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Flavonoid-rich fruits, veggies a day can keep the kilos away

Flavonoid-rich fruits, veggies a day can keep the kilos away

In the war against the weight, you may want to add apples, pears and berries to your arsenal as a recent study has revealed that flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables can keep the extra kilos at bay.

The study examined the association between the dietary intake of seven flavonoid subclasses and weight change in a large study of
124,086 men and women based across the US over 24 years.

Findings revealed that increased consumption of flavonoid subclasses was associated with less weight gain.

Beards harbouring next-gen antibiotics?

Beards harbouring next-gen antibiotics?

It's an age-old debate: Are beards good for your health? Now, a recent study has suggested that a huge variety of bacteria is found in the facial hair that could help develop new antibiotics.

An experiment on the BBCs Trust Me I'm a Doctor has discovered that beards could potentially be harbouring the next generation of antibiotics.

Adam Roberts, a microbiologist based at University College London, successfully managed to grow more than 100 different bacteria from the beards, predominantly types that are commonly found on skin.

Use contraception to have sex more frequently

Use contraception to have sex more frequently

Contraception can actually spice up your sex life as a new study has revealed that couples, who use birth controls, have sex more frequently.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say that married couples in low- and middle- income countries around the world that use contraception are three times more likely to be having regular sexual intercourse than similar women who do not use contraception.

Sedentary lifestyle can up your menopause misery

Sedentary lifestyle can up your menopause misery

Ladies, you may want to ditch a sedentary lifestyle if you want to live your middle age healthily as a new study has linked inactivity with hot flashes and more at midlife.

Sedentary middle-aged Hispanic women in Latin America have significantly worse menopause symptoms than their active counterparts, shows the study of more than 6,000 women across Latin America. The analysis also linked sedentary lifestyle with depression, anxiety, insomnia and obesity.

E-cigarette ads work like secondhand smoke for Twitterers

E-cigarette ads work like secondhand smoke for Twitterers

On Twitter, e-cigarette advertisements spread like secondhand smoke, according to a new study.

Are 500 retweets the modern equivalent of "everyone's doing it" when it comes to e-cigarette marketing? While the Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the sales of e-cigarettes to people under 18, as we are beginning to understand the health effects of the substitute to smoking, a recent study by researchers at Drexel University and the University of Southern California suggests that e-cigarette marketing on social media is about as containable as second-hand smoke.

`Toxic` e-cigarette boosts superbugs, weakens immune system

`Toxic` e-cigarette boosts superbugs, weakens immune system

The debate over the safety of e-cigarettes has taken another turn after a new study has revealed that vaping boosts superbugs and dampens the immune system.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at the same time boosting bacterial virulence.

Night texting to be blamed for teens' falling grades

Night texting to be blamed for teens' falling grades

Blame night texting for your teenager's falling grades and increased yawning in school as a new study has revealed that instant messaging in the dark makes a difference compared to having the lights on.

The Rutgers study is the first of its kind to link nighttime instant messaging habits of American teenagers to sleep health and school performance.

Ex-smokers face high lung cancer risk up to 15 yrs after quitting

Ex-smokers face high lung cancer risk up to 15 yrs after quitting

Smoking doubles the chance of lung cancer and the risk remains high even years after "kicking the butt," according to a new study.

The study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that expanding lung cancer screening to include people who quit smoking more than 15 years ago could detect more cases and further reduce associated mortality.

Smart phones may cut down sedentary behavior

Smart phones may cut down sedentary behavior

If you are often nagged by your parents for using smart phones , then you must make them read this article, as new study has found that smarts phones may reduce sedentary behavior.

American Cancer Society researchers have explored that whether smartphone interventions have the potential to influence sedentary behavior.

The study found that over the seven-day study period, participants had significantly fewer minutes of daily sedentary time and more daily minutes of active time than controls.

This new material can cure diabetes

This new material can cure diabetes

A new research has come up with material that can be used to encapsulate human islet cells and can cure diabetes for up to six months.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have designed a material that can be used to encapsulate human islet cells before transplanting them. In tests on mice, they showed that these encapsulated human cells could cure diabetes for up to six months, without provoking an immune response.

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