Are You Overthinking?

By Sharon Moore on June 29, 2015

Do you tend to overthink? Do you stress yourself out thinking what to have for breakfast, what to do over the weekend, or how to meet and greet a new friend? Do you end up not uploading any picture on Facebook about your last trip because you can’t decide which ones are good? Do you spend hours on the internet trying to find out what chronic disease re [Read More…]

6 Top Habits that are Slowly Killing You (Which You Probably Didn’t Know)

By Lisa Franchi on June 26, 2015

Until now, scientists haven’t still found the real ‘fountain of youth’. Living for a hundred or more is something that is close to impossibility for most people. Every one of us wants to live longer and enjoy life to the fullest. But too often, the way we live is inconsistent with what we all aim for: LONGEVITY. Below are some common habit [Read More…]

Weight Loss, Coupled with Vitamin D, Reduces Inflammation linked to Cancer & Chronic Disease

By Amy Taylor on June 26, 2015

Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the development and progression of several diseases. And many health experts agree that losing weight may actually help in reducing inflammation. But it is more effective if we couple it with an increase in vitamin D intake, according to new research.   Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre studied the in [Read More…]

How to Keep Your Relationship Burning (Long After the Honeymoon Period)

By Sharon Moore on June 25, 2015

“Familiarity breeds contempt”, so goes a popular saying. This expression is said to apply in long-standing relationships and marriages. They say that after the honeymoon period, things often start to change. Such overfamiliarity withers the relationship. But, is it actually familiarity that causes disappointment? We might blame familiarity as [Read More…]

Parkinson’s Disease? The Gut May Be to Blame

By Rebecca Lewis on June 25, 2015

Parkinson’s disease is among the most prevalent mental health disorders that still give a big question mark to scientists, as it is still unclear why some people develop the disease. But new research from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital may have unlocked the key to a better understanding of the disease. Their findings show that the dis [Read More…]

Relationships: Respect that Space on the Dance Floor

Maintaining a healthy relationship with our partners can seem like a dance routine – we need to be careful not to tread on each other’s’ toes too often as it may result in either one of us deciding never to dance with each other again, or each of us deciding to dance with everybody else but each other. (Or possibly worse: we dance together [Read More…]

How You Can Overcome Past Bullying

Like many others, perhaps you were bullied at school.  It may have had little or no effect on you, but for many, bullying can lead to long-term problems, such as anxiety and depression. A recent report published in the British Medical Journal examined the possible link between being bullied in adolescence and later depression.  In the conclusion, [Read More…]

Emotional People & Rational Ones Have Brain Differences

By Lisa Franchi on June 24, 2015

Researchers from Monash University have found physical differences in the brains of people who respond emotionally to others’ feelings, compared to those who respond more rationally, according to new research. The study, led by Robert Eres from the University’s School of Psychological Sciences, highlight the correlations between grey matter dens [Read More…]

Delightful Things that Happen to You When You Meditate

By Rebecca Lewis on June 24, 2015

Meditation is no new science. It has been practised for centuries, but it was just recently that experts carried out scientific investigations to determine and validate its health benefits. In years, research has been pointing out the wonderful things meditation do to our body. From alleviating stress to lowering our blood pressure and reducing our risk of c [Read More…]

5 Things Sugar Does to Your Mental Health

By Sharon Moore on June 23, 2015

It’s true. Eating a lot of sugar can actually have a negative effect on your mental health. Even on your emotions too. In what way? Keep reading. It trumps your mood. A 2008 research published in the Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews found that eating sugary food affects mood by starting a cycle of binge eating, dopamine spikes, and physical a [Read More…]

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