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Power of meditation ‘helps beat stress of cancer’

Power of meditation ‘helps beat stress of cancer’

Mar 05, – Researchers say practising it can control stress and improve the wellbeing of women having radiation treatment. Yoga may improve the lives of breast cancer patients, a study has found. Simple stretching exercises were able to lessen fatigue, the study showed.  But – when stretching was combined with the breathing, meditation and relaxation […]

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Making drinking illegal before 21 saves lives

Making drinking illegal before 21 saves lives

Mar 04, – Eighty percent of college students say they drink, despite laws making it illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol. Critics of that drinking age say that lowering it would reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths. But that might be wishful thinking, a study says. Researchers from Boston University reviewed scientific literature […]

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Passive smoking ‘increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy’

Passive smoking ‘increases risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy’

Mar 01, – Past research has linked passive smoking to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes and even hearing loss. Now, a new study suggests that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase a woman’s risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy. The study findings were recently published online in the journal Tobacco Control – a […]

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Contact lens misuse becomes an eyesore in UAE

Contact lens misuse becomes an eyesore in UAE

Nov 13, – Health problems associated with the use of contact lenses are at the top of the list of eye injuries suffered by university and high school students in the country, according to ophthalmologists. “This is as a result of the improper use of contact lenses, lack of health awareness and violation of medical […]

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A good sidewalk might encourage exercise, study hints

A good sidewalk might encourage exercise, study hints

Nov 11, – Better sidewalk condition was associated with increases in physical activity among women and men of varying socioeconomic statuses. The nicer their neighbourhood sidewalks, the more active people tend to be, according to a new study from Detroit. Previous studies have also found neighbourhood characteristics have an impact on healthy behaviours. “While a […]

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Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Chronic stress affects body’s immune system

Nov 07, – Chronic stress influences gene activity in immune cells which are primed to fight an infection or trauma that does not actually exist, leading to an overabundance of the inflammation that is linked to many health problems, reports Science Daily. Repeated stress triggers the sympathetic nervous system, commonly known as the fight-or-flight response, […]

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Cancer vaccine developed to boost lifespan of patients

Cancer vaccine developed to boost lifespan of patients

Oct 31, – The vaccine, developed at the Institute of Clinical Immunology in the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Novosibirsk, has already successfully passed clinical tests, said institute’s director Vladimir Kozlov. Currently, it is being administered to patients by injection at the third and fourth stages of cancer. ”We are […]

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Chronic stress factor in diabetes’ development

Chronic stress factor in diabetes’ development

Oct 30, – The results of the present study indicate that newly-detected diabetics display higher chronic environmental stress levels and poor stress coping capacity that could lead to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, study author S. V. Madhu of the University College of Medical Sciences said at a press conference here Tuesday. Chronic psychological stress […]

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Five ways to keep men’s skin soft

Five ways to keep men’s skin soft

Oct 29, – Regular use of moisturiser is one way to regain the softness, says an expert. Navin Taneja, director of the National Skin Centre, suggests how to keep the skin soft: * Limit bath time: Hot water and long showers remove oils from your skin so, limit your shower time and use lukewarm water […]

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Skip oily food in the morning

Skip oily food in the morning

Oct 04, –  Paranthas dripping with oil or ghee are a big no. Even if you wish to eat them, avoid using excess oil and ghee and have them with curd. Workaholics tend to skip breakfast or indulge in fast food to save time. But the habit is unhealthy, says a nutritionist adding that consuming […]

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