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Psychiatrists emphasise on balanced reporting of news related to the Pandemic

On Wednesday, a group of psychiatrists released a letter requesting the media to restraint the coverage of news related to the Coronavirus pandemic. The group urged that reporting must be done without compromising on the facts but reports of shortage of oxygen/ medicines, clips of dead bodies etc. can have an adverse impact on people psychologically. “We are sure that reporting on sensitive issues, especially during this time of difficulty ...

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Listening to music around bedtime can disrupt sleep, suggests a study

New research has shown that listening to music around bedtime can disrupt sleep. Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University, researched how sleep patterns are affected by music and especially stuck songs. The results of the study were published in the ‘Psychological Science’ journal. The research was focused on investigating the link between sleep and listening to music, with emphasis on a rarely studied mechanism ...

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Studies reveal link between COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease-like cognitive impairment

New research led by Cleveland Clinic has discovered the mechanisms of Covid-19 that can lead to Alzheimer’s like cognitive impairment. The study published in ‘Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy has shown a similarity between Coronavirus infection and brain changes that happen often in the case of Alzheimer’s.This finding may be helpful in risk management and forming therapeutic strategies for cognition associated with Coronavirus. “Identifying how Covid-19 and neurological problems are linked ...

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