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Exercise your legs for healthy brain

Exercise your legs for healthy brain

LONDON: Exercising your legs is necessary for a healthy brain and nervous system, said a new study that showed that neurological health depends on signals sent by leg muscles to the brain and vice versa. The results gave doctors new clues as to why patients with motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy and other neurological

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

TORONTO: Drinking too much water can cause excess fluid accumulation, leading to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a lifethreatening condition that can result in brain swelling, scientists warn. A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) in Canada uncovered a key piece to the puzzle of

Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost

Reading books to kids gives their brain a boost

NEW YORK: Parents, please take some time out from your busy schedule to read books to your kids and also engage them in the process. Researchers have found that engaging with children while reading books to them gives their brain a cognitive boost. An important point to note is that while reading to children has many benefits,

Viagra weapon cancers

Viagra, a new weapon against cancers?

Viagra may the potential to fight cancer, according to a new study. The clinical research by Ecancermedical science found that the class of drugs currently prescribed to treat male erectile dysfunction can be included in the new trials for anti-cancer drugs. The researchers identified that selective phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors have the potential to be used in new

‘Night owls’ taking morning classes get poor marks

NEW YORK: Studying till late in the night will only fetch poor grades and it is high time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, stress researchers. Students whose circadian rhythms were out of sync with their class schedules say, night owls taking early morning courses received lower grades due to “social

Eating green leafy vegetables may reduce stroke risk: study

Eating green leafy vegetables may reduce stroke risk: study

Consuming green leafy vegetables may be a novel way to reduce stress and lower the risk of experiencing a stroke, a study has found. Intracerebral hemorrhage – bleeding within the brain – takes a high toll on working-age people in Nigeria and Ghana, with high blood pressure accounting for more than 90 percent of this

Blue whales

Blue whales are mostly ‘right-handed’, study finds

MIAMI, USA: Blue whales, the world’s largest animals, usually favor their right side when they lunge to catch food — a preference similar to right-handedness in people, researchers said Monday. But on certain occasions while moving upward in shallow water, these righties will almost always shift to their left to keep a good eye on

Healthy friendships

Healthy friendships may boost memory: study

Washington, Nov 2, Healthy friendships : Maintaining positive, warm and trusting friendships may not only reduce loneliness, but also sharpen your memory and boost brain function, a study has found.SuperAgers – who are 80 years of age and older and have cognitive ability at least as good as people in their 50s or 60s –

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Living near parks may boost brain development in kids: study

London, Oct 28, Living near parks may boost brain development in kids: study. Parents, take note! Children who grow up close to parks and green spaces may develop better attention span, a study suggests. Researchers from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain studied data from 1,500 children, collected during 2003-2013.Previous studies have already indicated

Skin helps regulate blood pressure: study

Skin helps regulate blood pressure: study

London, Oct 26, Skin helps regulate blood pressure: study. Skin may play a surprising role in hypertension, say scientists who found that it helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate in mice. To investigate what role the skin plays in the flow of blood through small vessels, researchers from the University of Cambridge in the

Teens trading sleep for smartphone time: study

Teens trading sleep for smartphone time: study

Washington, Oct 26, Teens trading sleep for smartphone time: study. Adolescents today are increasingly depriving themselves of sleep, and instead spending more time on their smartphones or other devices, say scientists who found that teens sleep fewer hours per night than older generations. Most sleep experts agree that adolescents need nine hours of sleep each

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Can’t expect children to walk 3 km to attend school: SC

New Delhi, Sep 10, Supreme Court Can’t expect children to walk 3 km to attend school. Children cannot be expected to walk three or more kilometres to attend school, the Supreme Court has said. It said to make the right of education meaningful, efforts should be made to have upper primary schools in such a

Coffee may cut diabetes risk

Coffee may cut diabetes risk: study

London, Sep 7, Coffee may cut diabetes risk: study. Coffee lovers, rejoice! Scientists have identified compound in the beverage that may cut risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.Coffee may cut diabetes risk: study. Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark also found that one of these previously untested compounds appears to improve cell function and

Top six apps enable students to earn pocket money

Top six apps enable students to earn pocket

Women have more active brains than men

Washington: Women’s brain is more active in focus, mind control, feel and in stress than men. 46,034 brains have been imaged in one research. In this research, women’s brain was found to be more active in some areas.Leading author Amen Kinikikas published and Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in America leading author Danial G said “the

Classroom turned into godown, kids sit outside for six months

For nearly six months now, the corridor has been the classroom for scores of kids at a government-run primary school. Day after day, kids as young as four have had no desk to sit but the hard floor, exposed to hot winds, dust and, of late, rain spraying into their makeshift classroom. Besides their first

Oxford English Dictionary added Chana and Chana Dal as new words

The Oxford English dictionary (OED) has recently added more than 600 new words. This time Zyzzyva has been named the last phrase of the dictionary. It is an insect found in South Africa. Mostly it is found there on or around the palm trees. This name of this species was kept in the year 1922

Pet dogs help older adults stay active

Study says Pet dogs help older adults stay active in daily life

Study says Pet dogs help older adults stay active in daily life . London, Jun 9 (PTI) A dog may help older adults to meet World Health Organisation’s recommendations of at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day, according to a new study. Health professionals could encourage dog ownership or shared

Low-fat or full-cream milk? Neither adds to your chances of having a heart attack: Study

Low-fat or full-cream milk? Neither adds to your chances of having a heart attack: Study

For long, public health experts have identified saturated fats as potentially harmful for cardiovascular health. A new study says consuming dairy products, including full-fat milk, will not damage health.The findings, from an international team of experts, contradict the view that dairy products can be harmful because of their high saturated fat content. The experts dismiss

Protein ‘switch’ in brain controls blood flow: study

New York: A protein “switch” within the tinywire-like capillaries of the brain controls the blood flow that ensures optimal brain function, a new study has found. Researchers from University of Vermont in the US have uncovered that capillaries have the capacity to both sense brain activity and generate an electrical vasodilatory signal to evoke blood

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