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Every individual comes under an unseen threat the moment he or she steps out of their home, which the metaphysical world calls the evil eye spell. The negative gaze can be delivered intentionally or unknowingly by relatives, friends, colleagues and even acquaintances, and the results can be destructive on your well-being. And, in almost all
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Last week, the world breathed a sigh of relief when a dozen Thai schoolboys and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave in a great feel-good story. Yet the future still remains uncertain for three boys and their coach, as they are stateless. Myanmar-born Adun Sam-on, the brilliant straight-A student who translated for the
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READ: Part 1 and Part 2 A curious aspect of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is that this syndrome is usually acquired after childhood. It is odd because statistically, adults have a smaller percentage of allergy sufferers than children – one presumes childhood allergens are better tolerated as one grows older and develops a more rounded (or
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A GOOD physical fitness level involves a balance between endurance, strength and flexibility. Sadly, unless you’re a yoga enthusiast, only a minority of us include stretching as part of our workout. Though there is still no verdict whether stretching helps prevent injuries, we should be doing it daily to keep our joints limber and feel
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READ Part 1 Negative reactions to food elements or environmental factors are known generically as allergies – which is technically a range of responses to allergens, which are the natural or synthetic compounds which provoke such reactions. All allergies are inflammatory reactions against allergens – and the immune system responses may be very mild (such
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There is a great challenge facing us all: sustainability and food availability. These threats many not feel as immediate as China/US/Russia/Syria tensions and proxy wars, or as ominous as the continuing Middle East confrontations. However, the growing global population and diminishing planetary resources mean we really need to alter our behaviour. In a TV interview
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People are not just people. They are an awful lot of microbes too. This quote from The Economist (2012) reflects the realisation that human gastrointestinal microbiota (HGM) is not just a collection of icky bugs lounging around in our guts. In fact, scientists now think that HGM should be classified as a human organ –
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