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Politics and medicine: Vaccine attitude rises and falls with ideology

Politics and medicine: Vaccine attitude rises and falls with ideology

Political views and a person’s trust in the government play a role in whether or not they get vaccinated, a study has found. A person’s ideology directly impacts who they trust, allowing the person to selectively credit information related to vaccine risks and benefits in ways that reflect their ideology, said researchers at the University [...]

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Newly found mechanism could lead to preventing allergic reactions

Newly found mechanism could lead to preventing allergic reactions

Scientists have found a new mechanism in which an antibody can prevent allergic reactions in a broad range of patients. The breakthrough could pave the way for a far more effective allergy medicine. The antibody interacts in a complex biochemical process in the human body by which it prevents the human allergy antibody (IgE) from [...]

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For a noble cause

For a noble cause

On January 28, Mumbai will witness Pedal-O-Thon, a non-profit initiative by Oberoi International School’s high school students. The event is in partnership with the Fellowship of the Physically Handicapped, an NGO that aims to unite citizens of Mumbai (from grades 8-12) to cycle for a cause and become a part of change. A file picture [...]

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Ice Diet: The Newest Fad Diet In The Bay Includes Eating Ice To Lose Weight

Ice Diet: The Newest Fad Diet In The Bay Includes Eating Ice To Lose Weight

Has there been a time when you wanted to shed off those extra kilos and turned to these weird fad diets taking the internet by storm? Some of these bizarre diets include sirtfood diet, sleeping beauty diet, baby food diet and whole30 diet; what intrigued us was the ice diet that claims to actually burn off the fat surrounding your [...]

January 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ice Diet: The Newest Fad Diet In The Bay Includes Eating Ice To Lose Weight

Replace Sugar With Jaggery In Your Tea For These Amazing Health Benefits

Replace Sugar With Jaggery In Your Tea For These Amazing Health Benefits

Sugar is one of the most commonly used and easily available sweeteners across the world. However, when it comes to its nutritional properties, it is not-so-healthy. Do you happen to be a tea lover who often ends up putting a lot of sugar in their tea? If yes, then it’s time to limit its consumption as [...]

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The Better-Skin Diet: 42 Best Foods For Men And Women

The Better-Skin Diet: 42 Best Foods For Men And Women

Having a balanced and nutrition filled diet is crucial for health. An unhealthy diet can affect our metabolism causing weight gain, among other health issues. We all know how what we consume can directly affect our skin. Skin is an important organ of our body and eating for your skin can bring about a naturally nourished look [...]

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Why micro-actions are the secret to smashing your healthy resolutions

Why micro-actions are the secret to smashing your healthy resolutions

When you decide to get healthy, it’s easy to look at your new and improved life in sweeping terms – ‘I’m going to lose a stone, only eat healthy food, and work out all the time.’ While it’s great to commit yourself to healthier habits, the problem with this broad approach is that these statements [...]

January 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Why micro-actions are the secret to smashing your healthy resolutions

Everything you need to know about turmeric

Everything you need to know about turmeric

Tumeric is old news in Asia, where people have been reaping the benefits of this native spice for thousands of years. But it seems that the western world is only just cottoning on to how much this wonder root can help improve our everyday health and wellbeing, with many newspapers reporting on one woman’s recent claims that it has helped [...]

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This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

Are you able to breeze through a day at work without so much as thinking about snacks, only to get home and spend the evening as a slave to the fridge? Well, according to the latest research, science could be to blame for your after-hours cravings. New findings by scientists in the USA have shown that, in [...]

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Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimickers: Chemical in bread, soybean may reverse breast cancer therapy

Oestrogen-mimicking compounds found in breads, soybean and a range of commonly consumed grains can reverse the effects of ‘breakthrough’ drug therapy used to treat breast cancer, scientists have found. The study, published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, suggests that exposure to chemical compounds called xenoestrogens may significantly reduce the effectiveness of anti-oestrogen treatments for [...]

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Aquatic dangers: Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Aquatic dangers: Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has revealed. Surfers were found to swallow ten times more sea water than sea swimmers, making them more vulnerable to E.coli bacteria. Regular surfers were [...]

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Women runners, this special mineral and nutrient supplement will help you run faster

Women runners, this special mineral and nutrient supplement will help you run faster

A study has recently found that women who take supplements, especially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients, for a month can significantly help them run faster. The women who took the supplement also saw three-mile run times drop by almost a minute. They also found that the group saw their 3-mile run time drop from [...]

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