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Head Impacts in Football Cause Brain Changes

Head impacts in football might be leading to changes in the grey and white matter of the brain, says a new study presented at Radiological Society of North America‘s (RSNA) annual meeting. The researchers, led by Elizabeth Moody Davenport from Texas-based UT Southwestern Medical Center, focused on high school football players, and the consequences of

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Graphic Images on Cigarette Packs Can Decrease Related Deaths

Graphic pictures on cigarette packs can decrease mortality and other tobacco-related consequences, suggests a new study published in the journal Tobacco Control. The study is the first to look into the effects generated by graphic images that serve as warning on cigarette packs. The team of researchers found that we can have fewer cases of mortality,

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Men Are Better (Than Women) At Recognising Transformers Faces!

Finally something men are better at doing than women: identifying faces on Transformer toys! Such are the findings of a new study published in Vision Research. Generally, women are either better than men at recognising faces or both genders are equally able. The new study is, therefore, surprising to the scientific world. The researchers behind

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Brains of People Who Do Not Like Music Explored

What is different in the brains of people who do not find music to be appealing? A new study published in the PNAS journal attempts to explain the mystery. In case you’ve ever wondered as to how does the brain of people who are not pleasantly stimulated by music work (a condition known as musical

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Distractions Benefit The Ageing Brain

Distractions might be good for older adults in carrying out certain tasks, says a new study published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Ageing comes with too many unpleasant effects that humankind has always attempted to tackle. Perhaps, distractions might do the trick? Ageing makes concentrating on specific tasks more challenging. Thus, if distractions are

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Injecting Human Teenager Blood To Your Body Enhances Memory

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Young human blood might prevent old bodies from ageing! No, this is not some vampire-story, but the conclusion to a new scientific study recently presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego. Acting Younger Because of Injected Teenager Blood Injecting blood obtained from teenagers can come with rejuvenating powers: when scientists tried

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Revolutionary Birth Control For Men Is Here. Discover Hormonal Injection

You don’t have to be female to take birth control shots! Males can, now, get the injections to prevent their female partners from getting pregnant, says a study published in Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Women normally have a wider range of choices for birth control methods, and it might even be considered

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With Age, The Shape Of Your Brain Folding Changes

The folding characterising our brain changes with age, says a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This change might be linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Ageing comes hand in hand with unpleasant experiences that youthfulness would never know. We go through a plethora of changes as we age, and

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Evidence for Right-Handedness in 1.8-Million-Year-Old Fossil

The earliest evidence for right-handedness has been found in a Homo habilis fossil. The findings are published in the Journal of Human Evolution. The Homo habilis has been found to be more similar to humans than to apes. The resemblance appears to include handedness as well. “We already know that Homo habilis had brain lateralization

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Migraine-Sufferers Have More Bacteria in their Mouths

If you suffer from migraine, you might be having significantly more bacteria in your mouth than usual, says a study published by mSystems. Migraines hurt like hell— says (mostly) every sufferer of the throbbing headaches. What causes them, one might ask. A theory states that migraines might be the result of the type of food

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Calcium Supplements Are Bad for your Heart

Calcium is good for your bones and everything, but taking calcium supplements is damaging to your heart, says a new study published in Journal of the American Heart Association. This finding is based on the evaluation of medical tests of around 2,700 individuals who participated in a heart disease study; the information, collected over a

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8 Glasses Daily Might Be Too Much For You

You might not be needing 8 glasses of water per day, says a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study focuses on human consumption of fluids. It is unique in its nature because it is the first revealing the regulatory mechanism that controls fluid intake. Conducted by a team

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