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Your belly fat will drive you to a greater risk of cancer

London: Besides high body mass index (BMI), individuals with increased belly fat may be at a greater risk of developing cancer, including of the breast and bowel, especially in older adults, researchers have warned. Being overweight or obese is the single biggest preventable cause of cancer after smoking. The findings …

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Here's why girls should never pop diet pills

London: Is your teenaged daughter popping pills to shed weight? Beware, she may be at an increased risk of harming hormones, growth as well as mental health, researchers warned. The findings showed that diet pills are unsafe for all ages but especially for teenagers due to the presence of toxic …

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Health tip: Get rid of tan the natural way

New Delhi: In summer, UV rays darken your skin tone by increasing its melanin content, resulting into tanning. Using cucumber and applying the mixture of lemon and sugar are some of the natural ways to get rid of such skin problems. Karuna Malhotra, cosmetologist and homeopath physician from Cosmetic Skin …

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Routine bedtime may protect pre-schoolers from obesity

Representational picture New York: Following routines from a very early age may have many benefits. A new research suggests that regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time may be linked to better emotional health in pre-schoolers, and that might lower their chances of obesity later. “This study provides more evidence …

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Pick banana, melon, cold milk to fight acidity

Representational pic New Delhi: Avoid chances of acidity during the hot days by indulging in bananas, melons and coconut water, say experts. Mehar Rajput, nutritionist and dietitian, FITPASS – app for fitness enthusiasts, and Prerna Arora, dietician and nutritionist, Konsult App, which connects doctors and patients, shares a list: >> …

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Air pollution ups risk of chronic sinus problems

New York: People living in places like New Delhi or Beijing may be at greater risk of developing chronic sinus problems due to high levels of air polution in these cities, say researchers. In the study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, the researchers found …

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