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Exposure to nature necessary for children’s wellbeing

The presence of greenspaces is strongly associated with improved physical activity and mental health outcomes in kids, according to a massive review of data from nearly 300 studies
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Brain waves can reveal where your mind meanders

Tuning out the external world and allowing thoughts to move freely promotes relaxation and exploration, findings suggest
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What we hear depends on what we expect to hear

Neuroscientists show that not only the cerebral cortex but the entire auditory pathway represents sounds according to prior expectations
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New understanding of brain’s fear response

A deeper understanding of the brain's fear response mechanism could lead to better ways to help people with anxiety disorders, says new research
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Does COVID-19 increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease?

Is the world prepared for a wave of neurological consequences that may be on its way as a result of COVID-19? This question is at the forefront of research underway at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.
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Obesity during pregnancy may impede fetal brain development

Mother's obesity may play a role in fetal brain development, suggests new research
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The importance of childhood connection to natural world

Children who feel a stronger connection to natural world are more likely to work towards protecting it, a new review has found
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Your eyes are the window to your past trauma

Your eyes can reveal if you have suffered a traumatic experience in the past, reveals a new study by Welsh academics
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Novel treatment for newborn babies needing emergency blood transfusion

In the first-of-its-kind study, a study suggests that the mother’s blood could be life saving for her newborn baby, even if the mother has a different blood group compared to the newborn baby
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Why the timing for taking your medicine matters

How the planned use of time in medicine and synchronised dosages help tackle illness effectively

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE!

Until the pandemic is declared to be over always:

  • Wear a proper face mask when stepping out
  • Maintain a distance of six feet
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; Use a hand-sanitiser when outdoors

If you have COVID-19 or suspect that you do, but have mild symptoms, including mild fever, tiredness, dry cough or sore throat, you should self-quarantine right away.

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