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Animals Ease Patients’ Pain

Animals Ease Patients’ Pain

Visiting a doctor’s office can be stressful. Very often, patients don’t know what to expect. They may be in pain or they may anticipate having to endure painful medical procedures. Fortunately, scientists are finding natural ways to provide comfort. New research shows that dogs can be used to manage pain. Several medical professionals conducted this [...]

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Healing PTSD with Games

Healing PTSD with Games

Video games may prove to be essential for American soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder that develops as a result of a traumatic experience. New research shows that these games can help with two conditions that have been linked to PTSD: traumatic brain injury and flashbacks. In October 2011, scientists published [...]

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Can Games Alleviate Anxiety?

Can Games Alleviate Anxiety?

Games may be helpful for children suffering from anxiety and depression, according to research published last year. In the study, Game-Based Biofeedback for Paediatric Anxiety and Depression, M. Knox and five other scientists reported that children responded favorably to video games utilizing biofeedback devices and techniques. During eight sessions, M. Knox and colleagues tested twenty-four [...]

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The Facts About Anxiety

The Facts About Anxiety

Anxiety has been around since the beginning of human civilization. However, it was not until recently that so much focus has been put on it. Anxiety is generally characterized by an overwhelming feeling of fear, nervousness and worry. For some anxiety comes and goes; for others it can be a debilitating condition affecting almost every aspect of life. Anxiety before taking a test or a big interview is normal; everyone experiences this kind of worry. It is when the anxiety won’t leave even when you’re at home when it becomes a problem. Anxiety can manifest itself in many different forms.

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Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

Own a Pet? You May Have a Healthier Heart!

It’s well known that owning a pet has many health benefits. However, a new study reported in the American Journal of Cardiology shows that pet owners with chronic ailments may even have healthier, more adaptable hearts. The study followed people with conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol and found that they had more changes in heart rate than people without pets during the same period of time, indicating that they were more adaptable and would therefore less likely to be less taxed under certain circumstances; for instance, high-stress situations.

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The Facts About Anxiety

The Facts About Anxiety

Anxiety has been around since the beginning of human civilization. However, it was not until recently that so much focus has been put on it. Anxiety is generally characterized by an overwhelming feeling of fear, nervousness and worry. For some anxiety comes and goes; for others it can be a debilitating condition affecting almost every aspect of life. Anxiety before taking a test or a big interview is normal; everyone experiences this kind of worry. It is when the anxiety won’t leave even when you’re at home when it becomes a problem. Anxiety can manifest itself in many different forms.

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Can Meditation Reduce Work-Related Stress?

Can Meditation Reduce Work-Related Stress?

We live in difficult times. Employees work harder than ever and have fewer opportunities. That’s what the market research firm, Harris Interactive, found after questioning over 1,500 American workers.

Harris published these findings in a survey that the firm conducted for the American Psychological Association.

According to the survey, thirty-six percent of American workers are stressed out.

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What is Acne?

What is Acne?

Acne is one of the most common skin problems. We have all had a pimple or two at some point. But, for some people, acne is more problematic.

When people have excessive pimples or blackheads, it’s known as acne. Acne occurs when sebaceous glands (glands in the skin) secrete an oil called sebum. This oil clogs your hair follicles, trapping dirt and dead skin and leading to acne.

Acne is not only experienced on the face. Other common areas include the neck, chest, back, and shoulders.

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Can Alcohol Make Dating More Difficult?

Can Alcohol Make Dating More Difficult?

If you’re a single man, you’ve probably gone to bars or night clubs. You’ve probably checked out the women there, too. Maybe you were nervous and had a few drinks to work up the courage to mingle.

You may even have thought that one particular woman seemed interested in you. When you approached her and introduced yourself, she may have rejected you.

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Stress Less About Money this Year

Stress Less About Money this Year

According to a survey from the National Mental Health Association, finances were listed as the #1 stressor, afflicting nearly half of Americans (48 percent). With health issues ranked the #2 stressor, it is highly likely that there is a strong correlation between the two, and alleviating one may subsequently improve the stress and anxiety caused by the other.

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