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Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy Beat Monsoons Woes With The Power Of Neem! Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How 5 of the best detox foods for cleansing and weight loss They key to improve memory recall is this simple trick Selfie filters are affecting body image, triggering dysmorphic disorder

Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets

With weight loss and fitness fast becoming obsessions around the world, a lot of people are adopting lifestyle and diets, which may appear ‘healthy’ but

Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with all the emotional and physical changes their bodies go through. While there is excitement to welcome

Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in a human body. Iron is the mineral that is vital for producing haemoglobin, a

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written

Beat Monsoons Woes With The Power Of Neem!

Neem has been referred to as a “wonder herb” for the many beneficial properties it possesses. It has as many as 130 different biologically-active compounds

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed

5 of the best detox foods for cleansing and weight loss

If you tend to overeat or eat too much junk food, it can make you feel bloated and unhealthy. And unless you detoxify your body, even

They key to improve memory recall is this simple trick

Do you often leave home with the television on? Or go shopping but return to find that you have forgotten to buy the item you

Selfie filters are affecting body image, triggering dysmorphic disorder

With advancements in photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Instagram, the level of physical ‘perfection’ is the obsession of social media. People’s perceptions of

Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Which operation has the United Nations bungled most badly? The ponderous response to the Ebola epidemic — or the ongoing deployment of 4,500 troops in Haiti? Or was it the dispatch of peacekeepers to the Central African Republic who have [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

Lassa Fever Case Puzzles German Doctors

German doctors are puzzled by the first outbreak of Lassa fever outside Africa. They say three people have been infected after having contact with an American who died of Lassa fever there last month. “This is now the first documented [...]

March 19, 2016 Health
Jot This Down: Post-it Celebrates 35 Years of Reminding You

Jot This Down: Post-it Celebrates 35 Years of Reminding You

Note to self: Remember that Post-its turn 35 this month. Since it first hit office supply closets across America in the early Eighties, the ubiquitous sticky square has been a life saver for our notes, reminders, and everything in between. [...]

March 19, 2016 Business
Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

Blue Diamond Worn for Years by Shirley Temple Up for Auction

A blue diamond ring that child star-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple wore for decades is going up for auction. Sotheby’s says the 9.54 carat ring is among the more than 300 lots in the “Magnificent Jewels” auction scheduled for April 19 in [...]

March 19, 2016 Business
Oil Slips From 2016 High as Investors Book Profits

Oil Slips From 2016 High as Investors Book Profits

Oil fell slightly on Friday as investors booked profits at the end of a fourth consecutive week of gains, but prices remained close to 2016 highs on expectations of a production freeze by major exporters. U.S. crude was down 10 [...]

March 19, 2016 Uncategorized
Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Joan Bakewell ‘deeply sorry’ over anorexia comments

Labour peer Joan Bakewell says she is “deeply sorry” for causing “distress” by suggesting the rise of eating disorders among teenagers was a sign of “narcissism” in society. She told The Sunday Times “no one has anorexia in societies where [...]

March 16, 2016 Health
Tumours shrunk ‘dramatically’ in 11 days

Tumours shrunk ‘dramatically’ in 11 days

They said the “surprise” findings, reported at the European Breast Cancer Conference, could mean some women no longer need chemotherapy. The drugs, tested on 257 women, target a specific weakness found in one-in-ten breast cancers. Experts said the findings were [...]

March 16, 2016 Uncategorized
‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

‘Cold turkey’ best way to quit smoking, study shows

Volunteers who used this approach were 25% more likely to remain abstinent half a year from the date that they give up than smokers who tried to gradually wean themselves off instead. The NHS says that picking a convenient date [...]

March 16, 2016 Health
Argentina lawmakers back debt settlement deal

Argentina lawmakers back debt settlement deal

After 20 hours of debate, a majority of 165 to 86 lawmakers voted in favour of repealing two bills which stood in the way of the agreement with creditors. It is a victory for President Mauricio Macri who struck the [...]

March 16, 2016 Business
London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse agree merger

London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse agree merger

The tie-up will create one of the largest exchange companies in the world with a combined value of about £21bn. Under the terms of the deal, LSE shareholders will own 45.6% of the new holding company, while Deutsche Boerse shareholders [...]

March 16, 2016 Business
US Federal Reserve holds interest rates

US Federal Reserve holds interest rates

The central bank said the labour market was strengthening, but it was still looking for inflation to reach its 2%. target. The Fed indicated it expected the US economy to continue to “expand at a moderate pace” Interest rates remain [...]

March 16, 2016 Business
Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

Small drone risks to aircraft ‘minimal’

It used data on bird strikes to get a sense of what would happen if a small drone collided with a plane. Only 3% of collisions between aircraft and birds similar in weight to domestic drones result in damage, found [...]

March 16, 2016 Technology