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Teens may be made to give up junk food because of their rebellious streak | health

Teenagers’ natural desire to rebel against authority could be tapped to drive them to replace junk food with healthier choices, a study has found. Food marketing, designed to foster strong positive associations with junk food in kids’ minds and to drive overeating, is one of the biggest obstacles in the ...

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World Heritage Day 2019: All you need to know about the history, significance and this year’s theme

World Heritage Day 2019: This year, the theme is Rural Landscapes. (Source: File Photo) The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 had decided to celebrate April 18 as as the International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day. Approved by UNESCO in 1983 during its ...

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New AI system may help detect prostate cancer

The research suggests that an AI system could save time and potentially provide diagnostic guidance to less-experienced radiologists. (Source: Pixabay) Researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of ...

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Alcoholism, substance abuse leads college students to a life of distress: Study | health

A new study has claimed that college students, if subjected to even one among negative habits such as heavy drinking or substance abuse, can end up living a life of mental distress, lack of sleep, low grades and poor lifestyle choices. “We used a robust data-mining technique to identify associations ...

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Strong political beliefs may hamper ability to think logically: Study

The researchers from the University of Virginia and University of California, Irvine in the US studied ideological belief bias among 924 American liberals and conservatives from a website YourMorals.org. (Photo by iStock / Getty Images Plus) People’s ability to think logically suffers when they are faced with arguments that go ...

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How to Take Responsibility for Your Life and Change What Isn’t Working

“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.” ~Lou Holtz I spent a devastatingly large part of my life trapped, blaming others for my troubles. I felt like I was bumbling around aimlessly and my life was out of ...

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‘Love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism, says study

Oxytocin plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth. (Photo by iStock/Getty Images Plus) A nasal spray of ‘love hormone’ oxytocin may help treat alcohol use disorder, according to a study conducted in mice. Oxytocin plays a role in social bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, ...

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Roll over, quinoa. New, healthier rice is here | health

Rice isn’t nice for diabetics, but four low glycaemic index (GI) varieties developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) could make the cereal not just less damaging but also help achieve better diabetes control, scientists have said. In a country on course to becoming the world’s diabetes capital ...

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About a Boy | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Raj Kumari and Varun Grover A 12-year-old boy has to leave a familiar world — his village, family and friends — behind and move to a new village to attend a missionary boarding school. It is here that he makes new friends, finds seniors and teachers who guide him, and ...

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More than Just Coffee | Lifestyle News, The Indian Express

Ethiopian coffee served with popcorn In Ethiopia, coffee isn’t a mere beverage but a celebration, and much like chai in India, it is a community activity. But as opposed to a refreshment, Ethiopians have their coffee along with, and often, after meals, too. But we rarely look beyond the coffee ...

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