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Enlightened Neurons: Effects of Meditation on the Brain and Body

Figure 1: Brain regions involved in the components of mindfulness meditation (Apollo Medicine, 2020) Abstract It has long been claimed that meditation and ancient breath-focused practices strengthened the mind. The beneficial effects of meditation have spurred a growing body of scientific research into its underlying psychological processes and effects on the central nervous system and […]

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How can exercise have an antidepressant effect on the brain through BDNF?

Abstract Regular physical activity has long been known to have positive effects on mood and mental health. In this study, the antidepressant effect of exercise in the brain of patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), which includes symptoms such as decreased mood and motivation caused by changes in the chemical molecules of the brain, was

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How should funding for research into post-ischaemic stroke treatment be prioritised?

Table of Contents Abstract 0 Introduction 1 Background 2 Natural repair mechanism following a stroke 2 Current treatments for stroke 4 Neurogenesis-promoting treatments 5 Monoclonal antibodies 6 Small molecule drugs 7 Growth factors 8 Stem cell therapy 9 Neural stem cells 10 Mesenchymal stem cells 10 Embryonic stem cells 10 Induced pluripotent stem cells 11

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Psychosocial Stress and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Diseases

Abstract There is a vast amount of research and analysis between the exact impact of stress on the human body, with a substantial amount of it exploring an association with cardiovascular diseases, see the details of the specialist to book an appointment. The review has examined some of the common psychosocial stressors such as the

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