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Women, born multi-taskers

She is a wife, a mother, an actress and also a filmmaker — and her multiple roles never give a dull moment to Divya Khosla Kumar, who feels women are born multi-taskers and no matter how ambitious a lady becomes, her family and home tops the priority list. Asked how she juggles between her professional and personal life and if ...

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Anxiety leads to bad decisions

Researchers have discovered why it is important to stay calm before taking any big decision in life. Anxiety disrupts brain activity that supports decision-making, says a study. Anxiety disengages a region of the brain called the prefrontal cortex (PFC), which is critical for flexible decision making, the findings showed. By monitoring the activity of neurons in the PFC while anxious ...

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Bouncing back after rough patch may take time

Bouncing back when someone goes through a rough period in life — say a divorce or losing a job, people can struggle considerably and take much longer time to recover back to previous levels of functioning, says a new study. The new research finds that natural resilience may not be as common as once thought and that when confronted with ...

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Calcium can ensure good night’s sleep

Calcium has been known long as good for our bones, but it might also be the key to a good night’s sleep, says a new study, unveiling a new theory how sleep works. The study showed that sleep depends on the activity of calcium inside neurons. Moreover, it was also revealed that a mechanism regulated by calcium ions is indeed ...

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High expectations from spouse can lead to divorce

Do you have high expectations from your spouse? Chill and slow down as looking to fulfil your wishes through her can lead to unnecessary conflict and even divorce, say researchers. For less strong marriages such as those involving higher levels of indirect hostility or more severe problems, looking for high expectations further erode the relationship, they warned, adding that high ...

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Keep an eye on your kid’s calorie-intake

Most children overeat when served large portions of calorie-dense popular foods-but manipulating calorie-content and portion size of children aged three to five can substantially reduce their overall caloric consumption, a study has found. Researchers found that caregivers can lower the calorie density (CD) of children’s meals by choosing palatable lower-CD products like grilled chicken pieces and reduced-sugar applesauce. “With acceptable ...

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Home activities burns over 2000 calories a week

Doing household chores may not sound as exciting as going out for a dinner or a movie, but it surely adds a lot to your health and fitness. We have seen our moms doing all the household chores, getting tired and sweating; making us worried for them. But many of us are unaware of the fact that, doing daily household ...

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Depressive symptoms may indicate Alzheimer’s risk

People who are frequently diagnosed with depression may run higher risk of having Alzheimer’s disease later as researcher have found that use of antidepressants is more common among people who go on to develop the most common form of dementia. Antidepressants are frequently initiated in persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) already before the diagnosis, the findings showed. “The incidence of ...

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Six cups of coffee a day may cut multiple sclerosis risk

Excessive intake of coffee is likely to reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune condition affecting the nerve cells, finds a study. The findings, which add to the growing evidence of health benefits of coffee, showed that the higher the quantity of coffee consumed in a day, the lower is the risk of multiple sclerosis. More than 900 ...

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Teaching teens about relationships can curb dating violence

Teens indoctrinated in relationship issues have lower tolerance for aggression and dating violence, says a recent study which observed that healthier dating attitudes can be acquired after even a brief involvement in an anti-violence curriculum. Researchers in the US found that even five lessons from a community-based dating violence prevention programme can effect changes in student attitudes and behaviours. Teen ...

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