False Memories May Affect Behavior

False Memories May Affect Behavior 

Do you know someone who claims to remember their first day of kindergarten? Or a trip they took as a toddler? While some people may be able to recall trivial details from the past, laboratory research shows that the human memory can be remarkably fragile and even inventive.

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‘Tired Blood’ Warning: Ignore It at Your Own Risk

‘Tired Blood’ Warning: Ignore It at Your Own Risk

Thanks to advertisements for the once-popular tonic Geritol, most people of a certain age know about “tired blood,” a disorder more accurately called anemia, involving a shortage of healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to body tissues and cleanse them of carbon dioxide.

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Eat a Big Breakfast to Lose Weight

 Eat a Big Breakfast to Lose Weight

 Losing weight ends up being a bizarre state of mind where the rules of physics don’t apply

Want to shed those extra pounds? Well, all you need to do is start eating a big breakfast, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by Dr Daniela Jakubowicz from Virginia Commonwealth University, found that women who eat half of their daily calories first thing in the morning lose more weight in the long term than those who start the day with a small breakfast.

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Exercise Doesn’t Make Kids Slim

 Exercise Doesn’t Make Kids Slim

 The great national pastime – Picking on the fat kid

It’s known that exercise is a key factor leading to sustained weight loss. But, a new study says otherwise — physical activity has no impact on obese children and instead they should be encouraged to eat healthier.

Researchers studied 300 children over five years and found that obese kids are inactive because of their weight and not fat because they are inactive. Parents should focus on healthy eating and cutting calorie consumption rather than getting their children engage in sports, according to them.

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Cure for Jet Lag – Starve Yourself

 Cure for Jet Lag - Starve Yourself

 Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease

Starving yourself before a long flight may help prevent jet lag, US researchers said on Thursday.

Normally, the body’s natural circadian clock in the brain dictates when to wake, eat and sleep, all in response to light. But it seems a second clock takes over when food is scarce, and manipulating this clock might help travelers adjust to new time zones, they said.

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