Not getting enough shut-eye can affect your productivity at work; here’s how

When you do not clock in enough hours, you risk sabotaging your performance at your place of work. By now it has been established that sleeping is essential for the mental and physical health, and overall well-being of the body. An adult needs at least seven hours of shut-eye every night. It helps the body de-stress and reboot after a […]

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Craving for some spicy food? Blame it on the weather

With the weather getting unbearably cold in the northern belt, it is time for you to 'serve it hot'. Have you been incessantly craving spicy food of late? Unable to contain your excitement at the sight and smell of spices? Well, science says that it is your body’s way of pushing you towards keeping yourself warm. Curious about the correlation? […]

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Scientists have developed a once-a-month contraceptive pill

Scientists believe this could be extremely effective to prevent unplanned pregnancies. This has been the first instance when such an approach has been used to deliver contraceptives. According to a report in The Guardian, scientists have developed a contraceptive pill that needs to be taken just once in a month. The same report states that so far the gelatine capsule […]

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Have you been taking your gut health for granted?

Bacteria, fungi and viruses — collectively called microbiome — in the gastrointestinal tract perform many important functions in the body. For a body to function properly, it must maintain the right balance of bacteria in the gut. You may not be aware, but there exist bacteria, fungi and even viruses — collectively called microbiome — in the gastrointestinal tract. They […]

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Curious about Stockholm Syndrome? Here’s everything you need to know

Here are some films if you are looking to understand Stockholm syndrome better: Three Days Of The Condor (1975), Buffalo ‘66 (1998), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Highway (2014), and even (an unpopular opinion) Disney classic Beauty and the Beast. In the 2014 film Highway, the character of Alia Bhatt goes through an dramatic arc when she is taken captive by […]

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Want to fight viruses this season? Let these herbs help you

If you are someone who doesn't like medicines, you can try these natural treatments that might help with viral infections. This festive season is also the season of sickness. While on one hand, people are busy readying their houses and prepping up for the many festivals, there’s the flu ghost hovering in the air, waiting to pounce. Everywhere you look, […]

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Skip these foods to keep your brain healthy

Here's a list to help you strike out the items that your brain can really do without.  There are numerous foods out there that are good for the brain. They sharpen it, shield it from potential diseases, improve memory and concentration. Then there food items and drinks that are not so great for the brain health. Here’s a list to […]

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Drinking hot tea may raise the risk of cancer, reveals study

For the study, researchers observed 50,045 people, between 40 and 75-year age group in Golestan, Iran, for an average period of 10.1 years. Tea is supposed to be consumed hot; once the heat escapes, the taste becomes bland. Most people enjoy drinking their tea, coffee and other such beverages piping hot, especially in the cold months. But, according to a […]

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Scared of spiders? Here’s what you need to know about Arachnophobia

A person who is afraid of spiders may not necessarily have the phobia. Arachnophobia is a serious condition where the sufferer is symptomatic and the symptoms manifest gradually. “I remember watching a movie where a mining accident caused the spiders to mutate overnight to the point they became uncontrollable and started spreading chaos in the town nearby. That sight sent […]

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Ear stimulation may help manage Parkinson’s symptoms, says study

The stimulation therapy was performed at home using a portable headset produced exclusively for clinical investigations by Scion Neurostim, a US-based device company. A gentle, controlled stimulation of the ear canal may help reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, showed that twice-daily stimulation for two months was […]

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