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Wisdom teeth may help treat eye disease

Your wisdom teeth could hold the clue to treating diseases affecting the cornea, a major cause of blindness worldwide, says a new research. “Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye’s cornea and could one day be used to treat corneal blindness,” said the researchers. “The findings indicate the ...

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6 simple stretches for good posture

Good posture goes beyond sitting up straight. Slouching over a computer keyboard all day creates a chain reaction throughout your body that can result in shoulder, neck and back pain. Not pretty.Here are six simple stretches you can do to improve your posture. Good posture means good health.Sitting is part of our every day, even if we lead an active ...

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Remember before washing hair

Oiling your hair is one of the most important steps of hair care regime. Going for a hot oil hair massage before taking a bath is always a good idea. It not only adds shine to your hair, but also helps in improving its health. Here are a few steps that you should keep in mind before going for a ...

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Drinking green tea better than taking supplements Life Desk

If you are planning to take supplements based on green tea extracts as a measure to lose weight, think again. Researchers have warned that the supplements could result in harmful side effects including liver toxicity.Drinking green tea, instead of taking the supplements, could help you enjoy the benefits associated with the beverage while avoiding the risk of liver toxicity, they ...

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Low-budget beauty tips

Have a limited shopping budget? Can’t have a makeup artist on call like celebrities do? Here are a few tips to help you look perfect no matter where you are or how low-budget a month it is.Get a gel liner from an eye pencil: Put the tip of the pencil near a flame for about 30 seconds and let it ...

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Ways to improve IQ

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a psychological concept created from scores of intelligence tests to indicate the intelligence level of an individual. Psychologists utilize these scores to standardize their assessment of the mental capacity of individuals. The most common IQ test is the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), where a score of 100 denotes an average score. Intelligence quotient scores range ...

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Eggs could make people more charitable!

Want to get more from your donors? Invite them to breakfast and treat them with eggs before asking them for money.A new research into how diet affects behaviour says starting the day with a three-egg omelette is likely to make people more charitable,¬†‘The Independent’ of the UK reported¬†Sunday.Eggs provide us with every vitamin we need, except vitamin C.The research at ...

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Green tea to cure oral cancer

A compound found in green tea may trigger a process that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, finds a promising study.According to food scientists from Pennsylvania State University, the research could lead to treatments for oral cancer as well as other types of cancer.Earlier studies had shown that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a compound found in green tea, killed ...

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Tips for heart patients to go for a marathon

Despite undergoing a bypass surgery in 2012, 52-year-old Santacruz-based stockbroker, Nisarg Vora, is preparing for the upcoming 21-km marathon. He tells us how.Two and a half years ago, while undergoing a routine health check-up, I discovered that my stress test results were negative. Doctors recommended I see a cardiologist, almost immediately, who suggested that I undergo an angiography. Turns out, ...

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Carrot soup for warm

Winters are a great time for having piping hot soup. What’s even better is if your soup is loaded with vitamins and delivers a lip-smacking dose of health. And a bowl of hot carrot soup is just what your body needs, since it contains high amounts of Vitamin A, fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and ...

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