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16 Everyday foods that help fight some serious diseases!

Fruits and vegetables are great for your health and even better for your waistline. But some fresh foods are more powerful than others. Foods have more than their fair share of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting nutrients. Pack your meals with a nutritional punch by adding these wholesome choices to your diet. Apples Apples are the richest fruit source of pectin, …

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Clean water for all is still centuries away, aid group warns

Supplying clean water and toilets for all could take hundreds of years in countries like Eritrea and Namibia unless governments step up funding to tackle the problem and its harmful effects on health, an international development agency warned on Monday. WaterAid — which says nearly 850 million people lack clean water —predicted the world will miss a global goal to …

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More women may be experiencing depression during pregnancy

Today’s moms-to-be are more likely than women from their mothers’ generation to become depressed while pregnant, a study suggests. Stresses of the modern world may be driving the increase, said the study’s lead author Rebecca Pearson, a lecturer in psychiatric epidemiology at the University of Bristol in the UK. “Our data suggest that the symptoms driving the increase in total …

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Refrigerate or Room Temperature? Here’s a Cheat Sheet!

To store in the fridge or not? That’s the question most of us ask about several common kitchen items or leftovers. Don’t feel foolish if you frequently confused so are the rest of us! Here’s a helpful guide about where you are most frequently questioned foods should be stored: UNOPENED PEPPERONI: ROOM TEMPERATURE Whether part of a gift basket or …

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Want to remember your dreams? Add these 7 superfoods in your diet!

Do you remember any of your dreams when you wake up in the morning? Or do you feel frustrated when you can’t recall anything? According to a study, eating foods like, fish and sweet potatoes can help you remember your dreams. The study was spearheaded by experts from the University of Adelaide, and the results showed that consuming foods rich …

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Iowa, Illinois investigating infections linked to McDonald’s salad

The Iowa and Illinois health departments said on Thursday that they were investigating cyclospora infections linked to salads at McDonald Corp’s restaurants. McDonald’s shares fell 1.4 per cent after-hours on Thursday. The Illinois Department of Public Health said it had seen about 90 cases, and the Iowa Department of Public Health said it had recorded 15 cases. In about one-fourth …

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7 easily available foods laced with vitamin C for a healthy brain

According to the CHALICE Cohort Study, an Australian research effort, levels of the nutrient correlate with markers for cognitive and metabolic health in individuals around the age of 50. Vitamin C provides the two necessary neurotransmitters that help regulate mood and protect the body against health problems such as asthma, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, macular degeneration, and osteoarthritis. Vitamin C …

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Cancer diagnosis tied to increased risk of diabetes

NEW YORK: People who get diagnosed with cancer may be more likely to develop diabetes, a Korean study suggests. The study included 524,089 men and women, ages 20 to 70, who didn’t have cancer or diabetes at the start. By the time half the participants had been in the study for at least seven years, 15,130 people had developed cancer …

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Drinking eight cups of coffee a day could help you live longer: Study

Drinking coffee could boost your chances of a longer life, research shows, even for those who consume as many as eight cups a day. In a study of around half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers were found to have a slightly lower risk of death over a 10-year follow-up period than non-coffee drinkers. The apparent longevity boost comes as yet another …

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Sterilised mosquito trial slashes dengue-spreading population

SYDNEY: More than 80 per cent of a dengue fever-spreading mosquito has been wiped out in an Australian town during a landmark trial that scientists said Tuesday offered hope for combating the dangerous pest globally. Researchers from Australia’s national science body CSIRO bred millions of non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in laboratory conditions at James Cook University (JCU) in a …

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