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August 27, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Why COVID-19 Made Us Panic Buy

August 27, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world, an interesting phenomenon was playing out in grocery stores. Panic buying. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world, an interesting phenomenon was playing out in grocery stores. Panic buying. Consumers, in the face of increasing uncertainty, began stockpiling in a buying frenzy that left the shelves bare. Now a study from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia may have an explanation for the behaviour. Unexpected certainty can cause us to change our behavior even if it isn't helpful. [More]

August 3, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Looks At Methods Of Relaxation To Reduce Stress For Healthcare Workers

August 3, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Occupational Health looked at physical relaxation for occupational stress in healthcare workers in a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. "Our study evaluates various physical methods of relaxation (yoga, massage therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, and stretching exercises) on their effectiveness in reducing work-related stress in healthcare workers,” study author Michael Zhang told us. [More]

May 31, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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COVID-19 Negatively Impacts Mental Health Of Residents And Staff Of Nursing Homes

May 31, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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COVID-19 has had a significant mental health impact on both residents and staff members in aged care facilities. Research published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found those working or residing in aged care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic are experiencing high levels of stress and negative mental health impacts. [More]

March 30, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Parents Report Worsening Mental Health In Teens One Year Into Pandemic

March 30, 2021 22:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the US, parents are reporting worsening mental health in their teenagers. The CS Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine found that almost half of parents have noticed a worsening or new mental health condition in their teenagers since the start of the pandemic. Three in four say the pandemic has negatively impacted the social interactions of their teens. [More]

March 16, 2021
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Time Spent Outdoors Could Counteract Negative Mental Health Impact of Pandemic On Teens

March 16, 2021 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Time spent outside and nature-based activities could counteract some of the negative mental health impacts of COVID-19 on adolescents. Researchers from North Carolina State University found that outdoor based activities helped teens cope with major stressors, and restricting such opportunities could have negative mental health implications. [More]

March 9, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Is The Pandemic Affecting The Well-Being Of Ethnic Minorities And Women?

March 9, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Understanding how the pandemic and the lockdown is affecting the mental well-being of people is crucial for researchers and scientists to understand as well as government and health care practitioners. A new study published in PLOS ONE Journal looked at COVID-19 and mental health deterioration by ethnicity and gender in the UK, specifically looking at how the mental health of UK women and ethnic minorities are being affected by the pandemic. [More]