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Eating healthy can be a struggle. Here are 5 ways to make it easier

Most of us have struggled to stick to a diet plan or a health goal. But seeing it through is worth it. You sleep better, your skin glows, and you feel fantastic! So, here’s how to make sure you choose nutrition-packed meals over fast food. Well, most of the times anyway. Understand your motivation Every time you’re feeling down about having to diet, consider why you chose to do it in the first place. Is it to lose weight, is it to become fitter, is it to overcome a health…

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Why Coconut Oil Might Not Be The Superfood That It’s Thought To Be!

Coconut oil has emerged as a trendy superfood in the recent years, with health freaks from all over the world embracing it with open arms. When it comes to nutritional benefits, the oil has more advocates than detractors. From giving you an ageless beauty to improving your dental and overall health, much has been said in praise of the ‘miraculous’ oil. However, does it deserve the ‘superfood’ status that we have accorded it? Or is coconut oil consumption yet another fad that has no clinical grounding to prove its benefits?…

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Love adding extra salt to your food? You may be putting yourself at risk of dementia

Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned. In mice, the high-salt diet reduced the resting cerebral blood flow by 28% in the cortex and 25% in the hippocampus – brain regions involved in learning and memory. This impairment in the blood flow to the brain was caused by a decrease in the production of nitric oxide – a gas generated by endothelial cells – the…

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Face Recognition To Be Allowed To Verify Aadhaar Cardholders

Around 119 crore people have been issued Aadhaar cards so far. NEW DELHI: HIGHLIGHTS Face recognition won’t need any new reference data Will only work when coupled with another authentication factor Camera already available to capture face without additional hardware Aadhaar users stuck over the verification of biometric data like their iris or fingerprint scan can soon get help from facial recognition. The UIDAI or the agency in charge of the national identity card system announced this in a statement today, with officials saying this would not just add an…

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Anxiety, depression in young people could be early symptoms of bipolar disorder

A study has recently found that early anxiety and disorders of attention or behaviour are two patterns of psychiatric symptoms that may help to identify young people at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD). According to researchers, early signs of BD can fall into a relatively characteristic “homotypic” pattern, consisting mainly of symptoms or other features associated with mood disorders; or a “heterotypic” pattern of other symptoms including anxiety and disruptive behaviour. Environmental risk factors and exposures can also contribute to BD risk. The team analysed data from 39…

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Ladies, are you facing abnormal hair loss? You may be at risk of developing fibroids

Beware, a study has recently warned that women with a common form of hair loss, are at an increased risk of developing non-cancerous tumours that grow along or within the walls of the uterus. According to researchers, the medical records gathered on hundreds of thousands of African-American women suggested that women with a common form of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine leiomyomas, or fibroids. The results suggested a five-fold increased risk of uterine fibroids in women with CCCA, compared to age, sex and race matched controls….

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