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Richmond is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871.

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US city to remove multiple Confederate statues
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US city to remove multiple Confederate statues

Washington, July 2 The Mayor of Richmond, the capital of US' Virginia state, has invoked emergency powers to ...

Majority of Instagram posts show men with low body fat: Study
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Majority of Instagram posts show men with low body fat: Study

Majority of Instagram posts show men with low body fat, while only a small fraction depicted men with high body fat, suggests a recent study based on men's image on the photo-sharing platform."Based on Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory, body image pictures on Instagram may, through positive modelling, help to counteract the obesity epidemic, with the portrayals leading men to lead more healthy lifestyles," says Editor-in-Chief Brenda K Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCB, BCN, Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, California and Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Brussels, Belgium.

House environment may impact the risk of developing depression in children
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House environment may impact the risk of developing depression in children

"The Rearing Environment and Risk for Major Depression: A Swedish National High-Risk Home-Reared and Adopted-Away Co-Sibling Control Study"--led by Kenneth S.For both the full and half-sibling groups, the protective effect of adoption disappeared when an adoptive parent or step-sibling had major depression or when the The study authors conclude that their results "further strengthen the evidence that high-quality rearing environments can mengfully reduce rates of major depression in individuals at high familial risk." The research also "supports efforts to improve the rearing environment in high-risk families as an approach to the primary prevention of major depression," the authors note.

Study focusing male body image portrayals on Instagram
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Study focusing male body image portrayals on Instagram

In a novel study based on men's image on Instagram, researchers found that the majority of posts showed men with low body fat, while only a small fraction depicted men with high body fat."Based on Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory, body image pictures on Instagram may, through positive modelling, help to counteract the obesity epidemic, with the portrayals leading men to lead more healthy lifestyles.

Child's home environment can impact risk of developing depression
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Child's home environment can impact risk of developing depression

Children's rearing environment has a meaningful impact on their risk for major depression later in life, a recent study has found and also noted the importance of nurturing environments when a child is at risk.

COVID-19 testing kits to be developed using RNA imaging
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COVID-19 testing kits to be developed using RNA imaging

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis, Canadian researchers will use a pioneering imaging technology called Mango, for its bright colour to develop coronavirus testing kits, says a new study.

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