Mental Health

Tunes in the car: why music is a must for young drivers


Driving is “absolutely impossible” without music, suggested the findings of a new study led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. The novel study was published in the journal Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. “To young drivers 18-29, music in the car isn’t just entertainment, it’s part of their autosphere whether they’re alone or not,” said Prof. Warren Brodsky, director of the BGU Music Science Lab in the Department of the Arts. “They are so used to constant stimulation and absorbing great amounts of information throughout the day, that they don’t question how the type of tunes they play might affect concentration, induce aggressive behavior, or cause them to miscalculate risky situations,” added Brodsky. “As the fastest growing research university in Israel, BGU provides studies that give us great insight into the causes and effects of human behavior,” said …

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    Happy childhood? No guarantee for good mental health..

    While it’s widely known that a difficult childhood could increase the likelihood of mental illness, a new suggested that a happy and secure childhood does not always protect a child from developing a mental illness later in life. The findings of the study were published in the journal titled ‘Current Psychology’. Conducted in partnership with the University of Canberra, the study examined how early childhood experiences relate to different developmental pathways, and how these might be associated with poor mental health. Given that both positive and negative childhood experiences were found to manifest as anxiety or other mental health disorders into adulthood, researchers believed that it is our ability to adapt – or rather not adapt – to unexpected scenarios that might be influencing mental health. In Australia, almost 50 per cent of the population will experience mental illness at …

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      Stress is why teachers quit during lockdown

      Stress was the most common reason teachers cited for leaving the profession before and during the pandemic, according to a RAND Corporation survey. The survey was conducted of nearly 1,000 former public-school teachers. Three of four former teachers said work was often or always stressful in the most recent year in which they taught in a public school. In fact, teachers cited stress nearly twice as often as insufficient pay as a reason for quitting. Most former teachers went on to take jobs with less or equal pay, with 3 in 10 taking jobs with no health insurance or retirement benefits. COVID-19 appears to have exacerbated teachers’ stress. Almost half of the public-school teachers who left the profession early and voluntarily since March 2020 listed COVID-19 as the main reason for their departure. COVID-19 has elevated stress by forcing teachers …

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        ‘Heartbreaking’: Akshay Kumar mourns demise of Sandeep Nahar


        February 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of his ‘Kesari’ co-star Sandeep Nahar.The ‘Pad Man’ star shared a picture of the late actor on Twitter and said that he was heartbroken by the news of Sandeep’s demise. Akshay also recalled the memories of shooting with the late ‘MS Dhoni’ actor and stated that he remembers him as a smiling young man who was passionate about food. The 53-year-old actor wrote, “Heartbreaking to know about #SandeepNahar’s passing away. A smiling young man passionate for food as I remember him from Kesari. Life’s unpredictable. Please seek help if ever feeling low. Peace for his soul.”Sandeep died by alleged suicide at his residence in Mumbai’s Goregaon area. According to the police officials, a case has been lodged and the matter is being probed. His wife told …

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