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Why people get aggressive after drinking decoded

Just two glasses of vodka can trigger changes in the brain region linked to aggression, say scientists who used MRI scans to understand why people become violent after consuming alcohol. According to most theories, alcohol-related aggression is caused by changes in the prefrontal cortex. However, there is a lack of substantial neuroimaging evidence to substantiate

Consuming processed foods could increase the risk of cancer, says study

The health hazards of consuming processed foods are something we keep hearing every other day. Unfortunately, that does not change the fact that processed food consumption is quite high the world over. While numerous studies have previously linked processed food with cancer, another study has echoed the stance, warning about a possible association between the

Laughing at yourself may be good for mental well-being

People who frequently crack jokes about themselves to gain approval of others have greater levels of psychological well-being, a study has found. The findings, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, contradict some of the research carried out to date in the psychology of humour. Up until now, a significant deal of the research

Eating slowly may help you lose weight

Trying to shed those extra kilos? Chewing slowly and refraining from eating for two hours before bedtime may help, scientists say. Changes in eating habits were strongly associated with lower obesity and weight (BMI), and smaller waist circumference, according to researchers from Kyushu University in Japan. The findings are based on health insurance data for

Nuvoco and Jadavpur University launch a 3-Semester Diploma in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management

Jammu Tawi, February 16 Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. (formerly Lafarge India Ltd.), a leading building material company and The School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University (JU) have collaborated to introduce a 3 Semester Diploma course in Industrial Safety and Environmental Management (DISEM). Introduction of this Diploma Course will surely try to meet the growing needs

Video games can improve mobility in stroke patients: Study

Playing video games may help stroke patients to improve their attention deficit disorders and movement control problems, claimed a new study. After a stroke, also called cerebral infarction, injuries in areas that control attention also cause mobility problems.  The study has opened the door to a new therapeutic pathway that consists of complementing the physical

Sweetened drinks may lower chances of pregnancy

Drinking one or more sugar-sweetened beverages every day by either partner may reduce the couple’s chances of pregnancy, a study has warned. “We found positive associations between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which were consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking, and overall diet quality,” said Elizabeth

‘New toolkit improves heart attack care in Indian hospitals’

A simple quality toolkit may help improve the outcomes of heart attacks and other major cardiovascular disease events in Indian hospitals, a major study suggests. The toolkit of checklists, education materials and quality and performance reporting improved the quality of care in hospitals in Kerala, according to the study published in the Journal of the

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