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Researchers Hunt for Christmas Spirit using MRI Scan

Researchers Hunt for Christmas Spirit using MRI Scan

This holiday season, Danish researchers are looking for where the Christmas spirit resides in different people. They used MRI technique and tongue-in-cheek scientific methods as a way to bring some humor into the scientific field. During the research period, researchers looked at 10 participants who celebrated Christmas and 10 who didn't celebrate the holiday.

Makers of WEN hair care products to vigorously contest allegations filed in class-action lawsuit

Makers of WEN hair care products to vigorously contest allegations filed in class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the makers of the hair-care line WEN. The case filed by over 200 women from 40 different states has alleged that the products have made them bald and in some cases rashes.

The case has been filed against hairstylist Chaz Dean and direct marketing company Guthy-Renker, marketing head of the product in the in California Federal Court. It is not the first lawsuit against WEN, as many such have been filed in recent years. This particular case has attracted the attention owing to its size of scope.

Alarming Decline in NIH-funded clinical trials, but number of industry-funded trials exploding

Alarming Dip in NIH-funded clinical trials, but number of industry-funded trials exploding

At one place, the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health, which is the nation's largest funder of biomedical research, has significantly declined over the past decade and on the other hand, the number of trials funded by pharmaceutical industry has exploded.

The research paper has unveiled that the NIH-sponsored trials have reduced from 1,376 in 2006 to 1,048 in 2014. In the same time-frame, industry-sponsored trials have increased by around 2,000, reaching 6,500 registered in 2014.

Children With ADHD have Weaker Brain Connections in Networks Linked with Attention

ADHD Children Tend to have Weaker Brain Connections in Brain Networks Linked with Attention

On doing MRI brain scans of 180 children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) condition, researchers found weaker brain connections among brain networks that help the mind focus in children with ADHD. The published online Dec. 15 in the journal Biological Psychiatry showed weaker bran connections in brain networks lined with attention in children with the disorder. The findings clear throw light on the fact that children with ADHD differ from other kids in the way their brains are wired.

Being Vegetarian you are contributing a Lot in Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

Being Vegetarian you are contributing a Lot in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Good news for bacon lovers of the world and bad news for vegetarians. Or, at least non-vegetarians should be proud that their pork belly is better for the environmental in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Do you eat food by following guidelines set forward by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)? By doing so, you are contributing a lot in greenhouse emissions compared to non-vegetarians.

Perturbed internet users tend to navigate their mouse more slowly, not faster as some might expect

Perturbed internet users tend to navigate their mouse more slowly, not faster as some might expect

A move similar to Google’s efforts to help you shun drunk e-mailing, computer scientists have taken some steps in an attempt to keep you happy while you use the Web. They will do so by gauging when you get ticked off.

The researchers conducted three different experiments and discovered that Internet users who feel confused, angry, frustrated or upset while online likely to move their cursor periodically and less precisely, rather than in smooth strokes.

Tumor-Treating Fields Can Extend Lives of Patients with Brain Tumor

Tumor-Treating Fields Can Extend Lives of Patients with Brain Tumor

Researchers of a new study have suggested a new type of electromagnetic field therapy called tumor-treating fields can help to increase the survival rate among patients with brain tumor who have undergone routine chemotherapy.

In the research published in the journal JAMA, the researchers tested the therapy in people with glioblastoma, which is one of the most devastating forms of brain cancer in adults.

Daughters of Charity Finalizes $260 Million Deal with Hedge Fund

Daughters of Charity Finalizes $260 Million Deal with Hedge Fund

Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) on Monday announced that it has signed a deal with BlueMountain capital Management. The finalization of this deal puts Daughters of charity under the management of a hedge fund.

The announcement has come almost 11 days after California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave it an approval on December 3, 2015.

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Study says Humans sleep better in Less Time due to Evolution

Study says Humans sleep better in Less Time due to Evolution

A new study by the National Sleep Foundation has claimed that humans are much shorter sleepers than their closest animal relatives. Primate species sleep for 14 to 17 hours per night, while humans need just seven to nine hours of sleep.

Study co-author David Samson said human species is unique from other when it comes to sleep time. A short and high quality sleep is enough for humans, Samson added. The study included about 21 species of primates to create a database of sleeping patterns. Study researchers used statistical techniques to find a species’ position in primate tree.

Curiosity is primary motivation behind trying e-cigarettes among teenagers: Survey

Curiosity is primary motivation behind trying e-cigarettes among teenagers: Survey

A national survey of nearly 45,000 youth has unveiled that cigarette use among teens has touched all-time low, but their preference for e-cigarettes has not faded. The students were found to give preference to e-cigarettes over normal cigarettes.

Main reason behind trying e-cigarette was curiosity that makes them try it. Study’s lead researcher Lloyd Johnston said that teenagers try e-cigarettes as they want to know what they were like upon experiment.

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