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Revealed: How chocolate can boost sex drive

Prev Chocolates in any form especially hot molten chocolate, eating with strawberries is a favourite for couples, who wish to get naughty in the bedroom. On International Chocolate Day, we look at how chocolate plays a role in sexual arousal as an aphrodisiac… Representational picture Several studies and researches over …

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Brief, intense stair climbing may boost heart health

Prev Representational picture Toronto: Too lazy to exercise or too busy to hit the gym? Try climbing stairs. A new study has suggested that short, intense bursts of climbing stairs, which can be done anywhere, may improve the health of your heart and can lead to long life. “Stair climbing …

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Health: Horse antibodies could effectively treat Ebola infection

Sydney: A treatment made with antibodies from horses may provide an effective and economical option to fight Ebola infection, says a study. “This is a cost-effective treatment that can be used in low-income countries in Africa where equine production facilities are already in operation for producing snake-bite antivenin,” said one …

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Childhood brain tumour can affect survivor's sex life later

Prev Pics for representational purposes New York: Survivors of childhood brain tumours and any survivor who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system are less likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children, new research has found. The findings, published online in …

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Health: Humble turmeric and other foods that can help fight cancer

Spices like garlic and turmeric can boost immune system, improve the liver’s detoxifying potential, curcumin in turmeric is useful to inhibit cancer growth and disarm the body of several carcinogens, researchers have found. A team of experts at a reputed American University discovered that, the main ingredient in turmeric (haldi), a …

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Artificial skin that can 'feel' temperature changes created

New York: Using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that allows pit vipers to sense their prey, researchers have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes. The material could be grafted onto prosthetic limbs to restore temperature sensing in amputees. It could also be …

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Health: Air pollution may up dementia risk in elderly women

Pictures for representational purposes New York: Elderly women exposed to tiny air pollution particles may face an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, a study has found. The findings showed the fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) — coming from power and automobile plants — could invade the brain and …

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Hidden toxins in fast food packaging may up cancer risk

Representational image New York: Your love for pizzas, French fries and burgers that come packed in greaseproof paper — containing fluorinated compounds — may lead to developmental problems in children, decreased fertility and an increased risk of cancer, researchers warned. The findings showed that food packaging contains more than two …

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