Study Finds Emotions Are Reversed in Left Handers, New Implications for Anxiety, Depression Treatment

By Helen Holmes on May 03, 2012

For decades, scientists believed that approach motivation is processed in the brain’s left hemisphere while withdraw motivation is in the right hemisphere. But in a new study, experts from the New School for Social Research in New York found that a well-established pattern in the brain activity of right-handers reverses in the case of left-handers. He [Read More…]

New Study: Non-believers More Likely to Be Driven By Compassion than Highly Religious People

By Rebecca Lewis on May 02, 2012

In a report published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers suggest that people who are less religious tend to be more generous than the highly religious ones.   Laura Saslow, a doctoral student at UC Berkeley was inspired to establish the relationship between compassion and religion after hearing an atheist friend lament on [Read More…]

Media Multitasking May Not Always Be a Bad Thing, Experts Say

By Amy Taylor on May 01, 2012

Multitasking can keep you out of focus but experts suggest it has positive effects too. Positive Effects of Multitasking Reading a book, texting, watching TV, surfing the internet, and talking to someone over the phone at the same time can improve one’s ability to handle multiple tasks. While previous studies show that this kind of habit can have n [Read More…]

10 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

By Sharon Moore on April 30, 2012

Having a good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy body. Sleeping gives you the energy to carry on with tomorrow’s tasks. And when your body is deprived of sleep, it goes through a state of stress. Others people rely on drugs to be able to sleep fully at night. But actually, there are better ways to do this.        1.&nbs [Read More…]

Thinking in a Foreign Language Helps People Arrive on Better Decisions, Experts Say

By Monica Wilson on April 27, 2012

After conducting a series of experiments, researchers from the University of Chicago found out that people who speak two languages are likely to make more sensible decisions when thinking in their non-native tongue. Most people believe that when making decisions, it doesn’t matter which language you’re using. But a group of researchers think it& [Read More…]

Should You or Should You Not Consider Joining a Marathon?

By Lisa Franchi on April 26, 2012

Claire Squires, a 30-year old hairdresser from North Kilworth, Leicestershire, died on Birdcage Walk near St James’s Park on Sunday, less than a mile from the finish. She was the 11th person and first woman to die in London Marathon since it began in 1981. While there are health risks associated to this popular race, experts say the risk is low. Acc [Read More…]

Psychologist Proposes Extra Mental Health Support for Stressed MPs

By Helen Holmes on April 25, 2012

Being exposed to high levels of stress, members of the Parliament may need extra support to carry out their work, says a psychologist from the Salford University who has been studying the wellbeing of MPs for the past 20 years. On an interview with BBC, Dr Ashley Weinberg said that four in ten MPs have had regular mental and health checkups. To make sure t [Read More…]

Traditional Chinese Medicine Chang Shan Can Help Treat Autoimmune Disorders, Harvard Scientists Say

By Rebecca Lewis on April 25, 2012

In a research by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), it was found that Chang Shan – a Chinese herbal medicine used thousands of years ago to treat various problems is also beneficial in treating autoimmune disorders. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology. What is Cha [Read More…]

Suffering from Back Pain? It could Mean Unhappiness at Work, Experts Say

By Amy Taylor on April 24, 2012

Researchers from the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR) found that people who are unhappy at work are prone to severe back pain on a regular basis. The findings show that 33 percent of people complaining about non-specific backache developed persistent pain which has greatly affected their socia [Read More…]

First Ever Instrument to Measure Work Addiction Launched

By Sharon Moore on April 24, 2012

After a thorough research, experts from Norway and United Kingdom were able to develop a new method to measure one’s addiction to work. They call it Bergen Work Addiction Scale. Being the first method as of today in the entire world, the Bergen Work Addiction Scale aims to help individuals and professionals in measuring whether a person is addicted to [Read More…]

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