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Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

Eat all your meals within 10 hours for weight loss and good health

Following a simple lifestyle, such as eating all food within 10 hours, can restore balance, help to lose weight, stave off metabolic disease and maintain health, suggests a study led by one of an Indian-origin. The study, conducted over mice, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals’ 24-hour rhythms of activity and [...]

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High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

High BMI in children could increase risk of asthma

The growth of children in the first three years of their life affects the development of their lungs and the risk of asthma at 10 years of age, says a study. According to recent studies, excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk [...]

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Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

Did you know prolonged sedentary time could lead to health risks? Sitting for too many hours per day or sitting without a break is known to harm your body, a new study reveals. While the evidence on the adverse effects of prolonged sedentary time continues to increase, further studies are needed to determine the most [...]

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6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

There are different types of headaches and different factors causing it. So, a headache caused during a migraine will be different from the headache caused by eating something very cold. Here are 5 lesser-known causes of headaches: * Migraine: Migraines cause recurring types of headaches that can be severe and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Triggers for this [...]

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Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Stay calm and meditate, mindfulness can boost pain tolerance

Mindfulness — a meditative practice that focusses on paying attention to the present moment — can increase person’s tolerance to pain, a study has found. Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US analysed data obtained from a study published in 2015 that compared mindfulness meditation to placebo analgesia. They sought to determine [...]

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Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

Jet-air hand dryers should not be used in hospital toilets as they spread more germs than disposable paper towels, a study warns. Published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, the study looked at bacterial spread in a real world setting — in two toilets in each of three hospitals, which were in the UK, France [...]

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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

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Genetic mutations could be responsible for driving tumour formation

Genetic mutations could be responsible for driving tumour formation

A new study has found that genetic mutations in the form of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumour formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals. The study, conducted at the University of California, has important implications for understanding and ultimately targeting the defective mechanisms underlying many human cancers. Healthy cells rely [...]

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Two fisted, antibody approach could effectively kill ovarian cancer

Two fisted, antibody approach could effectively kill ovarian cancer

Researchers have developed a two fisted, antibody approach that can effectively destroy ovarian cancer – the deadliest gynecological disease – and could also be utilised to kill breast, prostate and other solid tumours. According to Jogender Tushir-Singh from the University of Virginia’s (UVA), a major problem with immune therapies for ovarian cancer is that the [...]

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Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

Have you ever heard people advising you to avoid drinking water during your meals? Well, the common notion is that drinking water during your meals can put off the digestive fire (agni) and can cause tummy troubles. Turns out, it’s not true. Health experts suggest that one should drink water during meals as it only [...]

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Want To Live Longer? Stick To These Healthy Habits.

Want To Live Longer? Stick To These Healthy Habits.

There seems to always be a mad dash toward the next new thing when it comes to nutrition and fitness, whether it’s the latest exercise craze, super food or diet regimen. But leaping from fad to fad isn’t exactly a well-reasoned strategy for improving our health. Nor is it a way to create changes that [...]

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Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

Children, Teens Should Not Be On A Paleo Or Gluten-Free Diet

The low-carb paleo diet has been one of the most searched diets online in recent years. Many of the leading paleo programs actively market to teens, and a few years back, a celebrity chef in Australia even co-wrote a paleo cookbook for babies and kids. Public health officials there warned that the paleo diet, which [...]

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