mental health

Nature Imagery Soothes Prisoners

Nature images, shown to people deprived of access to nature, can reduce tension and help defuse anger...

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How Much Does Your Mind Wander at the Wheel?

Mind wandering is common during driving ...

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Feel-Good Food: Eating Triggers Endorphins

Eating triggers endorphin release in the brain...

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Dance Away the Dementia: How Dance Maintains Brain Function

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain ...

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How Do Your Gut Microbes Control You?

Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol ...

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Stay or Go? Quitting a Relationship, the Scientific Way

Untangling what goes on when a relationship is being questioned...

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Tune in, Turn On, Don’t die with your novel still in you.

One man's wisdom is another man's trite platitude, but who wants to spend their life guarding dust?...

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How Intuitive Are You? (Whatever You Answered, You’re Probably Wrong)

People find it difficult to judge how good their intuitions are ...

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Alcohol Boosts Recall (and, Usually, Regret)

Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learning ...

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Get Over It! Achieving Freedom by Mastering Emotion

Between stimilus and response lies the opportunity for conscious choice...

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Beats Botox! Dog Walking Keeps You Younger Longer

Dog walking could be key to ensuring activity in later life ...

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Is Anxiety Stopping You Sleeping? Are You Sure? Really? Really?

The secret connection between anxiety and sleep ...

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Can’t Multi-Task? Quit Boozing

Cognitive impairments are an issue for many adult substance users...

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Mum-Shaming: Who does it most (and does it have any effect)?

Advice or abuse? Giving opinions on mothers' parenting skills can have unintended consequences...

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Meditate Your Way to Better DNA

Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress, new study suggests ...

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Rejection, Dismay, Heinous Feels: The Tragic Fallout of Being Phubbed

Ironically, people 'phone snubbed' by others often turn to phones or social media for acceptance...

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Grass Roots and Green Shoots: At Jeremy Corbyn’s Allotment

What's mostly green but red all over? ...

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Woman of Substances (Jenny Valentish)

Addiction isn’t gender neutral, and neither is mental health....

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Thash Why Ish Called Hash: Recreational Cannabis and Gum Disease

Recreational cannabis, used often, increases risk of gum disease ...

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Stronger, Bo(u)lder: Rock Hugging Against Depression

Bouldering envisioned as new treatment for depression ...

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Making People Feel Bad… can be GOOD for them?

Making people feel bad can be a strategy for helping them ...

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Energy Drinks? Screentime? What’s Keeping young Adults Awake at Night?

Loneliness in young adults linked to poor sleep quality ...

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Are You Getting Enough? (Sleep): Sleep Patterns and Sounds

Associating sleep sounds with sleep patterns provides a whole new prospect of sleep diagnostics....

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Mastering Fear: A User Guide

What if fear could be used not as a wall, but as a gate? ...

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‘With Deep Regret’ (for about ten minutes): Teachers’ Resignation Letters

Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education ...

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Forewarned is Forearmed: Vulnerability to Psychosis and How to Detect It

Vulnerability to psychosis: New methods show how to detect it ...

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Can Music Ever Be Sustainable?

Pop music can create not just idols, but shaman-like figures who help us negotiate our way through life and death. How do we keep it coming?...

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An Active Sex Life Makes Happier Workers

Maintaining an active sex life may lead to improved job satisfaction and engagement in work ...

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Brainbeans! Caffeine Could Help Diminish Dementia

Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia...

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Waiting (and waiting) for My Man: Marine Snails as Opioid Alternative

An alternative to opioids? Compound from marine snail is potent pain reliever...

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