Category Archives: Health

Mysterious new brain cell found in people

“To precisely classify these cells, the scientists then analyzed their gene expression. That’s when they realized that the set of genes expressed in these inhibitory rosehip neurons doesn’t closely match any previously identified cell in the mouse, suggesting they have no … Continue reading

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Meditation affects brain networks differently in long-term meditators and novices

“Both long-term practitioners and new meditators – when compared to non-meditators – showed reduced activity in the amygdala when they viewed emotionally-positive images. The amygdala is an area of the brain critical for emotion and detecting important information from the … Continue reading

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Childhood stress leaves lasting mark on genes

“What we’re finding is that after 10 years or so there are still markers, like fossils in our genome, telling us there was a trauma here. And that trauma may make this individual more susceptible to a second trauma or, … Continue reading

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„Psychedelics take people to the very center of their personal problems”

What these psychedelics do above all, is give access to other states of consciousness that are dormant within our own minds. It’s the exploration of human consciousness. It isn’t really the drug effect as such. Why are we so afraid … Continue reading

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Increased well-being: Another reason to try yoga – Harvard Health

                    “[…] a regular yoga practice appears to correlate with increased wellbeing, including better sleep, better body awareness, weight loss, and greater happiness. By improving mindfulness, it simultaneously helps to boost … Continue reading

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Social Rejection Can Lead to Violence But, Mindfulness May Be the Solution

Image Source: image is credited to theresearchers. “People who have greater levels of mindfulness — or the tendency to maintain attention on and awareness of the present moment — are better able to cope with the pain of being … Continue reading

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People who deeply grasp pain or happiness of others, process music differently in brain

“The researchers found that compared to low empathy people, those with higher empathy process familiar music with greater involvement of the reward system of the brain, as well as in areas responsible for processing social information. […]   Highly empathic … Continue reading

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Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

“Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a new study. Researchers found that swapping out half of a portion of these starchy side dishes for lentils can … Continue reading

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The only emotions I can feel are anger and fear

“I just thought that I wasn’t good at talking about how I feel and emotions and stuff like that. But after a year of therapy, it became apparent that when I talk about emotions I don’t actually know what I’m … Continue reading

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“The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live”

“Under a microscope, it’s hard to miss. Take just about any cell, find the nucleus, then look inside it for a dark, little blob. That’s the nucleolus. If the cell were an eyeball, you’d be looking at its pupil. You’ve … Continue reading

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Loneliness in older adults is associated with diminished cortisol output

“• Loneliness in older adults is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. One of the possible mechanisms is dysregulation of HPA-axis. • In a group of 426 older adults, loneliness was associated with lower cortisol output after awakening and diminished … Continue reading

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Sex hormone levels alter heart disease risk in older women

“In an analysis of data collected from more than 2,800 women after menopause, Johns Hopkins researchers report new evidence that a higher proportion of male to female sex hormones was associated with a significant increased relative cardiovascular disease risk. […] … Continue reading

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The Science of Mind & Reality – Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer

  see also a corresponding article here: Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer

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Media usage diminishes memory for experiences

“…participants engage in an experience while using media to record or share their experiences with others, or not engaging with media. […] Across three studies, participants without media consistently remembered their experience more precisely than participants who used media. There is no conclusive evidence … Continue reading

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Our brains rapidly and automatically process opinions we agree with as if they are facts

“Now a team led by Michael Gilead at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev report in Social Psychological and Personality Science that they have found evidence of rapid and involuntarily mental processes that kick-in whenever we encounter opinions we agree with, […]” “The key … Continue reading

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10 Amazing Things You Can Learn From Your Poop

“We now have more information than ever before about what your microbiome is doing, and it’s going to help you and the rest of the world do a whole lot better. The new insights emerging from microbiome research are changing our … Continue reading

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Old people can produce as many new brain cells as teenagers

“Old age may have its downsides, but losing the ability to grow new brain cells isn’t one: healthy people in their seventies seem to produce just as many new neurons as teenagers. The discovery overturns a decades-old theory about how … Continue reading

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“Did Drinking Give Me Breast Cancer?”

“The research linking alcohol to breast cancer is deadly solid. There’s no controversy here. Alcohol, regardless of whether it’s in Everclear or a vintage Bordeaux, is carcinogenic. More than 100 studies over several decades have reaffirmed the link with consistent results. The … Continue reading

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Study Finds Night Owls Are More At Risk Of Early Death: Other Problems Linked To Evening Persons

Link article Tech Times

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Dancing Could Counteract Age-Related Decline

  “A study published in Frontiers in Neuroscience investigated the effects of an 18-month dancing intervention and traditional health fitness training on volumes of hippocampal subfields and balance abilities. The research finds that dancing seems a promising intervention for both … Continue reading

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