The World Health Organization (WHO) has included ‘gaming disorder’ as a serious mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Gaming disorder is officially considered to be serious since excessive priority is given to gaming over other everyday activities.
The brain is the most difficult part of the body to assess especially the level of signaling molecules called cytokines. Cytokines are secreted by glial cells, which could make up nearly 90% of all brain cells. Cytokines play a key role in controlling moods, cognition and behavior, which directly influences mental health.
For Mental Health Month, (HABRI) - The Human Animal Bond Research Institute summarized the recent scientific research on the mental health benefits of the human-animal bonds to raise awareness for people who may benefit from animal companionship therapy. HABRI is a non-profit organization that funds research into the health interest of human-animal interaction. A recent study has uncovered new benefits for stress, depression, post-traumatic stress and for managing mental health.
In some cases, there are people who dislike being constantly happy. This condition is termed as ‘Cherophobia’. It comes from the Greek word ‘Chairo’ which means ‘I rejoice’. This condition is not categorized as mental disorder. But as per the reports of Healthline, few medical experts describe cherophobia as a form of anxiety.
Last week Medibio, a company focused on how biometric markers impact mental health, launched a new app that integrates with the Apple Watch. The app works with the watch to collect biometrics, such as heart rate and then lets users see these markers in conjunction with their mental and overall health.
Today, Digital behavioral health company, Lyra Health announced that it has raised $45 million in Series B funding in a new financing round including Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital, Crown Ventures, and Casdin Capital, as well as returning funders Greylock Partners, Venrock, and Providence Ventures.
Healthcare is such a massive space, one that takes up a sixth of the entire U.S. economy, that just one small piece of that pie can be extremely lucrative. Take diabetes, for example, where there has been a slew of different companies tackling that problem, and raising money in the process, including Glooko, Omada Health, Siren and Virta Health.
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