Peanuts Are Just as Healthy for Diabetes as Almonds

Peanuts Are Just as Healthy for Diabetes as Almonds

When it comes to sprinkling nuts atop oatmeal or yogurt, peanuts are often disregarded in favor of more buzz-worthy nuts, like almonds or pistachios. (Yes, peanuts are technically legumes, but we basically think of them as a nut.) Peanut butter will probably always remain popular, but with new nut butter spreads on the market,...

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Dietary recommendations: Functions of Carbohydrates

Dietary recommendations: Functions of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (carbs) are a macronutrient naturally found in food. They come in three types: sugar, starch, and fiber. You might’ve heard that carbs are bad for you, but they’re an essential part of a healthy diet. They provide most of the energy your body needs to function properly. Carbohydrates can...

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Pregnancy perks for mommies!

Pregnancy perks for mommies!

With the swollen feet, extra pounds and aching back, there are plenty of not-so-fun side effects when you’re expecting. But did you know that there are many pregnancy perks that can benefit your long-term health? Let’s take a look at how. You’re probably all too familiar with the numerous aggravations—morning sickness, heartburn,...

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Pakistan’s internationally acclaimed global health expert Dr. Sania Nishtar appointed as BISP’s new chairperson

Pakistan’s internationally acclaimed global health expert Dr. Sania Nishtar appointed as BISP’s new chairperson

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has appointed Pakistan’s internationally acclaimed global health expert Dr. Sania Nishtar to chair the board of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), media sources revealed. According to a statement released by BISP, the government had invited the health expert to head BISP. Following her acceptance, the government has...

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5 myths of riding a bicycle

5 myths of riding a bicycle

The number of people who use the bicycle as a means of transport increases every year in Europe, the United States and Latin America. Bicycles multiply in the world. Also the urban legends about its benefits and disadvantages. In the United States, for example, the number of people who move to...

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“Cannabis could help against Alzheimer’s, say mice” and is the source of youth for the brain of older adults

“Cannabis could help against Alzheimer’s, say mice” and is the source of youth for the brain of older adults

Cannabis damages memory in young mice and improves in older ones. The brains of old mice “rejuvenate”, after receiving low doses of a THC compound found in marijuana. What was the experiment, in short? We treat old mice with a low dose of the active ingredient of cannabis. The learning and memory...

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Report: Nearly 132,000 populace in Pakistan are victimized by AIDS

Report: Nearly 132,000 populace in Pakistan are victimized by AIDS

As per the report presented by the Attorney General Office in the Supreme Court on Monday, at least 132,000 populace in Pakistan are victimized by AIDS. The report was arranged for a suo motu case on high rates of HIV/AIDS in Jalalpur Jattan. The report read that nearly 130 citizens in Jalalpur...

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Reasons for reduced sex drive

Reasons for reduced sex drive

There is technically no “normal” level when it comes to sex drive. But if you have noticed a significant drop from your usual levels of desire or ability, it may be explained by one of the following. 1. Thyroid disease Hypothyroidism, an under-active thyroid, is linked to a variety of...

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CNA-Q promotes World Mental Health Day and calls for awareness

CNA-Q promotes World Mental Health Day and calls for awareness

College of the North Atlantic-Qatar’s counselling team promoted World Mental Health Day on campus recently with a focus on the importance of awareness and prevention of mental health issues in young people. The event was held under the World Health Organisation’s theme ‘Young people and mental health in a changing...

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Sweat it out! Benefits of Perspiring

Sweat it out! Benefits of Perspiring

Sweating can be embarrassing if you’re at school, work, or spending a night out on the town. Sweat marks and the stench could leave you in a pit of embarrassment but could also be beneficial to your health. The almost 1 liter of sweat our bodies produce per day can...

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