This is how the brain stores useful memories

This is how the brain stores useful memories

Ever wondered, why we often struggle to remember the smaller details of past experiences? Here is the answer.

A study conducted on rats found that there are specific groups of neurons in the brain associated with long-term memory that develop codes to store relevant information about the world that can be adapted and applied to new experiences.

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Facebook preparing to launch series of TV apps

Facebook preparing to launch series of TV apps

Posing a challenge to YouTube, social-networking giant Facebook Inc. has announced plans to launch a series of apps for Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Apple TV.

The plans announced by Facebook VP of partnerships Dan Rose, represents the social network’s effort to its site and apps a place where more creators could share their videos with the rest of the world.

Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Toned legs are like the double edged swords! They add to the appeal and the beauty quotient, while ensuring that the body is in the prime of health, able to endure more distance and hence get more things done.

In fact, American Heart Institute suggests 30 minutes of daily workout to ensure good health. Legs can be toned easily, either by doing the specific exercised mentioned below or adding weights in the workout. Without much ado, let us straightaway jump to the exercises one may follow in order to achieve the most coveted and toned legs.

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First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture

First-of-its-kind surgery in Delhi: 'Arthroscopy' used to tackle an ankle fracture

In what is a new approach to joint fractures in India, doctors at Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital, New Delhi, have used an arthroscope even while fixing a simple ankle fracture.

This the first time such a surgery is being done in Delhi. When a patient comes in with a joint fracture, a tiny camera is used to go inside the joint, to help doctors understand internal damage.

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Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: Study

Heading balls may put footballers at risk of dementia: Study

A footballer's heading balls and colliding with other players is fascinating to watch, but that might damage their brains, putting payers at risk of developing dementia.

A study suggested that evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players.

Examined at the UCL Queen Square Brain Bank, the study was published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica.

Eat less to live more, finds study

Eat less to live more, finds study

Finally the answer to the question 'How to live a long life?' has been found. At least, that's what it seems from a recent research.

There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper, at a cellular level, and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

Surprising link between athletics and addiction, study reveals

In a latest development, a study has revealed that work-hard, play-hard culture may put elite athletes at higher risk of substance abuse.

After all, sport and physical activity go hand in hand with good mental health--or so conventional wisdom would suggest.

"Instead, what we found is with addiction, the more risks that are present, the greater likelihood it is going to develop," said de Grace, a master's graduate of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. "Sport, it appears, has the potential to increase the risk factors."

N.Y. lawmakers urged to increase anti-smoking funding

N.Y. lawmakers urged to increase anti-smoking funding

New York should increase anti-smoking funding because it is currently spending far less on tobacco control than what has been recommended by federal authorities, anti-smoking advocates said.

A coalition of anti-smoking groups, including the American Heart Association (AHA), American Lung Association (ALA), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, has urged N.Y. lawmakers to provide more funds for programs that help smokers quit smoking and discourage youngsters from picking up the habit.

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Are you smarter than your sibling? Read in to find out

Are you smarter than your sibling? Read in to find out

If you are an elder sibling, you may already assume that first-born children are smarter than younger siblings. But new research out of the University of Edinburgh asks what many families have long pondered - and it turns out that the answer is more complicated than you might think.

The research by the University of Edinburgh has found that first-born children have superior thinking skills in comparison to their younger siblings.

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Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing ability

Pregnant smokers can damage their child's hearing ability

Watch out preggers, specially the ones who smoke! If you are still on with this habit, then quit it as soon as possible.

A study says, nicotine exposure, before and after birth, can cause a child's hearing issues, due to abnormal development in the auditory brainstem.

This is according to a mouse model study, published in The Journal of Physiology.

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, has previously been shown to harm the brain development of a fetus.

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