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Brain doesn’t allow math, memory to mix


September 4th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) There is a limit to multi-tasking after all. The brain is not wired to allow you to balance your chequebook while introspecting, say researchers who have ... Read more...

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Images of high-calorie food create craving


June 26th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Viewing images of high-fat foods and drinking sweetened beverages lights up the appetite and reward centres in the brain. "Studies have shown that advertisements featuring food ... Read more...

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Gaga fine post-concussion


June 21st, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 21 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has undergone a medical scan to ensure she suffered no permanent damage after her onstage mishap with a pole.The singer suffered concussion ... Read more...

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Scan reveals what brain looks like when you are angry


June 19th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) A new brain scan shows what it looks like when a person runs out of patience or loses self-control. It would explain why someone who works ... Read more...

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Obesity linked to sleep loss and food choices


June 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Loss of sleep impairs brain regions where food choices are made, possibly helping explain the linkage between sleep loss and obesity. A group of healthy adults ... Read more...

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Brain wiring makes women anorexic or obese


May 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in ... Read more...

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Multiple channels help brain avoid traffic overload


May 7th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Multiple signalling channels within the brain ensure that they don't overload the organ with too much traffic at their busiest roundabouts and keep it healthy and ... Read more...

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Dogs pay close attention to human signals


May 6th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) When your dog gazes up at you lovingly, it may be difficult to tell what exactly is it thinking. Many dog lovers draw all kinds of ... Read more...

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Space travel impacts eyes, brain


March 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A study of astronauts' eyes and brains shows that they are affected after a long space stint.This includes flattening of the rear of the eyeball, bulging ... Read more...

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Scientists develop MRI for batteries


February 13th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Scientists have now unravelled a tool of medical diagnostics to improve a battery's performance and its safe internal workings, a study reveals.Mobile phones, cameras, iPods require ... Read more...

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Schweinsteiger to be out of action due to ligament tear


February 10th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 10 (IANS) German international and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be out of action for an indefinite period due to a torn ligament.Schweinsteiger suffered the injury ... Read more...

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Heart failure linked with grey matter loss


February 5th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Heart failure may also linked to loss of cerebral grey matter and impaired cognitive functions -- which involves all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering, ... Read more...

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New technique diagnoses brain cancers non-invasively


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) A new technique diagnoses brain tumours non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery in patients whose tumours are located in areas too dangerous for biopsy. The new ... Read more...

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Small groups can stifle individual intelligence


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Henry Fonda's character in the classic movie '12 Angry Men' sways a jury with his quiet, intelligent address. The moot question is whether he would ... Read more...

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Sticking to values activates ‘ethics’ part of brain


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Sticking to values even in the face of temptations, including money, activates an area of the brain tied with rules-based, ethical thought processes. Simply told, decision-making ... Read more...

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St. Jude Medical launch Accent MRI pacemaker


January 17th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, Tuesday announced the launch of the Accent MRI pacemaker and a Tendril MRI lead.The new pacemaker ... Read more...

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Brain re-routes traffic for maximum alertness


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) The brain re-routes traffic within itself to maximise alertness and make the best of our knowledge of situations."In order to behave efficiently, you want to process ... Read more...

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MRI scan ‘better’ than invasive tests for heart patients


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A five-year study by the University of Leeds involving 752 patients has shown that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a more reliable way of ... Read more...

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Brain’s crossed wires cause depression


December 9th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) New research has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that those suffering from depression had decreased connectivity between several key regions of the brain ... Read more...

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Violent video games affect emotional control


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Playing violent video games even for a week could alter brain regions bearing on cognitive function and emotional control in young male adults, reveals a study.These ... Read more...

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Restless legs? There could be brain malfunction


November 18th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that people suffering from restless legs syndrome, which causes uncomfortable sensations in the limbs, have reduced function in an area of the brain ... Read more...

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Giving benefits both giver and receiver


November 11th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) Giving support to a loved one does not only benefit the receiver -- but also the giver."When people talk about the ways in which social support ... Read more...

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Dream content measured for first time


October 30th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Oct 30 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time successfully analysed brain activity during dreams.They were able to do this with the help of people who become aware of ... Read more...

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Scientists explain source of optimism


October 10th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Even after a soccer team loses 10 consecutive matches, a fan might persist in the belief that his team can reverse its bad luck. A new ... Read more...

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Overweight mothers give birth fat babies


September 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Childhood obesity originates in the mother's womb, says a new study which used the latest technology to monitor fat levels in unborn babies. These babies, part ... Read more...

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Our brain keeps growing well into our 20s


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Our brain continues to grow well into our 20s -- not just stopping at adolescence as once thought in medical science.New evidence to this effect has ... Read more...

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Feel-good transmitter levels in brain determine anger


September 19th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Fluctuating levels of serotonin, which may be triggered by abstaining from food or being stressed, affects brain regions that enable people to manage anger, a study ... Read more...

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Kalmadi to undergo detailed check up at AIIMS (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Jailed former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was Monday admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a detailed physical ... Read more...

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Kalmadi admitted to AIIMS after check-up


August 1st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Days after he dismissed reports that he was suffering from dementia, former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was Monday admitted to the All ... Read more...

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Kalmadi to be admitted to AIIMS Monday


July 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, former chairman of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee who is in judicial custody, will be Monday admitted to the All India Institute ... Read more...

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I’m perfectly ok, says Kalmadi


July 28th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Dismissing reports that he was suffering from dementia, former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi Thursday underwent a brain scan at the All ... Read more...

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Kalmadi’s brain scan Thursday (Lead)


July 27th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, former chairman of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee who is in judicial custody in a corruption case, will undergo a brain scan ... Read more...

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Kalmadi to be examined by AIIMS for dementia


July 27th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, the jailed former chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, will be taken to the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ... Read more...

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Kalmadi to be examined by AIIMS neuro expert


July 26th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, jailed former chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CWG OC), will be taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) ... Read more...

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Jailed Suresh Kalmadi to undergo brain scan


July 16th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Suresh Kalmadi, former chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CWG OC) who has been lodged in a jail on charges of corruption, will soon ... Read more...

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