Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coping with COVID stress: From pandemic brain fog to resilience

Everywhere you look, you're likely to see people facing an unprecedented amount of stress. With the COVID-19 pandemic comes a barrage of daily health anxieties, rising death tolls, increasing unemployment numbers, and physical ...

Health

How scent, emotion, and memory are intertwined—and exploited

"… I carried to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had let soften a bit of madeleine. But at the very instant when the mouthful of tea mixed with cake crumbs touched my palate, I quivered, attentive to the extraordinary ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psilocybin inhibits the processing of negative emotions in the brain

Emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and joy enable people to adjust to their environment and react flexibly to stress and strain and are vital for cognitive processes, physiological reactions, and social behaviour. The processing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nerve stimulation might ease fibromyalgia pain

(HealthDay)—An implanted device that zaps the nerves at the nape of the neck—shown effective in treating some people with migraines—may also help ease the ache of fibromyalgia, an ailment that causes widespread body ...

Health

Aromatherapy: more than just a pleasant scent?

(HealthDay) -- Aromatherapy is beginning to enter the medical mainstream, with groups as diverse as the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs touting the use of fragrance as a therapy that can ...

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