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May 28, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Helping Cancer Patients Through Writing

May 28, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine looks at a novel intervention to reduce fear of progression and trauma symptoms in advanced cancer using written exposure to worst-case scenarios. “My study is about developing and testing a wholly novel intervention to reduce cancer-related trauma progression and fear of cancer progression (FoP) among adults with later-stage cancer,” study author Joanna J. Arch told us. “Specifically, we adapted a cutting-edge treatment for trauma in general populations to reduce cancer-related trauma symptoms and FoP in adults with advanced cancer.” [More]

May 21, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At The Mental Health Of Polyamorous And Ambiamorous Teens

May 21, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Psychology and Sexuality looked at polyamorous and ambiamorous adolescents. “This study examines the social and mental health experiences of polyamorous and ambiamorous LGBTQ+ adolescents (ages 12 to 17) compared to their LGBTQ+ peers,” study author Traci K. Gillig told us. “Specifically, the study tests for baseline differences in depressive symptoms and anxiety between these two groups and changes in these outcomes over time.” [More]

May 14, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Suicide Behaviours During Pandemic

May 14, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in The Lancet looked at non-fatal suicide behaviours across phases in the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain. “Our study investigates the incidence of non-fatal suicide behaviors in Catalonia, Spain, before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic,” study author Dr. Victor Serrano-Gimeno told us. “We aimed to understand the patterns and fluctuations in suicide behaviors across different stages of the crisis.” [More]

May 7, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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Is Heart Health Necessary To Maintain Cognitive Function In Middle-Aged Women?

May 7, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association looked at cardiovascular health, Race, and the decline in cognitive function in midlife women. “Based on our literature review, we hypothesized that cognitive function would decline in midlife,” study author Imke Janssen told us. “But that this decline would be observed in both Black and White women, would be slower for study participants with good heart health, and that the effect would be stronger in White compared to Black women.” [More]

April 30, 2024
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Wording On Social Media Can Influence Views On Mental Health

April 30, 2024 23:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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The wording of social media posts and messages can be enough to influence how people feel about mental illness and mental health treatment. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that students in college felt more optimistic about the chances of successfully treating mental health issues after they read social media posts that showed a “growth mindset”. [More]

April 30, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At The Benefits Of Brain-Gut Photobiomodulation

April 30, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders looked at how brain–gut photobiomodulation restores cognitive alterations in chronically stressed mice through the regulation of Sirt1 and neuroinflammation. “The study deals with how photobiomodulation using multiple modes of emission (Laser diode, IR LED and Red LED) in different tissues at the same time (gut-brain) exerts beneficial effects in a model of depression induced by chronic stress,” study author Albert Giralt Torroella told us. [More]

April 23, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks at Whether AI Can Predict Which Cancer Patients Will See A Psychiatrist

April 23, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in Communications Medicine looked at predicting which patients with cancer will see a psychiatrist or counsellor from their initial oncology consultation document using natural language processing. “Our study is about using artificial intelligence to predict which patients with cancer will see a counsellor or psychiatrist,” study author Dr. John-Jose Nunez told us. “We do this by using AI models to read the document an oncologist writes after the first appointment with a patient. The AI is then able to predict which patients will go on to see a psychiatrist or counsellor with accuracy above 70%.” [More]

April 16, 2024
by Patricia Tomasi

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Can A Simple Kiwi Improve Your Mood?

April 16, 2024 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition looked at the revelations of smartphone survey data concerning the timecourse of changes in mood outcomes following vitamin C or kiwifruit intervention in adults with low vitamin C. “This study analyses secondary outcomes from our main trial (KiwiC for Vitality study) published in 2020,” study author Professor Tamlin Conner of the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago told us. “The secondary outcomes used smartphone surveys of people’s mood every second day throughout the 8-week intervention trial.” [More]