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High fibre diet and yogurt reduce lung cancer risk: Study

WT24 Desk Researchers from Vanderbilt University have found that high fibre diet and yogurt help reduce lung cancer risk, IANS reports. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Oncology, are based on an analysis of data from studies involving 1.4 million adults in the USA, Europe and Asia. “Our study provides strong evidence supporting the US 2015-2020 Dietary Guideline recommending ...

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Cameroon couple living ‘Russian dream’

WT24 Desk Decked out in gold jewellery and high-end fashion, Walter and Cindy Tchassem descend on a Moscow fast-food joint escorted by bodyguards, AFP reports. Both originally from Cameroon, the couple are at the centre of a music and restaurant business empire in Russia. “People can’t understand how we did it, it’s unique,” Walter, 37, tells AFP at an outlet ...

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13th century masterpiece found in French kitchen goes on sale

WT24 Desk An early Renaissance painting by the Italian master Cimabue goes under the hammer Sunday, a few weeks after the rare artwork was found hanging in an unsuspecting elderly Frenchwoman’s kitchen, AFP reports. “Christ Mocked,” by the 13th-century artist also known as Cenni di Pepo, has been valued at four to six million euros ($4.4 to $6.7 million) for ...

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Jafran, a hot pick for college students

WT24 Desk Jafran opened back in 2016 with the idea of bringing Hyderabadi and Afghani Biryanis to customers at an affordable price compared to the others in Dhaka. Little did they know exactly how popular their food would become amongst students around Bashundhara Residential Area. Not only does this ‘multi-cuisine’ restaurant sell aforementioned biryanis but they also serve an array ...

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Russian child bloggers score millions of ‘likes’

WT24 Desk Liza Anokhina was 11 when people started recognising her in the street. Now a year older, she is one of Russia’s most popular child bloggers with 2.3 million followers on Instagram, AFP reports. In a Moscow park, her producer jogs backwards, using his phone to film as Liza runs and blows raspberries. Tall and slim and wearing thick ...

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Smartphones can help heart patients take pills on time

A simple app can be a cost effective way of helping heart patients take their medicines for the period prescribed, thereby reducing risk of premature death. WT24 Desk The smartphone is now frequently blamed for a lot of health problems, but it appears that the device may also have a positive impact on heart patients, IANS reports. Researchers have found ...

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Gaining weight in mid-20s linked to early death: Study

Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, warn researchers, IANS reports. According to the study published in the BMJ journal, weight loss at older ages (from middle to late adulthood) was also linked to higher risk. “The results highlight the importance of maintaining normal weight across adulthood, especially preventing weight ...

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A trendy corner of Madrid lays bare flaw in Europe inflation

In the trendy Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid, Ramon G. Del Pomar’s rent tripled to 3,500 euros ($3,900) per month when his contract came up for renewal. It was the kind of bumper increase that’s become a scourge of up-and-coming areas across Spain in recent years — all while official inflation averages about 1%, Bloomberg reports. “When I hear 1%, I ...

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Heavier babies more likely to develop childhood allergies

Parents, take note. Researchers have found that heavier babies are more likely to suffer childhood food allergies or eczema, IANS reports. For the study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the research team carried out a systematic review assessing past studies in humans. After screening more than 15,000 studies, they identified 42 that included data on more ...

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