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Health: 5 reasons why women gain weight post pregnancy

Childbirth brings lot of changes in a woman’s life. Along with the addition of new responsibilities and challenges, new moms also tend to add more flab to their bodies and suffer from post pregnancy weight gain. Weight gain after pregnancy is a very common phenomenon, which if not tackled on …

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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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