Among the natural sounds played the sound of water had the highest impact, followed by birdsong, then a mix of both.
The study demonstrated a reduction in the physical activity rates among the students by 46%, especially among those who were active before the pandemic.
Doctors elsewhere report similar surges, with children — some as young as 8 — deliberately running into traffic, overdosing on pills and otherwise self-harming.
In Japan, child and adolescent suicides hit record levels in 2020, according to the Education Ministry.
"Eating more green leafy vegetables and cutting down on red meat might be two key food elements that contribute to the benefits of the Mediterranean-style diet," said researcher Janie Corley from the University of Edinburgh.
A gene linked to unusually long lifespans in humans protects brain stem cells from the harmful effects of stress, according to a new study.
Pop star Lady Gaga has recalled the time when she was bullied in middle school. The singer kept her struggles hidden from loved ones, including her parents.
"Our results are important in this context because they show that being able to spend time outdoors under conditions of lockdown has a beneficial impact on psychological well being," said co-lead author Viren Swami, Professor of Social Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University.
Family pets help children better manage feelings of stress and loneliness, which have been greatly exacerbated by virtual schooling as a result of the pandemic, shows a new survey.
Pop star Miley Cyrus says she is suffering from anxiety as she self-isolated in her mansion amid the COVID-19 pandemic.