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HindustanTimes Tue,02 Sep 2014

Wellness

Kids finding it tough to learn things? Here's why

A new study has discovered why learning tasks can be easier said than done. Neural engineers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition have discovered a fundamental constraint in the brain that may explain why this happens.

Package offer! Heart exercises also benefit the brain

Exercising to improve your cardiovascular strength may protect you from cognitive impairment as you age, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Montreal studied 31 young people between the ages of 18 and 30 and 54 older participants aged between 55 and 75 and reached this conclusion.

New compound may curb binge eating in women

Previous data showed women, who have irregular menstrual cycles tend to binge eat or consume unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time, suggesting that hormones play a role in the development or prevention of the behaviour.

Dry spell takes sting out of dengue

There’s much to worry about after the severe shortfall in rain in Delhi this monsoon but there’s a silver lining on the health front. Only 28 cases of dengue have been reported in the city in August this year compared to 98 last year.

Sleep drunkenness: When you wake up feeling confused

A new study has explored a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness", which affects one in every seven people and causes episodes of waking up confused.

Five tips for that perfect celebrity body

Achieving a perfect body a la celebrities is not difficult if one follows the right workout regime and eating habits. We have Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Anne Hathaway's fitness trainer sharing workout secrets.

Using anti-bacterial soap not a good idea, warns study

Hand-washing with antibacteria lsoap may expose people to significant levels of a widely-used chemical that can potentially cause developmental problems in foetuses and newborns, a new study has warned.

Finally! Researchers reveal 'world's best diet'

A University of Copenhagen study found that a high protein, low carbohydrate diet pattern is the best ever. The diet includes fresh vegetables, lean protein sources like fish, poultry and nuts and grainy foods like rye bread and barley.

Want to avoid over drinking? Use 'rule of thumb'

A new study has revealed that using 'rule of thumb' while drinking wine can help people lower their alcohol consumption.

Beauty secrets: Rihanna doles out tips for clear skin

Singer Rihanna says she stops drinking alcohol when her skin breaks out, increases water intake and some times she even resorts to beauty products to enhance her look.

Do gamified fitness apps really work?

An increasingly sedentary lifestyle, in which people can't put down their mobile devices, has led app developers to believe there could be a pot of gold in motivating people to exercise by means of gamified fitness, though researchers beg to differ.

Indian-origin scientists devise ways to treat cancer from scorpion venom

The research titled -- Highly efficient anti-cancer therapy using scorpion ‘NanoVenin was part of the recent  meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, in San Francisco.

Hangover? Blame it on your genes

Researchers at University of Missouri-Columbia have found that genes may partly determine why some people get hangovers after a night of drinking while others do not.

Why don’t you let things go?

Not all problems in life need fixing. Some just need a bit of ignoring.

House calls in the Boondocks

Assam’s boat clinics are lifesavers for impoverished communities marooned for most of the year on the Brahmaputra’s many riverine islands. The people here depend on the river for fish, and for water for their paddy and jute fields. They also depend on the river for lifesaving vaccines and medicines.
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