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Spider Venom May Prevent Damage Caused by Strokes

The poison from one of the creepiest animals may actually turn out to be quite useful in preventing the damaging effects of a stroke. Researchers from the University of Queensland and Monash University, have discovered a protein found in the venom of Australia’s deadly funnel-web spider that may prevent the human brain from the devastating damage which may occur as a result of a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood flow to a part of the brain is cut off. In such a situation, the brain cells do not receive the required…

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Damaged Heart Tissues Could Be Reshaped by Jogging and Walking

Heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. It is actually a pump, composed of muscles which circulate blood throughout the body, beating approximately 72 times per minute. About the size of its owner’s clenched fist, the heart works continuously. It keeps all the body parts supplied with oxygen and nutrients, while clearing away harmful waste matter. The organ sits in the middle of the chest, behind the breastbone and between the lungs, in a moistened chamber that is protected all round by the rib…

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Dumped by a boyfriend? Get a revenge body

Got dumped? Stop moping and stab the unfaithful one with a sharp bod. Jennifer Anistonand Britney Spears have done it, and now a whole lot of ordinary people are shaping up with some mentoring from Kim Kardashian’s sister Khloé, whose new TV show ‘Revenge Body’ premiered in America last week. The term revenge body, coined by the tabloid press, has been around since about 2010, but Google Trends shows it has only now reached peak popularity. What does it mean? A revenge body is something you strive to obtain after…

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High-Fiber Diet May Help Cut Inflammation Caused by Gout

Gout is a metabolic disease in which monosodium urate crystals of uric acid — a waste product in the blood — form in the body’s tissues or joints, causing inflammation and pain. The study found that the action of gut bacteria, influenced by different types of food, can affect inflammation in the body. A recently published research suggests that eating a diet high in fibre may significantly induce the action of gut bacteria to help reduce inflammation associated with gout. It can possibly help the treatment of arthritis, researchers found….

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Lose Weight by Altering Your Eating Schedule

Weight loss becomes easier if your daily diet is in place. Experts suggest that even minor tweaks in your daily intake – like taking the last meal of the day by the mid-afternoon – can help burn fat and lose weight. According to a latest study – that tested early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) on humans – this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight. With eTRF, people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and do not eat…

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Malaika Arora Khan and the fitness secret she swears by

Actress Malaika Arora Khanundeniably has one of the fittest bodies in the industry. While most people in the industry will credit their genes, her curvaceous frame is the result of her hard work and dedication. “My fitness regime is my way of life,” she adds. In a candid chat with TOI Health, she spoke about why she turned to Pilates and what keeps her fit. What made you turn to Pilates? It’s my way of life. It looks easier, but it requires sincerity, concentration and dedication to follow the routine…

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