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All in the hands: Finger length may predict athletic ability

Your hands may predict how good you are at sports, say scientists who found that athletic prowess could be related to the length of your fingers. Researchers explored the difference in length between one’s index finger and ring finger, and a possible link to muscular strength. They found that the ratio of the length of the index finger and the length of the ring finger – called the ‘digit ratio’ – is favourably related to muscular strength in boys. The ring finger in males is typically longer than the index…

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Father’s Diet May Impact the Son’s Ability to Reproduce

A healthy diet is the king. It can save you from various ailments and slow down signs of ageing. The times we live in, there are all sorts of processed food products available in the market which are delicious no doubt but come loaded with chemicals and unwanted calories that adversely affect our health. It is therefore essential to choose right and eat mindfully. How you eat doesn’t only affect your health at present and in the future, but could have implications on your future offspring. Research suggests that it’s…

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Cinnamon May Boost Your Kid’s Learning Ability

Is your kid finding it difficult to memorize lessons at school? Worry not, a new study suggests that adding a pinch of cinnamon to milk or their morning meal may help improve their learning ability, The study led by an Indian-origin researcher and based on a mice-model shows that consumption of cinnamon on a regular basis improved memory and learning at a level found in good learning mice. “This would be one of the safest and the easiest approaches to convert poor learners to good learners,” said lead researcher Kalipada Pahan, professor at…

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