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Health: Chronic stress may give you a pot belly

Representational image London: People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to gaining extra kilos overtime, says a study. The findings, published in the journal Obesity, are based on examination of hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress. The study …

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Health: Eating nuts may cut risk of colon cancer

Pics for representational purposes London: Consuming nuts such as hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios may not only contribute to a healthy diet, but also slow down the growth of cancer cells and reduce the risk of colon cancer, researchers have found. The findings, led by researchers from University of Jena …

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It's dopamine in brain that helps in bonding

Representational picture New York: In a first, researchers have found that neurotransmitter dopamine — a chemical that acts in various brain systems to spark the motivation necessary to work for a reward — was involved in human bonding. In the research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy …

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Singing to babies benefits mothers too

Representational picture New York: Unlike other forms of caregiving, mothers singing to their babies is a universal behaviour, and new research shows that the act could be mutually beneficial for both the mother and the child. While the songs provide the babies much-needed sensory stimulation that can focus their attention, …

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Children inherit obesity from parents: Study

Prev Representational image London: Parents, take note! Up to 40 percent of your child’s body-mass index may be inherited from you, according to a new study which suggests that more than half of a kid’s tendency towards obesity is determined by genetics and family environment. For the most obese children, …

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Health: Why migraines are more common among women

PrevNext Representational picture New York: Females are more vulnerable to certain stress-related and allergic diseases such as migraines because of distinct differences found in mast cells, a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system, says a study. Mast cells are an important category of immune …

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7 useful health benefits of aspirin

Prev Aspirin — a common painkiller — often used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation has myriad health benefits. Here’s a look… >> Heart attack sufferers are administered low doses of aspirin to reduce the risk of another attack or the death of the heart tissue. >> Aspirin is also …

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