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Secrets of longevity protein revealed

Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism.

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Make these lifestyle changes for a healthier and happier you

A few basic lifestyle changes can bring a long-lasting desired difference for a healthier and happier you.

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Weight-loss surgery may halve risk of death in adults

Apart from weight loss, the surgery also lowered rates of new diabetes diagnoses, improved blood pressure, and a greater proportion of diabetic individuals going into remission.

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Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. According to researchers, a sign of severe periodontitis - had an 80 per cent increase in risk of developing c

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Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk: Study

Several plausible biological mechanisms are possible for the protective effects of breastfeeding, including the influence of lactation-associated hormones on the pancreatic cells that control blood insulin levels and thereby impact blood sugar.

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Early menopause a risk: study

In such cases 33% heightened risk of cardiovascular disease found

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Eating high-salt diet may lead to dementia

Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned.

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In 50 years, there’s been no new neuropsychiatric drug: David J. Anderson

Humans are not the only ones privileged to have emotions; mice and fruit flies also do, says the neurobiologist

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Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat

The reserchers explained, stifling your sneeze may lead to numerous complications, such as pseudomediastinum and rupture of a cerebral aneurysm (ballooning blood vessel in the brain).

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Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens

The study found that teenagers who watch more than three hours of ads on TV a day are twice more likely to indulge in hundreds of extra unhealthy junk foods that are high in calories, fat and sugar content.

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Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

This is the first time a defect in MAFA gene has been linked with a disease. The resultant mutant protein was found to be abnormally stable, having a longer life in the cell, and therefore significantly more abundant in the beta cells than its normal vers

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Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn

Halting sneezing by blocking the nostrils and mouth should be avoided.

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WHO revises advice on delamanid drug use in MDR-TB patients

Delamanid drug, approved for use in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients by the World Health Organisation in October 2014, did not show any statistically significant difference in succ...

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Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds: 7 Reasons to Include Sesame Seeds in Your Diet

Sesame seeds are tiny but they have several benefits. Here are some of the health benefits of sesame seeds.

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Benefits of sesame seeds for skin, health

Benefits of sesame are not only for skin, but also for hair. It is said to trigger hair growth by nourishing the roots with its rich omega fatty acids content. It also helps in moisturising the scalp and improves blood circulation to rejuvenate hair folli

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No clarity on probe into clinical trial violations

Drug regulator refuses to share its findings under the RTI

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Humans share fish genes that aid in repairing spinal cord

Lampreys are jawless, eel-like fish that shared a common ancestor with humans about 550 million years ago. The fish species can fully recover from a severed spinal cord without medication or other treatment. They can go from paralysis to full swimming beh

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Sexual violence in neighbourhood harms mental health in women

Feeling unsafe, especially in and around your home, can erode physical and mental health. According to the researchers, feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighbourhood are significantly tied to women's perceptions

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Bullied kids at high risk of anxiety, suicidal behaviour

Severe peer victimisation may contribute to the development of mental health problems in adolescence, thus, it is important to prevent victimisation early in the lifespan.

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Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

According to the 2016 O'Neill report commissioned by the UK government, antimicrobial-resistant infections could kill one person every three seconds by the year 2050 if current trends continue.

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Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad most fitness conscious cities: Study

On the other hand, Kolkata, Lucknow and Ahmedabad are the laziest cities.

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Over 52% employees say no wellness prog by firms: Survey

Wellness programmes can improve chronic and lifestyle diseases of corporates and employees, according to the Assocham's latest paper 'Corporate Wellness Programme Benefits to Organisation and Economy'.

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‘Cupvert your period’, Hyderabad: talk with Sonal Jain of Boondh

Sonal Jain of Boondh invites Hyderabad to speak openly and consciously about all things periods

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This Simple Trick Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster

A study found a simple trick that will help you to fall asleep faster and also stop waking up in the middle of the night.

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5 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Your Belly Fat

Belly fat is tough to get rid of. Here are some reasons why your belly fat is not going away.

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Regular yoga can slow down ageing of brain: Study

According to the result of the study, it may be concluded that the ageing process has an active role on degenerative changes in autonomic functions, and monoamines as well as levels of BDNF, which may revert back towards normal or near- normal levels thro

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Writing ‘to-do’ list before bedtime may help you doze off

While anecdotal evidence exists that writing a bedtime list can help one fall asleep, the study used overnight polysomnography, the "gold standard" of sleep measurement. Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to

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Fast food may make immune system more aggressive: Study

According to a study, eating junk food or fast food for a long time has a prolonged impact on the body, and even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation toward innate immune stimulation is more pronounced.

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Writing a to-do list will help you sleep faster at night

To facilitate falling asleep, individuals may derive benefit from writing a very specific to-do list for five minutes at bedtime rather than journaling about completed activities

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Feeling SAD? Blame it on the winter

The cold months mean sunlight deprivation for some, which can trigger seasonal affective disorder, a form of depression

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Medicine and moly-99

Nuclear medicine imaging, a staple of American health care since the 1970s, runs almost entirely on Molybdenum-99, a radioisotope produced by nuclear fission of enriched uranium that decays so rapidl...

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Taking responsibility

On my paediatrics rotation in medical school, several residents told me they worked with children in part because they sometimes found themselves judging adults: Did they do drugs? Were they fat? Why...

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Genes that may lead to obesity identified

The gene is called MC4R and approximately 1 in 5,000 individuals carries this risk copy, which causes the gene not to produce any of the protein needed to inform the brain to stop eating.

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Eating muesli in breakfast may help combat arthritis

Eating a fibre-rich breakfast consisting of muesli and enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day every day can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases a study has found.

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Consume right amount of fluid while working out

Fluid intake is very important for a runner. Hydrate yourself before, during and after the run or else it can lead to dehydration, fatigue and can hamper performance at a marathon, say experts.

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