HEALTH

Always eat before runway shows: Cara Delevingne

Models Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse have shared their best pre-catwalk tips, including eating before runway shows, stretching and drinking lots of water. The British models, who helped launch Burberry’s new store in Shanghai this month, have given tips to upcoming catwalk stars on how to prepare for shows and insist a model should never take to the runway on ...

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Childhood obesity linked to genes

Whether a 10-year-old child is slim or overweight is explained mostly by genetic factors, scientists suggest urging parents to be more vigilant and aware of what their children are eating. A recent study, involving more than 2,500 pairs of twins, suggests that genes account for 82 per cent of the variation in body mass index in 10-year-olds. The influence of ...

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Want to build super muscles? How?

Not happy with gym results on your muscles? Try a blend of soy and dairy proteins after resistance exercises as this has now been touted as the best way to build muscle mass. Researchers have found that using a protein blend of soy, casein and whey after rigorous workout ensures the delivery of select amino acids – the building blocks ...

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‘Love hormone’ bonds animals like humans: Study

And you thought you had a patent on ‘love hormone’ when it comes to showing affection! Dogs too have oxytocin and release it in a good quantity when in love or looking for bonding. In fact, experts were shocked by the levels of oxytocin released in animals. Referred to as a ‘bonding’ hormone, oxytocin plays an important role in the ...

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Hello Mothers! Avoid fish for healthier babies

Potential mothers need to fast from fish for many years to avoid passing on certain harmful chemicals to their offsprings, an alarming study indicates. Fish and shellfish contain high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids that benefit children’s health, but the could also pass on certain harmful chemicals like persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and methylmercury. After one year of replacing fish ...

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Galaxy S5 joins race to monitor heart rate

Smart phones are increasingly becoming more than just phones and assuming bigger roles in users’ lives. The latest on the block is Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S5 smart phone with heart rate monitor that would track your motions and monitor your steps. The innovation comes after Samsung introduced eye-tracking technology last year to pause your phone when you looked away. ...

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Ladies! Watch your weight to cut breast cancer risk

Gear up for some physical exercise sessions as the risk of breast cancer may go up by 210 percent in obese and overweight women with a certain genetic marker, said a study. Weight loss is likely a good way to reduce breast cancer risk in general, said Ting-Yuan David Cheng from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the US. White women ...

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Tricks and Tips for a toned stomach

Los Angeles, April 7 : Crop tops are a must-have fashion trend this season, but before you choose to flaunt them, get rid of your belly fat. Try torso rotations or leg lifts for a toned stomach. Femalefirst.co.uk lists four exercises, along with some cardio and healthy eating tips that can help in getting abs in no time. * Torso ...

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Bedtime gadgets leave Britons sleep-deprived

London, April 4 : Is your grown-up child complaining of inadequate sleep and hit the sack during the day? Watch out for his/her late night smart phone or tablet use. According to a survey, six in 10 British adults are not getting enough sleep and electronic gadgets are to be blamed for this. Today, 59 percent British adults sleep for ...

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A watermelon a day can keep BP away

New York, April 4 : Summer is here, so are watermelons. Do not miss to pick one today as a new research has found that watermelon could significantly reduce blood pressure in overweight individuals both at rest and while under stress. “The pressure on the aorta (largest artery in the human body) and on the heart decreased after consuming watermelon ...

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Want to control weight, Bathe in morning sunlight then!

Chicago, April 3 : Take morning sunlight not just to spruce up your vitamin D levels but manage weight too, research reveals. People who had most of their daily exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their light exposure later in the day, the ...

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Men living alone at high skin cancer death risk: Study

London, April 2 : Living alone? You may be at a higher risk of death from skin cancer, especially if you are male, an alarming study claims. Single men of all ages are more likely to die of cutaneous malignant melanoma – a most aggressive form of skin cancer – as there are differences in prognosis depending on cohabitation status ...

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Self-breast exam can do more harm: Expert

London, April 2 : A self-breast check campaign launched by The Sun newspaper in Britain to make women aware of breast cancer risks may actually harm women, a reputed physician has warned. “Teaching women to examine their breasts regularly has been shown not to reduce deaths from breast cancer and actually increases the chances of a benign biopsy result,” claimed ...

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This protein can resist weight gain despite high-fat diet

Johannesburg, April 2: Not been able to fight off excess belly fat despite exercise and diet control? High levels of a particular protein can help. Higher levels of Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF for short) that keep body’s systems in balance may help fight the weight gain and health problems caused by high-fat diet. “Our findings show that GDNF ...

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Kailash Kher to sing for Cancer Heroes

  New Delhi, April 2 : About two weeks before Kailash Kher’s “Aman Tu Mera Hero” concert here, Aman Saxena lost his battle against cancer. The first time he saw the poster of the April 4 concert at Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi dedicated to him and other children and young people with cancer, he cried. He said he wouldn’t ...

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Obamacare draws 7 million signatures

Washington, April 2 : Over 7 million people across the US have signed up for medical insurance through exchanges set up by US President Barack Obama’s new health care programme by Monday night’s deadline, realising the target set for the six-month enrollment period, the White House said Tuesday. The 7, 041,000 signed up by midnight did not count those who ...

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Japanese cosmetic brand Za launched in India

New Delhi, April 1: Shiseido, a 142-year-old international cosmetic brand, launched ‘Za’ in the Indian beauty market under its wholly-owned subsidiary Shiseido India Private Limited. Shiseido, which has footprints in over 89 countries, will float “Za” in the Indian market this month. The brand will be available in 250 doors by the end of 2014 in Mumbai, the National Capital ...

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Sleep quality does affect decision-making ability

New York, April 1 : Fragmented or lower sleep efficiency may affect executive function as it is linked to decline in cognitive abilities of older people over a period of three to four years, a study has found. Poor sleep quality is associated with a 40 to 50 percent increase in the odds of clinically significant decline in executive function, ...

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High Blood Pressure, sugar in teenage may lead to dementia

New York, April 1 : Watch your diet and exercise regularly before it is too late as a new research suggests that young adults with high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels are at greater risks of developing dementia later in life. dementia: a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked ...

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Daily Seven portions of fresh fruits, veggies for long life

London, April 1 : For a long and healthy life, eat at least seven portions of fresh fruits and vegetables, suggests a study that could lead to change in dietary recommendations in some countries. Eating fruit and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death, overall, and deaths from heart disease/stroke and cancer. “The higher the intake of fruit ...

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