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How to stay fit without hitting the gym
Apart from hitting the gym, there are other ways too, which a person can resort to in order to loose weight and get in shape. ANI

Sun can stop chickenpox from spreading
Exposure to sunlight may play a role in obstructing spread of chicken pox as it inactivates viruses on the skin, a new study has revealed. ANI

Soybean compounds enhances effects of cancer radiotherapy
Compounds found in soybean compounds make radiation therapy to treat lung cancer tumours more effective, a new study has revealed. ANI

Now, hormone pill for 'happier and sexier' menopause
A hormone pill will soon be able help women through menopause by alleviating menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, and even boost their sex lives, a new study has revealed. ANI

Overweight dad's sperm may pass on obesity to offspring
Unhealthy diet of overweight fathers may cause certain changes in sperms, which may lead to metabolic disorders in their children and make them more vulnerable to obesity, a new study has revealed. ANI

'Mindfulness' exercises can help beat stress, fatigue in arthritis
'Mindfulness' exercises, which focus on bringing one's complete attention to the present moment, can help curb the stress and fatigue associated with painful rheumatoid joint disease, a new study has suggested. ANI

BP drug could limit cigarette smoke-induced lung injury
Scientists have found that lostartan, a drug used widely in the clinic to treat high blood pressure, reduced lung disease in mice caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. ANI

Treatments for asthma, allergies and arthritis to become safer
A missing link between the body's biological clock and sugar metabolism system has been discovered, which may help avoid the serious side effects of drugs used for treating asthma, allergies and arthritis. ANI

Why eating less helps brain to stay young
Eating less activates a molecule for 'brain longevity' and thus helps the brain stay young, a new study has revealed. ANI

High BP in middle age could predict heart attack or stroke
Men and women who developed high blood pressure in their middle age or who started out with high blood pressure have an estimated 30 percent increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared to those who kept their blood pressure low, according to a new study. ANI

Acupuncture could help cure chronic stress
Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese therapy, has been found to significantly reduce levels of a protein linked to chronic stress. ANI

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