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How To Stop Bad Breath?

Dry mouth is a good invitation for bad germs to grow and multiply there. Drink enough water to keep your mouth always wet with saliva. Saliva is an effective bad-germ-killer and protector of billions of good germs in the mouth. Zinc in food, or even as a supplement, is very good for maintaining good oral health. Parsley is a good vegetable for fighting bad mouth odour as it contains sulphur-producing germs. Eating crunchy hard foods, like apple, can even cleanse the teeth of tarter build up which, in turn, discourages bacteria growth. Do not use chemical mouthwashes; they are dangerous!

Pineapples Are Better than Cough Syrup

Pineapple contains lots of bromolein which is good to get tenacious mucus out of the system. In addition, it also contains vitamin C in large doses, which is good for the immune system, and also many other immunity boosters.

Silver Nano-particles Shine where Antibiotics Fail

We have been using silver nano-particles in water, to treat diseases ranging from Malaria to HIV with remarkable results. Professor Mariana Henriques and her colleagues from the University of Minho tested various sizes of silver nano-particles, to gauge their efficacy in treating mouth infections, with good results. The study was published in the journal of the Society for Applied Microbiology - Letters in Applied Microbiology.


Stop Mosquitoes from Biting You

If you consume garlic, mosquitoes tend to dislike your blood. Another natural repellent for mosquitoes is the marigold plant. If you have one around the house, it will keep mosquitoes at bay. If you are a pet lover, the best pet to have around is a friendly bat. One bat can eat up to 8,000 insects every night!

Set a Thief To Catch a Thief

Recent research shows that the best way to lose weight is to take more fat by way of coconut oil and its products. This contains medium chain fatty acids and, therefore, increases the metabolism. In addition, it contains plenty of lauric and capric acid both of which are powerful germ-killers, especially fungi and bacteria. They can also be effective against viruses. Coconut oil is made up mainly of monolauric acid, the building block of the human immune system.

Foods that Increase the Risk of Cancer

Alcohol is one of the great abettors of cancer. Avoid drinking it if you can, for best results, or reduce your intake, if you cannot stop or avoid alcohol. Boiled, fried or broiled meat is another cancer stimulant. Drinking a couple of glasses of milk daily is a good invitation for prostate cancer and so is taking calcium supplements orally. Smoking, of course, is a well-known friend of many cancers. Eating plenty of fruits and raw vegetables is a nice way to keep cancers at bay. Eating in moderation will help.

Vaccine Research and Its Darker Side

Fraud is the other name for vaccine research. Vaccine manufacturers use all sorts of methods to sell their wares, ethical and unethical. Now, a vaccine scientist funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), who was celebrated as achieving a breakthrough vaccine against HIV, has confessed to spiking the test subject blood samples with antibodies. Dong-Pyou Han had taken $5 million in NIH grant money to further his ‘research’ at Iowa State University. The mainstream media and vaccine advocates had hailed his research as “ground-breaking, ‘game-changing’ advancements in the search for an AIDS vaccine.”(http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/r...)

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Is the Indian market overvalued? Credit Suisse says No

While India is more expensive than emerging markets, it is far below the peak premium it enjoyed in July 2010 over the world markets

 

The Indian market has been re-rated sharply, which means that investors are willing to pay a higher price for shares in anticipation of higher earnings in the future. Will earnings keep up pace? According to a recent report from Credit Suisse, the MSCI India one-year forward PE is at 16.3x. This is closely approaching the previous peak seen last in October 2010. However, it is still much below the peak seen November 2007 when the forward PE was near 24x. India’s PE premium to that of emerging markets is at a five year high.

 

Credit Suisse is of a view that the “Indian market has been driven by improving risk appetite globally as well as a bottoming out of growth, and not just the change in government. Thus, while some in the market may be disappointed by the pace of change driven by the new government, the broader market is likely to still do well.”

 

“We have found many investors uncomfortable with MSCI India one-year forward PE of 16.3x, particularly as India's premium to other EMs (Emerging Markets) is near a five-year high,” states the Credit Suisse report. Further the report mentions that it finds the emerging market basket inappropriate as “the expected recovery off the bottom for the other emerging markets is much more tepid than in India.”

 

Credit Suisse therefore compares the India’s premium to that of world markets as “that best captures the environment of improved risk appetite globally”. It says, “The measure is the premium of MSCI India vs. MSCI World, which has moved a mere 13% from bottom, and at 10% is still much below the Jul-10 peak of 46%. This comparison demonstrates the inflation in asset prices globally, as also seen in low junk bond yields”

Therefore, the CS expects the market to do well even if the new government disappoints. “Sectors with robust earnings growth like NBFCs, discretionary, autos, IT and pharma should drive upside. PSU banks and late-cycle industrials, driven by hope, may lag,” states the report.

