Boost your mood with emotional brain training

It’s all about releasing negative emotions to make room for positive actions. (Charles Postiaux/Unsplash/) After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to your mental health, and develop some healthy ways to manage the pressures going forward. Brain science has led […]

Modification of the oxytocin gene is correlated with personal distress, an emotional response related to empathy, scientists show — ScienceDaily

Our ability to feel and understand the emotions of others, or “empathy,” is at the core of our prosocial behaviors such as cooperation and caregiving. Scientists have recognized two types of empathy: cognitive and affective. Cognitive empathy involves understanding another person’s emotions on an intellectual level, taking into consideration someone’s situation and how they would […]

Food allergies take a greater emotional toll on Asian families

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill (November 13, 2020) – Studies have shown that food allergies negatively affect the quality of life of those who suffer with them. A new study being presented at this year’s virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals the impact on food allergy quality of life (FAQOL) […]