When headaches strike, many people reach for a painkiller. Probing the reasons behind the pain is often a better idea.
Our beliefs about our romantic partner act like a pair of tinted glasses that colour our experience of our partner.
People create beliefs about their romantic partner that affect how they respond to them and interpret their behaviour. These beliefs can act as rose-tinted glasses, or as a darker lens.
A new book presents burnout as a generational issue, but this is a trap.
Kenyan artist Allan Mwangi paints a mural of George Floyd in Kibera, Nairobi.
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Racism affects health and often leads to early death. We now know in greater and more alarming detail how this happens.
Making time to connect one on one is crucial.
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
Presidential pup Major Biden stretches his legs on the White House lawn.
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Research shows the presence of dogs increases overall human well-being, which can come in handy in high-stress work environments like the White House.
Families can prioritize learning more healthy ways to eat.
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Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Job cuts don’t necessarily mean there’s less work to do. Those who are are employed may be working harder than usual to pick up the slack, with less reward for their efforts — and it’s not good for their health.
Job seekers get tips at a career fair in Chicago (September 17, 2019).
The excitement or stress experienced by candidates can energize them and increase their chances of success, according to a new study.
It’s all about emotion.
One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.
People who already experience social barriers and poorer mental health status are especially vulnerable during a socially distant holiday season.
People in high-risk groups are already more likely to be experiencing negative mental health effects during the pandemic. Spending the holidays isolated from family and friends may make matters worse.
Alleviating major depression for the long term involves more than just drugs.
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Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
Tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) may help manage unpleasant emotions during lockdown stress.
As the world faces a second wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, we need new strategies to handle pandemic stress that go beyond basic self-care.
We found no link between smartphone use and mental health.
Previous studies showing links between smartphone use and poor mental health are based on flimsy evidence.
Over a year, the addition of plants caused a 6% decrease in stress levels.
Two planters added to bare front gardens had as much benefit as eight weekly mindfulness sessions.
A lone cyclist rides past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 10, 2020.
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University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
It’s hard to beat a good laugh with a friend.
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Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
A woman views a manipulated video that changes what is said by President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama.
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A philosopher writes about why many of us are feeling tired with the constant onslaught of information coming at us.
Hundreds of CBD products – including gummies – are now on the market.
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The jury’s still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.
Anti-racism protest, 2020.
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A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.