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Repressive methods used in training women's artistic gymnasts can be extremely harmful, study warns

Women's artistic gymnastics has attracted considerable attention at recent editions of the Olympic Games, thrilling huge crowds of spectators at the venue itself and gripping billions of viewers on TVs around the world. Murky ...

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Effect of workplace sound level on physiological well-being revealed in new study

The sound made by a refrigerator is just 50 A-weighted decibels. A ringing telephone generates 70 dBA, a leaf blower 110 dBA and a jet engine 150 dBA.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How do horticultural activities affect brain activation and emotion?

Research has confirmed that there are physical and mental benefits associated with performing horticultural activities, such as being in contact with soil and viewing plants. In addition, due to the rapidly increasing volume ...

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Children with tics can be helped by new online treatment

New research from the University of Nottingham demonstrates that online behavior therapy for children with tics, which is supported by therapists, is both effective, safe and could greatly increase the number of children ...

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Could vitamin D help ward off suicide?

A new study hints that treating low vitamin D levels with supplements might have a critical benefit for certain people: a decreased risk of attempting suicide.

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Research to reduce insomnia in autistic adults

Researchers from La Trobe University have conducted a world first pilot study investigating a sleep intervention for autistic adults, showing promising evidence at reducing insomnia and co-occurring anxiety symptoms.

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Postpartum depression is more than baby blues

Postpartum depression is real. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 out of every 10 new moms suffer from it. It's much more than what's called the "baby blues" because it lasts longer and tends to be more ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Overactive bladder prevalent in 6% of young adults

Overactive bladder (OAB) is prevalent in 6.0 percent of young adults and has a negative impact on mental health, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in the International Neurourology Journal.