Cardiac Arrests Affect Survivors’ Mental Health

Cardiac Arrests Affect Survivors’ Mental Health

Every year, about 350,000 people in Europe have a cardiac arrest. This is when the heart suddenly stops working. Less than 20% of people who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive. A study from Amsterdam UMC found that women who survive are more likely to have anxiety and depression. Both men and women also face more economic problems as they get older. This means we need to give more help to people who have had a cardiac arrest. The results were published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes.

New Study Shows Big Impact of Terrorism on Autistic Kids and Their Parents

New Study Shows Big Impact of Terrorism on Autistic Kids and Their Parents

A new study found that terrorist attacks, like the one on October 7th, 2023, in Israel, cause a lot of stress for autistic children and their parents. In the month after the attack, both autistic and non-autistic kids showed signs of serious stress. Autistic children had even stronger reactions, and their parents felt more depression, anxiety, and stress. This shows that these families need special mental health help.

Simple Exercise Can Help Reduce Depression

Simple Exercise Can Help Reduce Depression

Recent studies have shown that doing simple exercises like gardening, walking, or playing golf can help lower depression rates. This was discovered by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University, who reviewed many studies from around the world.

Their findings, published in the Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews journal, show that regular physical activity can decrease the chances of depression by 23% and anxiety by 26%.

Active Seniors, Enhanced Living: Uncovering the Link

Active Seniors, Enhanced Living: Uncovering the Link

A recently conducted Cambridge study establishes a significant correlation between increased physical activity, decreased sedentary behavior, and an improved quality of life in adults over the age of sixty. The study scrutinized the daily habits of nearly 1,500 adults, revealing that reductions in physical activity or increases in inactive pastimes such as television viewing or reading adversely affect the quality of life.

Unveiling Long COVID: The Unseen Global Health Crisis

Unveiling Long COVID: The Unseen Global Health Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on global health, with its impact extending far beyond the acute phase of the disease. A recent Swiss study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has shed light on the long-term effects of COVID-19 in unvaccinated individuals, revealing a worrying trend.

Harnessing the Power of Exercise for Mental Wellbeing and Work Performance

Harnessing the Power of Exercise for Mental Wellbeing and Work Performance

In today’s fast-paced world, maintaining mental wellbeing and work performance is a challenge for many. Amidst the hustle and bustle, one often overlooked solution lies in a simple, universally accessible activity – exercise. Numerous studies have highlighted the profound impact of physical activity on mental health and work performance.

Lithium in Drinking Water: Uncovering Links to Autism Risk and Environmental Factors

Lithium in Drinking Water: Uncovering Links to Autism Risk and Environmental Factors

A study published on April 3 in JAMA Pediatrics is thought to be the first to recognize naturally occurring lithium in drinking water as a potential environmental risk factor for autism. “Any contaminants in drinking water that could impact the developing human brain warrant serious investigation,” stated the lead author of the study, Beate Ritz, MD, PhD, a professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of epidemiology and environmental health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

7 Wonders of Wellness: Unlock the Mediterranean Diet’s Life-Changing Benefits

7 Wonders of Wellness: Unlock the Mediterranean Diet’s Life-Changing Benefits

The Mediterranean diet is a dietary pattern inspired by the traditional eating habits of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy, Spain, and parts of France, North Africa, and the Middle East. It emphasizes the consumption of fresh, whole, and minimally processed foods, with a focus on plant-based ingredients, healthy fats, lean proteins, and a variety of herbs and spices.