For better or for worse? The case of marriage for health!

For better or for worse? The case of marriage for health!

PARIS: Even if marriages can be more of a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart ailments and strokes, researchers said Tuesday. Farr’s was among the first scholarly works to suggest that there is a health advantage to marriage and...

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Mango is the “king of all fruits” for all the right reasons!

Mango is the “king of all fruits” for all the right reasons!

Mangoes have been named the most widely consumed fruit in the world. Termed as the king of fruits mangoes taste spectacular and also have a range of amazing health benefits. There are many different kinds of mangoes. They range in color, shape, flavor, and seed size. While the skin color...

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Adequacy of calorie-intake and retraining restrictions

Adequacy of calorie-intake and retraining restrictions

Calorie Needs for Men vs. Women The use of a calorie calculator is most helpful when you are trying to figure out how many calories to eat per day. Almost every calorie calculator will take your gender into account, in addition to your weight and your activity level. Why? Because a man’s...

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Health Stigma: Dairy-free drinks are more calorie-laden as compared to cow’s milk

Health Stigma: Dairy-free drinks are more calorie-laden as compared to cow’s milk

Dairy-free drinks are often plugged as a healthy substitute for regular milk. But the products can contain more than doubled calories, 30 times the fat and more sugar than cow’s milk, according to research. The growing trend for dairy-free lifestyles has witnessed a surge in the assortment of flavored kinds...

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What are beige carbohydrates and why should we not consume them in excess

What are beige carbohydrates and why should we not consume them in excess

“Not all carbohydrates were created the same,” says Dr. Xand van Tulleken on the BBC program “The Truth about Carbohydrates.” Low carbohydrate diets are well known for losing weight. But did you know that the color of the carbohydrates you consume also matters? As Dr. Xand van Tulleken explains in the BBC...

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Here’s a list of 7 foods you should avoid at your iftar table

Here’s a list of 7 foods you should avoid at your iftar table

Certain foods on an empty stomach aren’t advisable. Despite the fact that certain foods like fruits and vegetables are good for your health, sometimes they aren’t. There isn’t anything wrong with the food itself but the time when it is consumed. However, there are some foods shouldn’t be eaten on an...

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The 6 things that make us sicker (and why they protect us from diseases)

The 6 things that make us sicker (and why they protect us from diseases)

The scientists identified the six cases that produce the most disgust among people. Nobody likes to feel disgust, but feeling disgust for certain things also has its benefits. According to scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), intense emotions such as disgust and repulsion are evolutionary responses we...

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Blood test offers hope of finding cancers before symptoms develop

Blood test offers hope of finding cancers before symptoms develop

Promising new research enables scientists to use a blood test to screen for different types of cancers at early stages. The test, known as a liquid biopsy, is used to screen for DNA from cancer cells and was able to detect 10 different cancers with good accuracy. Dr. Eric Klein...

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Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

Too much sugar is harmful, but are sweeteners healthier? Seven tablespoons of sugar. That is the maximum amount that we should consume per day, according to nutritionists, to avoid health problems. If we take into account that a single can of some of the most popular soft drinks or sodas already...

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An algorithm predicts the risk of breast cancer

An algorithm predicts the risk of breast cancer

This tool analyzes the genetic and clinical information of women and determines if they can suffer from the disease, which improves the monitoring of the case and its treatment. The  breast cancer is the most common among women. In Pakistan, about 22,000 cases are diagnosed each year – in most of them, those affected...

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AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against a machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday. A team from Germany, the United States and France taught an artificial intelligence system to distinguish dangerous skin lesions from...

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Importance of sea-food for increased chances of conception

Importance of sea-food for increased chances of conception

Fertility problems are a major issue for modern couples, owing to the hectic lifestyles we lead and the irregular attention we pay to our diet, sleep and exercise. But there is a lot of scientific research that you can refer to in order to help boost your chance of conception....

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World Thyroid Day 2018: What people with ‘hyperthyroidism’ should eat and avoid

World Thyroid Day 2018: What people with ‘hyperthyroidism’ should eat and avoid

World Thyroid Day 2018: Since the effects of Hypothyroidism can be increasingly felt on the waistline and mental health, it is important to take the right diet to deal with it. Experts share a list of foods you should include in your diet to manage Hypothyroidism. Shaped like a butterfly,...

