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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Zomato Hacked, 17 Million User Records Stolen; Claims Payments Data Is Safe

Zomato Hacked, 17 Million User Records Stolen; Claims Payments Data Is Safe

Zomato on Thursday admitted to a major security breach, where around 17 million user records – out of the company’s 120 million users – were stolen from its database. According to the company, usernames and hashed passwords were stolen by the attackers – the fact that the passwords were encrypted means that they will be harder to access, but such troves of data do eventually get cracked, so a sensible move would be to change your Zomato password right away, and also to change it on any site where you…

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Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities

Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities

Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities The Centre is committed to the promotion of ayurveda and other forms of traditional medicines and have formed policies for that purpose, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said today. “The Centre wants to provide accessible, affordable and safe healthcare facilities to the people,” he said inaugurating the 7th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo here at Science City. Ministry of AYUSH would organise AROGYA Expo in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal from December 1 to…

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Five second ‘food on floor rule’ really safe?

Five second ‘food on floor rule’ really safe?

Food, once dropped on the floor, is not safe to eat, however quickly you pick it up, warns a new study that debunks the widely accepted notion that it is all right to scoop up food and eat it within a “safe” five-second window. Moisture, type of surface and contact-time all contribute to cross-contamination. In some instances, the transfer begins in less than one second, the study said. “The popular notion of the ‘five-second rule’ is that food dropped on the floor, but picked up quickly, is safe to eat…

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Black raspberry can help keep your heart safe

Black raspberry can help keep your heart safe

If metabolic syndrome runs in your family, then you may want to swap that typical dessert with a bowl of fresh black raspberries as a recent study suggests so. The study showed that black raspberry extract can significantly lower a key measure of arterial stiffness-an indicator of cardiovascular disease. Black raspberry intake was also associated with increased levels of circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), which help repair and regenerate damaged arteries. Nice Info !!Sundar Raj Han Saem Jeong, Sohyeon Kim, and coauthors from Korea University Anam Hospital (Seoul) and Gochang…

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