Category: Health

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People who drink are likely to live longer

  New research shows that people who drink are likely to live longer than those who have never touched a drop of alcohol before. New research has discovered that those who guzzle down up...

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Yoga: Indian practice turned global phenomenon

The Indian discipline of yoga, involving spiritual and physical practices, is followed in myriad forms today by millions of people worldwide, with an entry in UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. Here is some background:...

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Lady Gaga on mental health: Secrets keep you sick

Lady Gaga wants people to speak up about their mental health, because she believes “secrets keep you sick”. The 32-year-old musician has admitted that whilst she “struggled” for a long while when it came...

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Blood test may predict premature birth

US and Danish researchers said Thursday they have developed an inexpensive blood test that may predict with up to 80 percent accuracy whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. While more research is...

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Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars. Here are some facts and figures ahead of the...