विटामिन D से कम होता है कैंसर का खतरा

नई दिल्‍ली: हाल ही में की गई एक स्‍टडी की रिपोर्ट में यह दावा किया गया है खून में विटामिन डी का स्‍तर जितना ज्‍यादा होगा, कैंसर की आशंका उतनी ही कम होगी. यानी खून में विटामिन डी का स्‍तर इस बात को सुनिश्‍च‍ित करता है कि कि‍सी व्‍यक्‍त‍ि को कैंसर होगा या नहीं.

यह अध्‍ययन जापान के वयस्‍कों पर किया गया है. इसमें 40 से 69 साल के 33,736 महिला और पुरुषों को शामिल किया गया. BMJ मेडिकल जरनल में प्रकाशित रिपोर्ट के अनुसार विटामिन डी कैंसर से बचाव करता है. बता दें कि विटामिन डी का निर्मार्ण सूर्य की रोशनी में आने पर हमारी त्‍वचा बनाती है. शरीर में कैल्‍स‍ियम के स्‍तर को बनाए रखने के साथ ही यह हमारी हड्ड‍ियों, दांत और मांसपेशियों की सेहत को प्रभावित करती है.

इससे पहले साल 1980 में शोधकर्ताओं ने कैंसर और विटामिन डी की कमी में संबंध पाया. जापान में किए गए ताजा अध्‍ययन की रिपोर्ट में यह खुलासा हुआ है कि विटामिन डी की कमी से जूझ रहे लोगों में सबसे ज्‍यादा कोलोन कैंसर का खतरा होता है. इसके अलावा रिपोर्ट में विटामिन डी की कमी के कारण होने वाले कैंसर में ब्रेस्‍ट कैंसर और ब्‍लैडर कैंसर को भी प्रमुख बताया गया है.

इसके अलावा विटामिन डी की कमी के कारण दिल की बीमारी, डायबिटीज, डिप्रेशन, अल्‍जाइमर जैसी बीमारी और हड्ड‍ियों के रोग हो सकते हैं. अध्‍ययन के दौरान ऐसे लोगों की प्रतिरोधक क्षमता भी कमजोर पाई गई.

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Voltage Drop Testing – An Effective Method For Solving Automotive Electrical Faults

For any electrical component to work properly, it must receive the correct current flow. Low current to a light bulb, for example, makes the light dim. Low current to a compressor clutch coil reduces the magnetic field and may allow the clutch to slip or not engage at all. For proper current flow to exist, the circuit must have the correct source voltage applied, and be free of any “unwanted” resistance in the circuit. And the best way to test this is to measure voltage drop with the circuit “working”.

Here are the steps to take to perform a voltage drop test:

1. Connect your DVOM negative lead to the battery’s negative post.

2. Connect your DVOM positive lead to the battery’s positive post and measure its voltage. Record this reading.

3. Connect your DVOM positive lead to the positive side of the load being tested, as close to the load as possible.

4. Operate the circuit, and record your measurement.

5. Connect your DVOM positive lead to the negative side of the load being tested, as close to the load as possible.

6. Operate the circuit and record your measurement.

Let’s take a closer look at these steps. First, we want to test the integrity of the ENTIRE circuit so placing your test leads at the battery is a must. You can make an extension lead for your DVOM so you can always connect to the battery ground terminal with your negative meter lead. Second, it is important to know the source voltage available. If the battery is weak to start with, your circuit is already working with a handicap. Even better is to measure source voltage with the engine running, and use that as your baseline.

In the third step, you are making sure all that source voltage is arriving at its ultimate destination…the load. Getting as close to the load as possible insures you are testing the entire path. On the positive side of the load, you should read within 0.50 volts of your source voltage, i.e. if you started with 14.56 volts you should read no less than 14.06 volts. This applies to most basic circuits. If you are diagnosing a control module related circuit, you may want to look for even less than that.

