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Train your brain everyday to keep negative emotions at bay

Train your brain everyday to keep negative emotions at bay

Does recalling an unpleasant interaction with our boss make you demotivated?

Keep calm! A study reveals that self-guided positive emotional imagery training has great potential to improve the everyday emotional well-being overcoming negative emotions.

"The close relationship between the human imagery system and our emotions can cause deep emotional perturbations", said Dr Svetla Velikova of Smartbrain in Norway.

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep: Study

Dietary prebiotics improve sleep: Study

Health benefits of probiotics- the "good bacteria" found in fermented foods and dietary supplements- is known to almost all.

Now a first-of-its kind study by University of Colorado Boulder, scientists suggests that lesser-known gut-health promoters called prebiotics, which serve as food for good bacteria inside the gut, can also have an impact, improving sleep and buffering the physiological impacts of stress.

Good students are more into booze, smoking pots: Study

Good students are more into booze, smoking pots: Study

It's not only the peer pressure that makes kids try alcohol or smoke pot!

A new study reveals that students with higher marks are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot compared with teens with lower scores.

According to a study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal Open, students with higher marks tend more into pot than cigarettes.

Although some people believe smart students simply have a tendency to experiment, James Williams and Gareth Hagger-Johnson, co-authors of the new study, say these patterns of substance use may continue into adulthood.

Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: Study

Students think it's 'normal' to use performance enhancing drugs: Study

A European study has revealed that the majority of university students believe it is the social norm to use drugs like Ritalin to enhance academic performance - despite very few having used stimulants themselves.

The project looked at attitudes towards the 'nonmedical use of prescription medicines' among university students in seven EU countries and was co-authored by Dr Robert Dempsey, Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University, alongside colleagues across Europe.

Researchers find link between blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s

Researchers find link between blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer’s

A new study has revealed a “tipping point” molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s -- a type of dementia that causes issues with memory, thinking and even behavior.

Establishing the link for the first time, the study showed that excess blood glucose levels (hyperglycaemia) damage a crucial enzyme that is involved with inflammation response to the initial stages of the Alzheimer's disease.

Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's

Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's

A diet, high in sugar, could lead to Alzheimers, as a study finds a link between sugar and the brain disease.

According to researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London, this is the first concrete evidence to explain why abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, have an impact on cognitive function, reports Telegraph.co.uk.

Unprecedented research has revealed the 'tipping point' at which blood sugar levels become so dangerous they allow the neurological disease to take hold.

Fathers beware! Doing cocaine while planning family may affect your son's memory

Fathers beware! Doing cocaine while planning family may affect your son's memory

A team of US researchers warn, fathers, who do cocaine at the time of conceiving a child, may be putting their son at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss.

The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry.

According to researchers from the University Of Pennsylvania's school of medicine, drug abuse by fathers - separate from the well-established effects of cocaine use in mothers - may negatively impact cognitive development in their male offspring.

Fish with higher levels of mercury may may put you at risk!

Fish with higher levels of mercury may may put you at risk!

Waring for all the sea food lovers! Consuming fish, rich in mercury may double the risk of developing motor neurone disease.

According to researchers, the participants, who ate fish and seafood regularly, those in the top 25 percent, were at double the risk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) compared to those with lower levels.

ALS is a progressive neurological disease that takes away the ability of nerve cells to interact with the body's muscles.

Top British students more likely to drink alcohol, smoke pot: study

Top British students more likely to drink alcohol, smoke pot: study

British students with the highest test scores are more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot as compared with teenagers who have lower scores, according to a newly published survey report.

However, study authors James Williams and Gareth Hagger-Johnson also found that teens with the highest test scores were less likely to smoke cigarettes as compared with teens with lower scores.

Now, you can cure insomnia with placebo: Study

Now, you can cure insomnia with placebo: Study

Briton researchers have found a simple placebo may really work well to cure insomnia.

The findings, appeared in journal Brain, indicated that both neurofeedback and placebo-feedback to be equally effective as reflected in subjective measures of sleep complaints, which suggests that the observed improvements were due to unspecific factors such as - experiencing trust and receiving care and empathy from experimenters.

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