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Pune-based Prineet Grewal crowned Mrs India Earth 2016

    The 29-year-old Prineet Grewal was crowned at a gala ceremony in Dwarka amid members of the fashion industry. ) For Pune-based Prineet Grewal, it was a matter of great pride as she was crowned the winner of the beauty pageant Mrs India Earth 2016. The 29-year-old was crowned at a gala ceremony amid members of the fashion industry. ...

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4 Skin Care Products to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

These days, protecting our skin when the sun is shining has become second nature to many of us, especially those with delicate, porcelain skin. But what happens when the signs of sun damage start to make themselves known, after the fact? You see, sun damage is a sneaky beast, biding its time before showing up on our skin – sometimes ...

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How to talk to an overweight child

As a parent, you care about your child’s health. Given the public-health focus on childhood obesity, it would be hard to not be concerned if your child is overweight. The question many parents in this position are grappling with is “Should I say something to my child about the weight – or not?” Research suggests you shouldn’t, because making comments ...

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Many languages use similar sounds for common objects

United States: Nearly two thirds of the world’s languages often use similar sounds for common objects, such as the “n” sound for nose, international researchers said Monday. The study challenges a long-standing principle of linguistics, which holds that the relationship between sound and meaning is completely arbitrary, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “These ...

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Music may help to reduce anxiety in patients during biopsy

Playing music during biopsy for breast cancer treatment may help reduce anxiety in patients, a new study has found. Researchers from the University Hospitals Case Medical Centre in the US conducted a two-year study to learn the effect of live and recorded music on the anxiety of 207 women undergoing a biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. They randomised ...

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You’re using your toothbrush wrong

The humble toothbrush… we may reach for it a couple of times a day already but do you really know the extent of all its capabilities? Truth be told, the abilities of the toothbrush far outweigh that of just achieving pearly whites, it also can be used to paint your nails, tame hair and beat ingrown hairs. Here are some ...

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Life story work may help people with dementia

Life story work, which involves helping people to record past incidents and present lives, has the potential to help people with dementia, a study has found. Life story work involves helping people to record aspects often in a book or folder or, increasingly, in music, film and multi-media formats. Researchers in the study, published in the journal Health Services and ...

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Teenagers who feel safe at school get higher grades

Feeling unsafe at school may hamper a student’s learning potential and also contribute to more emotional problems, warns new research. “We found that students who felt safer were more attentive and efficient in the classroom. These students also reported fewer symptoms of depression, such as feeling unhappy and having difficulty enjoying themselves,” said one of the researchers Caroline Fitzpatrick, Professor ...

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Thailand’s first halal hotel hopes to help boost Muslim arrivals

Predominately Buddhist Thailand has opened its first halal hotel as it hopes to attract more Muslim visitors and boost one of the few bright spots in its economy. Nearly 30 million foreign tourists came to Thailand last year but only about 658,000 were from the Middle East, according to industry data. The four-star Al Meroz hotel in Bangkok, which opened ...

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