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Young dads are at risk of shorter lifespan, finds study August 05, 2015 13:18

A study revealed that men who become dads before they turn 25 run a higher risk of dying in middle age. Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland used a 10 per cent nationally representative sample of households drawn from the 1950 Finnish Census. The study involved more than 30,500 men born between 1940 and 1950, who became fathers by the age of 45. The dads were tracked from the age of 45 until death or age 54, using mortality data for 1985-2005.Around 15 per cent of this sample had fathered their first child by the age of 22; 29 per cent at ages 22-24; 18 per cent when they were 25-26; 19 per cent between the ages of 27 and 29; and 19 per cent between the ages of 30 and 44.During the 10 year monitoring period around 1 in 20 of the dads who were aged between 22 and 24 years died. The primary causes of death were ischaemic heart disease (21 per cent) and diseases related to excess alcohol (16 per cent).Researchers conclude, “The findings suggest a causal effect of young fatherhood on mortality and highlight the need to support young fathers in their family life to improve health behaviours and health.”The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. By Lizitha

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Dementia drugs may cause unintentional weight loss, says study August 05, 2015 12:36

According to a study led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), it was revealed that medication of one major disease could cause another major adverse effect on health. The study was led by an Indian-origin researcher, Meera Sheffrin who is associated with San Francisco VA Medical Center affiliated under UCSF. For the study, Sheffrin along with her team utilized national VA figures ranging from 2007 to 2010 to analyze patients who were 65 years or older, and diagnosed with dementia. They examined a total of 1,188 patients started on cholinesterase inhibitors were matched to 2,189 patients started on other medications. Of them nearly 29.3 percent of patients on the inhibitors experienced significant weight loss."Unintentional weight loss in older adults is associated with many adverse outcomes and poorer quality of life. Our study provides evidence in a large, real-world population that cholinesterase inhibitors may contribute to clinically significant weight loss in a substantial proportion of older adults with dementia," Sheffrin added.Their study appeared in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.By Lizitha

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Telangana job notification: Appointment on December 1st August 05, 2015 12:22

The latest update says that, Telangana government is going to complete the job formalities by December 1st and provide the appointment letters to the selected candidates on the same day.It is known that, in the beginning, Telangana government released the job notification, to fill 15222 vacant positions in the state and within just four days of its announcement, the government again released 10000 posts job notification. Regarding this, the Telangana government now made latest announcement saying that, there would be no delay in filling the posts. All the said posts will be filled up, by giving appointment letters on December 1 st. Another 25000 posts, job notification in December  Along with providing the appointment letter in December, in the same month, the Telangana government, is aiming to release another 25000 posts, job notification in the same month and complete the fresh job notification formalities by March 2016. As said in the past, Telangana government is trying its level best to keep up its promise of providing jobs to 50000 unemployed youth by the end of the financial year. Protests effect on Telangana job notification  Before Telangana formation day one year celebration, Telangana youth from Osmania campus and other student organizations raised several protests on TRS government saying that, in spite of one year of declaration of the separate state, there are no such job notifications announced. In fact, many students participated in the Telangana movement, keeping in mind the job notifications. But the government’s silence on job notifications, made the students protest and even warned that, they are going to protest on the Telangana formation day too. So before the formation day itself, KCR announced 25000 job notification and assured further notifications in the future.    By Phani

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Special Doodle by Google for 101 years of traffic signal August 05, 2015 11:46

When was the first traffic light installed? It was an American policeman named Lester Wire, in Utah, who has first developed an electric traffic light in 1912 and used the red-green lights. The American Traffic Signal Company installed a traffic signal system on the corner of the East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio two years later,  on 5 August 1914. Google gives the history of traffic light.The first traffic signal consisted of four pairs of red and green lights that served as stop and go indicators and each of them was mounted on a corner post. It was wired to a manually operated switchboard inside a control booth, the system was configured effectively, so that conflicting signals were impossible.Google celebrates the 101st anniversary with the animated doodle which shows cars with the letters spelling 'G-O-O-G-L-E' halting at a red traffic light and then rushing past it, as it turns green.   This was not the first time an attempt was made to regulate the traffic, in the 19th century, gas-lit traffic signals were installed in the UK.The doodle is made quite interesting as it shows the old Model T built by Ford in the year 1908 waiting at the traffic signals when the light turns red and buzzing away in a hurry when the light shines green. Google’s doodle shows the traffic light with red and green light, but no orange indicator.The Illustrator for the Google’s Doodle for the traffic light anniversary special is Nate Swinehart. He has designed it sarcastically by including the old Model T built by Ford. Traffic signal lights were a good start for controlling the traffic in a better way. But now as the vehicle population has exploded not traffic control system is able to provide a smooth flow.By Premji

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Srimanthudu censor talk August 05, 2015 10:52

Srimanthudu movie completes its censor and was awarded U/A certificate by the censor authorities yesterday.From the beginning, it was in the talk that Srimanthudu is a complete family entertainer, without missing the commercial elements like action, comedy, romance etc. Even Srimanthudu trailer and a few dialogues proved the statement to be true. There are very rare instances where the family subjects failed to reach the audience. So with the same hope, Srimanthudu makers are excited about the movie and are confident that, it will connect to all types of audience, along with the family.     During Srimanthudu censor, the censor authorities expressed their confidence in the movie, and said it is going to be a blockbuster. “Especially the family scenes are the major plus to the film,” the censor officials said.Mahesh latest posters raise the expectations on the film. Recently, Mahesh is seen in a lungi and responding to this, Srimanthudu music director Devi Sri Prasad said that, “lungi scene will make the fans shout and in that particular scene, my re-recording will make the shouts double, very eagerly waiting to watch Srimanthudu on screen.”The wait is over, just one day is in between for Srimanthudu release date. Till then, other than satisfying anxiety by watching Srimanthudu colourful song trailers, there is no other go.By Phani

