Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk

 Critics of the study say many of the participants were young and unlikely to succumb to illness during the trial period. Photograph: Getty New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce their cancer risk. The NHS advises that people who eat 90g of meat a…

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Sachin Tendulkar reveals most memorable moment of career after ICC Hall of Fame honour

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said he feels privileged to be part of ICC Hall of Fame after the World Cup-winning India batsman was inducted to the elite list on Friday. Tendulkar became the 6th Indian to make the ICC Hall of Fame. Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018) are the other Hall of Famers from the crciket-crazy Asian country. “I think all awards are important, I don’t like to compare them. Each award, each appreciation has its own place. And…

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Xi seeks global cooperation on technology after Huawei blocked

Hong Kong/Beijing: Countries should cooperate in developing the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence, China President Xi Jinping said in a letter to the China International Big Data Industry Expo that started on Sunday in Guiyang, Xinhua reports. China attaches great importance to the development of the big data industry and is willing to explore a growth path with other nations for new technologies, Xi said in the letter, according to Xinhua. The conference, which runs through Wednesday, counts China tech giants including Alibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings and Huawei Technologies…

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I thought my tennis career was over after pregnancy: Victoria Azarenka

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka was afraid becoming pregnant in 2016 would end her tennis career, but says she returned to the game stronger after the birth of her son. The two-times Grand Slam champion was ranked sixth in the world when she left the WTA tour in July 2016 and returned to the circuit in June the following year. “I was scared, it wasn’t easy,” Azarenka told the BBC. “I knew I was going to come back but my first thought was, ‘Oh my god I’m never going…

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Xiaomi’s Hong Kong IPO raises $4.7 billion after pricing at low end

Xiaomi Corp. and some existing investors raised $4.7 billion after pricing a Hong Kong initial public offering at the low end of a marketed range, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The Beijing-based smartphone maker priced the sale of 2.18 billion shares at HK$17 each, the person said, asking not to be identified because the details are private. Xiaomi had offered the shares at HK$17 to HK$22 apiece. The pricing values Xiaomi at about $54 billion, roughly half the company’s initial goal. Billionaire George Soros and Chinese investment…

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Cremorne home sells after popular auction

No. 50 Ellalong Rd, Cremorne sold for $4.125 million.Source:Supplied THREE families, all with children, traded 46 bids between them on Saturday as the competition was strong for 50 Ellalong Rd, Cremorne. The result ended with the property selling $175,000 above the reserve and CoreLogic shows that the sale price was $4.125 million. Richardson and Wrench Mosman/Neutral Bay selling agent Kirsty Freyer said the result was unexpected, but interest was strong. “It is a beautiful home with a north facing aspect. The large 721sqm block appealed to many,” she said. Built…

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How Puerto Rico’s Fashion Industry Is Reinventing Itself After Hurricane María

I can’t pinpoint exactly when I knew that I wanted to work in the fashion industry. Maybe it was when I refused to wear the outfits my mom chose for me, or when I started collecting Teen Vogue and whatever other magazines I could procure in Quebradillas, the town in northwest Puerto Rico where I grew up. Other than what I could distill from those glossy pages (and, later, the style blogs I’d devour online), though, there wasn’t much in my immediate surroundings I could immerse myself in. It wasn’t until I…

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Will Challenge “Illegal Action” In Court, Says Hafiz Saeed After Pak Crackdown

Hafiz Saeed said the Pak government is “taking extreme action against us” to please America and India. LAHORE:  Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has said he will challenge the government’s “illegal” action in the court of law after Pakistan launched a crackdown on seminaries and health facilities run by him. Under pressure to act against banned groups, Pakistan took control of a seminary and four dispensaries run by Saeed-linked Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). According to the interior ministry notification, a copy of which available with PTI, “the federal government…

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Having a baby after 35? Here are 10 important things you need to know

For women who are older than 35 years, the possibility of complications and high risk during pregnancy is always more. Therefore, even more important is for these women to take care of themselves during pregnancy and labour in order to have a healthy baby and safe childbirth in a natural way. “We must understand that there is a lot of preparation that can help in improving the chances of having a natural childbirth for a pregnant woman. It is important that there is minimal risk of any complications during the…

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Do you feel sleepy after lunch? Here’s what happens to your brain in a sugar coma

Do you feel a little sluggish after eating sugar or a big meal? You are probably feeling the effects of a sugar crash, which may slow down your brain function, a study suggests. In the study, participants demonstrated reduced attention and response times after consuming glucose or table sugar, compared to those who consumed fructose (fruit sugar) or artificial sweetener sucralose (the placebo). “Our study suggests that the ‘sugar coma’ – with regards to glucose – is indeed a real phenomenon, where levels of attention seem to decline after consumption…

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