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My whole world is my kids: Kim Kardashian

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says her two children — North and Saint West — mean everything to her and she doesn’t mind sacrificing time with her friends. “My whole world is my kids, it’s all I care about… from literally every last thing that they do to what they …

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Most men have sex with partners of same age

Most people prefer to have sex with partners of the same age range, and that includes men too, says a study that challenges the common assumption that men – regardless of their age — remain interested only in young women. Men become interested in older women as they themselves age, …

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Play partners can change children’s personality

Challenging a common perception that personality traits are ingrained, researchers have found that when preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others’ personalities. The study, published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, suggests personality is shaped by environment and not just genes. …

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Obese couples may take 50% longer to achieve pregnancy

Couples in which both partners are obese may take over 50 per cent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. “A lot of studies on fertility and body composition have focused on the female partner, but our findings underscore the importance of …

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Five ways to lose bat wings

Manage weight, follow a proper skin care regime and eat well to do away with the jiggling of arms, says an expert. Megha Shah, cosmetologist at Beauty & Curves Clinic, suggests how to get rid of bat wings: * Exercise: There are many workouts that will help to get fat-free …

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Pre-term delivery ups risk of heart disease in mothers

Mothers who deliver pre-term are at an increased risk of developing heart diseases, compared to women who deliver babies at full-term, a new study has shows. The researchers found that women who have delivered prematurely before the 37th week have a 40 per cent increased risk of developing heart disease. …

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Exercise may not help you lose weight: Study

If you thought spending hours in a gym every day would help you slim down, think again! A new study suggests that exercise may not prevent weight gain. “Our study results indicate that physical activity may not protect you from gaining weight,” said lead study author Lara Dugas, Assistant Professor …

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Liquorice during pregnancy bad for kids’ brain

Eating large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy may adversely affect the development of your child’s brain, a new study warns. Liquorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra (also known as Athimathuram in India) from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. In the study, carried out by Professor Katri Raikkonen …

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Sound sleep leads to better sex for women

Ample sleep is what you need to enjoy a long and satisfied sexual life, suggests new research involving over 93,000 women. The study confirms association between shorter sleep durations, higher insomnia symptoms, and decreased sexual function in post-menopausal women. “Women and healthcare providers need to recognise the link between menopause …

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