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Study reveals how mobile apps grab our attention

In a study on how users pay visual attention to mobile app designs, an international team of researchers, including the Indian Institute of Technology Goa (IIT Goa), has shown that larger and brighter elements don’t catch our eyes after all. Despite the widespread use of mobile phones and tablets in our everyday lives, this is the first study to empirically ...

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Stolen Mao calligraphy worth millions found cut in half

Photo : In this photo provided by Hong Kong Police Force, two pieces of a calligraphy scroll by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong estimated to be worth about $296.7 million are displayed in Hong Kong.   A calligraphy scroll by former Chinese leader Mao Zedong estimated to be worth millions of dollars was cut in half after it was stolen ...

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Self-harm may be socially contagious among adolescents: Study

Self-injury–behaviours like cutting oneself without the intent to die–may be contagious among teenagers, who are more likely to harm themselves when they know someone who has, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, used 2014 data collected from over 1,400 Ontario teenagers between the ages of 14-17. The team focused on the answers to the question, ...

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5-step immunity-boosting routine to kick start your day

The pandemic has made us all follow some of the healthiest habits. From exercising regularly, taking supplements to having kadha, we all are doing all that we can to keep our immunity strong and going. With no vaccine for the novel coronavirus yet, a strong immune system can work as a shield to protect your body against the infection. What ...

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World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s “Big Event” for mental health Oct 10

The world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s “Big Event” for mental health marking the World Mental Health Day that falls on October 10. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic under-investment in mental health ̶ a problem ...

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Benefits of plant-based diet

There are many arguments regarding the best diet. Nevertheless, health and wellness communities admit that diets highlighting fresh, whole ingredients and minimizing processed foods are excellent for the overall wellness of the body. The whole-foods, plant-based diet does just that. Dropping the phrase “plant-based diet” is in a buzz when talking about nutrition these days. But why is it so ...

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Common cold in past may provide protection from COVID-19: Study

People who have had a bout of seasonal or common cold in the past may get some protection from COVID-19, according to a study which suggests that immunity to the disease is likely to last a long time — maybe even a lifetime. The study, published in the journal mBio, is the first to show that the COVID-19-causing virus, SARS-CoV-2, ...

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Rise of mental health issues amid COVID-19

The terrible consequences of the pandemic are inescapable. Covid-19 is said to be seeding into stress and anxiety among people globally. The study, scheduled to be presented at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) in the US, revealed that the pressures on mental health, that already existed in abundance before this global pandemic, are increasing at an alarming rate, ...

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The underused weight loss option: bariatric surgery

Growing rates of obesity among Americans are clear evidence that even the best intentions and strongest motivations are often not enough to help seriously overweight people lose a significant amount of weight and, more important, keep it off. But for those who can overcome fears of surgery and perhaps do battle with recalcitrant insurers, there remains another very successful option ...

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