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Why Getting Off My Mental Health Meds Was a Bad Idea
I created this artwork while smack-dab in a low mental health place over the jummer. My anxiety was causing my hand to no-joke shake with the paint brush in it,...

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:00:28 +0000


The 7 Types of Sugar Daddy Relationships
Contrary to popular belief, being a sugar daddy isn’t a one-size-fits-all gig. According to a new study, published in the journal Sociological Perspectives, there are seven types of these “sugar”...

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:00:37 +0000


Intrusive Police Stops of Youth Can Lead to Traumatic Stress, Stigma
New research, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, finds that young people who have been subjected to intrusive police stops are at risk of heightened emotional distress. According to...

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:27:10 +0000


Poor Health in Pregnancy Tied to Infant Sleep Problems
Some infant sleep problems may have more to do with the mother’s well-being during pregnancy than with parenting style, according to a new study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute...

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:09:13 +0000


Does Yo-Yo Dieting Drive Compulsive Eating?
New research on rats seems to find a connection between yo-yo dieting and compulsive eating. According to researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), a chronic cyclic pattern...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:00:52 +0000


Osteoarthritis May Play a Role in Social Isolation
When older adults become socially isolated, their health and well-being can suffer. Now a new study suggests a link between being socially isolated and osteoarthritis (arthritis), a condition that causes...

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:01:19 +0000


Hope Can Aid in Recovery from Anxiety Disorders
New research suggests hope is a trait that can predict resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders. In a new study, clinical psychologist Dr. Matthew Gallager and colleagues examined the role...

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 18:47:22 +0000


Excessive Brain Activity Linked to Shorter Life Span
Video: New research links excess neural activity — the flickering light seen in this image — to reduced longevity. Credit: Yankner lab, Harvard Medical School. The brain’s neural activity —...

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 11:00:13 +0000


Exercise Can Now Be Prescribed Like Medicine for Cancer Patients
It is well known that regular exercise can help prevent and treat many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of physical activity for cancer patients....

Sun, 20 Oct 2019 00:26:59 +0000


Physical Activity During Lessons Can Boost Learning
Students who take part in physical exercises like running in place during school lessons do better in tests than students who stick to sedentary learning. A meta-analysis of 42 studies...

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:00:55 +0000


Emotional Eating After Bad Breakup May Not Lead to Weight Gain
Going for that pint of ice cream after a bad breakup may not do as much damage as you think. A new study shows that despite the emotional turmoil, people...

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:00:57 +0000


Is a Gray Rock Strategy Advisable?
One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a “gray rock,” meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don’t feed their needs for drama...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:26:38 +0000


Extended Hormone Therapy During Menopause Aids Cognition
Emerging research suggests a longer period of estrogen replacement therapy provides a prolonged cognitive benefit. However, investigators acknowledge that the risk-to-benefit balance of hormone therapy use is complicated and must...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:30:13 +0000


Solitary Confinement Tied to Greater Risk of Death After Prison Release
Prisoners who are held in restrictive housing (i.e., solitary confinement) face an increased risk of death after their release, according to a new study led by researchers from the University...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:00:03 +0000


Slower Walkers Have Older Brains and Bodies at 45
A new study shows that people with a lower walking speed at the age of 45 have accelerated aging of both their bodies and their brains. Using a 19-measure scale,...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:30:37 +0000


Rest After Trauma May Help Decrease PTSD Symptoms
New research suggests a period of rest following a traumatic event can help reduce the subsequent development of involuntary “memory intrusions,” a frequent symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder. Memory intrusions...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:00:59 +0000


Two-Year-Olds From Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to Have Language Difficulties
Two-year-olds from disadvantaged backgrounds are three times more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas, according to a new Scottish study published in the journal...

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:30:06 +0000


How Technology Is Breaking Down Barriers Around Mental Health
We love to put things in boxes. Broccoli goes in the good box. Cake goes in the bad box. Water is in the good box. Soda is in the bad...

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:30:54 +0000


What I Do When Anxiety Infects My Favorite Relaxation Tool  
I was on my belly, my cheeks snug against the massage table’s doughnut pillow, my muscles getting nudged this way and that, when the gal doing the magic asked this...

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:06:46 +0000


Teamwork in the Workplace
There aren’t many companies out there today that rely solely on individuals working independently. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a job interview didn’t ask a question along the lines...

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:00:15 +0000