Psychology & Psychiatry

Couples creating art or playing board games release 'love hormone'

When couples play board games together or take a painting class with each other, their bodies release oxytocin—sometimes dubbed the "hugging hormone." But men wielding paintbrushes released twice as much or more as the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Regular problem solving does not protect against mental decline

The well known 'use it or lose it' claim has been widely accepted by healthcare professionals, but researchers in the Christmas issue of The BMJ find that regularly doing problem solving activities throughout your lifetime ...

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Innovative board game to tackle malnutrition among older people

The University of Hertfordshire is celebrating the first UK Malnutrition Awareness Week, running 1-7 October 2018, with the launch of a new educational board game. The Food in Later Life Game will help people learn more about ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cooling down sibling rivalries when they heat up

(HealthDay)—Sibling rivalry—the jealousy and competition between your children—can start even before baby number two is born, according to experts at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital of Michigan Medicine.

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Using games to reduce drug errors

An educational board game designed to help frontline healthcare professionals to understand, recognise and minimise medication errors has been developed by Focus Games Ltd in partnership with academics from the School of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

With board games, it's how children count that counts

Teachers and parents like to use board games to teach skills that range from fair play to counting. When it comes to improving early number skills, a new report by Boston College and Carnegie Mellon University researchers ...

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Specially developed Wii games can help prevent falls

New research, launched today and funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), shows that playing video games can help older people improve their balance and make them less likely to fall.

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