Healthy lifestyle and exercise key to staving off alzheimer’s, study finds

A healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are key elements to battling alzheimer’s And it is never too late to start, say researchers who found that physical activity helps stimulate blood circulation in areas at risk in the front of the brain. “We understand that living with dementia poses many challenges to individuals and their families and the idea of improving their physical fitness may seem like an unachievable target,” said lead researcher Alice Hollamby, of University College London. “However, we encourage increased physical fitness in any way – even what…

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Northeastern cuisine is varied and finds growing demand

Be it zesty pork chops from Nagaland or a subtle voksa rep chhum(smoked pork with mustard leaves) from Mizoram combined with some fragrant wild red rice from Manipur, dishes from northeastern India are ample enough to fill your stomach and give you much food for thought. According to Muan Tonsing, the owner of the Delhi-based Rosang Café, northeastern cuisine cannot be classified into a single category. “Most people perceive northeastern food to be momos or noodles. My aim is to change that perception. Another misconception is that our food is…

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Poll finds majority of schoolchildren want sex education

Three-quarters of children between the ages of 11 and 15 believe they would be safer if they had age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) in school, according to a survey by a leading children’s charity. Seven in 10 of the children who took part in the poll, which was commissioned by Barnardo’s and carried out by YouGov, said the government should ensure that all pupils have SRE lessons, and 14% said they had not received any SRE lessons in school at all. It is thought to be the first time…

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Australian woman finds snake curled up in Christmas tree

A woman has discovered a 1m-long venomous snake wrapped around her Christmas tree in Australia. The woman called for help to remove the tiger snake from her suburban home in Melbourne, Victoria, on Sunday. Snake catcher Barry Goldsmith said the reptile entered through an open door before curling up among the decorations. Tiger snakes, found along Australia’s coast, are highly venomous. Golfers watch snake eat wallaby Python attacks sleeping Australian boy House wakes to 5m python surprise Mr Goldsmith said the woman “reacted quite well” after making the discovery. “She…

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Black Friday’s Record Sales Driven by Mobile Devices, Finds Report

In a first, online shopping on Black Friday is estimated to have hit the $3 billion mark in the US with a major chunk of the total sales coming from mobile devices, a report said on Saturday. Adobe Digital Insights, which has been tracking e-commerce transactions, estimated sales of $3.05 billion (roughly Rs. 20,918 crores) on Black Friday 2016 – up 11.4 percent from the same day last year. A TechCrunch report, citing the Adobe survey, noted mobiles had a significant impact on the record e-commerce sales on Thanksgiving Day…

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‘Five Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds

You may think your floors are so clean you can eat off them, but a new study debunking the so-called five-second rule would suggest otherwise. Professor Donald W. Schaffner, a food microbiologist at Rutgers Universityin New Jersey, said a two-year study he led concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it. The findings in the report — “Is the five-second rule real?” — appeared online this month in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal,Applied and Environmental…

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Only 3% of UK adults feel ashamed at wasting food, poll finds

Only 3% of UK householders think there is a stigma attached to wasting food, while many try to save money by switching off lights or turning down the heating, instead of reducing food waste, according to a report. The Sainsbury’s survey of food waste habits shows that the vast majority of people fail to see the value of watching out for food waste, compared with other money-saving habits that have become second nature. According to the poll of more than 5,000 UK adults, 74% of householders actively turn lights off…

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Deepcut inquest: Cheryl James committed suicide, coroner says as he finds no evidence she was unlawfully killed

Coroner rules Pte Cheryl James died from suicide as inquest closes Brian Barker QC finds no evidence 18-year-old was unlawfully killed  He added that Deepcut ‘failed in its duty of care’ to young recruits Teenager was found with bullet wound to her head at Surrey base She was one of four soldiers to die amid bullying and abuse claims Fresh three-month inquest came after judges quashed open verdict Army bosses admit ‘obvious inadequacies and shortcomings’ Long-awaited hearing ‘opens doors’ for other soldiers’ families Sex, drink and drugs: Inside ‘highly sexualised’ Deepcut Barracks…

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