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By understanding why we eat the way we do, we can eat a little less, eat healthier and enjoy it a lot more.

Diet Diary: Why you are doing yourself a disservice by trying ‘not to waste’

By understanding why we eat the way we do, we can eat a little less, eat healthier and enjoy it a lot more.

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Why sweat is healthy and life saving

Without sweat to cool us, our core temperature will shoot up, and our vital organs will start getting cooked.

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Red wine can protect human cells against damage

A substance found in red wine may protect the body against age-related diseases.

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20 minutes of weight training reduces belly fat

Just 20 minutes of weight training daily can reduce abdominal fat that a lot of men tend to gain as they age, research has suggested.

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Physical violence disturbs stress hormones in women: Study

The findings show a correlation between violence and cortisol levels in women.

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Mother’s depression when kids are young linked to risky teen behaviors

Researchers found that kids with depressed mothers in “middle childhood” were likely to start risky health behaviors.

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Drugs for bone loss may help prevent uterine cancer

Women who consume medicines commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions halve the risk of developing uterine cancer.

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Deer vaccine may prevent brain disorder in humans

A vaccine that researchers developed to fight a fatal brain disorder in animals also holds promise for similar brain infections among humans.

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Diabetic kids have slower brain growth

Young children with type 1 diabetes have slower brain growth compared to their non-diabetic peers, a new study has found.

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Lost memories can be restored: Research

Researchers may be able to restore lost memories in early-stage Alzheimer’s patients, suggests a new study.

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Ebola death toll in three African countries hits 7,373: WHO

Sierra Leone’s government this week launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa’s worst-hit country.

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Two pieces of fruit a day help fight depression: Study

Eating at least two pieces of fruit like apples daily helps in preventing depression.

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First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease risk: Study

First menstrual cycle age linked to heart disease, stroke, and complications of high blood pressure.

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Excessive Facebook use could lead to poor impulse control: Research

Excessive online social networking is addictive and could lead to poor impulse control.

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Slim chance of Ebola virus passing through organ donation

The risk of the Ebola virus passing from organ donor to recipient is extremely small, experts suggest.