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Study says eight-hour sleep may boost academic performance

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Worried that your son or daughter sleep more even during final exams week? If so, take heart. According to a study, students who sleep for eight hours are more likely to perform better. “Better sleep helped in final exam performance, which is contrary to most college students’ perceptions that they have to sacrifice… Read more »

Long Work Hours May Pose Heart Risk, Here Are 6 Foods Which Can Help Cut Down Stress

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A recent study published in the European Heart Journal, comes as a wake-up call to all those who have been working extra hours at their workplace. As per the British study, spending long hours at work may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm — known as atrial… Read more »

Do you spend a lot of hours in office? It may increase irregular heart rhythm risk

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Working long hours affects your health in many ways. It affects your eyes, and can even lead to cancer . Now, a new research has shown that it may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm – known as atrial fibrillation – as well as contribute to the development of stroke… Read more »

A yo-yo diet or weight cycling can harm your heart, metabolism and cause depression. Here’s how

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When home-maker and mother Karishma Sharma (35) was trying to lose weight, she tried different kinds of diets. While some were low in calorie, others required her to consume only protein-rich food. While she lost a few pounds initially, over a period of time, Sharma’s body stopped reacting to all… Read more »

Don’t take that X-ray lightly. Even low dose of radiation can harm your heart

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Ex-rays are not really as harmless as we’ve been made to think. According to a study, exposure to even low doses of ionising radiation, such as X-rays, may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is known that populations exposed to ionising radiation in medical or environmental settings have symptoms suggesting… Read more »

Ditch the artificial sweetener. It may increase risk of obesity and heart disease

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Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. Previous research has found that consuming artificial sweeteners may up diabetes risk. Many believe that it helps you minimise your calorie intake, but it has also been proven that instead… Read more »

Running on sand is good for your heart and legs. Here’s how to do it right

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As a seasonal alternative to pounding pavements or gym treadmills, running on sandy seashores is a good way to train while on vacation while also boosting motivation with a change of scenery. Here’s a look at some of the advantages of running on the beach and how to get ready… Read more »

X-rays, even in low dose, may harm your heart : Study

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Even low exposure to ionising radiation, such as X-rays, may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a study has cautioned. The findings indicated that an individuals’ exposure to X-rays, even at around 0.5 Gy — which is equivalent to recurrent CT scan imaging — is associated with a significantly increased… Read more »

Man of steel: An iron-rich diet may help keep heart diseases at bay

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A new study has found a link between low levels of iron and a higher risk of heart disease. After analysing genetic data, a team of researchers from Imperial College London and University College London have found that iron-rich foods could have a protective effect against coronary artery disease (CAD), a type… Read more »

Another reason to eat more fruit and vegetables. They keep heart diseases at bay

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A new Swedish study has found that lutein, a nutrient in brightly coloured fruit and vegetables, can reduce inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease. The study, carried out by researchers at Linköping University, looked at the levels of six of the most common carotenoids in blood from 193 patients… Read more »