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  • FIS Snowboarding World Championships: France Has Won the Most Medals

    FIS Snowboarding World Championships: France Has Won the Most Medals

      Snowboarding is one of the most exciting and popular sports that is played on snow-covered slopes. But, the game is not for the faint-hearted. The sport involves a person standing on a snowboard, which is tied to his or her feet, zipping down steep slopes covered with snow. Snowboarding is much like skiing; however,
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  • Where Does Your Country Rank on the Body Mass Index?

    Where Does Your Country Rank on the Body Mass Index?

      The Body Mass Index is an important indicator which measures the overall health of the person. The body mass index can be defined as the measure of body fat based on weight and height. The body mass index is applicable for both men and women. Both high and low body mass index is detrimental
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  • High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

    High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

      High blood pressure is a serious medical problem which can also become fatal if precautions are not taken. High blood pressure may be due to a number of factors such as obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity, more than required salt in diet, stress, old age, hereditary reasons etc. However, blood pressure has no
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  • The Best and Worst Countries for Old People to Live in

    The Best and Worst Countries for Old People to Live in

      The population around the world is ageing. This is mainly due to the fact that the life expectancy of the population has increased and fertility rates have decreased. It is estimated that people who are more than 60 years of age currently number 901 million. This is around 12.3 percent of the world population.
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  • Combating Tetanus the Need of the Hour

    Combating Tetanus the Need of the Hour

      Tetanus is a serious and painful bacterial disease that has a high mortality rate. The disease, which is also referred as Lockjaw, affects the nervous system of a person. It leads to muscle spasms, particularly of the neck muscles and the jaw. Other symptoms that are associated with tetanus include headache, high blood pressure,
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  • Winners of the World Figure Skating Championships

    Winners of the World Figure Skating Championships

      The World Figure Skating Championship is a prestigious tournament that is held annually in the month of March. The Participants are awarded medals in four categories, which include the men’s singles, ladies singles, ice dancing and pair skating. The history of the events dates back to the late 19th century. The first championship was
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  • A Look at the Religious Diversity Scores of Nations

    A Look at the Religious Diversity Scores of Nations

      In 2014, Pew Research released the Religious Diversity Index for all nations of the world. The Index measures the religious diversity across more than 200 nations and territories around the world. The index is based on the percentage of population of each nation that follow the eight major religions. This includes the five main
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  • The Top 15 Nations With the Highest Percentage of Plastic Surgeons

    The Top 15 Nations With the Highest Percentage of Plastic Surgeons

      Plastic surgery is a medical procedure involving the reconstruction, restoration, as well as restoring the human body. Plastic surgery includes reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, aesthetic surgery, microsurgery, craniofacial surgery and the treatment of burns. The past few years have witnessed an increase in the popularity of plastic surgery and hundreds and thousands of surgeries
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  • Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

    Winners of the World Orienteering Championships

      Orienteering is a sport that combines both navigation and race. Here participants have to rely on a map and compass to navigate trough terrain that is usually unfamiliar and diverse. The origin of the sport dates back to the late 19th century in Sweden where it was a military training in land navigation. Over
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  • Analyzing the Impact of Terrorism Around the World

    Analyzing the Impact of Terrorism Around the World

      The influence of the ISIS, one of the deadliest terrorist organizations in the world, may be on the wane due to successful military operations launched against it by the United States and its allies but that in no way has impacted the global spread of terrorism. Though the impact of terrorism may be severe
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