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Social support helps students to exercise more

WT24 Desk Making exercise a stress outlet may help students attain recommended amounts of physical activity and to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, said researchers including one of an Indian origin, according to IANS. “Accessing internal and external sources of inspiration and resilience is an effective and sustainable model for positive change,” said Vinayak ...

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Indian transgender couple marry in ‘Rainbow wedding’

WT24 Desk An Indian transgender couple who both underwent sex re-assignment have tied the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony, in what is believed to be the state’s first “rainbow wedding”, AFP reports. Surrounded by family and friends, bride Tista Das, 38, and groom Dipan Chakravarthy, 40, took part in rituals and pledged their love for each other in Kolkata, ...

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Intelligence above looks for millennials, finds survey

According to the data gathered from users of dating app OkCupid, 83% women and 79% men find intelligence way more appealing than looks. WT24 Desk Do you think looks precede intelligence? Well, millennials find intelligence way more appealing than looks, according to a survey, according to IANS. According to the data gathered from users of dating app OkCupid, 83% women and 79% ...

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Kids notice more, better learners than adults

While adults are good at paying attention to what you tell them, children notice everything and hence are better at grasping new things, say researchers. WT24 Desk While adults are good at paying attention to what you tell them, children notice everything and hence are better at grasping new things, say researchers, according to IANS. A study published in the ...

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‘Stem cell combo may help from heart attack damage’

WT24 Desk Researchers have found a combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could help to recover from the damage caused by a heart attack, according to IANS.In a study, published in the Nature Biotechnology journal, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher noted that by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination of both heart ...

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Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

WT24 Desk Being more socially active in 50s and 60s is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia later on, a new research has found, according to IANS. “People who are socially engaged are exercising cognitive skills such as memory and language, which may help them to develop cognitive reserve – while it may not stop their brains from ...

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Food and sleep are as important as exercise, says Saina Nehwal

Check out how India’s star badminton player stays on top of her game. WT24 Desk Saina Nehwal, 29, is India’s first woman singles player to be ranked world number one in badminton. The only Indian to attain this rank before her was Prakash Padukone. Despite a serious knee injury in 2016, Nehwal stormed back onto the courts, and continues to ...

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Shame and guilt affect asthma sufferers at work

It is not just respiratory symptoms or a feeling of tiredness that asthma sufferers have to face daily, many of them even have to deal with shame and a sense of guilt using inhalers at work, preventing them from working to their full potential. WT24 Desk It is not just respiratory symptoms or a feeling of tiredness that asthma sufferers ...

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