World Obesity Day 2016: Obesity May Hamper Your Social Life

Obesity is a major health challenge worldwide. Apart from known health hazards such as heart disease and diabetes, it can also prevent sexual intimacy and may ruin yoursocial life, experts say. India is home to the third-highest number of obese and overweight people, according to recent reports. Obesity is categorised on the basis of BMI, which is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height and is universally expressed in units of kg/m2, resulting from mass in kilograms and height in metres. Obesity is often…

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Social media videos give the final push to vegan lifestyle

Internet videos on the cruel way in which animals are bred for eventual slaughter pushed Sahil Bhambri towards veganism in 2014. Brought up in a family of vegetarians, the shift towards a vegan lifestyle wasn’t drastic. He also convinced his parents and younger brother to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle and consciously give up animal products, starting with dairy . Like 26-year-old Bhambri, many of those who have adopted a vegan lifestyle attribute their change to such social media videos. Nikhil Bedi, a 20-year old Delhi University students, recalled, “My dog…

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Social connectedness can escalate suicide risk: Study

A new research showed that community characteristics play an important role in perpetuating teen suicide clusters and thwarting prevention efforts. The study, conduicted by sociologists at the University of Chicago and University of Memphis, illustrates how the homogeneous culture and high degree of social connectedness of a community can increase suicide risk, particularly among teenagers. Such conditions contribute to clusters in which a series of suicides happen around the same time and in close proximity. While news outlets have repeatedly documented the emergence of clusters, little is understood about why…

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Docoss X1 ‘real pix’ and arms-On Video Shared on Social Media

Docoss, little-known manufacturer of the Docoss X1 telephone that seems to have stuck attention of consumers in India this week, has published photos and a hands-on video of its Rs. 888 cellphone in a bid to assure potential customers the cellphone is ‘actual’. After Ringing Bells and mPhone, the scepticism around phone that sounds too correct to be real is comprehensible, and Docoss is making an attempt its excellent to dispel the duplicitous image. To take into account, the remarkable charge along the malfunctioning booking process and difficult to understand…

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Meerkat Ditches Live Video Streaming for a Video Social Network

Meerkat, an application that came into the spotlight last year for introducing live video broadcasts that leveraged Twitter’s social features, is once again in the news but this time for a different reason. To everyone’s surprise, Meerkat announced it will be ditching live video streaming services in favour of a new video social network. To recall, Meerkat actually beat Twitter to introducing a social-powered live video streaming service, with Twitter more than a few weeks late to the party with its Periscope app. CEO Ben Rubin a couple of weeks…

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