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Cigars may be just as harmful, addictive as cigarettes

Some people believe cigars pose fewer health risks than cigarettes, but a new research suggests it isn’t so.

11 hours ago

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Popular antacid may help fight tuberculosis: study

Researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK found that people who used lansoprazole, as opposed to similar drugs omeprazole or pantoprazole, were a third less likely to develop TB.

22 Nov 2017

Being unsocial may boost your creativity

Everyone needs an occasional break from the social ramble, but sometimes unsociability or distancing yourself from people may help improve creativity, reveals a study.

22 Nov 2017

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Babies grasp word meanings even before they can talk

Babies develop a far better understanding of language even before they can speak to us in words, according to a study.

21 Nov 2017

Weaker the heart, faster the decline in walking speed

A recent study has linked the risk for heart disease to the risk for problems walking in people younger than 78.

21 Nov 2017

Eating mushrooms, porridge daily can boost sex drive

Attention people, if you have a low sexual desire then here are some breakfast foods that may help you hit the sack as what we eat has a major influence on our sex drive.

21 Nov 2017

Cancer drugs may also treat high BP: study

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure, researchers say.

21 Nov 2017

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Experts lift smokescreen from e-cigarettes

Centre set to issue advisory to all states on health risks of e-cigarettes after recommendations of an expert committee that said they contain carcinogens and do not offer a safe alternative to tobaco

21 Nov 2017

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On world toilet day, know how you can avoid germs in a public washroom

Experts suggest you to carry toilet seat sprays, hand sanitizers and wipes while travelling.

19 Nov 2017

An e-cigarette or an ENDS is a smoking battery-powered device that uses liquid nicotine, propylene glycol, water, glycerin and flavour to produce a sense of smoking a real cigarette for the user. (Associated Press)
Health ministry planning to issue advisory to states on risks of e-smoking

The Union health ministry is planning to issue an advisory to all states on the health risks of electronic smoking, even as it is in a quandary over which legal provisions it should be banned under.

19 Nov 2017

Listen to whisper of the heart before it dies

A study reveals that 900 Indians below the age of 30 are dying of heart attacks every day and most of them are unaware of it.

18 Nov 2017

Holistic approach to cure hair fall

Men and women the world over seem inordinately concerned about their hair. I find this both in USA and India.

18 Nov 2017

Keep your glucose level in check before diabetes affects your sex life.
Diabetes can cause infertility in men

It is advisable to keep your glucose level in check before diabetes affects your sex life leading to infertility

18 Nov 2017

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Here is why you should eat your food slow

Don't watch what you eat; watch how you eat.

18 Nov 2017

One more reason to get yourself a pet dog

Dog owners have a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes, according to a recent study.

18 Nov 2017

Sexual harassment at work ups risk of anxiety, depression in women

A study has recently revealed that women who experience sexual harassment at work are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and post traumatic stress disorder.

18 Nov 2017

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Here's how you can fight air pollution

Here are few small but effective steps that can help you fight this battle against pollution. 

17 Nov 2017

This is why parents should stop spanking their kids

Children who have been spanked by their parents by age 5 show an increase in behaviour problems at age 6 and age 8.

17 Nov 2017

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Here is why heavy drinking, smoking makes you look older

Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical ageing.

17 Nov 2017

Groom yourself using the right hair products and clay masks.
Dear men, look dapper with these grooming tips

Groom yourself using the right hair products and clay masks as suggested by experts.

17 Nov 2017

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US approves first sensor-pill with digital tracking

US regulators have approved the first pill that contains a digital tracking sensor to alert doctors and caregivers as to whether a patient is taking the medication as scheduled.

15 Nov 2017