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Resistance exercise linked to reduced anxiety

People who do resistance exercise like weight lifting may experience less anxiety than people who don’t workout, a research review suggests Researchers analyzed data from 16 previously published studies with a total of 922 participants who were randomly assigned to do resistance training or be inactive. Resistance workouts were associated with a reduction in anxiety symptoms regardless of whether or not participants had a mental health disorder, though the effect was more pronounced in healthy people who didn’t report…

Hamas says Trump smeared Palestinian resistance

GAZA CITY: Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Monday said US President Donald Trump smeared the name of Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation during a speech on Islam. Addressing Muslim leaders in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump called for unity against "Islamic terror", specifically naming Hamas and the ISIS group. Hamas spokesperson Fawzi Barhum said Trump's remarks were "aimed at besmirching the reputation of the Palestinian resistance". The movement refused to be treated as a "terrorist" organisation, he said.…

G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

BERLIN: Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018. Germany, which holds the G20 presidency this year, said it was an "important breakthrough" that all nations had agreed to address the problem and work towards obligatory prescriptions for antibiotics. Saying that globalisation caused infectious diseases to spread more quickly…