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Sleep deprivation may lead to memory loss

It has been proposed earlier that changes in the connectivity between synapses - structures that allow neurons to pass signals to each other - can affect memory.

Mediterranean diet, exercise can cut risk of Alzheimer's

The Mediterranean diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals and fish and low in meat and dairy, and characterised by a high ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fats, and mild to moderate alcohol consumption.

Primates didn't start out with large brains

Brain specialisations such as improved vision preceded the development of large brains in primates, our closest cousins, confirms a new study.

Want a healthy brain? Avoid these things!

We need to take special care of our brain as it is one of the most delicate organs of your body. 

Brain area that adapts to hearing loss identified

A specific part of the brain that older adults rely on to differentiate speech sounds in background noise has been identified in a move that could revolutionise the treatment of hearing loss, reveal researchers.

Japanese encephalitis: All you need to know about the viral disease

 The incubation period of JEV (time from infection until illness) is typically 5-15 days, but 1 in 250 infections develop into encephalitis.

Here`s why some fat risks your health, while others don't

According to the University of Naples Federico II study, a diet high in saturated fat affects a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate hunger, making it struggle to control what you eat.

Activation of brain receptors may motivate for physical activity

 Activation of brain receptors in its pleasure centre may serve as a future treatment to improve motivation for physical activity in postmenopausal women, a new study has revealed.

This is your brain on ''risk-taking''

This is your brain on ''risk-taking''

A new study has shed light on what`s going on inside our heads as we decide whether or not a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis located a region of the brain involved in decisions made under conditions of uncertainty, and identified some of the cells involved in the decision-making process.

Boy's heart, brain function halted for cardiac tumour removal!

The surgery was performed using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), a surgical technique that involves reduction of body temperature to 15 degrees Celcius

Multiple sclerosis: 15 warning signs you might have the condition

Although MS can occur in young children and older odults, the condition most commonly affects people between the ages of 20 and 50.

Hypertension biggest global risk factor for stroke: Study

Hypertension is the single major risk factor for stroke, which is a highly preventable medical condition globally, irrespective of age and sex, reveals a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Drug-use may damage ability to choose right from wrong

There is strong link between drug use and criminal behaviour, but it is not known whether the criminal behaviour is in part a result of the drugs' effects on brain function.

Scientists discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have discovered the first physiological sign of Alzheimer's disease and that is a decreased blood flow in the brain.

Revealed – Why you can't sleep in a new place!

As per a study published in the journal Current Biology, it's likely that half of our brain remains alert and acts as a 'night watch to monitor unfamiliar surroundings during sleep'.

Marijuana quashes brain's response to reward over time

The findings showed that the reward system of the brain has been 'hijacked' by the drug and that the users need the drug to feel reward -- or that their emotional response has been dampened.

Four hours of physical exercise after learning boosts memory

Doing physical exercises for four hours after learning as it can significantly improve long-term memory and memory traces, a new study suggests.

How overeating can actually make you eat more!

Overeating reduces levels of a hormone that signals the feeling of fullness in the brain, potentially promoting more eating.

Try these superfoods to enhance your brain function!

Eating healthy food also boost and improve our brain function.

How air pollution affects your child's mental health!

A new study reveals that increased exposure to air pollution can negatively affect the brain as well as mental development of children and adolescents.