Psychology & Psychiatry

Lonely? These odd rituals can help, study finds

If you dunk a tea bag repeatedly into your mug or open a cream-filled cookie to lick the filling, you might find coping with pandemic isolation a bit easier than others.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers study role culture plays in feeling sick

The physical and mental sensations we associate with feeling sick are a natural biological response to inflammation within the body. However, the strength and severity of these sensations go beyond biology and may be affected ...

Health

Supporting menstruating girls: Are we making progress?

Attention to menstruation and its relationship to girls' schooling is gaining ground, yet many challenges remain. Interventions have often focused on developing WASH —water, sanitation and hygiene—infrastructure and menstrual ...

Cardiology

Native Hawaiians lowered blood pressure with hula dancing

Native Hawaiians who participated in a blood-pressure-lowering program incorporating their cultural dance of hula lowered their blood pressure more than those who received standard education on diet and exercise, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How where you're born influences the person you become

As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism of Spartans with the more indulgent and free-thinking citizens of Athens.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Examining toddler temperament around the globe

How do parents' cultural values affect their babies' temperament? Maria (Masha) Gartstein, professor of psychology, is on a multi-year quest to find out.

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