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Low-Dose Marijuana Helps Reverse Dementia: New Study

Soon doctors may find a low-dose treatment for dementia with a marijuana compound as it is found to be helpful in reversing memory loss that happens to dementia patients and also improve cognitive skills. A study by researchers of the University of Bonn in Germany found that the brain in mice ages much faster when it fails to possess any ...

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Brain Too Blinks When Working Faster, Shows Study

ust as eyelid blink and you miss a couple of seconds in visual frame, even human brain blinks dropping a few frames of visual information. It may be just once in every tenth of a second but some people may be missing more than others, say psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Intuitively we have this sense that we’re viewing ...

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CERN Claims it Discovered Pentaquarks, Elusive Since 1964

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research has discovered a new class of particles known as pentaquarks, which could pave the way to understand the matter that all humans or animals are made of. LHCb spokesperson Guy Wilkinson said it represents a way to aggregate quarks, namely the fundamental constituents of ordinary protons and neutrons, in a pattern that has ...

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Low Levels of Vitamin-D Promote Depression Among Women: Study

A new study from the Oregon State University has suggested that there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in healthy young women. Young women with lower levels of vitamin D were more likely to have clinically significant depressive symptoms. “Depression has multiple, powerful causes and if vitamin D is part of the picture, it is ...

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Less Sleep Increases Blood Pressure in Night: Study

Those who suffer from sleep deprivation continuously may encounter increased night time blood pressure, facing heart attacks during the nights, says new research. “For the first time, we demonstrated that insufficient sleep causes increases in night time blood pressure and dampens nocturnal blood pressure dipping,” said lead author Naima Covassin from Mayo Clinic in the US. The study was based ...

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Yoga helps to lower depression or mood swings in pregnant women: Study

A study of 34 pregnant women has found that yoga can help them reduce depression or severe mood swings in them just before giving birth and that yoga is a feasible, acceptable, safe and effective method for them. “This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during ...

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WP Turns Tide on NASA with Volokh Conspiracy on Moon?

In a hoax-like story titled “The truth about NASA’s moon exploration”, published online by the Washington Post has given what Sasha Volokh wrote about the truth on the Moon and the story behind NASA. Volokh piece is in response to NASA news to send a submarine to Saturn’s moon Titan. Volokh has alleged that the US space agency has covered ...

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Save Rural Children from Wrong treatments, Suggests UK Study

Revealing for the first time that a large number of children die from diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural India due to wrong treatments provided by medical practitioners, a study has suggested better healthcare to save these kids. Rural India faces acute shortage of qualified doctors and quacks prevail all over these villages providing incorrect treatments for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia ...

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How Elderly People Can Prevent Fall, Improve Balance?

The elderly people often lose their balance while walking and in sudden movements but now a study suggests that they can improve their balance and prevent falls with a simple training exercise of catching a weighted medicine ball. Losing balance is common among the people as they age, and the anticipatory postural control or the ability to ready themselves to ...

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One cup of blueberries daily will reduce Blood Pressure: Study

For those with hypertnsion or high blood pressure (BP), eating just a cup of blueberries every day could help reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with heart disease. “Our findings suggest that regular consumption of blueberries could potentially delay the progression of prehypertension to hypertension, therefore reducing cardiovascular disease risk,” said Sarah Johnson from Florida ...

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Depression Also Leads to Memory Loss, says Study

Perhaps a known fact but it gets scientific fillip for the first time that the ability to remember information declines when people undergo depression. The link between depressed mood and memory deficit was not observed in a laboratory setting earlier, the researchers said and pointed out their study finding which showed that individuals with depressed mood lost 12 percent reduction ...

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How Brain Controls Muscle strength with Imagery Exercise?

New evidence shows a direct link between brain function and muscle strength in human body, according to researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The researchers have found that mental imagery exercises can prevent muscles from getting weaker after not being used for extended periods of time, which can help to treat patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, especially after ...

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Facebook Introduces ‘Sell Something’ Feature, Will it Affect Flipkart, Amazon Model?

After several trials and failures at selling something on its huge Facebook platform, the social networking website has come up with a unique feature allowing both sellers and buyers interact online bereft of e-commerce giants like Amazon or Flipkart. A report on the Next Web stated that the beta version is visibly noticed by some users as ‘Sell Something’ next ...

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Hug Therapy: Why ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ was Right ?

When Sanjay Dutt in ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ vouches for hugging and healing the stressed without love from society, it was a big hit and not soon, scientists have come out with an explanation that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick. A reserch team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs helped ...

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Friends Find People with Social Anxiety Disorder Not That Bad

People with social anxiety disorder may find it difficult to make new friends, but the relationship that they have with their friends is not as terrible as they imagine, says a new study. People with social anxiety disorder often overestimate how bad their relationships are with friends, the findings showed. "People with social anxiety disorder report that their friendships are ...

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Natural Food Supplements Give Relief to Arthritis-Affected Dogs: Study

To be developed for humans soon, an experiment on dogs, suffering from arthritis, showed that a new product from medicinal plants and dietary supplements has given relief in pain in dogs with no side effects and it has raised the possibility of a new form of treatment for human beings. “While acupuncture and electrical stimulation are two approaches that have ...

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Japanese Scientists Prove Single Gene Mutation Causes Infertility

Japanese scientists have discovered that a single mutation in a gene could lead to infertility in humans and not through a disruption of the production of egg or sperm cells but rather by leading to abnormalities in the morphology of the sexual organs – making natural reproduction impossible. The beta-catenin gene codes a protein known to be deeply involved in ...

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Poor Eating Habits May Affect Heart When Aged

Though it was known in general, a new study has proved that poor eating habits can affect your heart for a long time and the effects can persist long after dietary habits are improved as such habits alter the way genes express themselves, including genes related to immunity. This change in gene expression (epigenetics) ultimately keeps the risk of cardiovascular disorders ...

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Modified Parasite Killer Drug Helps to Treat Diabetes 2 Permanently: Study

A drug used for eliminating intestinal parasites, if modified, could treat the root cause of type 2 diabetes and not just its symptoms as the current medicines are, discovered scientists. The finding may revolutionize the Diabetes 2 treatment permanently. The Type 2 diabetes hits the when it fails to produce enough insulin and the major cause for it was insulin ...

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NASA Flying Saucer: Will It Help Us Reach Mars Sooner Than Expected?

NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project, known as flying saucer, was tested and a saucer-shaped test vehicle was put into near-space last month from Kauai island in Hawaii. The first of the three experimental flight tests of the project was meant to determine if the balloon-launched, rocket-powered, saucer-shaped, design could reach the altitudes and airspeeds needed to test two new ...

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