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Sophrology: a goal-oriented type of meditation

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What to do when your loved one has multiple sclerosis

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Lies we tell become truth to us in 45 mins, says study

According to a study, the lies that we make up take less than an hour to be accepted as truth by our brains. Older people are more likely to accept their own lies. EEG data shows that lying engaged brain processes responsible for working memory. The study suggests that a lie can embed itself in o.....

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Snoring poses for greater cardiac risk in women: Study

A research suggests that snoring while asleep will develop greater cardiac risk in women than men. The study presented at the annual meeting of Radiological Society of North America claims Obstructive Sleep Apnea and snoring are the reasons for the early impairment of cardiac function in women. I.....

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‘Know Your Status’ : Spreading awareness through testing

Dec 1 is World AIDS Day, marking 30th anniversary of red ribbon day. Commemorating the theme ‘Know Your Status,&rsqu.....

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Women aged 75 above prone to higher risk of breast cancer

Radiology society of North America has reported that women above 75 years of age have higher risk of getting breast cancer and should continue mammogram screening to detect its possibility. "The benefits of screening yearly after age 75 continue to outw.....

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Study says India may face a diabetes threat by 2030

According to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal nearly 98 million people of India may have type 2 diabetes by 2030. The worldwide number of adults affected is expected to increase

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Pakistani infant gets his large heart cut in Delhi

Doctors in a private hospital in Delhi successfully did a surgery on a 14-month-old infant from Pakistan who had a literally large heart. The left atrium of his heart had grown to 87 ml. The disease was diagnosed when his parents found him struggling to breathe and sleep. This is the first report.....

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Try these overnight face masks for a glowing skin

If you cannot find enough time to go to the salon to freshen up your skin, you can easily try these face masks at home to give you a natural and effective glow. Overnight turmeric and milk face mask brightens the skin. Overnight egg white face mask for tightening. Oats and honey face mask for tre.....

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Fruits have low-glycemic index: Dietitian Melissa Meier

Melissa Meier, dietitian opines that fruits are healthy and provide us fibre, antioxidants and has micronutrients. She says that when one wants to lose weight, fruits offer low-glycemic index. Fruits when eaten break down into sugar slow.....

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Premature delivery may affect babies’ brains: Survey

A survey conducted by IFPB showed that poor awareness on prematurity among women increases the birth of premature babies. It’s essential to be aware of the golden hours of brain development of babies to reduce the chances of premature delivery. The survey revealed that one in every five Ind.....

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Teaching kids to have junk food as part of a healthy diet

No matter how much you try to shield your kids from the clutches of junk food, they will find them. It is important to teach your kids to enjoy junk food in moderation, as part of an overall healthy diet. Teach them from an early age how certain foods give us energy and keep us healthy, while oth.....

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Data suggests og increasing number of cancer death in India

Incidence of cancer has more than doubled in 26 years, making it the second most common cause of death in India. Data by Indian Council of Medical Research reveals 14 lakh cancer patients in 2016, which is slated to increase. The government is trying to increase awareness about screening met.....

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Pneumonia may take lives of nearly 11 mn kids by 2030: Study

Nearly 11 mn children under the age of 5 will likely to die due to pneumonia by 2030, says a study jointly conducted by Johns Hopkins University and ‘Save the Children’. The study said it is in developing countries the infectious killer takes the.....

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Chromotherapy treats mood - related health issues

Chromotherapy, or colour therapy, is the use of specific coloured light to treat health problems, especially psychological and mood-related issues. The body has different energy fields called chakras, and chromotherapy assumes an illness.....

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Do we shrink with age

Getting shorter is one of the indignities of aging. This has something to do with the inner part of cushiony discs between our vertebrae, which are spongy and gelatinous. As we grow older, these discs retain lesser water and settle down, making us shorter, says Dr. Frank Schwab, spine service chi.....

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How to keep your body fit and healthy after forty

Here are 5 exercises to improve movement in your key joints when you reach your forties: T-Spine Joint Mobilizations, to strengthen upper-spine. Spine Circles, to alleviate back pain. Hip Flexor Stretch, to increase hip stability. Ankle Stretch: Plantar Flexion Lift Off, to increase mobility of y.....

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How a vegetarian diet can help Lupus patients

Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of skin, joints, and vital organs, and certain foods like meat and dairy can aggravate its symptoms. A plant- based diet excludes meat and diary, and is ideal for Lupus patients. Plant-based foods contain fiber and phytonutrients which .....

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High cholesterol in youth may lead to health issues later

It is known that high levels of LDL-C, known as bad cholesterol, can lead to serious cardiovascular problems in older people. According to a new study, young, healthy people should be equally careful with their cholesterol levels. Experts say the study provides insights on the risk factors that c.....

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First multi organ retrieval at RML hospital

In a first of its kind in Dr Ram Manohar  Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday, a multi organ retrieval was done on a 25 year old brain dead patient. The family of an accident victim decided to donate his organs after he was declared brain dead on arrival. The doctors were able to retrie.....

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What our nose speaks of our health

Our nose can tell surprising things about our overall health and impending diseases. A bad sense of smell usually signals an early death, unless if you have a cold.If you are smelling things in the air that is not around, then its part of a pre-migraine aura. Poor smelling abilities directly link.....

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Nutrition and health goals and their problems

Goals are things that you can cross off your list which will or won’t be completed. While values are things you nurture and things that you can do right now but the nature of values is that they can never actually be achieved. The way you care for yourself over time with sleep, nutrition et.....

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Vegetables and their health benefits

Apart from the dietary supplements and tastiness that vegetables provide, there are certain ingredients present in them that have a positive impact on our overall health. Vegetables contain cellulose, a spongy compound that makes up the fiber in the diet, improving the sheer bulk of our stools. T.....

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Self-regulation of parents can help in toddler obesity

Self-regulation of parents can help manage the obesity issues of toddlers, according to study. Parents can help their kids to learn this through playing that assist in many situations. It relieves them from eating much and maintains kids’ healthy weight. Infant obesity raises blood pressure.....

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Healthier the mind, better the sleep is

A peaceful mind can foster happier dreams. Peace of mind is a state of inner peace and harmony. Study proposes that individuals with higher levels of peace of mind may be better able to regulate their emotions, not only in the waking state but also during dreaming, whereas the opposite may be tru.....

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Vegetarian diet can help save the planet

More Americans are adapting a plant-based diet to improve health and conserve the environment, and a recent study shows that this can reduce environmental burden by 42-84%. Also, avoiding meat and dairy can help solve the climate crisis and free up land taken up by livestock, which can then be us.....

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Eating almonds maintains blood sugar levels in students

Snacking on almonds can help compensate for students who skip breakfast. Munching almonds can help to maintain better blood sugar levels in students in spite of not having a filling breakfast. Almonds are rich in protein, vitamin E, magnesium and healthy fats as well. These nuts are appealing to .....

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Best ways to serve fruits to kids

Dietician Jillian Kubala, MS, RD, lists out the best fruits to give kids. Fruits that are low in sugar are raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, grapefruit, papaya and watermelon while cherries, mangoes, bananas, grapes and figs should be consumed in moderation as they are high in sugar. Juices and sm.....

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New health warning images on cigarette packs

The ministry of Health and Family affairs has announced that the health warning images appearing on cigarette packets will be replaced with a new one, with effect from September 1, 2018. The ministry has released two set of images, of which the first one will be valid for the first 12 months; sub.....

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Super foods that help to minimize facial pores

Clear skin without clogged or enlarged pores is everyone’s dream. Pore strips, scrubs and face masks can solve the problem only temporarily and not effectively. Eating healthy can help a lot in reducing their appearance. Natural foods such as kiwi, sunflower seeds, coconut oil and sweet pot.....

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Sex drive and menstrual cycles

A definite connection between sex drive and menstrual cycle has been discovered. While some women may feel increased sexual energy during ovulation, others experience it during their actual period. High levels of estrogen may increase libido. Hormonal contraception that blocks ovulation may also .....

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Balancing the chakras through changes in diet

Here are tips to create a chakra-friendly diet: Chakras are wheel-like energy centers that reflect the consciousness and run the length of our spines. They help to ensure that all our body functions are in optimum conditions. Through unblocking and balancing our chakras, we equip ourselves with n.....

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Exercise can help fight a cold, says study

According to a study, exercise could help people from a cold. Shivering is one of the first defences against cold, as it boosts body’s heat production. As per the new research, exercise could help the muscle shiver longer to remain warm. So, people who live in extreme cold conditions, could.....

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Reasons why women get more migraines

Researchers have found that it is the sex hormones that are responsible for higher prevalence of migraine in women. The study found sex hormones in the proximity of trigeminal nerve and connected blood vessels in the head to be responsible for triggering the condition. These conditions are at the.....

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Cycling helps improve mental health, Study

A study by Barcelona Institute of Global Health has found that cycling can have greatest health benefits including mental health and also reduces the feeling of loneliness. It focussed on four major spheres of mental health like anxiety, depression, loss of emotional, control and psychological we.....

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Dealing with children having classroom ODD

Classroom Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) has symptoms like anger, defiance to rules and tendency to argue or irritate. It can occur in kids from impaired families, those with demanding parents or a history of mental illness. Such students can be tackled by letting them showcase their skills......

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Samsung Health shuts down service integration

Samsung Health, a full-featured health and wellness application, shuts down its service integration, removing UV, temperature, humidity and all connected services. Currently, it supports syncing to Fitbit, Jawbone etc. This capability will help you use the upcoming Samsung smartwatch with new fun.....

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Tremolite found in green crayons of Playskool

U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found Tremolite, a type of asbestos in green crayons of Playskool. Hasbro, owner of Playskool Crayons, considers the issue very seriously. Lab test reported that no asbestos was in their product and the company claims that all their products go t.....

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Glaucoma: Eyes disease that affects nearly 70mn

A study finds Glaucoma, an eye disease, affecting nearly 70mn. worldwide, may be an autoimmune disease, a medical condition, where the immune system attacks the body’s own cells. Little is known of Glaucoma’s origin, which damages the retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. .....

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Health mela to spread awareness about mohalla clinics

The Delhi government will be organising a health mela from October 24-28 to spread awareness about the number of mohalla clinics in a particular locality and the kind of services provided by them. The Delhi government is presently running over 150 mohalla clinics across the city. They are plannin.....

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Taking care of our diet without fear

As the epidemic of obesity is on the rise, the choice of what to consume or not is taken to extreme by some people. Cutting down on food, like going oil-free can set long-lasting food fears. Keeping a food journal ups the relationship between mental state and the food one ingests. Keeping away fr.....

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Beneficial seeds with nutrients for tasty snacks

Fruits and vegetable seeds are rich with nutrients. It can be used as snacks. Watermelon seeds are powerhouses of protein; papaya seeds high with Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus. Pumpkin seeds are antioxidants; flaxseeds control blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol; sunflower for asthma, ha.....

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Healthy nuts and seed snacks, high on nutrients

Nuts and seeds are rich nutrient foods that helps digestion, energy, boost brain and control heart disease. Snack recipes with Rosemary and Garlic roasted Almonds, Dark chocolate chunks, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts, Brussels Sprouts Pesto with Sunflower seeds, Nutty Plum Brownies, Pumpk.....

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Soy-rich diet may reduce risk of osteoporosis

A study suggests that women need to consume soy rich food rather than corn rich food. Tofu and soy milk may counter the negative effects of menopause on bone health. It showed that those following soy diet had stronger tibia bones in the knee and ankle joints. Lack of physical activity and weight.....

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Add ginger to your diet for health benefits

Ginger is known for its healing and medicinal properties. This spice can treat nausea effectively. It fights inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and this property can work well in relieving menstrual pain. It controls and monitors cholesterol level, as its enzyme increases your body’s cho.....

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Say no to both hookah and cigarettes, Study

It was found that smoking the hookah for 30 minutes can result in developing cardiovascular risk factors similar to that of cigarette smoking, making hookah more hazardous to health. The heart rate, blood pressure, arterial stiffness, blood nicotine and exhaled carbon monoxide levels in 48 hookah.....

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How to detangle knotted hair

Knots and tangled hair is a pain to look after and it disturbs you. A little care can fix it. Tips include: Combing with wider gap bristles, styling hair when it is dry, properly drying it, using a homemade hair mask regularly, braid hair before sleeping in a loose plait and use silk or satin pil.....

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Health spotlight turned on the powerful Vitamin D

The many benefits of Vitamin D, a nutrient synthesized in our skin when exposed to sunlight and present in some foods is being uncovered. While it has been known to help regulate calcium in the body and strengthen bones, it might also protect against heart failure, diabetes, cancer, respiratory t.....

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Diet soda as bad as regular soda

Drinking diet soda does not have the benefits of low sugar volume as it claims to be. It causes similar damage as by drinking regular cola. It tends to trigger weight gain, diabetes and dementia. Experts suggest putting away diet soda as obesity rates are a cause of concern in many countries. The.....

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Pediatricians concerned about chemicals in food

Pediatricians advises parents to be cautious about plastic containers, avoid processed meats and to take other steps to limit kids exposure to food additives. These chemicals can affect a child’s hormones and development making them susceptible because their dose of exposure is higher than .....

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Here’s what CBD can and cannot do

The compound Cannabidiol or CDB found in cannabis is being studied more for managing certain health conditions. It can help in reducing anxiety, sleep issues, chronic pain. It is a neuroprotective agent and an antioxidant and supports healthy gut. But, it can’t do the following: Cure cancer.....

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Monsoon tips to take care of your body

During the monsoon, your body needs the utmost care, as you need to take care of your face and hair. Scrub away the grimy layer, which accumulates over the body. Even in monsoon, the skin needs moisturization. Sunscreen is essential even on a gloomy and rainy day. When you are drenched, do not le.....

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Mistakes to avoid while working out on your own

Exercising incorrectly can cause injuries and other serious issues in the long run. One common mistake people make is jogging on their heels, it’s better to run on the balls of the feet. Avoid looking down while doing squats. Do not let your knees cave in while lifting weights or during squ.....

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Water cannot boost metabolism or cut down calories

Drinking water immediately after waking up may not boost metabolism as is popularly claimed. Nutritionist Alex Caspero explains that drinking water first thing in the morning can help stay hydrated but does not actually burn more calories. The best way to boost resting metabolic rate therefore is.....

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Beet your way to a healthy liver

Our liver is responsible for getting rid of toxic wastes and filtering out the waste from the blood. All the processed foods that we eat can make our liver toxic from the buildup of wastes. Beetroots contain an array of nutrients that helps detoxifying liver, digestive system and kidneys. It brea.....

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The many health benefits of peaches

Peaches are good in summer as it is power-packed with antioxidants and dietary fibre and fortified with vitamins. It has anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it good for the skin. It helps in acting as an anti-obesity agent increasing cardio health. It helps in avoiding cancer and diabetes. I.....

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Go gluten-free for a better life

Sufferers of the autoimmune digestive disorder, Celiac disease, are gluten sensitive and has to cut gluten and there have been proven results that tells us of it. You can always munch on the antioxidant, vitamin cocktail of fresh fruits and vegetables. Losing that winter weight is actually easier.....

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Promote breastmilk feeding for lifelong health benefits

Mother’s milk have many well-established advantages over infant formula. It boosts the immune system and prepare babies for a healthy diet. It actually provides a complex array of carbohydrates that the beneficial bacteria needs to live and reproduce. A healthy infant microbiota informs the.....

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Why is it important to wash your face in the morning?

It is common to wash away the grime and dirt from our face while going to bed. However, we skip on the same ritual on waking up. During sleep, the sweating can cause impurities and pollutants on the skin. Our body goes through metabolic process which leads to toxins accumulating in the pores. Gen.....

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Eyes, Hair and Skin can reveal the state of health

Various underlying health issues can be known to the state of one’s eyes and skin. Ophthalmologist and Optometrists can spot health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol and tumours by looking at our eyes. State of hair can point to health issues like hyperthyroidism and PCOS. Skin problem.....

