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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Commonly prescribed drugs may up dementia risk: Study

According to the research published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, out of the 58,769 patients with dementia, 63 per cent were women. The average age of the patients was 82. Drugs widely prescribed to treat a variety of conditions including gastrointestinal disorders and bladder conditions may significantly increase the risk of dementia in older adults. The researchers from University […]

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Brain wiring changes when mastering new skills, says new study

While it is understood that a healthy brain is capable of learning these new skills, how the brain changes in order to develop new behaviours is a relative mystery. Mastering a new skill – whether a sport, an instrument, or a craft – causes new neural activity patterns to emerge in the brain, a study has found. While it is […]

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Unsalted tomato juice may help cut heart disease risk

At the end of the study, blood pressure in 94 participants with untreated prehypertension or hypertension dropped significantly, according to the researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan. Drinking unsalted tomato juice may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, benefitting those at risk of cardiovascular disease, a study has found. For the research, published in Food Science & Nutrition, […]

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Diet high on saturated fats might make depression more likely: Study

Absorption of certain dietary fats has a direct impact on brain-signaling pathways, which in turn influence the development of depression. A new study by a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and the Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, have revealed that eating a diet high on saturated fats might make depression more likely. The research team led […]

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Broccoli sprout extracts may help manage schizophrenia

Drugs used to treat schizophrenia don't work completely for everyone, and they can cause a variety of undesirable side effects, including metabolic problems increasing cardiovascular risk, involuntary movements, restlessness, stiffness and "the shakes." A chemical derived from broccoli sprouts can be used to manage schizophrenia symptoms, scientists have found, paving the way for treatments that reduces unwanted side effects of […]

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Urban parks boost happiness and lead to improvement in life satisfaction: Study

The study, published in International Journal of Environmental Health Research, states spending just 20 minutes in contact with urban park can help you cut stress, mental fatigue and boost life satisfaction. Spending 20 minutes in an urban park will make someone happier regardless of whether they engage in exercise during the visit, a study has found. According to the study, […]

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Cottage cheese as late night snack can boost health

The study found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and overall health. Switching to a protein-filled snack like cottage cheese can help you to have a positive effect on metabolism. (Source: Pixabay) Guilty about your late night snacking habit that leads to weight gain? Switching […]

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Air pollution leads to millions of asthma attacks annually worldwide: Study

Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide, affecting about 358 million people, said researchers, including those from the University of York in the UK. Countries like India and China may be harder hit by the asthma burden because they have large populations. (Source: File Photo) Air pollution may be to blame for up to 33 million emergency asthma […]

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High carbohydrate diet may induce obesity in some: Study

You would need to manage your carbohydrate intake when you are younger, but if you are unfortunate enough to develop Parkinson's Disease, a high carbohydrate diet will help you maintain weight said the researcher. The study explains why a diet high in carbohydrates induces obesity and diabetes in some but not others. (Source: File Photo) Researchers have identified a DNA […]

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