In step #5, you are looking for unwanted guests robbing your load downstream. Remember, all the voltage potential should have been used by the load. If you get a voltage reading of 0.50v or more here, there is someone else at home stealing potential from the primary component. This unwanted source may be ultimately found way “downstream” of the load, maybe even at the battery connection itself. Even so, it will still cause the voltage reading at the load to be over 0.50v. This is due to the available voltage being split proportionally between the two, and tends to throw techs new to voltage drop testing off. Remember, current flow is instantaneous throughout the circuit. Again, in the case of module related circuits, a little less is better. Stay as close to the load as you can to make sure you check the entire ground path.

Remember, current flow is only going to happen with the circuit turned on and working. Don’t forget to operate the circuit when taking your measurements.

My Reading Is Out Of Range. Now What?

Experience is a guide here, as in all things. Typically, unwanted resistances are the result of poor grounds or poor connections, either in a harness connector or switch contact, and will result in an obvious, out of range measurement. To find the little unwanted guest, all you have to do is “backtrack” from your load back to the battery. Here, you will need to spend some time with a schematic for the circuit you are working on and use a little common sense. For example, if there are parallel branches on the circuit, are all branches affected? If so, focus on that section of wiring common to all. If not, focus on that section that is unique to the component you are diagnosing. Move back towards the battery at logical points (harness connections, switch contacts, splice points, etc.) until your DVOM reading is back to normal. That means you passed the unwanted guest and all you have left to do is narrow the search between your last two test points.

Some voltage measurement on the ground side of a working load is normal. If no ground exists at all, you will measure source voltage on both sides of the load. If the ground side measures 0.0 volts on the money, and the component is receiving correct source voltage, then the load likely has an internal open.

What if both sides of the load test just fine, but it still doesn’t work right? If you tested right at the load, there is only one area left untested…the load itself. In this case, you most likely have a failed component. A good example of this is a solenoid that is failed mechanically, not electrically.

Remember, too, to not take shortcuts in your initial tests. It is vitally important that you test the entire path the current is taking from and back to the battery. A common mistake is to use a chassis ground under the dash when testing inside the car. But don’t forget, that chassis ground point still has to make it back to the battery, typically through a few more connections, before the ground path is complete. That inoperative HVAC module could be simply a bad connection at the bulkhead connector or firewall ground eyelet, and you’ll miss it if you cut corners. Done properly, a voltage drop test will quickly isolate which side of the circuit has the problem, and save you diagnostic time in the process.

Source by Peter Meier

Trump tells tech leaders: 'There's nobody like you in the world'

The US president-elect met Silicon Valley’s most powerful executives — CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Tim Cook of Apple, Elon Musk from Tesla, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet — parent company of Google among others.

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International Women’s Day 2018 and World Kidney Day 2018: Kidney Test at Just Rs. 8!

This year, on 8th March, International Women’s Day is coinciding with World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is observed with an aim to raise awareness of the important role our kidneys play in our overall health and to reduce the amount and impact of diseases related to the kidney. These days, health programs and free checkups are organized around the world as part of the awareness campaigns. The focus is on lessening kidney disease frequency and health issues related to it. The theme of this year’s World Kidney Day is ‘Kidney and Women’s Health’. To mark Women’s Day and World Kidney Day today, a diagnostic center, Lifeline Laboratory in New Delhi has promised a kidney screening test for women at just Rs 8. 

World Kidney Day 2018: Ek Chammach Kam Campaign to Launch on World Kidney Day to Limit Salt Intake

Women can avail the facility by walking into the Lifeline Laboratory located at Green Park Extension, New Delhi anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 8th March 2018 (Thursday). Asha Bhatnagar, Co-Founder, Lifeline Laboratory, said in a statement, “March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day when we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. However, health remains a matter of concern for women as they tend to overlook their health.” (Also read: Amar Gandhi Foundation to Launch Ek Chammach Kam Campaign on World Kidney Day to Limit Salt Intake)

She added, “Through this initiative, we want to contribute to the betterment of the health of women. It is our constant endeavor to work towards developing a healthy society. We hope as many women to take the benefit of the offer.” Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects an estimated 195 million women worldwide and is currently the eighth leading cause of death, with close to 600,000 female deaths each year. Women with chronic kidney disease face a range of healthcare challenges associated with menstruation, sexual function, bone disease, depression, and pregnancy complications. (Also read: Dr. Partap Chauhan Talks About Ayurvedic Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease on World Kidney Day 2018)

According to a study, women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one. Based on European data assessed, 36% of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just 7% of clinically suitable men donating a kidney to their spouse.

