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December 31, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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More Than One Husband Can Be Advantageous According To New Study

December 31, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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If you’re wondering what new year’s resolutions to make, you might want to consider adding another spouse or two. According to a recent study of 2000 participants over two decades living in Tanzania, multiple husbands can be advantageous to women and children when times are difficult. While this scenario might not exactly play well in most relationships today, it seems that in that remote village in East Africa where the study took place, having an extra spouse can be a buffer in economic and social crises and help children live longer. [More]

December 27, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Predicting Loneliness with FitBit Data

December 27, 2019 14:55 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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A recent study in JMIR found that data from Fitbit and smartphone devices could help identify college students experiencing loneliness. The results suggest “fine-grained behavioral features” from mobile and wearable devices can distinguish between high and low levels of loneliness. Students [More]

December 24, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Mom Pens Book To Help Other Moms Going Through Postpartum Depression

December 24, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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After Ivana Poku became a mom, she was astonished and shocked by the reality of motherhood. “It was nothing like I had expected,” Poku told us. “I remember I could not wait to meet my twin boys and experience this immediate rush of love people were talking about. However, when that moment came, I felt nothing. I was glad they were ok. I was glad to have them, but there was no rush of love, no pure happiness, no fireworks. Immediately, I felt like a complete failure. And it didn’t get better from there.” [More]

December 20, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Facebook Encourages Private Mental Health Conversations

December 20, 2019 08:05 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Facebook rolled out new photo filters and stickers to “act as an invitation for friends who might be struggling to reach out for support through Messenger.” This is meant to be a tool to encourage users to connect with friends online about mental health. But there are concerns about passive data collection on different platforms, such as Facebook, so it is debatable whether this will help or hurt mental health. [More]

December 17, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Autistic Adults Think They’re Bad People, New Study Finds

December 17, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to the World Health Organization, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) begins in childhood. One in 160 children worldwide has been diagnosed with autism. But since autism was only recognized as a disorder in 1980, there are many adults who went through childhood without a diagnosis and without help. Now, a new study thought to be the first of its kind examining an autism diagnosis exclusively in middle age, found that adults diagnosed with autism in their fifties grew up believing they were ‘bad people’, ‘alien’, and ‘non-human’. The study is published in the Journal of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine [More]