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Ladies, this new tool can protect you from HIV transmission

A new tool has been developed to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, developed by the scientists at the University of Waterloo, is a vaginal implant, which decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus. HIV infects the body by corrupting T cells, that are mobilised by the immune system when the virus enters a person’s body….

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Ladies, take note: Eating broccoli and cabbage can protect you from heart disease

Eating cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts three or more times per day can prevent hardening of neck arteries in elderly women and also decrease the risk of heart diseases, a study has found. Researchers observed a 0.05 millimetre lower carotid artery wall thickness between high and low intakes of total vegetables. “That is likely significant, because a 0.1 millimetre decrease in carotid wall thickness is associated with a 10% to 18% decrease in risk of stroke and heart attack,” said lead author Lauren Blekkenhorst, from the University…

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Get plenty of sunshine. Vitamin D may protect you from certain types of cancers

Higher levels of Vitamin D in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of developing certain cancers, according to a new study. “These findings support the hypothesis that Vitamin D has protective effects against cancers at many sites,” researchers reported in a study published in The BMJ medical journal. Vitamin D is made by the skin in response to sunlight. By maintaining calcium levels in the body, it helps keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. While the benefits of Vitamin D on bone health are well known, there…

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Sip on Green Tea: It Could Protect Those With Bone Marrow Disorders

Love sipping green tea? You are doing wonders for your health. This elixir is loaded with miraculous properties that are not only good for detoxifying, weight loss, de-stressing and glowing skin but also in helping you fight the risks of several major diseases. Green tea contains natural agents like catechins, polyphenols and antioxidants that help in effectively carrying out various functions of the body, including fighting against harmful free radicals. It’s not without reason that health experts recommend including green tea in one’s daily diet. For first timers, it may take…

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6 Everyday Ayurvedic Herbs That May Protect You From the Risk of Cancer

The world is battling cancer which has become a growing menace. Oral cavity and lung cancer in males and cervix and breast cancer in females account for more than 50% of all cancer deaths in India. While experts have been looking for preventive measures and cures in the field of science, a lot of people are turning to Ayurveda for answers and solutions. Ayurveda originated in India more than 5000 years ago but modern science and allopathy now believe in its principle and more and more research is being directed…

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World Cancer Day: 6 Everyday Ayurvedic Herbs That May Protect You From the Risk of Cancer

Ayurveda originated in India more than 5000 years ago but modern science and allopathy now believe in its principle and more and more research is being directed towards ancient herbs and natural therapies. A lot of health centers and universities are integrating Ayurveda into their programmes to combat the ever increasing load of non-communicable diseases. All medical practitioners believe that prevention is better than cure and Ayurveda provides the path to a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda sees health as a perfect balance between mind, body and consciousness. To achieve this it…

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