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Fighting inflammation, pain the ‘green’ way


A new research has found that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain. Diterpenoids are found in certain plants, fungi, and marine organisms, and two in particular, carnosol (CS) and carnosic acid (CA), are known to interfere with multiple pathways in the human body associated …

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Brain games can ward off dementia


Turns out, lowering your risk of dementia is as simple as playing a computer game. In a first, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have managed to reduce people’s risk for dementia with the help of a computerized brain training program. According to the team, the training …

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Nut consumption linked to inflammatory biomarkers


A new study has found a link between nut consumption and inflammatory biomarkers. In a cross-sectional analysis, researchers looked at the association between habitual nut consumption and inflammatory biomarkers among 5,013 men and women participating in two ongoing prospective cohort studies: the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. …

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Secondhand weed smoke may damage blood vessels


Inhaling even a minute of secondhand marijuana smoke is likely to cause damage to the blood vessels, a study warns. The findings showed that the blood vessels of rats who were exposed to only a minute of breathing secondhand marijuana smoke took at least three times longer to recover their …

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Sure shot ways to cut down empty calories


We all know the simple logic of losing weight – consume less calories and burn more. Yet without realising we consume a lot of empty calories on a daily basis. And if you are the one who counts every calorie that goes inside your mouth, you should make every calorie …

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Deadly monsoon maladies


Taking adequate precautions are one of the best ways to avoid monsoon-related ailments. The rains may have brought with them a much needed respite from the heat but they also bring along a number of diseases. Consultant physician Dr Amit Saraf says that the early onset of the rains has …

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Chronic fatigue can flare-up Nerve, muscle strain


Now, a new study might shed some light on why this is, after finding chronic fatigue flare-ups can be triggered by mild to moderate muscle and nerve strain. It is well established that symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can be worsened with physical activity. Lead author Dr. Peter Rowe, of …

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Exercise may cut gestational diabetes risk in obese women


Moderate exercises like walking and strength training when done thrice a week can help obese women to reduce the risks associated with gestational diabetes — a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women, a study says. Obese women are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy, the most common …

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