https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/12/201215082059.htm The researchers found several differences in the brains of lonely people. These brain manifestations were centred on what is called the default network: a set of brain regions involved in inner thoughts such as reminiscing, future planning, imagining and thinking about others. Researchers found the default networks of lonelyContinue Reading

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/why-the-elderly-can-go-downhill-after-the-loss-of-their-partner-9722041.htmlhttps://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/why-the-elderly-can-go-downhill-after-the-loss-of-their-partner-9722041.htmlhttps://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/why-the-elderly-can-go-downhill-after-the-loss-of-their-partner-9722041.html Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of older people and may explain why many elderly spouses die soon after the loss of their loved ones, scientists have said. A study has found that a key component of the immune defences that protect the body againstContinue Reading

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01968-z Research has repeatedly shown that race is not a scientifically valid concept. Across the world, humans share 99.9% of their DNA. The characteristics that have come to define our popular understanding of race — hair texture, skin colour, facial features — represent only a few of the thousands ofContinue Reading

https://wapo.st/2LseJmy “Light is a stimulant,” says Alcibiades Rodriguez, the medical director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center-Sleep Center at New York University. When blue-sensitive receptors in our eyes are first exposed to light in the morning, that sends a signal to the pineal gland of our brain that shuts off theContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2J1Dsvv The figure, which comes from a 2003 paper published in the prestigious journal Science, shows that the risk of depression among people who have experienced stressful life events becomes much greater if they also possess a certain version of a certain gene. This landmark study, in the midst ofContinue Reading

https://1in6.org/get-information/the-1-in-6-statistic/ Whoever you are, maybe you’re thinking something like, “1 in 6?! Come on, how can that be?” or even “That can’t be true!” Again, if so, you’re not alone. Those are common responses to this statistic, which many people find hard to believe – including men who’ve had suchContinue Reading

MobiHealthNews: Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder receives FDA breakthrough designation, opens enrollment for two RCTs.https://www.mobihealthnews.com/content/north-america/apple-watch-app-nightmare-disorder-receives-fda-breakthrough-designation-opens NightWare’s product is an app for the Apple Watch that uses the device’s biometric sensors to monitor the sleeping wearer’s heart rate and movement, Karlin explained. Within just a night or two of sleep,Continue Reading