5 ways to lose weight on a busy schedule

Perhaps you are stuck working long hours in a corporate job with a boss who seems to have no notion of what work-life balance means. Or maybe you have a baby to tend to with two hyperactive kids...

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Difficulty swallowing pills? A gel-based solution is in the works

While it's common to turn to liquid forms of a given medication if the thought of swallowing pills gives you the willies, UK scientists say they've discovered a gel-based system that's more...

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Fake tanning SOS: how to fix mistakes

It's shorts weather, but as ever, the safest and chicest way to tan this summer is to fake (and not bake) it. But bottle bronzing isn't completely risk-free... so what do you do when fake tan...

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Swallowable gadget in the works to fight obesity

An electronic pill that enables you to enjoy your meal without giving you the urge to overeat is in the works at an Israeli start-up and making headlines in the medical community. Using an...

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Like shale oil, solar power is shaking up global energy

One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world's top industrialised nations. With nuclear power in the doldrums after...

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Food could be good 18 months after expiration date, says US authority

Each person wastes 16kg of food per month, according to the US Department of Agriculture (Usda), which is aiming to reduce that number, because it represents 21% of total available food in the...

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Marvel ‘Avengers’ women muscle into spotlight in ‘Ultron’

As the sole female Avenger, Scarlett Johansson had a bone to pick with Hollywood – not only were there few female superheroes, but they tended to be dumbed down. So when Marvel Studios brought...

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Silent glamour: after Diana, Kate reinvents job of princess

Few mothers taking a new baby home would want a crowd of photographers snapping them from every angle at the hospital door, but Kate, future Queen of England, is likely to handle the bizarre...

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French perfumer bottles scent of dearly departed

A French company has come up with a novel way to keep people close to their departed loved ones: bottling their unique scent as a perfume. The idea came to Katia Apalategui seven years ago as...

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Cutting calories could be key to keeping muscles young, study shows

It takes considerable self-discipline, but sticking to a hypo-caloric diet could benefit aging muscles, according to a study by researchers in Taiwan who used rats as their subjects. Calorie...

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Could the end of asthma be in sight?

For the first time a potential root cause of asthma has been identified along with a novel treatment using an existing drug, thanks to new research at Cardiff University in the UK. "If this...

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Researchers identify 6 types of obesity for targeted treatment

There are six major types of obesity, according to a study conducted in the US and the UK. To battle the disease more effectively, the researchers suggest, the medical community could recognize...

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Students develop system to prevent drink driving

If you've been drinking, you won't get far with AlcoStop, the automotive safety system designed by a group of students at the Institute of Technology of Cintalapa in Mexico. Unlike other...

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How do you tell a boy dinosaur from a girl dinosaur?

For extinct creatures like dinosaurs known only from fossils, it is notoriously difficult to differentiate the males from the females of a species because sex distinctions are rarely obvious from...

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Punjabis learn their language their own way

While the Punjabi language paper is offered up to the PT3 and SPM levels, the language is not officially taught in schools. So, where do the Punjabi students learn their mother tongue apart from...

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Bridalwear for spring/summer 2016 gets a dose of flower power

Bridal fashion next season is all about floral motifs, if the gorgeous designs shimmying down the catwalk at the New York Bridal Show were anything to go by. From delicate, wispy floral accents...

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Another study finds no link between vaccine, autism

Yet another scientific study has found no link between autism and the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), according to US research published on Tuesday. The findings in the...

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Vitamin supplements increase cancer and heart disease risk, study finds

A ten-year study from the US has found that taking above the recommended doses of dietary supplements, such as the common multivitamin, could be doing "more harm than good" for the...

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Teach children how to read food labels

Good eating habits could ward off obesity, says Tanda Kidd, an associate professor of human nutrition and extension specialist at Kansas State University who has made kids the focus of much of...

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Even smoking a few cigarettes is harmful, study finds

Despite decades of public health campaigning, many smokers think it is okay to just smoke a few cigarettes a day yet they underestimate their risks, according to researchers in France. "It...

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