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The Curse of living in Industrialized World

Petrozavodsk is a rather poor Russian city of 270,000 on the shores of Lake Onega and the capital of the Republic of Karelia.  It is on the border of Finland.  The Finnish population on the other side of the border is 7 times richer than the Russian population.  However, the …

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How Sleep Patterns impacts Memory and Cognition

There is a strong link between sleep, memory and cognition.  As we age our sleep patterns change along with the ability to remember things. We spend a lot of time sleeping (roughly one-third of our lives, according to the National Institutes of Health). But how much downtime do our brains …

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30% of ICU survivors go through PTSD

The Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is very common amongst those who have experienced the trauma like being in war, being sexually assaulted etc.  But now a new study at John Hopkins shows that the PTSD symptoms are also common amongst those who have been at the ICU for medical …

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Are we hard wired to Avoid Exercise?

Are we wired for being against the exercise?  It seems that there are individual differences because of the threshold we have in our body for exercise.  And that can make it easy for some and difficult for others.  So what is the way out?  Start with baby steps… and slowly …

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Green Tea & Red Wine disrupt the Alzheimer advance

Good news for the Green Tea and Wine drinkers!  These two products contain chemicals that help fighting the impact of Alzheimers.  They do so by disrupting a key step in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Findings were published in Journal of Biological Chemistry. The key to Alzheimer’s advance is the …

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Scientific Breakthrough: After Antibiotics have wiped your digestive bacteria, cure is injecting someone’s poop into your digestive tract

Here is an interesting situation – bizarre one really. We use anti-biotics for a lot of infections.  These anti-biotics, along with decimating the bacteria that is harmful, goes further and gets rid of bacteria in the digestive tract as well.  Great!  Right?  Naah!!  The bacteria in the digestive tract that we have …

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Universe is like a Giant Brain

A news study says that Universe is a giant brain. According to a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the universe may be growing in the same way as a giant brain – with the electrical firing between brain cells ‘mirrored’ by the shape of expanding galaxies. The results of …

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