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Overlooked flaws in health tech

Digital health has taken giant strides in the past few years with the advent of smart watches like Apple and Fitbit. But these technologies struggle to help people with greater medical emergencies. There is another glaring problem; people don’t like going to see the doctor. Incorporating te.....

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Beat stress by making these life changes

You can beat the stress effectively by adopting a few lifestyle changes. You need to start unwinding with a physical activity. Adopting good management skills to prioritise your task and allotting time to complete them will help. Start using herbs in your diets to manage the negative effects of s.....

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Surprising ways to get more sleep

Night is a time for serenity and good sleep. There are enough distractions in the modern world to disturb a good night’s sleep. For a good night’s sleep firstly ditch the Smartphone. Before going to bed keep your legs up, as the fluids are pushed to the groin area so to urinate excess.....

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Cannabis affecting the brain to eat more

Researchers found cannabis can trigger specific brain regions to shift to hungry mode. They did this by dosing lab rats with cannabis vapor to trigger the hunger hormones. A particular family of compounds called cannabinoids, particularly THC is responsible for the psychological effects of stimul.....

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‘Having it all’ can impact your mental health

Balancing everything in our life and the perpetual tension of keeping everything upright and moving can have significant consequences for our mental health. The perpetual pursuit of better, bigger and bolder life is physically and emotionally destructive. The root cause is usually the overly dema.....

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Drinks to control diabetes naturally

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease which occurs when pancreas produce little or no insulin. Besides water, include these drinks in diet to manage diabetes better. Karela juice helps control the blood sugar levels in the body. Methi water lowers blood sugar in people with diabetes. Barley wate.....

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Learn how cancer spreads through our body

Cancer spreads through stages defining the tumor’s location. In Stage 0, the cancer is present where it originated and hasn’t spread. Stage 1 cancer is when it spreads to the nearby tissue only. Stages 2 & 3 are regional spread and can be detected in the lymph nodes. Stage 4 or me.....

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All you need to know about Sciatica Nerve pain

Sciatic Nerve pain typically affects lower back and the pain radiates down to hips and buttocks. Usually the nerve pain affects only one side of the body. This condition usually occurs when a herniated disc or narrowing of the spine compresses a part of the nerve. The compression of the nerve res.....

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Shigella scare in Kozhikode: New infection strikes

After the deadly nipah outbreak in Kozhikode, a two-year-old boy died of shigella infection here today. Two more children are undergoing treatment. Contaminated food or water, or contact with an infected person could lead to infection. Symptoms are sudden abdominal cramping, fever, diarrhoea that.....

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Here’s why eating fish will help you live longer

A study found eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can lower the risk of early death from diseases like cancer and heart disorders. Fish, being a good source of lean protein helps in weight loss. It lowers the levels of bad or LDL cholesterol, which in turn, will stop plaque fo.....

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Remedies to cure hair loss and get healthy tresses

Hair loss or alopecia which occurs with increasing age has become common among the youth as well these days. Factors responsible include trauma, stress, unhealthy lifestyle and deficiency of essential nutrients. Over use of cosmetic styling products can aggravate this problem. Consult a certified.....

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Drug to treat malaria gets approval for first time in 60 yrs

The US for the first time in 60 years has given approval to a drug, tafenoquine, to treat malaria. The drug is used to treat a kind of recurring form of malaria that makes 8.5 million people ill each year. This type of malaria is a particular challenge to get rid of as it can remain dormant in th.....

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Solve acidity issues using cloves

One of the medicinal benefits of clove is to cure acidity. The best way to use cloves is to add them in curries or rice dishes to avoid digestive trouble. Chew two to three cloves to release the juices into the body and enjoy instant relief from acidity. Eat crushed cloves with cardamom to help m.....

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Learn to decode period blood’s different colours

Menstrual blood changes colours sometimes the next day in the same cycle or the next month. The colors are different from the normal rich red color due to the proteins that keep the blood thin. Sometimes the water in the blood evaporates giving it a concentrated color. Dilution with other cervica.....

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Mediterranean diet may improve academic performance

According to a recent study, following Mediterranean diet may improve adolescent’s academic performance. The study stated that improved sleep quality following a Mediterranean diet may indirectly improve the cognitive abilities. Previous studies have shown that following such diet can prote.....

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A vegan diet can work wonders for your mood

Plant-based foods are loaded with nutrients that enhance brain health and improve moods. They contain specific nutrients that are not found in animal products, including magnesium, healthy, unsaturated fats, complex carbohydrates and building blocks of the brain, omega-3 fatty acids. A vegan diet.....

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Natural remedies to treat cracked heals

Feet need special care as they are directly exposed to dirt and they also lack oil glands. Use moisturizer twice a day to get rid of cracked feet. Soak your feet in warm water with honey as it helps to peel off dead skin. Wipe the area between toes as it is prone to fungal infections. Avoid open-.....

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Fenugreek with Onions good for heart patient with diabetes

Fenugreek and onion prevents cardio-vascular diseases and scientist at Mysore’s CSIR have found a mechanism using them to protect heart-related disorders in diabetic patients. Fibre-rich fenugreek seeds and sulfur compound-rich onion can lower both sugar and lipid. Their anti-oxidant potent.....

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Fight body odour with some basic and small things

Body odour is a foul smell coming out of our body when bacteria break down sweat into acids. Though it is embarrassing, it can be reduced by small basic things. Take a shower daily and keep your armpits clean especially if you sweat a lot. Get rid of your hair in your underarms. Lastly apply appl.....

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Treat Constipation Naturally

Constipation is a condition which affects digestive system and the person may face difficulty in passing out faeces. There are some natural ways to treat constipation. Since dehydration is a common cause of constipation, it is important to drink plenty of water. A healthy diet, aplenty of fibre c.....

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Tobacco Co offers alternatives to NHS doctors, nurses

The world’s biggest cigarette company, Philip Morris International that offered smoke free tobacco products to NHS staff has invited criticism. The company, to mark 70th birthday of the health service, offered doctors and nurses cigarette alternatives to help them to quit smoking.  Und.....

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Non –surgical methods to remove gallbladders

A study named Non-surgical Management of Gallstones in the journal Progress in Liver Diseases has suggested non-surgical procedures in removing gallbladders. Oral acid pills are used to dissolve the gallstones. In contact dissolution therapy, MTBE is injected. Percutataneous Cholecystectomty meth.....

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Nature’s way of curing and preventing dengue

Try out nature’s way of curing and preventing dengue, the major scare of the monsoons. Giloy leaves enhance the immune system. Papaya leaves help increase the platelet count. Fenugreek leaves brings down fever. To prevent dengue, clear away standing waters, use natural mosquito repellents a.....

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Detox drinks to lose weight

If you are on a quest to shed some extra kilos, detox drinks can be very effective. Lemon and ginger can do wonders as ginger aids in digestion and lemon fights production of free radicals in the body. Cucumber and mint helps flush out toxins. Green tea suppresses the free radicals and cranberry .....

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Staying outdoors good for health

According to the study, it was found that spending time outdoors seemed to have discernible benefits for physical and mental health. Nature walks improved your short-term memory. Spending the time in nature can combat depression and other mental health issues. Being outdoors gives de-stressing ef.....

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Have healthy vision with Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for Eye health. A balanced diet along with Vitamin A protects the eyes and the vision from Macular degeneration. Sweet potatoes, carrots, kale are among the most concentrated sources of Vitamin C. While the vitamin is best ingested in natural form, some people m.....

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The main causes for male infertility

In India the problem of infertility in men is often overlooked. Igenomix, a pioneer in reproductive genetics, have listed some causes for infertility in men. Excessive alcohol consumption and can affect fertility.  Too much stress can affect the quality of sperm in men. Tight clothing in gro.....

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Childhood trauma linked to behavioural problems in their own

Children born to parents with severe childhood trauma are more likely to have higher rates of behavioural health problems, according to a new study.  Children of parents who had four or more adverse childhood experiences were at double the risk of having attention deficit hyper activity diso.....

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Helpful tips for parents to help children's anxiety

Chronic mental disorders in children have roots in childhood experiences. These can be handled if self-regulation is instilled at a very young age. Psychologically when children sense external stressors, the amygdale in brain registers these as a threat and are seen as an over-drive mode. Experts.....

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Tulsi is the best way for weight loss

Tulsi or Holy Basil can be a great natural remedy for weight loss as it is low in calories but high in essential nutrients, providing a range of health benefits. It enhances your metabolism and improving the process of burning fat. Drinking basil tea promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gu.....

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Good news for skin: Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is no less than a magic potion that is an effective cure for many problems. It contains good bacteria and helps in getting rid of acne and pimples. It contains alpha hydroxy acids and is effective in reducing age spots. It can be used as a toner since it helps to balance the p.....

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Include olive oil in diet

Olive oil must be included in diet due to its many benefits. It contains antioxidants which lower the growth of cancerous cells. It slows the natural ageing process of the body. It lowers cholesterol levels keeping the heart healthy, helps in better digestion, boosts metabolism and is a great sou.....

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Here’s what you should know about vertical diet

Vertical diet is a performance based nutritional framework starting with highly bio-available micronutrients that support easily digestible macrnutrients that can adjust to your body’s needs. It is designed for high-performance athletes looking to get stronger and bigger. Its main goal is t.....

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Study finds cinnamon oil could prevent bacterial infections

Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia found that cinnamon essential oil could prevent infection from bacteria that are resistant to the most potent antibiotics. They investigated cinnamaldehyde, a major component of cinnamon essential oil, and saw that it inhibited th.....

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Go on a sugar detox diet

Try to avoid sugar for five days using these tips. Drink smarter since sugar-sweetened beverages are leading sources of added sugar in diets. Add fresh fruit or cucumber slices to water. Choose healthy alternatives for snacks like smoothies and granola bars that are loaded with sugar. Boost food .....

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Answer to a healthy body, foods that keep body in balance

Human body needs a balance between the body’s functioning and energy. A diet of Whole-food and plant-based foods is the correct balance that is the answer to a healthy body. You can use the expansive/contractive theory using whole plant-based foods every day for keeping track of your f.....

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North Korean children lack nutrition, water, medicines: UN

The UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock said about a fifth all North Korean children are enduring malnutrition, drinking water and a shortage of medicines. He said it has much progressed in the last 20 years but significant humanitarian challenges remain. The UN is try.....

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Women come forward for sterilizing but men don’t

Men shy away from sterilization while women are taking the responsibility for family planning. The data shows only 1.2% men opted for non-scalpel Vasectomy while 98.7% women underwent tubectomy. This skewed percentage is despite the fact that men get higher incentives for it. Health official will.....

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Indian superfoods that can give you a health boost

Some Indian local ingredients used in traditional cuisines can ring a boost to our health and are called superfoods. Amla with its great source of Vitamin C boosts immunity, slows skin ageing, keeps heart healthy. Amarnath is gluten free and is rich in proteins, calcium and iron. Drumstick or Mor.....

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Meet your daily water requirements with fluid based food

Dehydration can be countered by consuming flavored water and water based foods. A yellow colored urine means you are not drinking enough water. Substitute water with other fluids like buttermilk, coconut water, plain milk, or soup. Take a bottle of water to work or while travelling. Various veget.....

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Skin-caring habits that actually damage skin

You must take care of the skin but there are some skincare habits that actually will damage your skin. One major damaging habit is using the skincare products constantly. Lifestyle habits like smoking can also damage the skin. You must stop picking your pimples, scrubbing your face too many times.....

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Low-salt diet reduces lifestyle disorders

Excess of salt leads to lifestyle disorders such as high BP and heart diseases. Dietary intake of sodium for a person is less than 2,300mg per day. Compare labels of packaged foods to check sodium content. Choose fresh and frozen products that are not injected with sodium. Include potassium rich .....

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Perils women need to know about post-menopause

Post-menopausal women tend to be more susceptible to tooth loss and periodontal disease; so, good oral hydiene is a must. They also tend to develop sleep apnoea with typical signs of sleep disorder due to drop in progesterone hormone. They are also prone to develop diseases like Type 2-diabetes, .....

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Unwanted legacy of inherited emotions

Emotions can be transmitted across generations due to parental modelling and/or abusive behaviours. A mental health counsellor advises parents to avoid exposing children to feelings of anger, shame, guilt, anxiety, helplessness, insecurity and jealousy. She also advises to not be selfish, not go .....

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Folic acid during pregnancy can prevent mental illness

A new study reveals that prenatal exposure to folic acid fortification is associated with a reduced risk for symptoms of psychosis. Increased in utero folic acid exposure was associated with changes in later brain development. Thus, safe and affordable intervention can begin from the womb for sch.....

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Air pollution may be aggravating diabetes, says study

A new study found that air pollution is responsible for about 14% of diabetes worldwide. Genetics, weight, activity level and diet also influence the risk of the disease. Fine particles belched out by the cars and factories, and generated through chemical reactions in the atmosphere, hang around .....

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Losing weight may not be the panacea

A therapist emphasizes that losing weight to get rid of illnesses or disorders is not the best or only solution though most overweight people tend to assume losing weight would solve all health issues. For emotional overeaters, those with lifestyle diseases like diabetes and for those who gain we.....

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Tips to get rid of an itchy mosquito bite

Mosquito bites can get really itchy and causes redness and swelling on the skin. Here are a few tips to help you deal with it. Applying a cold pack or ice cube or baking soda paste can soothe it temporarily. Rubbing with alcohol wipes destroys the mosquito protein left behind. Apply an anti-infla.....

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Memory loss in COPD patients may improve with oxygen therapy

A study shows individuals suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a higher risk of dementia. It suggests that oxygen therapy may improve the cerebral oxygen delivery, blood flow and neurovascular function in such patients. It also reduces the risk of cerebral diseases l.....

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Other Europeans following the Spanish in skipping meat

Nearly 61% of Spain have gone meat-free with Germany, Poland at 57% and 55%, both Italy and France at 45%. This is due to the plant based movement that is picking up momentum. It is easier to adopt a plant-based diet due to the delicious, gourmet, vegan food products that are available now that w.....

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Learn to make an easy skin cooling mist at home

Summer is here with rising temperature coming in the way of enjoying the outdoors. You can bathe the overheated skin with a cooling solution made at home with simple ingredients. All you need is a cucumber, fresh aloe, melted coconut oil and cool water. This DIY cooling concoction can be mist on .....

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Signs that show you’re affected by a Quarter Life Crisis

The 20s are the best years in life but it is also a time filled with a uncertainty, conflict and frustration brought on by a quarter life crisis. You might feel like packing your bags and leave for obscure places, at the same time, you want a steady job and life. You love kids but scared to have .....

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Cigarette smoke may cause sleep apnoea in children

The findings from a study suggest that children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to snore which is also a sign of underlying health condition. It gives evidence to show how harmful cigarette smoke can be to developing children. The study throws light on how snoring may contribute to i.....

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Celebrating the goodness of dark chocolate

July 7 is celebrated as ‘World Chocolate day’. Let’s discuss some of the health benefits that dark chocolate gives us. This superfood is filled with antioxidants, minerals, polyphenols and flavonoids. It helps in better brain function, helps combat heart disease, relieves stress.....

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How hormones determine hunger and satiety

Hormones have been discovered to be a possible reason for voracious appetites. Hormones such as neuropeptide Y, agouti-related peptide, melanocyte-stimulating hormone, ghrelin, insulin-like peptide are responsible for feelings of hunger and satiety. This could help in creating pills that can conv.....

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Diet rich in Nuts can boost sperm count

In a clinical trial it has been found that regular consumption of nuts can boost sperm count in men. Diet rich in nuts can boost sperm count, vitality and motility significantly. Nuts contain omega-3, antioxidants and folate. In the clinical trail the team included healthy young men between the a.....

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Be healthy by packing in these superfoods

Fitness experts recommends well-balanced vegetarian diet for people of all ages to be healthy. Diets rich in essential nutrients combined with regular physical activity is effective. You can add superfoods like protein rich Quinoa to increase metabolism and reduce appetite, nutritious oats packed.....

