Want shiny, happy hair, practice hair yoga, says expert Jawed Habib

Want shiny, happy hair, practice hair yoga, says expert Jawed Habib

A happy person makes for happy, long, luscious, shiny and lustrous hair. So says famous hair specialist Jawed Habib.

He also maintains that the meditative practice of yoga can also contribute to pretty, thick and feminine hair.

"All one needs to do is practice hair yoga by following a healthy and balanced diet, having your meals on time, drinking milk, consuming lots of water and spending some time with oneself. Most importantly, smile for healthy, lustrous hair," says Habib.

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Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprived

Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprived

Alert! Your memories are in danger of being lost if you are sleep derived, suggests a study.

Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can "solidify" lessons learned and use them when they awaken -- in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening.

A summary of their study appears online in the journal Science.

Exercise everyday to keep office frustration at bay!

Exercise everyday to keep office frustration at bay!

This happens to us all. Office frustrations are mostly never confined to just the work-place. To prevent them from spilling over into the house, scientists suggest taking a brisk walk or a long swim.

A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements found employees who recorded an average of more than 10,900 steps each day were less likely to perpetuate abuse at home than those recording fewer than 7,000.

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Alzheimer's associated with defective brain cells spreading disease: Study

Alzheimer's associated with defective brain cells spreading disease: Study

A recent study suggests neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick.

In a study published in Nature, Monica Driscoll, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and her team, found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid brain cells of toxic proteins and damaged cell structures without causing problems, laboratory findings indicate that it does not always occur.

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother's immunity

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother's immunity

A study reveals would-be mothers, carrying female fetuses may exhibit a heightened inflammatory response that can contribute to sickness-related symptoms, such as achiness and fatigue.

According to researchers, women, over the years, have claimed that body of a mother, carrying male and female baby, react differently.

The study, published in journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, shows the sex of a baby is associated with pregnant women's immune responses.

Good news! This 'miracle' pill can cure high blood pressure

Good news! This 'miracle' pill can cure high blood pressure

Combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be twice as effective as existing treatments, researchers have found.

The results of the small pilot trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, could offer a new approach for the hundreds of thousands in the UK who take daily tablets for their blood pressure.

In a breakthrough trial, every patient given the four-in-one 'quadpill' saw their blood pressure drop to healthy levels within a month.

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Huggies launches tiny diapers for preterm babies

Huggies launches tiny diapers for preterm babies

Following Pampers' footsteps, Huggies on Friday announced the launch of extra-tiny diapers to specifically meet the needs of premature babies weighing less than two pounds.

Huggies developed its Little Snugglers Nano Preemie Diaper for extremely preterm babies after seeking the expertise of nurses working in Neonatal ICUs and neonatal therapists. The company claims that the new product will promote its growth while also protecting premature babies' extremely fragile skin.

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Minnesota, Oklahoma report flu-related deaths

Minnesota, Oklahoma report flu-related deaths

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday reported the first flu-related death of a child this season, while Oklahoma health officials reported a drastic increase in the total number of deaths from the contagious infection.

Flu-related deaths in children are quite rare, but the infection claims a few children’s lives in Minnesota every year. During the 2016 flu season, Minnesota saw three child deaths from flu. In 2014-15, the state saw 10 pediatric fatalities.

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Doing hot yoga? Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep a cool head

Doing hot yoga? Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep a cool head

If you are doing a hot yoga - a style of yoga that takes place in a room heated between 26°C - 40.5°C - make sure you are drinking plenty of water before, during and after the class as it makes people more susceptible to dehydration and muscle injuries.

According to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis of United States, people doing hot yoga should take a break, cool down and get themselves hydrated as proper hydration is the key, reports The Mirror.

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A single dose of ketamine may prevent PTSD symptoms

A single dose of ketamine may prevent PTSD symptoms

A study reveals that administering a single dose of ketamine - a drug commonly used as general anesthetic or a rapid-acting antidepressant - one week before a stressful event, can buffer against a heightened fear response and may also prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center ( CUMC) in the U.S., conducted the study on mice and suggested that prophylactic administration of ketamine may help soldiers and others who subsequently experience psychological trauma.

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