Study on Diabetic Patients Shows Normal Weight People Have Higher Mortality Rate than Overweight Individuals

By Monica Wilson on April 07, 2020

 It is a well-established fact that being overweight is a major risk factor for diabetes. In a new study however, scientists found that even normal weight people are at risk of this condition and are even more likely to die from it. The surprising results came from a study carried out by a team of researchers from the Northwestern University in Ch [Read More…]

Undergoing Massage at Regular Intervals Produces More Biological Effects, New Study Reveals

By Lisa Franchi on March 31, 2020

 When was the last time you had a massage? Was it last week? Last month? Do you hardly remember? We all know that massage has many health benefits. But when done repeatedly, there could be more. In a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, scientists found that frequent massage produces a range of positive biological ef [Read More…]

Is Your Manager Getting into Your Nerves? - How to Deal with Bad, Ineffective Bosses

By Rebecca Lewis on March 24, 2020

 At work, the person who’s supposed to help you during the tough times is your boss. Now what if he’s the problem? You’re not alone. In a new study, it was found that 75% of the working adults claimed that the worst part of their job, which is also the most stressful, is their immediate boss. And whether you think your boss has some su [Read More…]

New Research Overturns Earlier Study that Claims Decision Making Isn’t a Product of Free Will

By Helen Holmes on March 17, 2020

 Many people believe that decision-making is a product of the conscious mind. As we make choices, the conscious mind is at work, telling us what to do. However, past research has shown that this isn’t the case. In 1980s, scientists from the University of California headed by Benjamin Libet showed evidences that it is the subconscious, not the cons [Read More…]

How to Fight Afternoon Office Blues: 8 Easy Steps

By Amy Taylor on March 10, 2020

 Do you always find yourself drinking coffee after coffee just to fight off the sleepiness in the office? Do you end up less productive because your mind doesn’t seem to perform well? You’re probably one of those who long to get some nap in the afternoon that without it they get dizzy and all. But this becomes a huge problem when you’r [Read More…]

IMR Scanned Images Show How Overwhelmed Hoarders’ Brains are When Making Decisions

By Sharon Moore on March 03, 2020

 In a new study, researchers from the Institute of Living, Hartford looked into the brain of people with hoarding disorder and found out that some regions in the brain work abnormally as they make decisions. Their findings were published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Hoarding – a behavioural disorder characterised by excessive col [Read More…]

Early Relationships, Not Academic Achievements, Bring Happiness and Wellbeing in Adults

By Monica Wilson on February 25, 2020

 In a 32-year study, experts followed the lives of 804 people to look how academic endeavour and social relationship affect one’s happiness in adulthood. Their findings show that it isn’t brainpower, but positive social relationship during childhood makes people happy as they reach maturity. Measuring Happiness in Adulthood A person&rsqu [Read More…]

Daily Caffeine Consumption Helps Improve Mobility Issues in Parkinson’s, New Study Reveals

By Lisa Franchi on February 18, 2020

 While caffeine may cause other people some shaking and trembling, a daily dose of it may help those suffering from Parkinson’s disease address their mobility issues. Previous research found caffeine consumption to reduce the risk of Parkinson’s. In a new study however, it was shown that caffeine also helps those who already have t [Read More…]

New Study: Allergies Linked to Reduced Risk of Brain Tumours

By Rebecca Lewis on February 11, 2020

 Do you hate it when you inhale even a little amount of dust or when a cat sits beside you? If you think you’re the least fortunate person in the world because you have allergies, think again. Although having allergies can be extremely debilitating for many people, believe it or not, it has benefits too. A new study published in the Journal of the [Read More…]

Mindful or Mind Full? How Psychology of Possibilities Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

By Helen Holmes on February 03, 2020

 Can we exceed the 20/20 vision? Is there a way that we slim down all the way to our dream weight? In order to achieve our health goals, we need to free our minds from constricting mindsets and limits and bring in tons of possibilities. That’s the idea of Ellen Langer when she introduced the psychology of possibilities. Being mindful has a signifi [Read More…]

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