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Asthma in children could become worse if you live near a busy road

Asthma attacks in children, who live near a busy, major roadway or a playground, is often severe, suggests a new study. Long-time exposure to traffic-related pollution and dust has been linked to asthma in children. According to a research conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, children living within a football field’s length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of paediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away. It has been long known that smog and pollution can bring on an asthma attack…

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Coffee has more power than you ever thought: 3 cups a day helps you live longer

Good news if you love coffee more than tea: According to a new study, people who drink coffee twice or thrice a day, whether caffeinated or otherwise, may have a lower chance of dying from certain illnesses than those who abstain from it. The study, thought to be the largest of its kind, was conducted on more than 5,00,000 people across 10 European countries over the last 16 years, according to the National Geographic. The study concludes that people who drank coffee show signs of having healthier livers and circulatory…

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A weekend lie-in could help you live longer, study shows

If you’re planning to sleep in this weekend, there’s no need to feel guilty – it could help you live longer. A large Swedish study looked into the ways in which a person’s age and sleep can impact their longevity. The researchers, who examined the data of roughly 43,000 participants, found that those aged 65 or under were the most affected by how much sleep they got. It was concluded that those who had an average of less than five hours’ sleep per night had a higher likelihood of early death. Crucially, though,…

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Heard of the 7 Days Challenge? Not ‘Eat, pray, love’ but ‘Eat, move, live’

Want to eat healthier? Or move around town in a more sustainable manner? Or just lead your daily life in a smarter way? You need to try the 7 Days Challenge. The Swedish Embassy here, in association with the TERI School of Advanced Studies, has organised the Challenge targeting youth from classes 9 to 12 in schools and graduate and post-graduate students in colleges across the national capital from January 17 to 23. The Challenge is basically a call to action for the participants to practise sustainable lifestyles and consists…

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Hara Hachi Bu: The reason why the Japanese live a 100 years or more

The residents of Okinawa Island in Japan have the longest life expectancy in the world. They live up to 100 years. Various studies have been done over the years to decode the secret to their long, healthy lives. Researchers have finally figured out their secret. For centuries, the Okinawans have been following the principle of ‘Hara Hachi Bu’. In English; it means filling up your belly up to 80% only. By practicing ‘Hara Hachi Bu’, the Okinawans are able to achieve longevity. Nutritionists Kavita Devgan and Tripti Tandon tell us…

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Drinking Coffee Helps You Live Longer, Pair Of New Studies Confirm

There’s another scientific evidence for you to enjoy your regular cup of joe in the morning. Two new large studies published Monday, July 10, in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that coffee could extend one’s life through reducing the risk of death from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or even cancer. This link between coffee and reduced death risk held up even if one is having a decaffeinated drink. The studies involved more than 700,000 participants from across a number of races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. 1st Study: Across 10 Leading Causes Of Death…

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