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    Chemotherapy may spread cancer, warn scientists

    Chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells and to curb tumours from growing in the patient’s body. However, a new study has suggested that chemotherapy may instead be helping spread the disease further leading.

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    Scientists explain link between fatty liver, diabetes & PCOS

    A team of scientists has discovered an enzyme that increases male hormones and metabolic complications - Type-2 diabetes and fatty liver disease - in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

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    Central Asia’s largest marine park opens in Astana

    Opening the largest marine park in Central Asia is a cultural and historical event and was part of the run-up to EXPO 2017. A grandiose show was prepared for 400 children. Capital resident Lyazzat Bersebayeva.

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    Halal chocolate takes off among Muslims with a sweet tooth

    MUSLIM countries are turning into fast-growing markets for chocolate, and one Asian country is betting more people around the world are going to want candy and goodies that comply with the religion’s strict food laws.

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    ‘Himalayan Viagra’ is threatened by fervent Chinese demand and climate change

    At the beginning of the Himalayan summer, when the snows start to melt, all the schools close for the season and Nepali parents and children move to the grasslands with enough food for a month-long.

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    Feel fresh and beat the heat with summer fruits for glowing skin, hair

    While one must be gorging on summer fruits like watermelon and papaya to beat the heat, it can also help to know that these can be used in battling skin and hair woes, say experts.

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    What did Melania Trump wear in Saudi Arabia? And why it matters

    What women wear can often be the focus of critique and controversy – all the more so when the woman is an ex-model, married to the US president and disembarking in Saudi Arabia.

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    In Saudi Arabia, President Trump Finally Gets Treated Like A King

    As President Donald Trump landed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday with the winds of two weeks’ worth of existential crises at his back, an old Arab proverb came to mind.

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    Tunday Kababi: India's famous beef kebabs back on the menu

    An Indian restaurant has resumed sales of the beef kebabs it has been making for more than a century, two months after being forced to take the famous dish off the menu under pressure from Hindu hardliners.

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    The Religion of Social Media: When Islam Meets the Web

    The Pew Research Center conducted a survey in 2014 asking 3,217 adults if they had engaged in different kinds of religious activity during the previous week.

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    Tech-savvy toddlers are sleeping less than before

    While the Internet boom is inevitable and so is the need for new gadgets, children of tech-savvy parents are learning to use them even before they can say their first word.

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    Azerbaijan, home of centenarians

    What about the life span, then the average life expectancy in the country has steadily increased and now it is 74 years (71 for men and 76 for women), according to official statistics.

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    A Persian pop-up in Delhi introduces the city to a new (yet familiar) cuisine

    Only children from the 1990s will remember Anaida’s Indi-pop hits, such as Oova Oova, Oonchi Neechi and my personal favourite, Hoo Halla Hoo. Since then, the singer has undergone a metamorphosis .

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    Nike unveils Pro Hijab for Muslim athletes

    The Nike Pro Hijab has been in development for a year, the company said. Athletes contributed input into the product, and figure skater Zahra Lari was among those who tested it.

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    Movements during Muslim prayers can reduce back pain: study

    While the research focused specifically on Islamic prayer practices, similar movements are also found in Christian and Jewish prayer rituals along with yoga and physical therapy, researchers said.

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    1,500 people and 500 tons of luggage -- here's how the Saudi king travels

    The King will spend a few days in Jakarta and West Java before heading to the popular tourist island of Bali on the Indonesian leg of a month-long Asia tour that's already taken him to Malaysia

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    ‘Apple-shaped’ body could raise risk of diabetes

    People, who are genetically predisposed to storing belly fat, or having an apple-shaped body type, could face a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, researchers said Tuesday.

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    World's longest flight lands in New Zealand

    The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535 kilometres Doha-Auckland service, the airline announced.

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    Green tea may help people combat bone-marrow disorders, finds study

    A compound found in green tea may have life-saving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, a new study claims.

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    Uzbekistan: Officials Strive to Ease Hassles for Tourists

    After seeing much of Europe and countless beaches in Southeast Asia, Dmitry and Irina Dagbayev thought they might try something different for their next holiday.“This time we decided on Uzbekistan, so as to see Samar.

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    Baby born in Iran after 14-year cryopreservation

    According to Dr. Asadollah Kalantari, a founding member of Isfahan’s Fertility & Infertility Center, on Saturday, the child was born in full health, adding that the 42-year-mother was also in a suitable medial condition.

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    Kashmir airfares soar with heavy snowfall: Delhi-Singapore return is cheaper than Jammu-Srinagar

    The Kashmir Valley, which has witnessed its heaviest snowfall in two decades this past week, was cut off from the rest of the country for five days after slippery and dangerous roads forced authorities to shut down.

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    Lab notes: A raw tomato extract that can be used to treat stomach cancer

    Scientists from Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore have isolated a prebiotic from a tomato that can inhibit the growth of gastric cancer cells. A prebiotic is a specialised plant fibre.

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    Turkey's diet gurus and their healthy living tips

    While it may easily be assumed that the Turks are a healthy bunch, given their Mediterranean diet and active lifestyles, Turkey actually has a serious obesity problem with nearly 30 percent of the population overweight.

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