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Avocado extract in food may prevent bacterial illness

The researchers found that the extracts from avocado seeds could be effective in controlling microbes that cause Listeria, a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women and people with impaired immune systems. In the study, the researchers from Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico compared enriched acetogenin extract (EAE) from avocado seeds with two name-brand synthetic antimicrobials. They found that the EAE presented similar listeria-properties and chemical profiles to the synthetic antimicrobials. The EAE was effective at 37 degrees celsius and at a refrigeration temperature of four…

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Prevent osteoarthritis before it knocks you down

Osteoarthritis sometimes also called the degenerative arthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. It is the most common form of arthritis that develops gradually overtime causing joint pain and stiffness. It occurs around the neck, hands, knees, spine, lower back, hips and feet. There can be many factors like genetic, obesity, old age, joint injuries, certain occupations, bone deformities and sex that may increase the risk of the disease. Once occurred, it can’t be cured. Remedies may ease the symptoms. So it’s always better to prevent it before…

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The Power of Rose: It Can Prevent Wrinkles, Acne and Inflammation

The incredible benefits of rose are not unknown in the world of beauty. We have all heard tales of ancient queens using this beautiful flower as a remedy to enhance their beauty, be it in milk baths or as skin packs. Even today, it holds as much importance besides lending to a flower garden and that’s why we find numerous beauty brands offering all sorts of rose-based products. So what makes the flower in demand? It is said that rose has anti-ageing properties, being a powerful source of antioxidants and…

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Regular Intake of Yogurt May Help Prevent Osteoporosis in Old People

In most Indian households, dahi or yogurt is served as a side to team with spicy curries and stir-fries. Yogurt is known to contain numerous health benefits, particularly the ones spiked with probiotics. It is a great source of calcium, which we all know is an essential nutrient to boost bone health and keep them strong. However, many research studies show that most people do not meet their daily requirement of vitanin D and calcium, thereby putting them at risk of bone diseases like osteoporosis. The truth is that only…

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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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Vitamin D Helps You Prevent Cold

As the weather is changing and inactive bacteria are coming to life again due to rise in daily temperature, developing cold or any other infection is not a big thing. But if not treated well, mild cold can become as irritating as a pin under the mattress. Numerous sneezes, unhygienic feeling and a wet nose become a nightmare if not treated soon. Not only does it leave a poor impression at your workplace, but it also leads to spreading the infection to your peers or colleagues. Luke warm milk with…

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