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Dementia risk factors similar for men and women, but not high BP

The study showed that both low and high blood pressure were associated with a greater risk of dementia in men, but for women, the risk of dementia increased as blood pressure went up.

India very good at making distractions during a series: Paine

"Part of the challenge of playing against India is they're very good at niggling you and trying to distract you with stuff that doesn't really matter and there were times in that series where we fell for that," Paine said

Former Australia spinner Stuart MacGill abducted and released in Sydney

According to a report in Fox Cricket, the former cricketer was abducted at gunpoint from Cremorne after being confronted by a 46-year-old man about 8 pm on April 14.

CA pledges $50,000 towards India’s fight against Covid-19

"Australian Cricket has been deeply saddened by the devastation caused by this second coronavirus wave to hit India, a country with which Australians share a strong friendship and connection," it said in a statement.

IPL 2021 probably most vulnerable bio-bubble: Zampa

"We've been in a few (bubbles) now, and I feel like this is probably the most vulnerable," Zampa told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Top Aussie cricketers Warner, Smith could fly back: Report

According to a report in 9News early Tuesday morning, "Australian cricketers including David Warner and Steve Smith are now hoping to be flown home to India before borders shut."

Hyderabad-based ‘My Choices Foundation’ making society safe for women

Elca Grobler, founder of My Choices Foundation, is working towards ending violence, abuse and sexual exploitation against women and girls across the country

Australia suspends Apple-Epic case as battle shifts to US

According to Gizmodo Australia, Apple had asked for a permanent stay of the case in Australia, arguing that the US and Australia cases were very similar.

Australia education sector struggles to bring int’l students back

International education was worth A$40.3 billion in 2019, making it the country's fourth-biggest export.

Chris Hemsworth’s 7-yr-old son has a ‘special’ compliment for star

The note reads: "My special friend is dad, together we go in the pool, together they make me feel happy."

Facebook tells ‘real story’ behind blocking news in Australia

The social networking site said that the assertions -- repeated widely in recent days that Facebook steals or takes original journalism for its own benefit always were and remain false.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft adopt Australian misinformation code

The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet.

Asthmatics no higher risk of dying from Covid: Study

"While we showed that people with asthma do not seem to have a higher risk of infection with Covid-19 compared to those without asthma and have similar outcomes, we need further research to better understand how the virus affects those with asthma," said

ABC News shoots to top spot on App Store charts following FB’s ban

As Financial Times' Uma Patel suggests in a tweet thread, that's possibly because ABC capitalized on Facebook's news ban with an ad sending users to its app, reports The verge.

Microsoft tells Australia not to hamper its cyber attack response

"Microsoft has significant concerns about this authority and would welcome the opportunity to better understand specific risks the government seeks to address as well as discuss alternative solutions that introduce less risk," the company said

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