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Study finds precise technique for tracking dopamime in brain

Study finds precise technique for tracking dopamime in brainWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 : According to a new study, researchers have found a new way to track dopamime in brain, much more precisely than previously possible, which allowed scientists to gain insight into dopamine's roles in learning, memory, and emotion.

The study was published in the journal Lab on a Chip.


Cigarettes block self-healing processes in lungs: Study

Cigarettes block self-healing processes in lungs: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 3 : Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), and their international colleagues have reported this in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.


Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladder

Doctors successfully remove 838 gallstones from patient's gallbladderNew Delhi [India], Mar. 3 : Doctors at Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, recently managed a highly unusual and complex case where a patient, suspected of having a cancerous tumour, was instead found with 838 stones in her gallbladder.

After a correct diagnosis was reached, the surgery was successfully conducted ensuring patient recovery.


You may never know your partner is hiding emotions: Study

You may never know your partner is hiding emotions: StudyWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 3 : Even the most blissful of couples in long-running, exclusive relationships may be fairly clueless when it comes to spotting the ploys their partner uses to avoid dealing with emotional issues, suggests new research from psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis.

The study has been published in the Journal of Personality.


Doctors missing 'subtle signs' of imminent heart attacks: Study

Doctors missing 'subtle signs' of imminent heart attacks: StudyWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 2 : Heart attack early warning signs are being missed by doctors, according to new research which found that around 16 per cent of people who die from them are admitted to hospital for other reasons in the 28 days prior to their death.

The study has been published in The Lancet Public Health journal.


Suicide prediction now possible!

Suicide prediction now possible!Washington D.C.[USA], Mar. 2 : A groundbreaking project led by a Florida State University researcher makes an exponential advance in suicide prediction, potentially giving clinicians the ability to predict who will attempt suicide up to two years in advance with 80 percent accuracy.

The study will be published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.


Here's some good news for asthma sufferers

Here's some good news for asthma sufferersWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 2 : Improved treatments for people with severe asthma are a 'step closer' after a research team led by the University of Leicester identified a breakthrough in the cause of airway narrowing.

The study has been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


This drug reduces type 2 diabetes by 80 percent

This drug reduces type 2 diabetes by 80 percentWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 1 : A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo.

The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was tested on overweight people with 'prediabetes'. This is also known as 'borderline diabetes,' and is characterised by slightly increased blood sugar levels. The condition often leads to type 2 diabetes when untreated.


Community based clubs help improve heart-health in black women: Study

Community based clubs help improve heart-health in black women: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 1 : Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Black/African American women in the US and more Black/African American women die every year from heart disease compared to their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Sleeping with stuffed toys help children to read: Study

Sleeping with stuffed toys help children to read: StudyWashington D.C.[USA], Mar.1 : Sending stuffed animals for a sleepover at the library encourages children to read with them, even long after the sleepover took place, say researchers in a new study in Heliyon.

For the first time, the study proves stuffed animal sleepovers are an effective way to get children to read.


Patients with chronic pain prefer marijuana over prescribed drugs: Study

Patients with chronic pain prefer marijuana over prescribed drugs: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 28 : Canadian researchers revealed many people with chronic pain and those taking mental health medicines prefer cannabis over their prescribed medication.

This may be due to the feeling that marijuana is safer than prescription drugs.

The study has appeared in journal of Drug Policy.


People with long-term stress may be more prone to obesity

People with long-term stress may be more prone to obesityWashington D.C. [US], Feb. 26 : Beware and get your stress treated, as a study warns people who suffer from long-term stress may be more prone to obesity.

Researchers from the University College London found higher levels of cortisol - a hormone which regulates the body's response to stress - over several months is associated with increasing weight and more persistently, overweight.

The study appeared in the journal Obesity.


Want to stay fit? Interactive health apps may inspire you

Want to stay fit? Interactive health apps may inspire youWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 26 : Good news for those who want to lose weight without hitting gym or consulting a dietitian!

An online risk assessment website with good but controlled communication skills can promote healthy lifestyles, suggest a study.


Train your brain everyday to keep negative emotions at bay

Train your brain everyday to keep negative emotions at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 26 : Does recalling an unpleasant interaction with our boss make you demotivated?

Keep calm! A study reveals that self-guided positive emotional imagery training has great potential to improve the everyday emotional well-being overcoming negative emotions.


'Straight' women tend to orgasm less!

'Straight' women tend to orgasm less!New York [USA], Feb. 25 : 'Orgasm gap' is something all have experienced while making love.

A report in Fox News now says, a new study offers evidence to the fact that 'straight' women have fewer orgasms than men, or lesbian and bisexual women.


Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: Study

Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: StudyNew Delhi [India], Feb. 25 : A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance - despite very few having used stimulants themselves.


Fathers beware! Doing cocaine while planning family may affect your son's memory

Fathers beware! Doing cocaine while planning family may affect your son's memoryWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 24 : A team of US researchers warn, fathers, who do cocaine at the time of conceiving a child, may be putting their son at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss.

The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry.


Fish with higher levels of mercury may may put you at risk!

Fish with higher levels of mercury may may put you at risk!Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 24 : Waring for all the sea food lovers! Consuming fish, rich in mercury may double the risk of developing motor neurone disease.

According to researchers, the participants, who ate fish and seafood regularly, those in the top 25 percent, were at double the risk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) compared to those with lower levels.


Now, you can cure insomnia with placebo: Study

Now, you can cure insomnia with placebo: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 23 : Briton researchers have found a simple placebo may really work well to cure insomnia.

The findings, appeared in journal Brain, indicated that both neurofeedback and placebo-feedback to be equally effective as reflected in subjective measures of sleep complaints, which suggests that the observed improvements were due to unspecific factors such as - experiencing trust and receiving care and empathy from experimenters.


Legalising same-sex marriage may reduce suicide in teens

Legalising same-sex marriage may reduce suicide in teensWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 23 : The implementation of state laws for legalising same-sex marriage can significantly reduce the rate of suicide attempts among teenagers, reveals a study.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health found that state-level, same-sex marriage policies were associated with more than 1,34,000 fewer adolescent suicide attempts per year.


Beware! Zika can be a reason for miscarriage

Beware! Zika can be a reason for miscarriageWashington D.C. (USA), Feb. 22 : Beware to-be mothers! According to a recent study, Zika virus could lead to a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stage of pregnancy.


Drinking too much may age arteries over time!

Drinking too much may age arteries over time!Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 22 : Excessive boozing over the years might age arteries prematurely, especially in men, putting them at an increased risk for heart disease.


Chronic knee pain may be treated online

Chronic knee pain may be treated onlineWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 21 : A study has found out that an online intervention, combining home exercise and pain-coping skills training, provided substantial clinical benefits for patients suffering from chronic knee pain.

This model of care delivery could greatly improve patient access to effective treatments. Results of a randomized, controlled trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.


Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!London [UK], Feb. 21 : Looks like Yo-Yo diet is not that bad!

According to a report in the Mirror, a leading researcher in the US has found evidence suggesting yo-yo dieting is better than not dieting at all.

On a related note, studies found that people, who go through an endless cycle of losing weight then piling it back on, could be harming their health.


Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacterias

Don't be so clean! Obsession with hygiene could kill benefial bacteriasNew Delhi [India], Feb 20. : Good news for all those lazy-headed not-really-a-cleanliness-freak out there! Scientists have found out that the obsession with hygiene could even be turning some beneficial bacteria found in the human gut into "endangered species".


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