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Strong Muscle Grip An Indication of Strong Brain: 5 Protein Rich Foods 21.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Muscular strength, measured by hand grip could be an indication of how healthy and strong our brains are
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Shawn Mendes undergoes therapy to cure anxiety 21.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Singer Shawn Mendes says he is undergoing therapy sessions to stay on top of his mental health issues.
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The stronger you are, the healthier your brain is 21.4.2018 General News
Turns out, muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is an indication of how healthy our brains are.Using data from the 475,397 participants from all around the UK, a research showed that on average, stronger people performed better across every test of brain functioning used.Tests included reaction speed, logical problem solving, and multiple different tests of memory.The study from the NICM Health Research Institute and Western Sydney University showed the relationships were consistently strong in both people aged under 55 and those aged over 55."When taking multiple factors into account such as age, gender, bodyweight and education, our study confirms that people who are stronger do indeed tend to have better functioning brains," said researcher Joseph Firth.The study also showed that maximal handgrip was strongly correlated with both visual memory and reaction time in over one thousand people with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.He said: "We can see there is a clear ...
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Jaipur: Man goes on chopping spree, kills three 21.4.2018 DNA: India
In a brutal incident that sent shock waves across Pokhran, a certain Dalaram on Friday chopped off the heads of his wife Kamla, brother Rewatram and brother’s wife Haria with a sharp in Rupar village of Balad gram panchyat near Pokhran. The murder was done so ruthlessly that the heads of the trio got separated from the torso.   The accused later tried to end his life by jumping into a well but survived. He was admitted to Mathuradas Mathur Hospital in Jodhpur in a critical condition. Dalaram’s two daughters were slated to get married on Friday but after the incident, a pall of gloom descended in the village. Just a day before, the family had completed the haldi ceremony for their daughters.   As soon as the information trickled out in the morning, villagers and relatives reported the matter to the Phalsund police. The police pulled out Dalaram out from the well with the help of villagers. He was taken to Pokhran Hospital but due to his serious condition, he was referred to the Mathuradas Mathur Hospital ...
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Mentally ill woman beheads 8-month-old son 21.4.2018 Hindu: Cities
She was undergoing treatment at Lady Hardinge Medical College for the past nine years, say kin
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She Slit Throat, Chopped Body Of 8-Month-Old Son. Then Slept Beside It 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
An 8-month-old's body was found chopped into pieces in outer Delhi's Aman Vihar area on Friday. The mother of the boy, who is said to be mentally disturbed, allegedly slit smashed the infant, slit his...
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No IIT degree for learning-disabled student as HC refuses to grant relief 20.4.2018 General News
A learning disability or a mental disorder cannot be termed a physical disability, the Bombay High Court said while refusing to direct the IIT Bombay to give a formal degree to a girl student suffering from dyscalculia, although she has completed a master's course. Dyscalculia is severe difficulty in making arithmetical calculations as a result of a brain disorder. A division bench of justices M S Sanklecha and A K Menon earlier this week rejected the petition filed by the student in 2012. In her petition, the student had claimed that she was suffering from dyscalculia, which is a learning disability, and falls under the category of physical disability. However, the IIT Bombay had refused to grant her admission to the Master of Design program on the ground that she had not specified in her application form that she was suffering from any physical disability. It had said that a learning disability was not a physical disability. When the petition was filed, the court had asked the IIT ..
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Soccer: Carrick asked for England exclusion due to depression 20.4.2018 Reuters: Sports News
(Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick asked the Football Association (FA) not to select him for England duty after suffering from a bout of depression during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Mentally ill woman kills eight-month-old son 20.4.2018 General News
A mentally disturbed woman allegedly killed her eight-month-old baby in outer Delhi's Aman Vihar area, police said today. The incident happened late last night, when the baby boy was with his mother. His two sisters, aged seven and two, were at their grandfather's residence, police said. The woman has been admitted to a hospital.
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More US School Shootings In Two Decades Than In The Last Century: Study 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday.
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US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study 20.4.2018 General News
Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study today. The report in the Journal of Child and Family Studies tallied mass shootings -- events when at least one shooter killed at least four others -- and death tolls at US schools for children and teens aged five to 18, going back to 1940. The study excluded gang shootings and any shootings that occurred at universities. "The United States had no mass school shootings that fit our criteria until 1940, when a junior high school principal killed the superintendent, the high school principal, the district business manager, and two teachers, before attempting suicide, because he thought he was going to be fired at the end of the school year," said the report. Researchers found no mass school shootings in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by "a steady increase beginning with a school shooting in 1979 orchestrated by a 16-year-old female with mental health ...
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Human brain grown in rodents to boost treatments for neurological disorders 19.4.2018 General News
In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into neurological disorders such as autism, dementia, and schizophrenia.
