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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

Eating time too impacts weight gain: Study

Amsterdam: Latest research holds that not only the quantity and type of food but also the time of day when it is eaten plays important role in contributing to obesity. Previous studies have shown that when mice consumed all of their calories during their inactive period, they gained more weight than when they consumed the

Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes

Strawberries could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study. University of Warwick scientists have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Paul Thornalley, professor at the Warwick Medical School, heads the team

Coffee lowers risk of common skin cancer

Washington: Drinking more coffee could lower the risk of basal cell carcinoma, the commonest form of skin cancer, according to a new study. “Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC),” said Jiali Han, associate professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical

Traffic noise may cause heart attack: Study

Copenhagen: Exposure to traffic noise could cause heart attacks, says a new study. A previous work had investigated the combined effects of both noise and air pollution caused by traffic on the heart, but the results were inconsistent. The new study, led by Mette Sorensen of the Danish Cancer Society, showed a clear relationship between

Sahaja Yoga busts stress: Oz study

New Delhi: Sahaja Yoga founded by Mata Nirmala Devi, that is gaining greater acceptance worldwide for calming the mind and busting stress, contributes to promoting mental and physical health, according to a new study conducted in Australia. The essence of Sahaja Yoga, described as mental silence, is much more than mere tranquillity, having several dimensions,

Eat home-cooked food for longer life!

Sydney: Tucking into a home-cooked meal can make you live longer, new research says. Researchers from Monash University, the National Defence Medical Centre and the National Health Research Institute, Taiwan, found that people who cooked at home at least five times a week were 47 per cent more likely to still be alive after 10