Physical Exercise May Help Address Symptoms of Schizophrenia, New Research Suggests

By Sharon Moore on August 26, 2016

After looking at data from 10 independent clinical trials involving schizophrenic patients, researchers from University of Manchester have found that around 12 weeks of aerobic exercise training can significant improve patients’ brain functioning. The new research suggests that exercise can be beneficial for people coping with the long-term mental hea [Read More…]

Professional Burnout? Check Out These Top Reasons

By Lisa Franchi on August 26, 2016

It’s just mid-week and you already feel so dead tired you can hardly focus. You feel hopeless. If only you can go on leave until Friday. But gosh - your leave credits are all used up. It’s always like this every week. And it’s taking a toll on your physical and mental health. Can you relate to this scenario? Well, you are not alone. A 2015 [Read More…]

Common Mental Health Problems in Children

By Amy Taylor on August 25, 2016

During the launch of a new children’s mental health podcast called “Child in Mind” from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children, the Duchess of Cambridge shared a statement saying that she and her husband Prince William would absolutely encourage their children to seek therapy if they were struggling psychologically. “No parent wo [Read More…]

Having an ‘Athletes’ Heart’ Can Be a Good Thing, Study Suggests

By Rebecca Lewis on August 24, 2016

 With regular exercise, the heart could increase its size - which is actually a good thing. This phenomenon is called the ’athlete’s heart’. Now, a new study reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging is the first to show that healthy adults who do regular exercise may also develop enlarged hearts.  The research involved ove [Read More…]

Mediterranean Diet Could Prevent You from Suffering Dementia, Research Says

By Sharon Moore on August 23, 2016

People who follow a Mediterranean-style diet are less likely to suffer from dementia. The findings is part of the growing research suggesting that ’healthy fats’ for everything from bone strength to brain and heart health in later life.  The new study, carried out by Australian researchers, shows that people who eat plenty of fish, lean mea [Read More…]

Different Ways Stress Destroys Your Body

By Lisa Franchi on August 23, 2016

Stress is a silent killer. You might think that it goes away with some sleep and rest. But the harm a single episode of stress brings to your body can be tremendous and difficult to cure. While stress is something you cannot avoid completely, you should learn how to make your body react to it more efficiently so stress doesn’t dominate your health.&nbs [Read More…]

Inflammation Is Suppressed During Sleep, New Research Finds

By Amy Taylor on August 22, 2016

Getting a good night sleep is essential to your health in many ways. One of which is in suppressing inflammation in your body, according to new research. The study, published in The FASEB Journal, identified a protein that is created by our body’s biological clock which actively represses inflammatory pathways within the affected areas during the nigh [Read More…]

Healthiest Eating Habits You Can Get from Around the World

By Rebecca Lewis on August 19, 2016

Traveling is one of the most amazing experiences in life. And when it comes traveling, the experience is incomplete without food! Not only does it lead you to the most delicious and unique foods out there. It also exposes you to varying cultures and traditions which can help improve your health.  Below are some of the top eating habits from around the [Read More…]

What It Really Feels Like to Have Anxiety Disorder

By Sharon Moore on August 18, 2016

Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health problems these days. While it is normal to feel anxious from time to time, anxiety disorder is a serious condition that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. It’s more than feeling worried. It brings along other unwanted emotions that cause great stress to the person.  [Read More…]

New Framework for Human Nutrition Seeks to Effectively Tackle Obesity

By Lisa Franchi on August 18, 2016

Current models used in measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting health experts’ capacity to solve obesity and its related problems, according to new research.   In their study, Professor David Raubenheimer and Professor Stephen Simpson from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre developed a new framework calle [Read More…]

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