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Excess Vitamin A disturbs immune system, study revealed July 02, 2015 18:00

A new study revealed that intake of Vitamin A above the normal level will shut down the body’s trained immunity and opens door to infections. The findings suggest that supplementation of the vitamin above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences although it has many health benefits. “This study helps to explain the mechanisms of anti-inflammatory effects of vitamin A and by doing so opens the door to identifying novel ways to modulate the immune response and restore its function in situations in which it is dis-regulated,” said one of the researchers Mihai Netea from the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.To find this fact, Netea and colleagues stimulated immune cells that are isolated from volunteers with Vitamin A. They found that cells produced only fewer cytokines that help ward off microbes upon stimulation with various mitogens and antigens. In addition, the cells were also stimulated with various microbial structures, which resulted in long-term activation or training of the cells.When the same experiments were performed in the presence of vitamin A, the researchers observed that microbial structures were no longer able to activate the immune cells.The study was published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.By Lizitha

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SHE Teams roar in Hyderabad July 02, 2015 17:24

‘SHE Teams’ are eyeing on every busy centre in Hyderabad and has already caught red handed, a number of eve-teasers teasing the women across the city.Upon the several complaints on the eve teasers, the government had finally introduced ‘SHE Teams’ to protect the women. Regarding this, the concerned officials are acting upon the complaints received from the women in the city and catching hold of the eve teasers with the perfect proof. Few of the cases it dealt with1. At Koti bus stop: The SHE teams caught a 71-year-old Mohammad Shadiq, a retired employee, who was sitting at the Koti bus stop in the city and desperately trying for the physical contact of the ladies over there. In the beginning, the ladies were frightened by his acts and were shifting to other places, but the irritated ladies have finally consulted the ‘SHE teams’. Upon their call, the concerned officials took a video proof of the person, while harassing the ladies and caught hold of him red handed. The man was later produced before a magistrate and was sentenced to jail for two days.  2. At Afzalgunz bus stop: A daily labourer, B Ramulu was caught at Afzalgunz bus stop, while he was trying to touch one particular lady since six months. The vexed lady had finally complained to the police. Responding to the issue, SHE Teams caught Ramulu red handed and was awarded with five days of jail. 3. At Mehdipatnam bus stop: Mohammed Mohsin Ahmed, a private employee, was teasing and following a woman at Mehdipatnam bus stop. According to the reports, the man was winking at her, giving wrong gestures. This episode was recorded by the SHE Teams from a distance and arrested Ahmed. Upon producing in the court, he was fined.In the same bus stop, Mohammad Ishthiyak, a waiter was allegedly found touching the ladies with the shoulders and teasing. The same punishment was awarded to him just like his all other colleagues discussed above. In last October, the Hyderabad police had set up 'SHE Team' to crack down on eve-teasers and stalkers. A single SHE Team consists of a male or a female sub- inspector, a woman police constable and three police constables who carry hidden cameras for video recording.Finally the government has to be appreciated for a good initiative, but it is sad to know, the harassments are not getting stopped completely as most of the ladies are not coming forward to complain. So if the ladies come forward, the future is theirs  Quote: "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." - Malala YousafzaiBy Phani

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Males can develop offspring’s brain before pregnancy, says study July 02, 2015 16:28

According to a new study from Indiana University researchers it was revealed that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy."We found that male pheromones seem to influence the nutritional environment following birth, resulting in changes to the brain that could extend to future generations," said Sachiko Koyama, an associate research scientist at the IU Bloomington Medical Sciences Program and visiting scientist at the IU College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, who led the study.Pheromones are chemical signals that are used to communicate between organisms of the same species. The connection between male pheromones and offspring’s brain development seems to stem from the influence of male pheromones on the nursing ability of mother mice.The scientists measured greater mammary gland development in mice that are exposed to male pheromones a week after exposure, which may have led to greater volumes or improved quality of milk production. These mother mice also showed lengthier nursing periods compared to mice not exposed to the male pheromone.To measure the intelligence of the offspring, the researchers placed mice in a water maze with a hidden platform. The mice born of mothers exposed to male pheromones learned the location of the hidden platform much faster, suggesting quicker learning and stronger spatial memory compared to the control group.The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences.By Lizitha

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Sallu Bhai bumper offer to girls July 02, 2015 16:16

Salman Khan marriage. The one topic that has not yet found an answer since long. But it seems the answer is out now.Yes, Sallu Bhai has reacted positively towards his marriage, saying that, he is open to consider a girl, if anyone approaches him for an arranged marriage proposal. Also read: Salman emotional tweetSpeaking further, Sallu said, “sometimes love marriages do not work out and the arranged marriages do and some other times it is vice versa. But however, finally it is the understanding between the couple that guarantees a relation.”Generally, these kind of heavy speeches are possible to the people who are fed up, living with the women. But a man, who is not yet married, giving speeches like this, might not be a big surprise, as most of us know, it is the experience he got from his past girlfriends and the present housewives of other stars like Saif Ali khan, Abhisheik Bacchan, Ranbir Kapoor (about to marry Katrina) etc.  However, finally our very own Sallu Bhai has responded positively towards the marriage and what are the girls waiting for, go grab him with the arranged marriage proposal soon.By Phani

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'Stop spreading hatred on Social Media' - Modi to his staunch backers July 02, 2015 16:03

