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Party drug damaging to memory?


September 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) A euphoric high delivered by party drug mephedrone not only makes it extremely addictive but also prompts users to quaff massive doses to maintain the kick, ... Read more...

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Warm parenting offers hope for callous, unemotional kids


July 25th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, July 25 (IANS) If a child receives consistent and warm parenting in a secure family environment, it can prevent them from psychopathic acts and violent crime in adulthood, says ... Read more...

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Scientists gain insight into ‘expertise’


July 24th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Using a traditional Chinese board game and artificial intelligence (AI), scientists have figured out how people become experts in their chosen fields.Expertise is a special knowledge ... Read more...

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Listening to iPod at full volume can damage hearing


June 15th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 15 (IANS) Listening to your iPod on full volume for just six minutes may cause irreversible hearing damage, say researchers. Edith Cowan University School of Psychology and Social ... Read more...

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Women prefer gold hued skin rather than masculine face


February 12th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Women prefer men with a healthier skin colour, particularly if the hue is more golden, rather than a masculine face. The study used photographs of Caucasian ... Read more...

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Low income fosters corruption


January 24th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) Corruption is higher among countries with lower incomes, says an analysis comparing shifting levels of graft in 59 countries over nearly 30 years.The study by Ron ... Read more...

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Video games make you insensitive


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 2 (IANS) Video games make you insensitive and kill core human values such as warmth, open-mindedness and intelligence, claims new research that says people identify with the aggression ... Read more...

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Misinformation sticks, says new study


July 7th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 7 (IANS) Humans are taught from an early age to speak the truth but when we find that facts have been misrepresented, we do our best to set ... Read more...

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Study busts myth of ‘lefties’ being more gifted


June 8th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Psychologists have busted the myth that left-handed people are more gifted.In a study led by Professor Mike Nicholls, director of the Brain and Cognition Lab in ... Read more...

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Now, trick the brain to soothe arthritic pain


April 15th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Nottingham has shown that a simple illusion can significantly reduce - and in some cases even temporarily eradicate - arthritic pain in the ... Read more...

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Caffeine contributes to development, poor control of diabetes?


April 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has suggested that caffeine disrupts glucose metabolism and may contribute to the development and poor control of type 2 diabetes, which is a major public health ... Read more...

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Post-sex blues overtake a third of women


March 31st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 31 (IANS) You don't get to hear of post-sex blues often, but a third of women experience it at some point.Postcoital dysphoria or the experience of negative feelings ... Read more...

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Watching Japan coverage can up traumatic symptoms


March 18th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 18 (IANS) Round the clock media coverage of the Japan earthquake disaster could put people at greater risk of developing traumatic reactions, says a clinical psychologist.Ian de Terte ... Read more...

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Aggressive kids don’t respond to maternal affection


November 17th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Aggressive and emotionally cold children make little eye contact with their mothers and also don't respond much to affection."A healthy brain is drawn to biologically relevant cues and ... Read more...

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Two people can learn to cooperate with each other intuitively: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has found that two people can learn to co-operate with each other intuitively, without communication or any conscious intention to co-operate.However, the process breaks ... Read more...

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High levels of stress hormone in recovering alcoholics ‘raise relapse risk’


September 24th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): High levels of a stress hormone in recovering alcoholics could increase the risk of relapse, a new study has found.Scientists at the University of Liverpool showed that cortisol, ... Read more...

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Taking medication for insomnia or anxiety ‘ups mortality risk by 36pc’


September 10th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that using medications to treat insomnia and anxiety increases mortality risk by 36 percent.Genevieve Belleville, a professor at Universite Laval's School of ... Read more...

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Design your own workspace for better health and productivity


September 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new research from the University of Exeter in the UK has suggested that employees who have control over the design and layout of their workspace are not ... Read more...

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Addiction to painkillers causes health problems


September 6th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 06 (ANI): A new Australian study has indicated that addiction to household painkillers is a serious problem with major health impacts.Misuse of over-the-counter analgesics was the "third-most common category of ... Read more...

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Warning over health risks of addictive painkillers


September 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 5 (ANI): An Australian study has warned about the dangers of addiction to household painkillers as it leads to serious health problems.The research has detailed the cases of 27 ... Read more...

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Stereotyping boys as badly behaved ‘fuelling gender gap in education’


September 1st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): A study has suggested that teachers may be fuelling the gender gap in education when they stereotype boys by using phrases such as "silly boys" and "schoolboy pranks".The ... Read more...

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Sharing memories can contaminate our recollections


August 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 10 (IANS) Why do people seem unable to distinguish between genuine and false memories? One reason is that sharing memories can contaminate people's recollections and create false memories, said Helen ... Read more...

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Younger, outgoing people more likely to shoplift


May 27th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Dimensions of personality seen in persons prone to shoplifting have been identified by psychologists at the University of Leicester.Three characteristics in the study stood out: Being male; unpleasant ... Read more...

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Rats use whiskers like human fingers


April 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Rats use their whiskers much like humans use their fingertips to feel objects as both of them process these sensations in the same part of the brain and ... Read more...

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Are mixed-race people perceived as more attractive?


April 16th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) People of mixed races are perceived as more attractive compared to others, says a new study. Michael Lewis of Cardiff University's School of Psychology collected a random sample ... Read more...

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Mixed race people more successful, hotter


April 15th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Individuals of mixed race are perceived as more attractive than non-mixed race counterparts, according to a new study.To reach the conclusion, Dr Michael Lewis of Cardiff University's ... Read more...

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Cherry juice could aid marathon recovery: Study


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Runners in the London marathon should drink cherry juice to recover after the race, scientists have suggested. In a study, runners who drank tart cherry juice before and ... Read more...

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Pretty girls increase risky behaviour in young men


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 3 (ANI): Presence of a pretty woman can lead men to throw caution to the wind, says a new University of Queensland research.To reach the conclusion, Professor Bill von Hippel ... Read more...

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Oat extract likely to boost brain power


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) An oat extract could boost your brain power and maintain it even unto old age, says a new study. Researchers at the University of South Australia (USA) Nutritional Physiology ... Read more...

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Alcohol tends to blur race recognition


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) People are much better at recognising faces of their own racial group than of others. But a new study says that drinking alcohol almost eliminates that recognition bias. ... Read more...

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Understanding music in speech makes people empathetic


January 28th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): People who can change intonation in speech are more empathetic, according to a new study.The study found that people use the same brain regions to produce and understand ... Read more...

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Respect for elders is in our genes, says monkey study


January 7th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): We are always taught to respect our elders, but according to scientists, the affection might not just be good manners, it could be in our genes.A monkey study ... Read more...

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Kenny Rogers music helps stroke patients’ brain recovery


December 21st, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 21 (ANI): Music can be as good as medicine, at least that's what the curious case of Mike Pensom suggests.Pensom, who has a stroke depleted vision, can apparently see better ... Read more...

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Quick response speeds up recovery of stroke victims


December 5th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) Early intense therapy can significantly speed up the communication recovery of stroke patients, says a new study. A stroke impairs blood supply to the brain, which can cause lasting ... Read more...

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Virtual reality training programme to make rugby players perform more efficiently


October 15th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): A new virtual reality training programme created at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, could help rugby players to perform efficiently and improve their chances of success.Team members ... Read more...

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