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Awake brain surgery cures Kolkata girl’s tumor


June 19th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Awake Craniotomy, a rare surgery performed by keeping the patient awake, has cured 18-year old Moubani Karmakar here of her brain tumor.Awake Craniotomy is performed in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

‘Drug from lizard saliva reduces food craving’


May 16th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, May 16 (IANS) A drug derived from the saliva of a monster lizard reduces the craving for food, including chocolate, said researchers after testing it successfully on rats. An ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists can now read our minds


December 26th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (IANS) It may seem like something from a science fiction but scientists claim they have found a way to read the human mind.Researchers at University of California-Los ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Health |

Number of Facebook friends linked to grey matter


October 19th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) The number of Facebook friends a person has seems to be linked to the grey matter in his or her brain. Research also shows people ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Low dietary iron lessens brain disease risk


October 5th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Just the right amount of iron is needed for proper cell functioning but an excess could trigger brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, new research says.Men ... Read more...

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New study examines brain processes behind facial recognition


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Wondering why you don't see a face in the clouds or in the moon upside down?It turns out the answer to this seemingly minor detail is that your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neural activity linked to food addiction identified


April 5th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new study has found that people with an addictive-like eating behaviour have greater neural activity in certain regions of the brain similar to substance dependence, including elevated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teens with severe antisocial behavior have smaller brain structures


April 1st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists after scanning brains of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have discovered differences in the structures of the developing brain that could link to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sensory wiring for odours varies among individuals


March 31st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): One might assume that our odor-sensing nerve cells are all wired in the same way. But, they are not, according to a new study from scientists at The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stress hormone fights fear of heights


March 29th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 29 (ANI): Does the mere thought of climbing a ladder or peering over a cliff sets your heart racing and palms sweating? Worry not, for scientists have come to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

A broken heart ‘hurts’ just as much as intense physical pain


March 29th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that a broken heart 'hurts' in the same way as intense physical twinge does.The research demonstrated that the same regions of the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How we combine faces and voices to recognise people


March 10th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has explained how we combine faces and voices to recognise people.Human social interactions are shaped by our ability to recognise people. Faces and voices are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Certain genetic makeup reduces the brain’s neurons in drug addicts


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new study has shown that that drug addicted individuals who have a certain genetic makeup have lower gray matter density-and therefore fewer neurons-in areas of the brain ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Customized health messages help quit smoking in 4 months, says study


March 1st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 1 (ANI): A new study has found that tailored health messages to those who smoke were more likely to kick the butt in four months.Hannah Faye Chua at the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mums, not dads, pass on Alzheimer’s risk: Study


March 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 1(ANI): A new study has suggested that a person is more likely to inherit Alzheimer's disease from his/her mother than his/her father.In general, people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Moderate physical exercise in older adults shown to improve memory


February 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study-conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University-shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Presence of peers ‘heightens teens’ sensitivity to rewards of a risk’


January 29th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A new study has found that teens become more susceptible to the potential rewards of a risk when they are with friends than when alone.Temple University psychologists Jason ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New technique points out cellular-level changes within deep brain regions


January 19th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists say that a groundbreaking technique can help explore changes taking place within the deep regions of the brain at the cellular level.The findings could lead to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Romantic love really can last


January 9th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A new research has supported the idea that long-term love is possible.A new study, led by Bianca Acevedo and Arthur Aron of the Department of Psychology at Stony ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain wiring lets us differentiate our speech from that of others’


December 10th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): A new study has found that we have a network of volume settings that can selectively silence and amplify the sounds we make and hear.The study from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New brain imaging technique shows effects of Parkinson’s drug


December 1st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Using a new brain imaging technique, neuroscientists could see an investigational drug for Parkinson's disease get into a patient's brain and affect blood flow in several key structures, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obstructive sleep apnea may shrink brain’s gray matter


November 13th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): A new research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may cause structural defects in the brain's gray matter, resulting in problems with cognitive functions such as attention and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sleep reorganizes memories to help produce new and creative ideas


November 13th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): It is already known that sleep helps consolidate memories, fixing them in the brain so we can retrieve them later. Now, a new study has shown that sleep ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Can’t remember faces? Blame your superior reading skills


November 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Do you have bad memory for faces? Well, your superior reading skills may be to blame, according to a new brain-scan study.Previously, Stanislas Dehaene at the INSERM-CEA Cognitive ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain bleeding ‘common among older individuals’


November 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Brain bleeding is a common occurrence among older individuals, according to a UC Irvine study."In this study, deep regions of the brain were closely examined under a microscope, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New study sheds light on cognitive recovery after brain damage


November 4th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new study has shed light on mechanisms that underlie recovery after damage to a region of the brain important for memory and attention.The research has highlighted the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-obesity drugs dull brain pleasure centres to ‘food porn’


October 27th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Anti obesity drugs might make that pastry look a lot less appetizing, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge.Professor Paul Fletcher and colleagues discovered that the anti-obesity ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why coffee puts you in a good mood and chocolate makes you feel high


October 18th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 18 (ANI): Do you crave for a cup of coffee early in the morning? And a chocolate bar makes you feel good when you feel low? Now a study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain responds more to close friends than strangers


October 13th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) People's brains are more responsive to their friends than strangers, even if the stranger has more in common with them, study shows. Researchers at Harvard University examined a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Neural responses indicate our willingness to help the person in need


October 8th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered that witnessing a person from our own group or an outsider suffer pain causes neural responses in two very different ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Silent response to stress is a guy thing after all


September 29th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): When stressed men look at angry faces, their brains show less activity in regions responsible for understanding others' feelings-a discovery that proves silent and stoic response to stress ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel molecular pathway underlying Parkinson’s disease identified


September 14th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new molecular pathway underlying Parkinson's disease and also pointed to existing drugs which may be able to slow progression of the disease.The pathway involved ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Popping painkillers may ease emotional pain


August 13th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) Maybe that disgruntled JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater, who stormed out of his job recently following an argument with a passenger, should have popped a couple of Tylenols, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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