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Sleep disorder could lead to Parkinson’s disease


July 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder, which involves abnormal behaviour when one experiences nightmares and vivid dreams, could lead to Parkinson's disease.People find themselves screaming, ... Read more...

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Gut bug may cause development of Parkinson’s


May 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The gut bug responsible for ulcers could also play a role in bringing on Parkinson's disease."Our findings suggest that H. pylori infection could play a ... Read more...

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Why anorexics don’t like eating


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) The reason anorexic young women don't like to eat may finally be out. Instead of igniting pleasure, food affects the part of the brain that triggers ... Read more...

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The mere sight, smell of food hikes dopamine levels in binge eaters


March 1st, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): A new brain imaging study has revealed that just the mere sight or smell of food elevates dopamine - a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A good sex life ‘helps you live longer’


January 18th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a great sex life will not only help you feel and look younger - it will also help you live longer.Dr Eric ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Why we can’t resist a sinful, dark chocolate cake


June 30th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have revealed why is it that despite being on a strict diet, some of us can't help taking a bite of that sinful, dark chocolate cake.Professor Ray ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Endometrial stem cells could repair Parkinson’s related brain cell damage


May 7th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): In a study on mice, researchers found that stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) could repair brain cells damaged by Parkinson's disease, according to Yale School ... Read more...

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Premature ejaculation could be passed to men genetically


April 25th, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) It can leave men feeling like a failure in the bedroom and damage even the strongest marriages. The problem of premature ejaculation has long been linked with psychological ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse


December 12th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): A study into why teens become addicted to smoking more easily than adults and why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse has been carried out.In an evaluation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dopamine key to decisions based on pleasure


November 13th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (IANS) People make complex decisions, which include pleasurable activities like eating out or going to a movie. Now, a new study says that dopamine, a chemical in the brain, ... Read more...

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Scientists show how the ‘reward effect’ facilitates learning


July 28th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): An international team of German and British researchers have shown that the "reward effect", also known as the "carrot" approach, not only supports the improvement of higher cognitive ... Read more...

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Coming soon, treatment for gambling addiction


June 18th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Researchers at the University of British Columbia have made a new development that has put them a step closer to creating and testing new treatments for gambling addictions.They ... Read more...

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ADHD children perceive even short periods of inactivity as inordinately long and boring


June 11th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 11 (ANI): While people often find kids suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rowdy and indisciplined, a new study suggests that such children are actually trying to cope with a ... Read more...

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Functional link between reward and stress offers new targets for treating addiction


December 17th, 2008 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): An American study has uncovered a functional link between reward and stress, which points to new targets for treating alcohol and drug addiction. Researchers at the Vanderbilt ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Painkiller abuse during adolescence can lead to lifelong addiction


September 11th, 2008 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Adolescents who abuse prescription painkillers may be tuning their brain to a lifelong battle with opiate addiction if they re-exposed themselves to the drug as adults, says ... Read more...

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Brains reward system may spur obesity


July 30th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A brain chemical associated with reward, pleasure, movement and motivation plays a key role in obesity, according to a new study by Tufts University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Oestrogen shows promise as treatment for schizophrenia


March 19th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre at Monash University led by an Indian origin boffin have found that Oestrogen patches could be used to reduce the ... Read more...

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People addicted to alcohol more impulsive in their decision-making


December 26th, 2007 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 26 (ANI): New research involving brain imaging and genetic studies has for the first time established an association between thinking patterns and liquor addiction.Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, ... Read more...

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Sunlight helps cut kids myopia risks by boosting dopamine levels


December 5th, 2007 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Sydney , Dec 5 (ANI): If your children cringe whenever they step out in the sun then its time to make them stand in the sun and tell them to keep their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Omega-3 fatty acids help slow Parkinsons spread: Study


November 27th, 2007 - 2:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): A new study has found that Omega-3 fatty acids protect the brain against Parkinsons, and also help prevent and slow down the progress of the disease.The study, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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