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UAE to enforce smoking ban while driving

UAE to enforce smoking ban while driving

Feb 10, – A cigarette is as dangerous as talking on a mobile phone while driving, said Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police for Operation Affairs. He said he will put forward the proposal of putting a ban on smoking while driving as it poses a risk similar to the […]

February 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
610kg Saudi man cuts down weight by half in 6 months

610kg Saudi man cuts down weight by half in 6 months

Feb 09, Manama – Khalid Al Shaeri, the Saudi man whose weight of 610 kilogrammes in August required a forklift and the partial demolition of his house to airlift him to hospital, now weighs 290 kilogrammes, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported. “He is now able to move 610kg Saudi man and to sit […]

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Women should exercise to avoid cancer; says sports scientist

Women should exercise to avoid cancer; says sports scientist

Feb 06, – Exercise and Sport Science Australia executive officer Anita Hobson-Powell said the report, by the World Cancer Research Fund International, placed Australia eighth in the world for women’s cancer rates. Australian women have one of the highest rates of cancer in the world, and sports scientists believe it is directly linked to a […]

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Shivering, like exercise, may help burn body fat

Shivering, like exercise, may help burn body fat

Feb 05, – If frigid weather is making you shiver, there’s an upside — it might also help you burn calories. Both moderate shivering and moderate exercise may convert bad white fat into healthier brown fat, a new study says. White fat stores calories while brown fat burns them. For example, 50 grams of white […]

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College Drinking May Aggravate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

College Drinking May Aggravate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms

Feb 02, – It’s estimated that 9 percent of all college students suffer from PTSD, an anxiety disorder that can develop after seeing or living through a frightening event. People with PTSD may experience flashbacks, nightmares and angry outbursts. College students with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than other students, […]

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The Pandemic of Obesity in China

The Pandemic of Obesity in China

Jan 30, – It is a report that will send chills down the spine of every dietician around the world: the fatasses are taking over. We now know obese people make up between half and two-thirds of the population in 63 countries across five continents — not including America. With McDonald’s in Europe running out […]

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Yoga Provides Health Benefits for Breast Cancer Survivors

Yoga Provides Health Benefits for Breast Cancer Survivors

Jan 28, – A new US study finds that yoga can benefit breast cancer survivors by reducing fatigue and inflammation. While yoga has many components, the researchers believe breathing and meditation probably had the biggest impact. At the end of 12 weeks of yoga classes, a group of women who had completed breast cancer treatment, […]

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Sports drinks not viable over water, says expert

Sports drinks not viable over water, says expert

Jan 27, – Popular sports drinks maker Lucozade has recently been slammed as The Advertising Standards Authority has published a ruling that the high profile advertising campaign using the slogan ‘Hydrates and fuels you better than water’ has breached their Code. Professor Paul Gately, Carnegie Professor of exercise and Obesity and director of MoreLife at […]

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
How does caffeine really affect our health?

How does caffeine really affect our health?

Jan 25, – When we wake up in the morning, many of us reach for a coffee to kick-start our day. According to the International Coffee Organization, approximately 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) state that the average amount of caffeine consumed in the […]

January 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fish Oil May Help Preserve Brain Cells in Women

Fish Oil May Help Preserve Brain Cells in Women

Jan 24, – The more you consume the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils, the less likely you are to lose as many precious brain cells as you age, a new study suggests. More research is needed, however, to understand both why this happens and how much of the nutrient brings about the most […]

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