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Five grammes of daily salt intake safe for heart: Study

Five grammes of daily salt intake safe for heart: Study

Consuming up to five grammes of salt a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons, may not increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted in 18 countries, including India. Any health risk of sodium intake is virtually eliminated if people improve their diet quality by ...

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Heart health tip, eat radish to prevent stroke, high blood pressure | fitness

Heart health tip, eat radish to prevent stroke, high blood pressure | fitness

Eating carrots, onions and broccoli are passe. The humble radish could be the newest heart-healthy vegetable, say researchers. The findings showed that compounds found in the Sakurajima Daikon, or “monster” radish could help protect coronary blood vessels and potentially prevent heart disease and stroke, researchers including Katsuko Kajiya from the ...

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Binge drinking may increase cardiovascular disease risk: Study

Binge drinking may increase cardiovascular disease risk: Study

People who binge drink are more likely to have cardiovascular risk factors such as higher blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, a study warns. Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grammes per cent or above, said  researchers at Vanderbilt ...

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‘New 3D-printed device may help treat spinal cord injuries’

'New 3D-printed device may help treat spinal cord injuries'

Scientists have developed a 3D-printed device that could potentially help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function. A three-dimensional (3D) printed guide, made of silicone, serves as a platform for specialised cells that are then printed on top of it, said researchers at the University of Minnesota in ...

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Impulsive behaviour during adolescence can cause problems in adulthood | sex and relationships

Impulsive behaviour during adolescence can cause problems in adulthood | sex and relationships

Teenagers with excessively impulsive behaviour struggle with addictions or other problem behaviours as young adults. Researchers at the University of Oregon found that children who struggle with weak cognitive control at an early age are at most risk for trouble in adulthood following their engagement in risk-taking activities in adolescence. ...

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20 stunning Sabyasachi lehengas brides must see. Each with a goddess-like vibe | fashion and trends

20 stunning Sabyasachi lehengas brides must see. Each with a goddess-like vibe | fashion and trends

Dear brides-to-be, chances are, you’ve been dreaming of your wedding lehenga since for as long as you can remember. If you want to make sure reality lives up to your dream, it’s important to start planning and shopping for your wedding lehenga early on. So, if you are planning to ...

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Cancer cells deploy ‘drones’ to battle immune system

Cancer cells deploy 'drones' to battle immune system

Cancer cells release biological “drones” to attack and tire the immune system before the latter gets a chance to fight off tumours, say scientists. The study, published in the journal Nature, shows that far for being just a lump of cells growing out of control, cancer cells participate in active ...

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Ketogenic diet may increase diabetes risk: Study

Ketogenic diet may increase diabetes risk: Study

Ketogenic diet, an increasingly popular weight loss strategy, may cause a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, a study warns. The findings, published in the Journal of Physiology, raise new questions about ketogenic diets and whether or not they are actually healthy. Type 2 diabetes is one of the most ...

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Exercising too much may worsen mental health

Exercising too much may worsen mental health

While staying active boosts wellbeing, exercising for over three hours a day may indicate obsessive characteristics and worsen one’s mental health, a Lancet study has found. The study of 1.2 million people in the US has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health ...

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Body odour? 5 most common foods you eat, drink that make you smell | health

Body odour? 5 most common foods you eat, drink that make you smell | health

Fixing bad breath after a meal is relatively easy: Just pop a mint, use mouthwash, or better yet, floss and brush your teeth. When it comes to stopping stinky sweat, though, science hasn’t produced a whole lot of definitive evidence for odour-neutralising foods. Many people sweat profusely at all times ...

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