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Last Updated Friday January 19 2018 02:14 AM IST
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Epilepsy drug in pregnancy ups oral cleft risk in baby: study

Women taking a common anti-epileptic drug during early pregnancy may have a greater chance of giving birth to a baby with an oral cleft, warns a new study. "Our results suggest that the increased risk of oral clefts is most pronounced in women taking higher doses of topiramate to treat epilepsy,"

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New skin patch may help reduce body fat

Singapore: Researchers have developed a new type of skin patch that may reduce body fat and obesity by turning energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. According to the researchers, brown fats are found in babies and they help to keep the baby warm by burning energy. As humans grow

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Poor sleep may up depression risk

This is because chronic sleep deprivation reduces the proper functioning of putamen - an area of the brain that plays a role in goal-based movements and learning from rewards.

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How the brain copes with aging

As the brain begins to shrink with age, it increases communication between the two brain hemispheres to help older people compensate for the negative aspects of aging, new research has found.

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Eat dark chocolates for healthy heart

Eating dark chocolates enriched with extra virgin olive oil may boost the level of "good" cholesterol as well as lower blood pressure-both known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, researchers say.

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