Women no better at multitasking than men, reveals study

  Whether it is the result of anecdotal evidence or gender stereotyping, the belief that women are better at multitasking than men is very prevalent. In fact, in a 2015 survey, 80% of the respondents were convinced that women had better multitasking abilities than men. But what does the science say? New research busts this […]

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Adults who were born pre-term less likely to have sexual, romantic relationships

The meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Warwick with data from up to 4.4 million adult participants showed that those born preterm are 28% less likely to ever be in a romantic relationship. A meta-analysis conducted by researchers from the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick has published ‘Association of Preterm Birth/Low […]

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Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

Being in a bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking, say researchers

You often hear that it’s better to be single than in a bad relationship. Being independent is a lot more empowering than being in a relationship when it’s just not working. And now, research shows that being in a bad relationship can actually be detrimental to your health. In a marriage, having disagreements now and […]

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Here’s evidence of how pets can help benefit mental health

New research examines how interacting with pets affects cortisol levels among college students. An extensive review that included several testimonials from people living with mental health conditions who vouched for the emotional comfort and psychological benefits that their pets brought them. In fact, the review concluded that pets should be part of patient care plans […]

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Poor sleep associated with high blood pressure, suggests study

The study, to be published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, offers one possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and even death from cardiovascular disease. The link between poor sleep and cardiovascular health problems is increasingly well-established in scientific literature, but the reason for the […]

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Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain, study suggests

Research shows that on average, people gain between 0.4 and 1 kilogram (kg) of weight per year. Although this may be a small amount, persistent weight gain can lead to obesity over time. Most of us are familiar with the so-called holiday weight gain. During Diwali and the festive season leading up to New Year’s […]

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Social support can help slash the risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women, says study

The study results have been published online on February 20 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) With so many people affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD), there has been tremendous research on its various risk factors (although much of the focus to date has been on traditional risk factors such as […]

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