Medications

Can over-the-counter pain meds influence thoughts and emotions?

Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies. Examining ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

True happiness isn't about being happy all the time

Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its science of happiness, human potential and flourishing. It argues that psychologists should not only investigate ...

Health

Is back stiffness just a trick of the mind?

Is back stiffness all in the mind? New scientific evidence from a University of South Australia researcher shows – for the first time – that feelings of back stiffness may purely be a protective mechanism to avoid further ...

Health

Partners of miscarriage sufferers 'ignored'

The partners of women who miscarry often feel invisible, ignored and sidelined during and after miscarriage – and unable to talk about their own feelings of loss and pain – according to new findings from UCL and the Miscarriage ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The How-to Parenting Program improves the mental health of children

While children of all ages will be heading back to school in a few days, a new study from the Université de Montréal may encourage their parents to return to the classroom themselves ... at least for a few evenings! The ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pain can be a relief

When something causes less pain than expected it is even possible for it to feel pleasant, a new study reveals. These findings may one day play a key role in treating pain and substance abuse.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain stimulation may buffer feelings of social pain

Accumulating evidence suggests that certain brain areas involved in processing physical pain may also underlie feelings of social pain. But can altering brain activity in these areas actually change how people experience ...

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