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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From iron to vitamin B12: Five common nutritional deficiencies among Indians

Carbohydrates, fat and protein are macronutrients and need to be consumed in larger quantities for energy production,while vitamins and minerals, are micronutrients which are required in smaller quantities, but if not consumed adequately can have an adverse effect on health. Among the many challenges faced by Indians, an often neglected one is nutritional deficiency. Good nutrition is critical for one’s […]

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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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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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