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Why Female Fertility Declines With Age

Female fertility declines with age because of the way chromosomes are shared during cell division in the female sex cell, the egg, says a new study published in the journal Current Biology. Looking into egg cell division Age-related female infertility problems might spring from a specific defect in eggs, suggests the new study conducted by

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Sleep-Deprived Brain is More Sensitive to Food Odours

When you’re sleep-deprived, your brain is more responsive to food odours, says a new study recently presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting. Sleep & Smells Humans are wired to find rest in sleep, and when we don’t get a sufficient amount of it, our bodies feel it, and generate responses. The new research

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Sexual Abuse in Childhood Speeds Up Puberty

Sexual abuse in childhood is linked with an accelerated physical maturation in young girls, says a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Abuse, undoubtedly, has negative impacts on children. Previous studies have shown that the latter’s psychological development can be affected. But, do the ramifications extend to physical growth as well? The

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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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Vibrate Your Whole Body Instead of Exercising!

Whole-body vibration might be as beneficial as regular exercise, suggests a new study published in the journal Endocrinology. Regular exercise is replaceable. At least when it comes to the benefits it generates on bone and muscle. And, in mice. The alternative is a less rigorous form of exercise called whole-body vibration (WBV), which requires the

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Itching Is Contagious Like Yawning! Blame the Brain!

Seeing someone scratch makes you feel itchy because it is a contagious social behaviour to which the brain is hardwired! The new findings are documented in a paper published in the journal Science. When you see someone scratch himself, do you suddenly feel itchy too? Itching is actually a highly socially contagious behaviour, just like

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Caffeine Protects From Alzheimer’s By Boosting Brain Enzyme

Caffeine and 23 other compounds protect against harmful proteins associated with dementia, by boosting the activity of an enzyme in the brain, says a new study published in Scientific Reports. A group of 24 compounds, including caffeine, have been found to boost a brain enzyme that is thought to provide protection against dementia. These results

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Head Injuries Change Hundreds of Genes Related to Mental Diseases

Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes that are associated with a high risk for certain neurological and psychiatric conditions. Scientists are hopeful that these genes can be fixed through those that control them, the master genes. The new findings are published in EBioMedicine. Discovered for the first time, these “master genes” are thought to control

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