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Is reconnecting with nature the key to our psychological wellbeing?

New research reveals that individuals who spend time in natural spaces report better physical and mental wellbeing as well as feeling connected to the...
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD approved by FDA

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD approved by FDA

A new programme will enrol 50 PTSD patients for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy following FDA approval. The non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) was recently granted...
Alzheimer’s research increasingly focused on links to sleep and other behaviours

Alzheimer’s research increasingly focused on links to sleep and other behaviours

Sleep and other behavioural topics are growing within Alzheimer’s disease research, according to a new report released by Elsevier. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and...
#MeToo movement gives effective spotlight on harassment, but not necessarily empowering

#MeToo movement gives effective spotlight on harassment, but not necessarily empowering

The movement amplifies previously unheard voices, however CMU analysis of the #MeToo movement media coverage shows accusers often depicted as weaker than alleged perpetrators. The...
Holocaust survivors experience life-long psychological & biological toll on brain structure

Holocaust survivors experience life-long psychological & biological toll on brain structure

Stress of Holocaust survivors has shown a lifelong and lasting negative impact on their brain structure, as well as potentially impacting their offspring. The novel...
Did you know that viewing pornography increases unethical behaviour at work?

Did you know that viewing pornography increases unethical behaviour at work?

According to Brigham Young University, employees who view pornography aren't just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they're increasing unethical behaviour. A study...
New study shows 72% suffer mental health issues following accidental injury

New study shows 72% suffer mental health issues following accidental injury

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week this week, National Accident Helpline conducted eye-opening research linking mental health issues with accidental injury. The figures have...
Women's negative weight-related attitudes may have been encouraged by celebrity fat-shaming

Women’s negative weight-related attitudes may have been encouraged by celebrity fat-shaming

Psychologists from McGill University found instances of celebrity fat-shaming that were associated with an increase in women's implicit negative weight-related attitudes. Celebrities, in particular, female...
Hypnosis therapy may be the new Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment

Hypnosis therapy may be the new Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment

According to MedUni Vienna, hypnosis therapy is still one of the most effective Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment methods and can also alleviate symptoms. Individuals who...
Fertility in women: psychological stress could massively reduce odds of conception

Fertility in women: psychological stress could reduce odds of conception

New study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds that psychological stress has the ability to reduce fertility in women. According to the Boston...
How different are the minds of procrastinators to the efficient minded

How different are the minds of procrastinators to the efficient minded?

Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, have identified two brain areas whose volume and functional connectivity are linked to an individual’s ability to control their...
Breakthrough findings suggest many brain disorders are genetically related

Breakthrough findings suggest many brain disorders are genetically related

The international ‘Brainstorm Consortium’ has conducted the first ever global study, finding a significant correlation of certain brain disorders to be genetically linked. Through analysing...

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