How Yoga Exercises Its Positive Effect on Depression

Good News Notes: “Yoga appears to improve mood through increased activity of an amino acid neurotransmitter known to influence mood, anxiety, and sleep, a small randomized trial suggests. Investigators found yoga was associated with improved mood and increased levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).” “‘The study suggests that the…

Lincoln Children’s Zoo welcomes a new baby

Good News Notes: “Congratulations are in order for the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. On Friday, the zoo announced they’ve welcomed a new baby. For the first time, a Colobus Monkey was born at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. The baby was born in mid-January. Colobus Monkeys are an endangered species and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo is committed…

Neuroscience study finds evidence that meditation increases the entropy of brainwaves

Good News Notes: “New research suggests that the brain displays a similar pattern of chaotic activity during meditation as it does during the psychedelic experience. The findings, published in the journal Neuroscience, indicate that meditation is associated with increased brain entropy. ‘We are currently witnessing a major psychedelic renaissance, both in science and society. Psychedelics…

Meet Pancakes, the newborn sloth at the Staten Island Zoo

Good News Notes: “The Staten Island Zoo recently welcomed a new member to its growing family of sloths — Pancakes. The tiny Hoffman’s two-toed sloth was born Jan. 13 to mom CC and dad Sid at the Zoo. Pancakes, who currently weighs a whopping 1 pound, is the third baby born to CC and Sid….

Pompey teen has ‘miraculous recovery’ after crash, continues bowling

Good News Notes: “Shelby Miner had a legitimate shot at advancing to the State Tournament earlier this week. The 15-year-old bowler from Pompey has a bright future in the sport. Her mother watched nearby, taking in every moment as Shelby competed. Her mother didn’t know if she would ever bowl again. Shelby was involved in…

An eight-year-old’s act of kindness

Good News Notes: “Late Sunday night, the Binghamton Devils arrived back in town after a road win in Cleveland. With snow covering the Southern Tier, the team expected to clear off their cars on arrival, but instead they saw the task was done. During the B-Devils game in Cleveland, radio broadcaster Rob Lippolis put out…

Dual transplant patient makes donation to Ronald McDonald House

Good News Notes: “After receiving a dual organ transplant at Mayo Clinic, a man from the Washington, D.C. area and his wife are showing their gratitude. The couple, Ronald and Joanna High, made a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Friday morning. They have been staying in Rochester since early October, 2019. Ronald had been…

Justin Bieber Donates to Chinese Charity for Coronavirus

Good News Notes: “Justin Bieber is doing his part to assist in battling the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, the “Intentions” singer shared an intimate clip on Instagram addressing the global virus, revealing that he made a donation to a Chinese charity amid the crisis.” View the whole story here: https://people.com/health/justin-bieber-donates-chinese-charity-coronavirus-aid/