Can Physical Exercise Improve Cognitive Abilities?

Improvement in brain function associated with moderate physical activity has been noticed in both growing children and older adults. The cognitive benefits of physical exercise also last for decades. Parents and teachers can take cue from these ...

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57% of lower-Primary kids not getting enough sleep

SINGAPORE - About 57 per cent of children from lower Primary lack enough sleep, according to a survey conducted by students from Nanyang Technological University.

Feb 5

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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Depression and Addictions can cause Brain matter loss

A meta-analysis of 193 brain-imaging studies shows similar gray-matter loss in the brains of people with diagnoses as different as schizophrenia, depression and addiction.

Feb 5

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Schizophrenia

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Your Pet Says More About Your Personality Than You Might Think

Cat people and dog people really do have different personality traits, new research suggests.

Feb 4

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The Value of Remembering Ordinary Moments

"They(people) choose to forgo opportunities to document experiences in the present," Zhang writes, "only to find themselves wanting to retrieve those records in the future."

Feb 4

Categories: Happiness

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If Facebook Use Causes Envy, Depression Could Follow

Browsing Facebook has become a daily activity for hundreds of millions of people. Because so many people engage with the website daily, researchers are interested in how emotionally involved Facebook users can be with the social networking site and ...

Feb 4

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New Book on Neuroplasticity: The Brain's way of Healing

Chances are you know someone struggling with Parkinson's disease, who lost their life to multiple sclerosis, who has been irreparably harmed by concussion or is trapped within the confines of autism spectrum disorder. Or perhaps you've watched ...

Feb 3

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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means "the water in my heart has ...

Feb 3

Categories: Depression, Mental Health in Asia

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Researchers discover brain circuit that controls compulsive ...

Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction are major threats to human health, but potential treatments face the risk of impairing normal feeding behaviors that are crucial for survival. A study published January 29th in the journal Cell reveals a ...

Feb 2

Categories: Addictions

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Game app to monitor teenage suicide risk

The battle against teenage suicide has entered the digital age as a Hong Kong company is developing a game app to identify at-risk teenagers. Mark Altosaar, who has a background in education technology, and Jamie Chiu, a doctoral candidate in ...

Feb 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Broken hearts are real: study finds loss of a loved one does lead to ...

Traumatic life events such as bereavement can impact on physical as well as mental health, according to work led by Scottish researchers who found that losing a partner or family member does not just impact on levels of anxiety and depression, but ...

Feb 2

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Moving Pictures or Movie?

Movies = Moving image on the screen Do you know that the sense of motion is created by your brain from a series of static images? Typical movies, for example, flash 24 frames per second. Somehow, the brain takes the changes from one frame to the ...

Jan 31

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Want to ace your exam?

Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep, memory go hand-in-hand Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected but how has remained a mystery. The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate ...

Jan 31

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Thought of Controlling your Dreams?

Have you ever realised that you were dreaming while you were in a dream? This is also known as lucid dreaming. New research have shown that lucid dreaming leads to better problem-solving abilities. Pbetter problem-solving abilities, new research ...

Jan 31

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Week Your New Year's Resolution to Exercise Dies

People with the noble New Year's resolution to work out or work out more should mark their calendars: That resolve starts to waver in the third week in January, data shows.

Jan 30

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