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Not just cancer and heart problems, tobacco may cause blindness

It’s a well-known fact that smoking even mild or light cigarettes puts you at greater risk of lung cancer, and that smokers are at higher risk of developing mental illnesses. Despite knowing the ill effects, a survey found that 9 in 10 Indians smokers try to quit but fail. The doctors at AIIMS now provide an additional reason to quit smoking. They said that tobacco not only causes cancer, its prolonged consumption also may also lead to blindness, and often such cases are irreversible. They also said studies have shown that those who smoke tobacco, significantly increase their risk of

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Govt survey: Over 20 per cent Indians suffer from diabetes, hypertension

A government health survey conducted across 26 states and Union Territories has found that more than a fifth of India’s 125-crore population suffers from diabetes and hypertension. According to the National Family Health Survey-4, whose results were released on Tuesday, the overall incidence of diabetes was 20.3 per cent and that of hypertension 22.2 per cent. While there would be some commonality in the data — some people suffer from both — the actual numbers exceed the estimations. This is the first time the government has conducted a survey to find out the incidence of diabetes and hypertension. Source: Govt

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6 reasons you must wash your underwear separately  The Times of India

Researchers have shown that an average pair of underwear may have about a tenth of a gram of poop during a day. So, you put it into the washing machine along with other clothes and guess what? There will be about a 100 million E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus in the water. Source: 6 reasons you must wash your underwear separately – Why you need to wash your underwear separately | The Times of India

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The right penis size: Myths and Facts – 7 penis size myths you need to debunk 

52 per cent want it longer, 34 per cent want it thicker – or so says a survey conducted by a health website. Wanting a bigger penis size is like wanting a Ferrari – there’s hardly anyone who wouldn’t want it. Men always obsess over the answer to this one question in their lives – Are they big enough? But it is time we break it to them that the size of their willy may not matter so much. You got to clear the fusty air by stopping to believe the following set of myths about the right penis size.

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Tuberculosis: Simple ways to prevent the disease!

Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. It is also one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. Here are some ways to prevent TB: One should avoid close contact with TB infected people. If you cannot avoid contact with patients, wear a protective mask and gloves to avoid vreathing in TB bacteria. People who are infected with the disease should maintain a proper personal hygiene. TB patients should sleep alone in a separate, adequately ventilated room. Regular exercise is a must for all TB patients as it boost the immunity

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Up to 76 per cent of the world’s population is ‘overfat’ 

The term overfat, as opposed to obesity and overweight, may be more helpful moving forward in addressing this global health problem. An astonishing 5.5 bn people – up to 76 per cent of the world’s population – are ‘overfat’, warn researchers who say the new pandemic has quietly overtaken the planet and argue for a change in global health efforts against chronic and metabolic diseases. Read more at:  

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