Sunday, 17 June 2018

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Technology: Singapore was top cyber attack target during U.S.-North Korea summit


In an FOX Business Exclusive,  Technology company F5 Networks says Singapore became the number one target of cyber attacks in the world on June 11th and 12th – while President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met in the country for their summit.

According to data gathered by their Threat Research Intelligence team that monitors global attacks – 88% of cyber attacks were deployed by Russian IP addresses.

Singapore battled 40,000 attacks – the company does not know if the hackers gained access to info.

Read more @ https://sg.yahoo.com/news/singapore-top-cyberattack-target-during-095624087.html

Eating pulses reduces blood glucose levels by up to 35% and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes

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Eating lentils instead of rice or potatoes could help prevent or manage type 2 diabetes, a study has found.

The vegetarian staple can reduce blood glucose levels by slowing down digestion and the release of sugars into the bloodstream.

Scientists at the University of Guelph in Canada discovered replacing half a serving of rice or potatoes with lentils caused blood sugar to fall by up to 35%.

This could lead to dietary advice for people with type 2 diabetes or those at risk of the condition, in which high glucose levels are a key factor. 

Teens' lack of sleep tied to high blood pressure, more body fat


Adolescents who do not get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests.

"Sleep matters," said Dr. Elsie Taveras of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. "Sleep quantity and quality are pillars of health alongside diet and physical activity."

Taveras and colleagues asked 829 teens to wear activity trackers on their wrists to log nighttime sleep and daytime activity for 7 to 10 days.

Overall, half of the teens slept for at least 7.4 hours a night, the study found. Only about 2% of them got the minimum 8 hours a night recommended by the National Sleep Foundation for teens ages 14 to 17 or the minimum 9 hours a night recommended for youth ages 11 to 13.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/teens--lack-of-sleep-tied-to-high-blood-pressure--more-body-fat-10437714