Water is a wonder drink that keeps all the living organisms alive. The unique physical and chemical properties of water make it very special. It was found that man can live without food for many days but cannot survive more than three days without water. Water plays an important role in overall maintenance of the body.

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Vitamin-D is a fat soluble vitamin. It is produced by the skin of the body from cholesterol on exposure to UV B rays of the sun. Because of which, it is also referred to as Sunshine Vitamin. Studies show that 5 to 30 minutes of exposure to sun, two times a week,

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) or Sudden Death has been in the news recently as there have been few shocking incidents in the football field. Let's see what are the danger signs of this sudden cardiac death. 

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Melbourne researchers have developed 'Smart Bandage' which changes color depending on the temperature of the skin beneath. Now it can be a powerful tool for treating wounds and monitoring infections. This was developed by Monash University team. Louise van der Werff, a PhD student said the Smart Bandage will help in the quicker treatment of chronic wounds.  

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Statistical surveys conducted by the renowned Imperial College and Harvard Universities of London have come up with the fact that the number of people who are falling victims to Diabetes have doubled recently. They have revealed that diabetic patients have increased from 15.30crores to 34.70crores which is really alarming.

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If we spend 15 minutes a day for exercise, we will be able to increase our life span by 3 years, also probability of death can be reduced by 14%. If we do another 15 minutes of physical work, we can further reduce the probability of death by another 4%. This was invented by National Health Research Institute in Taiwan by observing more than 4 lakh people. It was also discovered in the research that exercise can reduce the risk of cancer too.

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We were always aware of the risks of a high sodium diet. A new study revealed that the combination of high sodium and low potassium in our diet can increase the risks of cardiovascular disease and even cause death.  The lead researcher Dr. Frank B. Hu, who is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, says that, the independent action of the two minerals, as high salt or low potassium is not as risky as a combination of the two.

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Studies have indicated that banked blood, especially the blood that is stored for longer period is inferior in its function. During the period of storage, blood looses its ability to transport oxygen. Timothy J. McMahon, M.D., PhD, who is an associate professor of medicine at Duke, says it is important to find methods to optimize and maximize the shelf life of the stored blood. 

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Pregnancy is believed to be the most beautiful stage in a woman’s life. However, this beautiful phase is accompanied by its baggage of fatigue, tiredness, and other woes. It is common to feel debilitated and tired during pregnancy. The body has to work to support not just the mother, but also the foetus in the womb. The mother’s body has to nurture another evolving life. The course of expectancy involves various hormonal changes besides the physical.

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