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Football may help women treat high blood pressure

Football may help women treat high blood pressure

Washington D. C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Dear women, if your blood pressure is slightly above normal or mildly high, stay calm as a new study reveals that one hour of football training for two to three times a week may have positive effects on blood pressure, physical fitness, body fat percentage and stronger bones.

The study was published in the journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Professor Peter Krustrup of the University of Southern Denmark demonstrated a long-term effect for female patients participating in football fitness.

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Meditation helps to handle stress in better way

Meditation helps to handle stress in better way

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan. 26 : Meditation always helps! A study reveals that mindfulness meditation significantly reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation.

Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center found that anxiety disorder patients had sharply reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation after taking a mindfulness meditation course.

Meditation can reduce anxiety disorder: study

Meditation can reduce anxiety disorder: study

Mindfulness meditation helps the body respond to stressful situations and significantly reduces anxiety disorder, a rigorously designed clinical trial led by a Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researcher proved.

Led by M.D. Elizabeth A. Hoge, an associate professor in GUMC’s Department of Psychiatry, the researchers found that stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to stressful situations significantly dropped in anxiety disorder patients after they took an 8-week mindfulness meditation course.

Attention parents! Cooking in those aluminium pans may reduce your kid's IQ

Attention parents! Cooking in those aluminium pans may reduce your kid's IQ

Parents please take note. Cooking food in aluminium pots, pans or dishes may reduce your kid's Intelligent Quotient (IQ) and performance at school.

The findings published in journal Science of the Total Environment, indicate that cadmium is neurotoxic in children and causes kidney damage which is linked to cardiovascular deaths and is carcinogenic.

Lead exposure in children is linked to brain damage, mental retardation, lower educational performance and a range of other health effects.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing recalls bottled beer due to potential glass hazard

Sierra Nevada Brewing recalls bottled beer due to potential glass hazard

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., one of the largest craft brewers in the United States, has announced a voluntary recall for some of its bottled beer after discovering a packaging flaw that could allow glass to chip and fall inside the bottle.

The voluntary recall a recall for certain 12-ounce bottles of its Pale Ale, IPA’s and other beers was announced after the company completed its quality inspections at its North Carolina brewery.

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Samsung announces results of investigation into Galaxy Note 7 fires

Samsung announces results of investigation into Galaxy Note 7 fires

Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fire incidents, which forced Samsung to recall all units of the handset from the market last year, were caused by battery issues, the South Korean manufacturer confirmed.

In its months-long investigation, Samsung found that batteries in some of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were irregularly sized, while some had melted copper.

Pet rats are source of recent outbreak of Seoul virus: CDC says

Pet rats are source of recent outbreak of Seoul virus: CDC says

The source of recent outbreak of Seoul virus that infected more than half a dozen people in Illinois and Wisconsin are pet rats, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) confirmed.

The federal agency also confirmed eight people infected by the Seoul virus, which is rarely seen in the United States, were working in facilities where rats are bred.

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Uber agrees to pay $20M to settle FTC claims

Uber agrees to pay $20M to settle FTC claims

Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that it misled drivers about how much money they could earn working for the company and how much it cost to lease a car through the company’s ‘low-cost’ program.

The charges were brought by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on behalf of affected Uber drivers. The federal agency made the agreement public in documents filed in San Francisco on Thursday.

Netflix posts better-than-expected quarterly results

Netflix posts better-than-expected quarterly results

Netflix earned better-than-expected profit and gained nearly seven million more subscribers during the fourth quarter, the popular streaming service announced on Wednesday.

For the October to December quarter, the streaming service announced a profit of $67 million, or 15 cents per share. Revenue jumped to $2.35 billion. Both figures beat the company’s guidance as well as Wall Street analysts’ forecast.

The company also reported that it added 7 million more members during the fourth quarter. It marked the biggest period of net additions in its history.

Qualcomm accused of pursuing anti-competitive practices

Qualcomm accused of pursuing anti-competitive practices

The U. S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accused tech giant Qualcomm of pursuing anti-competitive practices relating to the manner it sells modems for mobile devices like smartphones.

The FTC alleges that Qualcomm adopted a "no license, no chips" policy, and refused to sell modems to any company that would not agree to its burdensome licensing terms. Companies had to agree to the burdensome terms because they had no other option.

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