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Soothe sunburn with natural remedies

When you have sunburn, it can be naturally alleviated using natural remedies. Aloe is a very good remedy to cool sunburn. Cucumbers can help and soothe the burn. Potatoes when applied to skin, it can be a good remedy. Strawberries too can relieve sunburn. Green tea, apple cider vinegar, white vin.....

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Coping with your pregnant aches and pains

Pregnant mothers experince lost of pain and aches. Restriction on treating ailments and illnesses during pregnancy makes it worse. But there are some tips to cope with them. Back pain, both lower or upper, can be treated by stretching, massage or chiropractic care (if doctor approved). Manage Sci.....

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Americans bad at washing hands

U.S Department of agriculture found 97% Americans don’t wash their hands properly during food preparation leading to cross-contamination of food and other surfaces resulting in food-borne diseases. We need to first wet our hands with water, apply soap and lather well. Then rub our hands, pa.....

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Long hours work makes women diabetes patient by 70%

A Quebec University Hospital study finds that there is 70% higher risks of diabetes in women who work more than 45 hours or over a week. However, there is no such risks are bound to men who work longer, is said. Global estimates indicate that 439 million adults will be living with diabetes by 203.....

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Body positivity for pregnant women

Maternity wear brand Storq is empowering women by emphasizing body positivity. It uses actual pregnant women as models, who are of different sizes and in different stages of pregnancy. The photos have not been retouched. Shot by Nicki Sebastian, the images have been appreciated. Storq has become .....

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Here’s how to deal with keto diet constipation

Keto diet has lots of benefits but it’s major drawback is constipation, caused due to the lack of fiber in this diet so you need to eat more fiber in your meals. Drinking a cup of hot lemon water with a tsp of apple cider vinegar the first thing in the morning also can help. Take time to st.....

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Know about your menstrual cycle’s phases

The menstrual cycle has 4 phases. It starts with the Menstrual phase lasting for a week where your uterine lining sheds causing you to bleed. Follicular phase starts the same day as menstrual phase with FSH being secreted. Ovulation is the phase where a matured egg cell is released. Luteal is aft.....

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Benefits of massaging your bundle of joy

Here are reasons why massaging your baby’s tiny body is important. Paediatricians explain that skin-to-skin contact helps soothe babies amid all the changes they have to deal with. It helps regulate body functions like breathing and heart rate and improves sleep. It is great for bonding wit.....

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Probiotics calms down rodents but not people

Research has found that probiotics can reduce anxiety in rodents but not for people. But scientists doesn’t rule out the possibility of probiotic, microorganisms found in yoghurts, as a possible therapy for anxiety and other cognitive issues in the future. They also suggest humans to seek p.....

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Eating disorders can affect anyone

The negative effect of parents or relatives commenting on a child’s weight, even if he/she is healthy results in eating disorders at an young age.  Later school stress, relationships with friends, life at home and being bullied can make things worse. Eating disorders need not be just s.....

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Know more about Carbon Monoxide poisoning to save a life

Carbon Monoxide poisoning is a silent killer, since it is colorless and odorless; so can leak undetected and harm humans, animals and even fetuses. It is usually found in fuel-burning fumes by vehicles. Some common symptoms are headaches, nausea, short of breath with chest pain and light-headed. .....

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Explore the seven spiritual wonders

While the Seven Wonders of the world are well-known, here are seven spiritual wonders.  Revealed by the Almighty, the first is the Soul that is unique to human beings. The Supreme being of God, the World of Souls linked with the physical world, the law of Karma, Satyuga(Heaven,) interplay of.....

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Here’s indigestion causes that you didn’t know about

Indigestion refers to upset stomach or discomfort in upper abdomen and causes bloating, vomiting and nausea. Apart from the common causes of indigestion, we never knew about the following. Under Stress and anxiety our body goes through hormonal changes causing indigestion. Smoking, working out af.....

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Turmeric tea is the latest super drink for weight loss

Turmeric is a vital part of Ayurveda, experts say including it in your diet helps lose weight and stay fit. Its growing popularity in the west has led to people incorporating it in their lattes and teas. Turmeric tea helps in reducing fat percentage and post pregnancy weight loss. It also has ant.....

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Why your mouth hurts while eating pineapple

Enjoying a pineapple on a summer day is one refreshing experience but your mouth would hurt after eating. There is a creepy reason for it; its actually because ‘bromelain’ found in pineapple starts breaking down the proteins in your mouth. It is actually used as a meat tenderizer. It .....

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Walnuts can help prevent Type-2 diabetes

A new study shows that people who eat walnuts are at lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those who don’t eat nuts. Walnuts that are a rich source of recommended polyunsaturated fat also contain significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), protein and fiber. Eating walnuts res.....

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Endometriosis and what you need to know

Endometriosis, a commonly misdiagnosed condition, leaves women in pain and misguided removal of reproductive organs. Uterine cells start growing elsewhere in the body, causing pain and infertility. OB/GYN doctors might not be an expert on this, as it has been under-addressed. It targets even chil.....

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An insight on memory loss during pregnancy

A study suggests that pregnancy can affect memory temporarily post-delivery. To deal with memory loss one can keep notes of activities, maintain order at home, try mnemonic devices, sleep and exercise well.  Share your work burden with your partner to keep stress away. Consult a doctor if th.....

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Feminine odours that indicate health issues

Each and every woman have their unique vaginal smell but a drastic change in the smell indicates various health conditions. A fishy smell indicates more attention has to done for personal hygiene. A yeasty or smell of bread tells of yeast infection. An ammonia smell can be UTI or BV. A rotten sme.....

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Sleeping naked next to your partner improves health, study

Physical closeness with your partner increases health. Research shares that it adds relish and health. Sleeping nude diminish stress and blood pressure level; lowers the cortisol production. It slows down the aging process and aids to regulate weight loss. It raises breathing quality, sperm quali.....

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The advantage of getting a bone checkup in older women

US PSTF reported instructions for the benefits of bone check-ups in women. Extreme drinkers, smokers and parents with fractured hip are involved. Lack of Estrogen production can lower the growth of new bone tissues and risk of Osteoporosis. Studies focused on women found the cause to be menopause.....

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The advantages of drinking blue tea

Like other variants of tea, blue tea offers many health benefits. It absorbs iron from food. Catechins present in it helps in weight loss and improves metabolism. It has anti-aging properties; act as an antioxidant. It is rich in Polyphenols and averts Type 1 diabetes, fatty liver issue, enhance .....

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A guide for a healthy diet during pregnancy

A nutritious diet plays a vital role in pregnancy. In the 1st trimester include a diet rich in folates and calcium for the foetus to develop. Include carbs, protein and ginger to deal with morning sickness. Add fats and iron in the 2nd trimester for the baby to grow. Have vitamin C, calcium, magn.....

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Eat these foods to sleep your insomnia away

Most of us have trouble sleeping and staying away from our mobile devices or even cutting out caffeine a few hours before bedtime doesn’t work at times. These foods can help you fall asleep if you eat them a few hours before bedtime: Honey (2-3 tsp in warm milk), Bananas have natural muscle.....

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Kerala turning out to have diversification in diseases

Kerala is reporting a host of diseases that were less common and unreported earlier. The communicable ones spreading in Kerala show that it has immigrated from other states. The non-communicable ones, like cancer and diabetes, are due to the alterations being adopted in lifestyle. Localized incid.....

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Fatigue maybe a symptom of endometriosis

A study links fatigue as a common symptom of endometriosis. It is a condition where the endometrial cells inside the womb grow in other areas such as the ovaries and the abdominal cavity. It can be treated with drugs, hormone therapy, and surgery. Patients also need to take steps to address fatig.....

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Alkaline foods to remove acid from the body

While some foods that make your body acidic, there are some which remove acid from your body. Almonds are alkaline in nature and promote in good health. Cucumbers have diuretic properties which help to break down uric acid from the body. Cabbage promotes alkanity and helps fight cancer. Lemon bei.....

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Myths about epidural during childbirth busted

Epidural anaesthesia is widely used in pain management for women in labour. However, there are some myths associated with it. There is no evidence to claim that epidural could cause cerebral palsy. It is also false that epidural can increase the risk of having a C-section. It also cannot affect t.....

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Go vegan with these smart food swaps

Veganism is more than a hipster fad and is now seriously considered a way of life with better health options. Some smart food swaps with vegan alternatives will make this conversion easier. You can use nut milk for dairy milk, olive oil instead of butter, eat frozen bananas instead of ice cream, .....

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Habits for health and happiness

Here are habits to be cultivated that help in becoming healthier and happier. Commit to doing simple physical exercises for 45 minutes daily. Write down one thing you are grateful for. Drink three litres of water daily. Commit to getting rid of a bad habit. Reflect on your day for few moments dai.....

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Natural boosters for skin protection

Sunlight helps to enhance our mood and get vitamin D to achieve immunity and a healthy glow to the skin. Over exposure can cause skin cancer, sun burn, dehydration, chronic dry eye syndrome etc. Plant-based foods like green tea with high antioxidants, hearty veggies, salads with greens and herbs,.....

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Include tomatoes in your diet and live healthily

Tomato is an integral part of the Indian cuisine and is essential. Apart from its distinct flavour, it’s a rich source of Vitamins C, K, B1 etc. and betacarotene. They are of low-calorie and the anti-oxidants revs up our metabolism. Its high fiber content curbs cravings and is good for dige.....

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Tips to help a night owl to be a morning person

It is really tough for night owls or people who sleep late to get up early and make use of the benefits that come with early wakeups with a smiling face. Listening to music can have a positive effect on your wellbeing, so get rid of your alarms. Prepare a breakfast that you love to eat in the nig.....

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Don’t let a toxic past affect your present

Our toxic past relationships usually stalks us with persistence and recovering might seem hard. You need to stop that negativity from creeping into your life. You need to assess yourself objectively to be a survivor. Allow yourself time to heal by self-educating yourself. There are no quick-fixes.....

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Schizophrenia is one of the causes of suicide

A study conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) in Canada suggests that schizophrenia may lead to 12% of suicides. The patients who were likely to commit suicide may belong to the ages between 25 and 34 years. It also points to an opportunity of intervening in the e.....

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Emotional pressure can create vision loss

Study found that emotional pressures can lead to vision loss. Diseases like glaucoma, optic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy and age-related muscular degenerations can be triggered. Eyes and brain are associated and stress, fear, anxiety can result in neurological and psychological dilemma. It ad.....

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How to reverse the epidemic called loneliness

Loneliness is the latest epidemic to affect humans in this digital era. These expert tips may help us reverse this. Find your community or interest even in foreign places. Smiling or having eye contact even with strangers makes you feel humane. Never compare yourself with others. Allow yourself t.....

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Yoga to reduce severity of depression

In a recent study by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) yoga helps in overcoming depression. The study found that yoga helps to reduce the severity of depression by increasing certain chemicals in the brain to regulate mood, appetite and digestion. Yoga also helps reduce the levels o.....

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Make changes in diet to avoid Alzheimer’s disease

Women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s than men due to a dip in estrogen, a hormone that protects the body. While the pros and cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy are debated including foods such as flaxseed, soy, legumes, sesame seeds, oats, apricots and cruciferous vegetables in their w.....

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Drink coffee, it’s good for your liver

A 26-year study has found that people drinking more than 3 cups of coffee daily will have lower risk of liver damage. It also supports the notion that low and moderate levels of coffee may not harm the liver. Drinking coffee has been linked to a significant decrease in developing liver cirrhosis .....

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Be-Aware of breast cancer: Things you need to know

Breast cancer cases have gone up in India putting women at risk of the disease. The causes may be delayed pregnancy or infertility, early periods before 12, late menopause after 50’s, genetic or high fat diet. Periodic self and clinical examinations helps in early detection. Treatments are .....

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You need to ditch dairy from your diet now, here’s why

Non-organic cow’s milk is the worst choice of dairy due to the presence of excess hormones, antobiotics, steroids, pesticides and a whole lot of chemicals. You need to consider these reasons and seriously think about ditching dairy. It contains IG1 that cause blood sugar swings and unbalanc.....

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Ayurveda and Yoga: Two sides of the same coin

Yoga in Sanskrit means to join, while Ayurveda means ‘Ayu’-a combination of body, senses, mind and soul and ‘Veda’ – knowledge. Both Ayurveda and Yoga fundamentally involves in mind and body purification, mind-control and linking soul with God. Both systems have deep.....

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Heart needs a dose of medicine

A study found that protection from heart disease and stroke is a benefit of marriage. It finds singleor divorced men and women are more likely to contract cardiovascular diseases, coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and stroke than married people. Reasons include early detection and t.....

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Unclog your arteries with these foods

Cardiovascular diseases are caused due to the gradual clogging of the arteries. You can help unclog your arteries to a great extent by adding these foods in your diets. Garlic can help lower your cholesterol. Pomegranate clears out artery plaque buildup, opening the arteries and reduce blood pres.....

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All the more reasons to walk

Walking might not get you the perfect body that you wish for but it is essential and good for you. People walking regularly, swear by the health and psychological benefits that comes with it. It helps to get rid of your bad mood. Taking a nature walk daily can increase your memory span. You burn .....

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Migraine, causes and treatments

Migraine is a severe headache with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to sound, light & other disturbances. Sometimes it occurs with aura. No proper reasons or causes was found, but claims that abnormal brain activity that affects blood vessels. Some food items, stress, depression & medication.....

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Get rid of your post-workout muscle soreness

Working out regularly leads to dealing with the muscle soreness. You need to take time to relax allowing the body to use nutrients to rebuild and repair the muscles. Take enough protein to ease muscle soreness. Muscle cells need water so maintain your water intake. Prepare your muscles for an int.....

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How to treat arthritis without medicine

There are different types of Arthritis. Effective guidelines to control it without drug include: Yoga that activates body muscles, spinach which boost nutrients, probiotics for healthy joints, turmeric as antioxidant, gluten-free diet for easy mobility, Capsaicin for joint pains, compression, acu.....

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Yoga asanas that help you reduce weight

Yoga is a fitness activity that helps you lose weight effectively. It also a complete workout for the body and mind. It makes your body flexible, boost concentration and releases stress. Yoga experts say you can practice these 4 asanas: Surya Namaskar, Naukasan, Paschimottanasan and Dandasana eve.....

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Being left-handed helps decide mental health treatment

Studies found each hemisphere of the brain is linked to a specific emotion type. Most studies were done for right-handed people. But, it is reversed in the case of left-handed people and treating left-handed people using standard method is probably going to make them worse as left hemisphere&rsqu.....

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Study diference between sexes to prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease affects men and women differently. Learning how it progresses and responds to treatment differently for each sex can can help us improve its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. There are sex-related risk factors include the impact of the sex hormones and common risk fac.....

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Healthcare for women still neglected

Overall health spending in India accounted for only 4% of GDP in 2012. Even though women have health issues other than pregnancy, the patriarchal Indian attitude continues to ignore them. Women also face occupational injuries such as psychological violence at workplaces. Though women have higher .....

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The mental challenges of working women

Statistics reveal that women in full-time jobs are twice as likely to have mental health problems as men. These road blocks cause mental health concerns in working women. The stress of keeping a balance between work and life is a primary concern. Workplaces are often unable to provide the flexibi.....

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Diagnosing asthma in kids

Children suffer from the respiratory disease asthma due to genetic or environmental factors or allergies. The symptoms of the disease are physical exertion causing coughs, chronic cough at night, unusual fatigue or lethargy, using accessory muscles to breathe or having trouble completing sentence.....

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Breaking free from anxiety

Sarah Wilson and Carson Daly share insights about living with anxiety by not struggling against it. They recommend walking to improve cognition and stop feelings of anxiety. Be aware that reactions of the body to fight or flee last for only 20-30 minutes. Automate morning routines and cut down on.....

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Learn how not to talk about suicide

Suicide contagion is the idea how media’s portrayal of the suicide issue can actually lead people to kill themselves. There are specific guidelines on how not to talk about suicide and prevent contagion. They are called the Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide that are specifically mean.....

