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Health: Have a big breakfast to get a slim body

Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say. A study showed that people who ate more than three meals daily and made dinner their largest meal were at the risk of developing …

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Health: Busting four myths about olive oil

Olive oil is a gift of God, especially due to the numerous health benefits it offers. It is a gold standard when it comes to edible oil. Whether making the heart healthy or regulating sugar levels or bringing with itself vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil is an ideal companion for …

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Here is why coffee lovers live longer

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, according to a new study reported by US researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). In a study of more than 180,000 participants, the researchers found that people who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee experienced health benefits, such as increased longevity. …

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Health: Early onset of puberty may affect learning during youth

Representational image Researchers have found that puberty hormones might trigger certain changes in the brain that could impede some aspects of flexible learning during youth. “We have found that the onset of puberty hits something like a ‘switch’ in the brain’s frontal cortex that can reduce flexibility in some forms …

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Health: Why mustard oil may be healthy for your heart

Mustard oil, with its ideal ratio of essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants, may be one of the healthiest edible oils, with huge benefits for the heart, experts suggest. Mustard oil, which has a pungent taste, contains about 60 per cent monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), 21 per cent polyunsaturated fats …

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Health: Even back pain may increase risk of suicide

Representational picture Several physical health conditions, including ailments such as back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, are associated with an increased risk of suicide, says a study. The findings, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, suggest that chronic illness, even in patients with no record of mental health …

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Vitamin A deficiency may increase risk of tuberculosis

PrevNext People with low levels of vitamin A are 10 times more likely to contract tuberculosis from those who are already infected with the disease, a new Harvard study has warned. Vitamin A supplementation might be an important part of controlling the spread of tuberculosis (TB) – one of the …

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