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Secrets Behind Automotive Photography

Automotive Photography can be considered a niche in the photography industry. Hence, many are in dire need of good tips in order to produce professional level photographs.

Taking photographs of cars can be increasingly interesting. When shooting for car commercials, there are a few aspects or guidelines that need to be taken into consideration to get desired results. The secret to successful car photography is simple! Keep a few things in check!

Time of day

The time of day is of extreme importance when you want to take pictures of cars. Successful ads tend to feature cars when the sun is barely visible, preferably a few minutes after sunset or a while before sunrise. The soft golden glow bounces off every surface, giving the photograph a wholesome and glamorous vibe. The natural light also cuts down on post-processing time, making your work more authentic!

Look out for Reflections

Car photography can be tricky since hindsight can result in unwanted reflections on the car’s surface. Therefore, when you are getting ready for a photo shoot make sure you choose an open space. The shiny exterior of the automobile will mirror its surroundings, hiding its design lines. Reflections and shadows on the exterior can ruin the whole point of this product photography, if it obstructs the car’s curves and designs. This is why it is better to avoid areas with buildings and tall trees for such shoots.

And if your own reflection appears on the surface, then the best option is to use a tripod and timer.

Color and Background

Color and background need to be in perfect harmony; otherwise your picture will fail to catch the eye. Each color or paint reacts depending on the time of the day or lighting. Direct sunlight is a big no no! Most colors tend to hide their best features in direct sunlight; on the other hand, lighter colored cars can look stunning in sunlight.

According to your vehicle’s color and the theme of your photo shoot, it is vital to choose a contrasting background. The background’s sole purpose should be to highlight the car. Any objects that may serve as a distraction must be removed.

Driving Shots

The classiest car photos are the drive-by shots. Taking pictures of one moving car from another moving car is one of the coolest and most thrilling captures. Granted, it can be very dangerous!

Try shooting out of your car window while driving at 60 kilos per hour (40 m/h) with your shutter speed set at 1/100th of a second. This should capture the movement on the road and the wheels. Decreasing the shutter speed even more will create a blurry effect, which can seem nice too!

Another way of taking driving shots is to stand still and let the car drive past you. Use your lens to follow the car as it moves by, with shutter speed at 125th of a second. This method is easy and the pictures come out stunning! The effects obviously change depending on the speed of the car, so play around with it.

Night-time Shots

Contradictory to popular belief, it is possible to take good photos in the dark. For car photography, we simply need one extra instrument; a flashlight.

Firstly, you need to find a location which is Pitch Black. Street light, moonlight, billboards etc. can ruin the photo so be aware of any other sources of light. After you have reached this spot; set up your tripod, put your ISO to 100 and the shutter speed should be 30 seconds with an aperture of f/9.

Now, when the shutter is about to open you must shine your flashlight on the surface. Try to cover all sides of the car with the flashlight by walking around as the shutter opens. Experiment with the angles and sides, each photo will have a different effect!

If you do photography for the car dealership business and e-commerce website then post-processing is extremely beneficial and it is expensive and time-consuming. However, you can take the benefit of our outsourcing service to reduce your time and cost.

Source by Nayan Chowdhury

Home Remedies for Pad Rash: 5 Best Natural Remedies to Get Relief From Pad Rash

Periods are usually painful, messy and inconvenient. A lot happens in your body during those four days and the last thing we want to deal with is pad rash. However, using sanitary pads can cause rashes. The chemicals present in these pads might irritate your skin on vaginal and inner thigh areas. Pad rash is caused due to chafing and dampness. Scented pads can also cause skin allergy, so one of the first things to do is switch to another brand or use cotton pads. Maintain hygiene and try to change pads regularly. Here are some home remedies to get relief from pad rash cause during periods. (ALSO READ How to get rid of pad rash: Tips to get relief from sanitary pad rashes during periods).

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar will help reduce the itching. You can take a little amount of apple cider vinegar, dip a cotton ball in it and apply it over the rashes. Let it dry. You can use it thrice and day.


