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Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bay

Rejoice beer lovers! A pint a day keeps heart problems at bay

Drinking a pint of ordinary beer, lager or two small pub measure (25 ml) of spirits a day may lower the risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the journal of BMJ.

According to researchers moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases compared with abstinence or heavy drinking.

Moderate drinking is defined as no more than 14 units (112 grams) of alcohol a week.

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Weight training, jogging promotes bone growth in men

Weight training, jogging promotes bone growth in men

Weight training, walking, hiking, jogging for 12 months may increase the particular hormone associated with bone growth, promoting bone formation, increasing bone density.

According to researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the US, long-term, weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, in men and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth an and prevent osteoporosis.

The study was published in the journal of Bone.

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World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kids

World Tuberculosis Day: Rising need to increase awareness among kids

Ranking above HIV and malaria, health experts on the occasion of World Tuberculosis day, called for an increase in public awareness on the rising cases of TB among children.

Challenges in diagnosis and delayed treatment results in two to seven percent rise in TB cases among children in India

Six countries account for 60 percent of the total TB deaths, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa.

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World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One Behind

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 - Unite to End TB: Leave No One Behind

Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death across the globe, ranking above HIV and malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, there were 10.4 million new cases of TB worldwide.

Six countries account for 60% of the total TB deaths, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa. As per WHO, each year about 2.2 million people develop TB in India and an estimated 220,000 die from the disease.

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Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions

Did you know? Blind have enhanced hearing, smell, cognitive functions

A study finds that people who are born blind have heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, suggesting that their brain "rewires" itself in the absence of visual information to boost other senses.

According to Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers, the brains of those, who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions.

A new species of terrestrial crab found in Hong Kong

A new species of terrestrial crab found in Hong Kong

What the CRAB!

The scientists have found a new species of terrestrial crab, climbing trees on the eastern coast of Hong Kong.

The species is described in the open access journal ZooKeys.

All specimens spotted during the survey have been collected at a height of approximately 1.5 - 1.8 m, walking on the bark of the branches at ebbing and low tides.

The characteristics of the newly found species are squarish predominantly dark brown carapace, very long legs and orange chelipeds.

Weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce likelihood of measles outbreak: Study

Weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce likelihood of measles outbreak: Study

According to a new study, places which have weaker non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them.

The research was published in Academic Pediatrics.

The researchers also found, that the magnitude of these outbreaks can also be cut in half by strengthening exemption policies for children.

Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study

Insulin resistance linked with cognitive performance: Study

Higher level of blood sugar and insulin resistance, accompanied by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to more rapid decline in cognitive performance, says a new study.

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.

The research, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, was jointly led by Prof. David Tanne and Prof. Uri Goldbourt and conducted by Dr. Miri Lutski, all of TAU's Sackler School of Medicine.

Give a tappa to your taste-buds with a boho appeal!

Give a tappa to your taste-buds with a boho appeal!

Have you ever imagined of a chat in between watermelon sliders? Or Jalebi in form of churros with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on it?

If not, then get ready for experiencing a bounce on your palate, as 'Punjab Grill Tappa,' as the name suggests, brings to you a young, perky and unique restaurant, designed specially to appeal to the global bohemian travellers.

It is the newest addition by ' Lite Bite Foods,' one of India's largest F&B operators, in Gurgaon's Cyber Hub.

The restaurant stands out with its classy exteriors and a comfortable outdoor seating as well.

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