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This DNA study tells you how to live longer


Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people’s lifespan, say scientists, reported BBC. The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are – and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. Unusually, the Edinburgh university team found …

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Things you must pack for your kids when they go camping


Camping is one of the most fun experiences kids can have. Living outdoors, exploring nature and the possibility of some adventure are things that make the experience quite appealing. But it can also be a nerve-wracking time, especially if your kid is going camping without you. However, you can ease …

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Liver cancer across Asia linked to herbal remedies: Study


Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said Wednesday. 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 …

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Wacky workouts to make exercise interesting


Is the thought of a boring gym routine keeping you from exercising? Purvaja Sawant lists the most bizarre and entertaining fitness trends from around the world that may catch your fancy… Backward running: Everyone knows how to run looking forward, but can you, just as confidently, run backwards? Also known …

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US approves second gene therapy against cancer


US regulators have approved a second form of gene therapy to fight cancer. The treatment, called Yescarta, is the first immunotherapy on the US market for certain kinds of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymph nodes. Known as a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, Yescarta …

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Save your bones with these tips


One woman in every four who fractures a hip never comes out of hospital -she dies there. This is a statistic provided by the UK-based National Osteoporosis Society. Worse still, the organisation’s report reveals that one in five women has to suffer three fractures before the diagnosis of their brittle …

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How to avoid the winter vomiting bug


Norovirus can floor you with cramping, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Better-known as the winter vomiting bug, it causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines which triggers an array of nasty symptoms. Millions are struck down by it worldwide every year, and each person will get the illness about five times …

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