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Are you skipping your breakfast?

Never do the mistake of skipping your breakfast as it will affect your health in the long run Do you skip breakfast quite often? Running on empty stomach can leave you feeling fatigued and tired all through the day. In the long run, it also affects your health. So, start your day with a power breakfast and then see

Get to it! Ways to boost your fertility naturally

If you want to have a baby in 2013, try these tips to have the best shot at completing your family TRY TO KEEP YOUR COOL Sperm develops best in cool surroundings. Men who sit with computers on their laps can have reduced fertility levels. Men should also avoid long, hot baths. One study found

Sugary beverages amplify risk of obesity?

Washington: Higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) seems to amplify the risk of obesity, according to a finding. “The findings may motivate further research on interactions between genomic variation and environmental factors regarding human health,” said Lu Qi, assistant professor of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and senior study author. Although widespread

Blame genes, not employer for job stress

Genes could play a role in your stress levels linked with jobs, not your employer, says a study. Timothy Judge, professor of management, University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, based his findings on an analysis of nearly 600 identical twins, some identical, some fraternal – who were raised together and reared apart. Judge

“Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay”

Berlin: The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about the disease which affects millions worldwide. Gabriele Nagel and Christine von Arnim, professors of epidemiology and neurology from the University of Ulm, Germany, have discovered that the concentration

Coconut oil combats tooth decay

London: Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that attacks the bacteria causing tooth decay. It could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists. Researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes, in a

Salty diets tied to kidney stones, osteoporosis

Toronto: People eating high salt diets tend to develop kidney stones and osteoporosis, a bone disease that leads to increased risk of fracture, says a study. Principal investigator Todd Alexander from the University of Alberta and his team have uncovered an important link between sodium and calcium. They appear to be regulated by the same

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