PCOS diet, foods to avoid and what to eat if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September marks Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age. It may cause infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, and excess male hormone (androgen) levels. Ovaries may develop collections of follicles and fail to release eggs as well. While it’s exact cause is not understood, genetics and […]

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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, […]

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New blood test could predict second heart attack risk

A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at the risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists. The researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease […]

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Alternative investment returns monitor: For the week ending September 5, 2018

The Krugerrand Coin index represents the denomination of a 22 carat gold bullion coin weighing one troy ounce. The scope and attractiveness of alternative investments is increasing. Here’s a weekly tracker of returns from such investments. But don’t compare these with returns from traditional investments since the proportion and purpose of alternative investments is vastly different. Diamond […]

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Sebi panel may ease investment rules for NRIs, foreign funds

After an FPI lobby group openly criticised the regulator last week, the committee, headed by HR Khan, former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, came out with the fresh set of recommendations. Mumbai: Foreign portfolio investors will breathe a sigh of relief after a Securities and Exchange Board of India-appointed panel on Saturday […]

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How long is long-term when investing in equity?

The trade-off is crystal clear—the shorter the period, the higher the potential gain but the worse the possible risk In personal finance, there are many terms that mean nothing at all, some that could mean anything, and a few that mean different things to different people. One such term is ‘long term’. How long is […]

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Why Is Quantum Physics Important?

Quantum physics is that branch of physics that describes the behavior of energy at the atomic and subatomic levels. Newton’s Three Laws may provide a more-or-less accurate description of nature as we perceive it on Earth, but they cannot explain Mercury’s orbit around the sun. It fell to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to provide this […]

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