Poor Sleep: A Contributor to Alzheimer’s Risk

By Sharon Moore on June 02, 2015

New research from the University of California, Berkeley found compelling evidence that poor sleep may trigger Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain’s long-term memory. In particular, scientists found that a deficit of the deep sleep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protei [Read More…]

Fostering Personal Growth: 6 Key Steps

By Amy Taylor on June 02, 2015

Personal growth is something we all want to achieve. It is about exploring ourselves, discovering our strengths and limitations, and opening ourselves to new possibilities. Personal growth is a broad term, and it covers our physical, mental, spiritual and intellectual being. And this what makes our quest to personal development somewhat challenging. But mi [Read More…]

Impulsive People More Likely to Binge Eat, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on June 01, 2015

Those who tend to act rashly are more likely to binge eat when experiencing negative feelings, a US study found. In the study, 14 per cent of people who were unable to control their eating had a tendency to act impulsively when experiencing negative emotions. ’It is human nature to want to turn to something for comfort after a bad day, but what our [Read More…]

Key Times to See a Therapist

By Rebecca Lewis on June 01, 2015

Everyone experiences stress, sadness and conflict once in a while. As human beings, it is natural for us to feel worn out, exhausted, and a little helpless. So when we are feeling off, it can be difficult to know when to seek help or just let the unwanted emotion pass. It is a myth that we should have a mental illness first before we see a therapist. And s [Read More…]

Researchers Reveal Autism’s ’Noisy’ Secret

By Sharon Moore on May 29, 2015

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal provides new data on how sensory stimuli are processed by the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. One of the key attributes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) superior low-level task performance alongside reduced performance in tasks involving processing o [Read More…]

10 Great Reasons to Eat Papaya

By Rebecca Lewis on May 29, 2015

Sweet, delicious and has butter-like texture – there’s no wonder why Christopher Columbus called papaya the “fruit of the angels”. Once considered “exotic”, this tropical fruit can now be found in local supermarkets and groceries throughout the year.  Have you tried papaya? You should. Not only does it taste deliciou [Read More…]

The Real Deal with Suicide (Hint: It’s Not About Wanting to Die)

By Lisa Franchi on May 28, 2015

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there was a 4% increase in the rate of suicide in the United Kingdom among people over the age of 15 – from 5,981 in 2012 to 6,233 in 2013. Suicide has always been a growing concern, not just in developing countries but also in the developed ones like Europe and US. In UK, [Read More…]

Here’s why Laughter is the Best Medicine (Top 10 Health Benefits of Humour)

By Rebecca Lewis on May 28, 2015

Laughter is the best medicine, so they say. When you laugh, amazing things happen to your body and to your brain. Below are the top reasons why laughter is the best medicine, and why you should let yourself laugh some more. Laughter boosts your immune system. A laughter day a day can really keep the doctor away by reducing the stress hormones in your body, [Read More…]

Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on May 25, 2015

A ground-breaking study from Iowa State University suggests that certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers, elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer’s disease. "It’s j [Read More…]

10 Eating Tips for a Longer Life

By Sharon Moore on May 25, 2015

Long life. It’s something we all dream about. And it’s no secret that when it comes to longevity, proper diet has a crucial role to play. But with all the diet tips here and there, it can be confusing which ones to follow, and which ones really promote longevity. So we’ve come up with this list. Make greens the centre of your diet. A die [Read More…]

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