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Meat-based diet could lead to early death; study

In case you like to eat meat, there might be some alarming news for you. According to Finnish scientists, as quoted by a report in The New York Times, a diet that includes more meat can lead to early death. In…

Having pets may lower stress in older adults

Having a pet can help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues, according to a US poll which showed that owning an animal lowers stress and gives people a sense of purpose. While pets come with benefits, they…

Harmful effects of alcohol on brain persist even after quitting: Study

Alcohol-induced damage in the brain continues for few weeks after the consumption of alcohol has stopped, according to a study. Although the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain are widely known, the structural changes observed are very heterogeneous, said…

‘Inactive’ ingredients in most pills may cause allergic reactions: Study

A vast majority of the most frequently prescribed medications contain at least one ingredient capable of causing an adverse allergic reaction, a US study has found. Known as inactive ingredients, these components are added to improve the taste, shelf-life, absorption…

Coffee compounds may help fight prostate cancer

In a first, scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. The study, published in the journal The Prostate, was carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell culture and in a mouse…

Baked potato recipe

Weekends are the best time to enjoy elaborate meals. But thanks to the rush, it is not always possible to book a table at your favourite restaurant. Or you might feel too lazy to step out of the comfort of…

World Health Organisation launches new global influenza strategy

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. Experts at the Indian Council of Medical Research and Pune-based National Institute of Virology…

Yoga can heal, but also hurt

Yoga is a great healer and contributor to improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, but wrong yoga poses can make your daily life difficult instead of easy, say experts. Minakshi Fullara, Chief Consultant, Physiotherapy, Aakash Healthcare, said overdoing it or doing…

The best type of exercise to burn fat

By Gretchen ReynoldsA few minutes of brief, intense exercise may be as effective as much lengthier walks or other moderate workouts for incinerating body fat, according to a helpful new review of the effects of exercise on fat loss. The…

Fish Iranian Recipe

Iranian Fish is a low-calorie preparation that you can try guilt-free. This fish recipe uses very few ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen. Since the fish is grilled and not deep fried or sauteed, it uses very little…