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Fast mimicked diet reduces ageing in mice: New study

Photo Credits: Trocaire on Flickr A new research has shown that calorie restricted food that mimics prolonged fasting (PF) can regenerate and promote longevity in mice. A new research by University of Southern California has found that feeding mice with calorie restricted food that mimics fasting for just 4 days produced results – encouraged regeneration in multiple organs/systems and increased ...

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Slap Therapy Kills Small Boy Suffering from Diabetes: Chinese Healer Flees

Police in Australia on Friday launched a probe into the death of a diabetic seven-year-old boy who died here after attending a “slapping therapy” workshop conducted by a self-proclaimed Chinese healer. Aidan Fenton was getting treatment from the alternative Chinese medicine workshop at the Tasly Healthpac Centre in Hurstville when he died, The Daily Telegraph reported. Police have spoken to ...

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Occasional fasting may help you live longer: Study

Intermittent fasting may actually help people live longer and healthier, says a study after experimenting on mice that has shown to extend lifespan and to improve age-related diseases. “We found that intermittent fasting caused a slight increase in SIRT3, a well-known gene that promotes longevity and is involved in protective cell responses,” said Michael Guo, a student at Harvard Medical School. ...

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Rajinikanth Film ‘Lingaa’ Distributors Up in Arms, Seek Money Back, Ponder Fasting, Approach Court

Demanding compensation for the loss incurred in Rajinikanth-starrer “Lingaa”, distributor R. Singaravadivelan, who distributed the film in Thanjavur and Trichy districts, has sought the permission of the Madras High Court to go on fast in Chennai. Singaravadivelan of Marina Pictures submitted his petition to the court on Tuesday. “Since most distributors suffered heavy losses due to the failure of the film, ...

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Fasting During Festivals Good for Brain, to Boost Memory, Learning Skills: Study

Exercise tops the list of recommendations of neruologists for long but now they are adding occasional fasting, which is not new to Indians who observe fasting on festivals, especially during the Shivratri among others. New research shows that fasting not only increases memory but also enhances quick learning skills as it boosts the brain’s neurons. In their experiment on animals ...

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