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Beat exam stress and perform well by following these 4 health tips

It’s that time of the year when both students and parents feel “exam pressure”. Students are under pressure to perform their best, but doing so requires a balanced approach to health, in addition to consistent studying. This balanced approach helps students boost their memory and remember what they have studied. Dr Hariprasad, an Ayurveda expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, recommends the following tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle during the upcoming exams: * Exercise regularly: Physical activity is an effective tool to improve academic performance. Studies conducted at the University…

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Active social life, sleep well: Here are 8 things you can do to keep dementia away

To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run. Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports express.co.uk. Here’s a step by step guide to prevent dementia – which includes getting a good night’s rest. Sleep well Disrupted sleep patterns and insomnia have recently been suggested as risk factors for dementia. You may want to do regular exercise and eat healthy to…

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Ladies, eat well. Being underweight could put you at greater risk of early menopause

Women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greater risk of facing an early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women, researchers have warned. Early menopause, defined as naturally occurring menopause before age 45, is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions such as cognitive decline, osteoporosis and premature death. The results showed that women who were underweight at any age (BMI of less than 18.5 kg/m2) had a significant, 30% increased risk of early menopause compared with lean or…

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Is there a consommé at the Nobel banquet this year? Well, Chef Mark Phoenix lets us into the culinary side of the Prize

Come December 10, the 45-member kitchen at the Stockholm City Hall will be buzzing with last-minute preparations. A contingent of 200 servers will serve 1,350 guests trying to best the previous record of fastest serving at the Nobel Banquet – 6 minutes and 50 seconds. Now, we are not quite sure whether 2016’s most controversial Nobel laureate Bob Dylan would be one of those dining or not (given the mystery that has continued ever since the award was announced on October 16), but 10 other laureates with their families, around…

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Well begun is half done

From bloating to acne, inflammation causes havoc in our bodies. Experts are now introducing inflammation-fighting foods in the diet – and turmeric is the winner, along with ginger. Other foods to combat inflammation are cayenne, zoodle or zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, nut milks and vegan cheese. Sound baths If you want a soothing experience, try sound baths. Lie down on a mat or sit in a comfortable chair. Calming instruments like crystal singing bowls are played by a sound healer. This technique is meant to bring your brain into a…

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How internet can help you sleep well

How internet can help you sleep well Web-based therapy for insomnia is an effective option that could reach “previously unimaginable numbers of people”, researchers suggest. Although cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, there aren’t enough trained clinicians to deliver the treatment, according to Dr Lee Ritterband of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and colleagues. To investigate whether web based CBT-I is effective over the long term and might enable more people to benefit, the team randomly assigned…

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