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10 Positive Habits That Could Change Your Life

Monday, December 05, 2016

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An answer written on Quora, impacted me as well an article on TIME. 10 best habits!! Most of us want to inculcate the best of everything to become the best of yourself!! 1. Trust karma. What goes around comes back, do as you want to be treated yourself. 2. Volunteer. Give to others… You will …

Sleep loss may take a toll on your heart

Sunday, December 04, 2016

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Too little sleep may take a toll on your heart, say scientists who discovered that working in high-stress jobs that often require 24-hour shifts and lead to short-term sleep deprivation may increase blood pressure and heart rate. People who work in fire and emergency medical services, medical residencies and other high-stress jobs are often called …

Homelessness makes people vulnerable to mental, health issues

Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Homelessness makes people vulnerable to mental and health problems, according to a study by British researchers that sheds light on the plight of society’s most marginalised people. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-like temporary housing and others living in …

Allowing kids to play in Sun may help them avoid eyeglasses

Friday, December 02, 2016

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Parents, take note! Allowing kids to play in Sun may help them avoid eyeglasses in later life, say scientists who found that higher exposure to ultraviolet B radiation reduces the risk of nearsightedness. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK suggest that exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation between …

Platypus venom may help treat diabetes

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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A hormone produced in the venom of platypus – one of Australia’s most iconic native animals – may pave the way for potential new treatments for Type 2 diabetes in humans, a new study suggests. The hormone, known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), is normally secreted in the gut of both humans and animals, stimulating the …

Creative activities improve emotional well-being

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Doing something creative always lifts our spirit and makes us feel calmer. This is probably the fact which helped the concept of adult drawing books come into being. Creativity seems to stem the build-up of stressful and negative thoughts and makes you feel much better. This is what we always felt, but a study has …

Delhi unites for ‘Queer Pride Parade’

Monday, November 28, 2016

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New Delhi organised its ninth annual ‘Queer Pride Parade’ on Sunday, November 27. The parade was organised in solidarity with the ‘LGBTQIA’ community to make a united call for gender equality. The march was called by the Delhi Queer Pride Committee and saw hundreds of people coming together, draped in rainbow colours, asking for a …

Practice testing protects memory against stress: Study

Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Learning by taking practice tests can protect memory against the negative effects of stress, according to a new study. Scientists from Tufts University in the US conducted experiments involving 120 individuals who learned a series of words and images by retrieval practice showed no impairment in memory after experiencing acute stress. Participants who used study …

Highly potent antibody may lead to therapy for Zika

Friday, November 25, 2016

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In a step towards developing a therapy against Zika virus, researchers have discovered the mechanism by which a human antibody previously identified to react with the Dengue virus, prevents the infection at a cellular level. As Zika spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika rings loud and clear, …

Your pet dog remembers what you do

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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Just like humans, dogs have the remarkable ability to remember and recall events from the past even when the canines do not expect to be rewarded, a new study has found. “The results of our study can be considered as a further step to break down artificially erected barriers between non-human animals and humans,” said …

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