Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday refused permission to a woman to terminate her 26-week-old pregnancy on the ground of possible abnormality since the foetus has already developed most of its organs and that the mother’s life is not at risk. A medical board at the state-run SSKM Hospital has in a report to the court said the prognosis of the baby is likely to be better if it is delivered near term, i.e., the full term of pregnancy. Refusing permission to terminate the pregnancy, Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty noted that the report said it does not appear that the petitioner’s life will be in danger if her pregnancy is continued. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe medical board said test reports have suggested that the foetus is suffering from Down Syndrome, along with problems in the oesophagus, heart and abdomen. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that involves birth defects, intellectual disabilities and characteristic facial features and it often involves heart defects, visual and hearing impairments and other health problems. The severity of all these problems varies greatly among affected individuals. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BosePassing the order, Justice Chakraborty observed that the rights of the foetus need to be considered vis a vis the mental trauma the woman will suffer in giving birth to a child with abnormality. The woman had moved the high court on January 22 after several tests indicated these abnormalities in the foetus and doctors whom she consulted had advised termination of pregnancy, her lawyers Kallol Basu and Apalak Basu said. According to the Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, permission of high court is required to abort a pregnancy which is 20 weeks or more old.
Weddings preparations start months in adance and amidst all the running around markets, the bride forgets to take care of herself. However this winter, make sure you are following some simple rules to shine even on a hectic day. Celebrity makeup artist Namrata Soni and Dermatologist Rashmi Shetty has come to the rescue of all brides-to-be with essential beauty and skincare secrets for the best bridal look this wedding season.4Don’t forget to moisturize: Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture leaving the skin dry and lifeless. If you’re more prone to dry skin, using a good moisturizer suitable for your skin type is essential. Additionally, homemade hydrating masks can also provide moisture in the winter months. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAdding natural moisturising ingredients like honey, avocado, yogurt, olive and jojoba oils, almond oil, bananas, and aloe to the mask will help you experience smooth and soft skin instantly. Also, make sure you remove all your make-up before going to bed and apply a hydrating cream as it helps the skin breathe and gives it some much-needed nourishment and rejuvenation.4Exfoliation is crucial: During winters, our skin tends to dry faster requiring regular exfoliation, hence it’s recommended that one uses an “at-home” method for this. Take a product that is enriched with body butters and glycerin. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4Stay hydrated and eat healthy: Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day to get snapped in those picture-perfect moments. To get that healthy, dewy glow, drinking plenty of water is essential as it not only hydrates your body but also flushes away unwanted toxins.Besides plenty of water, eating healthy food is also crucial. In addition to this, ensure you layer your skin with proper hydrating products like a mist, serum and moisturiser before applying makeup. Start with a hydrating mist to moisten the skin and allow your make-up products to penetrate. 4For a perfect smile: With winters, your lips tend to become dry and chapped. To get rid of dry skin, lightly exfoliate by rubbing your fingers on wet lips in circular motions. After you exfoliate, use a lip balm or a healing cream as this will not only make your lips smooth, but also get the blood flowing and make your lips look a little fuller.4Getting enough sleep: Sleeping is one of the best rewards you can give your skin. During your sleep cycle, your body repairs each of its systems, including your skin. Deep breathing and meditation is also a very important part of skin cleansing as watching your breath flow in and out helps you become aware of your skin and thus rejuvenates it.
