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Heroin users don’t like to be called addicts

The researchers surveyed 263 people undergoing in-patient evaluation and withdrawal symptom management. WT24 Desk Heroin users prefer being called as ‘people who use drugs’ instead of addicts, researchers suggest, according to IANS. In the ongoing opioid crisis, many researchers and clinicians now use “person-first” terms such as “person with substance use disorder” instead of loaded labels like “addict,” but now, a ...

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Women hold themselves back at work: Survey

The research study by skincare brand Ponds, conducted on 1,000 women aged between 18 and 35 and living across India’s metro areas, showed the glaring gap between perception and practice for women. WT24 Desk While most young Indian women feel that women can pursue careers that were not previously available to them, only half are actually able to pursue a career ...

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Exercise in space helps astronauts from fainting on Earth

WT24 Desk Nearly 50 years after man’s first steps on the Moon, researchers have discovered a way that may help astronauts spending prolonged time in space come back to Earth on more stable footing, according to IANS. Orthostatic hypotension is the technical term for a temporary drop in blood pressure when a person stands up after sitting or lying down ...

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Google, Facebook secretly tracking your porn-viewing habits

In 2017, Pornhub, one of the largest porn websites, received 28.5 billion visits, with users performing 50,000 searches per second on the site. WT24 Desk If you think watching pornographic material in the “incognito” mode will not let anyone know, you are mistaken. Google, Facebook and even Oracle cloud are secretly tracking the porn you watch even when you switch on ...

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Tips for vegan beginners

WT24 Desk Following a vegan diet has gained popularity in the country as people have now decided follow it for ethical reasons. Begin today, but keep patience as the transition will take some time and find tasty substitutes, say experts, according to IANS. Nitin Dixit and Mohit Yadav Co-founders of Green Cafe and Surruchi Joshhi, Founder of Nut & Bowls ...

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Healthy living may help offset genetic risk of dementia: Study

WT24 Desk Living healthily with a good diet and regular exercise may help people with a higher genetic susceptibility to dementia to offset the risk of developing it, according to recent research, Reuters reports. The risk of dementia was reduced by 32 per cent in people with a high genetic risk if they had followed a healthy lifestyle, compared to ...

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Spirituality transcends religion, says artist Seema Kohli

WT24 Desk Watching the art of Seema Kohli is like a walkthrough of the pictorial Jataka tales of Ajanta caves, defined by intricacy, rich hues, storytelling and imbued with a deeply spiritual flavour, according to IANS. Over 200 of her artworks are currently being exhibited in the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Belgium in a six-month long show. Titled ...

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Fit and fine: Split program at the gym for beginners

After six months of training at the gym, here’s how you can introduce variations for better results WT24 Desk In my last column, I laid down a simple rule: A beginner should stick to full body workouts for the first few months of their training career. Since the current training dogma is biased towards a single body part per training ...

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Glowing toxic lake in Siberia draws Instagrammers

WT24 Desk An industrial dump site in Siberia whose turquoise lake resembles a tropical paradise has become a magnet for Instagrammers who risk their health in the toxic water to wow online follower, according to report. Bikini-clad models, paddle-boarders and romantic couples are using a Novosibirsk energy plant’s ash dump site—nicknamed the local “Maldives”—as background for their snaps, posing as ...

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