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Smoking damages your heart, leads to high blood pressure, infertility | fitness

The presence of nicotine in the cigarettes raises the blood pressure, which can have a detrimental effect on the heart’s oxygen balance.

While the popular belief is that smoking largely affects the lungs because they get directly exposed to inhaled smoke, health experts warn that it also impacts the entire cardiovascular system. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), smoking tobacco is globally the second leading cause of heart diseases after high ...

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Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan

Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan

Lower life satisfaction among divorced people can lead to lower physical activity and increased smoking — two factors associated with early death, new research reveals.   Divorced participants were more likely than married participants to smoke and, as a result, had poorer lung function, which predicted early mortality, the study ...

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Hemline styles for your next dress, from asymmetrical to tea length | fashion and trends

Typically you will see the asymmetrical cut on skirts and fitted dresses in solid colours for both daytime and formal affairs.

With people getting more experimental with their attires, a number of individuals are trying different hemlines to add glamour to their simple dress or kurta. Try out cuts like wrap, a feminine-sensual hemline like the trumpet or asymmetrical. Bhavya Chawla, chief stylist at Voonik, Siddhant Gupta, founder at Chique, and ...

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Travel tips, how to explore the best of London on a budget | travel

A view of London as seen from inside Sky Garden atop a 34-story building known as the Walkie Talkie. It

The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit the Old Country. But what if you’re just looking to feel like a prince (or princess), not spend like one? Here are a few tips on enjoying London ...

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Artificial Intelligence outsmarts doctors at detecting skin cancer

Artificial Intelligence outsmarts doctors at detecting skin cancer

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) system has been found to detect skin cancer more accurately than a group of experienced dermatologists from 17 countries around the world, a study said on Tuesday.   In the experiment, the team of researchers from Germany, France and the US trained a form of AI ...

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How to lose weight naturally, say no to crash diets and 12 more health tips | fitness

Weight loss tip: You only need to make small changes in your diet and lifestyle to lose weight.

You don’t need to go on a crash diet, or exercise for hours and hours to lose weight. Simple tweaks to your day-to-day lifestyle can also help you lose weight in a sustained manner. Research has shown that sudden weight loss is really bad for you, and can cause heart ...

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Poha for weight loss, dieticians on why it’s the healthiest Indian breakfast | health

Weight loss diet: You could consider having poha for breakfast.

Poha is a popular Indian breakfast made with beaten rice which has variations in different parts of the country. In Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Rajasthan, poha is served topped with bhujia and some jalebis on the side. In Maharashtra, potatoes are added to poha along with green chutney ...

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This new form of vertigo has no known cause | health

The usual causes of vertigo could be a tumour or high/low blood pressure, stress or diabetes.

Do you suffer from dizzy spells or lose your balance? You may be suffering from vertigo. The usual causes of vertigo could be a tumour or high/low blood pressure, stress or diabetes. But recently, scientists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, that may respond to ...

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No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study

No need for high-dose vitamin D in infants: study

Tripling the dose of vitamin D supplementation for babies does not make their bones any stronger by age two, according to a study in Finland published today. Vitamin D is essential because it helps the body absorb calcium. It is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but ...

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Why middle-aged men should reduce high protein intake?

Why middle-aged men should reduce high protein intake?

While eating protein rich foods such as meat, poultry, fish, dry beans and peas, eggs, nuts, and seeds supply many nutrients, it may also be associated with 33 per cent high risk of heart failure among middle-aged men, finds a study.   The results showed that middle-aged men with higher ...

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