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Smoking marijuana may not affect men’s fertility: Study

Smoking marijuana may not affect men’s fertility: Study

New York: Men who have smoked marijuana at some point in their lives had significantly higher concentrations of sperm compared with men who have never smoked weed, according to a new research by Harvard University. The study looked at men who were seeking help at fertility clinics, not the general population. But the findings, detailed in

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Diet more important than exercise to lose weight: Study

New York: For those planning to hit the gym to lose weight, take note. A new study suggests that diet is far more important than physical activity including walking, fidgeting and formal exercise. The reason is because exercising increases appetite especially with prolonged endurance exercise or with weight lifting that can ultimately sabotage the best of

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Know this young Melbourne doctor couple & their work

India-born Dr Atul Malhotra and Dr Arunaz Kumar have tapped deep into the moral, social and personally satisfying advantages of being doctors. Their approach to medical care goes beyond duty hours as they help educate people in rural India on childbirth and childcare through their charitable program ONE-Sim. The couple migrated to Australia in 2005

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Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse

New York: Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study. According to researchers from the Stanford University in the US, physical therapy can be a useful, non-pharmacologic

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Dates, apricots better than starchy foods in lowering diabetes

Toronto: Eating dried fruits such as dates, apricots, raisins and sultanas may not spike blood sugar compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study. “People often worry about sources of sugar, and fruits are one of them. But most fruits, in particular tender fruit, have a low glycemic index and what we’re showing

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Millennial stress load: How to overcome it

New Delhi: Several studies suggest that there has been a marked increase in stress levels among millennials owing to various factors involving increased competition at the work place, unstable relationships and sedentary/unhealthy lifestyle, among others. The unmanaged stress further leas to depression. India, with a population of over a billion people, will have the worlds youngest

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Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk

London: A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with few animal products, is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. The study explored that vegan diet is associated with improved psychological well-being in addition to reduction in the risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, and heart diseases. For the study,

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Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength

New York: Looking at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, researchers have found that nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. In the study, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet, Xinhua reported. “The longer-term mineral-supplemented diet leads

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Play golf to boost longevity, cut stroke risk

London:Want a long life? Playing golf regularly can boost longevity as well as reduce the risk factors for heart disease and stroke, a panel of international experts has claimed, while stressing on the need to make the sport more inclusive. The panel, led by the University of Edinburgh, showed that playing golf, which is good

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How countries can curb antibiotic resistance

New Delhi: The proliferation of disease-causing antibiotic resistant organisms is correlated with many social and environmental factors such as poor sanitation, unsafe water and higher corruption, a study published in the Lancet Planetary Health, has showed. The study, led by researchers from the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), here, showed that better infrastructure

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