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Your eyes may signal your mental stress level | health

With demands of work productivity shooting up stress levels, researchers have discovered that a person’s eyes may offer a solution. The study showed that the pupil dilation – widening of the pupils of the eyes – could be used to indicate levels of stress of a person in a multitasking ...

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Hindustan Times Palate Fest: Get tuned to healthy bingeing | health

When hunger pangs strike, visions of comfort food start dancing in the mind, and we often end up eating junk that induces guilt and higher digits on the weighing scale. But, you can keep all these worries aside when you head to Hindustan Times Palate Fest 2018, for the theme ...

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Solving puzzles at old age might not boost declining mental health: Study

Engaging in intellectually stimulating activities on a regular basis can boost mental ability in old age. (Source: Pixabay) When it comes to keeping the brain sharp in old age, we have often heard that it all depends on ‘use it or lose it’ formula. But a recent research shows that ...

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What makes strawberries special and the best ways to cook them | health

What makes strawberries special and the best ways to cook them | health

Considered one of the most versatile berries, strawberries are used in almost everything — from sauces, syrups, and baked goods to jams and jellies. However, chefs also swear by their use of the berry in savouries such as salad dressings and the good ol’ chaat. Chefs share tips on using ...

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Birth control pills may block blood flow to brain | health

Birth control pills may block blood flow to brain | health

Turns out, birth control pills increase the risk of ischemic strokes which are usually caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This keeps blood from flowing to the brain. According to stroke specialists at the Loyola University, oral contraceptives increase the risk ...

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Inflammatory bowel disease ups prostate cancer risk: Study | health

Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are four to five times at higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin. IBD is inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and is a common chronic condition that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative ...

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Human brain responds to aggressive voices quicker: Study | health

Human brains notice a voice much faster when it is considered threatening or aggressive than when it is perceived as normal or happy in an auditory environment, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that in a few hundred milliseconds, our brain becomes sensitive to the presence of angry ...

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Sleeping too much is bad for you, here’s why | health

Turns out, sleeping more than six to eight hours a night is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases. According to a recent study at the McMaster and Peking Union Medical College, people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of ...

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Can newborns recognise their mother’s profile view? | health

Although adults and children can easily recognise faces from both the frontal and profile views, a new study has revealed that babies younger than six months of age do not recognise their mothers watching their mobile phones. The study, published in the journal, NeuroImage, showed that babies can recognise faces ...

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Dietary, lifestyle interventions beneficial before pregnancy | health

Dietary, lifestyle interventions beneficial before pregnancy | health

According to a new research, dietary and lifestyle interventions are important for overweight and obese women before their pregnancy. The study was published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The researchers reported the results of a large study of birth outcomes in more than 500 overweight or obese ...

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