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Electronic cigarettes are now a booming business with about 500 brands available in the market. The misconception that e-cigarettes are safe is drawing millions of people, especially adolescents and young adults, to take up vaping.According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, e-cigarettes may serve as a gateway drug and lead to the use of harder drugs like cocaine and...
Killing spree   
More than eight lakh people take their own lives every year—that is one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO's first global report on suicide prevention.About a third of all suicides happen in low and middle-income countries. Southeast Asia has the highest suicide rate in the world with India accounting for the highest estimated number of suicides overall in 2012 in the...
Viral hobnob   
Are you wary of getting sick when your co-worker sneezes? You are more likely to get infected from commonly touched objects such as doorknobs and tabletops.A study presented at the 54th Inter-science Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) found that viruses from a single doorknob can contaminate 40 to 60 per cent of people and surfaces in an office building within two to four...
Going bananas   
A study in the journal Stroke suggests that older women can reduce their risk of stroke and early death by consuming a potassium-rich diet. Previous studies had shown that potassium can lower blood pressure. The current study shows that it can prevent stroke risk as well.The study followed 90,137 stroke-free post-menopausal women aged 50 to 79 for 11 years. Women who consumed the highest amounts...
Tasks for the morning   
A Canadian study published in the journal Psychology and Aging finds that older adults are more focused and attentive in the morning, and they perform better on demanding cognitive tasks during the morning hours.Young adults (aged 19 to 30) and older adults (aged 60 to 82) did a series of memory tests while subjected to distractions in morning and afternoon sessions. Functional magnetic resonance...
Get going   
Half a glass rule   
Yoga brain booster   06 September, 2014
Live longer in 15 minutes   29 October, 2011
Game balm   06 September, 2014
A father first   29 October, 2011
Hold your breath   06 September, 2014
Earlier the better   29 October, 2011
Instant harms   06 September, 2014
Allay with aspirin   06 September, 2014
Early reading enables   06 September, 2014
The neck link   06 September, 2014
Cure for baldness?   06 September, 2014
Live healthy, stay young   16 August, 2014
Less sugar. Less salt, too   16 August, 2014
Friendlier fist bumps   16 August, 2014
Cool strategies   16 August, 2014
Pained by loss   16 August, 2014
Her young, fragile heart   16 August, 2014
Suicide marker   16 August, 2014
Shift risk   16 August, 2014
Ties that thrive   04 August, 2014
Safe in the crib   04 August, 2014
Before it fades   04 August, 2014
Suture or staple?   04 August, 2014
Perils of the west   07 May, 2013
Don’t go up in smoke   04 August, 2014
Far from support   07 May, 2013
In the right measure   04 August, 2014
The signs   23 April, 2013
Fatal fat   04 August, 2014
Eat fish, live longer   23 April, 2013
The flip side   04 August, 2014
Feel again!   23 April, 2013
Move for energy   04 August, 2014
Knee therapy   23 April, 2013
Probiotics that pacify   04 August, 2014
Seven lifesavers   23 April, 2013
Inhalers may inhibit   04 August, 2014
Veggies glow   25 April, 2012
Mummy’s heart   23 April, 2013
Nap power   21 July, 2014
Cool food   25 April, 2012
Drug danger   23 April, 2013
Sharing is not caring   30 October, 2012
Space ‘em out   21 July, 2014
Get up!   25 April, 2012
Be fit to be sharp   23 April, 2013
Power pate   30 October, 2012
