Google Reportedly Won’t Fix a Major Threat Before Android O’s Release

Google Reportedly Won’t Fix a Major Threat Before Android O’s Release

A new Android security flaw has come to light that could potentially expose your Android smartphone to a lot of malware. Google has reportedly confirmed that it is aware of the issue, and has said that the fix will arrive with Android O. Now, Android O’s commercially release is still months away, which means users will remain exposed to the flaw till then. The flaw was first found by research firm Check Point, and it claims that the exploit exposes users to malware attacks like “ransomware, banking malware and adware.”…

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Should You Really Drink Milk Before Going to Bed?

Should You Really Drink Milk Before Going to Bed?

Milk, an abundant source of calcium, sodium, proteins, vitamins (A, K and B12), fats, amino acids, fibers and anti-oxidants, is often labelled as a full meal in itself by nutritionists. Remember how your mother would chase you round the house to make sure you had your glassful of nutrition? Milk since time immemorial has been seen as the magic potion for good health and well-being. Some consume it in the morning, some in the evening. Some argue that the best time to have milk is just before heading to bed,…

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Toxic Rice: How Soaking it Overnight Before Cooking Can Prevent Cancer

Toxic Rice: How Soaking it Overnight Before Cooking Can Prevent Cancer

Love eating rice? Can’t imagine life without a bowl of fish curry and rice or rajma-chawal? Well, here’s some news for rice eaters. The humble ingredient may not be as good for your health as you may think it to be. We are living in a chemical age, there’s no denying that fact. And these chemicals seem to be creeping into our food by all sorts of means. During agriculture, there are various factors that contribute to the proper growth of the crops. Excessive pesticides or contaminated water can seep…

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What to Eat Before and After a Workout

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to have a mixed bag of complex and simple ones so that the release of energy during your workout is slow and steady throughout your routine. Whole-wheat toast with fruit gives you both types of carbs with the bonus of being super easy to digest. Complex carbs will keep your motor humming, while the fruit adds an extra kick of energy. For those training for…

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Types of Dandruff: Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying an Anti-Dandruff Product

Types of Dandruff: Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying an Anti-Dandruff Product

Hush yourself and look away from that swanky black shirt or your stunning little black dress as dandruff can get ruthless. The little white flakes can wreak havoc, putting you in an embarrassing situation in a social gathering. And besides depriving you of an exciting wardrobe, dandruff can cause itchy scalp, making it hard for you to manage on a day-to-day basis.Dandruff is often attributed to poor hygiene and/or improper diet. In most cases it results from the flaking of scalp triggered due to dryness. Dietary nourishment as well as…

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A potato-rich diet before pregnancy could up diabetes risk

A potato-rich diet before pregnancy could up diabetes risk

“Eating potatoes before pregnancy increases risk of diabetes,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers found a small, but significant, increase in gestational diabetes risk in mothers who reported eating a potato-rich diet before their pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is caused by raised blood glucose levels during pregnancy. It doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, but can cause complications if left untreated. The condition does not usually pose a problem for women in England, as diabetes can be routinely screened for. If it is diagnosed, it can normally be controlled by diet and exercise. This…

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Rise in Malnutrition Must be Reversed Before it Creates Health “Catastrophe”: Experts

Rise in Malnutrition Must be Reversed Before it Creates Health “Catastrophe”: Experts

Malnutrition – which includes hunger and obesity – is on the rise and may affect half the world’s population by 2035 unless governments take urgent action to reverse its spread, U.N. agencies and experts said on Thursday. The problem affects a third of the world’s population and costs the global economy an estimated $3.5 trillion a year in healthcare and lost productivity, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says. Middle income countries are increasingly seeing both forms of malnutrition, putting a heavy burden on their purse strings in years…

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Red Wine Before Smoking Can Offset Damage to Blood Vessels

Red Wine Before Smoking Can Offset Damage to Blood Vessels

A glass or two of red wine before lighting up a cigarette can counteract some of the short-term negative effects of smoking on blood vessels, a study says. “The aim of our study was to investigate the acute vascular effects of red wine consumption prior to ‘occasional lifestyle smoking’ in healthy individuals,” explained lead investigator Viktoria Schwarz from University of Saarland, Homburg. “We found evidence that preconsumption of red wine prevented most of the vascular injury caused by smoking,” Schwarz noted. Drinking red wine is widely regarded as protective against…

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Some Babies May Need Allergy Tests Before Trying Peanuts

Some Babies May Need Allergy Tests Before Trying Peanuts

Most of the time, parents can safely feed peanuts to babies on their own, but infants with a history of allergies should still get a checkup first, a research review confirms. “If your infant has a history of an allergic disorder (i.e. eczema, food allergy), we would recommend that he/she be evaluated for a peanut allergy by an allergist, before introducing a peanut containing product at home,” said lead study author Dr. Sara Anvari of Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “Also, when introducing peanuts at…

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Menopause Before 40 Ups Fracture Risk

Menopause Before 40 Ups Fracture Risk

If you are in menopause before the age of 40, you have a higher fracture risk, even with calcium and vitamin D supplements, says a study. For years, calcium and vitamin D have been touted for their abilities to increase bone mineral density. Hormone therapy is also recognised for its ability to help ward off osteoporosis. That is what prompted this latest study — published online in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) — to evaluate the effectiveness of calcium, vitamin D, and/or hormones in offsetting…

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