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2018 through your eyes: The spectacular winning images from the Telegraph Travel Calendar Competition

We recently asked you to send in your most breathtaking travel ​images to feature in our 2018 wall calendar – and you did not disappoint. Faced with the unenviable task of selecting a final 12 images from over ​a thousand stellar submissions, our judges – Claire Irvin, Head of Travel Editorial, wildlife photographer Luke Massey, and Jeremy Jauncey, the social media influencer behind Beautiful Destinations – curated a round-the-world tour that starts in the icy Pacific waters of British Columbia and ends on more familiar (but no less frosty) turf at Scotland’s Loch…

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Delhi air pollution: Your blood type may indicate risk of heart attack from pollution

People who have A, B, or AB blood types are at an elevated risk of having a heart attack during periods of significant air pollution, compared to those with the O blood type, a study warned today. The ABO gene — which is present in people who have A, B, and AB blood types — is the only gene that is been validated in large international studies to predict heart attacks among people with coronary disease, researchers said. Previous research also suggested that blood type are the best indicator of your…

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Do you suffer from psoriasis? Beware, you may be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

People with psoriasis are at an increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those without the condition, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease, says a study. Psoriasis is a disease of the immune system in which inflammation causes skin cells to multiply faster than normal. They cause raised, red patches covered by silvery scales when they reach the surface of the skin and die. It is significant as the number of Indians with diabetes likely to double in next decade. People with psoriasis that covers…

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Herbs for Detoxification: Cleanse Your Body from Within

When was the last time you detoxed? If you have been planning to go on a detox diet or cleanse your system by eating light, now is the right time. With the change in season, the body is usually more susceptible to infections and diseases as our immunity is low. Following a controlled diet and including lighter foods can help a great deal in detoxification of the system from impurities. Did you know that herbs are among one of the most effective home remedies for detoxification or boosting digestion? They are loaded with essential…

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5 Home-Made Digestives to Bring Relief from Indigestion

The festival season has already kick-started, and along with the festivities, it is the time for feasting with friends and family. Expect lavish feasts as traditional delicacies are being prepared in almost every household in the country. So, it is inevitable that it will be a month of indulging in halwa, sandesh, barfi, ladoos, poori-kala channa, luchi-kosha mangsho, fish cutlets, kheer, and more sinful treats. No doubt that all these regional dishes will make your taste buds more than satisfied, but it could also lead to indigestion if one is not careful. Ayurvedic practitioners often…

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Want to avoid risk of bowel cancer? Cut processed red meat, alcohol from your diet

Are you a meat lover? We have some important news for you. According to a new study, a group of researchers have found strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk and there was strong evidence that physical activity protects against colon cancer. Edward…

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