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Hyperhidrosis: A Human Sweat Machine

Hyperhidrosis is a clinical condition which a person sweats excessively on certain parts of the body, mainly on the palm of the hands. Pic: www.healthxchange.com.sgIt’s the same kind of reaction on that someone’s face whenever Iskandar (not his real name) shakes hands with somebody due to his overly sweaty palm. 

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Do Your Good Friends Feel Like Family? There’s A Good Reason For It

A study published yesterday found that people are apt to pick friends who are genetically similar to themselves. Pic: AFPWASHINGTON: The truism that friends are the family you choose may be more accurate than you might suppose.

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5 Stars Who Won Oscars In Their First-Ever Films

Lupita Nyong'o. Pic: ReutersActors who've been in the biz for years without ever snagging an Academy Award probably shake their heads and sigh when they think about these six celebrities rounded up by Biography.com—all of whom won Oscars for their film debuts.

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World's Priciest City Is Dirt Poor

One of the poorest parts of the most expensive city as seen from the air. Pic: APMost people in Luanda scrape by on a few dollars a day, but the Angolan capital has topped a list of the world's most expensive cities for expatriates for another year

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Silent But Healthy: Sniffing Farts Is Good For You

Pic: b4tea.blogspot.comTo put it one way, small doses of hydrogen sulfide help keep cells healthy and thus help ward off maladies such as dementia, diabetes, and even cancer. 

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Vixen Workouts Fuse Foxy Cardio Fitness With Girls’ Night Out

A woman takes part in the Vixen workout in Miami, Florida in this June 2014 picture provided by Jess Moore Photography. Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: Before the music begins members of the women-only exercise class, dressed in shredded tank tops, full makeup and wedged sneakers, pose seductively before studio mirrors and chant, “Yes, I’m sexy. Yes, I’m fierce. Yes, I’ve got this.”

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It Is Possible To Grin And Beat The Pain, New Research Says

Athletes are known for their ability to withstand pain, and new research says it’s possible to train the brain towards a new level of toughness. Pic: AFPLUXEMBOURG: Shedding light on athletes’ ability to work through pain, researchers at the University of Luxembourg conducted an experiment in which they conditioned subjects to numb-out their pain sensations.

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Volunteering To Help The Homeless And The Poor

Pic: Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR: Dirty and filthy, that is how some in the society view the homeless and the destitute loitering aimlessly in the city.

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11 Of The Most Extreme Junk Foods Ever Created

IT should come as no surprise that National Junk Food Day is traditionally celebrated on July 21—smack in the middle of the dog days of summer, when the streets run thick with ice cream trucks and county fairs boast the kind of fried treats that can only be described as “awesome” (both in the modern sense and the more dated, whoa, we are in awe of that usage).

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Don’t Blame The Weather For Lower Back Pain, Study Says

Lower back pain is likely to affect everyone at some point, and a new study says not to blame the weather/Pic:©Piotr Marcinski SYDNEY: It's not the rain, nor the temperature, humidity, barometric pressure or wind direction, says a new study that refutes an association between lower back pain and inclement weather.

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