Listening to birdsong appears to have a positive and significant impact on mental health and mood, new research suggests. Investigators found that people who listened to recordings of birds singing experienced a significant reduction in anxiety and paranoia. In contrast, the researchers also found that recordings of traffic noises, including car engines, sirens, and construction, increased depressive states.
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Listen Up: Birdsong May Calm Anxiety, Paranoia
RE: What are the ACOG/SMFM guidelines for prevention of cesarean delivery (C-section)?
@mala Cesarean deliveries were initially performed to separate the mother and the fetus in an attempt to save the fetus of a moribund patient. They subsequently developed to resolve maternal or fetal complications not amenable to vaginal delivery, either for mechanical limitations or to temporize delivery for maternal or fetal benefit.
What's the Magic Number for Sleep?
Consistently sleeping 7 hours per night was associated with optimal cognitive function and mental health for middle-aged adults, a new study found. Sleep disturbances are common in older age, and previous studies have shown associations between too much or too little sleep and increased risk of cognitive decline, but the ideal amount of sleep for preserving mental health has not been well described, according to the authors of the new paper. In the study published in Nature Aging, the team of researchers from China and the United Kingdom reviewed data from the UK Biobank, a national database of individuals in the United Kingdom that includes cognitive assessments, mental health questionnaires, and brain imaging data, as well as genetic information.
RE: Depression in Older Adults: Unrecognized, Untreated
@srabani The researchers sought to estimate the prevalence of depression and depression treatment in a population-based sample of individuals aged 60 to 101 years and to identify the individual profile of those who received treatment. The study included 3084 individuals without dementia who were participants in the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care in Kunsgholmen (SNACK-K) in Stockholm between 2001 and 2004. Study participants were examined by experienced physicians who carried out a general medical examination and a semistructured psychiatric examination that included ratings of current psychiatric signs and symptoms according to the Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale (CPRS).
RE: Toxic Metal Exposure Tied to Subclinical Atherosclerosis: New Insights
@shatabhisha Arsenic and cadmium can be found in tobacco, food, and water, while titanium is primarily derived from dental and orthopedic implants, pacemaker encasings, cosmetic products, and some food. The scientific evidence supporting that arsenic and cadmium have adverse clinical cardiovascular effects is strong and was, thus, not surprising. The results for the femoral territory were specially exciting; in addition, we have newly identified titanium exposure as a potentially relevant atherosclerosis factor.
How to manage pneumonia?
Hello, my mother is suffering from pneumonia. How to manage pneumonia? What are all the treatment options? Please leave your comments on this issue.
RE: What to do in gynecomastia?
@shyamali Gynaecomastia can be caused by an imbalance between the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen. Oestrogen causes breast tissue to grow. While all men produce some oestrogen, they usually have much higher levels of testosterone, which stops the oestrogen from causing breast tissue to grow.f a GP thinks you need treatment, they may recommend:
surgery to remove the excess breast tissue
medication to adjust a hormone imbalance