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5 girls silly FB status, super boys comments August 05, 2015 10:13

A few girls status on Facebook appear very silly, but the boys comments on those status drag all the fun. Here are such status from the girls. Oh, I will hit, this is going to clear my missing feeling Is it! I think I have to get a new mouse now Oh my baby, what happened, who the hell hurt the angel Also read: 5 girlie problems, men can never understandPlease make sure you drink properly Picasso on hand These are the most important status that we generally come across in the Facebook. It is fun to come across sometimes, atleast for few naughty comments below such status. If you find another silly status like these on Facebook, share with us in the below comment boxes.    By Phani

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Maggi is safe: FSSAI-approved lab August 05, 2015 09:09

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) declare that Maggi is safe, and is in compliance with the country's food safety standards. Maggi was banned in June, in several states in the country like Uttar Pradesh, complaining that, Maggi noodles contained lead levels beyond permissible limits. FSSAI, an approved laboratory of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) had tested five samples of Maggi, sent by Goa Food and Drug Administration (FDA).After proper testing, Goa FDA Director Salim A Veljee said, “CFTRI finding shows that samples are in compliance with the food safety standards as per the Food Safety and Standards Rules, 2011."Even after declaring Maggi to be safe, FSSAI expressed apprehensions on state FDA's initial report and so the Maggi noodles samples are sent to Mysore-based CFTRI, for retesting the safety of instant noodles. Nestle faced losses from Maggi for the first time after ban In June, Nestle withdrew Maggi stock from several states and was burnt according to the orders. Due to this, Nestle faced 320 crores of loss in India, which is a first of its kind to face such a huge loss. However, it is not only Maggi, there are several other eatables which are alleged unsafe and hazardous after Maggi issue went viral.   Andhrawishesh viewIt is a universal fact that, alcohol consumption is injurious to health, but still the government has been promoting it with color advertisements for years. But Maggi is instantly banned on the spot, when it is found to be hazardous. How far it is a right judgment?   By Phani

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Brain games can improve memory in schizophrenia patients, finds study August 04, 2015 20:12

A new app developed by the Britain scientists was found to help in improving the memory of patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the most degrading affections, being defined as a long term mental health condition that causes a wide range of psychological symptoms, varying from changes in behaviour through to hallucinations and delusions. The game, "Wizard", is designed to help so-called episodic memory. The scientists examined 22 patients who played the memory game and who made significantly fewer errors and needed significantly fewer attempts to remember the location of different patterns specific tests.They also found to improve their scores on the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scale, which doctors use to rate the social, occupational and psychological functioning of adults.“These are promising results and suggest that there may be the potential to use game apps to not only improve a patient’s episodic memory, but also their functioning in activities of daily living”, Peter Jones, another researcher, said in a statement.The study is published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. By Lizitha

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Recipe: Zafrani Kaju Katli August 04, 2015 19:42

Zafrani Kaju Katli is a delicious sweet recipe prepared in a simple way. Prepare this sweet at your home and recreate the sweet sensation of kaju katli right in the comfort of your kitchen. Ingredients: 1 tsp saffron100 gm cashew nuts, broken6 Tbsp sugar1/2 tsp green cardamom powder2 sheets silver varq Method of preparation: Heat sufficient water in a non-stick pan.To it add sugar and saffron, mix and cook till syrup thickens.Add cardamom powder and mix well.Grind cashew nuts into a fine powder.Add cashew nut powder and mix well, cook for about 3 minutes.Spread the mixture onto a thali and let it cool to room temperature.Transfer mixture onto a worktop and knead a little.Spread the mixture into a burfi tray, garnish with silver varq and let it set.Cut into squares and serve.By Lizitha

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Tips to keep your hair tools clean August 04, 2015 19:13

Usually hair brushes whether synthetic, natural, round, or paddle gets matted with dust and hair. Also curling and flat irons get coated with dried styling product. If you use these products as such may damage your hair. Here are a few pro tips for cleaning your tools and keep them in tip-top shape. Cleaning hair brush starts with getting all of the hair out from between the bristles. For this use a pencil or pen to lift hair from the comb. Then run the brush under warm water and apply shampoo on it. By using tooth brush gently rub it to clean and dry it with a towel. When styling your hair, if you are using a hair iron, use the lowest heat setting on the tool. This will not just prevent your hair from damage but also protect the tool.When cleaning any heated styling tools, start by unplugging them and making sure they are completely cooled down. Use alcohol to clean them. The lint, dirt, and hair that builds up in a hair dryer can not only blow back into your hair, it can also break the dryer if not cleaned out regularly.Cleaning your brush depends upon the frequency of using. If you use a lot of hair styling products and style your hair with a curling iron or flat iron on a daily basis, it is good to clean them once in a week. Finally, remember to clean the handles and bodies of all your styling tools and hairbrushes. Regular dirt and grime builds up on them, as well as styling product from your hands and any sprays you use.By Lizitha

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