Is your cool hashtag-friendly lifestyle leading you to cancer?

Yes, it is easy to go out and devour junk food and alcohol. It is even easier to smoke a cigarette thinking that is the only way to keep your stress at bay. But, what one is forgettingis that the short-term perky feeling is the risk factor to the fatal disease, cancer. This choice of being in sync with peers and wanting the cool lifestyle is one of the prevailing reasons for the growing number of cancer cases in the city. “There has been a definite increase in cancer incidence and…

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Health Board: Upcoming conferences, talks, campaigns and events

1) The 15th National Health Summit, “Ireland’s longest running healthcare management conference”, takes place on Thursday, February 7th, at Croke Park, Dublin. Topics on the agenda include “Delivering universal healthcare”, “Patient care and safety” and “The future of hospitals”. Speakers include Prof Mary Horgan, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; Joe Rafferty, chief executive of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; Laura Magahy, director, Sláintecare Programme Office; and Ciarán Devane, designate chairman of the board of the HSE. Tickets €430.50 (discounts for groups). healthsummit.ie 2) The Student Medical Summit takes place…

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Ministry: PHCorp managing health scheme is non-profit company

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad. PETALING JAYA: The health ministry today sought to allay concerns over its recently-launched health scheme for the bottom 40 (B40) group, including the management of the scheme and consultation and health screening fees at private clinics under the programme. Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said ProtectHealth Corporation Sdn Bhd (PHCorp), a non-profit company set up by the ministry to run the Peduli Kesihatan B40 (PeKa B40) scheme, is not managed by a third party. “PHCorp is not a managed care organisation (MCO) or a third party administrator (TPA)….

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How ancient India cooked

Explore historic cook books and a dictionary documenting India’s culinary tradition through the ages Late Yeshwant Nene, founder of the Asian Agri-History Foundation, had often rued how, despite being one of the oldest civilisations, nothing much is documented about India’s agricultural history. The Foundation was his initiative to contribute to the documentation and dissemination of the vast agricultural knowledge in the country. The same argument goes for ancient Indian food. There is little information about what civilisations of yore ate. Recipe books from Mughal times are available, as are books…

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Food trends of 2019

Each new year brings predictions of food trends for the coming year. Eating has become more of an “experience” than just nurturing your body. If you want to become a “fashionista of the plate,” here are some culinary trends to look for this year. Protein is an important part of our diet, but the sources of protein are expanding from the traditional meat and fish to plant-based proteins like tofu, beans, lentils, quinoa and nuts. Plant-based burgers and sausages are available in many popular restaurant chains. Vegetarian diets are gaining…

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Would a health reinsurance program work in Colorado? Polis says program would curb health care costs

DENVER — The rising cost of health care is impacting millions of Coloradans. Newly elected Governor Jared Polis says too many people are being left with impossible choices: get the care they need or go bankrupt. Polis is selling a reinsurance program as one solution to lowering health insurance premiums. He has already asked lawmakers to invest $1 million in this year’s budget with hopes of a rollout by 2020. “Whether people are Independent or Republican or Democrat or Green or Liberation, they’re all being ripped off on health care…

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Kolkata’s American Waffle House adds new savoury wafflles to their menu

When it comes to waffles, the more the merrier. American Waffle House agrees with this sentiment, as they just expanded their menu in a major way. The dessert chain famous for its Red Velvet and Choco Blast waffles has introduced savoury waffles into their menu, piquing our interest sufficiently. Featuring a range of add-ons, like nachos, cottage cheese, pesto fillings and Mexican sauces, each of the new waffles are as individualistic as they come. Kolkattans have long been looking for a taste of waffles on the savoury side. And American…

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A Raspberry Pi-based handheld to make creating your own gadgets easy

The latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi-based pi-top computer is a handheld gadget designed to remove technical barriers to using the Pi to build homemade hardware. The pi-top 4 puts the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ in a case with a mini-OLED screen, portable power pack with a three to six hour battery life, and four programmable buttons. The pi-top seems designed to take some of the hassle out of learning how to use the Pi to interact with anything from simple electronics like sensors through to full systems like robots More…

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All the hottest tech you want to be seen with in 2019

There is tech: functional, boasting of specs that run for pages on end and savvy enough for Bruce Wayne’s basement. And then there are gadgets that tick all of these boxes and are designed well enough to be conversation starters – the kind that Shuri would approve of. Here, GQ’s favourite stuff (in no particular order) to optimize your life and keep you looking sharp. Google Home A smart speaker the size of a humidifier, the Home packs surprisingly good sound, the omniscience of Google and an AI assistant that sounds…

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