Children concieved by IVF are just as healthy as children born naturally

Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) are as healthy as their naturally-conceived peers, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, compiled by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age, Xinhua news agency reports. Lead researcher David Amor said the results should provide peace of mind for parents of IVF children as the number of births from sperm donor conception has doubled in Victoria since 2010. “Women and couples who are choosing…

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Stop avoiding mushrooms! Grilled mushrooms are healthier and rich in nutrients

Love mushrooms? Boiling or deep frying may destroy its nutritional profile while microwaving or grilling them would help preserve its antioxidant capacity and other health properties, researchers say. Mushrooms are rich in dietary fibre, vitamins (B1, B2, B12, C, D and E) and minerals such as zinc or selenium, low in calories and fat, as well as important source of betaglucans — biologically active compounds with potential medicinal value. The results, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, revealed that frying induced more severe losses in protein,…

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9 Healthy Morning Rituals Models Do No Matter How Busy They Are

It’s basically a career requirement for supermodels to always look and feel their best before photo shoots (how else are they supposed to look good in front of a camera?). Knowing this, it’s no surprise models partake in a few healthy habits in order to keep their bodies fit, their skin clear and their energy levels up. Here, we scoped out the simple morning rituals that four models do every single morning to look and feel their best, no matter how busy they are. Lindsay Ellingson, supermodel and cofounder/creative director of Wander Beauty “I drink…

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5 Things Your Eyes Are Saying About Your Health

Eyes are said to be the windows to the soul, but could they also be a mini-preview of your health? Short answer—yes. Some medical conditions such as liver disease and high cholesterol can be seen by simply looking in a mirror. So, we tapped Largo, FL, oculoplastic surgeon Jasmine Mohadjer, MD, for the signs your eyes might be sending you about your health—and when to know it’s time to hit the doctor’s office. Bulging Eyes “Hyperthyroidism may first be diagnosed because of eye changes,” Dr. Mohadjer warns. “Patients may notice swelling of their eyelids,…

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Food for thought: How healthy are frozen fruits and vegetables?

Last month, actor and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow and tennis champion Serena Williams backed a US-based brand, Daily Harvest. It offers a range of frozen smoothies, soups, and meal bowls, made with predominantly organic superfood ingredients. Which begs the question: is frozen food as good for you as fresh? Wellness expert and nutrition consultant Tripti Gupta says, “Frozen fruits and vegetables lose their nutritional richness when they are exposed to extreme temperature change and moisture levels, thus causing nutritional depletion. In fact, fruits and vegetables are more prone to losses…

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You are what you eat: Switching to a healthy diet may ensure a long, healthy life

It’s hard to eat right all the time, but making small improvements by choosing healthier foods now and then may significantly boost one’s chances of living longer, said a US study Wednesday. The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality. Researchers at Harvard University tracked dietary changes in a population of nearly 74,000 health professionals who logged their eating habits every four years. Researchers used a system of diet-quality scores to…

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Experts Point at the Importance of Regular Sleep

A latest study published in the journal sleep reports that people who sleep less during the weekdays and try to make up for it by sleeping more on the weekends are more susceptible to heart ailments and diabetes. Sleep deprivation has severe repercussions ranging from mood swings, lethargy to even depression. Another research studied the effects of irregular sleep patterns in college students and concluded that “week-long irregular sleep schedules are significantly associated with lower self-reported morning and evening happiness, healthiness, and calmness during the week even after controlling for…

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Ambedkar University cutoffs are 100% for students from outside Delhi, lower for locals

New Delhi Ambedkar University, Delhi, announced its first cutoff list for undergraduate admission on Wednesday, keeping its cutoff for students from outside Delhi at 100% for history, psychology and sociology. The cutoff for Delhi students is relatively lower than last year. For admission to BA Honours with a Major in Economics, applicants from Delhi having humanities stream would require 88.75%, for science stream it is 92.75% and for commerce stream it is 93.75%. For outside Delhi students, the cutoff ranges from 92.25% to 97.25%. As it is a state university, 85% seats…

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