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Eat less to live more, finds study

Eat less to live more, finds study

Finally the answer to the question 'How to live a long life?' has been found. At least, that's what it seems from a recent research.

There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper, at a cellular level, and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

In a latest development, a study has revealed that work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse.

After all, sport and physical activity go hand in hand with good mental health--or so conventional wisdom would suggest.

"Instead, what we found is with addiction, the more risks that are present, the greater likelihood it is going to develop," said de Grace, a master's graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. "Sport, it appears, has the potential to increase the risk factors."

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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Less water intake accelerates urine infection

Less water intake accelerates urine infection

Winter problems are no longer restricted to cough, cold and flu. When the temperature drops and the cold winds begin to blow, the air becomes drier and our bodies get less moisture than they do in warmer months, leading to dehydration. And that is the first step towards a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).

UTI refers to a bacterial infection anywhere in the urinary tract, such as the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or the urethra and one tends to be exposed to such infections in winters.

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Cardiac disorder increase in winter

Cardiac disorder increase in winter

It has been observed, there is a spike in the number of cases in heart attacks during winter season, particularly for those who are already suffering from a heart condition. The cold weather can lead to cardiac problems which could be deadly. The dip in the temperature restricts the arteries, which in turn leads to decreasing the blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart. And since the heart is already working harder to pump blood through the body to maintain body heat, the stress can elevate the risk of a heart attack.

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Innovative technique connects liver `directly` to the heart

Innovative technique connects liver `directly` to the heart

A 21-year-old Iraqi woman, who suffered from a rare genetic condition in which blood clots prevented the flow of blood into the liver and outflow from the liver to the heart, has been given another chance to live a full and happy life by the doctors.

A team of doctors lead by Dr. Vivek Vij, Director, Liver Transplant, FMRI conducted an extremely complex lifesaving surgery, in a carefully crafted procedure on December 28, 2016.

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Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis

Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory.

Funded by the Medical Research Council, it is published in mBio and a similar study in eLife.

The team, which includes infection researchers, engineers and bioinformaticians in Southampton and at University College London, has used an electrostatic encapsulation technique to make tiny 3D spheres within which human cells are infected with tuberculosis (TB) bacteria to generate conditions that more closely reflect events in patients.

Careful! Are you dating a scammer online?

Careful! Are you dating a scammer online?

Let's face it, the days of dropping cheesy pick-up lines at social gatherings are coming to an end.

We would be hearing less cheesy lines like "Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?" or "Was your dad a thief? Because he stole the stars and put them in your eyes".

The traditional approach to getting an opposite sex to talk to you or take an interest in you by actually talking to them face to face is slowly fading. Our cavemen instinct of hunting is slowly being overtaken by convenience - The equivalent of a caveman ordering pizza delivery instead of hunting.

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World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in India

World Cancer Day, a day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies in India

World Cancer Day is being observed today (February 4) to raise cancer awareness and to encourage its prevention, detection and management.

Cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF),"Cancer is among one of the three greatest risks to the global economy".

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Scientists find way of boosting immune system's memory to fight cancer

Scientists find way of boosting immune system's memory to fight cancer

Scientists from the University of Southampton in a latest study have discovered an important way in which the immune system can learn to recognise and fight cancers.

The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, shows that 'Akt' is critical for survival of T cells when they turn into memory cells and for how these can then react to future threats.

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