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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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Why some people are prone to drinking

A team of Finnish scientists has decoded changes in the brain that make people prone to excessive drinking-a discovery that can lead to new drug therapies to treat alcoholism. The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of hormonal and neurotransmitter changes compared to non-alcoholics. All alcoholics’ brains share some characteristics but some are exclusive to the ...

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Online bullying instigates kids’ aggression

Have you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. These teenagers were twice as likely to show aggressive behaviours themselves like verbal hostility, physical fighting and damaging property. Teenagers who were victims of both face-to-face and ...

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Yoga reduces impact of asthma

If you are suffering from asthma, practising yoga may offer some relief from the chronic disease and improve your quality of life, suggests new research. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. “Our findings suggest that yoga exercise may lead ...

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Decoded: Traits you look in your would- be partner

Attractive and smart but unlucky in love? You may have your own negative traits to blame rather than luck, new research suggests. Researchers have found that when evaluating potential mates, people give more weight to negative qualities than to positive ones. Even if someone has a number of positive qualities, one or two negative qualities can be enough for others ...

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