Body Gestures Can Reveal One’s Personality Traits, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on March 28, 2016

It’s true that a person’s gestures can reveal what’s in his mind. But can it also give a clue towards his personality? The answer could be ‘yes’. In a ground-breaking study, experts from University of Exeter, University of Bristol, Montpellier University and the University of Naples found that an individual’s movement can [Read More…]

Exercise: A Therapy for Young Adults with Severe Mental Health Disorder

By Sharon Moore on March 28, 2016

Many young people with severe mental health disorders resort to taking prescription drugs to overcome their illness. But according to a new study, there is a better and safer option that is great at reducing the severity of their symptoms. And that’s no other than exercise.  The study involved 38 adults ages 18 to 35 who had experience an episode [Read More…]

Top Reasons Why You Should Put More Onions in Your Dish

By Amy Taylor on March 24, 2016

Onion is one of the most commonly used spices because of its ability to enhance flavour of any dish - whether it be a simple stir-fry or a complex sauce-based meal. But apart from its bursting flavour and aroma, did you know that onions boast of amazing health benefits too? Being a haven of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, there are so many reason [Read More…]

Role of Sleep on Brain Rebalancing

By Lisa Franchi on March 23, 2016

Sleep has long been regarded as one of the most important biological processes that play a role in human development. Without sleep, humans can never survive. During sleep, amazing processes take place particularly in our brain. These include the repair of cells and formation of long-term memories. Scientists call it “memory consolidation”.  [Read More…]

We are Kinder by Nature, Study Suggests

By Rebecca Lewis on March 22, 2016

Are humans born selfish brutes? Or are we by nature kind and compassionate? In the latest research, scientists examined the empathetic impulses in the brain while temporarily disabling other regions and found that altruism in humans may be more hard-wired than previously thought.  ‘Potentially ground-breaking’  According to senior aut [Read More…]

Surprising Anxiety Busters that are Really Effective

By Sharon Moore on March 22, 2016

We all get anxious from time to time. Whether it’s the first job interview, the first presentation before the managers, or the first day in the University - some things can really bring butterflies in our stomach. Anxiety is a normal feeling. But it shouldn’t be something that takes control of our life. No matter how tough the situation is, we sh [Read More…]

Eating Blueberries May Protect You from Alzheimer’s, Research Finds

By Lisa Franchi on March 15, 2016

There are many reasons to love blueberry. Apart from strengthening your immune system and promoting cell repair, snacking on blueberries may also protect you from dementia in the future - according to new research. Scientists from the University of Cincinnati say blueberries contain compounds that may strengthen the brain’s defences against Alzheimer& [Read More…]

How to Have a Good Relationship… with Yourself

By Rebecca Lewis on March 15, 2016

At some point in our life, most of us feel disconnected from our true self. Maybe you have felt that you have become more withdrawn and pessimistic. Or that you’ve become less and less confident. All these are normal. But we shouldn’t wait for too long to that point when our relationship with ourselves has already gone astray.  If you feel [Read More…]

Why Chia Seeds are So, So Good for You

By Sharon Moore on March 14, 2016

Chia is a species of flowering plant in the mint family. It has edible seeds that have become very popular in the health community. And don’t be fooled by their tiny size. These one-of-a-kind seeds are packed with amazing health benefits. From promoting digestion and burning fats, to increasing your energy levels and endurance - chia seeds are somethin [Read More…]

Broccoli Helps Fight Liver Cancer, New Research Suggests

By Amy Taylor on March 11, 2016

 Eating broccoli three to five times per week can help cut your risk of developing liver cancer particularly among people whose diets are high in sugar, according to new research. Scientists say it also slashes the risk of breast, prostate and colon cancer.   Eating broccoli may also aid in countering the development of fatty liver or non-alcohol [Read More…]

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