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    Obesity can lead to fat accumulation in the lungs

    Washington: A recent study found that fat accumulates in the airway walls within the lungs causing wheezing and asthma in overweight or obese people. Scientists already know that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from wheezing and asthma, but the reasons for this have not been completely explained. The new study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    This Chinese therapy can ease body ache

    Washington: Bamboo tapping in recent times has become an important part of Chinese medicine to relieve people suffering from body pain. "Tapping with bamboo is an ancient Chinese therapy called Pai Sha. Forms of tapping such as EFT have become extremely popular over the last few years - and these have their roots in this Chinese technique," said Katie Brindle, a TCM practitioner and founder of...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Did you know that emotional eating does not trigger weight gain

    Washington: A scoop of ice cream after a sad break up does not add to your weight, says a recent study. The study, which included researchers from Penn State, was investigating the German concept of "kummerspeck" -- excess weight gain due to emotional eating -- which literally translates to "grief bacon." Marissa Harrison, associate professor of psychology at...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Exposure to blue light from computer can accelerate ageing

    Washington: Imagining a day without taking a look at your phones or laptop seems impossible today but being in front of screens for a long time has been found to affect our aging process! Continued and prolonged exposure to blue light, which emanates from your phone, computer, and household fixtures, might affect the longevity or accelerate the aging process, even when the screen isn't...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Call of duty: Hungarian woman continues ringing village bell

    Hungary: Ilona Petras' family has been in charge of ringing the bells of the 600-year-old Catholic church in the small village of Tereny in the northeast of Hungary for over a hundred years. At the age of 76, she still pulls the ropes on the three big bells every day, calling people for prayers, weddings and funerals, or warning villagers of impending hailstorms. But she has no one to...

    • yesterday
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    Chapel where Britney Spears got hitched goes off market

    Las Vegas: The owner of a Las Vegas chapel where celebrity couples like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have gotten married is staying wedded to her business. Charlotte Richards told KVVU-TV on Wednesday that she is taking A Little White Wedding Chapel off the market. The iconic property had been listed for USD 12 million in April. Richards says she received one offer but declined it. After...

    • yesterday
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    Climate activism in London gets heated

    London: Angry commuters scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains early Thursday, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital. Londoners have largely tolerated a series of peaceful protests in recent days by the Extinction Rebellion group, but interfering with workers' morning commute appeared to be a step too far for some. Television images showed at...

    • yesterday
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    Red tombstone for Bosnia's infamous lady

    Bosnia: Zorica Rebernik has spent her life in red and plans to stay that way — even after she dies. After four decades dressing in the colour from head to toe, the 67-year-old Bosnian has had tombstones made for herself and husband Zoran — whom she married wearing a red gown — from a special red granite imported from India. The retired schoolteacher lives in a red house, where she and...

    • yesterday
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    Everything you need to know about psoriatic arthritis

    Psoriatic arthritis causes inflammation in and around the joints. It usually affects people who already have psoriasis, a skin condition that causes a red, silver crusted scaly rash, especially on the elbows, knees, back, buttocks, groins and scalp. In women, it can occur underneath the surface of the breasts. However, some people develop the arthritis symptoms before psoriasis; while others...

    • yesterday
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    Litters of pet rats wreak havoc at owner's home

    San Diego: A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up — all 300 of them. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the San Diego Humane Society went to the woman's van near Del Mar on Oct 8. Authorities found rats had clawed into upholstery, burrowed into the seats and gnawed the engine wiring. Capt Danee Cook says the woman wasn't hoarding the animals —...

    • yesterday

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