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From diabetes to skin care, the many benefits of pine nuts

The edible seeds of pine trees – pine nuts have immense health benefits. These nuts, mentioned by Greek authors as early as 300 BC have been consumed for a thousand years. Scientifically known as ‘Pinus Gerardiana’, pine trees are native to eastern Afghanistan, China, Korea, Russia and north-west India. Although there are 20 species of pine […]

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Light from cellphones, laptops can reset internal clock

It is not uncommon for most of us to go to bed while watching a movie, surfing social media sites or just streaming YouTube on our cell phones. Looks like it is not good news for people who are a slave to this habit. Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset […]

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This is the body part that never goes to sleep

As you shut your eyes and go to sleep every night, you might also believe that all your senses and body parts are off to a sound rest. A recent study has, however, put to rest this age-old myth citing scientific evidence. Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have found that while you are […]

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Sperm count 50% lower in men whose fathers smoke

While studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm count in male children, a new research showed that men whose fathers smoked at the time of pregnancy also had 50 per cent lower count of sperms than those with non-smoking fathers. The findings showed that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, […]

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Obesity may increase asthma risk in children

Maintaining a healthy weight could prevent thousands of children from developing asthma, according to a study. Researchers from Duke University in the US analysed health data for over 500,000 children in the US and found that obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 per cent) of children with asthma. This […]

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Not just respiratory system, air pollution may also severely affect eyes: Doctors

If you think it is just the lungs or the respiratory system which get affected by polluted air containing high levels of toxic gases and suspended particles — think again. Medical experts say poor air quality can cause several problems for the eyes as well, including corneal damage. “Unlike the nose or mouth, it is […]

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Eat less meat to meet climate targets

The livestock sector could use almost half of the 1.5 degrees Celsius greenhouse gas emission budget allowed by 2030, so addressing this should be a key part of the strategy to hit climate targets, a new study said on Tuesday. Farmed animal law and policy fellow Helen Harwatt at Harvard Law School advises that getting […]

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Air pollution may up risk of intellectual disability in kids

Exposure to outdoor air pollution may increase the risk of intellectual disability in children, a study conducted in the UK has found. The study, published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, found that British children with intellectual disabilities were more likely than their peers to live in areas with high outdoor air pollution. “We […]

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Orange juice, berries may prevent memory loss in men

Eating leafy greens, dark orange or red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may lower risk of memory loss over time, especially in men, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Neurology, looked at 27,842 men with an average age of 51 who were all health professionals. Participants filled out […]

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Probiotics won’t help kids with ‘stomach flu’

Despite a growing trend of giving kids probiotics to treat “stomach flu”, a new study shows that these dietary supplements may not actually help ease symptoms of vomiting and diarrohea. The study, involving nearly 1,000 children aged 3 months to 4 years, provides evidence against the popular and costly use of probiotics – live microorganisms […]

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Crispy Baked Fish Finger Recipe

Crispy Baked Fish Finger is a simple fish recipe that you would love to prepare for your non-vegetarian family and friends and is truly delectable. An apt dish for game nights, pot lucks and even kitty parties, people will surely enjoy these healthy fish fingers. This easy recipe is prepared using cod fish fillets, Parmesan […]

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Nasal breathing can help cognitive recognition

We are often told to take deep breaths at moments of stress. And while the effect of this act might be debatable, a recent study, as quoted by a report in The New York Times, has identified a connection between memory and the way we breathe. Studies have shown that sniffing often creates memories. The same […]

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Exercising daily can keep your muscles young

While it is well-known that exercising daily is good for health, a new study has asserted that muscles of old women and men, who have been exercising daily are akin to healthy 25-year-olds. The study, as reported in The New York Times, has stated that these old people enjoy better aerobic capacities than their counterparts. To arrive at the […]

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Cheese Fries Recipe

Cheese Fries is a delicious snack recipe that your kids are going to love! It is made using French fries, cheddar cheese and white sauce. These cheese fries taste the best when paired with some cocktails or mocktails. To keep them from turning soggy, serve them immediately. Ingredients of Cheese Fries 200 gm French fries […]

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How to deal with panic attacks and anxiety in a better way

Panic attacks do not come with a warning or a notice. Caused by a lot of factors ranging from travelling in rush hours to an unannounced news that can evoke deep emotions, the greatest fear for someone dealing with anxiety or a panic attack is losing control in public and feeling trapped in an uncomfortable […]

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From cinnamon to pepper: Use these spices to lose weight and reduce belly fat in winters

Winter is the time for pies, ginger snaps, spiced lattes, adrak wali chai, cinnamon rolls, pepper-y soups and curries, perfectly spiced mulled wine, plum cakes, apple pies, and a whole lot of chocolate goodness – be it in hot cocoa drinks or warm chocolate cakes. And with these foods on the table, it is difficult to avoid […]

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Your partner is most likely to cheat on a Friday evening, says survey

According to a recent survey by the dating site IllicitEncounters.com, the peak time for your lover to commit infidelity is 6.45pm on a Friday, Women’s Health Australia reports. For the study, the site surveyed 1000 people. The most common excuse people make to hoodwink their partners is ‘a social night with co-workers’, Even ‘going to the gym’ […]

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Cold weather and less sunlight may increase alcohol consumption

Do you feel like pouring yourself a glass of rum or toddy when the weather turns nippy? Looks like you aren’t the only one. As per a recent study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh, Division of Gastroenterology, it was found that people who live in colder climates consume more alcohol than people who live in […]

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Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) coming to India on November 20

Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), the world’s first smartphone with four cameras on the back, will be made available through Amazon India and Flipkart. Both e-commerce sites have created a landing page for the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), meaning the premium mid-end smartphone will be sold through Amazon India as well as Flipkart. The South Korean major has already sent […]

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Microsoft to launch cheaper, disc-less Xbox One in 2019

Microsoft is reportedly working on a disc-less version of its Xbox One home console and will be made available as early as spring 2019. According to a report from blogger Paul Thurrott, the disc-less console will be part of the Xbox One and it may cost $200 (or approx Rs 14,357), about $100 (or approx Rs 7,178) […]