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Home remedies to get rid of suntan

Many may find it strange that most people in Western countries are fond of a tanned appearance especially since people in Eastern countries do not favor this look. They consider it unattractive. Thus, many do not look forward to the summers and complain about sun-tanned skin.The sun’s ultraviolet rays increase production of melanin in the body, which results in sun ...

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Reversing age-related vision loss

An injection of stem cells into the eye that may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, reveals a new study.Lead author Shaomei Wang of Cedars-Sinai said that this is the first study to show preservation of vision after a single injection of adult-derived human cells into a rat model with age-related macular degeneration.The stem cell ...

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Special glasses for people with color blindness

Thousands of people with color blindness were given their first look into the colours red and green by tricking the brain with a pair of sunglasses.EnChroma, based in Berkeley, north of San Francisco, developed the colour blindness corrective gear two years ago and recently launched an upgraded model of sunglasses allowing users to play sports and is child-friendly, Xinhua reported.Over ...

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Coffee linked to ‘cleaner’ arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries – a known risk factor for heart disease – Korean researchers believe. They studied more than 25,000 male and female employees who underwent routine health checks at their workplace. Employees who drank a moderate amount of coffee – three to five cups a day – were ...

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You Can Actually Tell A Lot About A Person Based On Eye Color

 Eyes: We use them to see the beauty in everything. Shakespeare even said they are the windows to our souls.  They are the first things we look at on another person. They can tell us when someone is lying or telling the truth, and they can even tell us when someone is in love.  And apparently, our peepers can tell ...

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What not to do on weekends

Are you making any of these health-destroying, wellness-damaging mistakes on your days off?Did you know that how you spend the 48-hour weekend could make or break the rest of your week? Pursue it right and you will recover from the week gone by, and be fresh and bouncy for the week ahead. Make the following mistakes and you’ll probably have ...

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Farm to plate: Is your food safe?

“The butterflies will show you the way to the farm.” Farmer Sunil Gupta is not talking of mythical butterflies that will appear to guide me to the organic farm I am trying to locate amidst swathes of farmland, some lush with the standing paddy, some damaged in parts from last week’s strong winds, others dotted with vegetable patches or freshly ...

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Delicious, juicy summer fruit

There’s nothing more refreshing in summer than biting into a delicious and juicy fruit. What’s even better is that you can never over indulge in them, given their health benefits.So, if you wish to gorge on a generous doze of fruits this season, here is a list of top 5 must-haves…Pineapple: Though cutting a pineapple is an ardous task, it’s ...

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Harmful effects of mercury

Mercury poisoning is metal poisoning caused by exposure to mercury or its compounds. Exposure to mercury can result in impaired neurological development. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women as well as children.Mercury poisoning was one of the topics discussed at the state level conference on ‘Health and Environment’ organized by MMM College of Health Science, Chennai on April 18.Dr. ...

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