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Learning to read in adulthood may transform brain

By: IANS | London | Published:May 26, 2017 6:29 pm Reading in adulthood may affects brain. (Source: ThinkStock Images) When a completely illiterate person learns to read and write in adulthood, the human brain reorganises and transforms itself significantly, researchers say. The findings, based on a study on women in …

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Daily intake of probiotics may improve symptoms of depression

Prev Toronto: Regular intake of probiotics — live bacteria and yeasts — which are well known to be good for the digestive system may also relieve symptoms of depression, suggests a new study. The findings revealed that twice as many adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) reported improvement from co-existing …

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Men may have worse chemotherapy-induced heart condition

By: IANS | London | Published:May 26, 2017 8:23 pm Men may have worse side effects of chemotherapy treatment. (Source: ThinkStock Images) Men undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment are more likely to have worse heart muscle disease as compared to women, according to a research. Cardiomyopathy is an acquired or …

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Marijuana extract may cut seizures in rare epilepsy disorder

By: IANS | New York | Published:May 25, 2017 4:17 pm Marijuana compound may help in reducing epilepsy disorder. (Source: ThinkStock Images) Administering marijuana compound may help reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with a rare and severe form of epilepsy by 39 per cent, researchers say. The Dravet …

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Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men

By: IANS | New York | Updated: May 24, 2017 10:17 pm Patients suffering from lung cancer are more stressed. (Source: ThinkStock Images) Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer, researchers say. The study showed the overall …

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