Sleep loss affects your waistline

Sleep loss affects your waistline Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can predispose to weight gain, by affecting people’s appetite and responses to food and exercise. Sleep loss affects your waistline Source:…

Can omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer's disease? Brain SPECT imaging shows possible link

Can omega-3 help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? Brain SPECT imaging shows possible link The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple in the coming decades and no cure has been found. Recently, interest in dietary approaches for prevention of cognitive decline has increased. In particular, the omega-3 fatty acids have shown anti-amyloid, anti-tau and anti-inflammatory…

Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health care

  Virtual reality for psychiatric treatment? Research shows promise for VR and other technologies in mental health care A growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review. Virtual reality for psychiatric…

Swearing aloud can make you stronger

Swearing aloud can make you stronger In the research, Dr Stephens and his team conducted two experiments. In the first, 29 participants completed a test of anaerobic power — a short, intense period on an exercise bike — after both swearing and not swearing. In the second, 52 participants completed an isometric handgrip test, again…