An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals study

The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago, equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day, which is having devastating results for our brains and waistlines, an ANU health expert warns

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals studyProfessor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, said brain health can decline much earlier in life than previously thought due, in large part, to a society that promotes unhealthy lifestyle choices. “People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise,” said […]

4 effective ways to help calm you mind

Every day we’re faced with stresses that challenge us, leaving our minds busy and frazzled. Taking even 10 minutes a day to focus on yourself gives the mind time to quieten itself

4 effective ways to help calm you mindTaking even 10 minutes a day to focus on yourself can have an incredibly positive effect. Here are a few tips to get started. Just stop. Find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed and can let your mind settle. Stopping allows your brain momentary respite. This will immediately reduce distress. Use a tapping […]

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementia

The findings suggest this benefit is likely from important nutrients found in these vegetables, such as foliate, lutein and nitrate, which were also associated with slower cognitive decline. This may be because the nutrients protect against inflammation, stress and damaging changes in the brain

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementiaEating plenty of leafy green vegetables every day could ward off dementia in later life, new research suggests. A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or rarely ate the vegetables. A […]

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

There is growing evidence that the quality of a person's sleep is linked to the occurrence or severity of a number of psychological conditions, ranging from PTSD to depression. However, this study is the first significant one to explore whether a person's pattern of sleep can be used to predict whether he or she might be vulnerable to PTSD or develop PTSD following a traumatic event

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reasonThe quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorder

The study highlights that trolling consists of antisocial behaviour displayed online with leads to negative psychological outcomes. Trolls generally have lower affective empathy when compared to people who aren’t trolls. The study also states that trolls appear to be master manipulators of both cyber-settings and their victim’s emotions

Are you a troll? You could be suffering from a mental disorderAs social media has become an integral part of our lives we have to face a certain number of pros and cons which come along with it. Most people who use social media extensively complain about the trolling they face. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, eminent personalities and a layperson who expresses their opinions often face abusive […]

This is why cleaning can be good for your health, according to science

While it sounds pretty simple, it turns out that neatness can make a good difference for a lot of us, not just in terms of appearance but even when it comes to your physical and mental health

This is why cleaning can be good for your health, according to scienceBy taking control of our surroundings, cleaning can be ‘an escape’ when we are overwhelmed by things like work or technology. Darby Saxbe, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern California, says that the physical act of cleaning up and setting things in order can be therapeutic. “We’re typing, thinking, and living […]

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?

Many people with schizophrenia experience hallucinations and delusions that can significantly impact their everyday life. However, those with the condition may find it hard to seek treatment

Could a broccoli sprout extract help treat schizophrenia?The current schizophrenia treatments rely on antipsychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, new research has found that a chemical called sulforaphane could reduce and even prevent symptoms of the condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), schizophrenia affects more than 21 million people worldwide, but more than half of these people […]

#NationalEpilepsyDay: Know the myths and facts about seizures

Epilepsy is a condition with recurrent seizures (two or more) which are not provoked by systemic or acute neurologic insults. Epilepsy is fairly common, with an incidence of 45 per lac per year and a cumulative lifetime incidence of 3% worldwide

#NationalEpilepsyDay: Know the myths and facts about seizures  India shares a substantial proportion of the global health burden with approximately 10 -20 % of the globally afflicted population residing here. There is a huge treatment gap in epilepsy, despite the significant advances in the medical and surgical aspects of the illness. While speaking about the facts related to seizures, Dr Ashok Hande, […]

Slow walkers are at a higher risk of ageing faster

The walking speed of 45-year-olds, particularly their fastest walking speed without running, can be used as a marker of their ageing brains and bodies

Slow walkers are at a higher risk of ageing fasterHow fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing process. Not only were slower walkers’ bodies ageing more quickly – their faces looked older and […]

Scratching may feel good, but can it make an itch worse?

Scratching has more to do with the brain signals than you can ever imagine

Scratching may feel good, but can it make an itch worse?Do you know that itchy feeling that grips you with the unstoppable urge to scratch your back? Before you know it, you have to extend your hand to give into the impulse to scratch the itch again. Does this cycle keep repeating itself till you are exhausted? Well, there may be more than one explanation […]
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