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Wear the right shoe for the right occasion!

Shoes have the power to make or break your outfit while elevating your mood. Loafers or moccasins have always been considered excellent driving shoes and if you’re road-tripping your way through your holiday destination, it is a great shoe to invest in, says an expert. According to Neha Kumthekar, co-founder and managing director of shoe brand Oceedee, there are a ...

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Sleep apnea gets worse in post-menopausal women

  Menopause can increase risk of developing sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder which can have negative effects on your health, says a city doctor. Sleep apnea begins with partial blockage of the upper airway and leads to pauses in breathing while asleep. As the condition aggravates, it takes the form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in which the ...

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Run barefoot to boost your memory

Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory which refers to our ability to recall and process information, according to a study. Working memory is used throughout our lifespan. By improving it, we may be able to realise gains in key areas, from school to work to retirement. “Working memory is increasingly recognised as a crucial ...

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Eat fruits, veggies to lower breast cancer risk

Women who consume a higher quantity of apples, bananas as well as green vegetables during their teenage years can significantly reduce their risk of developing breast cancer in adulthood, suggests a new study. Fruits and vegetables are important sources of fibre, vitamins, and other biologically active substances that can favourably affect the pathogenesis of breast cancer through several biological mechanisms. ...

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Diet to keep you cool during summer

Intake of enough water, seasonal fruits and fluids is the best, cheapest and easiest way to keep glowing skin and gorgeous looking hair during summer. Butn there are a host of other remedies as well to keep you cool-in looks and in spirits! Drinking enough water is very important for the skin and hair. In fact, the major constituent of ...

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Kids who walk early likely to have stronger bones

Kids, especially boys, who start walking, running and jumping early at 18 months of age are more likely to have stronger bones later in adulthood, a study has found. These movements in toddlers place a stress on the bones, causing them to become wider and thicker, thereby making them stronger than those in children who may not be moving as ...

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Sixth sense protects you while driving, except when texting

A sixth sense steadies drivers’ hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or emotionally upset, except when they are engaged in texting on their mobile phones, a study says. In the study, 59 volunteers were asked to drive the same path of a highway four times under-‘normal conditions’ of being focused on driving; while distracted ...

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Visit 12 countries for less than Tk 50,000

Travelling abroad is not as expensive as it used to be. Thanks to budget airlines and economy hotels, travelling within your limits, is now possible for as less as Tk 50,000, reports UNB. For less than Tk 50,000, you can visit twelve countries back and forth. They are: Egypt – If you can book 5-6 months in advance, then your ...

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Eat dark chocolate to curb diabetes, heart disease risk!

Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the recommendation of doctors to indulge a little as researchers have found that a dark chocolate bar daily could reduces the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases. For the study, the researchers analysed data of 1,153 people aged 18-69 years old who were part of the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk ...

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Depressed elderly people are at dementia risk

Elderly people who experience steadily increasing depressive symptoms are more likely to suffer from dementia, finds a study. The findings may also indicate the early stages of dementia-a group of conditions characterised by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgment. Older adults whose symptoms of depression increased over time showed an increased risk of ...

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