Microwave popcorns are an absolute nightmare. Pop some on your own!

Microwave popcorns are an absolute nightmare. Pop some on your own!

Popcorn ‘nuked’ in those microwave bags with the shiny silver insides are a very popular snack but recent health concerns have come to light that have health experts worried. As you read through you will find good reasons to switch a healthier replacement snack like nuts, or at very least...

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Unfolding benefits of early morning walk. Gear up!

Unfolding benefits of early morning walk. Gear up!

Walking in the morning on a regular basis will result in multiple health benefits and it is sure to enhance not only physical health but also mental and emotional well-being. A 30-minute walk in the morning can change your life! Especially if you suffer from a host of lifestyle-related diseases...

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Did you know: ACV can do wonders to your skin?

Did you know: ACV can do wonders to your skin?

What is Apple Cider Vinegar? Raw apple cider vinegar is made from organic apples and goes through a double fermentation process. During this process, enzymes and other nutrients are preserved and work together to bring out therapeutic properties. NUTRITIONAL FACTS: Here are just a few amazing nutritional facts about this...

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE-CREAM! Yay or nay?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE-CREAM! Yay or nay?

Ice cream is a favorite frozen dessert of many Americans and has been a part of American culture dating back to the time of the founding fathers. Ice cream is essentially frozen dairy with added fruit or nuts. The modern version of ice cream contains lot of fat and preservatives. This article discusses four...

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The passionate paradise food: olive!

The passionate paradise food: olive!

Did you know that olive oil was popularly called ‘liquid gold’ in the ancient world? If you are a culinary expert or are hooked to cooking shows, you must be familiar with olive oil. Most chefs today recommend its use. But did you know that this ingredient can be used...

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High blood pressure: Add these potassium-rich foods to your diet to lower your reading

High blood pressure: Add these potassium-rich foods to your diet to lower your reading

HIGH blood pressure rarely has any noticeable symptoms and many of those with the condition won’t realise they have it. But if it’s left ignored, high blood pressure can lead to more serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease. One way to lower your reading is to eat more potassium. High blood...

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The exercises that will help you age better after 30

The exercises that will help you age better after 30

Starting at age 30, the natural decline of our muscle and bone strength begins. Exercising serves to stay in shape and prevent cardiovascular disease, but there are a number of key activities that help you age better that seem to have been forgotten. It involves exercises for strengthening muscles and bones , and...

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Here’s why you should forget the gym and walk for wellness!

Here’s why you should forget the gym and walk for wellness!

If you’re trying to decide between walking every day and visiting a gym regularly, you must consider the benefits and disadvantages of each. Walking is convenient and free, but it may not be the most effective option if you have serious fitness goals. On the other hand, gyms offer many...

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Nursing of newborns: Is using an air conditioner (AC) or cooler safe with a newborn?

Nursing of newborns: Is using an air conditioner (AC) or cooler safe with a newborn?

The question arises; Is using an air conditioner (AC) or cooler safe with a newborn? Yes, it is safe, provided you take a few precautions. Most doctors agree that it is safer to use a cooler or an air conditioner (AC) with a newborn than to let him stay in a hot,...

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The magic of sugarcane

The magic of sugarcane

What Are the Benefits of Sugarcane Juice During Pregnancy? Let’s look at 10 benefits of sugarcane juice for pregnant women: Rich in proteins:Sugarcane is rich in proteins and this is something which is vital for the baby and mom to be during this period Relief for constipation:Constipation is one of the...

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Everyday products that use the controversial palm oil (and how you can minimize its great environmental impact)

Everyday products that use the controversial palm oil (and how you can minimize its great environmental impact)

Palm oil is used in lipsticks and creams because it needs a very high temperature to melt, unlike, for example, coconut oil. Is your labial threatening one of the species closest to humans? Are the pizza or the cookies or margarine that you bought in the supermarket ending with ancestral...

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Amaxophobia: what it is and how it can be overcome

Amaxophobia: what it is and how it can be overcome

Some people can give you even decades after driving. Worst of all, as in any phobia, is “the fear of fear,” Francisco Javier Díaz Calero, who for more than two decades works helping people with amaxophobia to overcome his fear of driving, explains to me by telephone. More than fearing...

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An outbreak of polio confirmed in Papua New Guinea. Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan considered polio-endemic in March

An outbreak of polio confirmed in Papua New Guinea. Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan considered polio-endemic in March

An outburst of polio has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, the World Health Organization and the government said, with the virus detected in a child, 18 years after the Pacific nation was officially declared free of the ailment. The WHO said there was one confirmed case — a six-year-old...

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Facials and Skincare in Essence

Facials and Skincare in Essence

What is a facial? A basic facial is a skin treatment that cleanses pores, exfoliates away dead skin cells, and treats common skin concerns with a custom mask. This multi-step process is meant to rejuvenate and nourish faces, making skin appear healthier and younger. It is also a popular spa...

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Advantages of rain on your personal well-being

Advantages of rain on your personal well-being

In the movies, rain is commonly associated with sad emotions. Whenever the protagonist undergoes an emotional upheaval of sorts, when a character dies, or when somebody cries, rain is frequently in the background to “set the mood.” Often, the rain is accompanied by sad songs. Although this scenario doesn’t really...

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New HIV test gives almost immediate response

New HIV test gives almost immediate response

Porto or not HIV? A drop of blood on a test strip, and the result is in 20 minutes. But this new test is only reliable if it is done after six weeks from the last sexual intercourse.      The rapid test to determine if the HIV virus is present in the...

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Menstrual rewards; you are blessed for all the right reasons!

Menstrual rewards; you are blessed for all the right reasons!

Yes, surprisingly your period has benefits. All those sleepless nights because of terrible menstrual cramps and migraines have finally paid off – your period has essential benefits that can be good for your health. Menstruation should be considered a wonderful thing in a woman’s life. While some women have the option to...

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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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