Plant cellulose could be used for healthy bone graft

Results showed that the group with implants saw 33 per cent more bone growth at the three-week mark and 50 per cent more bone growth at the 12-week mark, compared to the controls. Plant cellulose could be used for healthy bone graft (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Washington DC: In a new finding, researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foam-like substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new bone. It’s made by treating…

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India may push exports via G2G trade for food products

Worried over a slowdown in exports, the government is looking to use India’s good relations with other countries to push up exports through governmentto-government (G2G) trading arrangements for food products. The commerce department is exploring export of non-Basmati rice to the Philippines and Indonesia, and sugar to Egypt under this mechanism to boost exports that have been hit by rising protectionism globally and slowdown in trade. The department sent a proposal to Egypt last week to participate in its sugar tender. “We want to increase total exports and G2G trade is one such arrangement. This…

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Live Quality Lifestyle With Property Like Western Avenue In Wakad, Pune

The second-largest city in Maharashtra, Pune, is a vibrant and thriving cosmopolitan. It is a hub for business centres and academic institutions that attract students, professionals, and businesses from divergent parts of the globe including the Middle East, Africa, and South East Asia. It is also considered as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. These key features have made Pune an excellent place to explore resulting in a boom for the real estate in Pune. If you are looking for property in Pune, you may want to read about the review…

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Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

Pick a bunch of green grapes, wash it, and put one in your mouth. Feel the grape with your tongue, observe how cold and refreshing it is: the crisp flesh, and the jellylike interior with its mild, sweet flavour. Eating grapes can feel like an old pleasure, untouched by change. The ancient Greeks and Romans loved to eat them, as well as to drink them in the form of wine. The Odyssey describes “a ripe and luscious vine, hung thick with grapes”. As you pull the next delicious piece of fruit from…

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These restaurants helped put Richmond on Yelp’s Top Food Destinations list

RICHMOND, Va. — Yelp recently named Richmond one of the Top Food Destinations in the United States. The Yelp team said Richmond landed in the 7th spot (just behind Las Vegas and just ahead of Pittsburgh) based on new restaurants, Yelp ratings, reviews, cuisine diversity, and percentage of food photos. We wanted to know what exactly that meant and had some other questions for Yelp about its food ranking systems. So we sent our questions to Yelp’s Richmond Community Manager Lauri Thompson. Here’s what we learned. Q: From your data,…

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Teenage knife crime calls for cohesion and education

 ‘The excluded teenager is just a step away from the gang membership that will help give them a sense of identity,’ say Ingrid Schoon and John Bynner. Photograph: Alan Simpson/PA Gary Younge’s questioning whether the solution to teenage knife crime lies in increasing police numbers is welcome recognition of the more complex reasons for the actions causing it (Teenagers are being killed. More policing is not the answer, Journal, 7 March). Disadvantaged young people have suffered a succession of austerity measures dating back to 2010, including decimated youth services, reduced…

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Families in Food: A Bhujing restaurant with no menu card, and serves by the kilo

Get Roasted: The Agashi Bhujing Center. (Credit: Dilip Kagda) Away from the hustle of Mumbai, shopkeepers pull down their shutters in Agashi, Virar, for a siesta. One shop, however, remains open. “Customers come to us from many parts of the city throughout the day and we cannot afford to lose business. We work round the clock,” says 31-year-old Chirag Gawad, third-generation owner of Agashi Bhujing Center. The aroma of roasted chicken and spices lingers inside the shop, which mainly offers a takeaway service. It serves bhujing, a unique combination of…

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Top 10 Tips For Healthy Lifestyle And Prevention Of Diseases

TLeading a healthy lifestyle with minimum risks and avoiding diseases is the need of the hour. Thanks to rapid industrialisation in the last couple of decades, the standard of living world over has seen an expeditious growth spurt but not without its illness prone fate. Heart disease, asthma, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and depression are just a few of the dangerous ailments that have seeped their way into people’s routine lives, resulting in the hampering of their health. Such ailments are dangerous if ignored and quickly need to be warded off….

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Got a Horse? 4 Big Benefits of Shopping Online

Whether you are getting a horse for the first time or an experienced equestrian, you are most likely aware of the myriad of supplies needed to properly care for your horse. Often pet stores do not carry all of the products you need, or the selection is limited. When you buy horse products online, you are able to compare hundreds of products at once and pick the best one for your horse’s needs. Don’t just settle for what the pet store has to offer, start shopping online to make ordering…

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Luxury Lifestyle Weekend: An amalgamation of brands

Akash Sheth, founder and managing director, Luxury Lifestyle Weekend (LLW), which brought together over 150 luxury lifestyle brands in the recently concluded second edition of LLW, talks to THE WEEK about the event, how the idea of LLW originated and more. What makes LLW unique? LLW is the first one-of-a-kind multi-brand platform to exist in India. The weekend offers brands across 10 diverse categories to come together, alongside upcoming, conscious brands co-existing with highly coveted brands in the luxury space. Brands, both homegrown and international, are able to interact with…

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