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People on diet tend to overeat in social settings

People on diet tend to overeat in social settingsWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : A recent research suggests people trying to lose weight are tempted to overeat when eating in a social setting.

The research has been presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions.

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For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chances

For older adults, shorter hospital stay can increase 'readmission' chancesWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : A study has discovered that shorter stay in the hospital of people of about 65-years-old and older, is linked to quicker readmission to hospital within seven to 30 days from post-acute care facilities.

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Smartphone notifications driving you crazy? This might help

Smartphone notifications driving you crazy? This might helpWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 8 : Do random push alerts, social media messages and noisy notifications on smartphones annoy you?

Relax! Researchers from Rutgers University in US are trying to help your phone understand you better, suggesting that by incorporating personality traits, the notification management system, it can help to manage notifications about when to interrupt or leave you alone.

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Old people should drink blueberry concentrate to improve brain function

Old people should drink blueberry concentrate to improve brain functionWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 7 : A recent research conducted on healthy people, aged above 60, shows that drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function and even enhances working memory.

The paper, "Enhanced task-related brain activation and resting perfusion in healthy older adults after chronic blueberry supplementation", is published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism.

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OCD patients find it difficult to learn about safety of stimulus: Study

OCD patients find it difficult to learn about safety of stimulus: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 7 : According to a recent research, people suffering from Obsessive Complex Disorder (OCD) are poorer at learning about the safety of a stimulus, in turn contributing to their struggles to overcome compulsive behaviour.

The study has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettes

Researchers study perceptions of e-cigarettesWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 6 : Daily users of e-cigarettes see them as about as satisfying or even more satisfying, and less harmful, than cigarettes, according to the results of a small study from the University at Buffalo.

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New effective treatment for children with migraine

New effective treatment for children with migraineWashington D.C.[USA], Mar. 6 : An effective treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel relief.

The research has been presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancer

Study finds common gene variants linked to gallbladder cancerWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 6 : A recent study compared the genetic code of gallbladder cancer patients with those of healthy volunteers at about 700,000 different locations in the genome.

Researchers say they have found several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop the disease.

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Here's why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your kid

Here's why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your kidWashington D.C. [USA], Mar. 5 : While millions of parents think using hand sanitiser is keeping their kids germ free, a recent report has pointed out the potential dangers of the product.

There have been numerous cases of kids suffering eye irritation, vomiting, and abdominal pains after coming into contact with hand sanitiser, a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.

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Math to explain our bodies better?

Math to explain our bodies better?Washington D.C. [USA], Mar. 4 : Our body is one complex structure, which boggles the mind and drives the work of biomedical scientists around the world.

But a pair of mathematicians has introduced a new way of thinking about these concepts that may help to set the stage for better understanding of our bodies and other living things.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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