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Study says lesbian, gay, bisexual students at higher risk of self-harm

Students who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at a higher risk of self-harm when compared to heterosexual individuals, a recent study suggests. The research also shows that low self-esteem may explain the increased risk of self-harm in LGB students. Self-harm typically includes behaviour such as cutting, hair pulling, scratching, …

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Lung disease linked to dementia in later life: Study

According to a recent study, lung disease in middle age could be a risk factor for dementia or cognitive impairment later in life. The findings have been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Lead author Pamela L Lutsey of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and a …

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Air pollution associated with intellectual disabilities in children

Air pollution has become the talk of the town these days. And, its ill-effects are not hidden from anybody now. One more element has come to the limelight that acts as an aid in its harmful effects. A new study conducted at the University of Sydney has revealed that air pollution …

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Certain dietary, nutritional supplements may improve sperm quality

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 27 (ANI): According to a new research, certain nutrients and dietary supplements can benefit sperm quality and male fertility. The study was published in the Journal of Advances in Nutrition. Infertility affects 15 percent of the world population and is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a …

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Eat Shahtoot or mulberry to flush out toxins from the liver

1. Health benefits of mulberries Do you remember too to have munched on delicious and juicy shahtoot berries hanging from trees in school, or on your way back home? Back then, they simply meant yummy, juicy fruits that grew willd, tasted divine and stained our fingers with a purple hue. …

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Managing cholesterol might help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer’s risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease. Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels …

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States need to think again on the green drive to curb malnutrition

To curb malnutrition, the ministry of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (Ayush) plans to promote desi superfoods, as reported by this paper on November 10. These superfoods include ashwagandha, drumstick, amla, haldi, giloy and dry ginger. This initiative of the Ayush ministry is laudable. One challenge will …

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Zika virus kills two in Madhya Pradesh, 84 affected in state

Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84. State health department officials familiar with the matter, however, said on Saturday that the deaths were not because of the virus but other diseases. …

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How to get rid of wrinkles: 5 simple anti-aging tips for younger-looking skin

Wrinkles are a natural part of getting older, and there’s no reason to dread getting them. Also known as rhytides, they are folds in your skin. As you age, your skin produces less of the proteins collagen and elastin, which makes your skin thinner. Environmental exposure, dehydration, and toxins can …

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Why fertility rates are falling as population soars

Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren’t producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released on Friday. A global overview of birth, death and disease rates evaluating thousands of datasets on a country-by-country …