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Health benefits of dark chocolate: it may protect your brain from ageing

Los angeles: Chocoholics, take note! Eating dark chocolate may protect your brain from age-related stress and inflammation that are thought to play an important role in the neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may help explain the beneficial effects on memory seen in people who consume dark chocolate, researchers said. Oxidative stress and inflammation increase with ageing and …

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Move over contact lenses, LASIK is better

Washington: Good news for those who underwent LASIK ( laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) for correction of their vision, as a recent study has found that the rate of cornea infection is lower. According to the University of Tennessee researchers, incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK …

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How testing urine can help fight off kidney transplant failure

Washington: Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to a recent research. Transplants are life-saving treatments for patients with end-stage kidney disease but around 25 percent fail within five years, either because the body begins to reject the new organ, or because a viral infection has …

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Soon, new weapon in war against obesity

Washington: A team of scientists has uncovered a potential approach to combat obesity. Previous studies have shown weight-loss benefits for avoiding foods high in the amino acid methionine, such as beans, nuts, beef, turkey, pork, fish, eggs and dairy. However, following such a restricted diet for a long time is difficult. Using mice that were obese as a result of …

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Shilpa Shetty shares Yoga tips at an event in Jaipur

Jaipur: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on Saturday shared Yoga tips with people at an event here. She performed Yoga at a programme at SMS investment ground and shared tips to keep the body healthy. Accompanied by husband Raj Kundra, she asked the participants to practice Yoga daily in the morning and have good eating habits. She performed the Yoga on …

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Breastmilk may help detect your cancer risk

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 23 (ANI): Breastmilk might offer clues about a woman’s cancer risk, according to a recent research. Early detection of breast cancer is important for successful treatment and long-term survival, but current screening methods such as mammography are not well-suited for young women. To address this gap, researchers at Clarkson University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, …

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Post-natal depression

Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie This is a common problem afflicting many women across the world. It is attracting plenty of attention at the moment in Europe and elsewhere and is almost certainly under-reported in our country. More than 10 percent of all new mothers are affected. The symptoms often escape the attention of even people around the new mother that ought …

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