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Best 5 Festive Season Renovation Ideas For Your Home

Festive season is round the corner, so try out these interesting home renovation ideas shared by Lokendra Ranawat, founder and CEO, WoodenStreet

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A simple way to do that is to just upgrade your centre table. Pixabay

Festive season is round the corner. So try out these interesting home renovation ideas shared by Lokendra Ranawat, founder and Chief Executive Officer of WoodenStreet, to add that extra zing to your living space this year.

Wingback chair: Create a first impression. Begin with your living room as it often showcases the “character” of the house. Make it grand by implementing the idea of adding a wingback chair.

One can blindly opt for a Joan wingback chair. High backrest, comfortable wings and elegant crisp design, Joan is one complete balletic package! It’s an amazing yet steal-worthy way to change the vibes of a living room.

Coffee table: Spruce up the focal point. You want to get a festive feel but at the same time don’t want to spend too much? A simple way to do that is to just upgrade your centre table. Make this spot a centre of attraction by incorporating Naoshi coffee table. It is space-savvy and durable. Crafted in solid wood, this can be a flawless beauty of your living room.

Bookshelves: This piece of furniture not only provides space to keep your books but also adds elegance and style to a room. So this festive season, you can go innovative by renovating your reading corner with the help of a bookshelf. Cagney Bookshelves can be the charm of any nook. An alternative box pattern is the statement feature of this bookshelf. With five different blocks, it can hold quite a good amount of your favourite reads.

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RIght mirror placement brings prosperity in lives. Wikimedia Commons

Curtains: Even little things matter. When renovating your home, it’s wise to consider the windows and doors. The idea of changing the drapes is one of the most refreshing things you will do for your home. It will tie the entire look of a home. Scarlet Blue Door Curtain is a perfect combination of beauty and quality to hang in your room.

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Bohemian Mirror Frames: Festival is all about decorating. The best way to do this is adding a fascinating mirror collage to your home. Bohemian Mirror Collage will accentuate the surroundings in no time! The spectrum of colours can be seen in this mirror collage. Featuring artistic tiles, it will surely create the striking contrast to bare walls. (IANS)

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This Urine Test Kit Can Detect Prostate Cancer Risk at Home

Home urine test kit can accurately spot prostate cancer risk

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Scientists have developed a urine test kit that can accurately detect prostate cancer at home. Lifetime Stock

Scientists have developed a novel urine test kit that can help detect prostate cancer risk at home. The test diagnoses aggressive prostate cancer and predicts whether patients will require treatment up to five years earlier than standard clinical methods.

The ‘PUR’ (Prostate Urine Risk) test could be performed on samples collected at home, so men don’t have to come into the clinic to provide a urine sample or have to undergo an uncomfortable rectal examination, according to researchers from the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

This is an important step forward, because the first urination of the day provides biomarker levels from the prostate that are much higher and more consistent.

The research team hopes that the introduction of the ‘At-Home Collection Kit’ could revolutionise diagnosis of the disease.

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This ‘At-Home Collection Kit’ could revolutionise diagnosis of cancer. Pixabay

“Prostate cancer usually develops slowly and the majority of cancers will not require treatment in a man’s lifetime. However, doctors struggle to predict which tumours will become aggressive, making it hard to decide on treatment for many men,” said lead researcher Dr Jeremy Clark from UEA’s Norwich Medical School.

The most commonly used tests for prostate cancer include blood tests, a physical examination known as a digital rectal examination (DRE), an MRI scan or a biopsy.

“We developed the “PUR” test, which looks at gene expression in urine samples and provides vital information about whether a cancer is aggressive or ‘low risk,'” Clark added.

The research team provided 14 participants with an “At Home Collection Kit”, and instructions.

They then compared the results of their home urine samples, taken first thing in the morning, with samples collected after a digital rectal examination.

“We found that the urine samples taken at home showed the biomarkers for prostate cancer much more clearly than after a rectal examination. And feedback from the participants showed that the at home test was preferable,’ the authors wrote in a paper published in the journal BioTechniques.

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Prostate cancer usually develops slowly and the majority of cancers will not require treatment in a man’s lifetime. Lifetime Stock

Because the prostate is constantly secreting, the collection of urine from men’s first urination of the day means that the biomarker levels from the prostate are much higher and more consistent, so this is a great improvement, they added.

“Using our At Home test could in future revolutionise how those on ‘active surveillance’ are monitored for disease progression, with men only having to visit the clinic for a positive urine result. This is in contrast to the current situation where men are recalled to the clinic every six to 12 months for painful and expensive biopsies,” the researchers added.

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“This is a very exciting development as this test gives us the possibility of differentiating those who do from those who do not have prostate cancer so avoiding putting a lot of men through unnecessary investigations,” said Robert Mills, Consultant Surgeon in Urology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The research team said the findings could also help pioneer the development of home-collection tests for bladder or kidney cancer too. (IANS)