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Video games may help combat depression

New York, March 27 Feeling depressed? Beat the blues by playing video games, touted as viable and effective treatment for depression, researchers said. They help in brain training.

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Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

New York, March 27 Researchers have identified more than 100 genes that can help them understand correlations between these genes and human brain activity during memory processing. ...

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Video games may help combat depression

Video games may help combat depression

New York, March 27 Feeling depressed? Beat the blues by playing video games, touted as viable and effective treatment for depression, researchers said. They help in brain training. ...

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'India needs more trained surgeons to deal with rising osteoarthritis'

'India needs more trained surgeons to deal with rising osteoarthritis'

New Delhi, March 26 With India expected to be the osteoarthritis capital of the world by 2025 with over 60 million cases, leading orthopaedic surgeons stress the urgent need for training of emerging surgeons as the ca...

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Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

London, March 26 Stem cell therapy can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse, show results of an early clinical trial. ...

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Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips

Cutting salt in diet may reduce night-time toilet trips

London, March 26 There is good news for people who need to wake up one or more times during the night to go to the toilet. Researchers have found that simply cutting back on salt intake can reduce such night-time trip...

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Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy

Talk therapy for depression? Brain scan may predict efficacy

New York, March 26 Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether talk therapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help a patient recover from ...

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'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

'Repurposing' malaria drug to treat castrate-resistant prostate cancer

Kolkata, March 26 Tapping into the trend of repurposing old approved drugs to treat totally different diseases -- a strategy that led to the development of Viagra, researchers at IIT-Kanpur have shown how a malaria dr...

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Depression curable, speaking about it helps: Modi

Depression curable, speaking about it helps: Modi

New Delhi, March 26 Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on people to change the society's mindset about the menace of "depression" and to encourage its victims to speak up. ...

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Spiritual retreats may uplift mood, behaviour

Spiritual retreats may uplift mood, behaviour

New York, March 26 Apart from enhancing well-being, people who spend their time on spiritual, meditative and religious retreats are likely to have changes in the brains systems associated with mood and social behaviou...

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Jethmalani in Kochi hospital, to be discharged soon

Jethmalani in Kochi hospital, to be discharged soon

Kochi, March 25 Rajya Sabha member and veteran advocate Ram Jethmalani was admitted to a private hospital here on Saturday after he felt uneasy but is responding well and could be discharged in a day, doctors said. ...

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1,800 units of blood collected in camps countrywide

1,800 units of blood collected in camps countrywide

Gurugram, March 25 SABIC's annual blood donation drive across India collected 1,800 units of blood in camps, a company spokesperson said on Saturday. ...

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Women cancer survivors more likely to have pre-term delivery

Women cancer survivors more likely to have pre-term delivery

New York, March 25 Women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years are more at risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery, a study has found....

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10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

10 minutes of vigorous exercise will boost kids' heart health

New York, March 25 Encouraging your children to engage in as little as 10 minutes a day in high-intensity physical activity could help them reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as...

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Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage

Stem cell therapy may help repair lung damage

London, March 25 Stem cell therapy can potentially reduce lung damage caused by chronic inflammation in conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis, research from a pre-clinical...

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Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors

Excess iron in body may cause liver damage: Doctors

New Delhi, March 24 Excess build-up of iron in the body -- Hemochromatosis --can damage the liver. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal, sai...

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