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Fitness Goals: Sania Mirza’s pregnancy workout

Fitness Goals: Sania Mirza’s pregnancy workout

#BabyMirzaMalik 👶🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/RTYpqok1Vl — Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 23, 2018 Calling out all expecting mommies! Sania Mirza is here to give you motivation for the week. We all know how the tennis superstar loves to keep herself fit and being pregnant clearly does not stop her from hitting the gym....

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World day against melanoma: 5 changes in your moles that you should not miss

World day against melanoma: 5 changes in your moles that you should not miss

Self-exploration is essential for early detection of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world, but it is also one of the most curable. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of every three cancers diagnosed each year globally is skin cancer –...

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Breast hypertrophy: The strange condition why some women do not stop growing their breasts

Breast hypertrophy: The strange condition why some women do not stop growing their breasts

A woman is usually considered to have breast hypertrophy when the size exceeds the E. cup. It can become a real nightmare. It is for Sheridan Larkman, a 23-year-old Australian who says she had a breast when she was eight and has not stopped growing since. Larkman tells The West Australian newspaper and other...

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How a seventeenth-century traveler spread a genetic mutation that causes cancer 400 years later

How a seventeenth-century traveler spread a genetic mutation that causes cancer 400 years later

Vania Nascimento’s grandparents had 10 children, but lost eight because of cancer. María Isabel Achatz was still finishing her medical studies in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the end of the 1990s when she met a patient who would change forever not only her career, but also her life. It was...

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Exercise may stave off dementia but does not suspend cognitive decline in people

Exercise may stave off dementia but does not suspend cognitive decline in people

PARIS: While physical exercise may stave off dementia, it does not suspend cognitive decline in people after they have been diagnosed, a study with a samples size of nearly 500 people with the condition reported Thursday. While a maintained fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate...

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Summer Drinks!

Summer Drinks!

The much-awaited Holy month of Ramadan is here, falling in the hottest and the longest days of the year. It is a real challenge to fast during the peak summer season with scorching heat. What’s more, our body keeps losing water all this time and can even cause weakness and...

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5 strategies to reduce the symptoms of pollen allergy without using medications

5 strategies to reduce the symptoms of pollen allergy without using medications

Checking the pollen count will help you decide if it is a good day to be outside or if it is better to stay at home. With the arrival of spring and the beginning of summer, the grass turns green, the trees renew their leaves and the parks and gardens...

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What is halitophobia, the condition that causes some people to brush their teeth constantly

What is halitophobia, the condition that causes some people to brush their teeth constantly

For Alix Taylor the idea of going to work without her toothbrush and toothpaste was unimaginable. In fact, he spent a good part of his working day in the bathroom. ” I used to brush my teeth about 10 times a day, I also chewed gum all day because I was sure...

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Fix it: All about Diarrhea

Fix it: All about Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common type of gastrointestinal upset or infection. It causes frequent and excessive discharging of the bowels in the form of abnormally watery stools and stomach pains. Believe it or not, acute diarrhea can be one of your body’s best defense mechanisms against a temporary infection or virus....

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Why many cereals fortified with vitamin D are not suitable for vegans

Why many cereals fortified with vitamin D are not suitable for vegans

The lack of information on the labels on the origin of vitamin D is a problem for consumers who try to avoid products of animal origin at all costs. Cereals fortified with vitamin D, such as the popular Rices Krispies, Corn Flakes and Cheerios, among others, may contain a derivative...

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Are you fat inside without knowing it?

Are you fat inside without knowing it?

Body fat scanner that shows the amount and distribution of fat in the body. The yellow part is fat, the red part is lean tissue or muscle.   Is it possible to have a healthy weight and yet have too much fat inside? Sushi is a 29-year-old Briton, a journalist with...

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‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims its first victim of the year in Sindh

‘Brain-eating’ amoeba claims its first victim of the year in Sindh

KARACHI: As it was feared with the advent of the current scorching summer heat, the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, technically called ‘Naegleria fowleri’, claimed its first victim of the year in Sindh, officials in the provincial health ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Officials said a 40-year-old man, identified as Pervez Ahmed, died of...

