5 natural home remedies to cure common ailments, turmeric for joint pain to lavender oil for insomnia

5 natural home remedies to cure common ailments, turmeric for joint pain to lavender oil for insomnia

Healthy foods are not just good for weight loss. Some common foods found in your pantry can actually work as home remedies that heal common illnesses. For minor health problems, you can turn to these home remedies. Here are 5 DIY home remedies for you: * Salt water for a sore throat: Your mother or grandmother were not wrong when they suggested you gargle with salt water if you have a cough and sore throat. Salt acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. As it passes through the membranes in the throat, it clears…

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PCOS diet, foods to avoid and what to eat if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS diet, foods to avoid and what to eat if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September marks Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age. It may cause infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, and excess male hormone (androgen) levels. Ovaries may develop collections of follicles and fail to release eggs as well. While it’s exact cause is not understood, genetics and environmental factors play a significant role. Controlling the diet and weight loss is a good way to prevent this condition from aggravating. Here are some foods to eat and avoid to protect yourself: * Sardines: Oily fish like sardines or…

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Binge drinking affects male and female brains differently, here’s why

Binge drinking affects male and female brains differently, here’s why

While binge drinking affects the health of both males and females, the effect of gene expression in an area of the brain linked to addiction was found to be different, finds a new study. Repeated binge drinking was found to significantly alter molecular pathways in the nucleus accumbens — a region of the brain linked to addiction. But, in females, the genes linked to hormone signalling and immune function are altered, whereas in males genes related to nerve signalling are affected. The study has significant implications for the treatment of alcohol use…

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Getting Ahead: Forging an Educational Pathway to Career Success

Getting Ahead: Forging an Educational Pathway to Career Success

It’s a fact that a high-school diploma won’t get you very far in life. A degree or certification are the tools that you need to land that perfect job. If you’re looking to improve your career, explore these pathways to success. A little bit of effort can go a long way. Traditional College The best-case scenario is heading off to college. It can be either two- or four-year institutions, depending on your field of study. College doesn’t just teach you about a particular subject, however. The professors offer practice with…

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Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “We found that a history of stroke increases dementia risk by around 70%, and recent strokes more than doubled the risk. Given how common both stroke and dementia are, this strong…

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If you feel very sleepy during the day, you might be at risk of getting Alzheimer’s

If you feel very sleepy during the day, you might be at risk of getting Alzheimer’s

People who feel very sleepy during the day are nearly three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those who do not, a long-term study has found. The study, published in the journal SLEEP, found that adults who reported being very sleepy during the day were thrice more likely to have brain deposits of beta amyloid, a protein that is a hallmark for Alzheimer’s, years later. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the US suggest that getting adequate nighttime sleep could be a way to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease….

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New blood test could predict second heart attack risk

New blood test could predict second heart attack risk

A blood test that quickly and easily detects whether a person is at the risk of a secondary heart attack is being developed by scientists. The researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease and stroke. The blood test is proposed to be trialled in Australia over the next 2-3 years, said Peter Meikle, a professor Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. Eventually this test will help better assess a…

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Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Affordable Fitness Band With Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Tracker Launched in India

Lenovo Cardio Plus HX03W Affordable Fitness Band With Heart Rate Sensor, Sleep Tracker Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS The Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 It will be available via Amazon India from September 9 It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature Chinese technology company Lenovo on Friday launched the Cardio Plus HX03W smart band with multi-interface options and several health and fitness features in India. The new Lenovo fitness band is priced at Rs. 1,999 and will be available via Amazon India from September 9. It comes with detachable straps with band light adjustment feature, and is IP68 certified for water-resistance up to…

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Apple Says US Tariffs on China Would Hit ‘Wide Range’ of Products

Apple Says US Tariffs on China Would Hit ‘Wide Range’ of Products

A “wide range” of Apple products including the Apple Watch would be affected by proposed US tariffs on Chinese goods, the company told US trade officials, but gave no sign of an impact on its iPhone cash cow. Apple did not disclose specific revenues for most of the affected products, but of those the Apple Watch may be the biggest seller. It brought in about $6.1 billion (roughly Rs. 44,000 crores) in revenue last year, according to an estimate from analyst firm Bernstein. That represents a small portion of Apple’s $229 billion (roughly Rs….

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Xiaomi-Backed Huami Amazfit Pace Smartwatch, Amazfit Cor Fitness Band Launched in India

Xiaomi-Backed Huami Amazfit Pace Smartwatch, Amazfit Cor Fitness Band Launched in India

Amazfit Pace and Amazfit Cor are available exclusively on Amazon India HIGHLIGHTS AmazFit Pace has a circular dial, and is available in two colour options Amazfit Cor is available in Black, and is priced at Rs. 3,999 Both the wearables sport an optical heart rate sensor Xiaomi-backed wearable brand Huami has expanded its portfolio in India, and launched the AmazFit Pace and AmazFit Cor smartwatches in the country. The AmazFit Pace smartwatch comes with a round dial, and two colour strap options – Black and Red. The AmazFit Cor fitness band has…

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