Health

Eating garlic can turn your breast milk ‘garlicky’

Breast-feeding

Turns out, garlic is so strong that it can change your breast milk’s flavour! Food chemists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU) have found that garlic aroma is evident in the breast milk of women who have consumed garlic. This is caused by allyl methyl sulfide (AMS) – a metabolite which is first formed in a strong concentration during breastfeeding. Whether the ...

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Is high blood pressure an emergency?

If your blood pressure goes up, but you are feeling fine, chances are you will still rush to the nearest hospital emergency room, which, according to a recent study, might be a wrong move. Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent.   The ...

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Aerobic exercises will help you deal with heart ailments – Read

A new study has suggested that aerobic exercises like running, jogging, brisk walking and swimming help in restoring the cardiac protein control system in heart failure. Heart failure is a common end-point for many cardiovascular diseases. This syndrome is characterised by reduced cardiac output that leads to dyspnea, exercise intolerance and later death. Despite heart failure seems to be a ...

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Want to ward off urinary infection? Drink cranberry juice daily

Drinking a 240 ml glass of cranberry juice per day can help women to keep urinary infection at bay, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. The study suggests that cranberries can also aid in decreasing the worldwide use of antibiotics. Urinary tract infection (UTIs) is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or ...

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