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Bridal makeup trends: ‘More brides are asking for a smoky eye’

(Relaxnews) – Paris-based freelance makeup artist Sanni Sorma talked to Relaxnews about this season’s bridal trends and how to get ready for the big day. What are brides asking for this season?  This spring there are more and more brides asking for a smoky eye. They...
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Green tea boosts working memory, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – A beverage with multiple benefits, green tea has inspired a number of research projects in recent years. One of the latest studies on the subject, published in the journal Psychopharmacology, offers additional evidence on how the drink can improve working...
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Lab clue to caffeine benefit on Alzheimer’s

(PARIS-AFP) – French and German researchers on Wednesday said they had found evidence in the lab to back theories that drinking caffeine has a preventive effect on Alzheimer’s disease. In mice, regular doses of caffeine inhibited the growth of tau, a protein that...
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Adult circumcision could potentially halve risk of prostate cancer

(Relaxnews) – When performed on men over the age of 35, circumcision could reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer by nearly half, according to a Canadian study published in the British Journal of Urology International. The study’s authors emphasize that the...
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Electronic skin patch joins health tracking market

(Relaxnews) – Just as bracelets such as Fitbit are beginning to catch on, researchers have developed an even more discreet wearable health monitoring device. A new skin patch is able to track various health indicators and send data wirelessly to a PC or smartphone. This...
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Bridal beauty checklist: one month to go

(Relaxnews) – One month before walking down the aisle, it’s time for brides-to-be to start making salon appointments. Between massages and makeup, hair treatments and facials, here is a timeline of when to fit in both essential and optional beauty treatments before the big...
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PH women score high in Asia-Pacific well-being index

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Women in developing countries like the Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia have more positive views of their own well-being compared to their developed counterparts, according to the MasterCard Index of Well-Being. The inaugural index, based on a survey of 16...
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Stress may make getting pregnant more difficult: study

(Relaxnews) – A couple trying to conceive can face a lot of stress, particularly if complications arise. Yet can stress affect the ability to conceive? A new study points to yes. Courtney Denning-Johnson Lynch, director of reproductive epidemiology at the Ohio State...
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American Heart Association, Union Bank issue LA challenge: Lace up and walk 25 million steps on National Walking Day

LOS ANGELES  – Americans are spending more time than ever sitting in front of computer screens – which means less time being active. That’s why the American Heart Association (AHA) has designated the first Wednesday of April as National Walking Day, which is on April 2 this year....
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Dark chocolate’s healthy effects due to actions of gut bacteria

(Relaxnews) – The idea that dark chocolate is good for your health is nothing new, however the exact reason why it’s so darn beneficial has remained something of a mystery…until now. Researchers have discovered a specific stomach bacteria that breaks down...