Study: Ashwagandha extract can be used to improve sleep quality and relieve stress

Finding it hard to fall asleep? Ashwagandha root may be for you. Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera or Indian ginseng, is a medicinal herb native to India and North Africa. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, as well as to increase energy levels and improve concentration. A recent study published in the journal Cureus suggests it … Continue reading Study: Ashwagandha extract can be used to improve sleep quality and relieve stress

Popular antidepressant is turning fish into “zombies,” new research shows

Fluoxetine, a popular antidepressant sold under the brand name Prozac, might soon need a new warning label – “Caution: This antidepressant turns fish into zombies.” Findings of a new study showed that long-term exposure to fluoxetine made guppies act more alike, erasing crucial behavioral differences. Giovanni Polverino, a behavioral ecologist from the University of Western Australia, led the the study published on … Continue reading Popular antidepressant is turning fish into “zombies,” new research shows

Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use … Continue reading Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

MENTAL illness is rising in people who have recovered from COVID, as the controlling germaphobic approach to disease fails their body and mind

One out of every eight people who recover from a COVID infection are diagnosed with their first neurological or psychiatric illness within six-months. These are the findings from a new Oxford University study that tracked 236,379 COVID patients after their recovery. Patients with a previous history of neurological or psychiatric illness were even more likely to be diagnosed with mental … Continue reading MENTAL illness is rising in people who have recovered from COVID, as the controlling germaphobic approach to disease fails their body and mind

Study reveals Bayer’s Roundup linked to “a host of chronic and mental illness”

Right now, Bayer is facing a host of lawsuits related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that has been linked to the use of Roundup herbicide. Bayer took on the legal burdens of Roundup maker Monsanto when it bought the company for $66 billion in 2018. The number of lawsuits related to this illness … Continue reading Study reveals Bayer’s Roundup linked to “a host of chronic and mental illness”

Stress can make you crave unhealthy foods, study finds

A recent study by researchers from Australia found that tense or stressed people have greater cravings for fast food, sweets and other unhealthy foods than people who aren’t as tense or stressed. Published in the journal Eating Behaviors, the study also revealed that people eat more foods the more tension they experience on a given day. These findings suggest that negative … Continue reading Stress can make you crave unhealthy foods, study finds

Can abdominal pain affect brain function?

Brief pain is something your brain and body can handle with ease. But chronic pain, especially if it is originating from the abdomen, is an entirely different story. Chronic abdominal pain can have complex and lasting effects on your brain. It changes how the brain responds to pain signals. Eva Szigethy, a professor of psychiatry and medicine and the … Continue reading Can abdominal pain affect brain function?

NHS doctors instructed to postpone routine care and administer covid-19 vaccines instead

The British Medical Association and The National Health Services (NHS) have instructed general practitioners to postpone routine checkups and administer covid-19 vaccines instead. Healthcare systems around the world have been radically transformed in 2020, as family and friends are barred from their loved ones and conditioned to believe that getting vaccinated is the only way people … Continue reading NHS doctors instructed to postpone routine care and administer covid-19 vaccines instead

Real life study: Masked schoolchildren are harmed physically, psychologically, behaviorally and suffer from 24 distinct health issues

A first-of-its-kind study, involving over 25,000 children, reveals that masks are harming schoolchildren in many physical and psychological ways and have a negative effect on their behavior, focus and interest in learning. These negative effects are censored from social media, under-reported by the media, and ignored by government officials. Of the 25,930 children studied, the database includes … Continue reading Real life study: Masked schoolchildren are harmed physically, psychologically, behaviorally and suffer from 24 distinct health issues

Living near Nature may help improve your mental health amid coronavirus pandemic, study suggests

Living near nature might just help mitigate some of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people’s mental health, according to a study by researchers from the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). Published recently in Ecological Applications, it revealed that more frequent use of green spaces, such as parks and forests, and the presence of a green window view from within the home were associated with greater levels … Continue reading Living near Nature may help improve your mental health amid coronavirus pandemic, study suggests