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Chronic stress clouds thinking, memory


March 11th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Being subject to chronic stress not only clouds your thinking but also impairs memory, new research says. It uncovered a neural (brain cell) mechanism that directly ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea against SPOs’ disbanding Sep 22


September 9th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Sep 22 the central government's plea for the recall of its order on the disbanding of Chhattisgarh's special police officers ... Read more...

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Exercise more for a good brain


July 26th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS) That exercise helps maintain good health is well known but it also improves your brain's wellness, say researchers.New research conducted at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ... Read more...

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EC appoints about 1000 observers for Assembly polls


March 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Election Commission on Thursday appointed about 1000 observers for the general elections to the legislative assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.Chief ... Read more...

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Tobacco smoking negatively affects teens’ brains


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has concluded that tobacco smoking can affect teenagers' brains.While studies have linked cigarette smoking to deficits in attention and memory in adults, UCLA researchers wanted ... Read more...

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Freedom to choose leisure activities benefits autistic people


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 02 (ANI): An international team of researchers has suggested that giving autistic people the power to choose their own leisure activities during free time can boost enjoyment, as well as ... Read more...

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Why drunk drivers feel they are fit to get behind the wheel


August 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Researchers have found why some people feel they have recovered enough to drive after drinking.The new study, led by Dr. Peter J. Snyder, vice president of research for ... Read more...

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Magnets can improve language ability in Alzheimer’s patients


June 24th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that a brain stimulation technique, known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, boosts the language ability of patients with Alzheimer's disease.Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS ... Read more...

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How poverty shapes the brain


May 25th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 25 (ANI): Using a number of imaging techniques, a Canadian researcher will compare the structure and function of brains of young adults from families with low socioeconomic status to those ... Read more...

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Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba ‘doesn’t slow mental decline’


December 30th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Herbal supplement Ginkgo biloba doesn't appear to lower the rate of cognitive decline in older adults, say researchers.The study led by University of Pittsburgh showed that older adults ... Read more...

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Childhood sleep problems persisting through adolescence may affect cognition


March 2nd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Childhood sleep problems that persist through adolescence may adversely affect cognitive abilities, according to a new study.The study led by Dr. Naomi Friedman, senior research associate at ... Read more...

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Kids with high BP have thinking, memory problems


February 25th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that kids who have high blood pressure are not as good at complicated, goal-directed tasks, have more working memory problems and are ... Read more...

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Prenatal alcohol exposure linked to cognitive dysfunction


December 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 20 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to alcohol increases the risk of cognitive dysfunction, according to a new study. The results of the study suggest that alcohol can damage white matternerve ... Read more...

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Childhood lead exposure linked to decreased brain volume in adults


May 28th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati, USA, have found that childhood exposure to lead is linked to volume loss in specific parts of the brain in adulthood, ... Read more...

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Having less power impairs a persons ability to get ahead


May 16th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Being put in a low-power role may damage a persons central cognitive functioning and hence, their ability to get ahead.In their article, Pamela Smith of Radboud University ... Read more...

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Innovative pre-school programme helps disadvantaged kids do better in school


November 30th, 2007 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Nov 30(ANI): A research has suggested that an innovative curriculum for preschoolers may improve academic performance, reduce diagnoses of attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and close the achievement gap between ... Read more...

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Depression may increase cognitive decline in older people


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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