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    Families spending time outside together function better: study

    Washington DC:  A new study has found that families tend to function better if they regularly stroll outside together, reports ANI. Researchers from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences have looked at the benefits of spending time in nature as a family, and theorise that families who regularly get outside together tend to function better.

  • Half of UK population living with chronic pain

    London: Up to half of the UK population – around 28 million adults – are living in chronic pain, with more women affected than men, new research has found, says PTI. This proportion is likely to rise as the population ages, researchers wrote in the study published in journal BMJ Open, adding that chronic pain is a major cause of disability and distress among those affected by it.

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    Disney Princess movies magnify stereotypes

    Washington: Parents, take note! Disney Princess animated movies could make your children more prone to potentially damaging stereotypes and may lead to negative body image in girls, a new study has warned, reports PTI.

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    High blood sugar lowers risk of one type of brain tumour

    New York: High blood sugar for long periods can cause serious health problems but surprisingly it can have a protective effect against one type of brain tumour that is not cancerous, says a new study, according to IANS.

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    Forget fish, healthy seaweeds coming

    New Delhi : Seaweeds may soon become our culinary delight due to their high nutritional value and easy processing. Thanks to the first-ever pilot project by the government-funded scientists, seaweed, commonly called thread algae, found in abundance in Sunderban delta has been converted into power for use in making breads, cookies and ice creams.

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    Facebook to give Mark Zuckerberg full control

    San Francisco: Facebook has approved the creation of 5.7 billion new shares of Class C stock that will keep its CEO Mark Zuckerberg in control as long as he is associated with the social networking giant, reports IANS.

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    An app that remembers what’s needed

    Washington DC: Imagine, you have an app that that sees all and remembers only what it should. Rice University researchers have just the perfect thing for you, named RedEye, says ANI. This new technology from Rice’s Efficient Computing Group that can provide computers with continuous vision, a first step toward allowing the devices to see what their owners see and keep track of what they need to remember.

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    Silencing single gene can affect social behaviour

    New York: Silencing a specific gene may affect human social behaviour, including a person’s ability to form healthy relationships or to recognise the emotional states of others, says a study, reports IANS.

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    Hungry children make for angry adults

    New York : Children who often go hungry are more than twice as likely to develop impulse control problems and engage in violence later in life, new research has found, reports IANS. Thirty-seven percent of the study’s participants who had frequent hunger as children reported that they had been involved in interpersonal violence.  Of those who experienced little to no childhood hunger, 15 percent said they were involved in interpersonal violence.

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    Bhagwan Dada back to screen with “Ekk Albela”

    One of the greatest artist of Indian cinema, Bhagwan Dada is about to comes to life with “Ekk Albela”. And the man behind the character, Mangesh Desai talks to Viraj Sawant about everything that went into replicating the great actor.

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    Indian youth turning to social media to get information

    New Delhi: More and more students are shunning newspapers, books and magazines and consider social media as the best platform to find latest happenings, trends and new information, says a survey, reports IANS.

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    Neha Sharma owes it to Manoj Bajpayee

    It is always nice when you have someone who will guide you, especially if you have been on your own for way too long and not quite getting things right. It happened with actor Neha Sharma recently. The actress who was last seen in the film YOUNGISTAN will now be seen in an upcoming short film KRITI which is directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by KRITI which is a psychological

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    Anurag gets the best out of me: Nawazuddin

    Playing an unhinged serial-killer is not one of the easiest things to pull off but Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he was confident about his role in “Raman Raghav 2.0” because Anurag Kashyap was behind the camera.

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    Sweden to question Assange in London embassy hideout

    London: Swedish authorities have written to the Ecuadorean foreign office in UK seeking a meeting with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, as he began his fifth year
    holed out in the Ecuadoran embassy here. It could prove to be a major breakthrough in the protracted standoff between the 44-year-old Assange and Sweden, where he is wanted in relation to a 2010 rape allegation.

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    What turns Big B into a shopaholic

    Everyone loves kids, but there is something a lot more special when the child is your grandchild, right? Why should the Amitabh Bachchan be any different from the rest when it comes to these grandpa instincts? While he has always been the handsomest granddad in B-town, apparently he is the most undisciplined one too. There can be no rules applying when it comes to spoiling and pampering his granddaughter Aradhaya.

  • More than 700 doctors killed in Syria war: UN

    Geneva: Attacks on hospitals since Syria’s war broke out five years ago have left more than 700 doctors and medical workers dead, many of them in air strikes, UN
    investigators said today. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria also condemned horrific violations by jihadists and voiced concern that Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants may have recruited hundreds of children into their ranks.

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    Iraqi commander: About 2,500 IS militants killed in Fallujah

    Baghdad: Iraq’s government forces today dislodged the Islamic State group from two northern neighborhoods of Fallujah as an Iraqi military commander claimed the month-long offensive to recapture the city had left 2,500 IS militants dead. The announcements came just days after the government had declared the liberation of Fallujah, the last bastion of the Islamic State group in the sprawling western Anbar province.

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    Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

    Washington: The Quran, revered by Muslims, is the centerpiece of a first-of-its-kind exhibition in the United States as the Smithsonian displays exquisitely
    decorated manuscripts from one of the top Quran collections.

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    Nifty slips 19 points to end lower, banks decline

    Mumbai: The benchmark Nifty snapped its previous two session gains, slipped 18.60 points to end at 8,219.90 on bouts of profit-booking in recent gainers led by banking, PSUs, pharma, IT, energy and infra counters ahead of forthcoming Brexit polls.