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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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B-vitamin supplements may reduce schizophrenia symptoms

B-vitamin supplements may reduce schizophrenia symptomsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : A team on Briton researchers has found that while treating schizophrenia patients, add-on treatments with high-dose B-vitamins, including B6, B8 and B12, can considerably reduce symptoms of mental disorder.

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which a person cannot understand the difference in real and imaginary and is affecting around one percent of the population.

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Eating meat, chicken may double risk of diabetes: Study

Eating meat, chicken may double risk of diabetes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : A steady consumption of vegetables, olive oil and moderate amounts of protein will keep you healthy! As consuming animal products and animal meat may double their chance of developing Type-2 diabetes, warns a study.

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Even a single meal of pizza, burgers ups chances of diabetes, liver disease: Study

Even a single meal of pizza, burgers ups chances of diabetes, liver disease: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Think wisely before you eat those unhealthy and fattening pizzas and burgers, as a study warns that even a single dose of high fat meal can increase your chances of diabetes and fatty liver disease.

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Just 30 mins of walk can benefit cancer patients

Just 30 mins of walk can benefit cancer patientsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 18 : Cancer patients can improve their quality of life with just 30 minutes of walking, suggests a study.

The study appeared in the BMJ Open journal. The findings indicated that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks.

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Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgery

Beware! Depression, anxiety ups complications after surgeryWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Before undergoing hip replacements, knee replacements or hernia repairs, do not let depression or anxiety take a toll on your health, as a study finds, a patients' mental health may affect their risk of experiencing wound-related complications after surgery.

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If you thought emotions are 'inborn'.you're wrong

If you thought emotions are 'inborn'.you're wrongWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : We never decide first and then react in a situation, we react according to the present state of mind!

A study has found that emotions are not innately programmed in our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information.

The research appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Help your husband quit smoking with 'persuasive' messages

Help your husband quit smoking with 'persuasive' messagesWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 17 : Want to help your husband quit smoking? This might come in handy.

US researchers have suggested that rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers' memories and tug at their heartstrings, as persuasive messages can influence their smoking attitudes.

The study appeared in Communication Research Reports.

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Regular exercise can reduce weight, hot flashes in postmenopausal women

Regular exercise can reduce weight, hot flashes in postmenopausal womenWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 15 : Good news for women using hormones to manage their menopause symptoms, as a study shows that regular exercise can not only help in reducing weight but also control the bothersome symptoms such as hot flashes.

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This is how the brain stores useful memories

This is how the brain stores useful memoriesWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 15 : Ever wondered, why we often struggle to remember the smaller details of past experiences? Here is the answer.

A study conducted on rats found that there are specific groups of neurons in the brain associated with long-term memory that develop codes to store relevant information about the world that can be adapted and applied to new experiences.

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Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: Study

Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: StudyWashington D.C. [U.S.A], Feb. 15 : A footballer's heading balls and colliding with other players is fascinating to watch, but that might damage their brains, putting payers at risk of developing dementia.

A study suggested that evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players.

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Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing ability

Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing abilityWashington D.C. [USA], February 13 : Watch out preggers, specially the ones who smoke! If you are still on with this habit, then quit it as soon as possible.

A study says, nicotine exposure, before and after birth, can cause a child's hearing issues, due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem.

This is according to a mouse model study, published in The Journal of Physiology.

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Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprived

Brain's unable to form new memories when you're sleep deprivedWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 : Alert! Your memories are in danger of being lost if you are sleep derived, suggests a study.

Studying mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins have fortified evidence that a key purpose of sleep is to recalibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so the animals can "solidify" lessons learned and use them when they awaken -- in the case of nocturnal mice, the next evening.

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Alzheimer's associated with defective brain cells spreading disease: Study

Alzheimer's associated with defective brain cells spreading disease: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 12 : A recent study suggests neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick.

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One hour of swimming and 90 minutes of brisk walking keep office frustrations at bay

One hour of swimming and 90 minutes of brisk walking keep office frustrations at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : Is your boss stressed at the max and making things miserable for you?

Keep calm and go for an hour of swimming or a brisk walk for 90 minutes to prevent the irritation of bad day from spilling over into your home.

A study appeared in the journal of Applied Psychology.

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Fat shaming tied to increased risk of health concerns

Fat shaming tied to increased risk of health concernsWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 8 : A harsh truth of life is that fat shaming exists everywhere. Researchers now suggest it does more than just damage self-confidence-it may also have serious health consequences.

A new study found that overweight women who believe negative messages about their bodies are at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes than those who maintain a more positive body image.

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Preventing weight gain in adults cuts risk of diabetes: Study

Preventing weight gain in adults cuts risk of diabetes: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : If middle-aged adults want to decrease their chances of being diagnosed with diabetes, then they should maintain or lose some weight, as a new study finds that weight gain of less than three over ten years may increase chances of getting Type-2 diabetes by 52 percent.

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Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disordersWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 7 : The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ' super-drink' may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study.

The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Obese women may take 59 percent longer to conceive, says study

Obese women may take 59 percent longer to conceive, says studyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 6 : According to a study, obese women may take 55 to 59 percent longer to conceive compared to their non-obese counterparts.

The findings are published in the Journal Human Reproduction.

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Anti-inflammatory drugs provide little benefit to back pain: Study

Anti-inflammatory drugs provide little benefit to back pain: StudyWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 6 : Beware! Consuming non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen, to treat your back pain may provide little benefit, but can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding, reveals a new study.

The results found that patients taking anti-inflammatory drugs were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from gastro-intestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and bleeding.

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Eat grapes twice a day to keep Alzheimer's at bay

Eat grapes twice a day to keep Alzheimer's at bayWashington D.C. [USA], Feb. 5 : A study finds that consuming grapes twice a day for six months can help in protecting the brain against early decline associated with Alzheimer's disease.

The results showed that a grape-enriched diet protected against the decline of metabolic activity that correlated to improvements in cognition and working memory performance.

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