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Your Brain Has A Favourite Parent: Your Mom or Your Dad!

You might love your parents equally, but your brain doesn’t! Brain cells will give preference to the genes of one over the other, says a new study published in the journal Neuron. Regardless of whom you prefer among your parents, your brain makes its own choice! Its cells does not treat the two sets of DNA

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5-Day Fasting Diet Lowers Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer, & Diabetes

A 5-day fasting diet can safely reduce the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and several other health conditions, says a study published in Science Translational Medicine. A group of 100 adults enlisted their participation for the study: they were divided into two groups, one having to adhere to a special, low-calorie diet that

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Your Brain Loves Poetry Even If It Doesn’t Understand Its Meaning, Says Science

Your brain reacts positively to lines of poetry of specific construction styles even if you do not actually grasp the literary meaning of the writing, says a new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, which is the first to demonstrate this occurrence. Poetry is literary music—and your brain knows it. The new study shows how the

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Father’s Diet Affects Son’s Sperm’s Performance

A father’s diet can boost his son’s sperm’s ability to outcompete a rival sperm following mating, says a new study published in Biology Letters. Do males only transmit genetic material to their offspring, as goes the common belief that they don’t contribute anything else, or is there any other effect that they pass on? Biologists

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Baby’s Sex Affects Pregnant Mother’s Symptoms

The sex of a baby is associated with differences in morning sickness, and other symptoms pregnant women generally face. This would be the effects on the expecting mother’s immune system, suggests a new study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Women worldwide have reported differences in their reactions to pregnancy based on whether

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3D Artificial Heart Created by Scientists

Scientists have succeeded in making 3D heart tissue that is able to beat in synchrony. The artificial ‘heart’ is meant to assist scientists to better understand cardiac function. The findings are documented in a paper published in Scientific Reports. People have tried building heart tissues in the past—tried and not exactly succeeded. The majority of

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Consuming Whole Grains Linked With Loss of Calories & Increased Metabolism

Eating whole grains increases calorie loss, says a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Consuming whole grains in the place of refined grains increases calorie loss through a combination of lesser retention of calories during digestion, and accelerated metabolism. The health benefits of including whole grains in the diet are not

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Children Spending Too Much Time Indoors May Develop Myopia

Spending too much time indoors might be the cause of myopia in children, says a new study published in the journal Current Biology. Myopia affects over a billion people from all over the world, and its incidence is on the rise. Researchers are, therefore, putting in more and more efforts to understand the causes to

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Harmful Gut Bacteria Cause Hypertension

Bacteria living in the intestines might be causing hypertension, suggests a new study published in the journal Physiological Genomics. Our alimentary canal (the gut) contains innumerable species of bacteria, collectively called the gut microbiota. Normally, the latter assists us in the process of digestion. But, are they always harmless? Some of these microorganisms, more specifically

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You’re A New Person Every Time You Wake Up!

A new person every time you wake up? A new study suggests that your brain resets itself during sleep. The findings published in the journal Science. Our brains are reset during sleep, the latter being the price we pay to have brains that are able to accommodate for the assimilation of new things—a theory called the

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White Blood Cells Blow Large Holes in Your Blood Vessels

White blood cells, our body’s first line of defence, blow holes into blood vessels to get the job done. These new findings are published in the journal Cell Reports. White blood cells, also known as leucocytes, form part of the immune system which groups together tissues protecting the body by fighting against harmful foreign bodies.

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Woman Lives Without Lungs for 6 Days to Save Her Life

With her lungs out of her body for nearly a week, a woman with severe infections was kept alive. The feat was accomplished by a team of surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network (UHN). The case is reported in The Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. Bold and Risky Operation is a Success What

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