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A US study confirms - as drinkers have long maintained - that drinking whisky results in a worse hangover than vodka. However, the study also found that drinking vodka all night instead of whisky did not improve performance the...

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According to an American study people who regularly drink alcohol are more likely to exercise than teetotalers, and the more they drink, the more likely they are to work out. The authors of the study analysed data from a phone...

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A German study has found that xanthohumol, a compound found in hops, can block the stimulating effect of testosterone on prostate cancer cells, raising hopes that it may one day be used in cancer prevention. The researchers found...

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A study by Swedish researchers has revealed that with regular exercise, teenagers genetically predisposed towards obesity can lose weight and keep it off. The study was carried out in ten European countries over 14 months and...

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Unlike abdominal fat, which is known to be harmful, it appears that fat stored on the thighs actively protects against heart disease and diabetes. UK authors have reviewed the evidence and potential mechanisms for a protective...

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The popular belief that anger provokes a rush of blood to the head has been proved by new research. Experiments in an American lab showed that blood flow to the brain increased significantly in people experiencing mental stress....

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A US study has revealed that people behave in a more ethical manner in an environment that smells clean. The study was designed to test levels of honesty and charity in a group of volunteers who were exposed to citrus-scented...

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Two US studies suggest that performing actions that have a moral implication, whether good or bad, may increase people‚Äôs capacity for willpower and physical endurance.  In the first study, participants were given a dollar which...

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Breastfeeding a baby can significantly reduce a woman's chances of developing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that makes heart disease and diabetes more likely in later life. Previous research has shown that...

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Psychology researchers have determined that a gene linked with physical pain is also associated with sensitivity to social rejection. The US study indicates that variation in the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1), associated with...

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