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Over 23,000 HIV persons put on ART Therapy in Maharashtra

Over 23,000 HIV positive persons are getting anti-retroviral therapy in Maharashtra under the Centre’s ‘Test and Treat policy for HIV.’ The Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society said it has managed to initiate treatment for 23,000 HIV positive persons since its launch last year.....

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Natural ways to load up on the sunshine vitamin

A Vitamin D-rich diet helps to cut risk of breast and colorectal cancer in women. This sunshine vitamin protects most parts of the body and avoids health problems. It regulates absorption of calcium and phosphorus that strengthen bones and facilitate normal immune system function. Exposure to 15 .....

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Diabetics may have monitored dose of fruits

Diabetics are asked to avoid fruits, colas and desserts, as it contains fructose a type of sugar that gives energy to the body. However, experts say that one does not need to give up fructose entirely and can have a monitored dosage of fruits with higher glycaemic index.  People with Type II.....

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Women bear the brunt of sterilisation too

The National Health Mission has revealed that women account for 93% sterilisations in India while male sterilisation facilities remain inadequately available. Earlier women accounted for 98% sterilisations. Social taboos, misconceptions due to forced procedures during the Emergency and logistical.....

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Rice gets extra power to fight bacteria

Researchers at Indian institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad have developed a new variety of improved Samba Mahsuri rice that can resist bacterial blight disease which affects rice crops and is caused by bacteria called Xanthomonas oryzae. It drastically reduces rice productivity. The rice variety.....

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Brain signals trigger our interest in junk food

Scientists explain why we cannot keep away from junk food. Food is rich either in fats or carbohydrates, only exception being the breast milk which contains both. Such food triggers a reward system in the brain which outshines the satiated feeling leading to overeating and obesity. This could pla.....

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Sleep is important for healthy living

You need to get more sleep to help lose weight and become fitter. If you sleep less than 7 hours per night, your stress hormone level increases leading to muscle breakage and fat storage. Lack of sleep is knowm to bring a desire for food, particularly sugary kind. Poor sleep won’t allow mus.....

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Going on an oxalate detox diet

Oxalates and oxalic acid are naturally occurring chemicals, found mostly in plant-based foods.  People who suffer from kidney stones or a build-up of oxalate crystals in parts of the body and those who suffer from imbalanced gut flora are advised to skip oxalates in their diet. Take a note o.....

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Teenagers lacking sleep may be prone to high BP and obesity

According to a study, adolescents who sleep less may risk developing high blood pressure and excess body fat which may be unhealthy for the heart. A group of 829 teens were asked to monitor their night and day time activities. It was found that teens with better sleep efficiency had lower BP and .....

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Constipated during periods? Perfectly normal !

The chemical and hormonal changes during ovulation and menstruation play havoc with the digestive system too. Progesterone, the hormone that increases immediately after ovulation and triggers the menstrual cycle, is responsible for bloating, gas and constipation. On the other hand, chemicals call.....

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The best way to eat vegetables

Celebrate National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17th by eating healthy vegetables. Research has shown that cooked veggies have more anti-oxidants like lycopene in tomaotes, though water-soluble vitamins are lost during cooking. Raw food also requires more energy to be burned up for proper dige.....

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Opioids linked to risk of fracture nonunion

A study conducted by researchers at Louisiana State University, suggests that chronic use of certain medications like opioids can up the risk factor for fracture nonuuion. Nonunion usually occurs when the fracture has a poor blood supply or when it moves too much. It was reported that opioids as .....

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Screening of swollen aorta may be harmful for older adults

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found that the screening of a ballooning and weakened area in the aorta in abdomen can harm older men. The enlargement of aorta has no symptoms except when ruptured. It was found that aortic aneurysms would not have ruptured if they had remained un.....

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Beat cancer with higher vitamin D consumption

Research conducted on post-menopausal women suggest that consuming a vitamin-D rich diet may lower risks of breast cancer. The experts pooled data from random blood samples from a target group in 4 years. Risk of cancer seemed to be less with higher levels of vitamin D. Further study is needs to .....

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Study finds a decrease in anemia among Indian women

Study by researchers at IFPRI claimed that a drop of instances of anemia among pregnant women in India is due to reduction of open defecation in villages, increased age at pregnancy and women's education. Combined with diets rich in iron and folic-acid, the social changes may have long-lastin.....

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Beware about leaving bottled water in car

To keep us hydrated during summer we usually carry bottled water. However, leaving them inside a hot car would be a bad idea. Carry them with you while leaving the car to avoid possible health problems. Experts say that the heat outside reacts with water to release a harmful chemical called bisph.....

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How to keep the digestive system healthy

Dr Roy Patankar, a leading Gastroenterologist & Director of Zen Hospital suggests steps to improve our digestive system. Eat a high-fiber diet, get both insoluble and soluble fiber, limit foods that are high in fat, choose lean meats, incorporate probiotics into your diet, eat on schedule, st.....

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Sip on moon milk

Drink a cup of Moon milk before sleeping. The mixture of warm milk, spices and adaptogens i.e. nutrient-rich herbal supplements has become popular. It can help balance hormones and thus helps induce restful sleep. The spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg or turmeric aid in calming the senses. Cow&rsqu.....

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What should you drink when pregnant?

The article advises the right kind of beverages to drink during pregnancy. Coffee is considered harmful for expecting moms due to negative effects of caffeine. However, 200mg caffeine i.e. 1 cup of coffee is permissible. Herbal teas are nutrient-rich and beneficial. Energy drinks are potentially .....

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Work snacking options are not healthy

Researchers at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have found that working adults consumed 1300 calories per week from foods they got at work. The research was presented early this week at the American Society for Nutrition. It further stated work foods are high in empty calories, sodiu.....

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Start your day early to keep depression at bay

A study published in the in the Journal of Psychiatric Research finds that waking up early may minimise depression. A target group of 32,000 female nurses their sleep preferences and patterns were studied. The late sleepers often experienced mood disorders, were likely to live alone or take up sm.....

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Get fit together

Achieving fitness goals is easier while exercising with your bae. It helps you spend quality time and stay healthy too. Challenge each other for friendly competitions for better motivation. Buy groceries together. Break out of your comfort zones and try different workouts each week. Share your pe.....

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Dieting and exercise drastically reduce stroke risk

A study by Andrews University found that diet and exercise are as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure cutting a person’s risk of heart disease or stroke in half. The participants in the study followed a vegan diet, walked outside daily, drank substantial quantities of water, .....

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Tips to boost metabolism without exercise

The ways to boost metabolism without exercise are: Drink 2 glasses of ice water immediately after waking up, stand more than sitting, get enough sleep and adopt consistent sleep timings, try fasting after 6 p.m., eat more spicy food and salmon, yogurt, celery, grapefruit and garlic and include ci.....

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Twist of orange to deliver airborne medication

Researchers have turned to orange peels to deliver airborne medication. They have figured out the mechanics of how oranges release the thin stream of fragrant oil when squeezed. Pharmaceutical companies are trying to mimic nature’s mechanism of an orange layer to develop a less expensive an.....

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Talking about mental health is essential, here’s why

The shocking suicide deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain makes the conversation around mental health more necessary than ever before. The more we talk about it, issue gets desensitized and can handle it better. The stigma around can be removed and it.....

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Switching to veg diet may help in losing weight: Study

Studies show that a vegetarian diet may control weight gain and reduce mortality. Plant-based food proteins have a lot of fiber and vital nutrients to help you feel full but add only a few calories. Meat and processed foods keep adding to your weight over a period of time. It does not interfere w.....

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Signs of depression that cannot be ignored

In the wake of two celebrities succumbing to depression recently, recognise these symptoms of the illness. Changes in sleep patterns, forgetfulness, difficulty in making decisions, rumination or dwelling on negative thoughts, overeating or loss of interest in food, social withdrawal and physical .....

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Say goodbye to back ache

Improper posture, frequent slouching, sedentary lifestyle and age play a role in causing back ache. Relief from the common ailment can be experienced without painkillers through regular exercises. Do the cobra pose, pawanmuktasana, elbow plank, downward-dog pose and the cat-cow stretch, for 20-30.....

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Know about fruits that can help managing healthy weight

Fruits are a powerhouse of nutrients especially Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. Including fruits in your daily diet has lot of benefits like helping you lose weight and improve functioning of the digestive tract due to their fiber content. Fruits help keep your heart healthy as they a.....

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Workplace cafeterias needs to promote healthy food

A study by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that the food people get at work is unhealthy. It is usually high in sodium and refined grains. It hardly contains whole grains or fruits and does not align well with the dietary guidelines. Workplaces need to ensure access to a.....

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Demand for Rice Protein is on the rise

As awareness continues to grow about the benefits of diet based on animal free products and more people turning vegan, the demand for plant-based staples like coconut milk and vegan sausage is on rise.  Countries like UK have developed new technology for rice protein processing. The market f.....

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Matters of the heart: a study on stents

A recent Indian study conducted on the health outcomes of angioplasty found that all stenting all blockages in the heart can reduce survival and increase chances of death. The deaths were related to the high number of stents implanted and the greater stent length. The greater age of the patient a.....

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Health Benefits of Thyme

The herb, Thyme is believed to have healing and protective qualities. It relieves stress and promotes relaxation as it also contains pyridoxine. It helps to clear congestion from lungs as they possess saponins. Thyme tea has carminative effect to relieve gas. It boosts immunity. It is high on iro.....

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Medical benefits of Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi is a great source of vitamins, minerals and omega3 fatty acids and also rich in fibre. It reduces inflammation to control irritable bowel syndrome. It promotes healthy breathing. It is high on serotonin, which is helpful in depression. It promotes sound sleep. It is good for healthy eyes. It.....

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‘Carboxytherapy’ may reduce excess fat in the body

A study has found that carbon dioxide when injected into the fat pockets may reduce belly fat. The new and effective fat reduction method is called ‘Carboxytherapy.’ It is believed that the injection causes microcirculation reducing the fat cells. The treatment is at a nascent stage a.....

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Delayed motherhood can increase boys’ heart disease risk

Giving birth at an older age can increase your baby boy’s chance of developing heart diseases in adulthood, a study says. This knowledge is important, as it improves our understanding of the impact of giving birth at an older age on the health of offsprings in later life. They found that fe.....

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Learn about Himalaya’s superfood catergories

Himalayas are home to countless wonder herbs and its under-utilised flora has certain food items that can be considered as superfoods considering their health benefits. Cereals, pseudo cereals and millets that include finger millet, red rice etc. Himalayan vegetables and leafy greens like Himalay.....

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Helpful ways to stay healthy at 40s

We often worry when we put on some extra kilos and will do everything to lose it. And often lose our sleep over it. We just need to control our hormones by consulting a good endocrinologist. And try to keep our insulin levels in check by including more healthy foods and proteins. It is also impor.....

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Greens can help in keeping health problems at bay

According to a recent study, it has been found that those who ate more plant-based protein in lieu of animal-derived protein showed a lower risk of coronary heart disease. Other studies have shown that those consuming plant-based protein had lower incidence of plaque in heart arteries. Better cho.....

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Fruit and Yogurt popsicles to keep cool

Home-made fruit and yogurt popsicles are a smashing summer serve which satiates carvings and cools the body. To make them, blend yogurt, milk and blueberries together. Repeat the process with raspberries and honey. Pour the mix in the mould and garnish. Add second layer of the mix and garnish aga.....

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Funny Nicknames to refer to period

Periods go by many nicknames but hardly ever by the term period. Try out these nicknames, the next time you get period. Chum is an Indian favourite and well known as one’s period even by the males. Aunt Flo is actually your usual monthly flow. Code Red is an urgency to rush to the washroom......

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Daily yoga linked to increase sperm quality

A study conducted by experts at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a daily yoga routine improves sperm quality. Major cause of DNA damage is oxidative stress. The study observed performing yoga regularly decreases DNA damage, reduces oxidative stress and aids in maintenance of telomere leng.....

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A Guide to caffeinated coffee alternatives

The new wave of trending beverage comes in the form of alternative coffees. Matcha is a healthy and nutritious coffee substitute because of the presence of the L-theanine phytonutrient. Mushroom coffee contains mushroom powders like cordyceps, lionmane and dried reishi. Dandelion tea contains roa.....

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Ways children can get Vitamin D

Calcium and Vitamin D are vital for building healthy bones. Not everyone knows Calcium can be absorbed by the body when Vitamin D is present. According to guidelines, framed by American Academy of Paediatrics, it is recommended that infants under 12 months get 400 international units of Vitamin D.....

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Blood test to predict premature birth in pregnant women

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new blood test that detects premature birth in pregnant women. It can also be used to know a fetus's gestational age and it is less expensive than ultrasound scanning. By assessing maternal blood levels of cell-free RNA, it can measure the a.....

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Work stress linked to irregular heart rate

According to a new study, too much work pressure may increase the risk of developing irregular heart rate called atrial fibrillation. Being stresses at work was associated with 48% higher risk of atrial fibrillation. The symptoms may include palpitations, weakness, fatigue, feeling light-headed, .....

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Foods that aggravate anxiety

Anxiety is a common disorder in today’s fast paced life. Apart from other factors, food also plays an important factor in aggravating anxiety. Consuming excess sugar worsens anxiety. Trans-fats found in fried foods are worst for anxiety. Too much caffeine intake can trigger high anxiety lev.....

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Low levels of testosterone lead to autoimmune diseases

Researchers found that lower levels of male sex hormone, testosterone, could be the reason for women being more prone to autoimmune diseases, where the immune system creates antibodies that attack the body’s own tissue. Testosterone suppresses protein BAFF, thus reducing the number of B-cel.....

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Doctors are the true heroes

Amid the deadly outbreak of the Nipah virus that claimed 17 lives in Kerala, doctors, nurses and health officials, who served beyond the call of duty have emerged as true heroes. Health Officer Dr. R.S. Gopakumar is one such braveheart. He conducted the last rites of those who succumbed to the vi.....

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The 90s hit ‘La Macarena’ helps CPR

Research found that the effectiveness of a smartphone metronome application and a musical mental metronome in the form of the song ‘La Macarena’ improves quality of chest compressions. Both provided a regular rhythm to help time compressions. It helps to raise the chances for survival.....

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Stay cool through workouts in the water

Stay fit and cool in summer through workouts in the water. Water exercises help in strengthening and repairing the body while burning calories. Combine swimming with aerobics and yoga for better results. Work out under expert supervision, in the morning or evening, wearing sunscreen. Don’t .....

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Learn more about paprika: Types, health benefits and uses

Paprika is made from various dried fruits and peppers with a range of distinct flavors and heat levels. Paprika comes in different types: Basic one is used for its bright color, Hungarian Paprika is used for Goulash and Spanish one has a deep and rich smoky flavor. Paprika is an antioxidant power.....

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Beating infertility and PCOS through diet

A common gyneacological issue faced by Indian women is PCOS that throw up difficult symptoms. However, the condition can be managed by modifying diet. Eat a well-balanced diet that includes grains, proteins, green, leafy vegetables and lots of water. Include green tea, walnut and almonds. Avoid s.....

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Depression during pregnancy can affect your child’s sleep

A new study has found that a mother’s prenatal or postnatal depressions might lead to problems in her offspring’s sleeping behavior. Increased level of happiness during the second and third trimester accounted for lesser risk in children’s sleeping problems. This must promote th.....

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Adverse effects of dieting in teenage girls

Researchers have discovered that dieting among teenage girls can lead to risky behaviors such as smoking and binge drinking. Dieters were found to be 1.6 times more likely to smoke and skip breakfast while they were 1.5 times more likely to engage in binge drinking. Crash diets can lead to low bo.....

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Ways to get rid of your summer skin rashes

Summer heat brings with it skin problems like tan, heat boils etc. You can deal with most of the skin problems by resorting these tips. Always take an ice pack with you and place it on the affected area to reduce inflammation. Apply aloe vera gel to reduce itchiness and inflammation. Baking soda .....

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Alternatives to cow’s milk

Check out healthy alternatives to the traditionally complete meal – cow’s milk. Laden with hormones, antibiotics, and sometimes pus from overly milked cows due to large-scale industrialization, milk is no longer nutritious. Consumers with concerns for environment, sustainability and h.....

