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World Down Syndrome Day: 10 things to know about the disease

In 2012, the United Nations first observed World Down Syndrome Day, to raise awareness about the disease. Down Syndrome (DS), is also called as Trisomy 21, and is a common genetic birth disorder where extra genetic material causes delays in the child’s mental and physical development. While each cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, individuals with ... Read More »

5 things to know about fat loss

If you are new to fitness and fat loss is your goal, you may be tempted to eat too little and work out too much to make the process go faster. Unfortunately, instead of helping, this may actually hamper your progress. Here are a few things you need to know about weight loss to make the most of your fitness ... Read More »

Finance Ministry warns about cryptocurrencies

The government has joined the Reserve Bank of India in cautioning potential customers from investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, likening them to Ponzi schemes. “There has been a phenomenal increase in recent times in the price of virtual ‘currencies’ (VCs) including Bitcoin, in India and globally,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement on Friday. “VCs don’t have any ... Read More »

Kept in the Dark About Doctors, but Having to Pick a Health Plan

It’s open enrollment season, for Affordable Care Act marketplace plans, Medicare Advantage plans and many employer-sponsored plans as well. Lots of evidence suggests you should shop around, and shop carefully, though this is harder than it sounds. When you select a health care plan, you probably consider premiums, and maybe you check deductibles and other cost sharing. But you can’t easily scrutinize ... Read More »

What’s the truth about refined sugar’s ‘healthier’ alternatives?

“Refined sugar-free” is a bit of a buzz term at the moment. We’re no longer in the dark about the ill-effects of too much sugar, so instead we are filling our shopping baskets with raw honey, Medjool dates and organic coconut sugar. If you believe the hype (and it seems that many of us do), these unprocessed, ‘natural’ alternatives won’t upset ... Read More »

Attention, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University is launching a new course on the singer to teach about black feminism

Rejoice, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about the popular singer, Beyonce, from the next academic session. The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering the class titled ‘Beyonce, Gender and Race’ and same will be taught in the same way as any other culture and literature class. Understanding black feminism The class will analyse ... Read More »

It’s time to talk about Trump’s mental health

President Trump. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) How unstable and divorced from reality is President Trump? We’ve reached the point where the nation has the right and the need to know. We’re not accustomed to asking such questions about our presidents. We don’t know how to even begin inquiring into a president’s mental health, so we rationalize aberrant behavior as being ... Read More »

Diet Diary: Why all that you read about red meat may not be right

Beef: Round, Sirloin, Shuck, Loin  Veal: All trimmed cuts Pork: Tenderloin, leg (fresh), shoulder (arm or picnic) Lamb: Leg, arm, loin Red meat has acquired a negative reputation. Messages about its consumption are both confusing and misleading. It is generally believed that meat is rich in fat and cholesterol and a high intake of it, is associated with heart disease, ... Read More »

Galaxy Note8: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship phablet

The late-summer launch of the Galaxy Note phablet is always a big event for Samsung, but there’s even more attention on this year’s release. In case you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy Note7 was an epic fail for Samsung, resulting in a massive recall after devices began exploding around the world. Since then, however, Samsung has been on a roll, launching the highly acclaimed Galaxy ... Read More »

EU prices of the Moto G5S and G5S Plus to be about €300 and €330 respectively

Prolific things-finder Roland Quandt has dug up information on European pricing of the upcoming Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. According to a tweet of his the smaller model will carry a price tag around €300, while the Plus will command a small premium for a total of €330. He points out that the numbers come from Eastern Europe.   Motorola Moto G5S will be ... Read More »