Today’s Solutions: January 19, 2022

Health

Finding good health news amidst a pandemic can be quite daunting. That’s not the case with The Optimist Daily, where positive news is in high supply. Our Health section covers the latest good news from the health sector, featuring solutions ranging from mental and physical health to immunity, nutrition, and cutting edge medical research.

New nasal spray treatment could help prevent Alzheimer’s

According to the World Health Organization, around 55 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. Although there’s currently no cure, researchers are unabatedly looking for treatments that could improve the lives of dementia patients and their carers. Working towards that end, researchers in Read More...

Does your outfit affect your sleep? Here are 3 Sleepwear tips from an expert

We’ve shared many stories about what to eat, drink, or do before bed to ready yourself for a good night’s sleep—but what about what you should wear? According to Nishi Bhopal, M.D., the influence that clothes have on sleep largely depends on the individual, however, there are a few things Read More...

How ketamine can help fight depression

Quick acting aid A recent review from the University of Exeter, has shown that the sedative drug ketamine, has therapeutic effects in regards to mental health. The study, published in BJPsych Open, analyzed 83 papers to conclude that the drug can quickly improve symptoms of depression and suicidal Read More...

Decline in orphanhood as HIV treatment increases

Sub-Saharan Africa was hit by an epidemic of HIV, starting from the 1980s. With it came death, resulting in an increase in orphanhood for the children left behind. Studies have associated individuals left in this situation with an increased rate of adverse mental and physical health Read More...

This simple exercise can improve your brain power

If squats are part of your daily routine, then we have good news for you! Doing just a few minutes of this resistance exercise can go a long way towards improving your brain power and making you smarter, according to recent research. Squats are often used by fitness trainers to improve strength Read More...

This Wednesday, embrace the Swedish winter tradition of “little Saturday”

In northern Sweden, where the winter season means up to 20 hours of darkness a day, staying positive during colder months is tough, but fortunately, residents of these parts of the world have come up with a variety of strategies to make winters more fun and cozy. One of these strategies is Read More...

6 ways to maintain mental health during unpredictability

It’s now 2022, and the world is still reeling from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The global crisis has taught us many lessons, one of them being the importance of resilience and maintaining our mental health, especially in exceptional circumstances. Here are six practices that will help you Read More...

A new approach to treating brain aneurysms

A brain aneurysm is defined as a weakness in a blood vessel. This area then becomes susceptible to filling with blood and creating a dome, just like a balloon. Causing increased pressure in the brain and loss of oxygen to the surrounding cells, leading to sometimes deadly outcomes. A wide-necked Read More...

New Jersey is first eastern state to start phasing out diesel powered trucks

In the latter half of December 2021, New Jersey became the first east coast state to begin the process of phasing out diesel-powered trucks (meaning anything bigger than a delivery van). The plan, which is based on California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule (ACT), is expected to roll out in 2025 and Read More...

Is journaling not your thing? Here are 3 alternatives

Cultivating a journaling habit has been proven to help deal with stressful times, boost creativity, and improve mental health in general. That said, some people just aren’t a fan of journaling—or, an individual’s appetite for journaling may change throughout their lives; perhaps as a child Read More...