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What is autophagy and how could it benefit your health?

What is autophagy and how could it benefit your health?

High intensity exercise could encourage the body process of autophagy. The health and wellness industry has a new “latest fashion”: autophagy, a regenerative process of our body, scientifically recognized, that some beauty gurus now link with weight loss, longevity and a younger appearance . Autophagy is a natural mechanism of...

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Egg: Exploration of the world’s most versatile ingredient

Egg: Exploration of the world’s most versatile ingredient

There’s always been conflicting information around consumption of eggs. However, eggs are one of the healthiest foods around. According to the findings of a recent study, eating up to 12 eggs per week didn’t increase risk of cardiovascular disease. We’ve been told that eggs are good for our health, but...

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How a codeine cough syrup is creating a generation of addicts

How a codeine cough syrup is creating a generation of addicts

When the younger brother of BBC journalist Ruona Meyer became addicted to cough syrup, she began to investigate those who produce and sell these medicines on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. Her research took her to the depths of the country’s criminal underworld, revealing an epidemic that is destroying scores of lives in West Africa. After the...

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What are the medications associated with an increased risk of dementia?

What are the medications associated with an increased risk of dementia?

The study analyzed the medical records of more than 40,000 patients aged 65 to 99 years with a diagnosis of dementia between April 2006 and July 2015, and compared them with those of nearly 300,000 people without dementia. Long-term use of certain medications to treat depression, Parkinson’s disease or bladder...

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Benefits you need to know about CHEESE!

Benefits you need to know about CHEESE!

Cheese is a good source of calcium and protein, but it can also be high in saturated fats and sodium. Should we be eating more cheese or less? There are thousands of types of cheese. “Cheese-flavored” food is not considered one of them. Many cheeses are high in sodium and...

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Blood Pressure remedies: Soothe your heart with medicines and ‘music’ together, researchers say

Blood Pressure remedies: Soothe your heart with medicines and ‘music’ together, researchers say

NEW YORK: If you are suffering from high blood pressure every now and then, then listening to classical music in addition to taking your medicines may give you some additional advantage as researchers have found that it significantly boosts the multiple effects of anti-hypertensive drugs. Music improves the beneficial effects of...

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The effects of comparing your physical activity with that of your friends

If you have already failed in your New Year’s purpose to exercise, try not to focus on all the routines you should have done. New research reveals a surprising connection between people’s beliefs and their health: by being too negative about their physical activity, some may “think they are not...

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Hacks of a healthy lifestyle!

Hacks of a healthy lifestyle!

I made use of my sleepless nights to search the web for some of the best, proven ways to optimize my nightly routine. After trying tons out, here are 9 that worked the best for me: Stick to A Schedule: Your body is built on patterns of activity called a circadian rhythm. By establishing a schedule...

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An epidemic caused by a bacteria that devours the skin intrigues doctors in Australia

An epidemic caused by a bacteria that devours the skin intrigues doctors in Australia

Doctors in Australia asked the authorities of that country to urgently investigate why an ulcer caused by a bacteria that destroys the skin has become epidemic in the state of Victoria. The cases of Buruli ulcer, a dermatological disease most commonly found in Africa, have increased by 400% in the last...

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The amazing ability of sugar to help heal wounds

The amazing ability of sugar to help heal wounds

As a child who grew up in poverty in rural Eastern Zimbabwe, Moses Marandu was used to literally rubbing salt on wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky days, his father had enough money to buy something that would sting the child less than salt: sugar. Murandu always...

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The universal power of Pasta!

The universal power of Pasta!

NEW YORK: To lose weight, or just avoid gaining it, pasta is not amongst the harmful carbs that needs to be sacrificed, researchers say. Although pasta is made from refined grains, it’s low on the glycemic index, a measure of how quickly a person’s blood sugar levels rise after a...

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What is pulmonary arterial hypertension and why is it important that the genes that cause it have been discovered?

What is pulmonary arterial hypertension and why is it important that the genes that cause it have been discovered?

Scientists said on Monday they discovered the genes that cause pulmonary arterial hypertension, a disease that kills 50% of patients who suffer from it in less than five years. According to the researchers, although the consequences of the disease were known, very little was known about what caused this condition...

