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Why You May Continue Eating Lean Red Meat: It’s Not As Bad After All

These days, you never read social media posts or hear cocktail-party chatter in which people rave about their balanced, omnivorous diet. Instead, everyone seems to be following some sort of restrictive diet, whether low-carb, intermittent fasting or vegan/vegetarian. Red meat is about as popular as sugar. But that need not be the case, according to a recent, randomized, controlled trial. ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Not Remove Fake News, Will Demote It Instead

Facebook has said that it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards. Instead, it says posts that it deems to be fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed. The social network is currently running an advertising campaign in Britain that declares “fake news is not our friend”. But it said ... Read More »

Do Doctors Know Much About Food And Nutrition? Probably Not!

When Americans hear about a health craze, they may turn to their physician for advice: Will that superfood really boost brain function? Is that supplement okay for me to take? Or they may be interested in food choices because of obesity, malnutrition or the role of diet in chronic disease. But a doctor may not be a reliable source. Experts ... Read More »

You may be eating a lot of salt and not even know it, here’s why

Recent studies published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital say that higher salt intake through food can be a cause for death. The study suggested that an inaccurate way of estimating sodium intake may help account for the paradoxical findings of others. Nancy Cook, a researcher in this topic said that sodium is notoriously hard to measure. “Sodium is hidden — ... Read More »

This is the reason why you should not carry medicines when travelling

Turns out, carrying hard medicines while travelling makes people more prone to pop them, against doctor’s recommendations. According to a study conducted by the University of Helsinki, travellers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those travelling without such drugs. Having antibiotics packed in the bags allows their use – against recommendations – also for mild and moderate diarrhoea, ... Read More »

Report: Leighton Vander Esch among those not practicing at Wednesday’s OTAs

  Part of the reason the Cowboys drafted Leighton Vander Esch 19th overall was to hedge their bet at the linebacker spot. Sean Lee is fantastic, but his injury history speaks for itself. Jaylon Smith certainly has potential, but to ignore his past would be irresponsible. LVE should provide some stability and insurance. Unfortunately for Wednesday’s OTA, per ESPN’s Todd Archer, Vander Esch was absent due to a ... Read More »

Seek social media quality, not quantity

Information overload: Online audiences have moved from blogs to networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram, whose popularity is fuelled in part by the instant feedback social media users generate by their shared content. Picture: 123RF/GILC Internet users of all kinds have probably encountered advice that they should have a social media presence. There are many inducements: entrepreneurs will attract ... Read More »

In Nipah’s shadow, a look at why bats are our friends and not foes

Fourteen deaths from Nipah virus infection in Kerala have fuelled unprecedented fear of bats, which were initially believed to be the source of the human infection, that led to scores of families abandoning their homes and livestock in the affected Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Lab tests, however later, showed that public health experts had got it wrong. Fruit bats are natural hosts of ... Read More »

Not sure of personal goals? This could lead to depressive symptoms

People who are not sure about which personal goals to pursue may be at increased risk of experiencing psychological distress, suggests a new research. The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, investigated two forms of motivational conflict. These were inter-goal conflict — when pursuing one goal makes it difficult to pursue another — and ambivalence — conflicting ... Read More »

Education institutions not refunding fees to face action: Govt

The HRD Ministry official says this has been done to prevent professional institutions from exploiting students from ‘exercising other options of joining institutions of their choice’. Photo: Hindustan Times New Delhi: Higher education institutions not returning fees in case of withdrawal of admission by a student will soon face punitive action, according to a senior HRD Ministry official. “As per AICTE ... Read More »