Is it safe to eat snow? Here’s what research has to say

Is it safe to eat snow? Here’s what research has to say

How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by two days old, the snow is not safe to eat, said Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania. Scientists collected snow from a park and from a roundabout in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania, in January and February, and placed it in…

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Salt, sugar and stress: Important facts you should know about these 3 sins

Salt, sugar and stress: Important facts you should know about these 3 sins

Do you often give in to the temptations of your taste buds? Indulging in that extra slice of cake, another piece of sweet, sprinkling extra salt over your food can seem completely harmless at that time but can eventually lead to various health issues. “Lack of self control and poor lifestyle choices make us more susceptible to various life-threatening diseases. Consumed in the hustle-bustle of everyday life we hardly pay attention to our health. The pressure of maintaining balance between work, family and friends can take a huge toll on…

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Munching On Burnt Toast? You Must Stop!

Munching On Burnt Toast? You Must Stop!

What’s better than a toasted bread slice for breakfast? It’s quick-to-make and quite filling at the same time. There must have been times when you would have ended up eating a burnt toast, considering you forgot setting a timer in your toaster. But, did you know that there might be a health risk linked to burnt toast? In fact, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK had launched a campaign warning about cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast or any other foods that contained starch being cooked at…

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Health Benefits Of 38 Important Spices From Around The World

Health Benefits Of 38 Important Spices From Around The World

Spices play a significant role in the way we cook and consume food around the world. Every spice has its own flavoring and essence, and its addition or omission can literally make or break a dish. There are many spices we use in our day to day cooking, these include popular ones like cumin, black pepper, turmeric and coriander seeds. Spices are known to have several health benefits; in fact it’s the addition of a bouquet of spices, that make traditional indian home-cooked food one of the healthiest meals eaten around the…

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Sipping On Your Favourite Beverages With Plastic Straws? You Must Stop!

Sipping On Your Favourite Beverages With Plastic Straws? You Must Stop!

We all love to sip on our favourite beverages using a plastic straw. Be it a smoothie or a soft drink, an energy drink or a cold coffee – using a straw is a super convenient and fuss-free way of enjoying any cold drink. Many like to enjoy their drinks this way because using a straw reduces the exposure to sugary and carbonated drinks in the mouth, preventing acid erosion of the teeth out enamel. While it may be convenient to drink beverages using plastic straws, it might not be an eco-friendly option. Moreover,…

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Yoga may benefit people suffering from high blood pressure and sugar

Yoga may benefit people suffering from high blood pressure and sugar

Suffering from increased blood pressure and high blood sugar? One year of yoga training may help, a new study suggests. According to the researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, one year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines – signalling proteins released by fat tissue – and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure. The findings support the beneficial role of yoga in managing metabolic syndrome by favourably modulating adipokines, the researchers mentioned. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions – increased blood pressure,…

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Now, a common asthma drug promises to help delay rare heart complications

Now, a common asthma drug promises to help delay rare heart complications

A common asthma drug has the potential to help delay development of a rare heart complication that lacks effective drug treatment, according to researchers. Aortic aneurysm — the dilation of the aorta — is a serious condition that occurs when the wall of the aorta, the body’s largest artery, weakens and swells. The condition is largely symptom-free and is normally therefore not discovered until late in its development when it threatens to rupture and cause life-threatening haemorrhaging. The findings showed that the asthma drug montelukast blocks leukotrienes — inflammatory signal…

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Acne may put you at risk of major depression. Here’s what new research says

Acne may put you at risk of major depression. Here’s what new research says

Acne is associated with increased risk of developing major depression in the first years after the condition appears, reveals a study. The analysis included data from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) (1986-2012), a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. The investigators found that the risk for major depression was highest within one year of acne diagnosis – a 63% higher risk compared with individuals without acne – and decreased thereafter. The results indicate that it is critical that physicians monitor mood symptoms in patients with acne and initiate…

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Victoria Beckham Kissing Husband And Kids At Fashion Show Is Super Cute

Victoria Beckham Kissing Husband And Kids At Fashion Show Is Super Cute

Her whole family was there to cheer her on Victoria Beckham hugs son, Romeo after her show (Image Courtesy: AFP) They say that you can’t have it all but if there’s one woman who can possibly prove them wrong, it’s Victoria Beckham. With a brood of beautiful children, David Beckham for a husband and creator of one of fashion’s most coveted designer labels, we can see why. Another cause for cheer for Victoria Beckham is the fact that her eponymous label, which was founded in 2008, completes a decade in…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season One Finale: A Bold, Original Mess

Star Trek: Discovery Season One Finale: A Bold, Original Mess

HIGHLIGHTS Star Trek: Discovery is available on Netflix in India The first season ended this week after 15 episodes A second season has already been greenlit In its first year, Star Trek: Discovery has committed nearly every misstep in the book. But the best thing the show achieved in the second half of its first season – which ended this week with the season finale, “Will You Take My Hand?”, available on Netflix – was the commentary provided by the Mirror Universe that it’s all too easy to give into our worst tendencies if…

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