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Use This Cooking Hack to Reduce Arsenic Levels in Your Rice

Worried about arsenic in your rice? Try this simple kitchen hack: According to an experiment that aired this week on the BBC show Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, soaking rice overnight and cooking it with extra water can reduce levels of the carcinogen by up to 82%. Experts say this cooking method is a simple way to limit exposure to arsenic, which may be especially dangerous for pregnant women, children, and anyone who eats a lot of rice. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that’s present in soil and can make its…

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How Many Calories Should You Eat: Use This Calculator

A large part of our fitness relies on the diet that we follow on a daily basis. Weight loss results from a complex mechanism of calories consumed and burned. BodyPower got in touch with fitness expert and online fitness coach Beth Trueman to demystify some of the most perplexing notions related to fitness. “Most people come and ask me the standard question, “How many calories should I consume”. There are many components to nutrition that affect the composition of our body. In most cases, if the basics are in place,…

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Antibiotics sales for use in US farm animals rose in 2015, FDA reports

LOS ANGELES –  U.S. sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals increased 1 percent from 2014 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Thursday. The report comes as scientists warn that regular use of antibiotics to promote growth and prevent illness in healthy farm animals contributes to the rise of dangerous, antibiotic-resistant “superbug” infections, which kill at least 23,000 Americans each year and pose a significant threat to global health. An estimated 70 percent of antibiotics used to fight human…

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5 Ways to Use Aloe Vera to Rejuvenate Your Skin and Hair

I have always found the aloe vera plant to be highly underrated. Everyone can and should have it in their homes. This humble cactus can be grown anywhere, and has strong survival instincts too. You can grow it in a garden, in a pot, on the terrace or any open area. In Sanskrit, it is known as ‘Kumari’, meaning a young virgin girl, and I think it’s apt because it imparts a youthful energy and boosts femininity. It is in my eyes one of the most valuable plants that nature…

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Guava Leaves for Hair Growth: How to Use This Ancient Beauty Remedy

Winter mornings are beautiful; the dewy grass, foggy sky and piping hot masala chai. But as much as I love the season, I dread it for the beauty woes it brings along with it, particularly hair fall. It’s hard to put in words my struggle with hair fall over the years. From undergoing various salon treatments to using expensive hair products claiming to bring respite, I have tried it all. Yet none of them have brought me any luck. And just when I was giving up, I discovered a miraculous…

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Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down

Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down There is an overall decline in antibiotic effectiveness across the world. While the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the US, the `State of the World’s Antibiotics2015′ estimates that 58,000 neonatal sepsis deaths are attributable to drug resistant infections in India alone. Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, Lance Price,…

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