Benefits of water aerobics

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How about working hard under the sun without sweating and panting for breath? If you’re thinking it’s impossible to workout under the blazing sun without feeling even a hint of the heat…. try out the water aerobics! Aerobics is one the greatest way to get in shape and doing the part in water can be...

Myths, misperceptions and fears about condom use

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Desire closeness with your partner and long for some “good moment” sex but you are petrified about the right contraception method? One of the best contraception methods is using a condom. There are many insecurities and myths about condom use and we at MedGuru try to clear a few “condom facts” for you. Don’t feel...

Some dietary supplements can cause liver damage

According to a new research by the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network, diet supplements may help you look better but some of them come with an ugly tradeoff- a potential risk of liver damage. Data analysis by liver specialists found that unregulated herbal and dietary supplements were implicated in 20 percent of liver injury cases that...

Kidney Stones: Causes and Symptoms

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Kidneys perform their most important task of filtering blood in the body. They cleanse the body and excrete its waste in form of urine. During this recurrent cleansing mechanism some waste chemicals and minerals cling together to form hard, rock-like crystal deposits, called kidney stones. Kidney stones vary in size and shape. Generally the small sized...

Cheap tea may prove expensive for your heath

People who opt for cheaper supermarket blends of tea could be at a higher risk of bone and teeth problems, researchers, including an Indian origin scientist, have claimed. Black tea and the world's most consumed beverage may contain higher concentrations of fluoride according to researchers at Medical College of Georgia. There could be a...

Yoga your way to increased concentration:

Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration. The experiment: During the experimental yoga sessions participants...

Being tall may not be that charming after all

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown. Every 10 centimetre (3.94 inches) increase in height raised the risk of post-menopausal women developing any cancer by 13%, the US study showed. Being 10 centimetres taller boosted the risk of kidney, rectum, thyroid and blood cancers...

Why aspirin helps some and not others

Ever wondered why aspirin works on some and not on others? Well, researchers have just found the answer to this riddle. Researchers including an Indian origin have shed some light on why aspirin benefits some people and not others. Researchers at Duke Medicine developed a blood-based test of gene activity that has been shown to accurately identify...

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