URI professor warns: TV viewing likely to make you fear sickness

KINGSTON, R.I.-– September 30, 2010 – Watching television and its heavy dose of medical content in news and drama can lead to more concern about personal health and reduce a person’s satisfaction with life according to a new study out of the University of Rhode Island. The study, authored by Yinjiao Ye, assistant professor of communications studies found that TV … Read More

Feeling stressed? Go for a drive in the country, to the lake, or to the ocean.

Can’t go for a drive? Even looking at pictures or videos of these environments can reduce stress and make you feel more tranquil. That’s because tranquil scenes have a positive impact on the brain. New research, which was published in the journal NeuroImage, finds tranquil environmental scenes containing natural features, such as the sea, cause distinct brain areas to become … Read More