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Foods to eat (and avoid) if you have dengue fever

Dhaka, Aug 9 : Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to 14 days after the infection, and may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When ...

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Being socially active linked to lower dementia risk

Being more socially active in 50s and 60s is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia later on, new research has found, reports IANS. “People who are socially engaged are exercising cognitive skills such as memory and language, which may help them to develop cognitive reserve – while it may not stop their brains from changing, cognitive reserve could ...

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‘Stem cell combo may help from heart attack damage’

              Researchers have found a combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could help to recover from the damage caused by a heart attack. In a study, published in the Nature Biotechnology journal, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher noted that by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination ...

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Flyboarding Frenchman crosses English Channel

Dhaka, Aug 4 : French inventor Franky Zapata has made the first-ever successful Channel crossing on a jet-powered flyboard, reports the BBC. Mr Zapata, 40, took off from Sangatte, near Calais, at 06:17 GMT on Sunday and landed in St Margaret’s Bay in Dover. The board’s five turbines, powered by kerosene, propel him to speeds of up to 118 mph ...

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How to tackle hair fall

We all have had nightmares about losing all our hair! Imagine seeing your precious strands of hair falling in clumps right before your eyes. That’s what alopecia does to you! Ketaki Jani, a model who has alopecia, says, “In our society, it is considered a taboo if a woman doesn’t have hair. Hence, people used to stare at me with ...

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For this roasted salmon, skip the butter and go for relish

Dhaka, Jul 30 : It’s no wonder salmon is one of the most popular fish. Its flesh is rich-tasting, thanks to high levels of heart-healthy oils, and it takes well to many treatments. The key is to avoid overcooking it, especially wild salmon, which is leaner than farmed. Our hybrid roasting method solved this by heating the oven to 500 ...

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Mexico crowns transgender beauty queen in bid for acceptance

The contestants in the beauty pageant sashayed in red bathing suits, paraded across the stage in evening gowns with plunging necklines and answered questions about climate change and human rights. After four hours, and a brief protest onstage by a losing contestant, a brunette from the western Mexico state of Colima took the crown.  Ivanna Cázares flashed a smile as ...

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Phone movement patterns can predict your personality type

Mobile phone movement patterns say a lot about your personality type, say researchers who used data from phone accelerometers – the tiny sensors tracking phone movement for step-counting and other apps – to predict people’s personalities. “Activity like how quickly or how far we walk, or when we pick up our phones during the night, often follows patterns and these ...

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5 tips on how to plan a trip without spending much

How many times have you told yourself that you possibly can’t go on a trip because you will regret spending all that money? Well, it’s just a myth that going on trips costs a lot. You can save money and still have fun if you are smart about it. Don’t leave everything for the last minute, plan in advance and ...

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How to take care of your precious jewellery this rainy season

Whenever someone mentions monsoon, heartwarming memories like a rain shower, soft drizzling sounds,romance, greenery, muddy fragrance, chai-pakodas, and old melodies are all that come to the mind. After all, getting drenched in the rain or taking a little stroll under an umbrella with your loved ones tends to bring a warm and nostalgic smile to the face. The littlest of ...

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