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Diet guidelines biased against poor nations: study


Widely promoted guidelines to reduce fat intake could be unhealthy for people in low- and middle-income countries whose diets are already too starchy, researchers said Tuesday. Health authorities in Europe and North America recommend eating more fruits and vegetables while curtailing consumption of fatty foods, advice also adopted by the …

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‘Good’ cholesterol might actually be bad


New research finds an alarming association between high levels of cholesterol type and excessive mortality. The new research challenges this belief – at least in part. As the authors note, this is the first time that a study has drawn a connection between high HDL cholesterol levels and excessive mortality …

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7 secrets of people who don’t fall sick


It’s that season of the year when everyone around you is coughing, sneezing and falling sick, save for a few people. They travel in germ-packed public transport unharmed and don’t fall sick even after eating a stale meal after which the entire party is throwing up. Envy them? Here’s how …

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How to use papaya leaves to fight dengue


Papaya leaves to fight dengue: Being considered as one of the healthiest fruits, papaya helps in curing many diseases. Not only the pulp but its leaves contain many healing properties. Its leaves are well-known to increase the platelet count and are also enriched with anti-malarial properties, making it the best …

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Algorithm can predict Alzheimer’s risk

Scientists have developed a new algorithm that they say could predict a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease years before the onset of symptoms.Co-lead study author Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto, of the departments of Neurology & Neurosurgery and Psychiatry at McGill University, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal …

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Prepare the grand feast for Eid-ul-Azha


Eid-ul-Azha tends to fall by the wayside in terms of excitement and attention every year. But like Eid-ul-Fitr, this Eid needs planning and preparation as well to make it memorable and meaningful to all. Along with its religious importance, this occasion is also famous for delicious recipes cooked from the …

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E-cigarettes, water pipes may lead to increased tobacco use


A recent study has revealed that the use of e-cigarettes and alternative tobacco products may lead to increased tobacco use. The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, said researchers from NYU …

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Eating more fruits, vegetables lower leg arteries blockages risk


Eating three or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day may lower your risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. PAD narrows the arteries of the legs, limiting blood flow to the muscles and …

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5 ways to ‘dramat-eyes’ your look


They say the eyes are the most alluring part of the face. From neon make-up to carved brows, double shaded shadow and feathers on eyelids, the tricks are as eye-catching and trend-setting as they get. Here are five ways to give your regular liner a break and get more dramatic… …

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