Exercise and Depression

Depression affects more than 264 million individuals globally. Research has shown that altered synaptic neuroplasticity plays a major role in the severity of depression, where those with a significant reduction in their synaptic plasticity have an increased symptomatic severity of depression. Physical activity, however, acts as a protective factor against depression – in fact, those […]

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How Penicillin in Early-Life Affects The Gut and Brain

In recent years there has been a significant global increase in the prevalence of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and ADHD. Though there are many explanations as to why this could be, such as; genetics, better surveillance and higher quality of healthcare, we can’t ignore how environmental factors also play a role. An environmental […]

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The Effect of Being a Morning Person on Mental Health

Waking up later in the day and going to bed in the early morning may seem convenient but research has shown that this can cause a dangerous circadian misalignment (this is when the timing between the endogenous circadian system and behavioural rhythms). This in layman terms is when individuals go against their natural internal body […]

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