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More than 20 million Britons ‘physically inactive’

    More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year. Harriet Mulvaney experienced a heart attack at 44 and decided to make changes to her lifestyle. “Looking back on ...

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Nursing gains popularity in country

    Once nursing was a neglected profession in the country. But over the times, world’s most female dominated profession is gaining popularity in Bangladesh for its bright prospect at both home and abroad. Female students are choosing to build their career in nursing profession as it has been recognized officially and socially as dignified profession for serving the people. In order to cope with ...

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Smoking pot at 15 or earlier may lead to memory loss

    A team of Canadian researchers has found that teenagers, who begin smoking pot as early as 15 or younger, may suffer long-term cognitive impairment, memory loss, physical illnesses and respiratory diseases.   The findings, published in the journal Health, shows that young users, who smoked pot, reported the most impact to their physical and mental health and those ...

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Yoga could replace antidepressants

    If you are diagnosed with depression, just take a deep breath and join yoga classes to experience significant reduction in symptoms without the side effects associated with antidepressants, new research suggests. “This study supports the use of a yoga and coherent breathing intervention in major depressive disorder in people who are not on antidepressants and in those who ...

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3,322 cross-border infiltrators captured in March

    Saudi border guards arrested 3,322 infiltrators trying to enter the Kingdom in five regions in March, a 114 percent increase from February, local media reported. The border area in Jazan accounted for 89 percent of infiltration attempts, or 2,954 foreigners, Al-Eqtisadiyah daily reported. Najran was second with 356 foreigners, followed by the Eastern Province with 10, and Asir ...

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42 Bangladeshi expats win EU court case against Greece

  European court of human rights rules in favour of Bangladeshi expats over the 2013 attack and orders Greece to pay damages A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh have won a case against Greece at Europe’s highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages. The Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights ruled ...

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Colombia mudslides’ death toll rises to 254, including 43 children

    Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, including 43 children, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday, as survivors described gruesome scenes amid the ruins. Santos, who travelled to the southern town to personally oversee relief operations, warned the toll could keep climbing. “Unfortunately, these are still preliminary figures,” he wrote on ...

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Human Rights Watch: Israel blocking rights workers’ access to Gaza

  The report also criticised Egypt for barring access to Gaza, and for Hamas’ refusal to cooperate with investigators An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights ...

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Record 143,000 visitors in four days at heritage festival

    More than 143,000 people visited the Jeddah Heritage Festival in Balad through late Saturday since starting March 29. The Saudi Tourism Information and Research Center MAS recorded 130,582 visitors through Friday night, then an additional 13,000 on Saturday. Abdullah Saeed bin Dhawi, chairman of the executive committee of the Jeddah Heritage Festival, said the festival will continue for ...

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St Petersburg metro explosion kills several

    About 10 people have been killed in an explosion between two underground stations in St Petersburg. The head of Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the blast hit the train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. The committee said an explosive device was later found and made safe at another station, Ploshchad Vosstaniya. Initial reports suggested there had ...

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