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HP: Woman alleges rape by tutor of her children 19.4.2018 General News
A woman has alleged that she was raped several times by a tutor of her children here, the police said today. In her complaint to the police, the woman alleged that the accused had made a video of her, secretly, when she was taking a bath at her home. Later, he blackmailed and sexually assaulted her, threatening he would upload the video on social media, they said. A case under section 376, 323, 354 and 452 of IPC has been registered against the accused and a manhunt launched to nab him, ASP Praveen Kumar said. In another incident, a woman was allegedly raped in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, the police said. The woman in her complaint to the police has alleged that she was sexually assaulted by a panchayat secretary when she had gone to a nearby forest for collecting fuel wood, they said. A case under section 376 of IPC has been registered, the police said.
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Human Brain Grown In Mice To Boost Cure For Neurological Disorders 19.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
In a first, US scientists have grown miniature human brains or human brain organoids, in the skulls of mice, a breakthrough that could boost stem cell research as well as provide insight into...
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'Homeland' all set to end with Season 8 19.4.2018 General News
'Homeland's lead star Claire Danes has confirmed that the series is wrapping up after its upcoming eighth season.The actress, who plays the role of Carrie Mathison, a Central Intelligence Agency officer with bipolar disorder in the show, confirmed the news during an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show."Yeah, that's it," Danes said.According to Deadline, the Emmy award winning actor said she is "conflicted" about the series coming to an end, but she's ready."She's a lot, this Carrie-freakin' Mathison character." Noting that Carrie "is under constant duress," Danes told Stern "It's a workout," so "I'll be ready for a reprieve from that.
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'Brain scans may help detect neurological, psychiatric disorders' 19.4.2018 General News
A scan which shows how brain regions interact may help diagnose migraines, depression, bipolar disorder and many other ailments of the brain, scientists say. A study published in the journal Neuron shows that a kind of brain scan called functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) can reliably detect fundamental differences in how individual brains are wired. The technique could potentially be used to distinguish healthy people from those with brain diseases or disorders, and provide insight into variations in cognitive ability and personality traits. "This is a step towards realising the clinical promise of functional connectivity MRI," said Steven Petersen, a professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in the US. "Before we can develop diagnostic tests based on fcMRI, we need to know what it is actually measuring. We show here that it's not measuring what you're thinking, but how your brain is organised. That opens the door to an entire new field of clinical testing," Petersen .
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China, India Grapple With The Consequences Too Many Men 19.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world's two largest countries has created a gender...
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Nine held guilty in 'Apna Ghar' shelter home case 18.4.2018 General News
A Panchkula court today convicted nine persons for subjecting scores of inmates of a government-funded Rohtak orphanage to a string of heinous offences like rape, forced abortion and bonded labour in the infamous 2012 'Apna Ghar' shelter home case. Those convicted by Panchkula's special CBI court included orphanage head Jaswanti Devi and many of her kin, who, along with other convicts are still in jail since their arrest by the CBI in 2012. The quantum of sentence would be pronounced on April 24. Apna Ghar was an orphanage housing destitute and mentally-challenged persons, mostly girls. The gory tales of inhuman torture of the hapless inmates at the orphanage surfaced in May 2012 following a raid on it by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Over 100 inmates, including children and minor girls, were rescued by the Commission following the raid. The Haryana government subsequently in June 2012 had sealed the shelter home and a week later handed over the probe to the .
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Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring 18.4.2018 General News
German police carried out dawn raids today against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand. Calling it the "biggest operation in terms of manpower in the history of the federal police force", it said in a statement that some 1,500 officers swooped on 63 brothels and flats in 12 of Germany's 16 states. Authorities say a "core group" of 17 suspects "smuggled Thai women and transsexuals into Germany with fraudulent Schengen visas". Those brought to Germany "had to hand over 100 per cent of their wages to the operators of the respective 'massage parlours' to pay off their smuggling fee" of between 16,000 and 36,000 euros (USD20,000-45,000). Seven of the accused, including a 59-year-old Thai woman and her 62-year-old German partner, were taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrants. Prosecutors in the western city of Frankfurt, who have been working with police on the case since February 2017, estimate ...
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Workplace anxiety may boost performance 18.4.2018 General News
Anxiety in the workplace can help boost employee performance in certain situations, a study has found. Researchers from University of Toronto in Canada looked at both the triggers of workplace anxiety and also its relationship to employee performance. "If you have too much anxiety, and you're completely consumed by it, then it's going to derail your performance," said Julie McCarthy, an expert on organisational behaviour. "On the other hand, moderate levels of anxiety can facilitate and drive performance," she said. If employees are constantly distracted or thinking about things that are causing them anxiety, it will prevent them from completing tasks at work and that can eventually lead to exhaustion and burnout, said Bonnie Hayden Cheng, now an assistant professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. However, in certain situations anxiety can boost performance by helping employees focus and self-regulate their behaviour. Cheng compares it to athletes who are trained to harness ...
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