Register Now » 2 min read October 21, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Warning: This is not science fiction. The U.S. Military is making plans to inject people’s brains with artificially intelligent nanobots that will give them awesome, Wolverine-like powers to heal themselves.Yes, this sounds like a crock of futuristic crazysauce from the pages of a Marvel Comics thriller, but this is for real.DARPA, the American government’s controversial, ultra high-tech military gadget and research lab, is developing wireless, “ultra-miniaturized” and injectable electronic devices that could eventually — and quite literally — get on people’s nerves. Luckily only in ways that heal their pain and keep them healthy. Or so the Department of Defense-funded agency says.Related: Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.The agency remains mum on exactly how the devices will be injected, other than to say that they “would require only minimally invasive insertion producers such as injectable delivery through a needle.”The five-year, $80 million government bankrolled neuroprosthetic research program is fittingly called the Electrical Prescriptions initiative. But you can call it ElecRx (pronounced electrics) for short. It’s part of President Obama’s BRAIN campaign to help “warfighters and civilians suffering from traumatic injury and neuropsychiatric illness.”DARPA says the goal of the project is to create “new, high-precision, minimally invasive technologies for modulating nerve circuits to restore and maintain human health.” Translated, the hope is that the agency’s tiny “intelligent pacemaker” implants — as miniscule as individual nerve fibers — will replace medications. They might also render obsolete the bulky, card deck-sized surgical brain implants already in use today to treat things like depression, epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Related: Want to Run Faster? This Old-School Concept Might Hold the Answer. Functioning in a seamless, “closed-loop system,” the government’s smart nano doohickeys would act like mini remote controls that automatically monitor and regulate the body’s peripheral nervous system 24/7. They would constantly adjust the users’ internal organs and how they respond to injury, infection and other imbalances.Yep, the little doodads could one day help people heal themselves. Let’s just hope that’s the only thing they’re used for (insert skeptical, mind-control comment here).Related: FDA Approves First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. December 15, 2015 The Web has been abuzz the past few months with talk of Apple’s recent backing of mobile ad blockers. With the release of iOS 9, millions of iPhone and iPad users can now block ads in the Safari browser. And they appear to be doing just that.Related: Running Out of Space on Your iPhone? Here’s What to Delete and How.Ad-blocking apps topped the Apple Store download list just one day after i0S 9 debuted. This is really no surprise considering how these apps tout their ability to enhance mobile web browsing by hiding online ads that eat up data and slow down web pages.But what does all this mean for digital marketers, considering that online advertising is such a big piece of the marketing puzzle? Here’s a quick guide to what marketers should know, how they should respond and what they should expect moving forward:1. What Marketers Should KnowWarning: Ad blockers block more than just display ads. On top of preventing the display of mobile ads, iOS 9 ad-blocking apps can interfere with other types of content, such as analytics tracking. This means marketers may have a harder time gathering data on user behavior, which is often crucial to campaign-optimization efforts.Marketers may also find that their sponsored content is no longer showing up for those who have enabled mobile ad blocking.Ad-blocking technology is not new. Ad blockers are getting a lot of airtime lately, thanks to Apple jumping on board, but this technology has been around for years on Android devices and desktop computers.The availability of ad-blocking apps in iOS 9 is presumably more worrisome than other ad-blocking technology because it opens the door for widespread adoption on mobile devices. And since mobile device usage overtook desktop usage in recent years, marketers know that that’s where customers spend much of their time.Some businesses may take a bigger hit from mobile ad blockers. Businesses that target young, tech-savvy consumers are prone to negative effects from iOS 9 ad blockers. A study by Adobe and PageFair found that young adults ages 18 to 29 are those most likely to download and use ad-blocking apps.These individuals use the newer model mobile devices that allow ad blocking, and they know how to install and enable the blockers.Image Credit: FormStatRelated: New Google Initiative Enables Ad-Free Browsing on Certain Sites for a Monthly Fee2. How Marketers should respondCreate ‘good’ web ads. According to TapInfluence’s “The State of Ad Block, 2015” ebook, most people are okay with “good” advertisements — meaning relevant static ads or skippable video ads that don’t interfere too much with the browsing experience. People who use ad blockers do so because they aren’t willing to view intrusive pop-up ads or ads with automatic sound.Accordingly, marketers should consider creating ads that are simple, relevant and a natural part of the experience. Teads’ “10 Steps to Engaging, Not Enraging, Users” offers advice for improving online ads, including eliminating pop-up ads and targeting ads to improve relevancy.Try other types of advertising.Some online ads — namely, those native to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram — can’t be hidden by ad-blocking technology. So, marketers would be wise to try advertising on social media platforms. Ads on those sites (e.g., Twitter cards) tend to be pretty well received since they fit with the natural flow of the sites and don’t feel like a forced experience.Plus, U.S. mobile users spend most of their smartphone time on popular social apps, so one social advertisement could have vast reach.Focus on driving traffic organically.Instead of worrying about how their web ads may be affected by ad blockers, marketers should focus on driving qualified traffic to their websites without paid ads. Content marketing, social media marketing and email marketing are all great ways to drive organic traffic. Producing and sharing relevant, helpful blog posts, ebooks and webinars gives businesses opportunities to show up in search engines and reach consumers in a natural way.3. What marketers should expect in the futureAd-blocking technology is not going away anytime soon. The mobile marketing landscape is clearly shifting in this age of ad blocking, and marketers must adapt if they want to succeed. iOS 9 ad-blocking apps are still fairly new, so it’s likely they will change somewhat over time.While many of the blockers on the market right now hide all ads, blockers of the future may function more like website crawlers to remove only spam advertisements. That could be advantageous for mainstream advertisers and customers alike.Related: Here’s Why Apple Is Beefing Up Its AI Game Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read