Dubai to build world's longest ski slope, biggest fountain

August 5, 2015 5:24 am· Comments Off on Dubai to build world's longest ski slope, biggest fountain 

DUBAI, Aug. 4 — Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum launched Monday Meydan One, a tourism development project expected to feature a 1.2 km-long ski slope, an ice rink along with the world's largest fountain, said the ruler's media office via its social media channels.

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Iran billed ‘most lucrative’ hospitality market

August 5, 2015 5:24 am· Comments Off on Iran billed ‘most lucrative’ hospitality market 

TEHRAN, Aug 4 — Hotel groups in the Persian Gulf Arab states are seeking to boost their portfolios in Iran as they see the country emerging as the most lucrative hospitality development market.

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EU to publish public-friendly info on herbal medicines

August 5, 2015 5:24 am· Comments Off on EU to publish public-friendly info on herbal medicines 

BRUSSELS, Aug. 4 — The European Medicines Agency (EMA), the medicine body of the European Union (EU), said in a press release on Monday that it would systematically publish summaries of the recommendations of its Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of herbal substances in easy to understand, public-friendly language.

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'Brain training' iPad game may assist schizophrenia treatment

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LONDON, Aug. 5 — A 'brain training' iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge might improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, according to a study published Monday in the Journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

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Mothers who smoke, drink, more likely to produce delinquent children: research

August 5, 2015 5:24 am· Comments Off on Mothers who smoke, drink, more likely to produce delinquent children: research 

CANBERRA, Aug. 4 — Children of mothers who drank alcohol excessively or smoked during pregnancy were at greater risk of becoming a juvenile delinquent, an Australian research has found.

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Australian PE teachers biased against fat kids

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SYDNEY, Aug. 4 — Australian physical education (PE) teachers are four times more likely to have an anti-fat bias than non-PE teachers, an Australian study has found.

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RNC encourages exercise to fight obesity

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BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 4 — The Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) is holding an advocacy walk on Friday, August 7, to drum up awareness on the importance of proper diet and exercise against being overweight and obese.

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TMC offers LIGTAS to liver patients

August 5, 2015 5:24 am· Comments Off on TMC offers LIGTAS to liver patients 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Aug 4 (PNA) — The Center for Liver Disease Management and Transplantation (CLDMT) of The Medical City (TMC), in coordination with the hospital’s Center for Patient Partnership (CPP), recently launched the Liver Transplant Information and Guidance Through Awareness and Support (LIGTAS) support group.

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Swiss tourism experts see Beijing's winning of Winter Olympics positive

August 5, 2015 5:22 am· Comments Off on Swiss tourism experts see Beijing's winning of Winter Olympics positive 

By Christopher Woodburn

GENEVA, Aug. 4 (PNA/Xinhua) — Beijing's recent winning of the 2022 Winter Olympics bid is seen as positive development by Swiss tourism experts who estimate that more and more Chinese tourists will come to visit the confederation, and that the number of Chinese overnight stays is expected to reach 2 million by 2022.

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2 missing Special Olympics athletes found

August 5, 2015 5:22 am· Comments Off on 2 missing Special Olympics athletes found 

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 — Two missing Special Olympics athletes Sihon Ange Ismael Kone, 15, and Andi Gusmari, 44, were found miles away Monday.

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