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Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: Study

Only one in five child abuse victims treated at major trauma centres: Study

According to a new study, only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by child abuse in England and Wales gets treated at a major trauma centre.

This happens despite the fact that such children are three times more likely to die of their injuries as compared to those who have been injured unintentionally.

Physical abuse is an important cause of major trauma for children, but has a different injury and age profile from unintentional injuries.

Meditation, yoga work better for women: Study

Meditation, yoga work better for women: Study

A team of American researchers have found that practicing mindfulness - meditation and yoga - benefits women more than men.

According to Brown University researchers, mindfulness practice does not boost the mood of men because women have a higher tendency to spend time reflecting on things than men.

The team assessed a group of 41 male and 36 female students over a period of 12 weeks, during which time they all underwent a course in mindfulness.

Skinny women are more likely to be depressed!

Skinny women are more likely to be depressed!

Skinny jeans or small sized clothes may fit the thin women well, but when it comes to mental health, things may not be the same for them.

A study reveals, skinny women are more likely be depressed, linking to low moods.

Researchers from Seoul National University of Medicine in South Korea conducted the study and revealed that both men and women are affected by negative thoughts about being too thin, unlike depression among obese people, which predominantly affects women.

Acne vaccine comes closer to reality

Acne vaccine comes closer to reality

A cure for acne may have been found in the form of a vaccine, according to a team of scientists.

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. According to the NHS around 80 percent of people aged 11 to 30 are affected by the disorder.

Lead researcher Eric C. Huange said, "Acne is caused, in part, by P. acnes bacteria that are with you your whole life and we couldn't create a vaccine for the bacteria because, in some ways, P. acnes are good for you," the Daily Star reported.

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Breaking up? Here's the best way to carry out the emotionally difficult task

Breaking up? Here's the best way to carry out the emotionally difficult task

You might know it is the right decision for both of you, but still, breaking up is never easy.

A calm well-intended conversation can turn into an argument as emotions run high or someone can feel hurt, rejected or that the trust has been broken after sharing their life with someone.

Often people who have made peace with their decision still do not know the best way to break off the relationship and wish for some kind of blueprint in how to approach such a difficult situation.

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Why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffee

Why you should start putting salt in your cuppa coffee

As ridiculous as it may sound, coffee drinkers are now claiming that we should be adding salt - not sugar - to our cups of Joe, if we're not keen on the bitterness.

However alien it may sound, this latest trend is actually backed by science.

A study from the journal Nature showed that sodium ions suppress the bitterness in coffee and actually enhance its flavour.

And while it shouldn't be added to every cup of coffee, if its particularly bitter then a small pinch of salt will help to mellow the overall flavour.

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Ever wondered why you crave junk when tired?

Ever wondered why you crave junk when tired?

Whenever we are tried, instead of opting for a healthier option such as a fruit, most of us prefer that favourite chocolate bar or packet of biscuits. Ever wondered why?

Researchers at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago recently presented their results of a study looking into the effects of sleep deprivation upon high-calorific food consumption at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society's annual meeting in San Francisco, reports Science News.

Take a deep breath to de-stress yourself

Take a deep breath to de-stress yourself

Do you get stressed on receiving bad news or nervous before a job interview? Relax! Here is the solution - start doing deep-breathing to instantly help yourself, suggests a study.

Scientists from Stanford University's school of medicine in the U.S. have discovered the specific neurons that connect breathing and state of mind, which are located deep in the brainstem, in the body's breathing control centre, since there are so many types of breathing; including regular, excited, sleeping, laughing, crying and yawning, reports the Independent.

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Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: Study

Non-monogamous relationships are just as successful as monogamous: Study

From our very young age, we're told cheating is wrong and we should all be faithful to our partners.

We are brought up to believe relationships should be monogamous. But does monogamy really make sense? Or is it just something ingrained in us?

In fact, the concept of monogamy is such a deep-rooted in our minds that we unknowingly we have an unconscious biasness towards it.

That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativity

That afternoon power nap can boost employees` creativity

Does your boss nag and expect a lot from you? Here's a solution to keep up to their expectations- take a power nap in the afternoon!

A new study says that 20 minutes nap in the afternoon can boost employees' creativity and problem-solving ability, reports Telegraph.co.uk.

According to scientists from the University of Leeds in England, this nap could reduce the risks of diabetes, heart problems and depression, which are more likely when you do not get enough sleep.

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