Standing counts   21 July, 2014
Was that an attack?   25 April, 2012
Hookah to harm   09 October, 2012
Calcium alert   23 April, 2013
Time matters   21 July, 2014
Hearty sleep   25 April, 2012
Happy to eat less   09 October, 2012
Bully and worry   23 April, 2013
Read and succeed   21 July, 2014
Clean vital cord   25 April, 2012
Losing more than pain   09 October, 2012
Labour of fear   27 July, 2012
Supplement trouble   23 April, 2013
See, men!   21 July, 2014
Help from the east   28 March, 2012
Pills that hurt   09 October, 2012
Exhausting fumes   27 July, 2012
Don't be late for lunch   23 April, 2013
Smart pill bottle   21 July, 2014
SINUSITIS AND ANTIBIOTICS   28 March, 2012
Blame it on belly   09 October, 2012
Booster for big boys   27 July, 2012
Smart notes   12 March, 2013
6,000 Steps a Day Can Keep Knee Arthritis at Bay   21 July, 2014
Age cut   28 March, 2012
Blight blues   09 October, 2012
Marked man   02 July, 2012
Folic acid protection   12 March, 2013
Much more than migraine   07 July, 2014
Veggies to fight the crab   07 July, 2014
The lows of highs   28 March, 2012
Dangerous highs   09 October, 2012
Exercise   02 July, 2012
Costly drink   12 March, 2013
Restoring the bite   07 July, 2014
Cool respite   07 July, 2014
Sleeping pill perils   28 March, 2012
Need-based treatment   09 October, 2012
For better control   02 July, 2012
Veggies for healthy heart   12 March, 2013
Shake it out   07 July, 2014
Not more than what you need   16 June, 2014
Count the calories   28 March, 2012
Unsuspecting women   09 October, 2012
Fat cut   02 July, 2012
A better time   12 November, 2011
Killer codeine   12 March, 2013
Speak more tongues to keep brain young   07 July, 2014
Fat chance   16 June, 2014
Soda troublemaker   28 March, 2012
Dirt at work   02 July, 2012
Dad decides   19 September, 2012
Supplement with care   12 November, 2011
Praise right   12 March, 2013
Go easy on the insulin   07 July, 2014
Does wine help?   16 June, 2014
Just can’t do without   28 March, 2012
Change for heart   02 July, 2012
Protective mother   19 September, 2012
Save this message   12 November, 2011
Early relief   12 March, 2013
Revenge of the nerds   07 July, 2014
Move for the heart   16 June, 2014
Debug!   19 September, 2012
Strap-on protection   07 July, 2014
Bumpy drive   16 June, 2014
Firstborn risks   12 March, 2013
Smart shots   02 July, 2012
Fit for the heart   28 March, 2012
Resume after pause   19 September, 2012
The lower the better   16 June, 2014
High on I   02 June, 2012
A preventive bath   12 March, 2013
Cold is soothening   28 March, 2012
Hale and hearty   11 February, 2013
Problem parents   09 December, 2011
Walk the thought   20 May, 2014
Melodies in C major   29 October, 2011
Beat the gene   09 December, 2011
Dirty money transfer   20 May, 2014
Spot on   12 February, 2013
Knee deep in milk   20 May, 2014
A couple of benefits   29 October, 2011
Healthy fix   20 May, 2014
Melancholy strain   29 October, 2011
Online antidepressant   20 May, 2014
Healthy at home   29 October, 2011
Pink or blue?   29 October, 2011
Sunny lean   20 May, 2014
Cigarette buts   29 October, 2011
Dual benefits   20 May, 2014
How they meet   29 October, 2011
Electric mo(ve)ment   20 May, 2014
Work out to do well   29 October, 2011
Bypass steroids   20 May, 2014
The fruity, veggie way   20 May, 2014
Correct dose   20 May, 2014
Walk again   05 May, 2014
Spouse is hangry   05 May, 2014
Delay the detachment   05 May, 2014
Dal against bad fat   05 May, 2014
Slump and sink   13 August, 2012
App against time   05 May, 2014
Idle food   05 May, 2014
Low dose remedy   05 May, 2014
Gift for grandma   05 May, 2014
Guardian gel   14 April, 2014
Too much is bad   14 April, 2014
She doesn't know!   14 April, 2014
Not smart enough   14 April, 2014
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