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Dual n-back exercise the 'most effective' means to boost brain power, suggests research

The "dual n-back" is a memory sequence test in which people must remember a constantly updating sequence of visual and auditory stimuli.

18 Oct 2017

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Hypertension may increase heart valve disorder risk: Research

The findings showed that higher blood pressure in early life was associated with a significantly greater future risk of mitral regurgitation.

18 Oct 2017

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Here's how to care for skin and hair during Diwali

While we are busy ensuring that the festival of lights is welcomed with perfect preparations, we may tend to overlook caring for ourselves.

18 Oct 2017

People make traditional sweets for sale ahead of Diwali festival in Jammu. (AP)
How to ensure no weight gain during Diwali

Overeating, over drinking or going completely sleepless creates toxicity for your mind and body, and hence the need to fall back upon a 'detox' diet post Diwali.

18 Oct 2017

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Why boys are at higher risk of autism decoded

Scientists have discovered differences in a brain signalling pathway that causes autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to be more common in boys.

18 Oct 2017

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Ovarian cancer originates in fallopian tubes: Study

The findings showed that ovarian cancer cells have more in common with cells covering the tips of fallopian tubes than with those on the surface of ovaries.

17 Oct 2017

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Study shows how seizures can lead to memory loss

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to memory loss and other cognitive deficits.

17 Oct 2017

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Lack of social support may increase pregnant woman's biological age, cause birth complications: Study

Low socioeconomic status during childhood and poor family social support appear to prematurely age pregnant women on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, the study showed.

17 Oct 2017

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Essentials every man should carry

Two entrepreneurs share a list of must-have items for men.

17 Oct 2017

Have all the sweets and still remain healthy this Diwali. (EPS | A Raja Chidambaram)
How to have the sweet treats and still have a healthy, guilt-free Diwali

Two nutritional experts list what people can do to celebrate guilt-free Diwali.

17 Oct 2017

An ayurvedic solution for pain

The number of patients suffering from mental as well as physical pain has been continuously increasing.

17 Oct 2017

Smartphone-connected artificial pancreas help manage diabetes

Scientists have developed an artificial pancreas system integrated with smartphones to continuously monitor glucose levels of diabetics and automatically deliver required doses of insulin.

16 Oct 2017

New exercises help athletes manage breathing disorder: study

A novel set of breathing techniques can help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise, a study has found.

16 Oct 2017

Here's how you can get kids to eat healthy

Getting kids to eat healthy is one of the most challenging aspects of raising them.

16 Oct 2017

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76 genes that make bacteria drug-resistant identified

Scientists have identified 76 previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics, a finding that could bolster mankind's fight against superbugs.

16 Oct 2017

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Should small children be banned from watching all screens?

France urges parents not to allow children under three to watch TV, and American paediatricians also favour a total ban on screen time until at least 18 months.

16 Oct 2017

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MRI brain scans may help identify Multiple Sclerosis risks early in children

Clinical symptoms of the MS is diagnosed late in children, thus making it difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease.

15 Oct 2017

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Heart transported from Jaipur to Delhi to save life of 50-year-old

Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute performed a life-saving heart transplant in a 50-year-old male from Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

15 Oct 2017

Studies show Blueberries may boost attention in children

Eating flavonoid-rich blueberries could improve attention of primary school children, a study has found.

15 Oct 2017

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Morphine painkillers for the dying still rare in India

There are only about 250 medical centres with permission to prescribe morphine pain killers in India, of which 117 are in Kerala. Tamil Nadu features in the top three despite having only 20 centres.

15 Oct 2017

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Autism often linked to multiple new mutations, not from parents: Study

A recent study has found that most cases of autism appear to be associated with the appearance of new mutations that are not inherited from the parents.

14 Oct 2017