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Not able to quit smoking? Blame your brain

Some smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success, says a study.

World Stroke Day 2019: Stroke risk may be higher in youth owing to sedentary lifestyle

World Health Organization says that stroke is the second biggest factor responsible for mortality, and its increase across the world, especially in India, is alarming, more so among the younger generations


Everything there is to know about brain freeze, aka 'sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia'

While it has happened to almost all of us — and more than once — there is a scientific reason behind it.

Skip these foods to keep your brain healthy

Here's a list to help you strike out the items that your brain can really do without. 

Spending long time in space alters connectivity of brain, study says

The researchers at Laboratory for Cognitive Research had used the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe the brains of 11 astronauts both before as well as after they took a space flight and then compared them to those who did not visit space.

World Brain Day 2019: Know all about the chronic condition of migraine

Migraine is the second most common cause of headache, affecting about 15 per cent of women and six per cent of men.


You can take aspirin for brain bleed strokes: Study

It is generally believed that aspirin, that thins the blood, makes bleeding worse but the research not only counters this belief but also suggests that the painkiller can lower bleeding.

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress, says study

Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia discovered a molecular pathway in the brain, controlled by insulin, which drives the additional weight gain.

Want to learn a new skill? Take short breaks: Study

Marlene Bonstrup, a postdoctoral fellow in Cohen's lab, looked at brain waves recorded from healthy volunteers in learning and memory experiments.

Novel 3D-printed skull provides a peek into brain

The device called See-Shell allows fundamental brain research that may provide new insight for human brain conditions such as concussions, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, said researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US.