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Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

Use honey first for a cough, new guidelines say

Health
Honey and over-the-counter medicines should be the first line of treatment for most people with coughs, new guidelines recommend.Antibiotics should rarely be prescribed by doctors for coughs because in most cases they do little to improve symptoms, health officials say.Most of the time a cough will improve on its own within two to three weeks.The new recommendations for doctors are intended to help tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. Overusing antibiotics is making infections harder to treat, by creating drug-resistant superbugs.'Huge problem'A hot drink with honey - and often with lemon and ginger as well - is a well-known home remedy for coughs and a sore throat. Now new proposed guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excell...
Guidelines on Inter creditor agreement next week

Guidelines on Inter creditor agreement next week

Finance
MUMBAI: As many as 32 banks and financial institutions have signed the inter creditor agreement (ICA) representing 85% of the credit exposure, Venkat Nageswar Chalasani, member of the Sunil Mehta committee formed to look into the resolution of stressed assets said. Guidelines on these agreements will be out by middle of next week, he said. The ICA, a recommendation of the Sunil Mehta committee, aims to deal with bad loans that banks must resolve before the end of this month end following Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) February 12 circular. The agreement is an attempt to speed up the resolution of stressed loans and says that if 66 per cent of lenders by value agree to a resolution plan, it would be binding on all lenders. The dissenting creditors will, however, have the option to sell...
Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

Health
New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by a dozen medical groups. The change means an additional 14 percent of U.S. adults have the problem, but only 2 percent of these newly added people need medication right away; the rest should try healthier lifestyles, which get much stronger emphasis in the new advice. Poor diets, lack of exercise and other bad habits cause 90 percent of high blood pressure. "I have no doubt there will be controversy. I'm sure there will be people saying 'We have a hard enough time getting to 140,'" ...
Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones

Pentagon says it has released guidelines for shooting down civilian drones

Business
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense has approved a policy that allows military bases to shoot down unauthorized drones in their airspace, according to the Pentagon.A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed the policy's existence to UPI but offered no further comment because it is classified. The policy was distributed in the last several weeks in response to growing concern among military commanders."The new guidance does afford the ability to take action to stop these threats and that includes disabling, destroying and tracking," Navy Capt. Jeff Davistold reporters this morning.Davis told reporters the policy had been sent out to military installations in July and covered the rules of engagement concerning private drones.He added that the policy had been coordinated with the Federal Aviatio...