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Good cholesterol may up gastro pneumonia risk


April 12, 2018

Good cholesterol levels may lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, a new study said. According to researchers individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was 43 per cent higher in those with very high HDL cholesterol, reported private news channel. “We found that …

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Over 4,000 families refuse polio vaccine in Punjab over ‘viral video’


April 12, 2018

Children being administered polio vaccine in Lahore. Photo: AFP/File LAHORE: More than 4,000 families refused to administer their children with polio drops during an ongoing immunisation drive in Punjab. Health department officials said that the refusals, originating from five districts of the province, stem from an anti-vaccine video being propagated on social media. They added that more than 4,000 refusal …

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Night owls risk dying younger, should sleep in: study


April 12, 2018

PARIS: People who stay up late and have to drag themselves out of bed are likelier to die younger than those who rise and set with the Sun, researchers said Thursday. A survey of more than 430,000 people in Britain found that night owls had a 10-percent higher risk of dying in the 6.5-year study period than “larks”. “This is …

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Good cholesterol may up gastro pneumonia risk


April 12, 2018

Good cholesterol levels may lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, a new study said. According to researchers individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was 43 per cent higher in those with very high HDL cholesterol, reported private news channel. “We found that …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg unscathed by congressional grilling, stock rises


April 12, 2018

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg fielded 10 hours of questions over two days from nearly 100 US lawmakers and emerged largely unscathed and considerably richer. He parried questions of how much control people have over their data on the world’s largest social media network without a major gaffe, while avoiding being cornered into supporting new …

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Antidepressants do work, some better than others: study


April 12, 2018

(Online) – Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they’re supposed to, a large research review has found. Some antidepressants, though, are more effective and better tolerated than others, the findings showed. The researchers analyzed data from 522 trials — published and unpublished — that included more than 116,000 participants. Of the …

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France unveils first 3D-printed home


April 12, 2018

(Web Desk) – There have been 3D-printed cars, 3D-printed cosmetics and even 3D-printed surgical instruments. But now scientists working in the French city of Nantes have taken things one step further – unveiling what is being billed as the world’s first 3D-printed home. According to a report published in The Independent, the five-room, 95-square-metre property will house a local family …

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#ZuckerBowl without a clear winner as Facebook hearings end


April 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg emerged largely unscathed Wednesday from two days of high-stakes hearings that saw US lawmakers grill the billionaire over how the online giant feeds users’ data to advertisers and chide him over privacy rights. The marathon 10 hours of questioning was one of the biggest spectacles in Congress in recent memory, followed …

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‘Barbie Dreams’: Is Katrina Kaif all set to write her life story?


April 12, 2018

Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif has indeed come a long way from her initial days in the industry, where she was seen as a struggling foreign actress with a somewhat adorable Hindi accent. Within a short span of time, Katrina was able to carve a name for herself and emerged as one of the B-town’s leading ladies. Recently, it came to …

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Zara Noor Abbas calls out models for ridiculing her walk at fashion week


April 12, 2018

Pakistani drama actress Zara Noor Abbas has called out models for mocking her ‘walk’ on the ramp. The actress who walked for Huma Adnan on day one of Fashion Pakistan Week S/S ’18 shared a video on her Instagram of models ridiculing her. In the post, Abbas explained why she chose to walk the way she did and lamented “it’s …

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