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World Smile Day: 5 reasons you should smile every single day | health

World Smile Day: 5 reasons you should smile every single day | health

Smile is the most beautiful thing you will ever wear. Did you know, the average adult smiles 20 times per day, while a study insists babies flash a full-fledged, ear-to-ear smile up to 400 times a day. Smiling is a facial expression that occurs when we’re amused and delighted, but ...

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Light drinking is not safe, can increase risk of premature death | fitness

Light drinking is not safe, can increase risk of premature death | fitness

Drinking a glass of wine daily for health reasons may not be so healthy after all. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week increases the risk of premature death by 20%, compared ...

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Take more naps, it can help you process information and take a good decision | fitness

Take more naps, it can help you process information and take a good decision | fitness

A new study which measured changes in people’s brain activity and responses before and after a nap, suggests that a period of sleep may help in weighing the pros and cons or gain insight before making a challenging decision. The Medical Research Council-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, ...

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Best brunch spots in Mumbai to help you eat clean even on a weekend | fitness

Best brunch spots in Mumbai to help you eat clean even on a weekend | fitness

We know the idea of a healthy Sunday brunch might be a bit of a stretch. After all, a brunch is supposed to be a hangover cure, right? But for those gym rats who can’t imagine indulging in an elaborate meal even on a cheat day (we know the kind), ...

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Processed meat consumption can increase risk of breast cancer | fitness

Processed meat consumption can increase risk of breast cancer | fitness

Consumption of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis. Comparing the highest to the lowest category in the 15 studies included in the analysis, processed meat consumption was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk. Investigators did not observe a significant ...

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How cataract surgery can reduce risk of bone loss and fracture | fitness

How cataract surgery can reduce risk of bone loss and fracture | fitness

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to be at risk of developing osteoporosis and bone fractures, a study suggests. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, revealed that the diagnosis of cataracts was associated with a 29% increased risk of developing osteoporosis or fracture. In ...

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Rhyme and reason: Poets turn change-makers at this Mumbai event | art and culture

Rhyme and reason: Poets turn change-makers at this Mumbai event | art and culture

Poetry is powerful — it can make you think, and change the way you view the world. And if poets around the world can be united to speak on pertinent issues, it can have a significant impact and inspire people to fight for change. That was the basic premise on ...

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Why Asian patients need medicines designed for them | fitness

Why Asian patients need medicines designed for them | fitness

For decades, much of the pipeline of medical innovation has flowed from West to East. Now a string of companies are attempting to upend that trend with new drugs and products tailored to Asian bodies and lifestyles. There’s the Singapore-based drugmaker tackling an obscure cancer that’s rare in the West ...

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Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely | travel

Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely | travel

The glittering Thai bay immortalised in the movie The Beach will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said as a temporary ban on visitors expired. Maya Bay, ringed by cliffs on Ko Phi Phi Ley island, was made famous ...

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Avoid high-fat, high-sugar diet if you are trying to get pregnant | fitness

Avoid high-fat, high-sugar diet if you are trying to get pregnant | fitness

A high-fat and high-sugar diet can result in the impairment of future fertility in women, suggests a study. Researchers studied two weight-matched groups of female rats. One group was given free access to a high-fat, high-sugar (HFHS) diet, and the other group was offered unlimited amounts of standard rodent food. ...

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