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Body Language Reveals Inherent Personality Traits

Your body language reveals some of your inherent personality traits, says a new study published in the journal Interface. Our movements provide insight into our inherent personality traits, says a study that has brought together researchers from the University of Exeter, the University of Bristol, Montpellier University and the University of Naples Federico II. One

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When You Eat Matters As Much As What You Eat

When you eat matters as much as what you eat, says a new study published in PNAS. We must have all been nagged to eat on time at one point or another in our lives. Turns out that this has some truth in it, pertaining to our health: a new study suggests that when one

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Addiction to Mobile Phones Is A Sign of Poor Impulse Control & Impatience

Heavy use of mobile phones is linked with poor impulse control and impatience, says a new study – you can now understand that one friend of yours who is constantly into his phone. According to the findings, individuals who are impulsive and impatient will also be those who will constantly be checking their technological devices.

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How Resilient Are We Really As Humans?

Are we as resilient as it is made to sound? Not only is it a common concept among the general populations that humans are naturally resilient in the face of life adversities, but it has also been supported by a number of scientific experiments. However, a new study challenges these beliefs. It puts forward the

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The Air Your Mother Breathes During Pregnancy Affects Your Mental State!

Breathing in polluted air during pregnancy has been linked with children having regulatory problems when it comes to their thoughts, emotions, and behaviour, says a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Prenatal exposure to an air pollutant called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) might predispose babies to develop problems in self-regulating

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Trouble Sleeping?! Blame Your Tongue!

Having trouble sleeping?! You might have to blame your tongue! A new study shows a link between larger tongues and sleep apnea, a disorder whereby the patient will have interrupted breathing when sleeping. The findings are published in Saudi Medical Journal. Tonsils and tongues being larger than the average size has been associated with a

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Scientists Reveal Selfish & Altruistic Motives in Humans

Scientists were able to unveil selfish & altruistic motives in humans by observing interactions between particular brain regions. The findings are published in Science. Identifying people’s motives through a particular interaction between different brain regions has been made possible by a group of researchers from University of Zurich who were also able to demonstrate how altruism

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Happiness Can Break Your Heart Too!

Happiness can break your heart too, says a new study published in the European Heart Journal. This happens when happy events cause a heart condition called takotsubo syndrome, (TTS) more commonly known as “broken-heart syndrome”. The broken-heart syndrome, also called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is characterised by heart muscles being weakened suddenly and for a short period of

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Stress Boosts Spread of Cancer

Stress boosts the spread of cancer by making more freeways through which tumour cells escape to other regions of the body, and by increasing the speed at which this happens. The paper is published in the journal Nature Communications. We’ve been hearing it for all our lives — stress is bad for our health. An increasing

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Sleep Deprivation Boosts Pleasure In Eating More Unhealthy Food

Sleep deprivation causes one to derive greater pleasure in eating unhealthy food while also increasing one’s appetite, says a new study published in the journal SLEEP. So, if you want to lose weight, and you are one prone to sleep deprivation, you know what to do – sleep more! Numerous studies have shown that sleep deprivation is

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