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image   New York, Feb 12 : Love mushrooms? Then read this news carefully. An otherwise innocuous variety of mushroom has turned toxic, and spreading fast.

Aptly named 'Death Cap', this variety is now on every continent except Antarctica.

This fungus is spreading rapidly across the globe and it looks and smells a lot like a number of edible species of mushroom.

A little amount of 'Death Cap' (Amanita phalloides) can result in death and it can be hard to even diagnose patients properly in time, said a report in the Slate magazine.

The death cap doesn't taste remotely like death - many people who are poisoned claim
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image   According to a new report, if the wages had risen at the same page as the housing prices in the UK, an average couple would be earning £44,000 a year more today.

The report states that if the salaries had risen as fast as house prices since 1997, people would be earning tens of thousands of pounds more each year. It showed that in most expensive region, house price-earnings gap reached the £100,000 barrier. The average annual household's earnings would have to be £158,000 higher than actual today in Westminster in London if wages rose along with the housing prices.

The report by housing charity Shelter is based on official, regiona
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image   Washington, Feb 10 : Researchers have linked seven new genetic regions to type 2 diabetes.

DNA data was brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from four different ethnic groups.

The research was conducted by an international consortium of investigators from 20 countries on four continents, co-led by investigators from Oxford University's Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

The researchers believe that, as more genetic data increasingly become available from populations of South Asian ancestry and, particularly, African descent, it will be possible to map genes implicated in type 2 diabetes e
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image Today's busy lifestyle schedules might leave you with a dull face that lacks lustre. In such a condition, diet plays a very important role as there are no short cuts to attain a healthy and glowing skin naturally.

Here are a few foods that you should eat for a clear, healthy and glowing skin.

Salmon: Salmon is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids that protect the skin from sun exposure thereby providing radiance and glow to the skin.

Yoghurt: Yoghurt is a natural source of probiotic and excellent food for your face as it is effective in treating acne, eczema, dandruff and other problems to some extent.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes basical
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image   Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, known for her flawless look and beautiful tresses, says that zinc helps in strengthening hair and is a must.

"Beauty pills! Zinc is super important for healthy hair growth! I swear by it and take it in supplements for that extra boost," Jacqueline posted on Twitter Monday.

The actress, who has been acted in films like ‘Race 2’ and ‘Housefull 2’ will be seen in Sajid Nadiadwala`s ‘Kick’ which also stars Salman Khan and Randeep Hooda. It is currently slated for a July release.

IANS   Source: ZeeNews
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Washington, Feb 2  : Researchers have identified abnormal expression of genes, resulting from DNA relaxation, that can be detected in the brain and blood of Alzheimer's patients.

The protein tau is involved in a number of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease.

Previous studies have implicated DNA damage as a cause of neuron, or cell, death in Alzheimer's patients.

Given that DNA damage can change the structure of DNA within cells, the researchers led by Bess Frost examined changes in DNA structure in tau-induced neurodegeneration.

They used transgenic flies and mice expressing human tau to show
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image   Red remains the perennial favourite of women on Valentine's Day Feb 14. With your colour set, work on necklines, fabric and more to look stunning. Akhil Jain, creative director, Madame fashion brand, shares Valentine's Day fashion essentials: Sweetheart neckline Low at the front and shaped like the top of a heart, the neckline will give you a feminine look. Sport it with an accessory to complete the look.
Lace outfits Laces give a delicate look to the whole attire. Wear lace blended dress for a night out.
Golden touch Try wearing red with a bit of gold. Sequins added to some basic silhouettes can give a different look.
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image   Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who recently turned 40, thanked her fans and admirers across the globe for the honour.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been voted the world's fourth most beautiful woman in a recent poll conducted by online magazine 'Hollywood Buzz'.

Rai ranked fourth on the list of 'Top 30' Most Beautiful Women after Italian actress Monica Belluci, American model-actress Kate Upton and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.

The poll conducted in December 2013 saw more than four million people send in their votes selecting the most intelligent, desirable and successful women in 2013-14.

The Indian mo
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image Washington, Jan 31 : A new study suggests that children with depression are more likely to be obese, smoke and be inactive, which could show the effects of heart disease as early as their teen years.

The research, by University of South Florida Associate Professor of Psychology Jonathan Rottenberg and his colleagues at Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh, suggests that depression may increase the risk of heart problems later in life.

The researchers also observed higher rates of heart disease in the parents of adolescents that had been depressed as children.

"Given that the parents in this sample were relatively young, we w
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image New York: Estranged couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are reportedly working hard to patch up their marriage.

The couple were spotted at a Japanese restaurant Okinawa in Mount Kisco on January 25, reported the New York Post.

They were accompanied by their children and another male friend.
Jones and Douglas separated in August after 13 years of marriage, but have since been working towards a reconciliation.

PTI   Source: ZeeNews
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image Dealing with an eating disorder can be frustrating and tiring. Eating disorders are serious behavioural issues – they can be either severe overeating or eating extremely small amounts of food.