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who is known for his Social Media savviness besides his oratorical skills and decision making guts, urged his supporters to stop using abusive language and be positive. Mr. Modi took the advantage of the platform in last year elections and to long spread his initiatives and policies. Modi met the nearly 100 staunch backers on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram yesterday at home. He preached the influencers that spreading hatred comments will land will finish the exciting medium. "If all the abuses I receive are printed, that paper will cover the entire Taj Mahal," he is reported to have said to them, while asking them to refrain from responding to negative comments with harsh words.The PM allegedly said that though many badmouthed about him on Twitter, the Chaiwala-turned-Prime Minister had not blocked a single user so far. Mr Modi has 13 million followers on Twitter.The meeting was held hours before the launch of his Digital India initiative, which seeks to connect 2, 50,000 villages by 2019. At a sports stadium in Delhi last evening, India's top industrialists, including the Ambani brothers pledged over 70 billion dollars to back the campaign to provide mobile governance and universal phone connectivity to empower rural India. After e-learning into m-learning, now e-governance to m-governanceWhile the ever changing technology and trends sped up e-learning into m-learning, Modi Government’s Digital India initiative is believed to transform E-Governance to M-Governance (M is not Modi, Its Mobile).The PM described Digital India as a roadmap to change India's future. "Earlier, a child used to playfully wrench your reading glasses", today, he reaches for your phone. We need to understand this change or the world will pass us by", he said.Digital India also hopes to create jobs and ramp up investments in manufacturing. Related Article: Digital India gives speed and transparencyAccording to opindia.com, those who received the PM's advice on social media etiquette were chosen from among those who are regular contributors to My Gov, which seeks feedback from the public online. - Manohar

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Pawan hosts Chiranjeevi birthday celebrations! July 02, 2015 15:45

Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. The two names that have the capability of drawing the houseful boards at the theaters, even when the curfew is announced.  Pawan Kalyan, being the strict follower of his brother has expressed his love for him in many public functions, he in fact acted as the perfect bodyguard to his elder brother. This love is not an exception from Chiranjeevi side too. The big brother has many times expressed his love on Pawan.Also read: Exclusive: Pawan gifts mangoes to ChiruBut for the quite some time, it was rumored that, a few differences arose between the two biggies. The critics even opined that, internally a war was going on among the mega family members. However, there is no such clarity found from the two stars. This left the fans into a dilemma. So may be to clear it, the two brothers are going to meet on a single platform, celebrating the occasion of Megastar’s birthday. Yes, on August 22nd, Chiranjeevi’s birthday celebrations are going to be held at Gachibowli stadium grandly, amidst of the mega fans and the followers.As per the reports, Pawan is supervising the event and would even host the event on the day addressing the fans. However, the reason behind hyping the event is, to announce about the Chiru’s 150th film. Along with this, fans would be delighted to see the two brothers on a single stage after a long time. Have you ever searched for the meaning of Bumper offer in the dictionary? Do it now, you might find the details of this event too.By Phani

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Nadal, a good cook too July 02, 2015 15:07

Rafael Nadal, the Spanish professional tennis player is generally considered as the king of clay. His performance in the game has given him that identity. But when something is to be talked about Nadal, why should the discussions always last about his game. Why should not we concentrate on his private life?Also read: Nadal knocked outHere comes the chance. In leisure time, the king of clay will awaken the cook in him and try on new food varieties. The image above proves the statement more.On Monday, Rafael won over Brazil player ‘Thomas Bellucci’ in the first round match and is getting ready for the second round match with the Brazil player ‘Dustin Brown’. As there is still time for the match, in the meanwhile, to attract all of his fans, Rafael shared one of his cooking photos on the social networking site.Let us hope that even we would get an opportunity to taste the clay king’s cooking.By Phani

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Do this; your makeup lasts all day July 02, 2015 14:59

However great and heavy makeup we apply, it does not guarantee to stay the whole day, due to the traffic and pollution conditions in the city. But through following the below tips, your makeup can last long and make you look gorgeous all the day. Also read: Lemon and Sugar removes the unwanted hair -Start with your fingers or instead a brush to smooth on Mattifying foundation.-Use the creamy concealer to trouble the uneven spots on the face.-Apply a layer of powder for an even finish-Pat a gold shadow on the eyelids for an intense colour.Also read: Curl Your Eyelashes With A Spoon-Use black eyeliner on top lash line and mascara on upper lashes-Spritz the makeup setting spray in X and T shape, so that the produce covers the face evenly.Now rush outside, guys would be back of you even in the evenings.By Phani

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Underwear costs thousands of pounds! July 02, 2015 13:37

What would generally be the cost of an Underwear? May be not more than Rs.1000, however good company it is. But how would you react, when you come across  Underwear that costs a few thousands of pounds.Yes, you heard it right; a pair of Queen Victoria’s cotton underwear with a 45 inch waistline could fetch thousands of pounds, which is getting ready to be auctioned next week. Also read: 140 years old beer found nowAuctioneer Richard Edmonds said the royal clothing is still in excellent condition, as it is preserved in the tissue paper in a temperature controlled storeroom. Mr Edmonds, the principal auctioneer said that, "it is very rare to get a royal cloth in this good condition." "Items of Queen Victoria's clothing were often given to members of the royal household, particularly after her death in 1901." “The UK residents would be showing more interest to buy this type of royal clothing. Even the market is very strong in America and Russia. A lot of people come forward to buy online, or over the phone and a few others, even attend the auction rooms to buy the royal cloth”, he said. By Phani

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Punch on Congress leaders joining TRS July 02, 2015 13:23

News: DS declares to join TRS, Jana on the way. Punch: Students read in the history textbooks soon:Once upon a time, there was a political party called Congress.By Phani

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