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Tobacco smoke exposure can impact adolescents’ health, make them ill

Exposure to tobacco smoke can drastically impact teenagers’ health. A University of Cincinnati study found that teens exposed to tobacco smoke were at higher risk of having respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath and a dry cough at night. It also found that smoke-exposed teens were more likely to seek treatment at an urgent care or hospital emergency department. “There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure,” said Ashley Merianos, the lead author of the study. “Even a small amount of exposure can lead to more emergency department visits and…

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Female athletes often suffer from eating disorders. A simple estrogen therapy can help them

Young female athletes with normal weight and no or irregular menstrual periods reported fewer disordered eating behaviours after receiving estrogen therapy for a year, a recent study has found. “Female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual dysfunction (associated with low estrogen levels) often have disordered eating behavior, which may impact their reproductive and bone health,” said lead researcher Madhusmita Misra of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. “Our findings underscore the relationship between estrogen and disordered eating behavior, and the potential of estrogen replacement as a treatment target, not just in athletes,…

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Struggling with Monday blues? These apps will drive them away

As the curtains draw on the weekend, working professionals gear up for the new week. The most common feeling, however, is to extend the weekend. While the advent of technology demands working individuals to engage in professional duties constantly, it has proved to be a boon as well, as some apps can help you achieve work-life balance with a generous dose of humour. Laughter, after all, has been proven to offer a full-scale workout for muscles, decrease stress hormones and unleash a rush of endorphins which are the body’s natural feel-good…

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10 best paneer recipes that are so tempting you would want to try them all!

Paneer or Cottage cheese is a wonder ingredient every vegetarian looks forward to in the food menu. Paneer or Cottage Cheese is common Indian unprocessed cheese which is an integral part of Indian cuisine and is used in making myriad recipes like sweets, breads, pancakes, curries, soups etc. Paneer is made by curdling milk with whey, lemon, vinegar or any other sour product. Milk is boiled and then the curdling ingredient is added. The water is allowed to drain and the cheese is left to harden. Paneer is an excellent…

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5 surprising reasons you have dark circles and how you can deal with them

Dark circles beneath our eyes are a mood spoiler. They make us look old and tired. Usually, most of us believe that it’s because of lack of sleep we develop dark circles. While, this is true in most cases but it’s not the only reason why get dark circles. Here is a list of a few uncommon reasons why you could be suffering from dark circles. 1)Lack of iron- Iron deficiency is one of the reasons why you may have dark circles. Iron carries oxygen throughout the cells in our…

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Toss Them Away: 6 Foods That Aggravate Cold And Cough In Winters

Snuggling in your bed, drinking a cup of coffee and nibbling on some fried snacks is probably the most ideal way to spend lazy and gloomy days in winter. Sadly, with this weather comes the fear of becoming prone to infections; thanks to a weakened immunity system. During winters, you are in for an increased risk of cold and cough or flu. Did you know your diet may also have a role in aggravating your condition? If you haven’t known this already, we can tell you about some foods that can…

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