Psychology & Psychiatry

Do people become more religious in times of crisis?

Organized religion has been on the decline for decades in the United States. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers found that online searches for the word "prayer" soared to their highest level ever in over 90 ...

Health

Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you're stressed?

Increased consumption of flavanols—a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables—could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Living a stress-free life may have benefits, but also a downside

Stress is a universal human experience that almost everyone deals with from time to time. But a new study found that not only do some people report feeling no stress at all, but that there may be downsides to not experiencing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Bushfire volunteers need more support after answering the call

It's a largely overlooked aspect of mental health care that needs swift resolution—which is why volunteers are being asked by Flinders University's Professor Sharon Lawn and David Lawrence from The University of Western ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Social support may not ease menopause symptoms

People in menopause experiencing upsetting stressful events are more likely to have worsened menopause symptoms—and the level of social support they receive doesn't seem to moderate the impact on symptoms, according to ...

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