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Amazing benefits of mushrooms for a healthy skin

August 31, 2018
Amazing benefits of mushrooms for a healthy skin

Mushroom contains Hyaluronic acid which is considered as the body’s internal moisturizer as it firms and plumps up your skin. It also contains a polysaccharide that is equally beneficial in hydrating your skin. Mushrooms contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants as well. This superfood promotes healing and fights inflammation. The extracts of mushrooms [...]

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5 foods that keep your kidneys healthy

August 29, 2018
5 foods that keep your kidneys healthy

Your kidneys are a crucial pair of organs that are usually ignored. They play an important role in removing wastes generated from the food you eat. They are responsible for eliminating urea, wastes from dietary protein, along with minerals like sodium, potassium and phosphorus. So you can imagine if these organs become dysfunctional or slow [...]

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Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women

August 27, 2018
Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women

Having a diet that is rich in fruit, vegetable and whole grain and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meat could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, a study of the University of Michigan (UM) showed. UM researchers used telomere length to measure cellular aging in the study. Age is the strongest predictor [...]

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Use honey to treat cough instead of antibiotics

August 23, 2018
Use honey to treat cough instead of antibiotics

Honey and over-the-counter medicines should be the first line of treatment for most people with coughs, new guidelines recommend. Antibiotics should rarely be prescribed by doctors for coughs because in most cases they do little to improve symptoms, health officials say. Most of the time a cough will improve on its own within two to [...]

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Consuming milk for breakfast to lower blood glucose

August 20, 2018
Consuming milk for breakfast to lower blood glucose

Milk consumed with breakfast cereal reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with water, and high dairy protein concentration reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with normal dairy protein concentration. Whether you pour a glass or have it with cereal, consuming milk for breakfast is the perfect energy boost your body needs to get you through [...]

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Eating cabbage and broccoli could prevent common form of cancer

August 15, 2018
Eating cabbage and broccoli could prevent common form of cancer

Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables – including cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous veg is good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer chemicals were produced as [...]

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Good hygiene habits help protect your child from HFMD

August 8, 2018
Good hygiene habits help protect your child from HFMD

Good hygiene habits can help to protect your child from hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), a highly infectious viral disease that is common among young children in Singapore, with outbreaks typically occurring in kindergartens and childcare centres. While both adults and children can develop HFMD, children below the age of five are particularly susceptible [...]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018: 10 benefits of breastfeeding

August 1, 2018
World Breastfeeding Week 2018: 10 benefits of breastfeeding

August 1 to 7 marks World Breastfeeding Week 2018, celebrated every year to encourage and support breastfeeding in an effort to improve the health of babies around the world. Here we round up ten facts about breastfeeding and how it can benefit both mother and baby. The WHO states that breast milk is the ideal [...]

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6 tips to stay healthy in an office environment

July 31, 2018
6 tips to stay healthy in an office environment

The office is not always the healthiest of environments in which you can work, especially if your work requires you to be at your desk all day. Even if you exercise in the morning or after work, it’s important that you don’t do anything that might jeopardise your health during the day. We have six [...]

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Turmeric eye drops could treat glaucoma

July 26, 2018
Turmeric eye drops could treat glaucoma

A derivative of turmeric could be used in eye drops to treat the early stages of glaucoma, finds a new study led by UCL and Imperial College London researchers. In the new Scientific Reports paper, the researchers report a new method to deliver curcumin, extracted from the yellow spice turmeric, directly to the back of [...]

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