Dear moms, here’s another reason to breastfeed your baby. It’ll protect you against MS

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Mothers who breastfeed for at least 15 months over one or more pregnancies may be 53% less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) compared with those who do not breastfeed at all or do so for up to four months, says a study. MS is a disease in which the… Read more »

Autistic females face greater difficulty carrying out daily tasks, finds study

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Women and girls with autism may face greater challenges with real world planning, organisation and other daily living skills, than boys, according to an analysis. The findings showed that girls were struggling more with these independence skills of executive function including the ability to make a plan, get organised, and… Read more »

Do muscle building supplements really help you get a fit body?

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Lifting heavy weights has many benefits, from improving brain function to boosting muscle strength. Those who lift weights might be familiar with Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). They are extremely popular within the fitness industry. However, a recent research suggests the popular muscle building supplements are ineffective when taken in isolation. The… Read more »

Does your child grind her teeth in sleep? It’s a sign she is being bullied at school

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Teeth-grinding in teenagers during sleep could be a sign that they are being bullied at school, a study suggests. The study by an oral health charity in the UK found that adolescents who suffer from bullying are far more likely to grind their teeth in their sleep, a sign which… Read more »

Ditch the artificial sweetener. It may increase risk of obesity and heart disease

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Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. Previous research has found that consuming artificial sweeteners may up diabetes risk. Many believe that it helps you minimise your calorie intake, but it has also been proven that instead… Read more »

Want to improve your health? Do gardening, join walking groups and cooking clubs

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Turns out, you can benefit from a medically prescribed, slow and progressive approach to physical fitness. Gyms, walking groups, gardening, cooking clubs and volunteering have all been shown to work in improving the health and well-being reported by a group of people with long-term conditions. Key to the success was… Read more »

Your speech may hold clues as to whether you are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. Researchers had people describe a picture they were shown in taped sessions… Read more »

Weight no bar: This Mumbai woman is defying body stereotypes through yoga

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Dolly Singh, 34, has gained something of a fan following online for promoting body positivity by showing that size is no barrier to mastering complex yoga moves. “To say ‘You can’t do this because you have so much weight,’ I don’t believe that,” Singh says, completing her morning stretch in… Read more »

Playing crossword puzzles keeps dementia away. Here’s how

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If you enjoy playing word puzzles and crosswords, you’ll love what a new study has found. Solving crosswords may improve brain function and keep your brain ten years younger, say researchers. The results indicated that the more regularly people engaged with word puzzles, the better they performed on cognitive tasks… Read more »

Running on sand is good for your heart and legs. Here’s how to do it right

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As a seasonal alternative to pounding pavements or gym treadmills, running on sandy seashores is a good way to train while on vacation while also boosting motivation with a change of scenery. Here’s a look at some of the advantages of running on the beach and how to get ready… Read more »