Children concieved by IVF are just as healthy as children born naturally

Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) are as healthy as their naturally-conceived peers, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, compiled by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age, Xinhua news agency reports. Lead researcher David Amor said the results should provide peace of mind for parents of IVF children as the number of births from sperm donor conception has doubled in Victoria since 2010. “Women and couples who are choosing…

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Third edition of momo fest in Delhi-NCR extended by a day

Momo lovers have a treat coming up with Momo Festival, a three-day gala where several variants of the snack will be available under one roof. Earlier, it used to be a two-day affair, but for the third edition, it has been extended by a day. The variety of momos will be a balance of steam, fried, tandoori, gravy, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, boasting a large number of variants including chocolate momos, vodka momos, changezi chicken momos, Darjeeling momos, vegetarian spicy lemon momos, pan (sweet pan) momos, shrimp momos, achaari momos…

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Oxford student solves JEE question paper in half the time, gets abused by angry Indians

Quora user Jack Fraser was at the receiving end of vicious online harassment after he reportedly solved a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) question paper in “a third of the allowed time, and with 100% correct answers”. Fraser, a third year Physics student at the University of Oxford, said he attempted the paper after he asked on Quora to solve it. The JEE is an all-India entrance exam held every year for admission into the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and the Centrally Funded…

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How to Make Healthy Eating Painless, As Told by a Chef

The idea of meal prepping or eating clean at home and work sounds great—better food choices make us think clearer and feel better all-around—but for some of us, walking into the produce section (or kitchen to actually begin the process) is a daunting task to say the least. We reached out to Peder Bondhus, brand chef for Flower Child, an organic restaurant chain, to give some of his top tips on how to make eating better easier, more efficient and more delicious than ever. Choose Your Vegetables Wisely Nobody wants to buy fruits and…

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Rs 21.78 lakh package is highest in placements for PGDBA course, offered jointly by IIM, IIT and ISI

The inaugural batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA), jointly offered by three premier institutions IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI Kolkata, has recorded an impressive placement. While the domestic package was Rs 20.14 lakh, the highest offer was Rs 21.78 lakh. “The recently concluded final placement for the first batch (2015-2017) of the PGDBA witnessed an encouraging participation from the organisations from diverse industries,” a release issued on behalf of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC) said in Kolkata on Wednesday. The graduating batch comprising…

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Regular Punjabi University V-C likely by month-end

Punjabi University officiating vice-chancellor SK Sandhu, who also holds the charge of additional chief secretary (higher education and languages) hinted that a regular V-C could be appointed by the end of the month. He said this at a meeting with heads of departments and deans of various faculties at the senate hall on Tuesday. “I will also impress upon the government to work to ease the financial crunch at the varsity,” he told the gathering. He added that a committee had been formed to file a reply over the matter…

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Yet Another Benefit of the Mediterranean Diet: It May Cut Cancer Risk by 86%

Consuming a Mediterranean diet – rich in fruits and fish – while decreasing the intake of soft drinks may help prevent the risk of developing colorectal cancer by nearly 86 per cent, suggests a new study. Colorectal cancer develops from intestinal polyps and has been linked to a low-fibre diet heavy on red meat, alcohol and high-calorie foods.   “We found that each one of these three choices was associated with a little more than 30 per cent reduced odds of a person having an advanced, pre-cancerous colorectal lesion, compared to people…

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Acupuncture May Help You Lose Weight By Suppressing Your Appetite

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice which believes that diseases occur when the natural flow of energy in our body is disrupted. In order to improve the body’s functions and promote self-healing, certain acupoints are stimulated with the help of thin needles inserted into your skin. In general, acupuncture has been treated as an alternate form of medicine and helps to relieve pain, indigestion, stress and sleep problems . A new study, conducted by researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University, shows that acupuncture may also help in weight loss by stimulate appetite-suppressing hormones. The…

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Musicians Institute Launches Online Courses Taught by Music Legends

The prestigious Musicians Institute, established in 1977 in LA and built on the idea that musicians should teach and learn from other musicians, is launching online courses for the first time in its history on Monday, July 17. MI Online (MIO) is open to students around the world and includes exclusive online programs from jazz, blues, and rock guitar legend, Scott Henderson, and twisted guitar master, Oz Noy, with their unique approaches to guitar improvisation. Other courses launching include ‘Intro to DJing’ by Musicians Institute Program Chair, Charles Chemery, and…

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GST Impact: Prices Of Supercars Go Down By Over ₹ 1 Crore In India

There was much joy for luxury carmakers when the GST rates saw car prices slide down and making them more affordable but now even supercar makers get to bask in that same glory as the road tax has been capped at ₹ 20 lakh. This comes as good news to a lot of future supercar and luxury car or SUV owners who in Mumbai would pay huge amounts of road tax to get their cars registered inside state limits. This also means that supercars will become even cheaper with the…

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