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Industry’s bounty from tobacco deaths

The tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each of the more than 6 million people who die each year from smoking-related illness, the health campaign group World Lung Foundation (WLF) said on Thursday. Last year, more than 5.8 trillion cigarettes were ...

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Partner yoga doubles the pleasure and halves the stress

Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She’s the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando ...

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Bangladesh set to launch anti-pneumonia vaccine on Saturday to cut child deaths

Bangladesh is finally introducing pneumococcal vaccine on Saturday in its routine vaccination programme to prevent pneumonia, a leading baby killer. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim will launch the new vaccine at a function in Dhaka. He will also launch the injectable ...

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Breastfeeding ‘linked to higher IQ’

A long-term study has pointed to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence. The research in Brazil traced nearly 3,500 babies, from all walks of life, and found those who had been breastfed for longer went on to score higher on ...

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Obese women at 40 percent higher cancer risk

Obese women have around 40 percent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight, shows a study. Obesity increases a woman’s risk of developing at least seven types of cancer – including ...

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Insufficient sleep increases blood pressure during night

A new research has revealed that people, who are exposed to prolonged shortened sleep, have a significant increase in blood pressure during nighttime hours. The study led by Mayo Clinic researchers examined healthy and normal weight people who had prolonged ...

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Energy drinks increase blood pressure in caffeine-naive young adults

Researchers have revealed that energy drinks increase blood pressure in healthy young adults who don’t consume caffeine regularly. Mayo Clinic researchers found that caffeine-naive healthy young adults experienced greater rise in resting blood pressure after consumption of a commercially available ...

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Single jab that helps you get rid of your double chin sans surgery

A new drug injection, which was unanimously recommended for approval recently by a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee, can help people get rid of their double chin without surgery. The revolutionary treatment, currently in the testing phase, promises to ...

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Quitting smoking increases beneficial metabolic effects

A new study has found that people who quit smoking have favorable metabolic effects. The study conducted by The Endocrine Society examined healthy, 1/2-to-2 pack-per-day smokers into an 8-week smoking cessation program, and observed a slight and transient worsening of ...

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54,481 primary students get scholarship

A total of 54,481 students got primary scholarship in Primary School Certificate examinations-2014. Primary and Mass Education Minister Advocate Mostafizur Rahman unfolded the scholarship results of the successful students at his ministry on Sunday. Among them 21,983 students obtained talent-pool ...

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