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Diet diary- Coffee: A toxic addiction or natural stimulant?

Written by Ishi Khosla | Published:July 22, 2017 1:47 am Even though coffee does cause a transient increase in blood pressure, moderate coffee drinking does not pose a significant risk to hypertensives. In the last few years, urban India has acquired a new coffee culture. International coffee chains are opening …

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Google search can help track dengue in real time: Study

An analytical tool that uses Google search data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries, and could enable faster response to outbreaks, scientists say. The research builds on a methodology previously developed by the team to track influenza in the US. The mathematical modelling tool, known as …

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A dirty stethoscope may spread superbug infections

By: IANS | New York | Published:July 20, 2017 4:03 pm Re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection. (Source: File Photo) If your doctor is monitoring you with unhygienic stethoscopes, chances are that you may contract infections by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers have warned. Infection control guidelines from the …

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Moderate exercise in pregnancy may cut C-sec risk : Study

By: IANS | London | Published:July 20, 2017 4:06 pm Babies are not affected by physical activity or dieting, and that there are additional benefits including a reduction in maternal weight gain, diabetes in pregnancy, and the risk of requiring a caesarean section. (Source: File Photo) Indulging in moderate intensity …

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Indian diet has 50 per cent inadequate protein pattern: Experts

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published:July 19, 2017 4:13 pm Quality-based protein is as important as quality of protein taken. For effective utilisation of protein, it is necessary to also include adequate calories in one’s diet. (Source: File Photo) As the government continues to initiate various programmes to meet …

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Health: 7 best hair care tips for monsoon

Excessive moisture is the biggest culprit of the monsoon season. The monsoon moisture affects the hair, even if we stay indoors and keep try to ourselves away from dust and humidity. Also, the situation turns worse on days when the humidity is high. Depending on hair type, it may leave …

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