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New Facebook Messenger tool to protect minor users from harmful chats

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San Francisco – In a bid to make Messenger safer, Facebook has introduced a new feature that will help millions of people, especially minors, avoid potentially harmful interactions and possible scams without compromising their privacy. The Messenger users will now see safety notices popping up in a chat and provide tips to help them spot suspicious activity and take action …

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Doctors urge UK to cut meat intake to avoid future pandemic

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London – The UK needs to drastically cut back its meat intake to avoid a future global health crisis, a group of doctors have warned. Plant Based Health Professionals (PBHP) said that the connection between major disease outbreaks and factory farming is being “swept under the carpet” amid the coronavirus pandemic, as they join a wave of experts urging people …

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AI can better identify your personality based on selfies

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Moscow – Russian researchers have revealed that artificial intelligence (AI) is able to infer people”s personality from ”selfie” photographs better than human raters do. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, revealed that personality predictions based on female faces appeared to be more reliable than those for male faces. The technology can be used to find the ”best matches” …

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Want to improve memory? Aerobic workouts may help

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New York – In a good news for the elderly people, researchers have found that aerobic exercise boosts blood flow to two key regions of the brain associated with memory. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer”s Disease, showed that this blood flow can help even older people with memory issues improve cognition. These findings have major implications for …

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Walking or cycling to work may reduce early death risk: Study

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London – People who walk, cycle and travel by train to work are at reduced risk of early death or illness compared with those who commute by car, according to a new study. For the findings, published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health, the researchers conducted a study on more than 300,000 commuters in England and Wales. They used …

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Atrial fibrillation risk not linked to the amount of body fat: Study

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London – Researchers have revealed that that the risk of atrial fibrillation is not linked to the amount of body fat, but instead to large muscle mass, or more precisely, a high fat-free weight. Atrial fibrillation affects as many as one in three persons in the industrialised/ Western world during a lifespan. And when it comes to preventing the condition, …

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Put yourself in children’s shoes to make them exercise

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London – Strict parenting may not always yield the best results, especially when it comes to making your kids take time off the screen and do some exercise, suggests new research. Rather, parents who know a child’s preferences and participate in the activities become more successful in keeping him/her motivated to do exercise, showed the findings published in International Journal …

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Strong relationships boost physical activity in older adults

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New York – Strong relationships can help adults stay active in older age, say researchers, suggesting that relationships are key to influencing positive health behaviours and should not be forgotten during the social distancing times. The results, published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, show that participants with higher educational attainment, a strong relationship with a life partner …

Aerobics at any age a super treat for your brain

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Toronto – It’s never too late to lace up shoes and work up a sweat for brain health as older adults, even couch potatoes, may perform better on certain thinking and memory tests after just six months of aerobic exercise, says a new study. Researchers found that after six months of exercise, participants improved by 5.7 per cent on tests …

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Teenage obesity, BP may lead to prematurely aged arteries

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New York – Teenagers who have obesity, type 2 diabetes or high BP may be more likely to have signs of premature blood vessel ageing compared to teenagers without those health conditions, warn researchers. Over five years, researchers evaluated 141 teens with normal weight; 156 who had obesity; and 151 who had type 2 diabetes, with an average age of …