One major hurdle for the construction of a government medical college and hospital in Udhagamandalam has been cleared, with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change clearing the diversion of 25 acre of reserve forest around Udhagamandalam town for the setting up of the facility. … [Read more...] about Environment clearance for diversion of forest land for govt. medical college
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LONDON: Replacing popular snacks such as biscuits and crisps with almonds may improve endothelial function, a key indicator of cardiovascular health, and lower 'bad' cholesterol, according to a study. The study participants from the UK, who had above average cardiovascular disease risk, consumed almonds or a calorie-matched control snack in the six-week trial. Researchers led by Wendy Hall from Kings College London in the UK compared cardiometabolic health markers between the two groups. The improvement in endothelial function and LDL-cholesterol levels suggests that replacing typical snacks with almonds, as 20 per cent of total calorie intake, has the potential to reduce adjusted relative cardiovascular disease risk by 32 per cent, the researchers said. The study, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, found people who eat almonds have a lower waist circumference and lower body mass index (BMI) than those who do not. "This study shows that eating almonds in place of … [Read more...] about Ditch biscuits & chips, snack on almonds to improve heart health
“Over the last three weeks, there has been an apparent rise in the number of children of all ages presenting with a multi-system inflammatory state requiring intensive care across London and also in other regions of the UK.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UK: Doctors reveal rise in kids with severe coronavirus-related condition
A hybrid model of education with greater dependence on e-learning is being used in many countries that are reopening schools post lockdown, but it has its challenges. “Since all children do not have access to online learning because of uneven access, teaching using radio and television should be considered as that group cannot be ignored,” Sagar said. … [Read more...] about Infection risk half in kids, but they spread coronavirus: Study
Last week Hike Messenger , the messaging app, became the latest startup to join the so-called ‘unicorn’ pack in India—companies valued at at least $1 billion. Hike has been the fastest of the pack to reach the milestone, in just about three and half years after launch. It took e-commerce major Flipkart five years, rival Snapdeal seven years and analytics firm Mu Sigma nine years to become unicorns. Hike is also the lone company in the unicorn pack that is free. It is yet to make money. Hike will only “start to try making money by 2018, perhaps 2020”, says 28-year old founder Kavin Bharti Mittal. Yet, thanks to the $175 million collected from a clutch of overseas investors (see Plenty of Funds), the app is valued at $1.4 billion. Mittal believes the $175 million raised by Hike “is like Flipkart raising $1 billion. That’s the value we see and we are the only local rich messaging app with scale in the country.” Says Vishal Tripathi, … [Read more...] about Is Hike Messenger worth the hype and $1.4 billion?