Music as medicine can do wonders

It is generally known that music can make someone feel better but only a few would know the wonders music can do including mind training and pain relief. “When Mozart composed his Sonata for Two Pianos in D major in 1781, he wouldn’t have known that the composition would one day be used by researchers […]

Why is it so worry-inducing to poop in public restrooms?

Few people look forward to getting caught with the urge while they’re away from home, but for some, it can cause life-changing anxiety. “I have patients who have gone all the way back home to use the bathroom. I have individuals who will wait until the bathroom is free before they can use it. I […]

GRIEF IS BAD FOR THE HEART

Sleep disturbance among people grieving the recent loss of a spouse may put them at increased risk for cardiovascular illness and death, a study has warned. Recently widowed people are more likely to suffer from sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, that may lead to increased levels of inflammation in the body. Higher levels of inflammation […]

SMARTPHONES CAUSING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IN TWO-YEAR-OLDS

Spending hours on smartphones and tablet devices has frequently been linked to exacerbating mental wellbeing, but new research claims the damage might start in users as young as two. After just one hour of screen time, children and adolescents may have less curiosity, lower self-control and lower emotional stability, which can lead to an increased […]

Eating fish reduces childhood asthma: Study

Eating fish like salmon, trout and sardines can significantly reduce asthma symptoms in children, a study led by Australian researchers have found. The results released on Monday were in line with a growing body of evidence that pointed to a healthy diet being a potential therapy for bronchial inflammation, Lead researcher Maria Papamichael at La […]

Children Can Regrow Their Fingertips

We’ve all been there: You’re careless while chopping carrots. You find your hand on the wrong side of the Honda door. While a lot of these incidents are nothing more than bloody and painful close calls, hand (and wrist) injuries made up 11.3 percent of all U.S. emergency room visits, according to the Centers for […]

Plastic Pollution Is Showing Up in Our Poop

Microplastics — tiny bits of plastic waste less than 0.197 inches (5 millimeters) in size — are an increasingly worrisome phenomenon in the world’s oceans, where scientists have found them in the bodies of dozens of aquatic species, including shrimp, mussels and fish that end up on human dinner tables. Scientists have suspected for a […]

To Make Up After a Row, Men Want Sex, Women Want Quality Time

You acted like a jerk. Now, it’s time to apologize, right the wrongs and get back into your partner’s good graces … but how? Well, if you’re a man and your beloved is a woman, spend plenty of quality time with her, verbalize your sincere apology (we know when you’re lying) and even squeeze out […]

SWIMMING REGULARLY CAN REDUCE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION

Swimming regularly can help reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression, a new study has claimed. Mental health illnesses affect millions of people in the UK, with approximately a fifth of British adults showing symptoms of anxiety or depression, as stated by the Mental Health Foundation. While there’s much discussion about the various methods that people […]

CRYING ONCE A WEEK LEADS TO A ‘STRESS-FREE LIFE’, SAYS RESEARCHER

What is the secret to a life free-from tension headaches and relentless toe-tapping? Rather than laughter, sleep or a warm cup of coffee, one Japanese academic claims that the most beneficial way to relieve stress is to shed a tear – or several. Former high school teacher Hidefumi Yoshida refers to himself as a “tears […]