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New model brings obsessive-compulsive disorder cure closer to reality
Posted On: Sept. 27, 2011
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): University of Chicago researchers have created a new model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that mimics both symptoms of the disease and the timing of its treatment in humans. Using the model, researchers isolated a single neurotransmitter receptor in a specific brain region responsible for their model's OCD-like symptoms, offering new insight into the cause of the ...
New model brings obsessive-compulsive disorder cure closer to reality
Laughter is indeed the best medicine when dealing with pain
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Melbourne, Sept 14 (ANI): A British study has revealed that laughter really is the best medicine when it comes to dealing with pain, as it releases opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain. In a lab experiment, volunteers were made to watch either comedy clips from 'Mr Bean' or 'Friends', or non-humorous items such as golf or wildlife programs, while their ...
Laughter is indeed the best medicine when dealing with pain
Risk of insomnia 67pc higher if family member is insomniac
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A study has found that the risk of suffering from insomnia is 67 percent higher if a family member is insomniac. The research team, directed by Dr. Charles M. Morin of Universite Laval's School of Psychology, came to these conclusions following a study involving 3,485 people. The participants were asked to answer a telephone survey on ...
Risk of insomnia 67pc higher if family member is insomniac
The 'happy gene' that makes you happy
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 10 (ANI): A study has revealed that those born with a "happy gene" tend to be smiley, cheerful and more positive persons. Professor Elaine Fox at Essex University showed more than 100 people positive and negative pictures on a computer screen, such as growling dogs and smiling children, measuring which ones they concentrated on based on a revolutionary ...
 The 'happy gene' that makes you happy
Want to beat the blues? Eat blueberries, cocoa and green veggies
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Feeling depressed? Include blueberries, cocoa and green vegetables in your daily diet. Scientists have found how micronutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables can have a rapid impact on brain. They found that some foods like blueberries, cocoa and green vegetables provide an instant boost to our mental sharpness and mood, and help to ward off ...
Want to beat the blues? Eat blueberries, cocoa and green veggies
Kicking the butt 'can improve your personality'
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): Quitting smoking not only improves overall health but also enhances your personality, says a new study. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that young people who have quit smoking are less impulsive and neurotic than those who smoke. "The data indicate that for some young adults smoking is impulsive," said lead author Andrew Littlefield, a ...
Kicking the butt 'can improve your personality'
Deep male voices enhance women's memories
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): For the first time a new study has found that a low masculine voice is important for both mate choice and the accuracy of women's memory. The study by David Smith and colleagues from the University of Aberdeen in the UK found that women remember men who speak to them in a low pitch voice. Then, ...
Deep male voices enhance women's memories
Women perform better in teams
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
London, Sept 11 (ANI): A study has proved that women compete better when they are in a team as compared to men who give more preference to the role of an individual. Nearly two-thirds of the "gender competition gap" - the gap between the likelihood of men or women to enter a competition - disappears when people are offered the ...
Women perform better in teams
We can literally feel with our 'mind's touch'
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): As we look at an object, our brain not only processes what the object looks like, but remembers what it feels like to touch it as well, according to USC scientists. This connection is so strong that a computer examining data coming only from the part of your brain that processes touch can predict which object ...
We can literally feel with our 'mind's touch'
How people who inherit the 'happy gene' are born optimists
Posted On: Sept. 10, 2011
London, Sept 10 (ANI): Scientists have found that some people are born optimists because they have inherited a "happy gene". The finding may help to explain why some people are always miserable while others tend to look on the bright side, the Daily Mail reported. Professor Elaine Fox at Essex University showed more than 100 people positive and negative pictures ...
How people who inherit the 'happy gene' are born optimists
Remembering the past negatively harms health
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Remembering the past in a negative way may be harmful to your health, according to a new study. A study by the University of Granada reports that people's attitude to past events, present experiences or future expectations, influences their perception of health and their quality of life. "We have observed that when people are negative about ...
Remembering the past negatively harms health
Regular aerobic exercises can keep dementia at bay
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Washington, Sept 08 (ANI): A new study has found that doing regular aerobic exercises like walking, gym workouts and activities at home such as shoveling snow or raking leaves may reduce the risk of dementia and slow its progression once it starts. Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, and his colleagues analyzed all the scientific literature on ...
Regular aerobic exercises can keep dementia at bay
Peer pressure is hardwired in our brain
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the human brain places more value on winning when one is in a social setting as opposed to when one is winning alone. Georgio Coricelli of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences led a multinational team of researchers that measured activity in the regions of the brain ...
Peer pressure is hardwired in our brain
Key advance in developing safer cure for sleeping sickness found
Posted On: Sept. 8, 2011
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Glasgow scientists have in a new study presented a key advance in developing a safer cure for sleeping sickness. Led by Professor Peter Kennedy, researchers at the University of Glasgow's Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation have created a version of the drug most commonly used to treat sleeping sickness, which can be administered orally in ...
Key advance in developing safer cure for sleeping sickness found
Even mild cognitive impairment ups death risk
Posted On: Sept. 7, 2011
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Even mild cognitive impairment can significantly increase the risk for death, scientists say. According to a new, long-term study from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers, cognitive impairment, especially at the moderate to severe stages has an impact on life expectancy similar to chronic conditions such as diabetes or chronic heart failure. Nearly 4,000 people between ...
Even mild cognitive impairment ups death risk
Men twice as likely as women to use mutilating methods to commit suicide
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): A study has revealed that men are nearly twice as likely as women to use methods that mutilate the face or head when committing suicide. Women, on the other hand, are more likely than men to avoid any facial disfiguration when taking their own lives. Valerie Callanan from the University of Akron and Mark Davis from ...
Men twice as likely as women to use mutilating methods to commit suicide
Time with family, friends makes you happier than by partying
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
Washington, August 31 (ANI): A study has found that happy people who are less outgoing, relied less on partying and drinking to be happy and more on connections with family and friends or cognitive strategies, such as positive thinking. An Indiana University study compared strategies used by extroverted college students and their less socially inclined peers to reach to the ...
Time with family, friends makes you happier than by partying
1 out of every 25 bosses is a 'psychopath', research reveals
Posted On: Sept. 5, 2011
London, Sept 2 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that one in 25 company bosses are psychopaths. The pioneering study led by New York psychologist Dr Paul Babiak revealed that bosses disguise their psychopathy by using their status, charm and manipulation. According to them, positive experiences such as happy childhoods are what really stop these bosses from turning into potential serial killers. ...
1 out of every 25 bosses is a 'psychopath', research reveals
Workers increasingly seeking medical help to cope with job stress
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Concordia University economists have revealed that job-related stress is catching up with workers with the number of visits to doctors rising up to 26 percent for workers in high stress jobs. They have found that increased job stress causes workers to increasingly seek help from health professionals for physical, mental and emotional ailments linked to job ...
Workers increasingly seeking medical help to cope with job stress
Women are sleepless due to financial worries while men stay awake for 'nothing'
Posted On: Aug. 27, 2011
London, Aug 27 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that 30 percent of women spend most of their time lying awake at night due to financial worries, while 35 percent of men are kept awake by "nothing". The Manilla.com study looked at the habits of 1000 average wage-earning women and men in the U.S. The second most common reason for ...
Women are sleepless due to financial worries while men stay awake for 'nothing'
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