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Celebrities strut catwalk in New York dress gala

Celebrities have burst onto New York Fashion Week, donning couture red dresses made by some of America's top designers and strutting the catwalk to raise money for heart disease. Actresses, TV personalities, sports celebrities and musicians were dressed in custom-made red evening gowns to raise money for what is the number one killer of women in the United States. The Red Dress Campaign is a charity gala that takes place each year during New York Fashion Week when organizers rely on the pulling power of popular names to rake in the cash.

More walking tied to lower stroke risk among men

By C. E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk, a new study suggests. And walking pace didn't seem to matter. Researchers said few studies have looked specifically at how both walking speed and walking time or distance are linked to stroke risk.

Catwalk with a view on first day of Paris fashion

Paris fashion week on Tuesday got off to a charmingly chaotic start with a rooftop catwalk show at which fashionistas played 'spot the model'. Fashion watchers who trekked up the eight flights to the top of Paris's famed Galeries Lafayette department store were rewarded with clear views of the Eiffel Tower on a sunny September day. But the models at Franco-Cambodian designer Christine Phung's first ever show were almost impossible to glimpse as they walked in a path hastily cleared among the milling crowd before being moved to an even less visible corner of the roof terrace.

N. Korea starts anniversary parade: state TV

North Korea on Saturday staged a major military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire, state television showed. Thousands of goose-stepping soldiers marched in Pyongyang's sprawling Kim Il-Sung square, with military bands leading the procession. ckp/ac

1,000 take part in walkathon on Alzheimer’s awareness in Muscat

Around 1,000 people participated in ‘Your Mind Matters: Remember 2013’ walkathon held on Monday.

Musician takes to Los Angeles streets to drop pounds, get fit

* Fitness buffs say brisk walking can do wonders for health * Using music to motivate, he encourages others to step out By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Feb 18 (Reuters) - People who believe a healthy lifestyle is expensive should speak to "Papa" Joe Aviance, a Los-Angeles musician who lost 250 pounds using the city's sidewalks as his treadmill, its parks as his gym and a discount store as his health food destination.
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