a difficult task. The burden of qualifying any competitive examination like IIT-JEEcan make it tough for the aspirants to sleep, eat and relax.Moreover, the lack of sleep makes it all-the-more worst by hampering the grades. Here are fivesurprising ways that will help you have a positive mind and a positive approach towards the preparation for IIT. The following strategies would surely keep your thoughtsin…

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