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Long-term use of medicines for high BP does not raise breast cancer risk

Washington: A new study to be presented at 2014 American Heart Association Scientific in Chicag reveals that women who consume general blood pressure medication do not have an increased of suffering from breast cancer. The study, carried out by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart... read more »

Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

A little experimentation can do wonders, especially when it comes to cooking techniques. While delectable jeera rice has been a great dish, addition of kaju (cashew) to it has changed its entire flavour. Here’s what you need to prepare it… Ingredients: 2 cups of rice 1 table spoon... read more »

Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study that assessed diet quality, as well as sodium and potassium intake. A higher-quality diet, as... read more »

Layer of fat surrounding heart may deter...

Layer of fat surrounding heart may determine heart disease

Whether a person is obese as measured by values of body mass index (BMI) tells only a partial story about a person’s heart health. A better predictor of the disease is the amount of fat surrounding the heart, as this layer of fat has been closely associated with atrial fibrillation or irregular... read more »

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Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in India

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in I...

Washington – A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax can help reduce the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India, a new study has suggested. Sanjay Basu and colleagues, from Stanford... read more »

Simple steps on how to live longer revealed

Simple steps on how to live longer revealed

London – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued four “golden rules”, which state regular exercising while... read more »

`Vitamin D may not offer protection against cancer, dia...

`Vitamin D may not offer protection against cancer, diabetes and dementia`

Washington – Researchers have cast doubt on vitamin D’s ability to offer us protection against diseases like cancer, diabetes and dementia. According... read more »

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may result in stro...

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may result in stronger babies

Washington –  Researchers have suggested that babies are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body... read more »

‘Made in China’ plant can fight chronic pai...

New York –  Suffering from chronic pain? Well, a plant used in Chinese medicine may be of help. A plant used for centuries as a pain reliever in... read more »

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