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Three Wellness Tips That Can Keep You Healthy And Happy

Three Wellness Tips That Can Keep You Healthy And Happy

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Given that we now live in a culture where the dominant ideologies are not conducive to health, people who want to get and remain well need to know which strategies and systems they can implement for the purpose of feeling their very best. Below you'll find just three of many wellness tips that you can implement for the purpose of keeping yourself as healthy and happy as possible: 1. Keep A Gratitude Journal. One great wellness tip that can keep you healthy and happy is maintaining a gratitude journal. This technique is incredibly powerful and it works for several reasons. One of them is that writing empowers people to think critically and creatively, thereby enhancing their ability to attain and maintain mental health. Another great benefit of maintaining a gratitude journal is that it...
Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak – UN

Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak – UN

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Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world, the United Nations has warned. A statement by Unicef and the World Health Organization says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded 200,000. So far more than 1,300 people have died - one quarter of them children - with the death toll expected to rise. The two UN agencies say they are doing everything they can to stop the outbreak from accelerating. "We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," the statement says. "In just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country," it says, with an estimated 5,000 new cases every day. Yemen's health, water and sanitation systems are collapsing after two years of war between government forc
Male birth control shots prevent pregnancy

Male birth control shots prevent pregnancy

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Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers are still working to perfect the combination of hormonal contraceptives to reduce the risk of mild to moderate side effects, including depression and other mood disorders. While women can choose from a number of birth control methods, men have few options to control their own fertility. Available methods for men include condoms, vasectomies and withdrawal. Better birth control options are needed for men. In 2012, 40 percent of all pregnancies worldwide were unintended, according to the Guttmacher Institute. "The study found it is possible to have a hormonal contraceptiv...
Female Pet Owners May Be Less Likely to Die of Stroke

Female Pet Owners May Be Less Likely to Die of Stroke

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U.S. women over age 50 and generally healthy were less likely to die of cardiovascular events like stroke if they had a cat or dog, the researchers found. After accounting for the increase in physical activity required of dog owners, owning a cat instead of a dog was still tied to a lower risk of death from stroke. The researchers studied almost 4,000 adults age 50 and older without major illnesses who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 1988 to 1994 and who reported their pet ownership. Participants also answered questions about physical activity, weight and height, cigarette smoking and other health risk factors. More than half were overweight or obese. About 35 percent of people owned a pet, most often a dog. Pet owners tended to be younger,...
Capsule Full of Space Station Junk Makes Fiery Re-Entry

Capsule Full of Space Station Junk Makes Fiery Re-Entry

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A capsule filled with space station trash bit the cosmic dust Wednesday with a keenly interested scientific audience. The cargo carrier broke apart and burned up while re-entering Earth's atmosphere high above the Pacific. Researchers gathered information on the breakup from sensors it carried, in hopes that the data will improve future spacecraft. Built by Virginia-based Orbital ATK Inc., the capsule had been cut loose from the International Space Station last week. It followed its own orbit until it was steered into the atmosphere, where it was consumed by the heat of re-entry. The vessel had been the scene of another fiery experiment shortly after it left the space station. A large blaze deliberately was ignited in it so Nasa could study the spread of flames in weightlessness. Like the...
iPhone 7 Said to Come in 3 Variants; 256GB Model Tipped Again

iPhone 7 Said to Come in 3 Variants; 256GB Model Tipped Again

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Apple unveiled iOS 10 at WWDC 2016 this month, and the commercial release is expected to be rolled out with the release of the iPhone 7 in September. The leaks surrounding the upcoming smartphone are in full force, and the latest one testifies to previous rumours of a 256GB storage variant and a possible third variant of the iPhone 7 this year. The iPhone 7 has been rumoured previously to come in three variants, the third one being called either the iPhone 7 Pro or the iPhone 7 Plus Premium. A leak out of Weibo (spotted first by PocketNow) also claims that Apple is looking to introduce a third model, and is most likely going to call it the iPhone 7 Pro. The tipster also attests to the 256GB rumour. Apparently, the iPhone 7 will come in new storage options namely - 32GB, 64GB, and 256GB. H...
Oppo A37 With 4G Support, 7.6mm Thickness

Oppo A37 With 4G Support, 7.6mm Thickness

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Oppo has unveiled its new A-series smartphone, the A37, in China. Priced at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,300), the Oppo A37 is now available to buy in China via the company's official store. The company has so far not revealed plans to launch the Oppo A37 in more markets. The Oppo A37 features a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display and comes with a pixel density of 293ppi. The smartphone runs ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with dual-SIM support (Micro-SIM + Nano-SIM). It will be available in China in Gold, Grey, and Rose Gold colours. Under the hood, the Oppo A37 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The handset supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). Connectivity op...
Chinese Economic Cyber-Espionage Plummets in the US

Chinese Economic Cyber-Espionage Plummets in the US

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The Chinese government appears to be abiding by its September pledge to stop supporting the hacking of American trade secrets to help companies there compete, private US security executives and government advisors said on Monday. FireEye Inc, the US network security company best known for fighting sophisticated Chinese hacking, said in a report released late Monday that breaches attributed to China-based groups had plunged by 90 percent in the past two years. The most dramatic drop came during last summer's run-up to the bilateral agreement, it added. FireEye's Mandiant unit in 2013 famously blamed a specific unit of China's Peoples Liberation Army for a major campaign of economic espionage. Kevin Mandia, the Mandiant founder who took over last week as FireEye chief executive, said in an ...
New 3D-Printed Polymer Can Convert Methane Into Methanol

New 3D-Printed Polymer Can Convert Methane Into Methanol

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Scientists have combined 3D printed polymers with methane-eating bacteria to create the first reactor that can produce methanol from the greenhouse gas, an advance that may lead to a more efficient energy production. The researchers removed enzymes from methanotrophs, bacteria that eat methane, and mixed them with polymers that they printed or molded into innovative reactors. "Remarkably, the enzymes retain up to 100 percent activity in the polymer," said Sarah Baker, from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the US. "The printed enzyme-embedded polymer is highly flexible for future development and should be useful in a wide range of applications, especially those involving gas-liquid reactions," Baker said. Advances in oil and gas extraction techniques have made vast new stores ...
International Yoga Day: Embrace Yoga to Age Gracefully, Say Experts

International Yoga Day: Embrace Yoga to Age Gracefully, Say Experts

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Yoga won't give you immortality but this ancient discipline of bringing union between the body, mind and spirit can definitely help you fight age - both physical and mental, say health and wellness experts. "In my practice in India and abroad I have seen several cases where my clients have gotten better by regular yoga, pranayam and meditation," Preeti Rao, Health, Lifestyle and Wellness Consultant at Max Healthcare. Regular yoga practice can help fight chronic lifestyle diseases like hypertension, hormonal imbalances, diabetes, reproductive disorders, and respiratory and cardiovascular related health concerns. Besides people with obesity, anxiety, constipation and digestive disorders can benefit significantly from practising yoga, according to the experts. "From diabetes to high blood pr...