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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is brown fat and how is it different from other body fat?

What is brown fat and how is it different from other body fat?

Brown fat is a special type of body fat that is activated when you feel cold. Almost all mammals, including humans, have it but in different amounts. When activated, this type of fat – also called brown adipose tissue – generates heat to help maintain body temperature. And to produce that heat...

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Smoking Induces Hearing Loss. Cupping Ears Already?

Smoking Induces Hearing Loss. Cupping Ears Already?

TOKYO: Smokers may be more susceptible to develop hearing loss than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with each additional cigarette people smoke on a typical day, a Japanese study suggests. Researchers conducted a survey of almost 50,000 Japanese workers, between the range of 20 to 64 years of age, in particular...

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Excuses won’t help you shed those extra pounds! You lose weight in the kitchen and gain health at the gym

Excuses won’t help you shed those extra pounds! You lose weight in the kitchen and gain health at the gym

Hey, fitness freaks and foodies out there! You can’t simply eat total crap and then bust your butt exercising to magically wipe-out those calories: It’s not that simple. If you want to make longer lasting, healthier changes, what and how much you eat is far more important than how much you...

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Unhealthy Diets Resulting in Awfully Dreadful Kidney Problems

Unhealthy Diets Resulting in Awfully Dreadful Kidney Problems

ISLAMABAD:  Unhealthy diets are leading to a dramatic rise in the number of kidney problems faced by patients and that urgent attention was needed to resolve the issue lest it proves to be fatal. This was disclosed by nephrologist Dr. Khawar Sultan while addressing the media. “The past two decades...

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Do cold showers really have health benefits?

Do cold showers really have health benefits?

Many claim that giving a cold shower every day can have health benefits: improves circulation, relieves stress and increases vitality and alertness are some of the advantages that most attribute to this habit. But it is also said to help treat depression and anxiety, repair muscles after exercise, burn more...

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Why not sleeping for more than 24 hours can be a revolutionary treatment against bipolar depression

Why not sleeping for more than 24 hours can be a revolutionary treatment against bipolar depression

Keeping people awake in a hospital for hours may seem like a strange way to battle depression, but this is seen as a promising therapy for some people. The first sign that something is happening is in Angelina’s hands . While speaking in Italian with a nurse, he begins to gesticulate, forming...

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Foods For Weight Gain – The Healthy Twist

Foods For Weight Gain – The Healthy Twist

“You are what you eat!” People are obsessed with the idea that they need to lose weight so they too have a sculpted figure, while others are struggling hard to become healthier and gain more pounds on their skinny frame? Aren’t typically bizarre questions a total turn-off? Well, let’s do...

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Diabetes – New Insight Unleashed!!!

Diabetes – New Insight Unleashed!!!

Scientists say diabetes is a serious complex condition made up of five different diseases. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it. It does not discriminate, rather distorts normal functioning of any viable body. It...

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Did Summer Knock In Already? Watch Out! Because You Are What You Eat.

Did Summer Knock In Already? Watch Out! Because You Are What You Eat.

Finally, it’s summer time and we people are slurping water like we just chanced upon a pond! However, amidst all this guzzling to prevent dehydration we usually tend to neglect our diet. Our bodies do need oodles of water, it sure does, to replenish the lost fluids, but many of...

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With what type of exercises do you get the strongest bones?

With what type of exercises do you get the strongest bones?

Larger muscles, more defined legs, flat abs. In the world of exercises are countless routines and tips to improve fitness and contribute to a healthier life given the benefits of physical activity to the heart, lungs and brain. But there is a part of our body that is often forgotten:...

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The huge study warns that combining very hot tea with tobacco multiplies by 5 the risk of esophageal cancer

The huge study warns that combining very hot tea with tobacco multiplies by 5 the risk of esophageal cancer

A tip that tea lovers could thank: let it cool before the first sip. A study warns that consuming very hot increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer if combined with cigarettes. The findings, based on the long-term follow-up of more than 450,000 participants, were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine ....

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The dangers of illegal tooth whitening and the terrible side effects it has

The dangers of illegal tooth whitening and the terrible side effects it has

“I can only describe it as a penetrating and terribly aching pain that lasted about 45 minutes,” says Richard Grieveson, who underwent a tooth-whitening procedure that went awry. The problem was that in their treatment they used levels of a bleaching agent much higher than those legally allowed. And Richard’s...

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What are the calories that obsess us so much and how are they measured?

What are the calories that obsess us so much and how are they measured?

We count them, we worry about the ingested ones or those that we burn, and sometimes they torment us because they are the price that we pay for a pleasure. But, do you know what exactly calories are? For a calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature...

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When is mold in food dangerous to health?

When is mold in food dangerous to health?

I throw it or I eat it? Surely you’ve ever wondered this when reopening a half-forgotten bottle of tomato sauce or jam and finding a grayish fluff on the surface. Molds are microscopic fungi that feed on animal or vegetable matter. Meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and breads succumb to their invasion. What...

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Containing or blocking a sneeze can break your throat

Containing or blocking a sneeze can break your throat

Containing a sneeze completely blocking the nose and mouth can cause serious physical harm, doctors warn. The warning comes in the wake of the unusual case of a 34-year-old man who was treated in England for a tissue rupture in his throat, caused by the repression of a large sneeze....

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5 things you should not tell someone with acne

5 things you should not tell someone with acne

If you ever had or have acne or lived close to someone who suffered from it, you will know that people, acquaintances and strangers, often openly comment on your pimples, give you advice on diet or offer remedies for which you have not asked. “You should drink more water” and...

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5 foods that may surprise you that are beneficial for exercise

5 foods that may surprise you that are beneficial for exercise

It’s December, a month that for many is synonymous with parties, entertainment, meals and celebrations. It is a period in which the intensity of the battle between will and duty increases over what is beneficial or not for our body, particularly in regard to diet and exercise. It is common...

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How a simple scarf can prevent asthma attacks in winter

How a simple scarf can prevent asthma attacks in winter

” A scarf can save a life “. That is the motto of a campaign launched this week in the United Kingdom in preparation for the arrival of winter. Breathing cold, humid air can cause the airways to tighten and an asthma attack is triggered in three out of four patients with the disease,...

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Tips for Mental Health

Tips for Mental Health

Healthy living involves more than physical health; it also includes emotional or mental health. The following are some ways people can support their mental health and well-being. Get enough sleep daily, the CDC recommends the following by age group (naps inclusive) 12-18 hours from birth to 2 months, 14-15 hours...

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Avoid the cold: the best tricks to avoid falling ill this winter

Avoid the cold: the best tricks to avoid falling ill this winter

To think that seasonal ailments are inevitable is a very common mistake, even more so if we consider that it is enough to follow specific guidelines to avoid sneezing.   The atypical fall of almost summery weather has already given way to the cold more typical of these dates. Finally, some will think...

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