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Eat eggs the right way

Eggs are a rich source of nutrients but can also be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria like salmonella. Take a few precautionary measures to stay unharmed. Firstly wash hands before and after handling eggs. Cook eggs to a minimum 160 degrees to kill any bacteria that may be present. Keep raw .....

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Do not eat these when dehydrated

In places where temperatures are soaring, dehydration is indeed a possibility. If symptoms such as dizziness, pale/thick urine or decreased frequency of urination are seen, rehydrating by drinking water is vital. Avoid drinking soft drinks and coffee that have hypernatremic and diuretic effects. .....

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30-sec eye massage for increasing blood circulation

Puffy eyes and dark circles are effects of lack of sleep, long hours before the computer screen and nutritional deficiencies. Instead of using under eye gels and creams, practice the 30-second eye-massage routine that activates the lymph system and boosts blood circulation. Finish the massage fol.....

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Feel happier by boosting dopamine levels

The neurotransmitter dopamine helps us feel motivated and excited by controlling the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Here are ways to boost dopamine levels: Go for more proteins in diet, keep the gut healthy by including probiotics while limiting intake of saturated fats, listen to mus.....

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Ways how deodorant harms your health

A new study has found that chemicals found in synthetic deodorants can affect hormones and cause cancer and most deodorants have these hazardous ingredients. Skin absorb most of whatever is put on it. Aluminum found in most antiperspirants can cause seizures, kidney disorders etc. Parabens mimic .....

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High tetesterone levels will make you less religious

Hormones are responsible for shaping an individual’s personality and affects a lot of things among people. Research finds people with high testosterone are less likely to be religious unlike earlier beliefs of culture and society shaping them. High Testosterone levels also leads to antisoci.....

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Lack of proper sleep costs countries billions of lost dllars

A study found that inadequate sleep is a major health problem affecting at least 1 in 3 adults globally that might cost countries billions of dollars. The financial costs are associated with health care and informal care provided outside the healthcare sector. The productivity losses, non-medical.....

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Staying hydrated and healthy

In places where mercury is rising, it is imperative to keep the body hydrated to be energetic and to perform all functions correctly. Consciously increase water consumption by drinking a glass of water every hour. Avoid sugary soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks and opt for coconut water.....

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Foods to keep you healthy and young

Our food is a major factor that regulates energy level of the body. Simple accessible foods supplies like: Green tea with antioxidants, fruits with high anti-aging rudiments, detox water that wash out toxins from our body, nuts with good fats, sea food with omega3 fatty acids, multi grains and pr.....

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Learn to play with brain positively

Ups and downs are the usual turnovers in life. Psychologists say that negative thoughts and experiences are more acceptable than positive events for the brain. Expertise tips include: Gratitude journals with your good deeds entered, setting optimistic goals that helps you to visualize a hope for .....

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Check out how you can use neem to solve all your hair woes

Neem has great anti-septic and healing properties. Rinsing your hair with neem water will help clean your scalp, unclogging the pores and enhancing hair growth. You can beat dandruff by massaging your hair with neem oil coupled with curd. Pesky lice can be eliminated by massaging your scalp with .....

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Read about Blueberry’s amazing health benefits

Fresh, ripe blueberry is a nutritional powerhouse. They are full of vitamins and minerals and contribute to your overall health. It is an excellent source of Vitamin K that function as a coagulating, bone-forming and anti-calcification molecule. Its high fiber content contributes to a healthy dig.....

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Nipah Virus outbreak result of tampering with nature: Nadda

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda has linked the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala to the result of tampering with nature. He said every patients suffering from the virus has been monitored and those in contact with such patients have been detected. Nearly 16 people lost their .....

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Immunotherapy completely eradicates breast cancer

A woman with an aggressive form of breast cancer, which had spread around her other body parts, has been completely cured with an experimental treatment. A form of immunotherapy uses the patient’s own immune cells to find and destroy cancer cells that have formed in the body. Experts in thi.....

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Foods that protect from the ultra violet rays

According to experts, food rich in Vitamin C and Lycopene protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. The anthocyanin and vitamins in strawberries protect skin from UV damage.  The beta-carotene in red bell peppers protect against sunburn. The flavonoids in dark chocolate (70 perc.....

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Green Tea helps prevent heart attacks

According to a new study, green tea may prevent deaths due to heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis, which causes narrowing of artery walls due to fat build-up.  A compound called epigallocatechin-3-gallate EGCG in green tea dissolves dangerous protein plaques found in blood ve.....

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Reasons why your IUD is causing irregular bleeding

Hormonal IUD is the best option for birth control as it is 99% effective and is almost mistake-proof. Once it is inserted, pregnancy can be prevented for 3 – 12 years. Most women will experience irregular bleeding for the first few months as the progesterons tries to make the uterine lining.....

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Taking care of rashes during and after pregnancy

Pregnant women generally experience changes in skin during and after pregnancy. These changes can be caused by sweat, friction of skin or germs. Use enriched and moisturised products made for pre and post natal care. For rashes, use herbal anti-rash cream. Engage in relaxing activities to calm yo.....

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Anxiety makes your bones weak

According to a study conducted by a team of Italian researchers, the constant and continuous anxiety can weaken our bones and get vitamin D levels down. The study also discovered that highly anxious women are at higher risk of low bone density. Increased long-term stress also causes unbalanced re.....

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The options for women who choose late pregnancy

According to Dr Madhu Goel, senior gynecologist, infertility specialist and associate director, Fortis La Femme, New Delhi, the best time for pregnancy is between 25-30 years. He says there are five options for those choosing late pregnancy. They are: Egg freezing, embryo freezing, artificial ins.....

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How to avoid trigger foods

While trying to adopt healthy eating choices, one often gets caught in a binge eating chain due to certain trigger foods. Here are ways to avoid it: Eat healthy, satiate hunger with snacks before heading out with friends or colleagues, eat mindfully and count calories, choose flexible diets that .....

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Prospects of cockroach milk being the next super food

Cockroach milk is touted to be the next super food and the crystals produced by cockroaches are nutritious, as it has proteins, fats and sugars. But it is less likely to be a sustainable dairy alternative. The main reason for it being the difficulty to harvest milk from cockroach like cows or goa.....

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70% breast cancer patients can avoid chemo: Tailorx study

A test called Tailorx study can suggest whether a breast cancer patient needs chemotherapy or not. The study, a 21-gene test can predict the chances of recurrence of a common form of breast cancer, by which nearly 70% patients can avoid chemotherapy. The presence of hormone receptors in these tum.....

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Hangover, an allergic reaction to alcohol

Experts say that hangover after a night of boozing may indicate allergy towards alcohol. Effects such as an upset stomach, red rash, swelling of the eyes or lips and breathing difficulties are signs of allergic reaction towards particular ingredients such as sulphites and histamine in alcohol. Be.....

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Situation now under control: Nipah Virus outbreak

A review meeting chaired by CM Pinarayi Vijayan, the collectors of Kozhikode and Malappuram was held to assess the outbreak of Nipah virus. No more fresh cases were reported and the situation is said to be fully under control. However, the medical team will continue to monitor the situation. As a.....

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Learn how to perform CPR in an emergency

Firstly, call 911 or ask another person to do it. If the person is an adult/teen, kneel down next to him/her and tap shoulder, jostle the leg or ask whether if they are okay. If you get no response, put a hand’s heel in the center of the chest, place the other hand on top and interlock the .....

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Realisations you get during your 1st week at gym

Your 1st week at the gym will make you face many revelations and experiences. You will stare a lot at most of the ripped bodies around you and feel ashamed at yours. You will probably feel lost. After a couple of days you might feel like dying when your muscles are sore and your body is screaming.....

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The amount of calories in your in your summer fruits

Summers are here and best choice is to opt for summer fruits for the invaluable nutrients, dietary fibres and electrolytes that are needed by the body to replenish itself and flush out the toxins. A 100mg of mango contains a mere 60 calories, while water melons and musk melons serve 30 calories a.....

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Doing away with expiry dates to tackle food waste

Tesco is set to stop using date stamps on 70% of its own-brand products, in a bid to tackle food waste.  Micronutrients like vitamins are unstable and reduce once harvested. Storing produce in refrigerators to prevent breakdown of vitamins can have undesirable side effects. Minerals however .....

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Test confirms no Nipah in fruit bats samples from Kerala

The test result from Bhopal's National Institute of High-Security Animal Diseases established no Nipah Virus in samples of fruit bats that were sent from Kozhikode. WHO defines Nipah virus as one that is spread by fruit bats and is fatal for both animals and humans. Samples of animals and ins.....

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Screening against colon cancer

The American Cancer Society recommends getting tested for colon cancer at age 45 instead of 50. Colonoscopies are expensive and slightly risky, but can prevent cancers by removing polyps. Other screening methods are virtual colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopies and DNA tests for tumors in the stool. Sympt.....

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Turmeric effective against ED

Experts have found a way to tackle erectile dysfunction in men with an ointment created from a common ingredient, turmeric.  Scientists suggest that a chemical called curcumin may help deal with sexual dysfunction in men better than several other drugs. The ointment when rubbed on the stomac.....

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Guidelines for carefree periods

Menstruation with its pain, awful bloating, makes it difficult and creates mood fluctuations. Some useful directions to help you feel better are: doing exercises, changing pads at usual intervals, having sex etc. Beyond this, some restrictions as never wax, limited use of chips and chocolates, ke.....

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G B Pant hospital runs out of HCV medicine

The G.B. Pant Hospital in Delhi had run out of Hepatitis- C medicines, an NGO has alleged. The hospital which recently started to give free medicines for patients with Hepatitis-C virus ran out of medicines within a month or two. It is said that Hepatitis –C patients who visit the hospital .....

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Dairy products not linked to obesity among children

In a new study, it has been found that milk and dairy products are safe for consumption for children and it is not associated with childhood obesity. It was earlier believed that cow’s milk in any form promotes obesity in children.  To investigate effects of dairy products, a team of r.....

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Everything about lectins

Lectins are a type of protein which readily binds to cell membranes. However, they are poorly understood nutrients causing researchers to speculate that they can trigger negative responses.  While it is believed there is no harm in consuming lectins in moderate quantities, they should be soa.....

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Vitamin C rich foods to add to your diet

Give your body, hair and skin the benefit of Vitamin C, which boosts your body’s immunity in the most natural way by adding these foods to your diet. Kiwi is high in Vitamin C and requires just one serving. Guava has highest dose of Vitamin C. The leafy green kale tops the list in Vitamin C.....

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How to avoid feet blisters

Painful blisters on the feet and toes can be most annoying during summers. Blisters are caused due to sweating during summers. Ill-fitting shoes can also cause it. Damp feet are more vulnerable to blisters. Wearing shoes without socks can also cause it. Moisturise your feet before wearing shoes. .....

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Even voice changes after pregnancy

Researchers have discovered that the voices of new mothers temporarily drop by more than two musical notes after pregnancy. Voices become lower and more monotonous after women have their first baby, but the voices return to previous frequency after a year. The effect could be behavioral i.e. modu.....

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Pros and cons of a Pescatarian diet

Pescatarian diet is a plant-based diet with an addition of fish and sea food. Another variation is eating dairy and eggs. One of the perks choosing this diet is that it is completely balanced with proteins to the added advantage of a vegan diet. It is possible to feel being mentally deprived when.....

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Kerala stiffens ‘Nipah’ monitoring system

Kerala government issued a fresh directive on Friday asking the health administration to screen people who had close contact with suspected Nipah patients. Officials say the Nipah ‘contact list’ has expanded and there are 1,949 persons who are regularly being monitored by health worke.....

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New Form of vertigo found, it has no cause

Vertigo patients suffer from dizzy spells and loss of balance and is usually caused by a tumor or high/low BP, stress or diabetes. But, scientist have found a new vertigo that has no cause that they can respond to treatments. These conditions are difficult to diagnose, debilitating for people suf.....

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Working with doctors to prescribe healthy diets

Wholesome Wave, a non-profit organization, is working with healthcare providers to help encourage the preventive health benefits of eating whole foods and fresh produce. They have partnered with doctors to prescribe fruits and vegetables to patients, encouraging them to eat healthy nutritious foo.....

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Canada funds 17 Indian health projects for women, children

A total of 17 projects in India will receive a seed grant of 100,000 Canadian dollars each to develop and test innovations aimed at addressing persistent challenges in women and children's healthcare.Women and children from low and middle-income groups are the focus.It is funded by  Gran.....

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Catch these health documentaries on Netflix

Watch health documentaries on Netflix. Watch What the Health to understand the relationship between American diet and diseases, Forks Over Knives that shows nutritious food for ailments, The Magic Pill that looks at ketogenic diet, Food Choices for pros of plant-based diet and Cowspiracy that sho.....

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Signs that you and your partner have a disconnect

Relationships go through rough and smooth phases which are natural. To stay connected with your partner is important.  Relationship experts say there is less eye contact in this phase. Making plans without consulting each other is common. There is little interaction.  There is  les.....

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Tobacco use declines but not in sufficient speed: WHO

The tobacco consumption around the world, said WHO, had declined since 2000 but not in globally set standard pace. It said the reduction was insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death, cardiovascular diseases and other NCDs. It shows that worldwide, 27% smo.....

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Oat milk as a healthy alternative to dairy products

Alongside a number of plant-based vegan-friendly options to replace animal milk, oat milk that is lighter and nutritious is becoming popular. Swedish company Oatly is a pioneer that supplies the healthy, fibre-rich, protein-filled milk. Here are recipes for making your homemade vegan milk using c.....

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Delhi Government issues advisory on Nipah virus

The Delhi Government issued an advisory raising caution among people regarding Nipah virus. The government has asked public not to consume any fruits that have fallen off trees and raw date palm sap. The death toll due to Nipah rose to 16 in the districts of Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala. It.....

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MINOCA seen more in women

Researchers at University of Alberta have discovered that Myocardial Infarction with Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries (MINOCA),i.e. heart attacks not caused by obstructed arteries, are under-treated and on the rise among women. It is seen as a benign condition but there is risk of another attack.....

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WHO proclaims transfat eradication globally by 2023

WHO declared their future plans to erase trans-fat globally by 2023. Trans-fat acquired from hydrogenated vegetable oil, meat and dairy products increases LDL cholesterol. It raises the chances for heart attacks, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It is a vital initiative by WHO that aids to lessen hear.....

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WHO takes ‘Tobacco & heart’ as theme of World No Tobacco Day

WHO has taken ‘Tobacco and heart disease’ as the theme of World No Tobacco Day this year so as to focus on Tobacco's influence on cardiovascular health. Several studies in the past have emphasized on the consequence of smoking on various other organs like heart, lungs and tongue. .....

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Do not suffer in silence during heavy periods

Causes of heavy periods are varied and may be indeterminate at times, but women should not ignore heavy flow of blood during menstrual cycles. The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics have issued a classification of causes of abnormal uterine bleeding. Changing pads every two ho.....

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Ideal fruits for diabetics

Here are fruits that can be eaten by those suffering from diabetes. Fruits that are rich in fibre and have low glycemic index can be eaten in moderation. Pears with glycemic index of 38, nutrient-rich cherries with a low glycemic index of 20 and grapefruits that boost immunity and help in healthy.....

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10% of women smoke in Andhra Pradesh, says survey

In the Global Adult Tobacco Survey, it was observed that about 10.1% people of women in Andhra Pradesh smoke cigarettes and beedis and 6.5% use smokeless tobacco like Khaini. 15 years and older were considered an adult. Those who live in the rural areas smoke more than their urban counterparts. T.....

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Must-have summer products for the little ones

Summer with its soaring temperatures can increase dehydration irritation for your little one. So make sure you use the right products to provide extra care for the baby’s skin. Always use a nappy cream to protect a nappy area of the babies. A baby’s perfume will add a calming and fres.....

