The rising alcohol abuse during pregnancy among expecting women in USA

According to a recent study, pregnant women’s use of heavy alcohol increased between 2011 and 2020. According to an article in JAMA Network, over a ten-year period, pregnant women’s heavy alcohol consumption climbed by more than 11% annually, and binge drinking increased by almost 9% annually. The public health research team examined data from the […]

Microdosing psilocybin improved depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms

This observational study, published June 30 in┬áNature-Scientific Reports,┬áincluded over 900 people who reported microdosing Psilocybin during the past month, and a control group of 180 people who did not engage in microdosing psychedelics. There is a long history of using psilocybin-containing fungi to improve health and wellbeing in a variety of cultures. Psilocybin has resurfaced […]

Certain kinds of stress might be advantageous for brain function

In a study that was published in Psychiatry Research, researchers discovered that low to moderate amounts of stress can foster resilience in people and lower their risk of mental health disorders including depression and antisocial behaviour. Stress from preparing for a major meeting at work, studying for an exam, or working longer hours to finish […]

Your memory and reaction time may be affected by Essential oils

Research shows that certain essential oils can impact your reaction time and accuracy when it comes to cognitive performance. Most people want to feel soothed and relaxed at home. For many, essential oil diffusers create a stress-free environment because the pleasant aroma can improve mood, increase calmness and reduce anxiety, to an extent. However, studies suggest that […]

The aging of the immune system could be accelerated by stress

The study, which was released on June 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), may help explain differences in aging-related health, such as the unequal impact of the pandemic, and it may also indicate to potential intervention locations. A recent USC study found that stress may potentially raise a person’s risk […]

Crying could be more beneficial than you think

Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. In the United States, women cry an average of 3.5 times per month, and men average around 1.9 times a month. But does crying have any health benefits? We all cried when we were babies. But now […]

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