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Study: worldwide calcium intake remains low, especially in Asia

October 20, 2017
Study: worldwide calcium intake remains low, especially in Asia

A new study by researchers at Brown University has found that global calcium intake appears low, especially in Asia, making people vulnerable to bone diseases. The daily calcium intake among adults appears to differ quite widely all around the world in distinct regional patterns. This study was done ahead of World Osteoporosis Day today Friday, Oct. 20. Low calcium intake [...]

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Pollution kills 9 million people every year

October 20, 2017
Pollution kills 9 million people every year

A wide scale report published in The Lancet has revealed that pollution claims the lives of 9 million people annually. That is one in six of all deaths around the world. The majority of these deaths are due to non-communicable diseases caused or exacerbated by exposure to pollution, including asthma, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, [...]

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How to cultivate resilience during midlife

October 19, 2017
How to cultivate resilience during midlife

Much of the scientific research on resilience — our ability to bounce back from adversity — has focused on how to build resilience in children. But what about the grown-ups? While resilience is an essential skill for healthy childhood development, science shows that adults also can take steps to boost resilience in middle age, which [...]

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5 simple steps to a PMS-free life

October 19, 2017
5 simple steps to a PMS-free life

1.    Eat a clean diet Cut out refined flour, sugar, and processed foods. Cut out caffeine and alcohol. Balance your blood sugar by eating protein, such as a protein shake, eggs, and nut butters, for breakfast. Eat evenly throughout the day and don’t skip meals. Don’t eat within three hours of bedtime. Cut out all [...]

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5 drinks to perk you up post-exercise

October 19, 2017
5 drinks to perk you up post-exercise

Proper post-workout hydration is crucial, especially if you want to recover properly and maintain endurance. The good news is, water isn’t the only thing you can drink to replenish lost fluids. Here are some drinks that will replenish your tired body: 1.    Chocolate drink Losing too many electrolytes through sweating can also cause an array [...]

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Study: liver cancer across Asia linked to herbal remedies

October 19, 2017
Study: liver cancer across Asia linked to herbal remedies

Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said on Wednesday (Oct 18). The findings suggest stronger measures are needed to prevent people from consuming chemicals called aristolochic acids (AA), which are derived from the woody vines of the Aristolochia plant family, said [...]

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Scientists genetically modify hens to produce illness-curing protein

October 19, 2017
Scientists genetically modify hens to produce illness-curing protein

Scientists in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range of diseases from chicken eggs. They have successfully genetically modified hens to produce eggs containing large amounts of interferon beta protein, a protein used to treat various illnesses, including multiple sclerosis and cancer. The protein [...]

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5 ways to trim that belly fat

October 19, 2017
5 ways to trim that belly fat

Belly fat is detrimental to your health as it can cause diseases. It has been linked to high cholesterol, inflammation, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Here are 5 ways for a flatter stomach: 1. Consume more fibre, especially soluble fibre. Soluble fibre absorb mass quantities of water, slowing thepassing of food through the digestive tract.This [...]

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What to pack in your allergy relief kit

October 16, 2017
What to pack in your allergy relief kit

These are some essential items to pack in your allergy relief kit: 1.    Eye drops Use eye drops when your eyes get red and itchy. Eye drops ease inflammation so your eyes don’t itch, tear up, or swell. Use antihistamine drops with ketotifen in them before you go outside to prevent symptoms. Try artificial tears [...]

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How to focus better

October 16, 2017
How to focus better

In this age of social media, it is hard not to get distracted. Here are some expert tips on how you can get back your focus. 1.    Avoid social media at work If you still feel the urge to check out your Facebook, do it during lunch breaks. 2.    Set aside specific time to reply [...]

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