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Breastfeeding might cut off stroke risk: Study

A new research has found that breastfeeding can reduce stroke risk in post-menopausal women. The study, which was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed 23 per cent lower risk of stroke among breastfeeding women. “Some studies have reported that breastfeeding may reduce the rates of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and risk of developing Type-2 diabetes in mothers,” said lead author Lisette T. Jacobson, Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Recent findings point to the benefits of breastfeeding on heart disease and other…

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Switch off the TV, too much screen time can cause heart disease and cancer

Spending too much time watching TV can be injurious to health. A new study done by the University of Glasgow and published in BMC Medicine reveals a link between higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. The effect was more among those with low fitness, low muscle strength or physical activity levels. Previous studies linked increased screen time with bowel cancer for men as well as diabetes, obesity and a weak heart. Discretionary screen time, time spent watching TV or looking at a computer screen during leisure time, is an important contributor to…

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SBI, IFCI, United Bank scout for buyers to clear off Rs16,349 crore NPA

SBI has asked the bidders to submit expression of interest by 9 March 2018 and further to complete the due diligence by 22 March. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint New Delhi: State-owned State Bank of India (SBI), United Bank of India (UBI) and long-term infrastructure lender IFCI are looking for buyers to sell as many as 110 accounts that have turned dud to recover dues over Rs16,349 crore. All the three have invited bids today from eligible banks, financial institutions, asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) and non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) to prune such non-performing…

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Neymar: PSG boss Unai Emery shrugs off Brazil star’s party boy lifestyle

The Brazilian forward, 25, was photographed at a Paris nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning. Emery, however, insists he is not concerned about Neymar’s lifestyle. The Spaniard said: “He is very responsible. In training, he is great.When he’s not on the pitch he can enjoy his time with his friends. He then comes back and plays well. “We have to give the players the flexibility of living their own lifestyle. He is young, and he also needs to go out, but he is still responsible. He will be…

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Do you put off exercise? Here are 5 surprising reasons to take up working out now

The aversion to exercising is so strong among so many people, that scientists are even working on a pill that mimics the positive health benefits of exercise without actually requiring to break a sweat. But until that happens, our daily routine must include one thing: Working out. While we’ve all heard that regular exercise can improve heart health, reduce risk of diabetes, and strengthen muscles, it can also enhance the quality of your life in a number of ways. Here are five such benefits, as reported by CNN, which may surprise you. 1)…

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The 15-Minute Guided Meditation Video to Start Your New Year Off Right

Holiday travel and time spent with family and friends can be amazing, but all the celebratory meals, drinks, and out-of-whack sleep schedules and air travel can take a toll. Your body is likely looking for a reset, and the stress of returning to work after all the festivities can be overwhelming. Repair your body and mind all at once with a simple routine of mindful meditation to get you back to your grounded, happy self. (Here’s why you should meditate, and how to start). This guided meditation can be done anywhere…

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