Health & Living

Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'

The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests.

BBC, Jan 12 2017

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Key indicators linking violence and mental illness identified

US researchers claim to have found the risk factors associated with adults having mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence.

IANS, Dec 25 2016

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Our memory records physical sensations too

A new research in cognitive science suggests that our memory also records physical sensations as part of the words stored.

IANS, Dec 25 2016

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Ways to lose post pregnancy weight

It is very important to take care of your body after delivering a baby as the body becomes very weak internally and externally because of hormonal changes in the young mother. Keep yourself hydrated and consume adequate calories, says an expert.

IANS, Dec 25 2016

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Processed meat 'could be bad for asthma'

Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers.

BBC, Dec 21 2016

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Action plan for healthy winter skin

Adverse effects of the winter season on one's skin can be minimised if you prepare for it in the right manner, says an expert.

IANS, Dec 19 2016

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Talk therapy alone can treat social phobia effectively

In a finding that could put an end to the use of medication in the treatment of social anxiety disorder, researchers have shown that structured talk therapy or cognitive alone has the potential to cure social phobia.

IANS, Dec 18 2016

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Smartphone addiction may up obesity risk in adolescents

Is your child spending more than five hours on digital devices such as tablets and smartphones? A new study warns that he or she may be 43 per cent more likely to be at risk of obesity.

IANS, Dec 16 2016

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Prevent hypertension, diabetes in mid-life to lower heart failure risk

Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes in mid-life -- between the age of 45 and 55 years -- can result in an 86 per cent lower risk of heart failure throughout the remainder of life, says a research.

IANS, Nov 29 2016

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Your love for coffee may prevent risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

If you drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day, new research spells good news for you! A moderate intake of coffee may provide protection against age-related cognitive decline and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, says recent research.

IANS, Nov 29 2016

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Shorter sleep may increase consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks

People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study

IANS, Nov 12 2016

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