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Listen to the silence, hearing nothing but the sound of your mind!




KARACHI: Bewildered by the noisy, distracting life, humans need to spend some time of peace and tranquility with him/herself!

As a matter of fact, rising noise pollution is taking its toll on individuals and its impacts are corrosive to health.

Lets learn about the importance of silence and how it affects our well-being.

Silence Releases Stress:

Yes, you have heard the true bit! Unwanted sounds could potentially trigger distress, sleep chaos, hypertension and even heart attacks.

Not to mention that blasting noise could snowball the levels of stress by releasing the cortisol hormone.

Whereas, silence on the other hand, can relieve tension and stress. A research concluded that two minutes of silence is better than soothing music to be relaxed.

Freshens Mental Resources:

These days, people have to perform many tasks in a single day, which results into making their attention resources worn out. As a result, they become tired and exhausted and are unable to focus on work.

Nevertheless, our brain can replenish its finite cognitive resources in the silent milieu. Be it professional and personal life, this helps coming up with creative ideas.

Lets Talk to Yourself:

As mentioned earlier, sometimes we want time to spend with our own beings. Silence leads us to the world of imagination and daydreaming about the future. It lets our mind wander. As a result, we tap into our inner thoughts, emotions, memoirs and ideas.

Rejuvenates Brain Cells:

It has been scientifically proven that two hours of silence every day could wreak the growth of new cells in the hippocampus, a major brain zone linked with learning, memory and emotion. 

Also, silence could prove to be beneficial for people suffering from depression and Alzheimer’s, which are connected with reduced rates of neuron regeneration in the hippocampus.

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Digital Revolution: 42% kids own their tabs, says report!




JAPAN: Savants on a daily basis reiterate that screen time is considered bad for individuals, particularly kids.

Nevertheless, a new report has revealed that around 42 percent children (8 years and above) have their own tablet devices.

So as to determine this, approx 1,454 parents have been canvassed in order to figure out how their kids use media. Their ramifications demonstrated that children tend to spend around 2 hours and 19 minutes with screen per day.

It has further been learnt that some 98 percent children live in a home with some sort of mobile devices and TV.

Experts also pointed out the rising trend to give kids their own smartphones or tablet in the study. Such devices are connected to wifi for playing games and using apps for educational purposes.

Some 67 percent parents, on the other hand, stated that their children use the tabs for educational and learning purposes.

However, they strongly opposed the idea by maintaining that parents should not give total control of these devices to their kids.

Connoisseurs further delineated that mobile would become the most important part of kids’ lives in the upcoming 10 years or so.

In another research, published in the journal Developmental Psychology, 3rd through 5th graders (aged 8 to 11 years) have been reported having TV or video games in their bedrooms, resulting into spending more time with media.

As a result, they were more likely to sleep and read less, which affected their grades in schools.

Also, such kids are highly likely to be exposed to more media aggression and tend to act more violently than children with no bedroom media.

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Can depression and anxiety cause migraine?




GENEVA: Excruciating migraine pain could be caused due to the consumption of additives like sweetener aspartame, salty & processed foods, hard drink or caffeinated beverages etc.

However, latest research carried out on approx 588 patients, asserted that recurrent migraines are triggered by anxiety and depression.

According to a study titled Headache, those people with poor sleep can come out with adverse depression and anxiety, resulting into mounting migraine.

Harboring on the subject, study’s corresponding author Dr. Fu-Chi Yang from Taiwan noted that their up shots strongly opined that sufficient medical treatment as to reduce headache frequency might push down the odds of developing severe warning signs of depression and anxiety among its patients.

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Want to stay healthy, live longer? Do household chores!




KARACHI: Be it house cleaning, mopping, washing clothes or ironing, ladies do not enjoy the household chores but we have to do that by any means.

What connoisseurs have discovered must be good news for housewives!

They asserted that household chores might help you in keeping fit just like exercise does. Not only this, but this might add years in your life span as well.

Academics have established that one out of 12 mortalities can be averted via doing just 30 minutes of physical activity:  either house-cleaning or walking to work five days a week.

So as to determine this, the investigators have been through the records of around 130,000 people, aged between 35 to 70 years, living in 17 different countries.

The contributors came from both poor and rich backgrounds.

Proving their findings on an international forum, researchers are of the view that bodily commotion could reduce odds of untimely demise and vascular ailment.

It is pertinent to mention here that the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests doing either 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week.

Unfortunately, approx a quarter of the world’s population do not fulfill this requirement.

Stressing upon it further, the lead study author from the Simon Fraser University in Canada, Scott Lear noted that the more people do physical activity, the less they prone to die prematurely or from the heart chaos.

Journal Lancet has run their ramifications.

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