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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Wellness

Daily habits that make food cravings worse

Are your servings big? Or you're pairing the food you crave with something unhealthy? There are some mistakes that can make cravings more intense and frequent. Here's a list of mistakes that make cravings even worse,

Secret to long, healthy life may lie in your waist!

The key to a long life is having a waist no bigger than half your height, a new study has claimed. Researchers said the rule applied regardless of a person's age, ethnicity or gender.

Growing bald in your 40s? It might be prostate cancer

A new research has revealed that men with moderate baldness affecting both the front and the crown of their head at the age of 45 have 40 % higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer later in life than their non-bald counterparts.

Want to own smart clothes that can tell how drunk you are?

At a hackathon in Seoul the smart clothes industry launched a demo of Metamorphosis, a prototype capable of reacting according to the quantity of alcohol imbibed by the wearer. As the wearer's blood alcohol level rises, the shirt's sleeves lift and inflate accordingly.

New magnetic cure to strip Ebola from blood unveiled!

Scientists have invented a device that uses a magnet to extract bacteria, fungi and toxins from blood, potentially throwing a lifeline to patients with sepsis and other infections. Read on to know more.

5 flat belly exercises that you can do at home

Besides being aesthetically unappealing, the problem with belly fat is that it can increase your health risks related to your heart health and diabetes. Here are a few exercises that can help you tone those abdominal muscles!

Be active: Walking, cycling to work improves mental health

The study shows that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited from improved wellbeing. In particular, active commuters were better able to concentrate and were less under strain.

Scientists find anti-cancer properties in chikoo extracts

Extracts of  the fruit chikoo (sapota)  can kill cancerous cells, according to a recent study by Indian scientists.

How's that: Male contraceptive injection might be available by 2017

Researchers are developing a male birth control injection that will provide long-acting reversible contraception. The injection, containing a substance called Vasalgel, temporarily blocks the tubes which transport sperm from the testes.

Nine food myths busted

Is frozen food bad for you? Will exercise help you lose weight? Does your microwave make your food toxic? It's time we got to know the truth behind some common food myths. Vir Sanghvi does a reality check.

Twitter, Facebook and email are more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol

Staying unplugged from the rest of the world is unimaginable, but the Jammu and Kashmir deluge made the nightmare a reality for many of us. Wonder why staying unplugged leaves us powerless? Because Twitter and Facebook are more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol!

Licence to tweet: Twitter improves language skills, claims study

Contrary to popular belief, expressing your thoughts and views in '140 characters' may actually be improving your language skills. This was concluded by a new study, in which researchers looked at the top 100 most commonly used words on Twitter. Find out how they arrived at the interesting conclusion.

Fight post-traumatic stress disorder with yoga

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown that a breathing-based meditation practice called Sudarshan Kriya Yoga can be an effective treatment for PTSD, which causes intrusive memories, heightened anxiety, and personality changes.

Why to avoid high intake of milk during pregnancy

Mothers beware! Too much milk during pregnancy may lead to iron deficiency in your child. Iron is essential for healthy brain development, and a deficiency when the brain is developing rapidly, is associated with important differences in brain function.

Ward off blood pressure with high protein diet

The study conducted by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found that participants consuming the highest amount of protein (an average of 100 g protein/day) had a 40 % lower risk of having high blood pressure compared to the lowest intake level.
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