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Last Updated Thursday May 24 2018 05:35 PM IST


Facebook can make older adults feel less lonely

Facebook and similar social networking sites could play a critical role in easing isolation and making elders feel like they are part of a large community, says a study published in the journal New Media and Society.

Can vitamin B6 help you recall dreams?

Emphasising the importance of using dreaming time more productively, the researchers said that the average person spends around six years of their lives dreaming.

Ultra-processed food may increase risk of cancer

Increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods such as packaged baked goods and snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals and reconstituted meat products, may possibly raise the risk of developing cancers of the breast, prostate and bowel, researchers have warned. Processed food that accounts for up

Here's why mosquitoes bite you

The study dopamine - a brain chemical involved in reward learning - is a key mediator of aversive learning in mosquitoes.

New skin patch may help reduce body fat

Singapore: Researchers have developed a new type of skin patch that may reduce body fat and obesity by turning energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. According to the researchers, brown fats are found in babies and they help to keep the baby warm by burning energy. As humans grow

Higher income can scarcely buy you happiness

On the other hand, people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and were more likely to experience emotions that focus on other people, namely compassion and love.

Poor sleep may up depression risk

This is because chronic sleep deprivation reduces the proper functioning of putamen - an area of the brain that plays a role in goal-based movements and learning from rewards.

Know how to deliver bad news to people

So when it comes to delivering bad news, one should speak direct and not beat around the bush - as most people prefer directness and candour when they must hear something unpleasant.

How the brain copes with aging

As the brain begins to shrink with age, it increases communication between the two brain hemispheres to help older people compensate for the negative aspects of aging, new research has found.

Eat dark chocolates for healthy heart

Eating dark chocolates enriched with extra virgin olive oil may boost the level of "good" cholesterol as well as lower blood pressure-both known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, researchers say.

A supportive partner may be your reason to success

The findings showed a supportive spouse encourages his or her partner to embrace life opportunities by expressing enthusiasm about the opportunity while also reassuring and talking about the potential benefits of taking on the challenge.

Here's why women are more empathatic

The study findings of increased prefrontal cortex blood flow in women compared to men may explain why women tend to exhibit greater strengths in the areas of empathy, intuition, collaboration, self-control, and appropriate concern.

Troubled by bowel disease? Try eating chocolates

Consuming protein rich foods may foster a more tolerant and less inflammatory gut environment, which could mean relief for people living with abdominal pain and diarrhoea of inflammatory bowel disease.

Fight symptoms of depression with Yoga

If you are suffering from depression, yoga can complement traditional therapies and help reduce the symptoms of the mental disorder, researchers claim.

23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis

New Delhi: In India, 23 percent of heart failure patients die within one year of diagnosis, a study revealed on Tuesday, adding that the country is next to Africa where the rate stands at 34 percent. Of the total deaths, 46 percent were due to cardiac issues, while non-cardiac causes led to 16

Depression may alter brain structure

The findings showed that alterations were found in parts of the brain known as white matter, which contains fiber tracts that enable brain cells to communicate with one another by electrical signals.

Here's why chocolates are good for elderly

Chocolate's benefits can be attributed to cocoa bean, which is its main ingredient and a rich source of flavanols-a class of natural compounds that has neuroprotective effects.

Gut bacteria may help slow aging

Further experiments showed that some of the bacterial mutants increased longevity by acting on some of the worm's known processes linked to aging.

Hot weather may up gestational diabetes

Pregnant women should not expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above, as they would run the risk of developing gestational diabetes, researchers warned.

Brain games may not make you smarter: study

The researchers suggested that to improve cognitive function, people should better get some aerobic exercise rather than sitting in front of the computer playing these games.

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