Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on December 12, 2019 Anyone who has ever been around a lot of green is absolutely aware of the benefits it can have on your overall health. Not only can plants brighten up your surroundings, but they can also lift your mood as well. From acting as solutions to various health problems to a mood-lifter, these green wonders can help relieve digestion problems, relax your anxiety levels and soothe your burns; to name a few. Different plants have varied properties which make them beneficial on so many levels. Be it a flowering plant, a moss or a vascular plant, plants play multifaceted roles of food, medicines, non-food products and also for aesthetic pleasure. Science proves that interacting with plants, both indoors and outdoors, is beneficial to one's physical and mental health. Irrespective of age, the benefits can be reaped by planting some in your garden or keeping some on your work desk. In the recent years, there … [Read more...] about Did You Know That Indoor Plants Are Good For Your Mental And Physical Health?
Home Health Wellness Wellness ians-Lekhaka By Lekhaka on May 31, 2017 Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say. The findings showed that abnormal increases in night temperature by 1 degree Celsius can translate to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals per month in the US. If climate change is not addressed, warmer temperatures could cause six additional nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals by 2050 and approximately 14 extra nights per 100 by 2099, the researchers said. "Sleep has been well-established as a critical component of human health. Too little sleep can make a person more susceptible to disease and chronic illness, and it can harm psychological well-being and cognitive functioning," said lead author Nick Obradovich, postdoctoral student at Harvard University. "What our study shows is not only that ambient temperature can play a role in disrupting sleep but also that … [Read more...] about How Climate Change Affects Your Sleep & Overall Health
The winter holidays are around the corner, and we’re already imagining what our family dinners and ski resort outings will look like through the latest Instagram filters, or how many likes and followers we might earn over the break. Meanwhile in the UK, a new study on the compulsive urge to take selfies seems to lend scientific clout to a new phenomenon termed selfitis, which had initially been reported as a hoax that has since gone viral. Source: faking news Reporting on the study by Janarthanan Balakrishna and Mark Griffiths published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, the press is quick to feed current moral panics on epidemics of narcissism and low self-confidence among today’s youth. But what do scientists actually say? It is important to consider that scientific studies reported in the press are often simplified to a few decontextualized points, which the public will then remember in an even more simplified … [Read more...] about Selfitis: Fake News or Mental Illness?
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Staff By Dr. H. PARAMESH on June 29, 2016 The carbon dioxide emission in the atmosphere is the major source of global warming and it enhances the greenhouse effect as well. During the pre-industrial time, the carbon dioxide gas was mainly emitted from the respiratory tracts of animals, from volcanic eruptions, decomposition of dead material, burning and forest fires. However, today, burning of fossil fuels, exhaust of fumes from rapid urbanisation, increase in the density of pollution, deforestation and intense animal agriculture can also lead to the rapid emission of carbon dioxide gas. The dramatic change in the global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration coincides with the start of the industrial revolution in the mid 1800s, when burning of large quantities of fossil fuels became a prominent feature in the global climate. The increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can prolong the flowery season and increase the … [Read more...] about Climatic Change And Its Ill Effects
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Staff By Super on October 13, 2008 NY-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has released a report listing 12 germs that could spread into new regions because of climate change, with potential impacts to human and wildlife health, as well as global economies. 'The Deadly Dozen: Wildlife Diseases in the Age of Climate Change', provides examples of diseases that may spread as a result of changes in temperatures and precipitation levels. The best defense, according to the report's authors, is a good offense: wildlife monitoring to detect how these diseases are moving so health professionals can learn and prepare to mitigate their impact. The report was released at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain. "The term 'climate change' conjures images of melting ice caps and rising sea levels that threaten coastal cities and nations, but just as important is how increasing temperatures and fluctuating … [Read more...] about 12 Deadly Diseases Worsened By Climate Change Enlisted