Ice will reduce the pain and the inflammation. All you have to do is take a couple of ice cubes, wrap them in a clean cloth and apply it over the affected areas. The nerve endings will get numb and you will immediately feel better. (ALSO READ How often do you need to change your sanitary towel or pad? Everything you need to know about menstruation and hygiene!).

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

Thanks to its antibacterial properties, coconut oil is a great remedy for pad rash. It also moisturizes your skin. Before going to bed, clean the affected area using cold water and apply coconut oil on the affected area using a cotton ball.  Let it stay overnight. You can also apply it after you take bath in the morning.

Baking powder

You can use baking soda to reduce itching and redness. Take two tablespoons of baking powder and add it to a cup of water. Mix it and apply it over the rash. Let it dry and then wash it off with cold water. Make sure you dry the affected area after the wash using a clean towel or soft cloth.

Neem leaves

Neem leaves

Neem leaves

Neem leaves oil is used for hair and skin care. It contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in getting relief from pad rash. All you have to do is boil water in a container, add around 20 leaves of neem into the water and let it seep for some time. Take the water off the flame and let it cool. Once it is at room temperature, use it to wash the affected area. You can also add it to a bucket of water and take a shower with it. Neem is good for your skin.

Do not wear synthetic or tight cloths as it can aggravate the condition. You can also opt for other products like menstrual cup, tampons or cotton pads during menstruation.

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Become a Test Driver for Car Magazines – a Dream Job for Automotive Enthusiasts

Imagine getting paid to drive some of the world's greatest cars – Mercedes, Corvette, Porsche, Viper, and others. Sounds great? Now picture doing that on luxurious all-expense-paid trips to exotic locations, where you hang out with some of the largest names in the auto industry.

That's everyday life for car-magazine test drivers.

Hard to believe? You're not the only person who thinks so. I've worked as a car-magazine test driver since 1999 and I still get looks of astonishment when I tell people what I do for a living. Getting a job like this looks like it would be as hard as winning the lottery. But the truth is, you do not have to be working for big, glossy sports-car magazines to enjoy a great job as a test driver. There are countless other publications that use test drivers. And you do not need extraordinary luck or rare talent to get into this profession.

Granted, it's not as easy as applying to get a part-time job at the mall, or even like going after a typical office job. But it's also not a frustrating, one-in-a-million chance like trying to become a rock star or a Hollywood actor either. Far from it.

There is not a pre-specified way to become a car-magazine test driver as there is for, say, becoming a doctor or lawyer. So you have to pretty much find your own path into the field. That may sound intimidating, but it's actually another one of the profession's upsides – people can work their way into test-driver jobs from broadly varying experience and education. For example, one of my colleges was working in a retail bookstore before becoming a test driver. He got into an automated publication by taking a reliably easy job in a publisher's photo library. The photo library worked with the company's automotive division a lot, so he was in a prime position when a job opened up there.

Now he hangs out at racetracks, drives Jaguars and Corvettes, and goes on press trips to Hawaii and Palm Springs.

His story is fairly typical. Plenty of people – men and women alike – get into the profession in similar sorts of ways. And you might be surprised at how quickly things can move along toward getting such a job if you put your mind to it. Although every person's career progresses at a different pace, three to five years is a pretty normal time for breaking into becoming a test driver. Not bad for a job that routinely puts you behind the wheel of $ 60,000 cars for a week at a time.

For anyone who loves cars, being a test driver is like a fairy tale mixed with a weekend in Vegas – you can not help but be amazed by some of the things you get to do. It takes more effort to get these jobs than it does to break into other, more mundane fields. But it's well worth it.

Source by David Bellm

NEET (UG) 2018: CBSE Notifies Open School And Private Candidates

New Delhi, Mar 8: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come out with a notification, asking all open school and private candidates to submit their details to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UG 2018. The step follows Delhi High Court’s stay on debarring of all such candidates from appearing for the exam.

This covers all the students of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), open schools from states and private candidates belonging to the state and central boards. The High Court had, last month, also stayed the CBSE’s notification regarding the upper age limit and other eligibility criteria for NEET.

The exam, to be held on May 6 this year, is conducted by CBSE for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India. Students can apply online till March 9. Those appearing for their boards would get about a month’s time to prepare.

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