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Play golf to boost longevity, cut stroke risk

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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Intake of low-carb diets can be unsafe: Study

London: Consumption of low carbohydrate diets can be unsafe as it may increase the risk of premature death, a new study has found. The study, presented at ESC Congress 2018, found that the risks, among the study participants, were also increased for individual causes of death including coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer. “Our study highlights

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There is no safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet

London: Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people. The findings showed that any health benefits

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Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Bengaluru: A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow color. Turmeric has

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Scientists develop preliminary universal influenza vaccine

New York: Scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, providing a promising approach for developing universal vaccines for the infectious disease. The double-layered vaccine made with peptides, which are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, showed strong potential for combating influenza

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Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes

New Delhi: Diabetes is a chronic disease which has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels. Taking a few steps towards a healthy life can make

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How Omega-3 fatty acid helps inhibit cancer’s spread

New York: While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed that omega-3 fatty byproducts may also have anti-cancer effects. The new study, led by Aditi Das from University of Illinois

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Wonder benefits of coconut oil

New Delhi: Ever wondered about the different ways in which coconut oil can be used? This marvel oil has been used in India for generations for a variety of reasons because of its different health benefits. Doctor Priyanka Sampat, Ayurveda expert at Birla Ayurveda lists down some benefits. * Natural moisturiser: Coconut oil is used to

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Younger pregnant women at high risk of prenatal depression?

London: Owing to the increased pressures of social media and the pace of modern life, younger expecting mothers may be at more than 50 per cent higher risk of developing prenatal depression, than their mothers, according to a study. “The research shows that depression in today’s young women may be driven by rises in feeling overwhelmed

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