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Walking faster good for elderly

Elderly people who walk faster and longer face a lower risk of cardio-vascular disease (CVD), a large prospective community-based study of older Americans has found. The study found that those who were more active had significantly lower risk of future heart attacks and stroke. The findings hold good for both men and women and those older than 75 years. The ...

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Beginners’ guide to running

Plan to do a little bit of running after a long time to stay fit? Don’t compete with anyone else around you and start with abby steps, says an expert.Adidas running expert Rajat Chauhan suggests how to go about itDon’t try to rush back to being how active or fit you were at a particular stage in life. You’ll get ...

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Future in denimology

The past week saw an exciting event take place in the capital’s Bashundhara Convention Centre. The 3rd edition of Bangladesh Denim Expo 2015 was held on 11 and 12 November.The event showcased the recent trends and developments in, about & related to denim, with hundreds of local and foreign visitors thronging the event premises over two days. According to organisers, ...

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Feeling feverish? It might be stress

Are you running high fever and not feeling like going to office? Well, this fever may not be any illness but just psychogenic fever. Psychogenic fever is a stress-related psychosomatic condition that manifests itself in a high body temperature. It is caused by exposure to emotional events or to chronic stress, researchers said. While this condition is known in the ...

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Multitaskers do worse on tasks that require focus

Teens like high-tech gadgets so much that they often use them all at once. While doing homework or playing video games, teens may listen to music or watch TV, all the while texting their friends. Some of these multitaskers think they are boosting their ability to attend to multiple activities, but in fact are more likely impairing their ability to ...

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Moderate resistance exercise good during pregnancy

Contrary to popular perception, moderate resistance exercise can relieve symptoms related to pregnancy such as back pain, fatigue, headache and nausea, among others, and improve sense of control, says a new study. Traditionally, swimming, walking and other mild physical activities, along with resistance exercise, are often recommended for pregnant women. “Our findings suggest that moderate resistance exercise is suitable during ...

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Baby name `Sophia` takes over the world

The most popular baby name in the world has been revealed and it is “Sophia (or Sofia).” According to the naming experts, Sofia has become the favourite girl’s name of nine countries, including Mexico, Italy and Russia, but comes in third among parents-to-be in the US and second or third in at least 20 other countries, the Independent reported. Laura ...

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`Toxic` vegetable oils `not` better than butter

Just when you thought cooking with vegetable oils is a “healthy” alternative to lard and butter, a team of scientists revealed that vegetable oils contain ‘toxic’ chemical linked to cancer and brain degeneration. Cooking with vegetable oil releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and even the degeneration of the brain, according to experts. Lard, butter, coconut and olive oil are ...

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Theater training improves social skills of autism child

A 40-hour, 10-week theatrical intervention program can improve social abilities of children with autism, finds a new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The program known as ‘SENSE Theater’ was developed by Blythe Corbett, an associate professor at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.The study showed that children with autism who participated in the program showed considerable ...

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Depressed women are prone to shopping addiction

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology indicates that shopping addiction is more common among depressed women with low self-esteem.The study, which reveals some definite tendencies among individuals due to which they develop a shopping dependency, also shows that the women tend to visit shopping malls more often as it helps them to avoid unpleasant feelings.According to ...

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