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Exercise-meditation combo, a weapon against depression

11 hours 7 min ago

Washington D. C, Feb 11 : Fighting depression can really be tough, but if you combine meditation and aerobic exercise together you can beat it, according to a new study.

The study found that this mind and body combination, done twice a week for only two months, reduced the symptoms for a group of students by 40 percent.

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A valuable weapon in war against drug-resistant malaria

11 hours 49 min ago

A valuable weapon in war against drug-resistant malariaWashington D. C, Feb 11 : A team of researchers has developed a new malaria treatment that offers hope in the global race to beat the parasite's deadly new resistance.

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Marijuana getting more potent than it used to be

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:04

London, Feb 10 : Smoking pot isn't the same today as it was 20 years ago, according to a new study that suggests marijuana potency is on the rise.

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Marching to different drummer `bad` for group success

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:36

Washington D. C, Feb 10 : To be a successful group, coordination is important and for that, you need to find companions, who march to the beat of your own drum, according to a new study.

The McGill University finding has the potential to help us predict for each person how successful they will be in a group task, depending on how similar their partners are to them in their internal rhythms.

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Eat barley to beat diabetes risk

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:18

Washington D. C, Feb 10 : Barley has come to our rescue as a recent study reveals that it can rapidly improve people's health by reducing blood sugar levels and risk for diabetes.

The Lund University study found that the secret lies in the special mixture of dietary fibres found in barley, which can also help reduce people's appetite and risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Study reveals past experiences affect recognition, memory

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 05:19

Washington D. C., Feb. 9 : Researcher claim that their recent research on the brain and memory can help in developing therapies for people suffering from schizophrenia and Alzheimer.

Researchers from the University of Guelph said that their work sheds new light on the internal workings of the brain, specifically regions involved in recognising and remembering objects.

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Seeing your glass half full leads to depression

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:43

London, Feb 8 : Your positive or negative thinking is more than just a personality trait. If you consider yourself an optimistic person, bad news: your sunny outlook makes you more prone to depression, according to a new research.

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Fast antidepressant may better treat depression: Study

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:07

New York - A compound already proven nontoxic and nonaddictive for people may effectively and rapidly treat depression, according to a new study conducted by a team of neuroscientists, including one of Indian-origin.

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Physics behind perfect pancake may help save eyesight

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:11

London - Understanding how to make perfect pancakes could help improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma - eye disease which may result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss, scientists say.

The appearance of pancakes depends on how water escapes the batter mix during the cooking process and this varies with the thickness of the batter, researchers said.

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`Wedding night sex` is waning

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:16

London, Feb 6 - A new poll has revealed that one in three newly-weds didn't consummate their marriage until after the big day, pointing out a decline in wedding night sex.

YouGov survey of the 711 married UK adults showed that nearly half of those surveyed stated fatigue as the main reason and one in five under-40s cited drunkenness as the reason for not making love on the big night, the Independent reported.

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Vacations help `creeping obesity` sneak up on you

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:18

Washington D. C, Feb 5 : You may want to start paying attention to your during holidays as a new study suggests that vacations can lead to weight gain and also contribute to "creeping obesity."

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World Cancer Day, take a step towards healthier life

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 06:58

New Delhi, Feb. 4 : 4th February, the world is celebrating and honouring cancer survivors today.

On this occasion, Dr. Vaneet Gupta, Consultant and Oncologist from PSRI Hospital is giving out certain details about the disease and is briefing how one should take care of their health.

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Every extra hour on couch ups diabetes risk by fifth

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 06:50

Washington D. C, Feb 3 : You may want to avoid too much sitting down as a new research shows that each hour of sedentary time is associated with a 22 percent increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Menu for `good and kid-friendly` breakfast

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 03:24

Washington D.C, Feb 3 - Kids need to eat breakfast to fuel their bodies for the day ahead and now, a new study has revealed the best way to get your kids off to a good and healthy start.

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Zika virus: Centre issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:48

New Delhi - A day after WHO declared emergency over the "explosive" spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the Centre on Tuesday issued detailed guidelines for combating the disease, including a travel advisory that asks pregnant women to either defer or cancel their travel to the affected areas.

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Zero Zika virus cases in India: Nadda

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:24

New Delhi - Stating that there is not a single case of Zika virus, suspected of causing serious birth defects, in India, the Centre today said it will come out with guidelines to prevent the disease within the next 48 hours.

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Zika virus: WHO declares international emergency

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 03:04

United Nations, Feb. 2 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an international emergency over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in America.

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New DNA test can diagnose breast cancer risk

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 07:21

Washington D. C, Feb 1 : DNA analysis of normal breast tissue can help doctors discover if a woman in cause presents a risk of developing breast cancer, a new study suggests.

The research, funded by The Eve Appeal and the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme, shows clear evidence that DNA changes are already present in the healthy tissue from women with breast cancer.

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Type 1 diabetes cure comes closer to reality

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 09:30

Washington D. C, Jan 31 - A team of scientists has been able to halt diabetic condition for six months with the help of insulin-producing cells, bringing the cure for Type 1 diabetes closer to reality.

Experts from US hospitals and institutions including Harvard University managed to transplant cells into mice, which immediately began producing insulin.

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Water crisis increases Zika virus threat in Venezuela

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:29

Caracas: Yurman Torres is standing in line at the foot of Avila mountain, on the edge of Caracas, to fill a large jug with water, a rare commodity in crisis-hit Venezuela.

The scarcity of water is just one of a long list of headaches for the struggling South American oil giant, but it comes with a particularly nasty risk.

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