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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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Significance of World Parkinson Day 2015

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disorder that causes a gradual loss of muscle control. The disease kills dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain that is responsible for planning and controlling body movement. Tremors, rigidity, slowness of movements and impaired balance are some of the characteristic symptoms of the disease. Dr. James Parkinson, a British physician, was the first ...

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Protecting eyes from UV rays

With temperatures soaring, taking proper care of our eyes is essential, feel Mumbai’s ophthalmologists. We spoke to Dr Keiki Mehta, ophthalmic surgeon, and Dr Nikhil V Nasta, consultant cataract and refractive surgeon to share some tips…Wear wrap-around UV sunglasses: Just like sunscreen stops harmful UV rays from damaging skin, UV treatment in eyeglass lenses blocks those same rays from damaging ...

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Pluck 200 hair to grow 1,200 new ones!

In a good news for men facing incessant hair loss, researchers have discovered that by plucking 200 hair strands in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 replacement hairs to grow! Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated this on a mouse. “It is a good example of how basic research can lead ...

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