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Education-focused REITs as capital source for schools

REITs provide long-term growth capital minus the debt burden to school owners. Photo: Mint India has over 497 million people in the education-seeking category of 5-24 years, or 37.1% of the country’s total population, according to the United Nations. Of these, 377 million young Indians fall in the school-going category of 5-19 years—this demographic dividend has generated considerable optimism, given Read More


Govt to raise 1 trillion from market for funding education infrastructure

Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas as well as new medical colleges and central universities established after 2014 will get grants to service the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) loans. New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday allowed the human resource development (HRD) ministry to raise ₹1 trillion from the market for funding education research and infrastructure. The funds will be raised Read More


Delayed interest payment can increase education loan burden

Banks may allow for interest payment along with the EMIs after the moratorium period. Photo: iStock Marketing campaigns for education loans from banks or from non-banking financial companies make it a point to highlight the repayment holiday or moratorium period on the repayment of the loan. In most cases, the moratorium period extends up to six months after the completion Read More


Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues feel that both anxiety and Read More


Researchers Say That Triclosan In Hand Sanitizers Can Cause Colon Problems

Most consumers believe that toothpaste and hand sanitizers were always safe to use, but a chemical in those products might actually be pretty harmful. The Problem With Too Much Triclosan A new study has revealed that triclosan can cause massive damage to the microbiomes located in the colon. Previously, scientists have known about some potential dangers from this substance. The findings were Read More


American Cancer Society Suggests Colon Cancer Screenings To Begin At Age 45 To Prevent Early Deaths

The American Cancer Society is now urging people not to wait until they are 50 to get their colon checked. The organization’s new guidelines suggest that people should get screened for colon cancer in their 40s. The Alarming Rise In Colon Cancer Cases The ACS announced this new guideline on Wednesday, May 30, stating that extensive analysis shows earlier screenings could help Read More


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Hiring Out Important Tasks to Qualified Contractors

As a business owner, you are responsible for making sure your employees get paid on time and that your quarterly payroll taxes are filed without delay. However, as busy as you are, you may not have time to handle these tasks. You might need to hire someone to handle them for you. Rather than miss out on a single payday, Read More


Soon there will be a drug which can reduce excessive sweating

U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives. The Food and Drug Administration approved Qbrexza for excessive underarm sweating and will be available in October. The drug is inside a cloth wiped over the skin daily to block sweat glands from Read More


Smoking cigarettes can affect your bone health, delay healing after injury

Smoking is linked to delayed shinbone healing, finds a study. “We are all familiar with some of the more well-known negative health effects of smoking, but the influence on bone healing is less widely known outside the medical community,” said Hannah Dailey of Lehigh University. “Our study recommended that all fracture patients should be provided with support for smoking cessation Read More


Have you heard of momnesia? A pregnancy complication, gynaecologists call it pregnant brain

Motherhood brings with it a host of changes in a woman, be it physical or mental. One of the many changes that hormonal fluctuations can cause is amnesia as the hormones alter the functional ability of the brain. Around 50-80% of expectant mothers report having memory lapse or concentration problems during or post-delivery, a phenomenon that is also described as Read More