Mental Health News

CBD Oil May Reduce Stress in Dogs
calendar 27th February, 2024 | Jim Crocker

CBD Oil May Reduce Stress in Dogs

A study found CBD reduces stress in dogs during car travel, with significant behavioral and physiological improvements observed compared to a control group. The implications may be far reaching in terms of expanding CBD treatment beyond humans.

Walks in Nature May Ease Stress for Heart Disease Patients
calendar 21st February, 2024 | Greg Howard

Walks in Nature May Ease Stress for Heart Disease Patients

Exploring the intersection of climate and health, a new study evaluates how different walking environments impact stress responses in heart disease patients during rehab. By monitoring stress indicators, like cortisol levels, and cardiovascular responses to indoor and outdoor exercise, the research aims to enhance cardiac care in the face of a changing climate.

How "WKUP GT" herbal mix boosts focus and thinking post-lunch
calendar 19th February, 2024 | Jim Crocker

How "WKUP GT" herbal mix boosts focus and thinking post-lunch

A pilot trial explores "WKUP GT," a low-caffeine drink with carob, guarana, green tea, and elderberry, testing its ability to enhance post-lunch cognitive functions. Results suggest improved processing speed and memory, with increased multitasking abilities, sans the blood pressure spike common with caffeine.

How Feeling Rushed Distorts Our Big Picture Thinking
calendar 3rd February, 2024 | David Palenski

How Feeling Rushed Distorts Our Big Picture Thinking

Time poverty affects our cognitive processes, making us focus on minute details over overarching reasons, especially with 'have-to' tasks. Studies show intrinsic motivation may help retain a focus on the bigger picture amid the chaos of our packed schedules.

How Nature Views Affect Hospital Recovery Times
calendar 31st January, 2024 | David Palenski

How Nature Views Affect Hospital Recovery Times

Hospital design is embracing nature's healing effects through 'biophilic design', weaving natural elements into acute care settings. Studies reveal psychological benefits like reduced anxiety and depression, suggesting a dose-dependent relationship with therapeutic nature encounters enhanced by technologies like virtual reality.

Nature Outings Can Bridge Happiness Gaps Linked to Income
calendar 25th January, 2024 | Phil Stevens

Nature Outings Can Bridge Happiness Gaps Linked to Income

Delving into the power of nature as a societal equalizer, a study by the University of Vienna reveals that engaging with natural spaces can bridge the well-being gap between socio-economic classes, stressing the importance of accessible green spaces for all.

Being in Nature Boosts Your Mental Focus
calendar 24th January, 2024 | Greg Howard

Being in Nature Boosts Your Mental Focus

New research using brain scans reveals that 40-minute nature walks can enhance executive control in the brain, rejuvenating mental focus unlike walks in urban settings, offering clues into the brain's response to nature.

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