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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...

Posted in Health |

Pleasure eating may fuel obesity


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS) When pleasure motivates eating, rather than hunger, it activates chemical signals which can cause overeating and fuel obesity, says a new study."'Hedonic hunger' refers to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Sex-deprived fruit flies use alcohol to cope


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Sex-deprived fruit flies are more likely to ingest alcohol, while just-mated ones are more likely to take a pass on the booze, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why do people salivate at objects of desire?


September 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Why do people practically salivate when they desire high-end luxury items like a sports car or even money?"One possibility is... that all objects of desire, whether ... Read more...

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PM’s council for examination system overhaul


April 21st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Terming the entrance examination system in India a "menace", the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (SAC-PM) has recommended a re-look at the entire ... Read more...

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Genetic changes responsible for sweet tooth


April 5th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): A new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has shown that the substance ghrelin, which plays an important role in various addictions, such as alcoholism and binge-eating, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Here’s how being in love can keep you healthy


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Is love powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? Well, science says, yes it is!"Our relationships help us cope ... Read more...

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New study offers insights into addiction and impulse-driven behavior


December 9th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): Scientists have shed new light on dopamine's role in the brain's reward system.The findings could provide insight into impulse control problems associated with addiction and a number of ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation shows promise for OCD


October 5th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that using electrodes to stimulate areas deep within the brain are likely to be an alternative therapy for patients with obsessive compulsive disorder ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vice Principal Charles Hurst In Sexting Scandal


September 25th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The vice-principal of Pennbrook Middle School seemed to taken his friendship with one of his students way too seriously. Prosecutors have claimed that the vice principal, ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Brain molecule gives cocaine addiction clue


September 17th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Those who have used cocaine are more prone to becoming addicted, even after long drug-free periods. And now, researchers have found the reason behind such relapses.Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How the sights and smells of booze can turn people into alcoholics


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Experienced drinkers develop associations between alcohol's taste and smell, and the intoxication that follows soon thereafter, indicating a predisposition towards alcohol or dependence on it."The smell of an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How poker players keep their heads in the game


August 20th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Be it sportsmen, businessmen in high-stakes world or poker players, there are those who have the uncanny ability to win when there's money on the table.A new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Love ‘really is blind’


May 13th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): American scientists have made an advance to prove Shakespeare's dictum, "love is blind and lovers cannot see".A brain in love looks like a neurological fireworks display.The ventral tegmental ... Read more...

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Alterations in the brain’s reward system linked to ADHD


February 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital have found a link between alterations in the brain's reward system and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.They have discovered ... Read more...

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Passive tobacco smoke exposure ‘can lead to nicotine dependence’


December 9th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study on rats has shown that passive exposure to tobacco smoke induces brain changes indicative of nicotine dependence.Their findings of how rats' brains respond to exposure ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation may help treat people with severe depression


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Patients with severe depression can now be cured, thanks to physicians at the University Clinics of Bonn and Cologne, who have treated ten patients with deep brain stimulation.The ... Read more...

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How addictive drugs influence learning and memory


September 10th, 2009 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): In a new study on mice, researchers have found why and how the use of addictive drugs take control of reward signals and influence neural processes associated with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deficits in brain’s reward system may explain clinical symptoms of ADHD


September 9th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have low levels of a certain chemical essential for experiencing reward and motivation."These deficits ... 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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New discovery to pave way for novel treatments of alcohol dependence


July 1st, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified a brain mechanism linked with alcohol addiction that involves the stomach hormone ghrelin, a discovery that may lead to new therapies for addictions like alcohol ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Do not accept your bonus, Dutch ING asks management


March 23rd, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, March 23 (DPA) Dutch ING Bank has asked its top 1,200 managers not to accept their bonuses for the year 2008. ING's Jan Hommen, who will formally be appointed as chief executive ... Read more...

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Why does gambling remain so enticing?


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Why do people gamble if they know that the house always wins? Researchers argue that near-misses, where the gambler narrowly misses out on the jackpot, may provide part ... Read more...

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Why women love make-up


January 21st, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Ever wondered why women love make-up? Well, the answer lies in their brain, say Japanese scientists, who found that women anticipate a rush of anticipation and optimism ... Read more...

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Your brain ”wiring” is key to your innovativeness


November 24th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): If you are among those who try experimenting with new thingswhether its food, places or even your jobthen there are chances that your neural connection between ventral ... Read more...

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Why opening presents doesnt thrill the elderly as it does kids


September 16th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 16 (ANI): The reason why kids rip open their birthday gifts in a frenzy of dawn excitement, while adults leave theirs until after lunch has been found. According to ... Read more...

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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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Individual personality traits linked to brain chemistry


August 13th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): By using positron emission tomography (PET), researchers have confirmed the long-held theory that individual personality traitsparticularly reward dependencyare actually linked to brain chemistry.This finding holds promise ... Read more...

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”Happiness” hormone variant may make women more vulnerable to alcoholism


July 9th, 2008 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Sweden''s Karolinska Institute have found that a particular gene variant might make women more vulnerable to alcoholism. According to their ... Read more...

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Why abstract things make you happy


June 19th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Its pretty much understandable why food makes us feel happy, but why does payday feel so good? The green notes are not edible, still the sight of ... Read more...

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Praising someone as rewarding as money to our brains


April 24th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Japanese researchers have shown that money and praise go hand in hand, by finding that being nice to people or giving them a compliment activates the same ... Read more...

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Why we praise others


April 23rd, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Tokyo, April 23 (IANS) Why are we nice to others? One answer provided by social scientists is because it pays off. They theorise that people do something nice for a good reputation ... Read more...

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Our brain has a sixth sense for calories


March 27th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by admin
New York, March 27 (IANS) The brain has a way of sensing calories in food, independent of the taste mechanism, according to a new study. The discovery that the brain's reward system ... Read more...

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Researchers show similarity between opiate and nicotine addiction


February 13th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have found similarity between opiate and nicotine addiction.The study indicates that the effects of nicotine and opium on the brain's ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Making more than your colleagues matters more than the amount


November 23rd, 2007 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Nothing motivates a man more than money especially if his colleagues are getting less.The finding is based on a study conducted by economists and brain scientists at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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