‘I don’t see real estate as an investment now’

Navi Mumbai-based Balaji Gopalaswamy, 41, a manager at a private firm, always thought he had his finances sorted. “I have been working for nearly 14 years, so I had some money saved up. I used to invest in mutual funds, periodically. I had also taken term insurance and steered clear of instruments that mix insurance and investments,” […]

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Don’t change your investment strategy due to elections

From economists to businesses to the common man, the election results are a very-keenly watched and much-discussed event, with various decisions being put on hold to be decided after the outcome. There are multiple opinions on what will the impact of the outcome be on financial markets and investment portfolios. Irrespective of which party comes to power, […]

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Fake tanning products don’t protect you from skin cancer

Sunless tanning or fake tanning products like sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without increased risk of skin cancer do not actually help prevent cancer. A new study conducted by the researchers of the University of Minnesota Medical School sought to assess the demographic characteristics and skin cancer risk behaviours of adult sunless tanners. […]

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Don’t panic, these 2 simple measures can protect you from Nipah virus

Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent washing of hands and cooking food properly before consuming it can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus. The virus has claimed 13 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others. The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate […]

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There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

Researchers from University Medical Center Mainz and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Germany developed a mouse model that allowed them to identify blood signatures associated with response to antidepressant treatment and could show the importance of the stress-related glucocorticoid receptor in recovery from depression. Major depression is the leading cause of disability according […]

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