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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... Read more...

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New drug limits brain damage in stroke


July 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Anakinra, a drug already used for rheumatoid arthritis, has shown promising results in stroke patients by dramatically limiting the amount of brain damage, according to a ... Read more...

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Why meditation makes our brain smarter?


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Meditation does make the brain smarter, allowing it to process information faster and improve decision making, according to the latest study.Eileen Luders, assistant professor at the ... Read more...

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Little hope for avalanche-hit Dutch prince


February 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who was injured in an avalanche last week, is in a coma and may never regain consciousness, doctors treating him in Austria ... Read more...

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Bracken to sue CA over knee injury


February 9th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Test fast bowler Nathan Bracken will be suing Cricket Australia (CA) for $1 million over a knee injury that ruined his career.Bracken, who played five ... 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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Too much or too little iron bad for brain


January 15th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Iron plays a vital role in the development of the brain -- too little can result in cognitive problems, too much promotes degenerative diseases such as ... Read more...

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Wozniacki confident of getting fit before Australian Open


January 12th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki is optimistic of her chances of participating in the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, after suffering a wrist injury ... Read more...

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Diet patterns may keep brain from shrinking


December 29th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) People whose diets are rich in vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids are less likely to have brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's disease, say experts.Those whose ... Read more...

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Brain size linked to early Alzheimer’s risk


December 28th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Some people with good memories but smaller cortex - the frontal area of the brian - may have greater chances of developing symptoms of early Alzheimer's, ... Read more...

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Dreams help grapple inner turmoil


November 24th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Dreams are a gateway to grapple the inner turmoil human beings face in their lives, reveals a new study.Scientists have found that dreaming is essential to ... Read more...

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Watching another being caressed acts as turn-on


October 18th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) Humans love and enjoy sensual caresses but the brain reacts just as powerfully to seeing another person being caressed, new research says.Being gently caressed by another ... Read more...

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Relief from chronic back pain normalises brain activity


May 18th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Freedom from chronic low back pain normalises brain activity, a research has revealed.Commonly found in adults, low back pain affects brain parts linked with pain processing ... Read more...

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Brain bypass regenerates lost brain tissue


April 25th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Neurosurgeons have successfully regenerated lost brain tissue through brain bypass surgery in patients whose blood flow to the organ was impaired by strokes. This loss of ... Read more...

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Brain ’shrinks 10 years before Alzheimer’s appears’


April 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study has suggested that areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed.For the study, ... Read more...

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Long-term ecstasy users ‘risk structural brain damage’


April 7th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 7 (ANI): A new research suggests that long-term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy (MDMA) risk structural brain damage.Other research has suggested that people who use ecstasy develop significant ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure to sex hormone linked with genius


March 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 13 (IANS) High IQ in some people may be linked to exposure of sex hormone in the womb, says a new study. University of Alberta researcher Marty Mrazik, ... Read more...

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Genius linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone


March 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from University of Alberta has said that being bright is linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone.According to Marty Mrazik, in the same ... Read more...

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Looking at a pic of a loved one ‘cuts pain by 44pc’


February 25th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): Scientists at Stanford University have discovered that pictures of loved ones have the power to dull pain.Their study showed that an image of a romantic partner dulls activity ... Read more...

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Male monkeys who wash with their own urine ‘are sexually attractive’


February 25th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): A study has discovered that an odd habit amongst Capuchin monkeys, who urinate onto their hands then rub their urine over their bodies into their fur, do it ... Read more...

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Mediation boosts brain health - and just in a few months


February 16th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has found that regular meditation can boost brain health and results begin to show in just a few months.The researchers ... Read more...

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Migraines, headaches ‘do not increase risk of cognitive decline’


January 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A study - using MRI to study the brains of migraine sufferers - has shown that a higher proportion of these patients exhibit lesions of the brain microvessels ... Read more...

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Brain images can predict your video game performance


January 14th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Want to know how well you fare in video games? Well, researchers say they need look no further than a specific region of your brain - basal ganglia.Psychology ... Read more...

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Super-early signs of Alzheimer’s revealed


December 17th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with a known, high risk for Alzheimer's disease develop abnormal brain function even before the appearance of telltale amyloid plaques that ... Read more...

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Brains of fighter pilots are ‘more sensitive’: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new study, which included cognitive tests and MRI scans, has found that fighter pilots' brains are more sensitive as compared to a control group.The research compared the ... Read more...

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Walking slows Alzheimer’s progress


November 29th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Walking five miles or about eight kilometres a week may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Walking slowed the decline in memory skills in people showing early ... Read more...

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Jeev pulls out of Casio Open


November 27th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh has withdrawn from the Casio World Open on the Japan Golf Tour following a lower hip injury.Jeev, who was two-under for the tournament at ... Read more...

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MRI scans show structural brain changes in people at Alzheimer’s risk


November 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A new study by neuroscientists at Rush University Medical Center suggest that people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease exhibit a specific structural change in the brain that ... Read more...

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Now, simple test to determine brain health uncovered


November 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have been able to use a computer-based test to gauge a person's brain health, according to a new study.The test assessed ... Read more...

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‘Introspection’ brain networks fully formed in newborn babies


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Brain areas thought to be involved in introspection and other aspects of consciousness are fully formed in newborn babies, a new study has found.The new research challenges some ... Read more...

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MRI scans reveal ‘unique brain activity in people who bluff’


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): People who bluff exhibit a unique brain activity as seen in MRI scans, a study revealed.The US team said that the study could help shed light into what ... Read more...

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Women with low libidos have different brains, say experts


October 26th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Some women claim to have a headache while others pretended they are too tired. But now, experts have a scientific explanation as to why such women give their ... Read more...

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‘Violent films, video games make teenagers aggressive’


October 19th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Violent films and video games numb teenagers' brains, with repeated viewing making them less sensitive to aggression.Researchers say their brain scans are among the first hard physiological ... Read more...

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Women facing baby blues process negative emotions differently


September 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): Your hormones have nothing to do with those recurring baby blues, for a new study has found that the brains of women with post-natal depression process negative emotions ... Read more...

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New mental maturity scan may spot developmental problems in kids


September 10th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): Scientists have shown that five minutes in a scanner can reveal a child's brain development from childhood to maturity and also highlight psychological and developmental disorders.Washington University School ... Read more...

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