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Stop weight shaming, calorie counting to encourage healthy eating: study

Traditional strategies for encouraging young people to eat healthily have come under fire in the findings of four US-based research teams.


Love changes everything, even tweets

If you get engaged and announce it on Twitter, the language, vocabulary and even the perception of time in subsequent tweets changes massively.


India's 'Charlie's Angels' take on capital's mean streets

As dawn breaks over the Indian capital, a group of police women are already hard at work practising their punches, on a mission to rid the city's streets of sexual predators.


Breastfeeding prepares baby’s belly for solids: study

The beneficial gut bacteria that a baby develops as a result of breastfeeding prepares the digestive system to take on solid foods later, according to a small study by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.


Heart-shaped madness as Japanese women splurge for Valentine's Day

Japanese women jostled feverishly for elbow room at stores on Friday to buy Valentine's Day chocolates for the men in their lives -- guys who do sweet nothing in return.


Hormone drugs boost ovarian cancer risk by 40%: study

Menopausal women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) boost the risk of ovarian cancer by 40 percent, even if they take the treatment only for a few years, a study said Friday.


Is coffee the new sunblock?

Drinking coffee can lower your risk for malignant melanoma, according to a new study from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute in the US.


Kidnapped at 13: Nepal's Dalit child brides

On a freezing night three years ago, 13-year-old Susmita Kami sneaked out of her husband's house and didn't stop running until she reached her parent's doorstep in Nepal's remote northwest.


IVF babies healthier than before: study

Better techniques and policies have given children born from artificial fertilisation a much better chance of survival and good health, a Scandinavian study said Wednesday.


Life satisfaction could be beneficial to bone health

Women who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density in the golden years, suffering less frequently from osteoporosis than those who are not, according to a new study at the University of Eastern Finland.