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Why some people are prone to drinking

A team of Finnish scientists has decoded changes in the brain that make people prone to excessive drinking-a discovery that can lead to new drug therapies to treat alcoholism. The brain tissue of people with alcohol dependence shows a variety of hormonal and neurotransmitter changes compared to non-alcoholics. All alcoholics’ brains share some characteristics but some are exclusive to the ...

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Online bullying instigates kids’ aggression

Have you ever been bullied in school, college or social media? A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour in teenagers. These teenagers were twice as likely to show aggressive behaviours themselves like verbal hostility, physical fighting and damaging property. Teenagers who were victims of both face-to-face and ...

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Yoga reduces impact of asthma

If you are suffering from asthma, practising yoga may offer some relief from the chronic disease and improve your quality of life, suggests new research. Asthma is a common chronic disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. The many typical symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. “Our findings suggest that yoga exercise may lead ...

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Decoded: Traits you look in your would- be partner

Attractive and smart but unlucky in love? You may have your own negative traits to blame rather than luck, new research suggests. Researchers have found that when evaluating potential mates, people give more weight to negative qualities than to positive ones. Even if someone has a number of positive qualities, one or two negative qualities can be enough for others ...

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Fashion color trends for summer: Aqua green, blue shades rule season

Not all colours are ideal when it comes to dressing up for the summer heat. Classic shades of white are the go-to shades, but an expert has stated that cool aqua green and blue shades like classic blue, turquoise and aquamarine are gorgeous colours for summer dressing. Sonal Abrol, COO of fashion brand Saiesta, has shared that these colours “look ...

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Rare ‘corpse flower’ blooms in Australia

A 2m-tall flower, known for its pungent odour which has been likened to rotting flesh, has bloomed in Australia. South Australia’s Mount Lofty Botanic Garden has been growing the Amorphophallus Titanium, more commonly called the Corpse Flower, for 10 years, reports BBC. About two weeks ago the plant’s famously pungent flower began to grow, before finally opening on Monday. Matt ...

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What do you look for in your would-be partner?

While evaluating potential mates for a romantic relationship, women pay more heed to men’s negative qualities than positive ones, reserachers found in a study. The study said even if a man has many positive qualities, one or two negative qualities are sufficient for a woman to avoid a romantic relationship with him. The study, published in the journal Personality and ...

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Keep your skin, hair safe from summer wrath

Cleansing is of great importance for the working woman who leaves home to get to work, battling traffic and exposing herself to the grime and pollutants in the air. Always cleanse the skin at night, before going to bed, so that you can remove make-up, stale sweat and oil deposits, as well as dirt and pollutants. A tulsi neem face ...

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Women living around natural vegetation live longer

Women who live close to natural vegetation live longer, compared to women with the lowest levels of greenery near their houses, a study has found. According to researchers, women with the highest levels of vegetation around their houses had a 12 percent lower death rate. The findings showed 41 percent lower death rate for kidney disease, 34 percent lower death ...

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs help average-risk people too

A major international study Saturday suggested that healthy people may reduce their risk of developing heart problems before they start by taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins. The findings came from three trials, which included more than 12,000 people in 21 countries, and were released at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago. Until now, statins have mainly been ...

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