Mental Health

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Apr 14, 2008
Drinking tea is beneficial for your brain, protecting its cells from degeneration and helping to keep your mind sharp, scientists say.

Professor Ng Tze Pin from the National University of Singapore's psychological medicine, who was a leading researcher of the four-year study, says any type of tea is good for brain.

Catechins, a natural compound in tea, was found to protect brain cells from the protein, that build up over the years and undermines cognitive function.

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Feb 12, 2009
Many people think that ageing is inevitably connected with impairment of mental abilities. However, lifestyle plays an important role at any age and staying physically and mentally active at more advanced age may actually protect you against such conditions as Alzheimer's disease.

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Mar 11, 2008
Inhalation of the diesel fumes may evoke stress response in the brain and have long-term effects for the normal brain functioning, Dutch researchers reported.
Paul Borm from Zuyd University, who lead the research explained that regular exposure to air pollution especially in busy cities may seriously interfere with brain functioning and information processing.

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Oct 24, 2007

Scientists discovered that sleep deprivation can lead to the development of mental disorders.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of California at Berkeley used brain scans to find out how brain is affected by sleep deprivation causing tiredness and abnormal emotional reactions.

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Feb 18, 2010
People, who work on flexible working hours, have better mental and physical health than those who have to work on strict schedule.

The Cochrane Systematic Review analyzed ten researches that studied potential benefits of flexible working on health.

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Mar 03, 2009
People diagnosed with bipolar disorder face the higher risk of mortality from a wide range of diseases, a new study says.
Reviewing the cause of death from 17 studies that involved more than 330,000 people with bipolar disorder and other psychiatric disorders, the scientists concluded that patients with bipolar disorder had the increased risk of premature death almost from every general medical condition.

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Feb 08, 2008
Women who feel severely stressed at early stage are at risk of having a baby developing a schizophrenia disorder, scientists say.

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Jan 24, 2008
Drinking black tea regularly is claimed could help lower the risk of the development of Parkinson's disease, study says. Researchers at Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and National Neuroscience Institute say that it takes about 23 cups of black tea to reduce the risk of PD by 71 percent.

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Sep 24, 2007

Despite all the efforts to treat pedophilia, a sexual attraction of adults towards children, the brain mechanisms that cause this disorder still remained a mystery. A new study published in the September issue of Biological Psychiatry demonstrated how pedophilic patients responded to functional brain imaging.

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Feb 26, 2010
The popular virtual reality games using Wii technology can be good for people, who want to improve their motor function after stroke.

Researchers studied how Wii and other virtual games can help stroke patients recover better.

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Dec 10, 2009
Looking for something special to give to your close ones for this Christmas or other holyday? Here are the best Christmas gift ideas for those, who want to stay healthy.

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Dec 10, 2007
People are genetically predisposed to be generous, scientists said. The study conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, involved 203 people who had to complete an online task where they had to choose whether to keep or give away money.

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Nov 01, 2007

Talking just 10 minutes with another person may be even more helpful for your intellect and memory than mental exercises, researchers say. The University of Michigan study showed that socializing proved to be an effective way to improve mental skills.