Philippines: Health professionals learn psychological first aid to ...

Using a train-the-trainer approach, Filipino health professionals took part in a one-day workshop to learn how teach others in their communities to provide psychological first aid to support typhoon survivors.

Dec 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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Does Mindfulness Meditation Training help adults with ADHD?

As aware­ness of ADHD in adults increases, so do efforts to develop effec­tive treat­ments for adults that can com­ple­ment, or sub­sti­tute for, med­ica­tion. One promis­ing treat­ment is mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion train­ing. In ...

Dec 11

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation

With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of ...

Dec 11

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health

Giving of yourself -- whether it be your time, energy or money -- isn't just a boon to those you're helping. A wealth of research shows that generosity can also have benefits for the receiver, ranging from a better outlook at your job, to more years ...

Dec 11

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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CHANGE HABITS: Breaking Bad Behaviours

A habit, either good or bad is an automatic behavior that we engage in without thinking. So how do we change it?

Dec 10

Categories: Addictions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Control Issues, Mindfulness

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How to Raise Thankful Kids

My husband and I are incredibly lucky to be able to give our son what he needs and often what he wants, and we are raising him in a wonderful town in which many families do the same. Yet he’s growing up in a bubble, and that terrifies me. If he ...

Dec 10

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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After touching men's underwear, women take bigger financial risks and ...

Across three studies, Anouk Festjens and her colleagues led over a hundred female undergrads to believe they were taking part in customer research for a clothing manufacturer. The women handled a pair of men's boxer shorts or a t-shirt and rated it ...

Dec 10

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What Brain Scans Reveal About Hurt Feelings

Almost every language in the world uses an expression similar to ‘hurt feelings’ to describe the emotional response we have to being rejected. The question is, why are rejections so painful? Among the various kinds of psychological injuries we ...

Dec 9

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Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent-Child Relationships

Research from North Carolina State University shows that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent ...

Dec 9

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Brain connectivity lends credence to the saying Men are from Mars and ...

A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that's lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about ...

Dec 7

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Depression during pregnancy may affect child's mental health

Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences for sufferers. But depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies. Children of depressed parents are at an increased risk of developing ...

Dec 7

Categories: Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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How Important are Dads to their Children?

Even with today’s technology, it still takes both a male and a female to make a baby. But is it important for both parents to raise that child? Many studies have outlined the value of a mother, but few have clearly defined the importance of a ...

Dec 6

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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More needs to be done to address Youth Mental Health Issues in ...

While a majority of children in Singapore have better material comforts than their counterparts elsewhere, studies on their mental health are not so encouraging. When some international surveys [read Gallup] proclaim that Singapore is the least ...

Dec 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Ten Good Reasons Why You Should Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an evolutionary paradox. In pre-historic times, periods of sleep would have been windows of opportunity for predators and periods of susceptibility to dangerous natural calamities. The chances of losing life for early humans during sleep ...

Dec 5

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Fear of being single leads people to settle for less in relationships

Fear of being single is a meaningful predictor of settling for less in relationships among both men and women, a new University of Toronto study has found. The results are published in the December edition of the Journal of Personality and Social ...

Dec 5

Categories: Fear, Relationships & Marriage

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