Mental health boost with fewer jobless

Hong Kong - The mental health of citizens has improved this year probably due to a lower unemployment rate, the Equal Opportunities Commission believes. The commission carried out a mental health index survey on 1,000 respondents from July to ...

Sep 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Sibling bullying: What's the big deal?

Sibling bullying is a type of violence that is prevalent in the lives of most children, but little is known about it, researchers say. Clemson University psychology professor Robin Kowalski said the phenomenon has been overlooked. Kowalski and and ...

Sep 25

Categories: Bullying

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Yawning Not Contagious for Children with Autism

Boredom, tiredness, hunger and stress can all set off a yawn. People can even 'catch' a bout of yawning when they see or hear another person in the throes of the involuntary gesture, a phenomenon known as social yawning. Researchers speculate that ...

Sep 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Older Is Wiser, At Least Economically

The brains of older people are slowing but experience more than makes up for the decline, a University of California, Riverside assistant professor of management and several colleagues found when asking the participants a series of financially ...

Sep 25

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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The city that can't sleep

Up to 2.8 million people in Hong Kong suffer from some kind of insomnia. Anna Cummins takes a look at this exhausting problem and considers if our work-obsessed culture is slowly pushing us all towards a mental health crisis How did you sleep last ...

Sep 25

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind

Music can improve verbal IQ, aid in heart disease treatment, evoke colours in the mind and even help you see happy faces all around. Every fan of music knows the tremendous power it can have over both thoughts and emotions.

Sep 24

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The Pursuit of Hopefulness in Entertainment Media

Has a movie or TV show ever left you feeling happy or uplifted about your own life? Entertainment media provides a wealth of emotionally evocative content, but relatively little attention has been paid to the subject of media creating positive ...

Sep 24

Categories: Happiness

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How do you manage mental health issues at work for the benefit of all ...

When hotel manager Tony Wilson was asked to consider hiring people with a mental illness, he was a little reluctant. “At the start you think the worst of everything, don't you?” says Wilson, the general manager of Westwaters Hotel in Caroline ...

Sep 24

Categories: Workplace Issues

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First evidence that fear memories can be reduced during sleep

A fear memory was reduced in people by exposing them to the memory over and over again while they slept. It's the first time that emotional memory has been manipulated in humans during sleep, report Northwestern Medicine® scientists. The finding ...

Sep 23

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Targeted brain stimulation provokes feelings of bliss

It's hard to fathom how our subjective lives can be rooted in the spongy flesh of brain matter. Yet the reality of the brain-mind link was made stark half way through the last century by the Canadian neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield. Before conducting ...

Sep 23

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Stronger Sexual Impulses, Not Weaker Self-Control, May Explain Why ...

A recently published study strongly suggests men succumb to sexual temptations more than women — for example, cheating on a partner — because they experience strong sexual impulses, not because they have weak self-control. Previous research has ...

Sep 23

Categories: Infidelity

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‘Everyday sadists’ receive emotional boost from seeing others ...

Two new studies show that people who score high on a measure of sadism seem to enjoy pleasure from behaviours that hurt others, and are even willing to spend extra effort to make someone else suffer. New research led by psychological scientist Erin ...

Sep 23

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Online time can hobble brain’s important work

Contrary to common wisdom, an idle brain is in fact doing important work – and in the age of constant information overload, it’s a good idea to go offline on a regular basis, says one KTH researcher. Erik Fransén, whose research focuses on ...

Sep 21

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Discovery of a gene essential for memory extinction could lead to new ...

If you got beat up by a bully on your walk home from school every day, you would probably become very afraid of the spot where you usually met him. However, if the bully moved out of town, you would gradually cease to fear that ...

Sep 21

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Young Children Quickly Adopt Ritualistic Behavior, Study Shows

Although rituals such as shaking hands or saying, “bless you” after a sneeze don’t make practical sense, these arbitrary social conventions give people a sense of belonging in a particular social group. And according to a new psychology study ...

Sep 21

Categories: Child Development

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