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Cheers! Your evening drink may work as anti-depressant

The study demonstrated that alcohol followed the same biochemical pathway as rapid anti-depressants in the animals, while producing behavioural effects comparable to those observed in people.

Sep 30, 2016, 00:03 AM IST

Common migraine medication during pregnancy can affect baby

The review was published in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.

Mar 31, 2016, 20:04 PM IST

Improve your stamina, BP with daily dose of beet juice

Emerging evidence suggests that dietary inorganic nitrate supplementation has beneficial effects on blood pressure control, vascular health, exercise capacity and oxygen metabolism.

Feb 12, 2016, 09:02 AM IST

Obesity linked with blood clots in kids, juveniles

For the study the researchers conducted a retrospective chart review of patients at Wake Forest Baptist's Brenner Children's Hospital between January 2000 and September 2012. They identified 88 patients between ages 2-18 who confirmed cases of VTE.

Jan 16, 2016, 18:24 PM IST

Over-the-counter sexual treatments could be harmful

It has been found that nearly 80 percent of tested samples of over-the-counter products purchased in the US and Asia contained PDE5Is.

Jan 12, 2016, 16:23 PM IST

Antidepressant or soy protein don`t cure male `hot flashes`

Men who are receiving hormone therapy for prostate cancer also experience menopausal hot flashes but unlike in women, neither soy protein nor a common antidepressant provides relief for men, according to a new study.

Oct 01, 2013, 15:48 PM IST

How meditation helps reduce anxiety

Is has been known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but how it works has been unclear. Now, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved in it.

Aug 10, 2013, 10:03 AM IST

Maintaining weight as important as losing it for postmenopausal women

Gaining weight back after intentional weight loss is associated with negative long-term effects on some cardiometabolic (CM) risk factors in postmenopausal women, researchers say.

Dec 18, 2012, 11:54 AM IST