Eating disorders can be termed as mental illnesses causing grave disturbances in a person's daily diet. Eating disorders frequently occur along with depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse. They also cause concern about your body shape and weight.

Types of eating disorders:

-Anorexia nervosa, you think you are fat and you don't eat enough food, in which you become too thin.

-Bulimia nervosa, eating lots of food in a sho
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image   After a series of controversies,Stephen Hawking clarified his stance on Black holes and the role played by them in the universe.

Stephen Hawking had gained worldwide attention in a paper published earlier this week, by announcing a new theory that black holes may operate more like grey holes, and that event horizons may not necessary destroy all forms of matter. He now says light and information may be able to escape from black holes.

The mystery regarding black holes dates back to 1974,when Hawking had taken black hole theory and added quantum mechanics, sparking a scientific debate that still hasn't found a clear answer.

According t
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image   Who doesn’t crave for that perfect Barbie look – long hair, fair skin and a flawless glowing complexion? In this article, I am going to cover an exhaustive list of beauty tips for fair skin at home. But this isn’t all about just face packs. I have tried to cover foods and other basics that are often ignored.   Before we get to the fairness tips, you need to realize that protecting your skin from further damage is of the utmost importance. Otherwise, all our attempts will be of no use as our skin will keep sustaining damage and you will keep wondering why none of the treatments are showing any results! So how can we do this?   Our skin needs time a
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image London, Jan 22 : A novel blood test that has the ability to distinguish - to some degree - patients with and without pancreatic cancer may be available soon, shows research.

"The test involving MicroRNAs - that regulate gene expression and play important roles in the development of tumours - could diagnose more patients with pancreatic cancer, some of them at an early stage," said the researchers.

They, however, caution that the findings are preliminary and further research is necessary to understand whether these microRNAs have clinical implications as a screening test for early detection of pancreatic cancer.

A research team led by Nic
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image On its face, it seems somehow glib to try to draw practical lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963.

This speech transcended speechwriting and speech-giving technique. This speech was magic, spiritual, history-making. This speech, and this day, are not about speechwriting.

But King's legacy is, I'd argue, about communication--the power of a person, with words and ideas, to change history. Without examples like King's speech, what reason would anyone have for sitting down to write?

So if King's speech represents the hope that communic
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image Image credit: mandiberg   With the fashion industry seeming its fair of disruption, entrepreneurs are heading to co-working space Projective Space to get in on the action.

Nestled on top of the famed Zarin Fabrics - the go-to shop for Sex and the City, Cashmere Mafia and Lipstick Jungle designers - the original Projective Space is home to more than 60 startups, many fashion focused. Everyone from fashion-subscription service BeSpoke Post to iStyle has or does call this place home.

While Projective Space's initial spot was located in the trendy SoHo neighborhood at 447 Broadway, the newer branch is located at 72 Allen Street. Both come equipped with
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image Sedentary-Lifestyles-WomanNew York, Jan 16 : Women with sedentary lifestyles, it's better to remain active if you want to live long, claims a study.

Researchers have pointed out that women with high amounts of sedentary time - defined as sitting and resting, excluding sleeping - die early than those peers who lead an active life.

A team of researchers led by Rebecca Seguin, assistant professor of nutritional sciences in college of human ecology at Cornell University in New York, found that women with more than 11 hours of daily sedentary time faced a 12 percent increase in all - cause premature mortality compared with the most energetic group - those with fo
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image Melbourne, Jan 14 : Scientists are now testing a drug that could boost women's desire for sex and also help them lose weight.

The pill, which is being developed with the help of the people behind Viagra, could be on bedside cabinets by the end of next year, News. com. au reported.

With four in ten women saying that their sex life has lost its sizzle at some point, and Viagra already making over 2.5 billion dollars a year, drug companies have long tried to create a female version.

But the strong psychological base to women's libido means they have struggled to find the right product.

Mike Wyllie, one of the team who created V
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image (CNN) -- Early in her career as a learning specialist, Mary Willingham was in her office when a basketball player at the University of North Carolina walked in looking for help with his classwork.

He couldn't read or write.

"And I kind of panicked. What do you do with that?" she said, recalling the meeting.

Willingham's job was to help athletes who weren't quite ready academically for the work required at UNC at Chapel Hill, one of the country's top public universities.

But she was shocked that one couldn't read. And then she found he was not an anomaly.

Soon, she'd meet a student-ath
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image New York, Jan 8 : While the US is upbeat at reducing number of tobacco users, there has been an alarming growth in the number of daily smokers globally, including in India.

More people are smoking in India now, 110 million, compared to just 74.5 million smokers over three decades back, claimed a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).

India, with 12.1 million women smokers in 2012, compared to just 5.3 million in 1980, had more women smoking than any other country except the US, it added.

"The number of smokers has gone up significantly in Asian countries including India, Bangladesh, China and Indonesia since 20
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