Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. New research from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show that brief ...
Date Posted: July 8, 2014
Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress ManagementGO
Understanding the basis of psychiatric disorders has been extremely challenging because there are many genetic variants that may increase risk but are insufficient to cause disease. Now investigators describe a strategy that may help reveal how such ...
Go people-watching in any Western country and it's rare to come across a person sat alone in quiet contemplation. Most lone individuals are seen playing with their mobile phone, reading, watching a movie on their tablet, or people-watching. Why this ...
A lawmaker from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Wirianingsih, said that the law, which is sponsored by the House, would help the central government and local administrations to prioritize programs and funding related to mental illness.
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
HONG KONG - The growing problem of mental illness in the community remains mainly out of sight, out of mind, except for victims and their families, and under-resourced health and social workers who have to deal with it. Sadly it is being called to ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
True or false: "The Eiffel Tower is in France." Most of us can quickly and accurately answer this question by relying on our general knowledge. But what if you were asked to consider the claim: "The beehive is a building in New Zealand." Unless you ...
Not getting enough sleep rots the brain. New research on older people suggests that not getting enough sleep could significantly accelerate the brain's aging process. Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) said the ...
Categories: Sleep DisordersGO
Brigham Young University professor Scott Steffensen and his collaborators have published three new scientific papers that detail the brain mechanisms involved with addictive substances. "Addiction is a brain disease that could be treated like any ...
It’s as basic as water faucet handles: red means hot and blue means cold. That simple fact just got more complicated, according to a surprising study in the July 3 issue of Scientific Reports which shows that blue objects feel warmer to the touch ...
Scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University have identified a drug that appears to make memories of fearsome events less durable in mice. The finding may accelerate the development of treatments for preventing PTSD ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
What do music festivals, football matches and religious gatherings have in common? They are all associated with changes to the citizens of the host city's risk of suicide, some for better, some for worse. New research supports the premise that it is ...
Categories: Parenting, Suicide PreventionGO
Now that I have read Paul Raeburn's "Do Fathers Matter?," I know that my comfort with more dangerous play - my willingness to let my daughters stand on top of a minivan - is a typically paternal trait. Dads roughhouse with children more, too. They ...
For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.
Categories: Child Development, Stress ManagementGO
If we use all five senses-scent, sight, sound, touch, and taste - to stimulate our minds while working, then this may spark more creativity.
Categories: Creative BlocksGO
EVERYONE knows that being the parent of an infant is hard. There's the sleeplessness, the screaming fits to tend to, the loss of autonomy, the social isolation and the sheer monotony of it. Everyone also knows that there is only one socially ...
Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, "Experimental evidence of massive-scale ...