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Protect your family from vector-borne diseases aka bug-bites

Protect your family from diseases from insects and their bites by following a few things. You can use tropical repellents, spray-on, gel-based or creams are your best defense against mosquito bites. Wear light-colored full sleeves and pants to protect your skin. Skin disinfectants can avoid any s.....

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Ways to get rid of bloating

Get rid of the uneasiness and discomfort of bloating using the following methods. Do not skip breakfast after a heavy dinner the previous night. Eat a fibre-rich, full, healthy meal before you start the day. Stay hydrated by sipping on water through the day. Sip on hot tea or chamomile or mint te.....

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Natural face masks for healthy skin

Summer is hard with dryness and dehydration for your body. Natural fruit masks helps to prevent skin from damage. Papaya with honey enriches moisture, banana with egg white and yoghurt nourishes dry skin. Saffron with milk repairs skin. Avocado pulp with honey and yoghurt heals dry, parched skin......

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E-smoking as dangerous as tobacco smoking: Study

A study suggests that those who use e-cigarettes as an alternative to quit smoking would have same disadvantage as smoking tobacco does. A study done by the University of North Carolina shows that e-cigarette flavouring has toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco smoke. It can even disr.....

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Delhi Govt proposes 50% profit cap on medicines

The Delhi Govt is planning new law restricting private hospitals from levying more than 50% profit from procurement price of medicines and other consumables. It also proposed a 50% waiver on the total bill if a patient dies within 6 hours after the admission. It said that a watchdog has been form.....

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Follow-up is a must for Traumatic Brain Injury patients

Proper level of follow up is needed for a perfect cure for Traumatic Brain Injury patients. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports that lack of care in these patients may lead to physical and cognitive problems. Study reveals that among 831 patients, 41% agreed for follow.....

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Exercise without much ado

Here are effective exercises that don’t require equipment and can be done anywhere without fuss: Crunches are the most popular exercises while mountain climbers work as a full body workout and cardio training too, squats, push-ups and jumping jacks are excellent for toning muscles of the ab.....

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Here are exercises you can do anywhere, no equipment needed

We always assume we can get in shape only in the gym. But with these exercises, you need only an open space and motivation. Crunches work on the abdominal muscles. Mountain Climbers is a full body workout and cardio training too. The fitness secret to a round, toned behind is squats. Pushup will .....

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Personal goals and depression are related, study

Study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, found 2 forms of motivational clashes. Inter-goal conflict that chases on one or other goals and ambivalence on a particular goal, both increases anxiety and depression. Scientists say striving for our goals gives us a new mea.....

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The benefits of exfoliating your skin

Exfoliation is not only good for faces, but our body too. A scrub-friendly body helps to rejuvenate blemished skin, giving skin a silky smoothness, removing dry, dead cells and reduce hair roughness while shaving. Scrubbing allows better absorption that helps to raise blood circulation. It dimini.....

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Suppression of sexual thoughts has opposite effect

A new study suggests that suppression of sexual thoughts among religious people begets greater preoccupation with sexual thoughts and fantasies. A survey of 661 Jewish Orthodox teens reported greater preoccupation with unwanted sexual thoughts than secular adolescents, resulting in self-report of.....

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Menstrual hygiene: What girls need to know

There are certain things a girl needs to take care of during menstruation. They are: changing the pads and tampons regularly, cleaning the vagina properly, avoiding the use of vaginal hygiene products, sticking to a single method of sanitation, taking a bath, and to keep extra pads and tampons at.....

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The importance of quitting sugar for a healthy body

Raised sugar level harms one with diabetes, obesity and other health issues. It adversely affects the liver, increase uric acid and other metabolic functions. So, quitting sugar is a healthy option. Fruits with fructose and dairy products with lactose supplies rich fibre and proteins to our body......

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Hay Fever causes anxiety risk in adolescents

A recent study revealed that adolescents with hay fever have higher rates of anxiety and depression. They exhibited more hostility and impulsivity. The symptoms can get worse due to poor sleep. This can negatively impact many aspects of daily life like driving and reading ability. Adolescents are.....

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Opting for mastectomies

In the decade since testing for inherited cancers became available, an increasing number of men and women are choosing to take drastic preventive measures to escape the terminal illness. Women are opting for removal of ovaries and mastectomies, including celebrity Angelina Jolie. Testing for BRCA.....

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Nipah Virus: Source of infection remains unclear

With the lab results that said it was not through bats the Nipah virus infected, the mystery over its source remained as unsolved issue for health department in Kerala. Earlier, it was believed that the virus, which claimed 12 lives, was spread through fruit bats. The tests, however, failed to id.....

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Too much TV linked to heart disease and cancer

Too long spent watching TV or at a computer screen during leisure time is linked to a higher risk of death and heart disease. The study led by the University of Glasgow revealed strong association between discretionary screen time and adverse health outcomes, in those with low fitness, low muscle.....

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Thyroid patients in Karnataka mostly women

Nearly 70% of thyroid patients in the state are women and 60% of them are not aware of it. The World Thyroid Day on May 25 aims at increasing public awareness, timely diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Dr. Manjunath, an Endocrinologist says it is mainly due to transition from iodine depleting t.....

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Nipah virus damages social system too

It is not only the brain system Nipah virus damages as the incidents of nurses being ostracized and reluctance to cremate the body of virus infected person but show that it damages social structure as well. Nurses compelled to get off bus and rickshaws refuse them rides. Staff and people who are .....

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Patients found with suspected Nipah virus infection in K’tak

Two people are suspected to be infected with Nipah virus, which claimed 12 lives in Kerala, in Karnataka’s Mangalore. It has been reported that the patients who have shown the symptoms of virus travelled to Kerala and had contact with infected patients. Both are being treated and their bloo.....

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18 dead bats in Himachal school cause Nipah virus scare

More than 18 bats were found dead in a government school in Himachal Pradesh’s Nahan region. This triggered a panic among locals amidst the news of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala. The Health department, animal husbandry and forest department officials have come to take samples from the dead.....

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Importance of sleep for arthritis patients

For arthritis patients, it is important for them to get enough sleep in to exercise.  It is important for people with arthritis to exercise as it increases strength and flexibility.  The study was published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research. In the study, among 1892 patients, 1.....

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Brain swelling caused by drinking too much water

According to a study, drinking too much water can cause fluid retention in body leading to low sodium levels or hyponatremia. It could result in swelling of the brain. It is more common in elderly patients and can cause cognitive problems and seizures. The brain’s ability to detect excess h.....

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Kolkata doctors performed first successful heart transplant

Doctors at Fortis hospital Anandpur successfully transplanted a live heart today. The heart was transported through an 18 km green corridor in record 18 minutes time to the hospital. Before the heart was air-lifted to Kolkata, it was harvested at a Bengaluru hospital. The heart transplant was con.....

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Kerala issues travel advisory amid Nipah outbreak

The Kerala Govt has asked visitors to stay away from Kozhikode, Malappuram, Waynad and Kannur due to the reported outbreak of Nipah Virus. 10 people have lost their lives in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts and 19 are undergoing treatment in various hospitals, including one in Waynad. So far no.....

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Nipah virus:Health Minister says situation is under control

The Union Health Ministry has claimed that it has taken efficient containment measures for preventing the spread of Nipah virus, because of which, 12 have lost their lives in Kerala. Union Health Minister JP Nadda asked people not to panic, as the situation is under control. It also noted that th.....

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Blood Type A at a greater risk of E.coli

A new study shows that a kind of E.coli associated with travellers’ diarrhoea, affects children in underdeveloped areas causes severe disease in people with blood type A. The bacteria release a protein that latches onto intestinal cells in such people, but not O or B type. A vaccine targeti.....

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Practise mindfulness in running

Research suggests that connecting mind to feet while running is beneficial. Make running a meditative event. Find the intention behind running, train your mind to calm down while distracted and track the environment using five senses. Listen to self-talk that boosts your confidence but be patient.....

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Here is how much to exercise to stay fit

A new study shows that exercising 4-5 times a week can keep the heart healthy and considerably slow down the ageing process. Exercising 2-3 days a week for 30 minutes can minimise stiffening of middle size arteries, while exercising 4-5 days a week can keep central arteries in pristine health. Th.....

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Things one needs know about the Nipah virus

According to WHO, Nipah virus is spread mainly from animals like the fruit bats and pigs to the humans. The symptoms include fever, muscle pain, and respiratory problems or some cases symptoms are absent. The infection is confirmed by a series of blood tests and individuals infected need to be ho.....

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A glass of water can make you more productive

Keeping the body hydrated by drinking enough fluids is essential. Drinking fluids only when thirsty can have negative impact on overall health. To be aware of fluid intake is to log daily consumption in a log book. It is important to be accountable of overall health and to maintain healthy hydrat.....

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Predicting a lasting relationship is hard

A study has found that in the beginning both long-term and short-term relationships might look identical but it takes a while for the differences in short-term and long-term to emerge. Romantic interests start at the same rate in both but at some point romantic interest plateaus and declines in s.....

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Get healthy bones and teeth, eat these calcium-rich fruits

Minerals like calcium play a crucial role in our body by supporting development of healthy bones, muscles, teeth etc. using 90% of the consumed calcium and the rest is used in blood clotting, muscled contraction, nerve function and cell signalling. Fruits like apricots. kiwi, oranges, berries, pi.....

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Kerala plans to seek WHO help as Nipah virus spreads

In the wake of more deaths allegedly by the Nipah virus, the Kerala State is planning to seek help of the World Health Organisation. The visiting NCDC team termed the deaths as a “little unusual” and “a cause for concern.” A team of AIMS is expected to visit the region. It.....

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Don’t just sit, stretch at work to be active

Most of the lifestyle diseases today stem from just sitting at our desks all day. You need to take a break and do some stretching exercises. Some of the easy stretching exercises can actually relieve stress. The Standing hamstring stretch, Side Stretch, lunges, squats and the tricep stretch are s.....

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Uses for Aloe Vera plant on your window sill

The Egyptians affectionately dubbed the Aloe Vera plant as “the plant of immortality,” is a great detox solution and has anti-cancer properties.  Aloe vera gel can be used as a moisturiser.  It can be used as burn salve when mixed with vitamin E oil. It can relieve mosquito .....

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Skin care tips at night to keep wrinkles away

Having a night time skin care routine will go a long way in keeping skin healthy. Using a gentle cleanser to remove make-up is a must followed by a foaming face wash. Using a natural toner like rose water helps reduce pore size and maintain pH balance of the skin. Elixir serums nourish the skin a.....

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Poppy seed and nutmeg milk for a good night sleep

Uninterrupted sleep is a basic human need and when a person cannot sleep properly, it results in fatigue, lethargy and poor performance in work. Poppy seeds and nutmeg are believed to cure sleeping disorders. Roast and grind the poppy seeds. Add this mixture along with nutmeg to warm milk and hav.....

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Effective solutions for sciatica pain

Sciatica is a leg pain caused by pinched nerve in the lower back due to tear or crack on the disc which pinches the sciatic nerve. There is no shortage of treatments for this. Chiropractic care is a effective treatment of spinal manipulation. Acupuncture can be effective for sciatic pain manageme.....

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Curry leaves to improve hair growth

Due to excess pollution, just regular hair wash is not enough to keep your hair healthy. There are many natural ingredients that help in prevent hair fall and keep follicles strong. One such ingredient is curry leaves. It is loaded with proteins and amino acids which work wonders for the hair. Us.....

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Almond Oil to remove dark circles

Almond oil is super rich in nutritional vitamins and is particularly helpful in eradicating dark circles. Cool almond oil, when massaged under the eyes helps reduce dark circles. When mixed with honey gives an instant effect. It is also used with avocado, which is rich in vitamin E. Almond oil wi.....

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Panic seizes Kerala over deaths by unknown virus

Panic ripped over Kerala after three people of a family have died over the last two weeks allegedly due to an unknown virus. Kerala health minister KK Shailaja said cause of death remains to be ascertained and urged people not to spread false news about a rare virus being responsible. The Govt ha.....

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Possibility of rare viral fever in Kozhikode

The district health department in Kozhikode, Kerala is vigilant after three members of a family died due to viral fever. An initial assessment of their symptoms point to viral encephalitis with myocarditis, though it has not been confirmed yet. A medical camp is in progress in Changaroth panchaya.....

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Avoid these mistakes in your relationship

While everyone makes mistakes, here are pitfalls to be avoided to sustain a relationship. Don’t get too relaxed in a relationship, keep the passion alive. Own up to mistakes and don’t get defensive all the time. Handle jealousy carefully. Don’t avoid confrontations, forget impor.....

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This happens when you drink 100oz. of water daily for a week

Our body needs hydrating especially in the summer. Emily Abbate was told to drink more water by scientists at the Gatorade sports Science Institute as she sweats a lot. So she drank 100oz.(3L) of water daily for a week. The effects this caused to her body were amazing. Her skin cleared up, she fe.....

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Load up on almonds to lose weight

Almonds are a good source of minerals like zinc, magnesium and potassium and rich in antioxidant and Vitamin E that support the brain, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It also keeps your skin healthy. Almonds are known for weight loss as they have high fiber content and protein content. It.....

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Survey reports LGBTQ teens go through stress

New survey reports that LGBTQ teens undergo over stress. More than 12000 respondents from 50 states, 13-17 age groups participated. They are struggling with stress, anxiety, rejection and aura that affect them badly. Sleeplessness, racial problems, gender identity and separation harmfully affect .....

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This summer, try Aloe Vera to cool your body

Aloe vera is full of anti-oxidants and especially good for the sumemr season, as they can cool the body too. The plant is used in Ayurvedic medicine. Its gel can be used to treat rashes, boils and dandruff. Aloe vera can be used in juice, pulp, decoction or fermented forms. It is used to treat li.....

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WHO worried about global health improvement goals

The world health data published by the WHO says the 2030 goal ‘leave no one behind’ is lagging due to low-middle income nations like India. The report says 23.3 % aged between 30-70 years died from non-communicable diseases as they do not have access to essential health services. Indi.....

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Mortality rates for fungal infections on the rise

A research conducted by Imperial College London and Exeter University shows that Fungi is becoming more fungicide resistant. It can cause diseases in crops, animals and people. The report says that the global mortality rates for fungal infections seem to be higher than breast cancer and malaria. .....

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Coping with trichotillomania or dermatillomania

A simple comic strip helps understand body-focused repetitive behavior or BFRB’s. BFRB includes trichotillomania i.e. plucking or pulling hair or dermatillomania (also called excoriation disorder) i.e. picking out skin. The comic lucidly helps understand that the disorder is real, possible .....

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REBBL: A super herb in busting stress

REBBL, a plant-based food, acts as a super herb that aids to boost immune functions of our body. REBBL is a super herb beverage, an adaptogen acting as a stress cracking herb. It’s a vegan drink including flavours like Ashwagandha Chai, Turmeric Lemon Tart, Reishi Cold Brew and is dairy fre.....

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Here’s the healthiest foods to start your day with

Eating a healthy breakfast is essential but should not start your day with a full meal. Instead, start off your day with healthy foods to allow your body to wake-up and kick start the function. Honey in warm water will improve digestion and immunity. Soaked almonds are packed with essential miner.....

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DIY makeup removers to clean your skin naturally

The best way to take care of your skin is to turn to nature’s miraculous ingredients, packed with antioxidants, active enzymes, vitamins and minerals to make your skin younger. Remove your makeup using oil options like olive oil etc. and aloe vera. Honey with its moisturizing property and b.....

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Fighting with your spouse can affect diabetes

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University found couples who had stressful married life reported worse symptoms of chronic conditions like diabetes and arthritis. The findings could potentially help creating interventions in helping couples with chronic diseases. Previous research found a lin.....

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People process bad news better when stressed

A new study has found that stress can help people process bad news better, although it may lead to exasperation. It was found that fire fighters were more vigilant as they keenly processed details of bad news in times of stress. This was found to be caused due to a rise in cortisol levels which f.....

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Everything you need to know about your vagina

Many think they know exactly what is going on down there; there are women unfamiliar with their private parts. Listed are things you need to know about your vagina. It comes in varying sizes. Discharge is actually vagina’s way of keeping clean. There is no need to clean there. Thrush is a c.....

