mental health Tag

With houses stocked up on food supplies, sanitisation at its best, and plenty of precautions taken to ensure physical health, not a lot of people seem to be paying attention to the drastic impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the mental health of the people. Alisa Lincoln, a professor of Sociology and Health Sciences at Northeastern University talks about some simple measures that one...

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Addiction

According to the World Health Organisation, substance abuse refers to the consumption of psychoactive substances including alcohol and illicit drugs, leading to its addiction. This abuse also gives rise to certain cravings or strong desires to repeat the consumption and makes it easier for the person to persist in its use despite harmful consequences.   Institute of Urban Health Research of Northeastern University developed a new substance...

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Sports are an essential part of our lives. Even in today’s busy world, people still find out time to check out the sports section in newspapers and magazines. Daily sports shows also have high viewership. In more recent times, the requisite news has reached us on our cellphones. This helps us keep track of our favourite sports teams, stay up to date in the sports...

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Failure in science

Failure in science and research is inevitable. Though few scientists talk about their failures, the consensus of a nation admitting to or recognising failures is subpar. Every second a scientist experiences failure in their experiment. However, what many people don’t evaluate is the fact that science, its postulations, theories, and proofs are based on a countless number of failures out of which one success has...

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mental

People with poor reading skills are likely to be less healthy than those who read easily, according to Alisa Lincoln, an associate professor of Sociology and Health Sciences at Northeastern University. A concept new to many members of the healthcare community, there remains a significant amount of confusion surrounding it and its connection with healthcare outcomes and scant research is available on the impact of...

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Emotions

The realness of emotions has been a topic of debate among many psychologists for centuries. The idea of the discussion started with an article named ‘Emotions are real’ written by Lisa Feldma, a professor of Psychology at Northeastern University.   There always has been an argument regarding the portrayal of physiological factors corresponding to the feelings experienced by a person. There can be various examples such as...

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Veterans Day is one of the most famous  American Holidays that fall on the 11th of November each year. It celebrates the former and active US Members that were part of the war. It was originally known as Armistice Day and should not be confused with Memorial Day. With respect to this occasion, former US Representatives Chris Gibson and Seth Moulton shared their experience of...

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break-up

“Face it, don’t Facebook it”: one of the best advices the teens of Boston received on the issue and deals of break-up. At the Second Annual Break-Up Summit organised by Boston Public Health Commission’s Start Strong initiative in partnership with the Northeastern University, the teens all over the campus discussed about the varied way in which teens could end relationships peacefully and healthily. Communicating with...

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In this fast-paced life, stress tends to set into individuals quickly. In the current scenario, there have been multiple reports regarding disorders caused due to stress. It is normal for a human to react with strong feelings after the occurrence of a stressful event, but when the feelings don’t fade away with time it is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  There is a physiological perspective...

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Feelings

“People treat their feelings about the world as evidence for how the world really is,” said Lisa Feldman Barrett, a psychology professor. According to Barrett our emotions play a vital role in perceiving the world around us. If we are happy, anything around us looks good and positive. If we are unhappy the perception of our surrounding replicates our emotions and moods.   ‘Studying our emotional life’, an...

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