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Marriage Protects Your Mind From Dementia

S u m m a r y : Marriage may be linked with a lower risk of developing dementia, says a new study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Marriage Lowers Dementia Risk Get married to protect your mind from dementia! Humans are gregarious by nature—we do not thrive in isolation, and

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Heavy Drinking & Smoking Make You Look Older

S u m m a r y : Heavy drinking and heavy smoking add years to your face; the two have been linked with visible signs of ageing in a new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Looking Older Drinking and smoking are known to be harmful to health, and a

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Obesity-Gene Tells Cells to Grow Fatter

S u m m a r y : A gene variant is telling cells to store more fat, thereby fuelling obesity, says a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Is Obesity A Choice? Obesity is the result of a number of factors, like excessive eating and a sedentary lifestyle.

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Psychedelic Amazonian Drug (Hallucinogen) Treats Depression & Alcoholism

S u m m a r y : A psychedelic drug traditionally used in the Amazons thought to enhance people’s sense of well-being becomes a candidate for the treatment of depression and alcoholism. The new study is published in the journal Scientific Reports. What Are Psychedelic Drugs? Psychedelic drugs are substances that alter cognition and

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Butterfly Boy Gets New Skin From Genetically-Modified Cells

S u m m a r y : A young boy suffering from a genetic skin disease has been successfully treated with genetically modified (GM) stem cells that have come together to form skin. The findings are published in the journal Nature. Butterfly Children Children suffering from genetic skin disease known as epidermolysis bullosa are commonly

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Poor Sleep Tires Out Your Brain Cells, Making You Slow & Forgetful

S u m m a r y : Poor sleep tires out your brain cells, resulting in you becoming temporarily forgetful and inattentive, says a new paper published in the journal Nature Medicine. Tired Brain Cells Make You Forget Why do we behave weirdly when we are sleep-deprived? Ever wondered why you become inattentive and

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Virtual Reality Reduces Pain in Children During Medical Procedures

S u m m a r y : Using virtual reality (VR) during certain medical procedures, like blood draw, reduces pain in children, says a new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. A Virtual Pain-Killer Having to go through medical procedures is, undoubtedly, stressful, for both adults and children. Even the mere thought

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Push Ups & Sit Ups Prolong Life

S u m m a r y : Strength-based exercise like push ups and sit ups can prolong your life, says a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Do More Push Ups & Sit Ups The benefits of physical exercise are no secret to us. The human body is made in such

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Children Have Sleep Problems From Electronic Screens

S u m m a r y: Children are extremely vulnerable to electronic screens, much more so than adults, resulting in disrupted sleep, says a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Young Humans Are More Vulnerable To Screens Children and teenagers are more likely to suffer from sleep disruption that results from the consumption

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Fungi in Humans Linked With Obesity

S u m m a r y : Changes in fungi residing in the human gut might be involved in the development of metabolic problems like obesity, says a new study published in the journal mSphere. The Micro-World Inside of Humans We are not alone—our body cells are in close proximity with foreign cells, that

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