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Why picking up bacteria from friends could be good for your health

Chimpanzees who congregated together had more bacteria species suggesting friends passed on helpful microbes Chimps groom each other By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 8:02PM GMT 15 Jan 2016 Spending time with friends could be good for your health because they are likely to pass on friendly bacteria, scientists believe. A …

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Hidden Specialities of Dry Fruit

Dry fruits, the specialty of winter, are a good source of fibre that helps to keep the digestive system smooth and functional. Health experts said that dried apricots contain 6.5 grams fibre per cup, while fresh apricots contain just 3.1 grams. A recent study report from Harvard School of Public …

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Parents may not notice when children are overweight

Many parents don’t realize when their children are overweight and so they fail to help the youngsters shed excess pounds, an Australian study suggests. When researchers asked parents to report their child’s height and weight, the results suggested that about 16% of the kids were overweight and 6% were obese. …

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WHO states processed meat causes cancer

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a report on Monday pointing out that sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat “probably” does too, AFP reported. The report has put processed meat in into its Group 1 category of carcinogens. …

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