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How melatonin solves sleep disorders

Melatonin has been used as a sleep drug for many years, but it was not known how it worked. Researchers from University of Missouri School of Medicine have found how melatonin suppresses neurons in the brain to keep awake and alert. The research singled out one receptor, MTI via which melatonin a.....

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Myths about stretch marks busted

Some false notions about stretch marks formed on the body are cleared here. Stretch marks are not in control and may be caused due to hormonal changes, medications and stress. They occur in both men and women.  A change in color is common and not harmful. Tanning makes stretch marks more pro.....

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Your jobs maybe killing you

A recent research suggested that there are detrimental health outcomes for people engaging in a high level occupational physical activity. The research has revealed that there is evidence of a physical activity paradox. Men with high level of occupational physical activity had 18% higher risk of .....

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Lose weight by staying away from midnight snack

Researchers have found that avoiding a late night snack and an early breakfast is a key to losing weight. People may gain less weight despite a high fat diet, if they are able to eat only half of the day. It has been observed earlier that midnight snacking can cause obesity.  Eating with a 1.....

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Advantages of fulvic acid

Fulvic acid, a soil-based probiotic is said to be an effective supplement. It is said to help treat eczema and prevent progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Many benefits of fulvic acid supplements are claimed but unproven. The risks include it being highly reactive and its tendency to intera.....

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Red wine may protect against prostate cancer

In a new research by Medical University of Vienna in Austria, has found that moderate red wine consumption does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.  In contrast with the white wine, moderate red wine consumption did not appear to increase the risk of prostate cancer and moderate consum.....

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Marriage may be good for catching melanoma early

A study claims that married people could easily spot deadly skin cancer melanoma than their counterparts who aren’t part of a couple. It suggests that it may be because of another pair of eyes on their skin that allows married patients to identify the suspicious lesions. Overall 46% of marr.....

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Skipping breakfast do not help weight loss

According to fitness experts, weight loss and fitness plans depend a lot on healthy diet. Skipping morning meal could end up in weight gain, as it can make metabolism dip, making you feel lethargic. This in turn will end up craving for any food that is available. So, it is ideal to have a healthy.....

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Identifying and destroying dormant cancer cells

Latest evidence suggests that cancer is not something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably. The periods of dormancy when there are no symptoms and cancer goes undetected are also equally significant. Cancer dormancy is essential for the progression of the disease. Hence, it is vital to identify .....

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Delicious detox one must try out

We must try out the perfect 6-day detox, which is tasty, delicious, refreshing and energy boosting. The Monday blues can be washed away with the power pack blueberry smoothie. Drink your Tuesdays with a super tangy, orange, peach and carrot smoothie. Go for a ruby red Wednesday with hydrating wat.....

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All about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Here are facts about the mental disorder, where sufferers have obsessive thoughts and show repetitive behaviours. Family history of the disorder, depression and anxiety, trauma, history of sexual abuse as a child and environmental factors are causes of OCD. Symptoms range from fear of being dirty.....

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Rising heat reason for 49% rise in skin infections

The harsh UV rays and the soaring temperature has led to 40% rise in skin infections, as per city-based doctors. The scorching sun and the high humidity levels causes lot of sweating resulting in skin ailments like excessive itching, fungal infection, pigmentation etc. The creams used that you ge.....

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Sit fully on toilet seats while urinating

A women’s therapist suggests that women must stop hovering over toilet seats while urinating. Due to sanitary issues, women do not sit fully, leading to pelvic organ prolapse. The muscles of the pelvic floor and pelvic girdle are extremely tense, making it difficult for urine to flow easily.....

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Myths about liposuction busted

Cosmetic surgery that breaks and sucks fat from different parts of the body is opted by many, but there are wrong notions surrounding it too.  Liposuction is not meant for weight loss alone and the permanence of the results depends on healthy diet and exercise. It is a surgical procedure tha.....

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Man’s unhealthy lifestyle responsible for a miscarriage

Recent studies found in cases of recurrent marriages that the father is likely to have a high incidence of abnormal chromosomes in his sperm. Unhealthy lifestyle of men are found to be a key reason. Sperm count, motility and amount of cellular fluid in the sperm head are other important factors t.....

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Heating food in microwave can lead to infertility

Heating food in plastic containers in the microwave can put the unborn child at a greater risk of infertility, diabetes and cancer.  Bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastic, gets ingested into the blood stream and lead through various diseases. According to research by Centres for Diseases .....

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Rise in lifestyle diseases amid Indian population

The National Family Health Survey reports that one in every eight Indian suffers from high blood pressure. This figure was derived from screening 22.5 mn adults across 100 districts in India in 2017. It also says that 8.6% of India’s population suffers from hypertension. The health ministry.....

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Check out the commom mistakes you make while walking

Walking is an activity that you have been doing since you were 1. But you need to pay attention to when walking for fitness and not commit the following mistakes. You should start swinging your hands while walking. You must learn to take shorter and quicker steps. You should not walk flat footed-.....

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Follow these tips for a healthy and long life

Your diet is the key to a long and healthy life. You need to eat fresher food, cut down on the number of meals and fat balance. Fasting will help eliminate toxins or detoxify your body. These factors will contribute to your overall fitness and strength. This was found out through a study conducte.....

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Know more about thalassemia

On World Thalassemia Day, here are a few facts about the genetically transmitted condition. Dr. Rahul Bhargava explains that thalassemia minor is not a disease. A child born with thalassemia major will need blood transfusions unless he/she gets a bone marrow transplant. It is a common blood disor.....

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Cycling can keep arthritis pain away

Arthritis, an inflammation of joints is of 2 types- osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Though it is seen in people over 65, it can affect teens and kids.  Doctors claim that cycling can help deal with arthritis pain. It not only prevents arthritis but also delays its progression. It al.....

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All you need to know about vaginal birth after cesarean

According to scientists from the University of Alberta attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is associated with higher rates of adverse effects or death for mothers and infants. Attempted VBAC is linked with higher risk of hemorrhage and uterine rupture. It is difficult to predict the par.....

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Old school tips for muscle growth

In order to gain muscle, months of rigorous training go into getting a well-chiselled body. While lot of workout regimes are doing rounds, it is the old school method which yields results. The workout should be balanced on the whole body and it should be consistent. Technique is the key to gain m.....

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Summer skin savers

With summer come sticky face, skin and scalp. But beauty experts Shahnaz Hussain and Suparna share a few recipes for a glow that stays. Try watermelon soothers with 1 glass of watermelon juice, rose water and few mint leaves crushed. Freeze it and apply after coming from the sun. You can also app.....

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Fast food consumption in women may lead to infertility

Study noted that less fruits and longer fast food consumption in women increases risk in infertility. Research done on 5598 mothers found the drastic change in conceiving capacity who ate fruits and fast food. It noted the impact of a healthy dietary including more fruits, green leafy vegetables .....

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The agonies of infertility

Chiemi Rajamahendran, founder of Miss Conception Coach inspires and supports women with infertility, shares her musings about childless couples. When uninvited to a birthday party because they don’t have kids yet, they pretend it doesn’t break their heart into pieces. When people post.....

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Brain stimulation lowers suicidal thoughts

According to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry a particular kind of brain stimulation can decrease suicidal thoughts in people with hard-to-treat depression. Those 40% of people who received bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) reported that they d.....

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Health benefits of Elderberry

Elderberry is known for its use against cold and flu and against influenza virus and sinus infections. Being rich in vitamin A, it is good for healthy eyes and vision. It is a powerhouse of vitamin B, C, iron and carotenoids. It can be eaten raw or added to you pancakes or Raw Blue Berry Vanilla .....

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Eggs are good for health

According to a study, eating up to 12 eggs per week for a year did not raise cardiovascular risk among patients with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. According to lead researcher Nick Fuller, despite differing advice for safe levels of egg consumption, their research indicates people do not need.....

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Tips to avoid mistakes in the gym

It sounds great and exciting going to the gym and working out. But it is always good to check if you are making these mistakes at the gym. Focus more on weight training than on cardio. Do not miss the warm ups. Keep hydrated to avoid sore muscles and weakness. Take enough rest between sets and re.....

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Tinnitus: A disorder of the ear

Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre have approved of a therapy to combat the effects of tinnitus, a disorder of the ears, where the sufferer hears sound, even when there is no external sound. ENT specialist C. Shekahr says the major cause is exposure to high sound. Other reasons are ear infect.....

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Sauna bath reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke

People who regularly take saunas may face a lower stroke risk than those who go less often. According to the University of Eastern Finland, people who take a sauna 4-7 times a week have a 61% lower risk than those who do so once a week. Saunas appear to lower the effect of blood pressure which ma.....

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Smart phone addiction linked to commitment phobia

People who are commitment-phobic tend to be prone to smart phone addiction. Those with higher levels of avoidant attachment tended to have lower self-esteem and anxiety, which was in turn linked to addictive use of the smartphones. The study was conducted among university students in Korea and ha.....

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Some nutritious meals for all nursing mothers

Early motherhood is a huge transition, both emotionally and physically, and you need natural ways to boost both your mood and milk supply. Here are some nutritious snack ideas that can do just that: Omega-3 fats found in salmons, grass-fed beef and bison can reduce anxiety, avocado can reduce you.....

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Women having DES supplement at higher risk of cancer

A study says diethylstilboestrol (DES) a synthetic estrogen taken to prevent miscarriages during pregnancy may suffer from a rare cancer. Patients in the US, who had this supplement, showed symptoms of clear-cell adenocarcinoma in their cervix or vagina or breast cancer. Women detected with this .....

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Rosacea Diet: Can it actually clear your skin?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, affecting the face’s central part, especially around the nose. Here, patients develop flushing and blushing, burning and stinging. Dermatologist suggest a diet that avoids spicy food, alcohol and super-hot foods or beverages, as they can cause long-term .....

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How to protect your mind from future diseases

A study has found ways to protect the future of our brain health. We need to nourish and protect our brains by drinking more water and maintain proper hydration. Start doing workouts that makes you think, like dancing. Always eat healthy fats and try out intermittent fasting. Sleep deprivation ca.....

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Make your very own Protein Mocha Smoothie

You can use ‘Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein’ to make this smoothie,  actually adding healthy protein and collagen. This protein mocha uses coffee ice cubes that needs to be made in advance. You can also use frozen bananas or fresh ones, whichever you have with you. This.....

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Yoga for urinary inconsistence

Urinary inconsistency caused by weak bladder is a common issue particularly after childbirth, or menopause. The condition that affects young and the old can be managed with a positive attitude and regular practice of yoga exercises such as mula bandha, vajrasana, back bending asanas, inversion po.....

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Tips to enjoy your stay at hostels

Khristy Choo gives tips to help manage living in hostels. Do thorough research before choosing the hostel and pack accordingly. Be courteous to dorm mates and take care of your belongings. Be responsible for keeping common areas tidy. Make an effort to meet new people and make connections. Share .....

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Ways to identify borderline disorders

While borderline personality disorder is often hard to diagnose, a systematic approach is essential. Researchers strongly advise avoiding incorrect, casual assessments of people as it risks proper treatment and also stigmatizes the issue. Those suffering from the disorder would have a high score .....

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Taking care of kid's health at home

Follow a few tips to ensure your kids are healthy and safe inside homes. Eliminate all pests that can cause illnesses. Use organic products that are pet- and child-friendly. Always keep all windows locked. Regulate carbon monoxide by ensuring all fuel-burning are working properly and limiting use.....

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Pollution triggers asthma

Asthma patients suffer from wheezing, breathlessness and chest tightness. Allergens such as dust, pollutants, mites etc make it worse. On World Asthma Day medicos suggests treatments for asthma patients like inhalers and bronchial thermoplasty. Any patient suffering from severe drug-resistant ast.....

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Middle age anxiety linked to dementia in future

Researchers have found that people with anxiety in middle age are more prone to develop dementia in older ages. Data from four different studies were examined by the researchers. Moderate to severe anxiety increases stress hormones and chronic elevation of these hormones may consequently damage b.....

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Diet to aid chances of conceiving

For couples, who are planning to conceive, diet is important for boosting fertility. According to a study published by Harvard Medical School, foods rich in fiber, healthy fats and proteins boosts fertility. Food rich in anti-oxidants fight the free radicals which damage both sperm and egg. A fib.....

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Aerobic fitness boosts linguistic skills in the elderly

Researchers found that older adults’ aerobic fitness levels are directly related to age-related language failures such as tip-of –the –tongue states. They have a strong conviction that they know a word, but are unable to produce it.  Healthy older people who exercise regula.....

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Black Currants are amazing for your health

Black currant is a sour-tasting berry that has high nutritional values like rich in Vitamin C, in turn helping in absorbing iron. It helps in boosting our cardiovascular health by reducing LDL and increasing HDL and improving blood flow. It helps in maintaining urinary tract health. It also helps.....

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Tips to lose weight after pregnancy

To lose weight after pregnancy, you need to follow a proper exercise and diet regimen. Breast feeding the baby also helps you lose the excess kilos. Nutritionist, Ria Wahi suggests to include fruits, vegetables, lean meat, fish, nuts and low fat cheese. She also suggests workouts like Kegel, ankl.....

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Eat almonds every day to reduce health risks

Almonds are good for your health, memory and help reduce cholesterol levels. A study has found that including almonds as part of a healthy diet can reduce dyslipidemia, a strong risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in Indians, marked by high LDL and triglyceride and low HDL. Daily consumption.....

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Global study finds genetic risk factor for depression

In a new study, International scientists have identified 44 genetic variants of depression. Major depression affects around 14 percent of people worldwide and is the biggest contributing factor for long-term disability in the general population. The new genetic variants have a potential to find n.....

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Prevent weight loss from causing hair loss

Weight reduction with lack of enough proteins, iron and other dietary supplements can cause hair loss. Some tips that can help you lose weight without causing any hair damage by intake of ample proteins like red meat, fish and beans. Eggs, spinach, citrus fruits, nuts should also be incorporated......

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Talk therapy may help soldiers combat insomnia

Talk therapy is effective at reducing insomnia and mental fatigue among military personnel. Soldiers with chronic insomnia were assigned to 60-minute sessions of treatment cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia with relaxation training and tips to get a good night’s sleep. It might also b.....

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Getting over the pain of a breakup

Get over the pain of breakups using these tips. Create your own identity by writing out who you want to be. Feel and get in touch with all your emotions and do not try to jump back into normalcy. Lean on friends for support as you process your emotions. The heartache won’t be erased but the.....

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Firefighters of 9/11 have higher risk of cancer

In two different studies, it has been found that the fire fighters of 9/11 attacks were more prone to health issues like PTSD and cancer. The study says that it is because of the chemicals, they were exposed to which makes the disease more aggressive. The second study found that the survivors wer.....

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How mindfulness transform lives

Some people start their mornings with mindfulness, right from their waking moment. Mornings are the most important time for cultivating mindfulness by making a list of things you are grateful for. Next thing that happens is unplugging yourself from all the devices helping to sleep better. We will.....

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Find out healthy foods that are not healthy at all

The so-called health foods that you consume to be healthy might not be healthy at all. The reduced fat salad dressings have sugar replacing fat. Margarine actually contains harmful trans fats. The nut-based milk alternatives are packed with added sugars. Non-natural peanut butter have trans .....

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Herbs that can help manage menopause

Menopausal symptoms begins a couple of years before it happens. They suffer from mood swings, depression, hot flashes, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, loss of libido and dryness of  vagina. You can manage them by using herbs like Black Cohosh that calms the nervous system. Dong Quai stabilizes .....

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Things that happen after ditching hormonal birth control

Your sudden desire to conceive or getting rid of the side effects, can make you stop taking hormonal birth pills. But this simple act can usher in new symptoms. You can always get pregnant fast. Your period might lose its clockwork nature and might be different. You might start feeling ovulation .....

