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Pick of Web stories on Mind&Body Facebook

Here are some stories published elsewhere that we think you might be interested in.

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DIET DRINKS AND DIABETES

Two diet drinks a day could double the risk of diabetes

A Swedish study finds that just two sugary drinks a day can greatly increase your risk of diabetes.

HALT MEMORY LOSS

Exercise helps slow down the decline of memory

A new study suggests that a simple walking regimen can slow down memory decline in elderly people who have cognitive problems.

BOY NEARLY GOES BLIND

Experts issue warning on diet which can lead to blindness

A schoolboy was gradually losing his vision until a doctor found the cause - he was fussy about his food.

HOT FLASHES

Hot flashes may be in your genes

This is why some women get hot flashes during menopause, while others don't.

POST-MEAL WALK

Short strolls after meals are better for blood sugar than walks at other times

Research suggests that taking a 10-minute walk after meals is far more effective at reducing blood sugar levels than exercising at other times of the day.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2016, with the headline 'Pick of Web stories on Mind&Body Facebook'. Print Edition | Subscribe