Timely meals, early to bed can prevent mental illness

Living a structured life with regular meal times and early bedtimes can lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness, suggests a study.

Birth season affects your mood in later life

People born in spring and summer may be great optimists and those born in autumn are less likely to be depressed than winter-borns, a new study suggests.

Curiosity primes the brain to learn

 Curiosity may put the brain in a state that allows it to learn and retain any kind of information, a new study suggests.

Why fat people tend to overeat

Triggers such as the smell of popcorn at a movie theatre or a commercial for a snack may have a stronger pull for obese people due to differences in brain chemistry, says a study.

Dolphins squeal with joy while experiencing pleasure: Study

A new study suggests that dolphins squeal like kids when they are happy.

Woman suffers ` spontaneous orgasms` from Parkinson`s drug

Parkinson`s drug, rasagiline, caused a woman to experience uncontrollable orgasms.

Anti-psychotic medications new hope against brain tumours

Researchers have said that FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs possess tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma.

Novel compound may help keep Parkinson`s symptoms at bay

Researchers have claimed to have developed a novel compound that appears to protect mice against developing movement problems associated with Parkinson`s disease (PD).

Exposure to pesticides may increase Parkinson`s risk

A new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to developing Parkinson`s after exposure to certain pesticides.

Multitasking abilities lie in your genes

Researchers have long studied the connection between cognitive function and the ability to perform well on multiple simultaneous tasks, and recently they went a step further to test a genetic link to multitasking ability.

How exposure to pesticides increases Parkinson`s disease risk

Researchers have found that genetic mutation combined with exposure to pesticides increases risk of Parkinson`s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, by killing dopamine-containing neurons.

How antidepressants work in brain

A new study has allowed researchers better understanding of how antidepressants work in the human brain - and may lead to the better antidepressants` development with few or no side effects.

Being happy does lower your blood pressure

A new research has found that a synthetic gene module controlled by the happiness hormone dopamine produces an agent that lowers blood pressure.

Why humans are musical but apes aren`t

A researcher has revealed that humans have the ability to mimic and imitate things like music and speech because of the fact that synchronised group movement quite simply makes it possible to perceive sounds from the surroundings better.

What goes around inside an alcoholic`s mind

A new study suggests that people who are vulnerable to developing alcoholism exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol.

Protein linked to learning also induces cocaine addiction

Researchers have claimed that it has solved the longstanding puzzle of why a key protein linked to learning is also needed to become addicted to cocaine.

Smoking weed could blunt brain`s motivation system

A new study has found that long-term cannabis users tend to produce less dopamine, a chemical in the brain linked to motivation.

ADHD drug may treat cocaine addiction

A single dose of a commonly-prescribed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug helps improve brain function in cocaine addiction, scientists have found.

New anti-cocaine vaccine passes key test in primates

A novel anti-cocaine vaccine developed by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College has been successfully tested in primates, bringing them closer to launching human clinical trials.

Beer`s taste triggers dopamine release in brain

The taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain that is associated with drinking and other drugs of abuse, researchers have claimed.