Health

This anti-inflammatory tea may treat leaky gut

Caroline Muggia Green tea, a well-loved tea and staple in traditional Chinese medicine, has now become popular all over the world for its many health benefits. What are those benefits, exactly? For starters, green tea contains anti-inflammatory compounds that protect against damage to the cells; studies have also linked green tea consumption to better heart…

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Anti-polio drive at Torkham border from March 25

F.P. Report PESHAWAR: In pursuance of global polio eradication initiative and Pakistan’s national emergency action plan goal to stop wild poliovirus transmission in Pakistan, once and for all, vaccination of every person, of all age, gender, crossing Pakistan-Afghanistan Border at Torkham crossing will be started on March 25, 2019. EOC Coordinator Capt. (R) Kamran Ahmed…

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Could green tea help fight obesity?

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in some states, more than 35 percent of adults are obese. The World Health Organization (WHO) explain that globally, obesity prevalence has almost doubled since 1980. Many factors are involved in this steady increase in weight, and so far, reversing the tide…

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Eating mushrooms may dramatically cut risk of cognitive decline

Melissa Breyer New research finds that seniors who ate mushrooms twice weekly had 50% reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment. People often ask me if mushrooms have much nutritional benefit. We’re always hearing about the remarkable superpowers of kale and blueberries and their dazzling cousins, but what about the humble fungi? I first came…

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Weight training can prevent diabetes, reveals study

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest problems facing our world today. It already affects about 10 percent of Americans—and that number is growing as we speak. Prediabetes, a condition characterized by heightened blood sugar levels that typically precedes a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, affects about 30 percent of Americans, and…

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Yo-yo dieting increases heart disease risk in women: Study

Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: New research reveals worrying associations between yo-yo dieting and seven well-established markers of cardiovascular health. As if losing weight wasn’t hard enough, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body weight end up regaining the weight within a year. Losing weight for a…

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5,900 people infected with HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan

Monitoring Desk KABUL: Officials from the Afghan Ministry of Public Health said their statistics show that 5,900 people have been diagnosed positive with HIV/AIDS virus around the country. The statistics were made public in a meeting organized on the activities of the ministry, especially in prevention of HIV/AIDS. The meeting was attended by the ministry’s…

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Vitamin D may help control asthma: Research

Monitoring Desk NEW YORK: Besides making bones strong, higher levels of Vitamin D can also help children with asthma to become more resilient to harmful respiratory effects caused by indoor air pollution, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin. “Asthma is an immune-mediated disease,” said lead author Sonali Bose, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School…

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