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Insomniacs prime candidates for hypertension: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) People who can't get enough sleep at night are at greater risk of hypertension or high blood pressure (BP), according to a new study. Researchers at ... Read more...

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Caffeine intake while breastfeeding harms baby


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Caffeine intake by breastfeeding women may trigger wakefulness and irritability in their babies as they are unable to metabolize or excrete the compound, says an expert. ... Read more...

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Protein, not sugar, key to keeping us alert and thin


November 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) In a finding that could have bearing on obesity and sleep disorders, researchers say it's protein, not sugar, that stimulates cells keeping us awake and thin ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep during adolescence skews brain wiring


October 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Lack of sleep during adolescence could skew the brain's wiring and makes it malfunction, neuroscientists say.Researchers have found that short-term sleep restriction in adolescent mice prevented ... Read more...

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Losing a night’s rest burns 135 calories


March 12th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): US scientists have discovered that going without sleep for a night uses the same amount of energy as a two-mile walk.A study at Colorado's Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory ... Read more...

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Using amphetamines ‘ups risk of Parkinson’s disease’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine may increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.The two are often prescribed to increase ... Read more...

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Boozing aggravates sleeping problems more in women than men


February 16th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new study from University of Michigan has found that intoxication from alcohol can increase feelings of sleepiness while at the same time disrupt actual sleep measures in ... Read more...

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Sleep best way to absorb knowledge


January 26th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) There is some cheering news for students preparing for exams. They can memorise new knowledge by just going to sleep. Researchers in Germany found that the brain is ... Read more...

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Missing one night of sleep ‘is equal to walking almost 2 miles’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study by a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking ... Read more...

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Novel memory-enhancing mechanism in brain discovered


December 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A novel mechanism in the brain that boosts memory has been identified by UC Irvine researchers.In collaboration with scientists at Germany's University of Munster, the UCI team found ... Read more...

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Specific changes in the brain linked to sleep deprivation


November 4th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Scientists have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain.The findings have implications for improving the ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts says essence of Christmas & Diwali is the same


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 3 (ANI): Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), the recent convert to Hinduism, says 'Diwali should be celebrated unanimously throughout the world as a gesture of goodwill'.In ... Read more...

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Lack of sleep ‘affects extroverts the most’


November 1st, 2010 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that outgoing people are affected the most by lack of sleep.Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Institute in Maryland found that extroverts denied ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts’ kids chanted and shaved their heads during India visit


October 12th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 12 (ANI): In an interview published at Oprah.com, Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) says that she and her children were amazed by India. "Hazel said when ... Read more...

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How brain switches from a wakeful to a sleeping state


September 15th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which the brain switches from a wakeful to a sleeping state. This could be a breakthrough for a set of discoveries, from ... Read more...

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Brain training boosts acting skills


August 20th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Daniel Day-Lewis spent months in a wheelchair to prepare for his role in 'My Left Foot'. Similarly, many actors go to extreme lengths to get into their characters. ... Read more...

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‘Love attack’ causes temporary paralysis in Oregon man


August 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): An Oregon man has suffered a 'love attack' that left him temporary paralysed.Matt Frerking's brain malady causes body to freeze when he has loving thoughts. Although he can ... Read more...

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Snoozing 4 hours a night causes acute sleep deprivation


August 10th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Sleeping for four hours a night for 5 days in a row can affect the brain as acute total sleep deprivation does, says a new study."Instead of going ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga spent time at a Cleveland yoga studio before her sold-out performance


July 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 25 (ANI): American cultural icon Lady Gaga reportedly had a private yoga session in Cleveland (Ohio, USA) before she performed at a sold-out Quicken Loans Arena recently.She reportedly had ... Read more...

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Tart cherry juice may be natural cure for insomnia


July 13th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that drinking tart cherry juice daily can help reduce the severity of insomnia and time spent awake after going to sleep.To reach ... Read more...

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Brain restores its energy during sleep


June 30th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Your brain tends to restore its energy in the initial hours of sleep, so that it can use it while you are awake, according to a study.In the ... Read more...

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Human foetuses do not feel pain before 24 weeks


June 25th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A new study has found that human foetuses do not feel pain before the age of 24 weeks.The study was commissioned by the Government and carried out by ... Read more...

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Sleep restores colour perception


June 9th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Sleep corrects the drift in color perception that occurs during wakefulness, says a new study.Results indicate that prior wakefulness caused the color gray to be classified as having ... Read more...

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Whiff of exhaled air enough to detect drugs


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A whiff of exhaled air may now be enough to detect traces of drugs with the help of a new technique, a study says. "Traditionally, drug tests have ... Read more...

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How brain, on a cellular level, boosts memory formation while sleeping


February 22nd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has offered insights into how the brain, on a cellular level, promotes the formation of memories while sleeping.Based on his research that the brain ... Read more...

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Siesta makes you smarter


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don't snigger. New research from the University of California, Berkeley ... Read more...

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Midday napping can make you smarter


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Taking a midday nap can dramatically boost brain's learning capacity power, according to a new study.The new research suggests that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the ... Read more...

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Researchers unlock secret behind acupuncture


October 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 8 (IANS) After 3,000 years, the secrets of acupuncture have been unlocked by researchers. Morry Silberstein, professor at Australia's Curtin University of Technology (CUT), has developed a new theory that ... Read more...

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Sleep deprivation can take its toll on brain health in later life


September 28th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): Students and businessmen are often miss a good night's sleep with a view to performing brilliantly in exams and securing big contracts, respectively, but this may adversely affect ... Read more...

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Seizure drug improves sleep in menopausal women with hot flashes


September 9th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A drug initially used to treat seizures improves sleep quality in menopausal women with hot flashes, claims a new study.University of Rochester Medical Center researchers have reported the ... Read more...

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Intake of caffeine prevents risk taking after extreme sleep deprivation


June 10th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Caffeine use prevents increased risk taking that occurs after several nights of total sleep deprivation, says a new study.The research abstract will be presented today at SLEEP 2009, ... Read more...

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Smoking by mother is biggest baby killer


April 3rd, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Maternal smoking has replaced sleeping on stomach as the biggest risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to a new study. The study showed that babies exposed ... Read more...

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Displaying patriotism through Rangoli


March 9th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Mar 9 (ANI): To pay tributes to the people who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks, renowned artists from Maharashtra performed inspiring patriotic songs and ... Read more...

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Special brain cells trigger urge to sleep


January 29th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Brain cells called astrocytes trigger the urge to sleep that comes with prolonged wakefulness, according to a study based on mice. The study could lead to better drugs ... Read more...

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Top ten technology breakthroughs of 2008


December 26th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Wired News has outlined a list of the top ten technology breakthroughs of 2008. The top ten technology breakthroughs of 2008 are: 10. Flexible Displays are likely to be ... Read more...

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