Thought e-cigarettes were safe? Beware, even one puff can affect your heart!

Thought e-cigarettes were safe? Beware, even one puff can affect your heart!

E-cigarretes have always been controversial. While past research has found that it increases risk of cigarette smoking in youth, studies have also shown that less cancer-causing toxins are found in users of e-cigarettes. Now, a new study has suggested that a single exposure to e-cigarette vapour may be enough to impair vascular function. Researchers from West Virginia University researchers studied artery diameter, the blood vessels’ ability to widen (vasodilation) and aortic stiffness in female mice after short- and long-term exposure to flavoured e-cig vapour. Aortic stiffness is an age-related complication in the…

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Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Obesity occurs when there is an accumulation of excess or abnormal amounts of fat in the body. At a time when the world is grappling with the rampant condition, it is important to distinguish between obesity and being overweight. People are considered to be obese when their body mass index is more than 30 kg/m2, when the normal range is 25-30 kg/m2. Obesity ties alongwith it multiple risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc. According to a new study, it can also act as a clarion call to a…

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What’s Your Daily Salt Intake? Even 5 Gram Can Put You at Risk of Heart Attack

What’s Your Daily Salt Intake? Even 5 Gram Can Put You at Risk of Heart Attack

No other ingredient is as basic but as important as salt in the culinary world. Without it, it is almost impossible to hit the right flavour note and make all the ingredients come together into a gastronomic joyride. A little sprinkling of the white crystals into a bowl of salad, steaks, omelette, stir-fries, soups, etc is customary. Now, coming to Indians, the love affair with salt goes another level. It is almost like a compulsory side that has to accompany every meal. Even our snacks and small bites come smeared…

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Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthood

Part of brain continues to grow even in adulthood

Have you ever noticed that the ability to recognise faces, a critical aspect for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood? A study has revealed that in humans, a part of the brainresponsible for face recognition continues to grow into adulthood, while the region that helps to recognise places stays the same. The study was published in journal of Science. According to researchers, the ability to recognise faces, which is critical for everyday social interactions, improves from childhood to adulthood. In seeking to better understand brain activity to recognize…

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ITO even more polluted than Anand Vihar

ITO even more polluted than Anand Vihar

If you thought Anand Vihar was the most polluted spot in the city and curbing emission levels there could bring down the capital’s sky rocketing pollutionaverage, take a look at ITO. The ITO station, which was out of order for nearly three years, started operating again from July 2016.PM2.5 levels recorded there are often as severe as Anand Vihar, at times even higher. TOI assessed PM2.5 levels for the past fortnight and found that ITO recorded higher levels than Anand Vihar. For example, the PM2.5 average at ITO between December…

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Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism

Even low levels of manganese can cause manganism

Welders exposed to airborne manganese at estimated levels set under federal safety standards can also develop neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease and the current safety standards may not adequately protect workers from the dangers of the job, a new research has found. According to a study published in the journal Neurology, the more welders are exposed to manganese-containing welding fumes, faster the workers’ signs and symptoms worsen. “We found that chronic exposure to manganese-containing welding fumes is associated with progressive neurological symptoms such as slow movement and difficulty in speaking,”…

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10 Fruits That Are Even Healthier Than You Think

10 Fruits That Are Even Healthier Than You Think

While you’ve been busy putting in some major sweat sessions at the gym and eating protein-rich and metabolism-boosting foods, there’s a good chance you’ve been eating plenty of fruits as well. If you typically go straight for the apples and bananas and never stray from your norm, you’ll want to take a look at this list of the top 10 fruits that are even healthier than you think. 1. Papaya You may not find these fruits growing anywhere near your apple orchards, but this tropical fruit offers a ton of…

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Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: How Does the Superstar Look Ageless Even at 66?

Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: How Does the Superstar Look Ageless Even at 66?

Rajinikanth turns 66 today, and is charting a new path with his upcoming movie 2.0 which will be released in 2017 on Diwali. Rajinikanth is acting in Shankar’s 2.0 with Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, and the movie has already created quite the fan frenzy all over the world. Rajinikanth rules the hearts of many fans across the world, and is not just loved, but worshiped. The Thalaiva of South Indian cinema is still delivering hit after hit, blasting sales not only in India but even in the United Kingdom…

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Fitness Star Kelsey Wells Shows That Even She Gets Belly Bloat

Fitness Star Kelsey Wells Shows That Even She Gets Belly Bloat

Photo: mysweatlife/Instagram Kelsey Wells usually shares photos of her six-pack on her Instagram page, but on Monday the fit mom shared a photo of her stomach looking rounded and bloated. Wells explained that even though she’s super in-shape, she isn’t immune to stomach bloat or stretch marks. “I try to indulge in moderation, but let’s be honest I’m human and I love food and that doesn’t always happen,” she writes. “I wanted to post this because I have received more than a few questions lately such as, ‘How do you never look bloated?,’ ‘How do you never…

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Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk

Healthy lifestyle reduces even genetic heart attack risk

A recent study has found that even among those at high genetic risk, following a healthy lifestyle can cut in half the probability of a heart attack or similar event. It is a well known fact that following a healthy lifestyle, not smoking, avoiding excess weight and exercising regularly can keep one away from risk of heart disease. But what about people who have inherited gene variants known to increase risk? “The basic message of our study is that DNA is not destiny,” says Sekar Kathiresan. “Many individuals – both…

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