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Blamed yourself on your poor sleeping habits or inability to fall asleep? – Look no further. A new study has found genetic links to insomnia, a disorder that prevents an individual from falling or staying asleep. This study identified 113,006 individuals with insomnia and found seven genes involved. There was also genetic overlap found with…

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Washing your hands may cleanse away germs, but it can also clean away mental guilt and old goals or habits. A new study where individuals were primed (as in, had an idea inserted into their unconscious mind) for a certain goal were more likely to forget about that goal after washing their hands, implying that…

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Everyone has had a time in their life where they’ve doodled in a notebook to pass the time. Well according to a new study, doodling actually causes increased blood flow to the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for managing our feelings and thoughts. The study contained artists and non-artists who both spent time drawing. It…

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Listening to music is a daily pleasure for many people, but actually playing a musical instrument can help combat cognitive decline. A recent study involving 32 young adults who listened to and played a Tibetan singing bowl showed significant changes in brain activity. When the participants played the musical instrument, it activated a variety of…

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For many women, giving birth is an exciting and life-changing experience, but for some, it doesn’t go without some repercussions. Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that many women experience after giving birth due to fluctuations in their reproductive hormones. Some symptoms of PPD are: low mood, anxious thoughts, thoughts of separating from family, and…