Fit & Proper: Thyroid disease as a lifestyle problem

Thyroid gland disorders are fairly common in India with prevalence rates ranging from 11 per cent to 13 per cent, one of the highest globally. The country at present harbours 42 million individuals who suffer from one or more forms of thyroid disorders. Hypothyroidism, or a reduced thyroid gland function, is the most common form of thyroid disorders in India, affecting one in 10 adults. The rates of hyperthyroidism, a disorder with overfunctioning thyroid activity, vary across different regions and are relatively less common.   Iodine is essential for thyroid…

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Why Rihanna & Lady Gaga Are Turning to Unknown Fashion Students for Fresh Looks

It was February 2014, and Melitta Baumeister, then a 28-year-old, freshly graduated Parsons School of Design MFA alum, was about to make her New York Fashion Week debut. Among those sitting in the audience was Mel Ottenberg, the Los Angeles-based stylist to Rihanna and fashion director of 032c magazine, who would request to borrow an oversized pleather jacket from the collection the next day. Baumeister needed no persuading. Two weeks later, Rihanna would arrive at the Commes des Garcons show during Paris Fashion Week draped in a giant fur stole and…

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Reuters Lifestyle & Entertainment, December 23, 1600 GMT/1100 ET

Starry nights and empty streets in Syria’s Idlib IDLIB – Stars fill the night sky over the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, and the streets are eerily quiet. The calm might not last much longer. (MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-NIGHTS (PIX), moved, 236 words) Save Santa’s Sherry, say British lovers of fortified wine LONDON – A worrying slump in sales of Father Christmas’s favourite tipple, sherry, has prompted a British trade group to start a campaign to ensure the fortified wine doesn’t fall off menus. (UK-RETAIL/SHERRY-XMAS (TV), moved, 199 words) Leaving war-torn Syria, luxury…

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Apollo Health & Lifestyle raises Rs 450 crore from IFC to fund expansion

Apollo Health and Lifestyle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, on Thursday, December 1, announced  it had raised Rs 450 crore from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the IFC Asset Management Company. Sharing the details in Hyderabad, Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise said Apollo Health, which operates in the retail healthcare segment, would be using the funds for its growth and expansion over the next 24 months. It operates a range of formats including multi-specialty clinics (Apollo Clinics), Diabetes Clinics (Apollo Sugar), Diagnostics (Apollo…

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Education ERP Market by Component Solution, User Type & Region – Global Forecast to 2021 – Research and Markets

The education ERP market is estimated to grow from USD 6.77 billion in 2016 to USD 14.19 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 15.9% between 2016 and 2021. Companies are making efforts to increase their revenues and reduce expenses as the global market competition continues to shrink profit margins. Organizations of all sizes are focusing increasingly on analyzing their sales and market saturation in specific territories as well as identifying gaps. Hence, the increased demand to manage various academic processes is fueling the growth of the education ERP market….

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Education & training in Europe: investment on the rebound but inclusion remains a challenge

Europe relies on effective education systems to equip young people with the skills they need to build their lives as citizens and develop their professional careers. Schools, universities and vocational education and training institutions are the foundation of growth, jobs, innovation and social cohesion. In its 2016 edition of the Education and Training Monitor published today, the European Commission analyses where the European Union and national systems stand, and shows that Member States face a dual task of ensuring adequate financial investment and offering high quality education to young people from all…

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Photos & Video: Mikaela Eshe Fashion Designs

According to the event programme, ”Mikaela Musson-Sheeheed decided to become a fashion designer at age twelve while attending Michelle Fray-Morten’s fashion design summer camp. For five years, she apprenticed after school with Beris Brown, while attending Bermuda Institute. “Now in her final year at Bermuda College she is also gaining valuable experience working alongside Rene Hill Originals. Mikaela is an up-and-coming designer and will be going on to study fashion design in London in the Fall of 2017. This, her debut collection, is the first of many to come. She incorporates…

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Arrives with Big Improvements in Performance & Design

BENGALURU: ASUS, known for its ZenFone series of smartphones has a latest edition to its collection, ASUS ZenFone 3. The revamps of the new ZenFone is in the design, camera, and internal hardware in contradiction with ZenFone 2. Apart from the economic ZE550KLmodel, the gadget is also available in a high-end Deluxe version. The new ZenFone 3ZE550KLcomes with a full HD 5.2 inch screen and 2.5d curved gorilla glass 3 display and it seems good from 3600 of angles. The rear design of the phone not only makes the phone…

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This Cafe Makes The Strongest Coffee In The World & Drinking Two Cups Might Just Kill You!

Are you one of those people who can’t get out of bed in the morning without a cup of coffee? Or are you someone who burn the midnight oil and banks on regular caffeine doses to carry you through the night? Whichever one of those you may be, an Australian cafe has started serving a new kind of coffee that you might certainly enjoy drinking. And it has been aptly named The Adelaide Ass Kicker. According to Mashable, this was first made for a nurse in an emergency department. The nurse…

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