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Fish oil cuts heart attack threat, vitamin D lowers chances of cancer death

A large US study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting...

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Modi posts video of his morning exercises, inspires others to take up fitness challenge

New Delhi: Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. Modi spruiked the "refreshing and rejuvenating" benefits of his exercise workout in a video posted online Wednesday that also...

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Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study

Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday. By the end of this century, less water and hotter air will combine to cut average yields of vegetables -- which are crucial to a healthy diet -- by nearly one-third, said the report...

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T-shirts, tacos, and tourism: Singapore cashes in on Trump-Kim mania

SINGAPORE: From summit-themed burgers and online scalpers peddling “World Peace” medallions and “Peace Out from Lion City” T-shirts, Singaporeans are cashing in on a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The buzz around the Trump-Kim summit on Tuesday has stirred Singaporeans’ entrepreneurial spirit and raised hopes of a tourism dividend long after the...

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#MeToo conquering the US as 8 months passed by

A "Miss America" pageant without swimsuits, tougher sexual harassment laws, more women running for office: Eight months after the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement reverberates across America. At first, #MeToo, a social media movement against sexual misconduct, made its mark through accusations against high-profile men accused of sexual abuse in a range of sectors from entertainment...

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National Mango Festival kicks off today in Mirpurkhas

All is set to hold three-day 53rd national mango and summer fruits festival starting today (Friday) at Sindh Horticulture Research Institute. It will continue till June 10. According to the management committee of the festival, minister for agriculture would inaugurate the festival at 5.00pm after owners of mango orchards would get themselves registered with the committee. On the second day,...

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No women make Forbes’ highest-paid Athletes list; Floyd Mayweather tops list

LOS ANGELES: Boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes' annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes on Tuesday but no woman featured on the list for the first time. Forbes reported that Mayweather, 41, topped sports highest-earners after banking $275 million dollars from his cross-combat super fight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August...

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Fashion Designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide: Police

NEW YORK: Kate Spade, the designer who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags before selling the brand, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, police said. Spade, 55, hanged herself and was found by her housekeeper at her home on Park Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the New...

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Gene test shows breast cancer patients can skip chemo

TAMPA: The majority of women with a common form of breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery, based on their score on a genetic test, researchers said Sunday. As many as 65,000 women in the United States alone could be impacted by the study, described as the largest breast cancer trial to date, released at the American...

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Picture of Saudi princess on magazine cover sparks backlash

Web Desk: Vogue magazine has been criticised for publishing a front cover featuring a Saudi Arabian princess at the wheel of a car, while activists who campaigned for an end to a ban on women driving in the kingdom are held in jail. The image of Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud in the driver’s seat wearing leather gloves and high...

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WHO reveals smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes across the globe

While the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization warned Thursday there was too little awareness of tobacco's impact on the human heart. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Thursday, the UN health agency hailed that smoking had declined significantly since year 2000, but warned that there were still far...

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Pakistan diminished proposed tobacco health warnings after Philip Morris, BAT lobbying

Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan's government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what officials say was part of an industry-wide campaign that successfully persuaded Islamabad to water down a proposal designed to save lives. In Pakistan, where the government estimates tobacco kills more than 100,000 people a year, Philip Morris...

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Starbucks shuts 8,000 stores for anti-bias training

Starbucks closed more than 8,000 stores on Tuesday to train around 175,000 employees against racial bias, an unprecedented public operation that highlights America's ongoing struggle with discrimination. The move follows the April 12 arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks, which sparked outrage, protests and soul-searching about racial tensions that have deteriorated under President Donald Trump. For many,...

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Actress Meera’s Dual Nikkah: Family court rules in favor of Atiq-ur-Rehman after 9 years

Lahore: According to reports received by NewsOne the family court has ruled in favor of the defendant Atiq-Ur-Rehman in the Meera marriage saga, with reports of her indulging in a dual nikkah (Marriage upon marriage) which is considered illegal in Pakistan and Shariah. The controversial actress’s father Sarwer Shah had claimed earlier that his daughter has already signed a nikkah with Captain...

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Chew gum and walk, it may keep you thin: study

PARIS: Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday. In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking at a natural pace. And while masticating caused a measurable physical...

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Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said. Roth died in New York City at 10:30pm local time of congestive heart failure, his literary agent Andrew Wylie said. Roth wrote more than 30 books, including...

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Special Ramzan dishes from around the globe: Chakchouka (shakshouka)

As the blessed month of Ramzan is upon us, let’s try something out of the ordinary, tired of the same old samosa’s and pakoras dripping with oil and fats? Then, look no further, we have the alternates you desire. Want to try something unique and refreshing, then stay in touch with NewsOne which will be sharing a new and different...

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