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Homeopathy may be your best chance to quit smoking, naturally

Smoking takes a lot from you. Statistics says that around six million premature deaths trigger due to tobacco and around six lakhs due to passive smoking. Dr Pankaj Aggarwal, senior homeopathy physician at Agrawal Homeo Clinic, New Delhi, says that homeopath can be a way to help you overcome that addiction of tobacco.   How homoeopathy can help in quitting ...

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3 rules for cardiovascular patients during Ramadan

Cardiovascular patients must have to follow at least three rules during the holy month of Ramadan to stay safe from heart failure or cardiac arrest or other severe ailments, an expert said. “A patient with cardiovascular disease should maintain a lot of things to lead a normal life. He or she must have to take medicine properly, to walk at ...

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Addicted to chocolates? Why it may be good for your heart?

Love to gorge on chocolates? According to a research, consuming up to six bars of chocolate a week may lower the risk of developing a common and dangerous type of irregular heartbeat linked with higher risk of stroke, heart failure, cognitive decline, dementia, and death by 20 per cent.   Atrial fibrillation also known as heart flutter affects more than ...

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Belly fat may increase bowel, breast cancer risks

It is a difficult task to deal with the stubborn belly fat but it is the easiest to gain and the hardest to get rid of. Belly fat comes with its own set of health risks including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and now it may even cause cancer. According to a new study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, ...

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Palestinian fashion designer breathes new life into tradition

Palestinian fashion designer Natalie Tahhan is hard at work in her Jerusalem studio, replacing the painstaking processes of cross-stitching and embroidery with a laptop computer and printed fabric. Taking inspiration from traditional Palestinian patterns, Tahhan designs patterns digitally and then has them printed on satins and silks before piecing together her garments. Her modern take on generations-old designs has attracted ...

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Know the health benefits of different teas

Multiple brands have come up with numerous tea variants ranging from green tea to organic, black, herbal and fruit-based infusions. While we all drink tea as a stress buster, comforter, there are many other hidden benefits that different types of tea offer if consumed in a definite time and manner, say experts.   Razi Khan of Typhoo and Kaushal Dugar ...

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Beware of Chikungunya fever

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. The virus is transmitted from one human to another by the bites of infected female mosquitoes. The two species of mosquitoes involved are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus – they can also transmit other mosquito-borne viruses including Dengue. These mosquitoes are likely to bite throughout daylight hours. Usually, they ...

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Want to be socially more appealing? Ensure you don’t look tired

You may think that no one will notice your puffy eyelids, dark circles or sallow skin, but not getting enough sleep could actually make you appear less attractive to others, according to a new study published Thursday, May 18, while also making people less keen to hang out with you.   Two consecutive nights of restricted sleep could be enough ...

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Men who sleep early may have healthier, fitter sperm

For men wanting to become a father, going to bed before midnight may be key to healthier and fitter sperm, a study has showed.   The study showed that those falling asleep between 8 and 10 pm, had the best sperm motility, meaning the sperm are better swimmers and have a greater chance of fertilising an egg.   On the ...

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Listening favourite music reduces anxiety in dementia patients

A new American study has found that the elderly with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias could benefit from listening to personalised music playlists to help them cope with the anxiety of living with their condition.   The results are from the first national study to look at the effect of an individualised music programme called ‘Music and Memory’ in nursing ...

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