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Alcohol can boost memory, says study

By: IANS | London | Published:July 25, 2017 6:11 pm Although the cause of this effect is not yet known, the researchers explained that alcohol blocks the learning of new information and, therefore, the brain has more resources available to lay down other recently learned information into long-term memory. (Source: …

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Neuroticism may be linked with long life: Study

By: IANS | London | Published:July 24, 2017 7:24 pm Higher neuroticism is linked with slightly lower risk of death from all causes and cancer. (Source: File Photo) Individuals with higher levels of neuroticism — a personality trait associated with negative emotions — are likely to have longer lifespan and …

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US doctors reverse brain damage in drowned toddler

By: PTI | Washington | Published:July 23, 2017 5:07 pm An MRI at 27 days following hyperbaric oxygen therapy session 40 and 162 days post-drowning demonstrated mild residual injury and near-complete reversal of grey and white matter loss. (File) Doctors in the US have successfully reversed brain damage in a …

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Physical exercise prevents dementia: Research

By: IANS | London | Published:July 23, 2017 7:03 pm There is no alternative to exercise. (Source: File Photo) Regular physical exercise not only enhances fitness but also has a positive impact on brain metabolism, researchers say. The findings showed that physical activity prevented an increase in choline — a macronutrient …

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Maternal high-fat diet may affect kids’ mental health: Study

By: IANS | New York | Published:July 23, 2017 7:29 pm A mother’s diet is crucial and must be carefully planned. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Babies whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet during their pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, …

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Depression may alter brain structure

By: IANS | London | Published:July 22, 2017 8:27 pm Depression is the world’s leading cause of disability, affecting around a fifth of UK adults over a lifetime. (Source: File Photo) An individual suffering from depression may be at an increased risk of developing changes in the structure of the …

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