 

With respect to the global environment, the report states that, “given growth concerns in China, political issues in Thailand, geopolitical risks for Russia and a growth decline in Brazil, these markets have continued to struggle. Instead, the economies that are seeing their growth bottom in 2014 such as Korea and Taiwan have outperformed this year: only Mexico has lagged.”

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Sensex, Nifty is getting overbought – Tuesday closing report
However, only if Nifty closes below 7,620 will the up move pause
 
We had said on Monday that the Indian market is ready to give up some gains. However, this proved to be wrong. On Tuesday the indices opened with a gap and were on a gradual uptrend. It fell later during the noon trading session and then shot up to hit their highest level since 8 July 2014. Indeed, the indices have closed at their second-highest level ever. 
 
S&P BSE Sensex opened at 25,784 while the CNX Nifty opened at 7,708. The indices hit a low at 25,780 and 7,705, respectively. Sensex reached up to 26,050 and closed at 26,026 (up 311 points or 1.21%), while Nifty hit a high at 7,774 and closed at 7,768 (up 84 points or 1.09%). The NSE recorded a volume of 81.42 crore shares. India VIX fell 1.73% to close at 14.6400.
 
Except for PSU Bank (0.27%), Smallcap (0.18%) and Nifty Midcap 50 (0.06%) all the other indices on the NSE closed in the green. The top five gainers were IT (1.76%), Energy (1.60%), Service (1.23%), CPSE (1.16%) and CNX 100 (1.00%).
 
Of the 50 stocks on the Nifty, 34 ended in the green. The top five gainers were Bharti Airtel (4.79%), Reliance Industries (3.24%), HDFC (2.86%), Wipro (2.78%) and TCS (2.70%). The top five losers were Maruti Suzuki (1.03%), PNB (1.01%), LT (0.98%), M&M (0.98%) and Bank of Baroda (0.76%).
 
Of the 1,623 companies on the NSE, 751 companies closed in the green, 806 companies closed in the red while 66 companies closed flat.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that the government is inclined to continue restrictions on gold import along with other steps taken by the previous UPA regime for controlling the widening CAD as they have worked.
 
The government is planning to offload its stake in certain profit-making infrastructure units of Indian Railways, a move that will help such companies to get listed on stock exchanges as well as raise funds for exchequer. These companies include RITES, IRCON, IRFC, IRCTC, and RailTel Corporation. Since these companies are not listed, it is likely that the initial public offer (IPO) will be accompanied by an offer for sale by the government.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Monday recommended allowing the sharing of all categories of airwaves held by operators including spectrum allocated at the old price of Rs1,658 crore or assigned without auction. This move could help companies significantly reduce the cost of mobile services. Idea Cellular (4.83%), Bharti Airtel (4.81%) were among the top six gainers in ‘A’ group on the BSE.  Bharti Airtel was also the top gainer in the Sensex 30 pack.
 
State-run BHEL along with five other companies have signed a MoU earlier this year for setting up a joint venture for an Ultra Mega Solar Power Project (UMPP)  with a cumulative capacity of 4,000MW in phases at Sambhar in Rajasthan on build, own and operate basis. BHEL will have 26% equity participation. It will supply the photo-voltaic modules for the first phase (i.e. 1,000 MW) and will also have the right of first refusal for cells and modules for subsequent phases (i.e. 3,000 MW) of the project at Sambhar and other projects. BHEL (0.32%) was among the top four losers in the Sensex 30 stock.
 
Financial Technologies (9.53%) was the top gainer in ‘A’ group on the BSE. According to media reports, Financial Technologies plans to sell its entire 24.89% stake in power-trading platform Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and has appointed Axis Capital to look for a buyer. However, the company has refrained to comment on the same. 
 
Thermax (8.55%) was the top loser in ‘A’ group on the BSE. The company has posted weak results for the June quarter. Its net profit fell to Rs41.41 crore for the quarter ended June 2014 as compared to Rs50.25 crore for the quarter ended June 2013. Net sales also decreased to Rs839.41 crore during the June quarter from Rs862.82 crore for the quarter ended June 2013.
 
US indices closed Monday in the negative. Except for Jakarta Composite (0.85%) all the other Asian indices closed in the green. Hang Seng (1.69%) was the top gainer. European indices were trading in the green. US Futures too were trading higher.

 

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