#MentalHealthWeek: Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occurs

While ‘morning anxiety’ is not a medical term, many have reported feeling anxious and stressed after they wake up without any known trigger. According to experts, here are some of the possible causes

#MentalHealthWeek: Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occursAll of us have experienced anxiety and stress at some point but should we be paying more attention to the factor of timing? In a new study from Japan, researchers examined how evening stress may be different from morning stress. The finding stated that the body only activates the sympathetic nervous system as a response […]

Washington state to become first state in USA to allow ‘human composting’

Washington state lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would allow residents to take part in “natural organic reduction” of human remains, citing in part research that said careful composted human remains could be safe for use in a household garden, reports said

Washington state to become first state in USA to allow ‘human composting’Lawmakers in Washington state passed Senate Bill 5001, a bill that would allow human remains to be composted. If Governor Jay Inslee signs the bill, Washington state would be the first state to allow human composting and it would take effect from May 1, 2020. The Seattle Times reported that Democratic Governor Jay Inslee’s office […]

Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55% less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University, Denmark, emphasising the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future

Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adultsA larger and larger share of the world’s population now lives in cities and WHO estimates that more than 450 million of the global human population suffer from a mental disorder, a number that is expected to increase. Now, based on satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers from Aarhus University have mapped the presence […]

Scientists reveal why sleep is the best painkiller that nature can provide

A lack of sleep impairs the brain's natural mechanisms for relieving pain, finds the new study, which draws attention to potential links between the public health crises of sleep deprivation, chronic pain, and prescription opioid addiction

Scientists reveal why sleep is the best painkiller that nature can provideNew research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. The effects of sleep deprivation on the brain are numerous, from inducing an inebriation-like state of cognitive impairment to hindering our ability to learn and form new memories. New research highlights another neurological […]

Microplastics discovered in human stools across the globe in ‘first study of its kind’

Scientists have discovered up to nine different types of plastic in the faeces of every person who took part in a Europe-wide study. On average, researchers found 20 microplastic particles in every 10 grams of stool, suggesting humans are swallowing them in food

Microplastics discovered in human stools across the globe in ‘first study of its kind’Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria monitored a group of participants from countries across the world, including Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the UK and Austria. The results show that every single stool sample tested positive for the presence of microplastic and up to nine different plastic […]

Mosquitoes are eating plastic and spreading it to new food chains, reveals study

Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said on Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment

Mosquitoes are eating plastic and spreading it to new food chains, reveals studyMosquito larvae that grow up in water contaminated with plastic accumulate the litter in their bodies – and some of it remains there even after the larvae emerge as adult flies. The mosquitoes may exacerbate the problem of plastic contamination when they are eaten by animals living on land. Plastic pollution is ubiquitous in the […]

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Pesticides and animals eating human food may also be driving the disease. Humans are putting animals at risk by making the environment better for them. Like humans, bird hormones are affected by light, driving cancer rates. Researchers plan to compare cancer rates in animals living in different areas. They hope educating children will improve conservation efforts in the future

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals studyAnimals are developing cancer due to significant changes in the environment caused by humans, scientists claim. Pollution in oceans, radiation from power plants and pesticides from farms may be causing wild animals to develop tumours, according to experts from Arizona State University. Light pollution and animals eating human food from rubbish may also be driving […]

The dangerous health hazard of plastic on animals

Tens of thousands of whales, birds, seals and turtles are killed every year from plastic bag litter in the marine environment as they often mistake plastic bags for food such as jellyfish. Plastic bags, once ingested, cannot be digested or passed by an animal so it stays in the gut. Plastic in an animal’s gut can prevent food digestion and can lead to a very slow and painful death

The dangerous health hazard of plastic on animalsWhile scientist are still unearthing health hazards due to plastic on human, many reports of animals deaths due to plastic consumption are known now. Humans are affected through the food chain when they eat animals that have consumed plastic. Plastic pollution has been described as being highly detrimental to large marine mammals. Some marine species, […]

Anushka Sharma chastises man for throwing trash out of car window

Bollywood actress, Anushka Sharma has been known to vocal about social causes, and in the past she spoke about opening an animal shelter for stray animals. She has been known to speak about the importance of preserving the environment

Anushka Sharma chastises man for throwing trash out of car windowIn a tweet posted by her husband and cricketer Virat Kohli, she is seen asking the man why he threw garbage and plastic on the road, and he of course had no answers. Anushka then, tells him to be more careful and not do this again. Saw these people throwing garbage on the road & […]

‘Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention,’ says Vice President

M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that cleanliness ensures hygiene and disease prevention and it also creates a sense of social well-being and good mental health. He was addressing a social gathering after releasing two books - ‘A Treatise on Cleanliness’ and ‘Waste Management, an Introduction’, authored by Rajat Bhargava

‘Cleanliness the best way to promote hygiene and disease prevention,’ says Vice President  The Vice President said that it is apt that the author has chosen these subjects at an appropriate time when India is journeying through a phase of growth and development. He further said that cleanliness is next only to godliness. Cleanliness and waste management are not only linked to hygiene but management of resources […]