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How to consider nature’s impact on mental health in city plans

Interacting with nature is starting to be recognized as one way to improve mental health.

24 Jul 2019 Science Advances

Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing

Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study.

13 Jun 2019 Scientific Reports

Global burden of mental health in conflict settings

People living in countries that have experienced armed conflict are five times more likely to develop anxiety or depression.

11 Jun 2019 The Lancet

Night owls can ‘retrain’ their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits - could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress.

9 Jun 2019 Sleep Medicine

Daily meditation app may improve focus and memory

Several minutes of daily meditation training, using a closed-loop app over a 6-week period, improves the attention span of healthy young adults.

3 Jun 2019 Nature Human Behaviour

Support needed for multiple-birth families to improve outcomes

The first-ever international collaborative report has compared the experiences of multiple-birth babies and their families to single-birth families.

26 May 2019

Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?

500 years after his death, King's College London researcher Professor Marco Catani suggests the best explanation for Leonardo's inability to finish projects is that the great artist may have had Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.

23 May 2019 BRAIN

Contact with nature during childhood could lead to better mental health in adulthood

Adults who had close contact with natural spaces during their childhood could have a better mental health than those who had less contact.

21 May 2019 International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health