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‘Diet’ Foods Can Lead to Weight Gain & Brain Inflammation

‘Diet’ foods loaded with sugar might be leading to weight gain, suggests a new study published in the journal Physiology and Behavior. The negative consequences may also include brain and gut inflammation. Obesity remains an epidemic in our contemporary world. The blame is usually placed on the consumption of high-fat foods. However, they are not

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Venomous Fish: The Secret To Treating Pain & Cancer?

When we hear of venomous animals, we will, most likely, immediately think of snakes. But, did you know that thousands of fish species are also venomous, capable of inflicting severe pain? Even more interestingly, separate teams of scientists are endeavouring to find out how we can use specific fish venoms to treat pain, cancer, and other medical

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Diet Sodas are Bad for your Brain & Heart

Diet sodas are bad for your brain, and your heart, suggests two studies published by the same authors in the journals Alzheimer’s & Dementia and Stroke respectively. Sodas damage both your brain and your heart. Consuming excess sugar, mostly in the form of fructose found in these drinks, has been linked with higher risks of

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Runny Nose All Year Round? Blame Air Pollution!

You have a runny nose throughout the year, regardless of season? The culprit might be air pollution, suggests a new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. Exposure to dirty air can lead to chronic inflammation of the nasal and sinus tissues, according to the new study conducted by Johns Hopkins

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Using Addictive Nuts to Quit Smoking

An addictive nut might relieve tobacco smokers from nicotine addiction, thereby helping them to quite smoking, suggests a new study recently presented at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The addictive areca nuts from Southeast Asia—the answer to quitting tobacco smoking. A team of researchers have discovered a range

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Daily Tea Drinking Protects From Alzheimer’s

Drinking tea decreases the risk of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s, suggests a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. Drink tea daily! Daily consumption of tea has been linked with a lower risk of cognitive decline in the elderly population in a new study conducted by researchers from the National University

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Levels of Dopamine (‘Happiness Molecule’) Decrease During Migraines

Dopamine levels fall during migraines, as shown by brain scans generated from a new study published in the journal Neurology. Brain scans done by a team of researchers from the University of Michigan show a fall in dopamine levels during migraine attacks. The happiness molecule fluctuates in concentration as the headache persists, worsening the symptoms.

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Scientists Discover Way To Reverse Ageing Process

Let’s reverse the otherwise one-way process of ageing, and run to Mars! Turning back the clock of life might not be such a myth after all. Or so suggests a new study published in the journal Science. How do we reverse ageing? Is this even possible? The answer would lie in understanding how damaged DNA

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Improving Memory With Magnets

Our ability to remember sounds can be boosted with magnetic stimulation, suggests a new study published in the journal Neuron. Remembering and manipulating (in our minds) the sounds to which we are exposed is absolutely crucial for human life since this ability allows us to understand sentences, and thus to communicate. How does sound memory

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Lack of Activity Weakens Bones in Teenagers

A lack of activity among teenagers can lead to the weakening of their bones, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The term “lazy bones” may have more truth in it than we think. Inactivity among teens has been linked with weaker bones as opposed to their counterparts who

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Your Lungs Can Make Blood—New Study Reveals Unknown Role

Lungs not only breathe, but they also produce blood! A new study published in the journal Nature reveals this unknown role of the lungs. The established role of lungs is breathing. Through them, the blood is provided with oxygen, and purified from carbon dioxide. The new study extends their intimacy with blood even further: the lungs are

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48-Hour Sexual ‘Afterglow’ Bonds Spouses Together!

The purpose of sex goes beyond reproduction and pleasure: it also promotes bonding between partners through a sexual ‘afterglow’ that lasts for two days, suggests a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Following sex, partners experience an ‘afterglow’ that extends for a period of 48 hours, thereby boosting the quality of their relationship

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