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image Snapchat Experiences Massive Q2 Growth Thanks To Face Filters

Wall Street Journal expectations.

Business Insider says, the main reason behind the enormous growth is the reality lenses feature of Snapchat. Many users of the app have appreciated the gender-switching filter.

Since the release of the new feature in May, Snapchat captivated 7 million new users on the app within five days. The company reported $388 million revenue in second-quarter, while Wall Street predicted $360 million. The Multimedia Messaging app company has been struggling for long to attract users. Competitors like Tik Tok is one of the reasons for losing users. Most of the social media platforms get a high growth when the content is new, but as time passes, chances to lose popularity may occur. Well, to hold the current users and bring new users, Snapchat has to keep updating its app with more new content.

image Cigarette Butt Litter Harms The Growth Of Plants

eft-over of cigarettes dropped in grass and soil could cut down the germination, or development, of plants. According to the study, about 5.6 trillion cigarettes are manufactured worldwide each year, and nearly 4.5 trillion butts are littered each year globally. The most common ingredient used in cigarettes filters is Cellulose Acetate, which is hazardous to the environment. A sample of 128 discarded cigarettes butts per square meter was taken in the city of Cambridge. It resulted that there was no difference between the harm caused by smoked cigarettes and unsmoked cigarettes. Environmental activists are in favor of banning cigarette filters. Cigarette smoke is also harmful to the environment

image Healthy Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

The study revealed that eating plant-based diets reduces the risk of developing diabetes by 23% as compared to taking non-plant based diets.

Researchers examined the data of more than 307,000 patients, of which 23,544 were having type 2 diabetes. The information demonstrates healthier plant-based alternatives can reduce blood pressure and weight while raising insulin sensitivity. On the other hand, eating unhealthy plant-based food would increase the risk of death by 11%. Qi Sun, a researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and study senior author said, "Overall, these data highlighted the importance of adhering to plant-based diets to achieve or maintain good health, and people should choose fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, tofu, and other healthy plant foods as the cornerstone of such diets."

image What Can Your DNA Tell You About Your Health?

which can be beneficial to understand your health condition.

Here are a few things that may entice you to take a test.

According to the National Institutes of Health, genetic tests can be helpful to determine about 2,000 hereditary diseases and conditions. DNA tests can identify whether you have any hereditary diseases like Huntington's disease, sickle cell anemia, Marfan syndrome, and cystic fibrosis. Presymptomatic genetic tests can find out hereditary diseases which you don't have presently, but it may develop later in your body, like diabetes. Sometimes healthy people can have mutations in their DNA that are connected with various genetic disorders, and it may affect your unborn child. A carrier test helps to know whether your DNA contains a mutation. A predictive genetic test makes you aware of the risk of having hereditary cancers, but they are not 100% accurate. Some tests signal you about the increased risk of diseases than can be prevented. A home DNA tests can also notify you about traits like lactose intolerance or higher body weight. It’s necessary to know that these trait tests have some limitations.