#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’

Women, today, are career-oriented and put in the same hours as the men. During the process, they are subjected to severe stress from the work and home fronts. Sustaining this pressure for a long time takes a massive toll on their bodies, and they end up paying a heavy price. Earlier, in case of complications, […]

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#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Medical students should go beyond academics’

Clinical acumen does not figure on the priority list of our undergraduate students, and all the efforts go into cramming to secure high grades. At the Post Graduate level, even the entrance exam focuses more on theory-based education. We need to give medical students a chance to train their minds to think about what’s beyond […]

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Movie violence doesn’t make kids violent in their day-to-day, finds study

Research carried out in the United States on PG-13 rated films – similar to India’s U/A rating, analysed the trends portrayed in such material against real cases of violence, including murder and youth violence. While many parents try to monitor the content their children are watching to avoid inappropriate language or other mature themes, a […]

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Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds study

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Symptoms of schizophrenia include psychoses, hallucinations, delusions, and unusual thinking patterns. Emotional numbing, reduced motivation, difficulty forming and maintaining social relationships, and cognitive impairment are also among the symptoms that tend to characterize the condition. Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia […]

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Innovative brain pacemaker could help improve Parkinson’s treatment

Researcher’s reveals how dopamine works in Parkinson’s patients

Researchers from Virginia Tech’s Carilion Institute have known about dopamine’s link to learning for some time, but they wanted to dig a little deeper in a new study. Using high-end technology, the researchers examined dopamine levels in Parkinson’s patients who were undergoing brain surgery at a rate a thousand times faster than previously recorded in […]

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Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementia

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementia

While genetics play a role, making a few lifestyle changes and addressing preventable factors can also help in delaying the onset of dementia. The disease is not a normal part of the ageing process and commonly causes the symptom of memory loss. While there is no cure, research has found some activities might help in […]

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Best time for brain performance during the day and best age for learning revealed

What’s your ideal time of the day for brain performance? Surprisingly, the answer to this isn’t as simple as being a morning or a night person. New research has shown that certain times of the day are best for completing specific tasks, and listening to your body’s natural clock may help you to accomplish more […]

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Giving your baby gadgets to play with can hamper their speech development

Giving your baby gadgets to play with can hamper their speech development

Parents who are raising children in today’s times have likely to have fretted about screen time and wondered what impact these devices could have on kids. Will the technology affect their brains? Does it limit social development? Would it harm them emotionally? Could it delay when they start talking? A study was released on Thursday […]

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