Benefits Of Drinking Wine

Sunday, 08 Feb 2015 03:40

Drinking a small quantity of alcohol daily, especially the wines, may be associated with an increase in life expectancy in middle-aged men.

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Angiogenesis And Cancer

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 12:09

Angiogenesis means growth of new blood vessels. In healthy people angiogenesis is finely regulated where blood vessels growth is limited when not further required. If the process of angiogenesis goes out of control, as in cancer growths, the growths tend to be well fed and therapy may not work.

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Human gut including the stomach and small bowel contains over trillions of bacteria referred to as ‘gut microbiota’. Medical researchers have found recently that diet can cause vital changes in the metabolism of these microbiota and cause disease. Good examples of gut inflammatory diseases caused by this microbiota are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, among others.

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What Are Dietary Fats

Sunday, 07 Dec 2014 12:18

Dietary fat or the fat you receive from food is important for your health. It has many different functions in your body including.

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Should You Eat White Bread?

Wednesday, 08 Oct 2014 00:00

The whiter the bread, the quicker you’re dead”- Old saying

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Your gut including the stomach and small bowel contain over trillions of bacteria. These bacteria are referred to as “gut microbiota”. Medical researchers have found recently that diet can cause vital changes in the metabolism of these microbiota and cause disease. Good examples of gut inflammatory diseases caused by this microbiota are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome, among others.

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Telomeres And Ageing

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 04:29

Let’s first understand what DNA means. Friedrich Miescher in 1869 isolated DNA from fish sperm and the pus of open wounds. Since it came from nuclei,(every cell has a central office that controls all activities within the cell called the nucleus), Meischer named this new chemical, nuclein. Subsequently the name was changed to nucleic acid and lastly to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

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Knowing about Parkinson’s disease

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 14:43

When you get up one morning, if you become tottery on your feet and tends to fall, and your writing becomes scrawly, the picture is suggestive of Parkinson’s disease.

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Living to 100 healthy years

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 00:37

Our genes help us to determine everything from our height to our eye colour to our risk of heart disease stroke and many other unknown diseases. We can today influence these same genes – in the direction of longevity.

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Delayed Treatment May Worsen Sciatica

Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 00:00

Some may get sciatica at some stage or other during their active years. Sciatica or sciatic pain starts on one side of the lumbar spine (lower back), and radiates down the back of one of the lower extremities. You never experience sciatic pain bilaterally.

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Are You Taking Enough Calcium?

Sunday, 07 Sep 2014 01:45

Calcium is required for maintaining good bone health, dental care, prevent colon cancer, and even reduce obesity. It is a mineral we need from the womb to the tomb, and kids need extra doses of calcium for growth and development. As we grow older too, we need calcium as our bones become fragile, porous and weak (osteoporosis). Most of the fancy diets we consume may not have sufficient calcium to maintain our daily requirements.

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Ebola: Killing Thousands

Saturday, 06 Sep 2014 13:32

What is Ebola? Ebola is a virus with a high fatality rate, and was identified in Africa for the first time in 1978. It is a haemorrhagic (Bleeding) disease accompanied with fever. Kristina Obom, director Advanced Academic Programs’ Centre for Biotechnology Education, states that the maladies addressed range from diseases that have reappeared in altered genetic forms. Such as the influenza virus and the West Nile virus turned into the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus.

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Our Kidneys

Saturday, 06 Sep 2014 13:27

Our kidneys do a great job by excreting toxic material and other chemicals that harm our body. Liver plays an important part in this function, in assisting the kidneys by detoxifying toxic material   from food we consume. In this natural detoxifying and elimination process, certain chemicals become challenges to the liver and kidneys. The obvious example that causes irreversible damage to the liver due to chronic exposure is alcohol, and kidneys also can bust due to chronic exposure to toxic chemicals, and lead to chronic kidney disease.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis And Air Travel

Saturday, 06 Sep 2014 13:23

Inner lining of all veins including the major deep veins have  smooth surface, and a valvular mechanism to help  venous (blue) blood that returns to the lungs for re-oxygenation to travel unhampered. With ageing plaques are formed in arteries, which obstructs the flow of oxygenated blood as in coronary artery disease. Such plaques never occur in veins under normal situation.

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Too Many Cooking Oils Not So Many Cooks

Saturday, 09 Aug 2014 03:42

In Sri Lanka, over 10 varieties of cooking oils are on the shelves of most super-markets today, but years back, no choice other than coconut oil.

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Stick to Brown Rice for Health reasons

Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 00:00

Humans have a long history of cultivating rice crops; rice was first domesticated approximately 8000 to 9000 years ago by people living in the region of the Yangtze River valley in China.1 2 3 Rice is now grown worldwide and provides food for more than half of the world’s population, especially those living in some of the most populous countries, such as China, India, and Japan.

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Almonds are heart shaped nuts while cashew which grows at the end of a fruit, is kidney shaped, and they both have similar health benefits for the heart, kidneys and rest of the body.

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