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World's biggest study of left-handedness

From Leonardo da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey, and from Napoleon Bonaparte to Jimi Hendrix the talents of left-handers have been celebrated across the generations.

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Stress disrupts our ability to plan ahead

New research from Stanford University has found that stress can hinder our ability to develop informed plans by preventing us from being able to make decisions based on memory.

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Gardening helps to grow positive body image

New research has found that allotment gardening promotes positive body image, which measures someone's appreciation of their own body and its functions, and an acceptance of bodily imperfections.

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How pets can be true lifesavers for seniors

(HealthDay)—Having a furry, fluffy or feathered friend can have a profound effect on seniors' mental health, possibly even helping prevent some suicides, new research suggests.

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Parenting in a pandemic: A child psychologist's 5 top tips

I am a researcher and clinical psychologist specializing in childhood disruptive behavior problems and when I first heard that schools in some parts of the country were closing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, my first ...

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Psychologists offer tips and resources for coping during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly and drastically changed day-to-day life in the U.S., causing fear and anxiety. Loyola Medicine clinical psychologists Elizabeth Simmons, PsyD, and Laura Wool, PsyD, provide tips for coping, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

People seek immediate solutions to cope with fear

The COVID-19 pandemic has evoked many emotions among people worldwide—none more prevalent than fear. These fears, according to University of Michigan psychology professor Joshua Ackerman, can be managed by finding activities ...

Oncology & Cancer

How we can better address stress during cancer diagnostic workup

Qing Shen's thesis aims to increase our understanding of cancer diagnostic workup, by investigating different stress-related health outcomes during the critical time period of cancer evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, and ...

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Nursing professor offers relationship advice during pandemic

With children out of school, parents working from home, and many family members and friends apart physically, COVID-19 has presented new challenges for both staying connected amid isolation and keeping healthy boundaries ...

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Revisiting the potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry

Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. In a commentary publishing April 2 in ...