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

Women are the pillars of strength of every home. The stability of a home depends on the health of women. A happy and healthy woman builds a strong foundation of a happy home. If a woman is unwell for a day, the home is in disarray

#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, […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Medical students should go beyond academics’

I would like to draw your attention to a basic fact that is prevalent across India. We tend to focus all our energies on theoretical education and less on the practical aspect of learning

#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 […]

Want to keep your brain sharp and young? Follow these 6 simple tricks

As we age, we transition from “broad learning” to “specialized learning,” focusing on our careers and specific areas of expertise. It’s that increasingly narrow specialization that leads to cognitive slowdown, she theorises—initially in unfamiliar situations, but eventually all the time

Want to keep your brain sharp and young? Follow these 6 simple tricksThere is an old adage in society that says ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ meaning that it’s harder for adults to learn new skills than it is for kids. And in many ways, that’s true: Babies have nothing to do but eat, sleep, and learn, while grown-ups are faced with all sorts […]

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

There is no relation between violence shown in films suitable for teenagers and violence in society, a study has suggested. Researchers found that violence is attributed to several other factors, but media is not among them

Movie violence doesn’t make kids violent in their day-to-day, finds studyResearch 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 […]

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds study

Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information. Study participants improved auditory and verbal outcomes

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds studyNew 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 […]

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

Researchers use high-end technology to examine dopamine levels in Parkinson’s patients who were undergoing brain surgery at thousand times faster rate than previously recorded in humans

Researcher’s reveals how dopamine works in Parkinson’s patientsResearchers 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 […]

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementia

The main risk factor for dementia is older age. Genetic influences also play a role in the onset of the disease, but these are stronger for rarer types of dementia such as early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are nevertheless few lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk

Engaging in these 4 activities may reduce your risk of dementiaWhile 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 […]

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

How a bit of science can help you use your brain to your best potential

Best time for brain performance during the day and best age for learning revealedWhat’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 […]

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

Twenty percent of the children spent an average of 28 minutes a day using screens, the study found. Every 30-minute increase in daily screen time was linked to a 49 per cent increased risk of what the researchers call expressive speech delay, which is using sounds and words

Giving your baby gadgets to play with can hamper their speech developmentParents 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 […]

Here is how you can learn in your sleep

The three types of memories we consolidate in sleep are declarative (fact-based information), emotional, and operational, which includes skills like learning to ride a bike or play a song.

Here is how you can learn in your sleepIt has long been known that sleep is essential to the learning process. While our bodies are tuned down for eight hours of rest, our mind is hard at work, taking the information we’ve learned throughout the day and storing it within our mind’s brimming bank of knowledge and memories. Just what mechanisms are involved […]