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Recommendation 1 from ‘Scientific American’

Article Name:‘How to gain or lose 30 minutes of life everyday’

By: Mark Fischetti

Consequences of good and bad health habits are boiled down to 30- minute slices of your life

Summary:

The author tries to compare and visualize as to how bad is smoking and how good is eating vegetables. To answer this he converted reams of statistical risk tables into a simple mertic- a microlife = 30 minutes. In the process he found that smoking two cigarettes makes you lose 30 minutes of your life while exercising for 20 mins makes you gain two units of microlife. While overtime bad habits accelerate aging as well

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Reams: a large quantity
2: Micrology: excessive attention to petty details
3: Graphic: a clear and effective picture

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘What the tearing hurry’

By: Colonel R. D. Singh

Most of the road accidents take place because of overspeeding. India loses over one and half lakh lives every year in road accidents

Summary:

People tend to be in hurry on the roads and in the process they over speed and overtake which leads to fatal accidents. Same goes when we honk while standing at the traffic lights. Most of the road accidents take place due to these two reasons. According to a report, India loses around one and a half lakh lives every year in road accidents. The author ends on a note that let us all encourage our children to use bicycles instead of these speedy vehicles. This will even help in reducing the density of vehicles on road and work towards our safety as well.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Tearing: shedding tears
2: Honking: sound from an automobile horn
3: Despair: loss of hope

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Hindu’

Article Name:‘Doctors in the Dark’

By: ‘Dr. Sumanth Raman’

Poorly trained doctors are making wrong diagnosis and dishing out outdated or even incorrect treatment in large parts of India, according to a study

Summary:

According to the article, the article in Health affairs journal published a report according to which the rate of correct diagnosis was merely 22% in Delhi. The study has drawn attention to the massive problem of poorly trained doctors making wrong diagnosis and dishing out incorrect treatment in large parts of India. One of the reasons being the upcoming of various new colleges that are not up to the mark. The author marks in the end that the next visit you pay to a doctor, your odds of getting the right diagnosis and treatment may be even less than from the toss of a coin.

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Learn Words from the article:

1: Diagnosis: process of determining a disease
2: Patchy: made up of patches
3: Reluctance: unwillingness

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