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Are you packing a paunch? Here’s how you can keep from getting ‘overfat’

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Are you packing a paunch? Here’s how you can keep from getting ‘overfat’

You can have a healthy weight but still be overfat, a condition in which people have more than the normal amount of the visceral fat that surrounds the liver, pancreas and intestines and puts one – including people who are thin — at risk of diabetes, heart disease and other lifestyle disorders. Globally, up to […]

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If you get hungover this weekend, try these 9 meals from world’s top chefs

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If you get hungover this weekend, try these 9 meals from world’s top chefs

Hangovers are the worst. The headache, the exhaustion, the nausea; most of us have been there. Good news! We have a cure. “What to cook? What will make me feel human again? What is an instant cure which will involve little movement?” are common questions that run through the hungover yet hungry mind as you […]

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Words for the wounded soul

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Words for the wounded soul

We’ve been told time and again about the benefits of reading—it opens up a whole new world, boosts imagination, helps improve language skills and vocabulary, the list is endless. Now, add to that list—the power to heal. For many writers, the process of putting down their story is a cathartic one, as they reflect their […]

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Choose your house wisely: Living near heavy traffic means higher dementia risk

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Choose your house wisely: Living near heavy traffic means higher dementia risk

Planning to buy a house or looking for one to rent? Read this before you finalise the deal. According to researchers in Canada, people who live near busy roads laden with heavy traffic face a higher risk of developing dementia than those living further away. A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that […]

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From ultherapy to cryolipolysis: Wellness trends to watch out for in 2017

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From ultherapy to cryolipolysis: Wellness trends to watch out for in 2017

Experts foresee several trends, including the return to basic foods and group exercising, this year. They also predict that the holistic approach to wellness will also gain popularity, and not only among wellness enthusiasts, but also the general public, as the understanding of the mind-body connect and awareness about mental health increases. Here is a […]

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We are staring at a new danger: Nearly 76% of world population is ‘overfat’

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We are staring at a new danger: Nearly 76% of world population is ‘overfat’

With nearly 76% of the world’s population becoming ‘overfat’, it has become the new pandemic that has quietly overtaken the world, a study has showed. ‘Overfat’ has been defined as a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. “This is a global concern because of its strong association with rising chronic disease […]

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Getting drunk tonight? Here are perfect cures for a bad hangover

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Getting drunk tonight? Here are perfect cures for a bad hangover

A bull’s genitalia served a totally different purpose in Sicily, Italy once. Chewing on to it was supposed to be the cure of hangover. Hangover is as old as the ‘sura’ itself. In Indian mythology, ‘sura’ referred to strong alcoholic beverage. Atharvaveda describes its method of preparation. And it was treated as anesthesia during medical […]

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Risk of developing cancer higher in people with chronic kidney diseases

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Risk of developing cancer higher in people with chronic kidney diseases

If you have a chronic kidney disease, you could be at a higher risk of developing cancer, says a new study. Cancer is a significant cause of illness and death is twofold higher in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) than the general population. The findings appeared in the Clinical Journal of the American Society […]

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Wondering why your healthy diet isn’t effective? Blame it on gut bacteria

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Wondering why your healthy diet isn’t effective? Blame it on gut bacteria

According to a new study, people used to a calorie-rich diet may not be able to reap the full benefits of switching to a healthy diet immediately due to the works of the bacterial community inside the gut. Certain human gut bacteria need to be lost for a diet plan to be successful, said the […]

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Hear this: Iron deficiency anaemia may up hearing loss risk, says study

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Hear this: Iron deficiency anaemia may up hearing loss risk, says study

Scientists have found that iron deficiency anaemia may increase the risk of hearing loss, a finding that may open new possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment of the condition. For the study, researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US determined iron deficiency anaemia by low haemoglobin and ferritin levels for age and sex […]

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