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Coffee, tea linked to lower brain cancer risk

Coffee, tea linked to lower brain cancer risk


Researchers have discovered that coffee and tea might do more than boost your energy levels: Regular consumption of the world’s two most popular beverages may also shield you against a form of brain cancer.
In fact, the latest research suggests that those who drink as little as a half cup or so of coffee per day may lower brain cancer risk by as much as 34 percent.
Lead researcher Dominique S. Michaud, of Brown University’s department of community health in Providence, heads an international team that reports the finding in the November issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The notion that coffee and tea might accrue an anti-cancer health benefit to regular drinkers builds on previous research that has indicated that the beverages may also lower the risk for both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The current effort explored the possibility that coffee and tea may also protect against Read the full story

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The water’s lovely: 10 reasons to swim

The water’s lovely: 10 reasons to swim


You’ve no doubt heard that swimming is good exercise, but do you know just how good it is for you?
Swimming is the perfect summer sport: when the mercury rises, what better way to cool off than to  take a refreshing dip? It doesn’t matter whether it’s at the beach, river or pool, the long sunny days are a perfect excuse to take to the water. But swimming isn’t just fun and a great way to cool down, it’s also very good for your health, and while you’re splashing Read the full story

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Nutrition to prevent pregnancy complications

Nutrition to prevent pregnancy complications


nutrition-to-prevent-pregnancy-complicationsUnder-nutrition and malnutrition in pregnancy period are the major problems in Bangladesh that threaten the health of both mother and their babies. Maintaining proper nutrition during pregnancy is specially considered to be of importance for the high prevalence of low birth weight, fetal growth retardation and perinatal death (death around birth period). Experts identified limited access to high quality foods, traditional food habits, food taboos and limited knowledge as the factors Read the full story

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Shower heads can spray dangerous bacteria: study

Shower heads can spray dangerous bacteria: study


shower-heads-can-spray-dangerous-bacteri11CHICAGO– Shower heads can deliver a face full of dangerous pathogens, according to a study published Monday which found them to be ideal breeding grounds for bacteria.
US researchers analyzed 50 shower heads from nine different cities and found 30 percent harbored significant levels of a pathogen linked to lung disease called mycobacterium avium.
While the pathogen is common in municipal water systems, the levels found clinging to shower heads in slimy “biofilms” were more than 100 times higher than the “background” levels in the Read the full story

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Heartbreak increases heart attack risk

Heartbreak increases heart attack risk


heartbreak-increases-heart-attack-riskSYDNEY : People mourning the loss of a loved one are six times more likely to suffer cardiac arrest, potential proof that you can indeed die of a broken heart, Australian researchers said Tuesday.
According to a Heart Foundation study of the physical changes suffered immediately after a profound loss, grieving people were at significantly higher risk of heart problems, said lead researcher Read the full story

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Size, not foreplay, is what fulfils women’s sexual fantasies

Size, not foreplay, is what fulfils women’s sexual fantasies


no-imageWhen it comes to female orgasms, it is the size of the penis, and not the duration of foreplay, that increases the likelihood of fulfilling women’s sexual fantasies, suggests a new study.
Lead researcher Stuart Brody, from the University of the West of Scotland, focused on the number of factors that contributed to the regularity of vaginal orgasms.
The researchers described a vaginal orgasm as an “orgasm produced simply from movements of the penis in [the] vagina without any additional Read the full story

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Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women

Men lose their minds speaking to pretty women


Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind, according to a new study.
men-lose-their-minds-speaking-to-pretty-womenThe research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find attractive.
Researchers who carried out the study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, think the reason may be that men use up so much of their brain function or Read the full story

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Five Health Reasons for Drinking Water

Five Health Reasons for Drinking Water


five-health-reasons-for-drinking-waterDo you drink enough water, at least 8 glasses a day? If not, then read below and find out the top five health reasons for drinking water.
Water is nature’s most treasured gift that sustains life. A major part of human’s body is composed of water and it is an extremely important component for sustenance of life.
You can probably survive without food, but definitely not without water. Drinking water helps in eradicating a number of health problems. Given below are the major health benefits you can achieve by simply drinking water.
Water helps in naturally detoxifying your body. Drinking plenty of water helps in removing toxins and waste from the body and thus helps in keeping you healthy and Read the full story

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11 Healthy Foods You Should be Eating and Reasons Why -

11 Healthy Foods You Should be Eating and Reasons Why -


11-healthy-foods-you-should-be-eating-and-reasons-whyFor many of us our busy lives are ruled by convenience and this causes us to eat unhealthy foods too often, and skip some really great foods that are also great for us.
Below you will find a list of ten foods you should be eating and reasons why.
Healthy Food #1 – Papaya
Papaya seems too big for most westerners to buy because in most stores it is not cut into manageable pieces, an because the exterior is not very appealing. But it tastes great and of all the fruits it has the highest ratio of proteins to fats and calories. It has good fiber and is high in vitamin A.
Healthy Food #2 – Spinach
Popeye had it right – spinach is a great source of just about everything – all the B vitamins, folate for Read the full story

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Eight wonder ways for a flat tummy!

Eight wonder ways for a flat tummy!


CHARU AMAR
eight-wonder-ways-for-a-flat-tummyBlame it on SRK’s six-pack-magic, Aamir’s eight-pack-charisma or Priyanka’s hot bikini bod, but flaunting the flattest tummy and a set of well toned abs is the latest dream for many youngsters.
But, they usually tend to forget that it takes more than just basic crunches and crash dieting to carve a drool worthy, flat stomach. Explains fitness trainer, Deanne Pandey, “Ab exercises + cardio exercises + right diet – this is the most effective formula to achieve well-toned abdominal muscles. Missing upon any one of these will take away the real impact of an abs-workout.”
“An ideal diet and workout for every individual depends upon his/her weight loss requirement, body type and body shape,” suggests Pandey. For instance, a pear shaped person may indulge in a less Read the full story

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