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1 in 4 College Students Really Stressed Out by 2016 Election: Survey

Posted 1 day ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 – For some college students in the United States, the 2016 presidential election triggered significant distress symptoms, a new survey suggests. Nearly 800 students were surveyed at one university. One-quarter suffered distress levels similar to what's seen among witnesses to a mass shooting, researchers said. Such stress can interfere with daily tasks, including academic ...

Take 10 for Mindfulness

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 – Feel yourself being pulled in a million directions and losing track of what's really important? The meditative practice called mindfulness can help you get centered and re-focus on what's meaningful to you. And it doesn't take time that's already in short supply on your busy schedule. You can reap the benefits in less time than it takes for a coffee break. Mindfulness ...

What Kids -- and Parents -- Fear Most at the Doctor's Office

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 – Fear of doctors is common among American preschoolers, and a trip to the pediatrician's office can cause equal anxiety for Mom and Dad. Half of 2- to 5-year-olds are afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new survey of 726 parents. And some kids get so upset that 1 in 5 parents say they find it hard to concentrate on what the doctor or nurse is saying. Some also ...

It Just Doesn't Pay to Be Nice, Study Finds

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – When it comes to money, nice people really are more likely to finish last, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 3 million people and found that those who were nice were at increased risk for bankruptcy and other financial problems. Why? They just don't value money as much as other people do, according to the study published Oct. 11 in the ...

Sit-Stand Desks Good for the Mind. What About the Body?

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – "Sit-stand" desks can get office workers on their feet more often – and improve their well-being along the way, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when they swapped out traditional office desks for sit-stand versions, workers stayed on their feet for an extra 80 minutes on the average workday. And over one year, that translated into lower levels of anxiety ...

Tips for Enhancing the Spa Experience

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Oct. 8, 2018 – While a weekend (or longer) retreat can be very rejuvenating, day spas have made it possible for almost everyone to enjoy a short escape from life's stresses. Take these simple steps to make the most of the experience. Identify all the day spas within a comfortable driving distance and then compare their menu of services to see which one offers what you want most. Your day ...

Science Says 'Hug It Out'

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 – Hugs. Everyone knows they feel good, but new research shows they really can take the edge off of interpersonal conflicts. Assessing more than 400 adults, scientists found that getting a hug on the day of a conflict was linked to smaller drops in positive emotions and a smaller rise in negative ones. The feel-good effects also appeared to linger into the following day. ...

Health Tip: Spend Time Outside to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Posted 3 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Spending time outside will help reduce stress and anxiety, the American Heart Association says. It may also boost feelings of happiness and improve your mood, the AHA says. Here's its take on how a walk in the woods can help tame a few of life's stresses: The hustle and bustle of an urban environment invites stress and anxiety. By escaping to nature, you can calm your nerves with quiet sounds ...

Health Tip: Spend Time Outside to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Posted 3 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Spending time outside will help reduce stress and anxiety, the American Heart Association says. It may also boost feelings of happiness and improve your mood, the AHA says. Here's its take on how a walk in the woods can help tame a few of life's stresses: The hustle and bustle of an urban environment invites stress and anxiety. By escaping to nature, you can calm your nerves with quiet sounds ...

AHA: Common Treatment for AFib May Also Lower Anxiety, Depression

Posted 18 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Levels of anxiety and depression seen in people who have a common heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation may be affected by how the heart condition is treated, a new study suggests. Past studies have shown that anxiety, distress and depression are common among people with AFib. The new Australian study, published Tuesday in the ...

1 in 3 College Freshmen Faces Mental Health Woes

Posted 13 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 – More than one in three first-year college students around the world struggle with a mental health disorder, new research suggests. "The number of students who need treatment for these disorders far exceeds the resources of most counseling centers, resulting in a substantial unmet need," said study author Randy Auerbach, of Columbia University in New York City. ...

1 in 5 College Students So Stressed They Consider Suicide

Posted 10 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 – College can be so stressful that many students think about killing themselves, and some even try, a new study suggests. Among more than 67,000 students surveyed, over 20 percent said they experienced stressful events in the last year that were strongly associated with mental health problems, including harming themselves and suicidal thoughts or attempts, researchers ...

Acing Intro to College Life

Posted 9 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Sept. 9, 2018 – Starting college can be daunting, but there are a number of things new students can do to ease into this experience, a psychologist suggests. "As freshman – and their parents – begin the first semester of college, it's important to realize that not all learning takes place in the classroom," said Luis Manzo, executive director of student wellness and assessment at St. ...

School Kids Need Supervision After Classes End

Posted 26 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Aug. 26, 2018 – As parents send their kids back to school, they need to remember the school day includes the hours before and after classes, a leading pediatrician's group says. Children in grade school and middle school require supervision, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). An adult should be available to get them ready and off to school in the morning, and to ...

College Grades Low? Try a Different Seat in the Classroom

Posted 25 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 – Students headed off to college will soon be spending many hours in cavernous lecture halls, and new research suggests that where they sit may help predict their final grade. British researchers examined students' reasons for choosing certain seats during a lecture and found that many preferred sitting with their friends. Others wanted to either attract or avoid the ...

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