Category: Mental Health

What Are the Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease?

The statistics says that by 2016 more than 40 million people had Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In America Alzheimer’s disease is considered to be the sixth leading cause of death. In spite of the fact that this disease is so wide-spread, the scientists unfortunately still can name only possible causes of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease […]

Man Should Be a Bit More Attractive than an Ape

Scientists from Florida University decided to find out how attractiveness of women depends on attractiveness of men and whether the gender affects it. The study has discovered that wives who had handsome husbands tend to spend much time in gyms and keep diet while questioning their attractiveness constantly. Those women who are less attractive than […]

Is Talking to Yourself a Sign of Your Madness?

It is not a secret that many people talk to themselves. Usually it happens in the form of an internal monologue, but sometimes people talk to themselves out loud. Many people having noticed that they are talking to themselves out loud think that they have some mental problem. But do not rush to visit the […]

Games and IQ

Video games are considered to be forbidden fruit by most parents. Something that was clearly created by devil. Very few of them really encourage this widely spread hobby. There is no parent being of sound mind and memory that will put playing games in front of doing homework. Anyway, a recent study seems to have […]

It’s not All in Your Head: What Really Causes Migraine

Migraine affects 1 in 5 women and over ten percent of the population overall. Those who don’t have it cannot imagine the suffering it brings. And though it has long been considered a neurotic disorder, new research shows that its causes are quite physical. Much worse than a headache Migraine is very different from a […]

Beach Trip Benefits: Go There if You Can

Even those who prefer active leisure to lying on the beach can still say that sometimes day at the seaside is quite a good way to break their routine, even usual vacation routine. However, it is not obvious for everybody that spending time on the beach has a number of benefits in addition to a […]

Antidepressants: Why They May Be Working not as We Thought They Do?

Neurobiology and brain chemistry may well be the most complicated fields in modern human anatomy studies. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the US and around the world and is one of the leading causes of disability. It costs the economy of the US 23 billion dollars in lost productivity every […]

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

We need to rest sometimes. May be some of you will say that there is a lot of work to do. But we should realize that rest is a crucial part of our lives and we can’t ignore it. Actually, we can; but it leads to our immune system getting weaker, and lowers our productivity. […]

Proprioception: Better Posture, Better Balance

Have you ever heard of proprioception? Although the term may look like rocket science, it is used to describe an ability of a person to feel where his or her body is located in space. It is even considered to be the sixth sense by some researchers. The ability can be improved by means of […]

What Causes Autism?

For many years scientists are trying to indicate what the cause of autism is. A lot of research has been done and those researches gave us many theories about the roots of autism. The term “autism” was introduced in the 1940-s by the American pediatrician and psychiatrist Leo Kanner. He borrowed the term from Eugene […]

What Makes Our Life Better? How Can We Achieve Success?

What is happiness to you? How can you describe it? That’s a good question. It is believed that everyone has his own opinion. Sometimes it is hard to imagine how to become a successful person, how to have a better life. There are many reasons for this. Let’s have a look at all pros and […]

What does It Mean “to Die”

What is happening with us when we are claimed to be dead? People of all the times desperately wanted to find an answer for this question. But what we have now? Do we know what waits us when we step over a threshold of death? We’ll try to figure it out. At first, it is […]

Step to Understand Dyslexia

Dyslexia literally means ‘trouble with words’. The Cambridge dictionary gives the following definition of dyslexia – a condition that affects the brain, which makes it difficult for someone to read and write. Dyslexia is one of those diseases, the symptoms and diagnosis of which does not seem difficult even for a beginner doctor. At the […]

Paper Books or eBooks: Which One Is Preferable?

Nowadays you can hardly imagine your life without a modern and sophisticated gadget in a pocket. It can certainly facilitate the learning process for students. Is this growing influence of technology as effective and useful as it seems to be at first sight? Digital Reading: How Effective Is It? Modern schools, colleges, and universities are […]

The Silent Struggle: Hair Pulling Disorder

The anxiety of preparing for an exam or a project deadline drawing near can put any of us on edge and make us do strange things: chew on a pen, eat compulsively, or fidget with one’s hair. However, some people struggle for their whole life with a condition called trichotillomania, which makes them compulsively pull […]

How to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease Using Vitamin E and Carotenoids and Antioxidants

Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease has been a major concern for doctors and medical scientists ever since its discovery. Unfortunately, no effective cure has been found so far. This is just the good old prevention-is-the-best-cure thing. In fact, there are good reasons to hope that the salvation is out there. What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s Disease […]

How Stress Hormones Affect Our Body and Mind

We live in quite a stressful environment, with numerous challenges, competitions, struggles being our daily routine. Such living is highly likely to expose us to various negative effects of stress, both physiological and cognitive. This happens because of stress hormones’ influence on our systems. What are these effects and how can a modern person eliminate […]

Workout for Your Brain

We are sure that you know how advantageous physical activity is for your body. But you will be surprised that there is one more highly important muscle that you train efficiently during workouts – your brain. The various scientist around the world have discovered that different types of physical activity upgrade our brain in a […]

Habits for Physical and Mental Health

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ― Carlos Castaneda Why are daily habits so important? Healthy lifestyle and habits has the same effect on life expectancy as living conditions and heredity, or even more. All of us know in theory, that smoking and overeating is […]