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Easy tips to protect lips from summer heat

Just as we protect our skin in summer, it is important to protect the lips. They lack natural oils and the UV rays cause damage to them. So here’s your perfect lip care routine recommended by experts. Instead of licking the lips, use a hydrating lip balm. Exfoliation is important for lips a.....

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Psoriasis treatments could reduce heart plaque

New study shows that treatment for psoriasis- an inflammatory skin disease can help reduce coronary plaque. It not only reduces the volume of plaque, but is less inflammatory over time having fewer characteristics to rupture and cause a heart attack. It could help researchers how anti-inflammator.....

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Cooking turmeric can destroy its benefits

Turmeric has many health benefits, from cooling the body to improving immunity, which due to the presence of compound called curcumin. Researchers observed that cooking it for long hours can lead to a loss of curcumin. Dr. Dutta says that the absorption of curcumin is much better when turmeric is.....

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Know these hard truths for simple living

Simple living has become mainstream but people are not aware of the myths that are prevalent. Minimalism or the idea of owning less won’t solve all your problems magically, you need to work hard at it. Simple doesn’t make your life stress free. Simple living is not living like you hav.....

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Spouse death causes cognitive decline, study

Study found that death of spouse may affect partners badly. Widowhood needs extra care and support. Older adults and middle aged, who has a sibling or big children, can be saved from decline. It added; stress increases loneliness, but friends, social interactions, healthy foods, exercises, sleep .....

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Learn how to do a push-up correctly

Push-ups are a challenge for most people and makes a difference in your upper body and core strength. The correct way to do a push-up is to first start in a high-plank position with palms just wider than shoulder, bend elbows back at 45° to lower body towards the floor, exhale and press into .....

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Ways to deal with an extrovert partner

An introvert having an extrovert for a partner is tiring for the former. Here are some tips to deal with this situation: Make a shared calendar of your social events with a limit, you need to send your partner to meet his/her friends if you don’t feel like it, get comfortable in saying '.....

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Skipping breakfast linked to weight gain

Researchers from Mayo Clinic in the US found that people who skipped breakfast were obese when compared to those who ate frequently. It was revealed that infrequent breakfast consumption was associated with indices of obesity and weight gain. It was also found that those who missed breakfast had .....

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Drinking increases leads to chronic diseases

Drinking alcohol messes up the balance of good versus bad bacteria in mouth. It can raise the risk of gum disease and cavities, and also of cancer and heart disease. The study published in the journal Microbiome, found that drinking is bad for healthy balance of microbes in the mouth and leads to.....

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Napping in school can help teen's performance

Researchers found that regular mid-day naps can help adolescents overcome lack of sleep. A University of Delaware researcher investigated the relationship between midday-napping behaviors and neurocognitive function in adolescents and found some keys to help the teen’s battle fatigue. It wa.....

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Adrenal support supplements contain unsafe ingredients

A study found that adrenal support supplements contain thyroid hormones and steroids. Taking too much of thyroid hormone can lead to heart problems and tremors. And steroid intake could lead to symptoms like weight gain and shut down of adrenal glands. So it is better to eat healthy, exercise and.....

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Mother’s depression affects child’s intellectual development

Children growing up with depressed moms are likely to have lower IQs, says a new research at the University of California. It found the impact can last until the child is 16 years old. These children will have a smaller vocabulary and poorer comprehension skills. The American Academy of Pediatric.....

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Low iron levels increase anxiety and aggression

Iron deficiency and low levels of Vitamin B12 during childhood may lead to behavioral issues in young boys such as anxiety or depression during middle school. Findings of a study showed that low plasma Vitamin B12, iron and anemia in boys about 8 years were associated with higher mean scores in e.....

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Young adults need to learn to cook

According to study conducted by Elsevier, developing cooking and food preparations skills is important for health and nutrition. According to author of study, impact of developing cooking skills early in life is more visible in adulthood. Opportunities to develop cooking skills by adolescence wil.....

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The food to avoid to stay healthy and fit

Products considered to be healthy can be unhealthy when eaten in large quantities and also have serious health problems. Here is a list of foods that are not very healthy: Breakfast cereals like cornflakes that do not have any nutritive value, brown bread, oat cookies, low fat snacks, protein bar.....

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Hearing loss linked to higher rate of accidental injuries

People who have hearing difficulties are more prone to accidental injuries than those with good hearing. According to a survey, compared to people with “excellent” hearing, they were 60% more likely to have an accidental injury. Those with lot of trouble in hearing were 90% more prone.....

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Understanding your sexual self

There are lot of myths about human sexuality. A man’s masculinity is gauged by his performance on bed, lack of which ends in frustration and negativity creeps up in the relationship. It is estimated one-third of couples have sexual problems and they don’t know how to deal with it. It .....

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Is there a link between PMS and alcohol ?

Researchers reported a link between PMS and alcohol consumption but have not concluded if PMS leads to drinking or vice versa. While 29% drinkers around the globe are women, 6% are heavy drinkers. The link between PMS symptoms was more pronounced in case of heavy drinking. This suggests that drin.....

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Veggie diet is as good as Mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet, inspired from Greece, Spain and Southern Italy, is lauded as one of the healthiest diets. However vegetarian diet is almost as good in terms of heart health and weight loss, as per a new study. Mediterranean allows lean proteins, nuts and whole grains while veggie diet exclude.....

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Signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is an emotional, physical and psychological symptom faced by women after ovulation. These symptoms last for 11 days and disappear with the onset of periods.  The most common symptoms are swelling and tenderness in the breast, mood swings, fatigue, food cravings, .....

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Avoid the cell phone ‘Text Neck’ pain

Bending your head forward while holding your cell phone can wreck havoc on your neck, as the neck needs to support six times the weight it supports in a normal position. Experts from University of California suggest some ergonomic tips. The best angle is to view bit below eye level. Make adjustme.....

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Common types of anxiety you feel in your 20s

Millenials, those in their 20s now feel a lots of anxiety. They have the FOMO(Fear of Missing out) which is best solved by logging off from social media. Sleep is often sacrificed for their work and social life. Career anxiety is the next biggest anxiety cause that can be best resolved by taking .....

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Learn how coffee is healthy for you

Coffee has always been the talk of the town for its health benefits like reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases but it has never been known for helping you lose weight. It is an active ingredient of many over-the-counter diet pills as it boosts the metabolism burning more calorie.....

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Mindful ways to bathing

Taking a bath gives the mind and body a feeling of pureness and freshness. It is important we keep our body clean and all the more important to have a mindfulness regarding bathing, Taking a bath changes our whole look, both externally and internally. It is necessary to keep a fixed time for a sh.....

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Best plant-based protein sources

A good workout is only half job done which needs to follow up with proteins. They are the building blocks of the body required for the maintenance of our tissues, muscles, hormones. But when you think protein, you think meat. But these plant-based proteins are just waiting to nourish your body. T.....

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Amazing benefits of green bananas

Green bananas are a part of many savory Indian dishes but most of us don’t know their amazing benefits. They are excellent fiber source ensuring digestive health and weight loss. They are good for our heart due to its high potassium content. They are excellent sources of vitamins C and B6. .....

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Outrageous C-section myths busted

C-section deliveries have had its share of outrageous myths and we have busted some of them here. One myth is that all women’s bodies are designed for vaginal birth, but the 44% maternity deaths disprove that. Another myth is the c-section baby having weaker immune system and have allergies.....

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Major advantages of Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in nutrition, effective for the skin, hair etc. It improves our immunity, treat sunburn; contains antibacterial and anti fungal properties that cure acne. It repairs dry, damaged hair. A daily diet of yogurt strengthens our bones, is used as a skin cleanser, and consists of calcium.....

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Diet plan to fight inflammation

Inflammation is a part of body’s immune response. Long term inflammation can lead to conditions like cardio-vascular diseases. These anti-inflammatory foods can keep your body balanced. Omega 3 found in fish, olive oils can reduce Cytokines levels. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant to strengthen.....

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Best Ayurvedic herbs for good health

Herbs contain compounds that have beneficial health properties according to Ayurvedic texts and modern research. Tulsi has compounds which are both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, which supports early recovery from respiratory conditions. Ashwagandha helps to cope with stress and promotes s.....

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Benefits of Kiwi fruit

Kiwi fruit is known for its nutritional content and is often featured in fruit bowls, salads and smoothies. It is a powerhouse of vitamins especially vitamin C that acts an antioxidant. Studies have found it can help induce sleep and is best for treating sleep disorders. It is also an excellent s.....

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Diabetics! Avoid these hypoglycemic foods

Diabetics are usually advised to avoid hypoglycemic foods as they can spike blood sugar levels quickly. Carbs with low GI value are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized, causing a lower and slower rise in blood glucose. ADA ranks foods above 70 in the GI as hypoglycemic foods like pasta.....

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Health benefits of musk melon

Juicy and aromatic musk melon is one of the most loved and cultivated fruits. It is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s beta-carotene helps overall eye health.It promotes healthy vision and reduces inflammation. It also improves skin health and immunity and promotes hair g.....

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Natural tips to help your hair grow faster

Excessive hair loss is due to a hectic lifestyle, diet and stress. You can always try these easy and effective home remedies for hair loss. Applying Onion juice on scalp boosts hair regrowth. Coconut milk with a ½ a lemon squeeze, lavender oil drop is effective too. Making your own egg mas.....

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Easy home remedies to get rid of dandruff

Dandruff is caused by a fungus, Malassezia that feeds on dead skin cells and sebum, breaking it down to fatty acids that irritate the scalp. There are home remedies that can get rid off dandruff. Stop applying oil to your hair. Vinegar can help kill the microbes and treat itchy,  dry skin. B.....

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Natural blood thinning foods to reduce blood clots

Certain foods can help improve our blood circulation and prevent heart diseases by reducing blood clots. Ginger is one of the natural blood thinning foods, as it reduces inflammation and relaxes the muscles. Cayenne peppers helps thin your blood due to the presence of salicylates. Salmon with its.....

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Tips to make losing weight a little easier

Losing weight can be fun if we follow some simple steps and precautions. Some routines that will make us healthier are: chewing the food well for better gut, avoiding white sugar and too much salt, discarding unhealthy beverages, eat more dark colored fruits and veggies, drink plenty of water, wa.....

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Fear of global antibiotic failure due to typhoid superbug

A first known epidemic of drug-resistant typhoid is spreading in Pakistan. Experts fear it could radiate globally replacing weaker strains. Without antibiotics, simple illness and infections becomes deadly. WHO calls it as global health emergency. Poor infrastructure, low vaccination rates and ov.....

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Try these tips to help you sleep

The scorching heat of summer and the humidity has crossed the ‘above normal’ heat making it difficult to maintain a healthy sleep cycle. There are a few tips you can try to sleep a little better. Avoid alcohol as it saps the essntial fluids. Get a good quality fan, avoid duvets and tr.....

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Is consuming ghee in summer good for health?

Desi ghee is an indispensable part of Indian household and is considered as a rejuvenating ingredient in Ayurveda. But some question its edibility in summer. Ayurvedic doctors say it actually helps balance the internal moisture and improves our immune system. Taking ½ a spoon of ghee on em.....

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Aspirin & heart break

A new study has found that taking aspirin after losing a loved one could reduce the risk of suffering a grief-driven heart attack. A person’s risk of having a heart attack in the 24-hours after the death of a loved one increaes 20-fold as this causes spikes in risk factors like high blood p.....

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Art therapy can ease pain and anxiety in cancer patients

In a study Mayo clinic- Rochester shows that art therapy can ease pain and anxiety in cancer patients. Patients with haematological cancer showed improvement in mood, reduced pain and anxiety. In the study art techniques were taught. There was significant improvement in positive mood pain scores .....

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Side effects of protein powders

Protein powders are dietary supplements taken to gain more muscle mass. They are common among gym-goers and body builders. While they are considered to be safe, its side effects are quite debatable. They can cause acne, have an unbalanced nutrient composition, destabilise gut bacteria, they are h.....

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Change your diet to suit your blood group

Experts say that your blood group can act as a guide to your diet. O group needs to have a plenty of milk products in your diet. Type A needs to go high on fruits and veggies reducing food high in fats and carbohydrates. Group B needs a high protein diet and avoid alcohol. AB group need to eat to.....

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Sharing household chores lead to better sex lives

Researchers say that sharing household chores helps in enjoying better, healthy sex among couples. Women become more relaxed and feel happier when helped by their partners. Dividing chores among partners equally also facilitates effective communication and dec.....

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Foods that heat you up this summer

The food we eat usually has an impact on our body system in some way or the other especially in maintaining and regualting our body heat. Most food produces heat in the body especially fat, protein and carbohydrates while digesting. Root vegetables like potato, fruits like mangoes and common vegg.....

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Ayurvedic super foods in your daily diet

The term super food may have gained popularity but it lacks scientific research to back the
claims of packaged food manufacturers. Food loaded with nutrients can be found right in the
kitchen. Ginger is a top super food, is known as ‘healing spice of Ayurveda. Turmeric is an

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Benefits of the Paleo diet

Celebrity nutritionist Nmami Agarwal shares the benefits of the increasingly popular Paleo diet that is an approach based on human genetics. The protein-rich diet maximises health benefits by including good sources of protein, improving gut health and limiting intake of fructose. It aids weight l.....

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Drastic decline in opioid consumption in US

According to the latest data, the number of prescriptions for opioid based painkillers in the US has come down last year. The drop was biggest in 25 years. The reason for this is attributed to awareness among the people of the dangers of addiction and also due to legal restrictions. The US is est.....

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Opening your mind to tackle infertility

About 15-20% of the population is infertile mainly due poor lifestyle choices and stress.
While ovulation problems may cause infertility in women, a low sperm count causes this in
men. Gynaecologists mention this problem can be treated surgically or with medicines. If
these m.....

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Running everyday can help teenagers fight depression

Due to several reasons teenagers are at  risk of depression and the society is trying to tackle it. It was found that physical activity dropped when they start attending secondary school. Experts suggest, exercise in keeping depression at bay. They also recommended an initiative where ten mi.....

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Being married can reduce the risk of melanoma

A new study claims that being married reduces your risk of melanoma. According to the University of Pennsylvania, melanomas or skin cancer are more likely to be detected early in married people than people who are single, divorced or widowed. Melanoma resembles a misshapen mole in black, brown or.....

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DIY Foot scrubs to recharge you

Hectic workdays will drain you. Pamper yourself with these DIY foot scrubs that is going to recharge you. You need to get some essential oils and add everyday ingredients to it for the soothing effect. Some ideas include pepperment oil and sugar, lavender oil and coconut, rosemary oil and coffee,.....

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Reasons why you can be happy you broke up

Breakups are hard and few people have reasons to celebrate. But if you were dealing with the following things in your relationship, you might just be happy you broke up. If your relationship made you jealous of everyone and everything, constantly worried about what he/she was doing when  apa.....

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Signs to let go of a relationship

It’s a great struggle to let go of a relationship. Some would take a long time to move on. So it
is always to let go of a relationship before it becomes toxic. The signs you need to look out
for include the constant fighting and bickering for small things, disrespect you get f.....

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Reading the signs of a toxic relationship

Relationships don’t become toxic overnight. Signs that predict unhappiness are partners being
hypercritical of each other, not having separate identities, trying to control each other’s
actions, playing the blame game, avoiding communication, not supporting each other, h.....

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Unhealthy relationship habits and how to break them

You must break the unhealthy relationship habits that can cause heart ache. Letting your
insecurity eroding trust can be fixed by not generalising all men/women breaks trust. Your
feelings of inadequancy can make you needy, get rid of it by being self-nurturing. Your
routine .....

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Ways to practice mindfulness

Though mindfulness is mostly equated with meditation, there are other ways to practise it. Here are few ways to reach a heightened sense of awareness. Write a journal daily, start a day with gratitude for blessings received, practise yoga regularly, take time to practise mindful breathing, listen.....

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Cooking your own meals leads to better health

According to a study conducted by Elsevier, developing cooking and food preparations skills is important for health and nutrition. According to the author of the study, impact of developing cooking skills early in life is more visible in adulthood. It also makes weight management easier as there .....

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