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HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

Not fun enough in office? Drink coffee to attract colleagues

Katrina Webb, for Nestle who commissioned the study to tie-in with International Coffee Day, said tea-drinkers admitted to being more hot-headed than their laid-back, coffee rivals.

India calling: A smart guide on how to do the Nordic diet

As food regimes go, the Nordic Diet is as simple as it can get - with an emphasis on consuming only local and seasonal produce - and the world's jumped all over this one.

Open-plan offices bad for employees' health, productivity

An extensive international research has revealed that 85% of people are dissatisfied with their working environment and can't concentrate, while of those surveyed 95% said working privately was important to them.

Alcohol makes smiles more 'contagious', but only for men

Alcohol significantly increases the contagiousness of smiles, but only for all-male groups and not groups that have any women. These are the findings of a new research that explored the possibility of social drinking being more rewarding to men than to women.

Surprise! Anti-odour clothes may not be effective at all

Anti-odour clothing may not be living up to its promise, and it could all be a matter of how the product was tested. In two separate experiments, researchers found that some antimicrobial textiles were far more effective at performing their advertised tasks in the lab than in testing on humans.

Office hazards: Stress at work might just turn you asthmatic

A new study has indicated a link between asthma and work related stress. It was found that those who didn't feel their tenure was secure were more likely to have been diagnosed with depression and for every 25 % increase in the perceived threat of job loss, the risk of asthma rose by 24 %.

Move over the machines people, walk a mile to stay fit

Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress on active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star.

Dining out? Choose a well-lit table to avoid overeating

People order healthier foods if they sit by a window or in a well-lit area, while people at uncomfortable high-top tables favor salads and buy fewer desserts, since it's harder to slouch or spread out.

Now, a skin patch to monitor your heart’s health

 International researchers reported online last week in Nature Communications that they’ve created an ultrathin, five centimeter square flexible patch that when placed on the skin studies blood flow and  reveals any change in  the health of the heart.

Heart diseases are preventable: Just make smart choices

Heart disease kills in huge numbers. By now, you probably know what you need to do: lower cholesterol, cut stress, quit smoking and get active. But new research is being done every day, making it easier to make smart heart choices. And we’ve made it easier still – just follow the numbers!
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