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Brainwaves During Sleep Strengthen Memories: Study

Brainwaves During Sleep Strengthen Memories: Study

Using non-invasive imaging to identify the mechanisms that strengthen memories can lead to improvements in our understanding of how memories work.   Brainwaves produced during sleep helps us store new information in our memory, according to a study that explains how bedtime helps boost our learning. Researchers have known about the close relationship between sleep […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Researchers Find Hormonal Link Between Diet And Obesity

Researchers Find Hormonal Link Between Diet And Obesity

Obesity is a growing public health crisis, bringing with it many serious risk factors, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In a new study researchers have found that low levels of a circulating hormone called adropin predict increased weight gain and metabolic dysregulation during consumption of a high-sugar diet in a nonhuman primate model. […]

June 8th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Healthwise: Why you need 10 glasses of water a day

Healthwise: Why you need 10 glasses of water a day

Mild dehydration, even when not linked to hangovers or illnesses, can precipitate moderate to intense headaches, including painful tension headaches and migraines. With central and western India in the grips of a heat wave that has temperatures soaring well over 45 degrees Celcius in April, dehydration has become potentially as life-threatening as drug-resistant infections or […]

June 1st, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Netflix Show ‘13 Reasons Why’ Associated With Increase In Youth Suicide Rates: Study

Netflix Show ‘13 Reasons Why’ Associated With Increase In Youth Suicide Rates: Study

Netflix’s uber-popular show ‘13 Reasons Why’ was responsible for a 28.9 percent increase in suicides among youth aged between 10 and 17 in the US in April 2017, according to recent findings. Netflix’s uber-popular show ‘13 Reasons Why’ was responsible for a 28.9 percent increase in suicides among youth aged between 10 and 17 in […]

May 25th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

New Website May Help Eliminate Suicidal Thoughts

New Website May Help Eliminate Suicidal Thoughts

The site exposes visitors to dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), a form of psychotherapy that combines behavioural science and Buddhist principles on mindfulness and acceptance. Researchers claim to have developed a website which could be beneficial in decreasing suicidal thoughts.   Researchers asked more than 3,000 website visitors how they felt before they got to the […]

May 18th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Smoky environment increases risk of high blood pressure

Smoky environment increases risk of high blood pressure

Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13% increased risk of hypertension. A non-smoker should leave a smoky room or car until it has been cleared, suggest researchers as secondhand smoke can cause high blood pressure and hypertension.   “Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in […]

May 11th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

FOREVER YOUNG: Study Uncovers Protein That Keeps Skin Youthful

FOREVER YOUNG: Study Uncovers Protein That Keeps Skin Youthful

The prosaically named COL17A1 might not sound like a fountain of youth, but the new study suggests it does the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping skin intact and unimpaired.   Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in […]

May 4th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Just An Hour Of Weekly Walking Works Wonders

Just An Hour Of Weekly Walking Works Wonders

The study found an hour of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity allowed older adults to maintain their ability to perform daily tasks like getting dressed or cross a street before a traffic light walk signal changed. Just one hour a week of brisk walking staves-off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness […]

April 20th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Drugs Used To Treat Erectile Dysfunction May Cause Side Effects Affecting Vision

Drugs Used To Treat Erectile Dysfunction May Cause Side Effects Affecting Vision

In the study published in the journal Science Advances, researchers have captured for the first time, the full-length structure of the rod photoreceptor phosphodiesterase 6 (PDE6), an enzyme that plays an indispensable role in human vision. A recent study has observed that drugs which are used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, like sildenafil […]

April 13th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

DEPRESSION: Three Millennials Tell About Living With Bipolar Disorder

DEPRESSION: Three Millennials Tell About Living With Bipolar Disorder

In order to get people talking about mental health more openly, we spoke to three individuals who open up about their experiences with depression, bipolar disorder and having to see a therapist. The last line is something you will seldom or never hear. Because although it’s fine to casually mention that you’re going to the […]

March 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »