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Take power naps to rev up memory
A short nap at the office or in school is enough to significantly improve learning success.
Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote
The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 per cent of those polled said they would vote in the next election.
Sense of smell may decode weight bias
Weight bias can affect people’s health by increasing their cortisol (stress-inducing hormone) levels that could in turn cause them to eat more.
Toddlers’ posture affects memory and learning
The study shows that the body plays a role in early object name learning and how toddlers use the body’s position in space to connect ideas.
Diet soda builds up belly fat in older adults
In an effort to combat obesity, many adults try to reduce sugar intake by turning to non-nutritive or artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin or sucralose.
Obese women at 40 per cent higher cancer risk
There are different ways that obesity could increase the risk of cancer, and one possibility is that it is linked to a fat cell's production of hormones - especially oestrogen.
Photo sharing on social media kills real-life enjoyment: Study
The study has found that 58 per cent of people believe that "posting the perfect picture has prevented them from enjoying life's experiences".
Insufficient sleep increases blood pressure at night
“For the first time, we demonstrated that insufficient sleep causes increases in night time blood pressure and dampens nocturnal blood pressure dipping,” said lead author Naima Covassin from Mayo Clinic in the US.
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