Zika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: Study

Zika Probably Not Spread Through Saliva: Study

A new study with monkeys suggests that Zika doesn’t appear to be transmitted through saliva. “If passing the virus by casual contact were easy, I think we would see a lot more of what we would call secondary transmission in a place like the United States,” said lead researcher Tom Friedrich, from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “But we’re not seeing clinically apparent spread of Zika throughout the continental U.S. without the presence of the mosquitoes that carry the virus, and our study helps to…

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Switching to Diet Soda Probably Won’t Help You Cut Calories

Switching to Diet Soda Probably Won’t Help You Cut Calories

Photo: Getty Images Ditching sugary drinks is a smart move for your health, not to mention your waistline—an average can of soda packs in about 150 calories and 39 grams of sugar (that’s over 9 teaspoons). Switching to diet may not help your calorie-cutting efforts much, though: A new study suggests that at the end of the day, you’ll probably still consume the same number of total calories overall. Scientists are still learning exactly how are bodies and brains react to calorie-free sweeteners. To test the effects of different different…

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5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Catching a cold is almost as easy as strolling down the road. It seems to resurface time and again no matter how many antibiotics we bring home to keep the infection at bay. Our grandmothers have constantly highlighted the effectiveness of age-old home remedies while we have canvassed the effectiveness of allopathy. But the fact is, you need to try these home remedies to see for yourself how effective they can be. I, myself, have witnessed the magic of my nani’s kada, honey with water, or hot toddy. If you…

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5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

5 Magical Home Remedies for Cold You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Here are 5 amazing home remedies for cold you need to try, now. Catching a cold is almost as easy as strolling down the road. It seems to resurface time and again no matter how many antibiotics we bring home to keep the infection at bay. Our grandmothers have constantly highlighted the effectiveness of age-old home remedies while we have canvassed the effectiveness of allopathy. But the fact is, you need to try these home remedies to see for yourself how effective they can be. I, myself, have witnessed the…

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Dieting Guide: 6 Things You Are Probably Doing Wrong

Dieting Guide: 6 Things You Are Probably Doing Wrong

Haven’t we all resorted to some type of dieting at least once in our lives? Dieting mirrors – at times a desperate measure taken to achieve weight loss – a way to make a change in lifestyle. The concept of dieting stems from the idea of restriction, you deprive your body off a certain element, fulfill its requirement with something else and there you have it, your body starts reacting differently, exhibiting tangible changes. However, the road to weight-loss and maintaining equilibrium deep within, is nothing short of a task,…

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