Category: Mind

Courage and positivity helped him overcome his disability and poverty

Naga Naresh Karutura is currently working at Google Bangalore India. He completed his graduation in computer science at IIT Madras, an esteemed technology institute where acceptance rate is approximately 2%. His parents are illiterate: His father Prasad is a …

Music for academic success of kids

We all knew music was good for us, now here’s proof. Music training, even if started as late as high school, may help improve a teenager’s brain responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, suggests a new Northwestern …

Are you looking for me?

This is purely on public demand. For 7 years, I have been healing chronically ill patients via my laptop, with my Skype & emails. God has been kind, so many people have touched my life, enriched me, healed …

Are you making the most of your 1 to 400 trillion chance in life?

From serious difficulty in digesting any kind of reading to now having a book at my side at all times, it was no surprise I walked into every bookstore on my never-ending journey back from New York to …

Common anti-depressant increases atherosclerosis risk 6-fold

Imagine this scenario: 42 middle-aged female monkeys were fed a Western-like diet containing fat and cholesterol for 18 months. During this pre-treatment phase, depressive behaviour in the animals was recorded. Observation number 1: Western-like diet causes depression. Then they …

The key to longevity: slow breathing?

They are a special category of lemurs, who live longer. And they do so because they can reduce their breathing from 200 beats a minute to 8 beats per minute (a state called torpor), when they are hibernating. …

Have pain? Cross your fingers to relieve it!

What was once used to absolve you of lying, has now been proven by scientists to relieve pain. Crossing your fingers can change what you feel on a single finger, finds a new University College London research. The research, published …

Smoking gives your kids heart disease

It’s not the chic thing to do any more. It’s more about being insensitive parents. If you smoke in front of your kids, the passive smoking can affect them way into adulthood and give them clogged arteries, as per a …

Less, erratic sleep? You could be prone to cancer!

Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity and high risk of type 2 diabetes, apart from chronic fatigue syndrome. And now, less or erratic sleep is getting linked to increase in risk for cancer, as per a …

Lonely? It could shorten your life span

Whether you’re lonely (alone even in a crowd), isolated (because you may be a hazard to others) or like being alone, all three have an effect on longevity, as per a research done by Brigham Young University. And the …

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