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16 January, 2019 8:57 AM Vitamin D Supplements Not Beneficial For Elderly Over 70: 5 Vitamin D-Rich Foods

Contrary to popular belief, vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to the people over 70. As you grow old your bone density tends to weaken, there is an increased risk of falls and fractures and impairment in muscle function. This is why in old age one is advised to up their intake of vitamin D. But contrary to popular belief, vitamin D supplements 574

16 January, 2019 8:46 AM Newly discovered super-Earth exoplanet may harbour alien life

Although likely cold (-170 degrees centigrade), it could still have the potential to harbour primitive life if it has a large, hot iron or nickel core and enhanced geothermal activity said researchers. New York: The recently discovered cold super-Earth exoplanet orbiting around the red dwarf Barnard -- the second closest star system to Earth -- has the potential 553

15 January, 2019 12:37 PM Too much or too less sleep can increase heart disease risk

London: Men who sleep less than six hours a night may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those who sleep between seven and eight hours, a new study suggests. The study showed that poor quality sleep of less than six hours increases the risk of atherosclerosis by 27 per cent compared to seven to eight hours of sleep. Atherosclerosis 143

11 January, 2019 5:02 PM Guinness World Record With Longest Line Of Sanitary Napkins Set In Bengaluru

500 people at the 62nd All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology took seven and a half hours to lay out 10,105 sanitary pads in a line 3,537 feet long. Participants at a medical congress in Bengaluru have set a new Guinness World Record for the longest line of sanitary pads, in a move aimed at promoting menstrual hygiene. Five hundred people at the 62nd All India 100

11 January, 2019 7:28 AM From 2020, Class 10 Students Can Choose An 'Easier' Mathematics Paper: CBSE

CBSE has announced introduction of two levels of Mathematics for class 10 students from the upcoming academic session. Class 10 students appearing for their board exams in 2020 will have the option to choose from one of the two levels of Mathematics. However, this does not have any bearing on the curriculum for class 10 Mathematics and all students 121

10 January, 2019 8:53 AM Toll collections may witness double-digit growth in FY'20: ICRA

Toll collections are likely to witness a double-digit growth in the next financial year, propelled by an increase in commercial vehicle sales and wholesale price index (WPI), rating agency ICRA said on Thursday. "Driven by strong growth in medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M&HCV), along with an increase in WPI, toll collections are likely to witness 77

8 January, 2019 10:22 AM Milky Way headed towards catastrophic galactic collision

London: A catastrophic collision with a neighbouring galaxy in two billion years' time could wake up Milky Way galaxy's dormant black hole, and send our solar system hurtling into space, scientists say. Research led by astrophysicists at Durham University in the UK predict that the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) could hit the Milky Way in two billion years' 111

7 January, 2019 5:59 AM Beware: You may be sipping lead, cadmium with your morning coffee

Researchers from Assam University have found a high concentration of lead and cadmium in water that leached from both old and new glazed, colourful ceramic cups heated in the microwave Your brightly coloured tea cup/coffee mug could be leaching lead and cadmium into warm beverages. According to a report by the Hindustan Times, researchers from Assam 116

31 December, 2018 10:45 AM Here's How Gut Bacteria Can Curb Harmful Effects Of High BP

To a large extent our well-being depends on what bacterial guests in our digestive tract consume as researchers have found that beneficial gut microbes can produce from dietary fibre a fatty acid called propionate which can protect against the harmful consequences of high blood pressure. The substance calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure 81

27 December, 2018 6:51 PM Transgender senior citizens to get fare-concession

New Delhi: The railways has decided to grant 40-per-cent concession in passenger fares to transgender senior citizens, the transporter said on Thursday. The concession for a person of the third gender, aged 60 years or above, will be available from New Year's Day, said Central Railway spokesperson Sunil Udasi. Till now, such a concession was admissible 78