Budget pledges on health and social care dismissed as ‘sticking plaster’

eter Byrne/PA Health experts have said the chancellor’s £20.5bn boost for the NHS in England by 2023 will leave the service still struggling to cope with rising demand for treatment. The pressure on already overloaded A&E and GP services will continue because Philip Hammond only gave an extra £650m to prop up crumbling social care services, it was claimed. Theresa May has promised the £20.5bn increase in NHS funding over the next five years will yield major improvements in cancer and mental health care. But doubts were raised about how…

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Try These Quintessential Japanese Culinary Experiences On Your Next Trip To Japan

Most people will tell you that Japanese cuisine is an acquired taste, with piquant flavours that can often shake your taste buds and olfactory nerves out of their comfort zone. I am unabashed about my bias for almost anything Japanese, especially the cuisine. It may not be a very large country but almost every region boasts of a signature culinary experience that you must try when you’re in Japan. You might stumble upon some of these emblematic Japanese dishes in restaurants in India and around the world. This list is by…

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On Day 1, MBBS counselling fails to take off amid row over cap on fee

With the state’s department of medical education and research failing to release the seat distribution and fee structure for MBBS admission till Friday late evening, Baba Farid University for Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, the nodal agency, did not start the first round of scheduled counselling. There are 1,025 MBBS seats in eight medical colleges. BFUHS had uploaded the merit list on its website, but MBBS seats and fee in three private medical colleges including Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, Guru Ram Das Medical College, Amritsar and Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, are not uploaded….

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Samsung Galaxy On Smartphone With Infinity Display Tipped to Launch Soon

Samsung India is said to be set to launch a new online exclusive smartphone under its Galaxy On brand with Infinity Display in the first week of July. The new Galaxy On smartphone will come with Super AMOLED display technology and will sport 4GB RAM and 64 GB of inbuilt storage, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday. The new Samsung Galaxy On smartphone, running on Samsung’s Exynos processor, will be in the highly-competitive mid-price segment dominated by the Chinese players. Samsung will also roll out a digital campaign before the launch…

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Sphero raises $12M as it focuses on education

This year has been a rough one for Sphero. The Colorado-based toy robotics startup kicked off the year with dozens of layoffs, a result of tepid interest in its line of Disney-branded consumer products. Here’s a little good news, however. The company has raised another $12 million, bringing its total up to around $119 million, according to Crunchbase. The latest round will go into helping shape the BB-8 maker into an education-first company. “The recent round of funding has currently raised $12 million, and we anticipate at the time of final closing…

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V&A launches Quant appeal for exhibition on 60s fashion pioneer

 Models wearing Mary Quant designs in 1967. Photograph: Keystone-France/Thames & Hudson The demure Peter Pan collars and teeny tiny skirts, wet-look plastic dresses and hot pants, see-through raincoats and paper patterns offering the dream of designer fashion at pocket-money prices will be celebrated in an exhibition at the V&A museum next year on the work of Dame Mary Quant, the designer whose name became synonymous with the swinging 60s. Quant’s clothes made international headlines when they were worn by the supermodels of the day including Jean Shrimpton, Pattie Boyd, Cilla…

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Perfect fruit salad recipes to start summers on healthy note

A perfect fruit salad can make your day and what if it also has all the healthy ingredients? This summer make the best use of your indoor stay by making some nutritious options of fruit appetisers at home. Sujeet Singh, executive chef at Radisson Noida located in Sector 55, gives some healthy options one can try at home. Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad Ingredients * 1 pound watermelon * 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil * 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar * 2 cups arugula * 1 tsp kosher salt *…

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10 Best Tips On Eating Street Food In India Without Having Tummy Troubles

Holidaying in India is definitely on everyone’s bucket list. Its vibrant culture, beautiful traditions, colourful festivals and exotic food is quite intriguing! With an aim to cover all of this in one trip is not enough – perhaps you need to come here more than once in order to explore everything that this country has to offer. Whether you are looking to soak up some sun on a beach or want to have a selfie at the iconic Taj Mahal, there is no doubt that this beautiful country will steal…

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Are you on antidepressants? It is linked to higher risk of dementia

While anti-depressants can help mental health patients deal with depression, long-term use of certain anti-depressants could have serious side effects. A large study done by researchers from the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Science have linked use of antidepressants to dementia, though they could not definitively conclude that the drugs were the cause. Previous studies have shown that medications commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety may increase the risk of death by preventing multiple organs from functioning properly, and increase risk of bone disease.And among patients suffering from high blood pressure, antidepressants…

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8 popular Lucknowi dishes that should be on every foodie’s bucket list

1. Must try Lucknowi dishes for ever food lover Lucknow or the city of Nawabs is a paradise for foodies. The Nawabs of Awadh contributed immensely in the growth of the city’s culinary culture. The very reason why the Lucknowi or the Awadhi cuisine is so popular is the fact that the traditional dishes of the city have a royal flavour, which has been passed on since ages! There is something in the air of this magnificent city, which is reminiscent of its glittering past glory which hangs around even…

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