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Beware! Holding back a sneeze could lead to death

JK NNI NEWS PTI New Delhi: Do you often find yourself trying to hold back a sneeze by pinching your nose or clamping your mouth shut? Think twice before doing that, doctors have warned, saying it can be fatal. The warning has been meted out after stifling a sneeze left a 34-year-old man with a painful, ruptured throat. The patient’s ...

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Patients undergoing breast cancer therapy need to stay away from these foods

JK NNI NEWS PTI   New Delhi: A study has advised against the consumption of breads, soyabean and a range of commonly consumed grains for those undergoing breast cancer therapy, saying that it can reverse the effects. As per the study, these foods contain estrogen-mimicking compounds known as xenoestrogens and exposure to them may significantly reduce the effectiveness of anti-oestrogen ...

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Meet Manushi, Asia’s smallest surviving baby at just 400 gms

JK NNI NEWS IANS New Delhi: Rajasthan witnessed a miracle when a mother gave birth to a baby girl weighing the same as a chocolate bar. Yes, you read it right. Manushi, the baby girl defied all odds of medicine by surviving at just 400 gms after her premature birth in Udaipur. The girl was recently discharged from the hospital ...

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Dig your way to good health: Gardening can help old people remain healthy

JK NNI NEWS IANS New Delhi: Age-related health problems are a common occurrence once you cross a certain age. While a regular and consistent exercise routine and varied diets have always been recommended as a way to remain healthier in old age, a study has found another healthy option for the elderly – gardening. According to the study, indulging in ...

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Just 30 minutes of exercise can reduce your risk of heart failure

JK NNI NEWS IANS London: Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Though there is no cure for this condition, one can choose to lead a healthy lifestyle to lower the risk of heart failures and a new study has found ...

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One cigarette is enough to make you an addict, says study

JK NNI NEWS IANS New Delhi: Have you ever just smoked a cigarette to ‘try’ it? According to a study, that’s all it takes for it to become a daily practice. Making smoking a habit doesn’t take very long, the study has said. Just one cigarette can do the deed. As per the study, at least 3 out of 5 ...

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Paracetamol in pregnancy may damage your daughter’s fertility

JK NNI NEWS IANS London: Women who consume paracetamol during pregnancy, widely used to reduce a high fever or relieve pain, may increase the risk of damaging the fertility of their daughters, warns a new study. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland found that human ovaries exposed to paracetamol for a week in laboratories lost up to 40 ...

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Proper exercise may reverse damage to ageing heart

JK NNI NEWS IANS New York: If done enough and properly, exercise may reverse damage to sedentary, aging hearts, say researchers, adding that it may also help prevent the risk of heart failure in future. To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently retains some plasticity and ...

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Top Winter Foods By Ayurveda For Your Diet This Season

JK NNI NEWS WEB DESK According to Ayurvedacharya Dr. Partap Chauhan, Director Jiva Ayurveda, “Ayurveda believes that there are three types of immunity: 1. Sahaj (hereditary), or immunity you’re born with. 2. Kalaj (seasonal), or immunity that comes and goes with seasons/age/time. 3. Yuktikrit (established), or immunity you can develop with a regular and balanced diet, and systemic practice of ...

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Excess fat disrupts heart cell’s energy system, says study

JK NNI NEWS IANS Washington: Excess fat in the heart may contribute to the two-to five-fold increased risk of heart failure in people with diabetes, a study has found. The heart is the most energy-hungry organ in the body. Just like a combustion engine burning fuel to power the pistons, healthy heart cells consume fuel molecules to create the necessary ...

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