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The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

The reason why some cancerous tumors are more aggressive than others

Although two cancerous tumors may look identical, there are some that are much more lethal than others. Now a revolutionary study discovered what these differences are due to. Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in England developed a way to analyze a cancer’s history to predict what its future will...

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The baby that was born four years after the death of their parents

The baby that was born four years after the death of their parents

Tiantan was born in December, four years after his parents died in an accident. His case is unprecedented in China and resulted in a long and complex legal battle for the four grandparents involved. It all started when Shen Jie and Liu Xi, who had been married for two years,...

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Combatting hair fall naturally

Combatting hair fall naturally

While many of you will be surprised to know that these readily available food items are the perfect cure to combat baldness. If you don’t want to undergo an expensive hair fall treatment and still want to reverse your hair loss, here are some remedies. Here is a list of...

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Why half of your body is not human (and how that is fundamental to your health)

Why half of your body is not human (and how that is fundamental to your health)

The next number will surprise you: 39 billion. That is the amount of bacteria that live inside our body. Maybe you have not thought about it, but that microcosm has an effect on our weight. For some it may be positive, but for others it may not be. “Humans have a cell...

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Malnutrition and anemia exceed levels: Rohingya children in a state of emergency

Malnutrition and anemia exceed levels: Rohingya children in a state of emergency

WASHINGTON: Malnutrition and anemia exceed internationally established emergency levels among ethnic minority Rohingya children who have fled to refugee camps in Bangladesh, US researchers warned on Tuesday. A total of 269 children between the age bracket six months and five years were examined in the Kutupalong refugee camp in October...

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DRAP voluntarily recalls Sancos syrup from market after research

DRAP voluntarily recalls Sancos syrup from market after research

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) has recalled commonly-prescribed cough syrup Sancos from the market after stability data of the drug was found out of specification. The company, Norvartis, has advertised that it has been voluntarily recalling Sancos syrup of all doses from the market. It says the...

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Pulse consumption declines as standard of living increases: Pakistan

Pulse consumption declines as standard of living increases: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The consumption of pulses in Pakistan has drastically declined from about 15kg per person a year to about 7kg per person a year, reads a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The report named ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and...

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Optimism on the anniversary of the WHO and World Health Day

Optimism on the anniversary of the WHO and World Health Day

Not everything is fatal when it comes to global health. On World Health Day, Rava takes a look at some of the progress that has been made so far. April 7 was not just World Health Day: this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). Established...

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What are good calories and why is it important to differentiate them from bad ones

What are good calories and why is it important to differentiate them from bad ones

The obsession with the word “calorie” can sometimes reach unsuspected levels. More than one carefully analyzes the caloric load of each food that it consumes to calculate its possible impact on the body. The issue is that calories are usually associated directly with the weight, or rather, the overweight that affects...

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CKD: the “nightmare” bacteria that is worrying doctors in the United States

CKD: the “nightmare” bacteria that is worrying doctors in the United States

They are microbes that resist antibiotics and cause serious infections. As “nightmare bacteria,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CKD. These are microbes that have a unique ability to spread and share with other healthy bacteria their resistance to the most powerful antibiotics currently available. Bacteria...

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What types of iron are in the food and how can we absorb it better

What types of iron are in the food and how can we absorb it better

Iron is essential for the growth and development of our body, but not everyone needs the same amount of this mineral. The daily recommendation varies a lot according to age and sex, and depends on whether a vegetarian diet is followed or not. Iron deficiency is a very common cause...

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The surprising reason why the disappearance of local newspapers can affect your health

The surprising reason why the disappearance of local newspapers can affect your health

You probably have not imagined that such a connection could exist. What do regional newspapers have to do with infectious diseases that could spread and cause an epidemic? As it turns out, this type of media is very effective for the early detection of certain conditions. And that’s why, when...

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Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

Medicines are to be prescribed by their composition and not ‘brand’ names

PESHAWAR: After having been discussed for over a year, the health ministry has now finally decided medicines should be prescribed on generic names with details of the prescribing physician. However, the recommendations agree that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicines according to brand name in special cases. Prescription on generic,...

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