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Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes

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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Eat walnuts to ward off diabetes risk

New York: Consuming walnuts — rich in antioxidants — may nearly halve the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes compared to those who do not eat nuts, finds a study representing more than 34,000 adults. The findings showed doubling walnut consumption (or eating 3 tablespoons) was associated with a 47 per cent lower prevalence of Type-2 diabetes.

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Move closer to God for better sleep quality

New York: Finding it hard to get a proper night sleep? A higher religious involvement can reduce stress levels and lead to healthier sleep outcomes, say researchers. The findings showed that persons with a greater sense of assurance of spiritual salvation tend to enjoy better sleep quality and tend to have fewer negative sleep consequences due

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Make changes in diet to fight ageing

New Delhi: The key to ageing gracefully is simple – eat healthy. So make changes in your diet instead of going for Botox for wrinkle treatment, say experts. Tanu Arora, Head Of Department – Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, and Zodi, senior dietician, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, have a few suggestions: *

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Your chance to meet Baba Ramdev in Melbourne

For the first time, Melburnians will get to attend yoga sessions from none other than yoga guru Swami Ramdev or Baba Ramdev as he is popularly known. In Australia from April 2-13, Ramdev will hold yoga camps across three cities – Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. His Melbourne camps are scheduled for April 10-12. As one

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Allergic to food allergens?

Researchers have identified the level of five of the most common food allergens which would cause a reaction in the most sensitive 10 percent of people. The five foods they considered were — peanut, hazelnut, celery, fish and shrimp. Between 1.6 and 10.1 milligrams of hazelnut, peanut and celery protein produced a reaction in the

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of the

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How to keep youngsters away from hookah smoking

Combating positive perceptions of hookah use as attractive, fun and romantic, rather than focusing on the harmful components of tobacco smoke, could be key to keeping youngsters away from hookah smoking. “It was surprising to learn that college students, even when they were aware of the health dangers associated with hookah tobacco smoking at baseline,

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