Lifestyle, not genetics, explains most premature heart disease

Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young patients with heart disease, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. The findings show that healthy behaviours should be a top priority for reducing heart disease even in those with a family history of early onset. “Genetics are an important contributor to premature heart disease but should not be used as an excuse to say it is inevitable,” said study author Dr…

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Coursera Says Machine Learning Most Subscribed by Indians in 2018

Owing to the growing demand for emerging technology experts, Machine Learning (ML) was the most subscribed subject by Indians on Coursera in 2018, the US-based online education company said on Wednesday. Technology courses constituted 80 percent of the list of the 10 most popular courses. Besides ML, Artificial Intelligence and Python programming were the other leading courses on the platform. The list reflects that learners chose the Coursera platform to meet career advancement, personal development or knowledge building, the company said. “Technology is playing a crucial role and transforming the…

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Most Effective Weight Loss Tips For Women With PCOD

Losing weight in case of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be a little difficult for women. PCOS is the most common hormonal disorder among women of childbearing age. The condition is also known as Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD) and can lead to issues with fertility. Women with PCOD have higher levels of male hormones. These women become insulin resistant are also likely to gain weight or even become obese. This in turn increases risks of heart disease, sleep apnea and diabetes to name a few. Why does PCOD cause weight…

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Independence Day 2018: 29 Most Iconic Dishes Across India

At 72, India proudly boasts of 29 states and 7 union territories, adding to the rich legacy of unity in diversity, India has long been an model of. Seventy years hence, it is a feat worth celebrating, as at the time of India’s independence in 1947, the country was divided into several princely states and provinces. There was no concept of ‘States’ or Union territories back then and each province had signed treaties with the British allowing them to continue their reign in the region. In the 71 years since India’s independence…

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Sridevi And Janhvi Kapoor, Bollywood’s Most Stylish Mom And Daughter

Could they be anymore stunning? Sridevi and Janhvi Kapoor at Lakme Fashion Week (Image Credit: Mango Bollywood) Having a stylish mommy has plenty of perks. You can borrow her handbags for a lunch date, do each other’s hair and if you’re so lucky as to share a size, even swap stilettos. If you are Sridevi and Janhvi Kapoor, you can even step out stylishly together and leave those clicking cameras in a frenzy of popping flashbulbs. At last night’s Lakme Grand Finale, Sridevi and Janhvi were among the starry faces. The stylish…

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Cooking with Winter Berries: 4 Ways to Make the Most of Them

Every time November comes around, I start getting excited about all the wintry produce that makes its way into my kitchen. There’s delicate, pearly ponkh, and sturdy sweet-fleshed yams. There’s mogri (rat-tail radish), and amba haldi, which looks and tastes like a cross between ginger, turmeric and mango. Fresh leafy greens such as sarson and bathua pile up in my vegetable crisper. My lovely Gujarati neighbour sends around a bowlful of homemade undhiyu. And yet, winter wouldn’t be winter without the profusion of berries that swell my shopping bag, every time I return from a visit…

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Here’s What the Most Famous Breakfasts from North East India Look Like

The North-Eastern part of India showcases a variety cultures and traditions and a lot of them are reflected in their cuisine and local eats. The regional dishes are a unique blend of flavours and colours and use some exotic ingredients like bamboo shoots, bhut jolokia, fresh fish and other local tubers and greens. The rich cuisine of the North Eastern states is much more than hot momos and spicy chutneys. Here’s how some of the most famous breakfast dishes from each of the beautiful North Eastern states of India look like. Someone rightly said that if you start you…

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iPhone X Has the Most Colour Accurate Display Ever Tested, Claims DisplayMate

HIGHLIGHTS DisplayMate claims ‘textbook perfect calibration’ on iPhone X The iPhone X has 22 percent larger aspect ratio than traditional ratio The front glass is claimed to be 50 percent stronger than previous models While Apple is busy improving the supply of the iPhone X, a new report by DisplayMate has emerged that praises the display technology of the new iPhone model. The display calibration and testing firm claims that the OLED-based Super Retina display of the iPhone X is the “most colour accurate” display. The report developed by DisplayMate President Dr. Raymond…

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Batasha, the Sweet Candy That’s the Most Favourite Temple Food

“Religious foods”, as I call them, sweets and savouries that are part of fasting and feasting rituals, are interesting because they often show up histories of ingredients that we may have long forgotten. In a large part of the Indo-gangetic plain, autumn is the season for batashas – simple, aerated sugar confections often thought to resemble meringues, even though no egg white is used to make these. For many of us, these may be fairly commonplace. Temples, gurudwaras and even small altars at home always have them handy to be given out as blessed offerings,…

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6 Most Unhealthy Indian Street Foods You Must Avoid

Be it salty, greasy, spicy or sweet, there is no taste that our wide array of Indian street food can’t please. And let’s admit it, in the present nippy weather it becomes all the more tough to resist these mouthwatering temptations lined across every nook and cranny of your city, teasing you to indulge. To our good fortune, there are options galore! From Dahi Bhalla, kachoris and pakodas to momos. But before you binge into your favourite Indian street food, it is always good to know the larger impact it…

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