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There is reliable scientific evidence by which yoga could help individuals with mental disorders.
Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how Syrian refugees are using exercise to improve mental health.
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Last year, two researchers flew to Gaziantep in southern Turkey, where about one in four people are Syrian refugees, to explore how exercise might help improve mental health.
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Journalists face psychological trauma from producing news even when they are distant from the scene of violent incidents. What can news organizations do?