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Running better than cycling for long-term bone health

Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may help in improving bone health more effectively than non-weight bearing activities like cycling, finds a new study. “Normal human beings need to exercise moderately to maintain health. However, those at risk of weaker bones need to take up running rather …

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The expert way to stay fit

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The road to fitness is no child’s play. Two professionals tell you how to enhance your training routine. In his celebrated blog, Nerd Fitness, the US-based writer Steve Kamb talks about having toiled for six years in the gym -even though most of his process was flawed. The fitness professional …

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How the body turns a toxin into nutrient

A pinch of poison is good for a body, at least if it is heme, and researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have now found how the body turns this toxin into a nutrient know for its role at the core of hemoglobin , the component of red blood cells responsible …

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Binge eating may also trigger depression

Next time you munch on that mouth-watering pizza with extra cheese or enjoy a king-size burger with French fries and soft drink, remember that too much of junk food can not only add extra kilos around your belly but may lead you to depression, warn experts. Binge eating episodes lead …

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Using opiate-free anaesthesia may cut need for pain-killers

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Patients undergoing breast cancer surgery need less pain-killing medication post-surgery if they have anaesthesia that is free of opioid drugs , new research suggests. While opioid drugs provide an excellent pain-killing (analgesia) effect throughout operations, they also have side effects, the researchers said. Post-operative complications, such as respiratory depression, post-operative …

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Tips to treat an itchy scalp

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Have you been feeling embarrassed to scratch your itchy scalp in public? Itchy and dry scalp is sure to make you uncomfortable, especially during summer. And if left unattended, it will lead to massive hair loss, too. If you have tried various products and still haven’t found a solution, try …

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How to get your make-up right this season

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Ditch that heavy make-up in the summer and go for a more fresh and light look. The only thing you should be putting generously on your face in the summer is sunscreen -everything else should be kept minimal. Wash your face and apply sunscreen: After washing, apply a facial moisturiser …

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Quick and easy tips that help you to stay fit

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Downsize your snacks: As long as you’re eating satiety-inducing nutrients at every meal, you will reduce your urge for food between meals. Avoid distractions at the dinner: What you’re doing while you eat might be as important as what you’re eating. You are likely to consume more food and eat …

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