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Category: Health EN

CARDAMOM – A NATURAL STRESS-RELIEVER

Cardamom has long been used in traditional medicine to help improve mental clarity and relieve stress. It is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and can help boost mood and reduce anxiety. This spice is used in Ayurvedic medicine to fight depression, stress and other mental health issues. This and many other health benefits of cardamom are backed by science. In a 2016 study, rats with...
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Doctor: “Ultra-processed foods are to blame for the state of more than half the patients I see”

Last night, I got back late from work and, feeling stressed and tired, I raided the kitchen cupboards and scoffed a bowl of Coco pops, two pieces of toast and all the Tunnock’s Milk Chocolate Caramel Wafers in the biscuit tin. I knew what I was eating was highly processed and unhealthy — but the temptation of the short-term hit was too great to worry about any of the health implications. As...
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Give kids household things to play with instead of plastic toys, expert tells parents

Plastic toys may not be as cute and innocent as they seem. In fact, with chemicals like lead and phthalates lurking in them, plastic toys might be the worst companion to leave your toddler with. Associate Professor Dr Subhashini Jayanath said children could be exposed to lead simply by biting or placing plastic toys in their mouth. Children below six years old are at greater risk to the effects...
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Why Writing by Hand Is Better for Your Brain

By stimulating connections, it benefits memory, test scores, and more Handwriting stimulates complex brain connections essential in encoding new information and forming memories. Research shows students who take notes by hand score better on tests than those who type notes. People who write calendar events by hand are more likely to remember them later. Thousands of people now speak to their...
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8 WATER-RICH FRUITS & VEGETABLES TO EAT IN HOT WEATHER

Drinking sufficient water keeps you hydrated and helps regulate your body temperature in sweltering weather. But nature has another excellent source of hydration: fruits and vegetables. Juicy fruits contribute to your body’s overall fluid needs – about 20% of your total water intake comes from the foods you eat (including fruits, vegetables, and dairy products), the other 80% comes from what...
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THE PLASTIC PLAGUE IS POISONING US

Many things around us are made of plastic. Plastic may be convenient, but it poses grave hazards. > Chemicals from plastics have been linked to endocrine disruption, weight gain, insulin resistance, decreased reproductive health, and cancer. > Humans inhale and ingest microplastics through seafood, water, beer, and even salt. The average adult takes in about 2,000 microplastics annually...
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CAP:  Regulate Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in products

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the authorities to regulate Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in products and strictly enforce the laws pertaining to cosmetics and personal care products sold in the country. Presently cosmetics and personal care products are controlled under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984 and the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD)....
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Alert Raised in Sydney over Asbestos-Contaminated Mulch

Mulch containing asbestos has been found at 41 locations in New South Wales, including Sydney parks, schools, hospitals, a supermarket and at least one regional site. Tests are under way at other sites, according to recent news reports. As a precautionary measure, some parks have been cordoned off and some schools have closed temporarily. Health authorities have warned the public to steer clear...
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