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Yoghurt may contain more sugar than soft drinks

Yoghurt products — especially those marketed to children — may contain more sugar than soft drinks, putting kids at risk of obesity and tooth decay, a study warns. Yoghurt and other fermented dairy products are known to aid digestive and overall health. A good source of ‘friendly’ bacteria, they also contain protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B. Researchers from University ...

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Walking for half an hour a day can reduce severity of stroke

People who walk just 35 minutes a day or participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive. In a new study to determine physical activity, participants were asked after the stroke how much they moved or exercised during leisure time before ...

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How Yoga helps in managing diabeties

We live in a fast-paced society where most of us are constantly pushing ourselves to the limits. Its impact on our health is compounded by bad diet and a sedentary lifestyle. Lack of time and high-stress levels inevitably also result in poor lifestyle choices. That is why a host of lifestyle diseases like hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes ...

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London Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham brings it home

London, Sept 16 : Victoria Beckham has brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time to mark a decade in the business. The former Spice Girl celebrated the brand she built up with a glamorous catwalk show early Sunday in an elegant gallery next door to her store in London’s tony Mayfair district. The collection ...

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5 healthy lifestyle tips to delay ageing and keep you young

Wrinkles, crow’s feet and sagging skin — while no one likes ageing, it’s an inescapable part of life. However, there are certain factors that can speed up the process, while making small tweaks in your diet and lifestyle can help to slow down the process. As we pass through September, associated with the Healthy Ageing Month, here are 5 habits ...

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London Fashion Week to kick off amid Brexit fears

LONDON, SEPT 14 : London is starting its stint at the center of the fashion universe as industry leaders express concerns about the potential impact of Brexit. Top designers including Burberry, Christopher Kane, Victoria Beckham, Erdem and others will be showing new collections in a series of shows that start on Friday. Anticipation is high, especially with a new creative ...

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Back pain linked to risky behaviours in teenagers

Does your adolescent son or daughter suffer from back pain often? Beware, he or she may be more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression. Although often dismissed as trivial and fleeting, adolescent back pain is responsible for substantial health care use, school absence, and interference with day-to-day activities in some children.   The ...

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Mindfulness can aid in treating chronic pain

Ever wondered why some people seem to feel less pain than others? The answer could lie in mindfulness, which could be targeted in the development of effective pain therapies, researchers say. The findings showed that people with higher dispositional mindfulness during painful experience showed greater deactivation in a brain region called the posterior cingulate cortex — a central neural node ...

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Festive season style tips for kids

Dressing up children for a festive occasion can be a tedious task for many parents. So how about dressing them differently this time?   Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist, Voonik, and Neha Sachar, co-founder at Kidology, list down some options in festive dressing for children so that you don’t spend time breaking your head over dressing of your children this festive ...

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Identifying empty calories

At some point or the other, you all must have been advised not to binge on empty calories. Packaged foods found in grocery stores are full of empty calories which means that such foods have a negligible amount of nutritional value but a high content of added or artificial sugar. ‘Empty’ literally means ‘containing nothing.’ These foods fill your body ...

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