Music- A Catalyst For Success In Academics

Something that can enhance your mood, and make you relaxed, focused, and proficient is none other than Music. Music is magical. It has the potential to boost concentration, mindset, and performance. In the context of academics, high school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science, and English exams than their non-musical … Read more

Shared Genetic Traits Found in Mental Health Conditions

Do mental health issues have similarities with genetic traits? Scientists studied how genes relate to brain disorders on a much larger scale than before. They found that psychiatric conditions share a lot of genetic traits, while diseases like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s seem genetically different. This suggests that mental health issues might have key similarities in … Read more

Green Surroundings Linked to Lower Aggression in Urban Teens

Green is the colour of life, renewal, nature, and energy. Green has healing power and is the most relaxing colour for the human eye to view. Green helps alleviate anxiety, depression, and nervousness. Green is new growth, rebirth, and harmony. The practice of spending time in the green is believed to lower stress and contribute … Read more

Patient’s Perspective Key In Cancer Treatment Success

Patients’ voices in a treatment matter. Since going through cancer treatment is a long and difficult journey, it is important that both the patient and the doctor move along the path in partnership. Shared decision-making in the treatment process and assessing the progress of treatment involving patient’s perspectives become important. A new study finds that … Read more

Mental Well-being In Adolescence Ensures Better Heart Health Later In Life

A healthy mind ensures a healthy body, it works the other way around too. Better fitness and stress resilience among the youth ensure their mental well-being. And good mental health among adolescents protects them against heart diseases later in life. According to a study, depression or anxiety in adolescence is linked with a 20% greater … Read more

Childhood Physical Activity Has Implications For Later Physical And Mental Health

Playing a sport is a great way for children to take a break from academics and release pent-up energy. Regular sports and exercise activities have been shown to benefit kids not just physically but also socially and psychologically, which makes their lives richer and happier. A study suggests that young boys who do sports tend … Read more

A Nutrient-dense Diet Is Required More For Women’s Mental Well-being Compared To Men

Diet significantly contributes to brain volumes and the cognitive evolution of humankind. There is a strong connection between diet and mental health, emphasizing the importance of a balanced and nutritious diet for optimal mental well-being and this impact may be even more pronounced in women. According to research women may need a more nutrient-rich diet … Read more

Emotions, Triggered By Music, Impact Our Memory Formation

Neutral experiences are shaped into memorable events by emotions. The way we recall, find meaning, and retain information from our experiences carves out our memories. Psychologists from UCLA conducted a study manipulating volunteers’ emotions through music while they performed simple tasks, they found that these emotions shape neutral experiences into memorable events. The study reveals … Read more

Emotion Regulation A Challenge for People with Schizophrenia

People regulate their emotions to get from one feeling to a more preferred state, whether that is a return to calm, a move toward happiness, not feeling quite as angry, or leveraging a different emotion entirely. New research sheds light on how people with schizophrenia handle their emotions differently. Scientists found that while most of … Read more

Mindfulness Meditation — A Remedy For Prevalent Burden Of Sleep Problems

Meditation helps you feel calm, and relaxed, regulate your emotions better, and overcome distressing situations. It can also help to regulate sleep quality in a big way. In a clinical trial comparing meditation to a structured program focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine, mindfulness meditation practices resulted in improved sleep … Read more

‘Our Brain Size Influences Our Anxiety Levels and Negative Bias’ – Study

Many factors contribute to the heightened risk for anxiety among college students. It could be academic factors, social issues, or sleep disturbances. However, researchers have found one more dimension to the anxiety levels and negative bias among college students and that is connected to the size of the inferior frontal cortex in the brain. Healthy … Read more

Treating Depression Improves Lung Cancer Survival Rates

Mental and physical health are so intrinsically linked that working on depression symptoms improves the survival rates of people diagnosed with lung cancer. Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of the disease, according to a new study. “Surprisingly, depression remission was associated with … Read more

Understanding The Silent Crisis Of Suicide Risks And Hidden Struggles Of Doctors

Doctors often appear to be the epitome of health, resilience, and boundless energy. However, beneath the white coat, they grapple with their own trials – physical exhaustion from long hours, emotional strain from demanding situations, and the weight of responsibility in making life-altering decisions. Despite their expertise, doctors aren’t immune to illness, stress, or the … Read more

Better Sleep Can Improve Cognitive Functions For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Quality sleep leads to better mental health and insufficient sleep often has a significant impact on cognitive and physical functions. For people with multiple sclerosis cognitive impairment often manifests in terms of having trouble with memory, attention, and mental processing. New research shows some of these issues could stem from sleep disorders. The symptoms of … Read more

Dried Fruits Consumed Judiciously Boost Health Markers, Provide Rich Nutrients

Don’t be afraid to toss a handful of raisins or dried apricots this festival and winter season, as research says dried fruit may relate to better health. These natural treasures not only provide a much-needed energy boost but also offer a rich source of nutrients. The results of the study showed that persons who ate … Read more