Psychology & Psychiatry

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.

Health

Microbes could influence your desire to get outside

Ecology researchers at Flinders University (Australia) and the University of Sheffield (UK) have proposed the "Lovebug Effect," which suggests that microbes could theoretically influence us to spend more time in nature while ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Reducing problem behaviors for children with autism

Self-inflicted injury, aggression toward others and yelling are common problem behaviors associated with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. These actions can result from the child being denied attention ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Ecotherapy aims to tap into nature to improve your wellbeing

As many as one in six adults experience mental health problems like depression or anxiety every week. And not only is mental ill-health one of the most common causes of disease worldwide—it's also on the rise. Finding ways ...

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