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Quitting smoking increases beneficial metabolic effects

A new study has found that people who quit smoking have favorable metabolic effects. The study conducted by The Endocrine Society examined healthy, 1/2-to-2 pack-per-day smokers into an 8-week smoking cessation program, and observed a slight and transient worsening of central fat distribution, followed by a larger and favorable reversal over subsequent months. The researchers also noticed that over 24 ...

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Keep off those salty snacks if you want your organs to stay healthy

Love to munch on those salted chips? You may want to lay off them as new study claims that salt does more than just affect your blood pressure. A review paper co-authored by two faculty members in the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences and two physicians at Christiana Care Health System provides evidence that even in the absence ...

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Exercise hormone ‘irisin’ may be a myth: Study

A new study has claimed that the “exercise hormone” irisin cannot be produced by humans. Thus, irisin may be just a myth as scientists provide evidence against the existence of the “exercise hormone” in humans and and other species. Irisin, first discovered in 2011, was described as a hormone produced by exercise. The finding ignited hope and press coverage that ...

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Top five health concerns for men revealed

A new study has revealed the five most common health issues in men and how to prevent them. Kevin Polsley of Loyola University said that a lot of men think going to the doctor is just one more thing on a seemingly endless “to do” list, but to get all those other “to dos” done men need to starting thinking ...

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Vegetarian diet lowers risk of colorectal cancer

A new study has revealed that vegetarian diet lowers the risk of colorectal cancers compared to non-vegetarian diet. The study explained that diet of an individual plays a vital role in causing colorectal cancer, like red meat had been linked to increase the risk whereas fiber rich food reduces the cancer risk. The researchers examined almost 380 cases of colon ...

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15 new breast cancer genetic risk ‘hot-spots’ identified

Researchers have recently identified 15 new gene regions linked to breast cancer risk that makes the count up to around 100 markers, which will ultimately help in more efficient screening. Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Cambridge University, in collaboration with the international Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), have identified new gene regions. Professor Georgia Chenevix-Trench, who heads ...

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WHO applauds Bangladesh for healthcare

Director General Dr Margaret Chan of World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Bangladesh for outstanding performance on health care sector. Dr Margaret made the remarks in her speech at the Ministerial Meeting on ‘United Health Coverage’ in Singapore on Tuesday which inaugurated by Prime Minister of the Government of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. The theme of the meeting is ‘Universal ...

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216 swine flu deaths in India in February

As many as 216 people have lost their lives to swine flu across India in the first ten days of February as the death toll due to the contagious disease mounted to 407 this year, mostly in states like Gujarat and Rajasthan. The latest government data said that 5,157 cases of the disease has been reported since January 1 this ...

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Are you having your salad right?

Just because there are fresh fruits and vegetables on your plate doesn’t mean you’re eating healthy. We all know its health and well-being tossed in a bowl. But how to get that right balance, proportion, color and flavor out of your crunchy meal is a question that still daunts most of us. Here are some salad basics, reports The Times ...

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Make your mornings productive

The best way to have a productive day is to start your morning on a bright, positive way. Most of us are in a rush during the morning. But the best way to have a productive day isto start your morning on a bright, positive way. Most successful people always make the most productive use of their morning. So, it’s ...

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