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Breathing dirty air may lead to kidney failure


Air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, which can lead to the failure of the organ, a study has warned. Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The new study by …

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Produce insulin, naturally


We hardly think of pancreas as an important endocrine organ unless it starts to create a problem. Pancreas has two important roles to play: a) Make insulin for blood sugar control. b) Create enzymes for the metabolism of fats and proteins. Malfunction of pancreas could result in a variety of …

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Scent per cent


Open the bottle and drench in it. Easy. Breezy. But how do you make sure the perfume lasts? Answer: By knowing where to spray. To smell as fresh as the morning, even at noon, or actually… at 9 pm too, here’s exactly where to spray your expensive, bottled perfection. 1. …

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Malaria warning as resistant strain spreads to Vietnam


A form of malaria that is resistant to standard treatment has spread to Vietnam for the first time, researchers warned Friday. The strain was originally detected in Cambodia in 2007, and experts are calling for action before it reaches other areas such as India or Africa. “It spread like a …

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Homeopathic remedies are ‘nonsense’, say 29 European scientific bodies


A scientific organisation intended to influence EU policy has called for tougher regulations of alternative medicine, branding homeopathy “nonsense” and warning the “promotion and use of homeopathic products risks significant harms”, reported in international media said. The statement was made by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), an umbrella …

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Common heart disease myths

Heart diseases are terrifying. Thanks to word of mouth, a lot of misconceptions have been propagated about it in the last few years. We bust some of the common myths that even the fittest of you should know about. Myth #1: I’m too young to worry Current lifestyle and habits …

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Power packs for your mane

Your crown defines your look, and yet sometimes screams for lack of sufficient attention. Because, let’s face it, haircarecan be a little messy and requires some time and effort – and more often than not, we don’t give it its due. Treat your tresses to some power-packed packs to get …

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Exercises to handle neck strain


One needs to regularly exercise one’s neck muscles to avoid neck strains occurring either due to sitting in front of the computer or television or even sleeping for long periods of time. However, one should be careful while performing neck exercises because if they’re not done properly, your neck can …

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