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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A hotspot for health care

Contours of a booming industry: The health tourism market is booming in Turkey with the number of medical tourists travelling there for plastic surgery, hair transplants, nose surgeries and organ transplants doubling in the past two years. Clients, predominantly from Arab and European countries, often come in tour groups. Turkey’s Health Ministry is looking to boost the numbers of medical tourists to two million and eyeing a revenue target of $20 billion by 2023 by introducing tax-free health-care zones targeted at foreign patients. Picture shows a patient being prepared for…

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This Fashion Editor Will Help You Shop Like a Style Insider

When Booth Moore graduated from high school, she didn’t want a car or a EuroRail pass, like most of her friends. Instead, she wanted a southwestern-style blanket coat with silver buttons from Ralph Lauren. She didn’t just want to acquire the coat—she wanted to go buy it herself at the Ralph Lauren Mansion on Madison Avenue. As another graduation gift, one of Moore’s friends drew a picture of her wearing that jacket on the cover of the erstwhile YM magazine, where she interned one summer in high school. To this day, the jacket…

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Betsy DeVos reveals her longtime education secretary aspirations: “I literally had never given it a

Her Senate confirmation last week—won by a hair’s breadth—didn’t help to make US education secretary Betsy DeVos any less blisteringly controversial. Neither, surely, will this. In an interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan published this morning, DeVos—a Michigan billionaire with no personal experience in public education—revealed she was apparently just as taken by surprise by president Donald Trump’s choice to nominate her as the rest of the US was. Recalled DeVos: It was the day after the election that somebody with whom I’ve worked for a number of years actually e‑mailed…

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Beware the “Keeping Up With the Joneses” Trap of a Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism is having a moment. At its core is a useful message about conscious consumption and mindful living, which is great. However, as minimalist Anthony Ongaro points out, many people make a common mistake with minimalism: they turn it into a lifestyle trend they have to keep up with. People have different ideas of what minimalism should be, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with simply appreciating it from an aesthetic or design perspective. The problem is, many people gravitate toward the “less is more” lifestyle only to turn it into…

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Nokia 3310, the Iconic Nokia Handset of the 2000s, Expected to Get a Reboot Next Week

Nokia 3310, one of the iconic phones of early 2000s, will be in the limelight once again next week, as HMD Global – which holds the rights to the Nokia brand on mobile devices – is rumoured to reboot the handset at its February 26 event, on the sidelines of MWC 2017 trade show. Other Nokia phones, including the Nokia P1 flagship Android phone and Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 affordable smartphones are also expected to be on display at the event, but the Nokia 3310 is widely expected to…

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Designers at New York Fashion Week are sending a powerful anti-Trump message

So while Trump may not be too happy that designers are currently refusing to dress Melania and Nordstrom is pulling Ivanka Trump’s products from their stores, he shouldn’t be too surprised. Fashion has long been used to make powerful political statements. Over at New York Fashion Week, plenty of designers and fashion types are using their platform to take a stand. LRS Studio sent models down the runway in underwear emblazoned with: ‘F*** YOUR WALL’, in protest of President Trump’s plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico….

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How A Betsy DeVos Department Of Education Could Lead To A Massive Transfer Of Public Funds Into The Private Sector

On Monday, January 30, 2017, hundreds of patient protectors braved the bitter New York City cold to stand firmly in defiance against the impending appointment of billionaire school-choice crusader Betsy DeVos, 58, for Secretary of Education. The brazen assembly, short on time yet not lacking hope, was among one of many gatherings crisscrossing the nation. Since DeVos’s name first surfaced as President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, a stubborn, nation-wide procession of feet has emerged in stride to protest what many fear is the beginning of the end of…

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AAP govt and Delhi education: A look at the hits, misses and future plans

Education is one sector in which the AAP government is trying to make a mark. So much so that education was the main theme at this year’s Delhi tableau at the Republic Day parade. The government highlighted its model schools and the mega parent-teacher meetings (PTMs). Hindustan Times takes stock of the AAP government’s hits and misses during its two year stint in the field of education and analyses its election promises. New schools Unable to find land to build 500 “new” schools it promised two years ago, the Delhi…

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Four startups that are helping Indian consumers make a lifestyle statement with their unique and quirky products

This article is sponsored by Haywards 5000 Hausla Buland Academy There are two main segments of consumers who dominate the Indian market today. The first loves mass manufactured products: that are in vogue, promises value for money when it comes to prices, and stays in sync with current trends. The second segment consists of those who want to create a distinct identity for themselves that reflects personal preferences, ethos, culture, aesthetics, and helps them make a style statement. This thirst for identity is reflected in their choice of everyday products and services….

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