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Poor sleep ups risk of memory loss in elderly

New York: Unmet sleep needs of the elderly elevate their risk of memory loss and a wide range of mental and physical disorders, says a study. The researchers, however, warned that the pills designed to help us doze off are a poor substitute for the natural sleep cycles that the …

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Men too use home remedies for fairer skin: Survey

Prev Who says only women make use of home remedies for various skin-related issues? Men do it too, reveals a survey. The survey, by Bigstylist.com — an online platform for beauty and grooming services, saw participation from 504 men aged between 25 to 50. As many as 36 per cent …

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Beat the summer heat with these 10 cool tips

The scorching sun and heat waves announce the arrival of summer season. With the arrival of summer, you get worried about how to tackle or combat the unbearable heat. Sweating, dehydration, skin irritation, heat stroke, and suntan are common disturbing factors during the summer months. Since a new study has …

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John Abraham promotes heart wellness at an event

Prev Bollywood actor John Abraham was present at an event where Dr. Aashish Contractor launched a book titled ‘The Heart Truth’ Dr. Aashish Contractor and John Abraham at the event Heart attack happens to be one of the most common causes of death in recent times. Irrespective of age, people seem to …

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'Swasth Uttar Purva' initiative to boost healthcare in NE

Doctor’s prescription. Pic/Getty Images New Delhi: Aiming to improve public health efforts in the North Eastern region of India, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) on Wednesday launched “Swasth Uttar Purva: Healthy North East” initiative. The initiative will help …

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Diabetes drug may help treat breast cancer

Prev Representational image Beijing: Chinese researchers have found that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of breast cancer. Over 70,000 people die from breast cancer in China every year, according to the national cancer centre. Triple-negative breast cancer is particularly aggressive among the four …

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Whole-body vibration may help combat obesity, diabetes

Prev Representational image New York: Indulging in a less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration could mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise and help combat obesity and diabetes, according to a new study. Whole-body vibration consists of a person sitting, standing or lying on …

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Watching TV for over 3 hours may up kids' diabetes risk

Representational picture London: If your kid is spending three or more hours daily in front of TV, using computers, games consoles, tablets and smartphones, he or she may be at risk of developing diabetes, a study has showed. The findings showed that children with increased exposure to digital screens may …

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Having children may increase your lifespan

London: Although parenthood may have its share of woes, it could also hold the key to long life, particularly in older age, when health and capacity may start to decline, finds a new study. The findings suggested that the risks of death were lower among those who had had at …

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