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Dear parents, take note. Children who snore are likelier to grow up into obese adults

If your child snores, don’t ignore it. It could lead to some serious health trouble later in life. A team of researchers has shed some light on the vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring. Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children’s metabolic characteristics – including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease – in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence. Led by endocrinologist Christos…

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How to grow cannabis? With modern science and technology

Cannabis plant strains in jars in MediJean’s Health Canada-licensed tissue culture development lab are kept for research as manager Abdul Ahad works in the Richmond, B.C., facility, in this 2014 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) In Canada and around the world, legal cannabis producers face many challenges: Varying government regulations, high security requirements and a lack of reliable information on how to grow their crops. Growing cannabis has been illegal for so many years that scientific research on how to best produce this crop is limited. Much of the knowledge on how…

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How to Grow Okra At Home

Okra, commonly known lady’s finger or Bhindi in India, is a seasonal plant which belongs to the melon family and has beautiful flowers. The vegetable can be cooked and consumed in different ways. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin A along with calcium and fiber. It is low in calories containing about 25 to 40 kcal per 100 grams and is mainly made up of water (90%), protein (2%) and carbohydrates (7%). You may have been buying this healthy and versatile green from your nearest grocery…

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5 Herbal Medicines You Can Grow in Your Balcony

How wonderful would it be to find a natural cure to all your problems right at home? Certain precious herbs can serve as natural solutions to some of the common health problems that you may face. Moreover, herbal substitutes are gaining an edge over artificial hair and skin care products. The good news is that these can be easily grown and maintained in your very own balcony and we’ll show you how. Here are five herbal plants that you must have at home: 1. Calendula Calendula is great for curing most…

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Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthood

Have you ever noticed that the ability to recognise faces, a critical aspect for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood? A study has revealed that in humans, a part of the brainresponsible for face recognition continues to grow into adulthood, while the region that helps to recognise places stays the same. The study was published in journal of Science. According to researchers, the ability to recognise faces, which is critical for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood. In seeking to better understand brain activity to recognize…

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10 travel trends expected to grow in 2013

So now that 2012 is over, the world hasn’t come to an end and life continues as normal, and people will continue to travel. Here are 10 travel trends expected to grow in 2013: 1. Increase in the number of independent travellers – The lack of company is not an excuse to plan or postpone travels anymore. People like to go solo and find travelling companions on the go to discover new places and their own self! 2. Domestic travel for festivals – We’ve seen it grow in the past…

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