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Exercise (Physical Activity) Linked to Lower Depression Risk in College Students (2024 Study)

In a comprehensive study conducted within Shanghai’s Songjiang University Town, researchers embarked on an ambitious project to unravel the complexities of depressive symptoms among college students and to dissect the interplay between these symptoms and physical activity levels. Their meticulous approach utilized a blend of diagnostic tools and questionnaires to categorize depressive symptoms and measure …

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Psychobiotic “Lactobacillus plantarum” (JYLP-326) for Test Anxiety in Students (2023 Study)

Test anxiety among college students is a significant concern, affecting their mental and physical well-being. A new study suggests that a probiotic/psychobiotic intervention (Lactobacillus plantarum) could significantly alleviate anxiety, depression, and insomnia, with changes observed in the gut microbiota and fecal metabolites. Highlights: Prevalence of Test Anxiety: 20%-40% of college students experience test anxiety, often …

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StudentLife App Tracks Mental Health, Behavior, & Performance

Many smartphone apps have been developed to help us track our physical health. There are apps such as calorie counters, step-trackers, and ones that help us lose weight. These apps can be highly beneficial for maintaining optimal physical health. Although physical health is important, many people neglect keeping track of their mental health. Now there …

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