Eyeing that donut? Your food choice may reveal struggle to resist temptation

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Wondering what to order the next time you eat out? Pick wisely, as it may tell a lot about you. A study has recently revealed that people, who choose unhealthy food over healthy food in real time, had a lower self-control to resist temptation. Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus, USA… Read more »

Researchers reveal new insights into rare chronic pain condition

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People suffering from chronic pain can now heave a sigh of relief as findings from a new study can help researchers develop new treatments for those affected by the condition. The findings by researchers at the universities of Bath and Oxford (UK) suggest that a rare chronic pain condition might… Read more »

Mental health, rather than physical, determines well being in old age, finds study

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A positive frame of mind, it seems, is even more important than the right diet. New European research suggests that psychosocial factors such as anxiety and depression may have an even larger impact on well-being in later life than physical health. The study, carried out by researchers from the Helmholtz… Read more »

Meningitis shot also offers some protection against gonorrhoea, finds study

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Researchers studying a mass vaccination campaign against meningitis have found a surprising side effect: the shots also offered moderate protection against gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted infection that is causing global alarm. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal on Tuesday, mark the first time an immunisation has shown any… Read more »

Feeling blue: Your children can ‘catch’ stress from friends and teachers in school

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Are you feeling stress out? Blame it on your fellow batch mates or colleagues. New research suggests that if students and teachers of a school appear to be stressed, the chances of the same feeling percolating to a new colleague are quite high. The study, published in the journal Teaching and… Read more »

Feeling stressed? Try watching cartoon shows to beat the blues

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When a national topper gives study tips, it is bound to get a lot of attention. So when IIT-JEE (Advanced) topper Sarvesh Mehtani said that while on one hand he gave up social media time — to focus better on studies — he did watch his favourite cartoon show —… Read more »

Battling the blues: How you react to depression may depend on your gender

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When it comes to coping with depression, your gender may play a factor. According to a recent study, researchers found that depression has different effects on the brain activity of male and female patients in certain brain regions. The results suggest that adolescent girls and boys may experience depression differently… Read more »

Exercising as a child may help cut health risks of a high-fat diet in adulthood

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Australian researchers have found that exercising as a child could potentially counteract the damage of a high-fat diet later in life. Carried out by a team from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, the animal study looked at the effect of different diets and exercise programs on rats’… Read more »

Want to be healthy and live longer? Drink a cup of coffee a day

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Drinking coffee is good for you. In fact, it can lead to a longer life, according to a new study reported by US researchers at the University of Southern California (USC). In a study of more than 1,80,000 participants, the researchers found that people who drank regular or decaffeinated coffee… Read more »

Love to sweat it out in the gym? Lifting heavy weights can boost your muscle strength

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Love lifting heavy weights in the gym? A new study says that lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training as the nervous system facilitates improvements in strength during high-load training. The study aimed to find out how the brain and motor neurons — cells that send… Read more »