Want a healthy heart? Eat small portions of dark chocolate having extra virgin olive oil every day

Want a healthy heart? Eat small portions of dark chocolate having extra virgin olive oil every day

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil may improve your heart health by increasing good cholesterol levels and preserving the ‘repairing cells’ critical for maintaining blood vessels, a study has found. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa in Italy. “Fruits and vegetables exert their protective effects through plant polyphenols, which are found in cocoa, olive oil, and apples,” Di Stefano. “Research has found that the Italian Panaia red apple has very high…

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Want to keep dementia away? Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every day

Want to keep dementia away? Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every day

Older adults who get a good night’s sleep with the least disturbance and are able to dream well may be at a lower risk of developing dementia later, says a recent research. The study showed that spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep – which is when most of our dreaming occurs – and taking longer to enter REM sleep can both raise the risk of dementia. Each percentage reduction in REM sleep was associated with a nine per cent increase in the risk of all-cause dementia and…

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Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Avoid drinking cow’s milk and have a beer a day for good health. Here’s why

Food trends often come and go, and with them a lot of confusion about what we should and shouldn’t eat for a healthy, balanced diet. Nutritional epidemiologist Karin Michels from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, USA, has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimised through a proper diet, and agrees there are many misconceptions around various foods. Believing that many people are not adequately advised on their diets by health professionals, which could have important outcomes for future well-being, she explains the truth behind…

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Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Excited or stressed about your day one at Delhi University? Relax, it’s gonna be a fine day, and a memorable one for sure. Popular celebs Angad Bedi, Satish Kaushik, Nimrat Kaur and Urvashi Rautela reminisce about their first day in college. Here are their fond memories… Actor Angad Bedi was ragged by girls on his day one in St Stephen’s College. I thought ladkiyon se to ragging banti hai: Angad Bedi, St Stephen’s College “Ohoo… bade maharathi the humare senior. They were too many and all wanted to rag me….

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Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

If you love eating tomatoes, then here’s another reason to keep up the good habit. A recent study has found that eating tomatoes daily brings down the risk of skin cancer, especially in men, by half. Through a study conducted on mice, researchers explained how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers. Male mice were fed a diet consisting of 10% tomato powder daily for 35 weeks, then exposed to ultraviolet light. They experienced, on average, a 50% decrease in skin cancer tumours compared to mice that ate…

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Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once?

Should you be sleeping twice a day instead of once? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A shocker for most, a study suggested that what may suit our bodies better than sleeping once a day is sleeping twice a day. Two shorter slumbers may suit our body clocks better than one long eight-hour sleep. Many doctors and sleepresearchers are suggesting that sleeping twice a day could only be a modern concept, which came along the advent of electricity. Are we sleeping the wrong way? There are many countries and cultures that follow the…

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Today is World Sauntering Day

Today is World Sauntering Day

World Sauntering Day is celebrated to remind people to purposefully slow down (Thinkstock) So much has been said about walking and its health benefits and if you haven’t got enough of that activity into your schedule, here’s another reason to do so. World Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19every year to remind people about the importance of putting the brakes on our high-speed life and purposefully slowing down. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day. To celebrate it, leave the phone and other distractions at home…

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Tax Day And Health Insurance Under Trump

Tax Day And Health Insurance Under Trump

Your federal income taxes are due April 18 this year, and — for perhaps several million people — a fine for failing to get health insurance is due that day, too. Despite a lengthy debate, Congress has not yet acted on a bill to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act. That means the law and almost all of its regulations remain in force, at least for now. For the majority of tax filers, who had health insurance through an employer for 2016 or through a government program, all they…

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World Health Day: 7 Foods to Beat Depression & Mood Swings

World Health Day: 7 Foods to Beat Depression & Mood Swings

World Health Day is commemorated every year on 7th April to spread awareness on a particular disease that has become a public health concern globally.  This year, they will be highlighting a pressing problem that been plaguing everyone – from the young to the elderly. Depression is considered to be one of the biggest causes of several ailments. It messes with your mental health, disrupts your daily chores and in extreme cases, makes people give on their lives. While mental health problems have been considered a tabooin our country, given…

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National Deworming Day: 5 Home Remedies to Deworm Yourself

National Deworming Day: 5 Home Remedies to Deworm Yourself

Intestinal worm is a common problem in growing children, particularly from developing countries. There are many causes to this parasitical infection which mainly arises due to unhygienic conditions. One of the most common modes of infection is consuming undercooked meat. In many places, particularly roadside stalls, meat dishes are not always prepared with utmost care. As such the infectious worms growing in the meat get transferred to your body, where it adheres itself to the intestinal walls, acting like a parasite where it draws nutrition from the host’s body to…

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