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Watching Too Much TV Can Kill You

1. Watching too much TV can kill you
Following recent research which has shown too much time spent sitting down at work is bad for our health, a new US study has now found that hours spent in front of the television could also have a negative impact on health outcomes, by increasing the chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots. With watching TV the most common sedentary behavior around the world, researchers from the University of Minnesota set out to assess the possible link between the activity and the risk of developing a common and potentially fatal blood clot in the vein called venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Source: The Citizen

2. Wine May Be Linked With Healthier Arteries For Diabetics: Study
According to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, some diabetics with plaque build-up in their arteries may have less debris in their blood vessels after adding wine to their diets. For the study, researchers examined data on about 224 people with type-2 diabetes who normally didn’t drink alcohol, but were randomly assigned to follow a Mediterranean diet and drink approximately one glass of red wine or white wine daily. The results suggested that 45 percent of people had a detectable plaque at the start of the study. Two years later, researchers did not see any significant increase in the plaque for any of the participants with ultrasounds, regardless of whether they drank wine. However, among the people who started out with the most plaque in their arteries, there was a small but meaningful reduction in these deposits by the end of the study.
Source: NDTV News

3. New drug may extend women’s fertility by six years
Scientists have identified a drug that extends egg viability in worms and could theoretically extend women’s fertility by three to six years. “As early as the mid-30s, women start to experience declines in fertility, increased rates of miscarriage and maternal age-related birth defects,” said Coleen Murphy from the Princeton University in the US.
Source: Deccan Herald

4. 8 Natural Ways To Fight Depression
Depression is a mood disorder characterized by persistently low mood and a feeling of sadness, loneliness, and loss of interest. It is one of the most common conditions prevalent across the world with around 150 million people suffering from it. A doctor can help you out in such cases but unfortunately, due to social stigma, most of us don’t opt to do that. Fortunately, there are some home remedies that can lift up your mood and help you fight depression. Here are few natural remedies that may help you come out of depression.
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